Sequoia Brewing Company

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Sequoia Brewing CompanySequoia Brewing Company

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1188 E. Champlain
Fresno, California, 93720
United States

(559) 434-2739 | map

The second outpost of Sequoia Brewing Company. This is a satellite taphouse serving beers from the other Fresno location.

Added by ThreeWiseMen on 12-02-2008

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of evanwoertz
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of locoformavs
4.01/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Martin_carvalho
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Photo of dutesanch
4.01/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of busternuggz
3.39/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Went on a Wednesday evening. A cheesy ski lodge decor, big bar, comfortable enough tables. It was a little too warm for me inside.

I tried a sampler of their 10 regular beers and the beer of the month, a double pilsner. The beers were pretty average. The pilsner was probably my favorite, and the red IPA, porter, and double pilsner were pretty good.

Service was good. My waiter was friendly and attentive, and my dishes were cleared reasonable fast.

The beer selection is a little repetitive (I think there was two pale ales and two or three wheat beers), and pretty standard styles.

The best part for me was all you can eat ribs for $11.99 (which is only Wednesday nights). The ribs were tender and delicious, with a pretty good tangy sauce. Came with some delicious chili beans and grilled veggies.

Come for the pils, stay for the ribs.

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Photo of andjlepp
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

I have been to both of the restuarants. The one on Chamlain. is a nicer facility but both are great places to go. The beer is brewed at the one on Olive and sent to the one on champlain. The beer is solid but not spectacular. I find the monthly specials (usually stated on flyer on table) to be better and a bit more special then the regular beers. I have yet to try any food item from there that I did not enjoy. With the new additions to the eating areas, it offers a more quite setting on band nights to sit in away from the loud music. Always had fast and polite service, although some of the servers don't have much knowledge about the beers they supply. Also the serving size is bigger then most, so the food to price ratio is very good.

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Photo of VegasBill
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

This is located in an area of Fresno with middle to upper middle income homes so sort of built in success. The decor is like a mountain lodge so I like it, sort of a comfortable feel. For beer I tried the Pils, which was very good my sort of Pils and the Mount Whitney Ale which was also good. For food I tried the "award winning" fried pickles. Now I am a big fried pickle fan and these tasted OK but some were bit size and some not. So the bigger ones required me to take a bite and every time the whole pickle came out, half in my mouth and half not. I had a whole pile of half empty breading on the corner of my basket.
The service was terrible, the bartender was dealing with a full bar and in front of the bar a bunch of tables pulled together and this was 16 people. I looked around and there were plenty of servers just standing there doing nothing, so poor management.

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Photo of californiakulak
4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This place is very near my house and I frequent it. The place is decorated like a mountain lodge. Lots of pine. The beers are actually pretty good. Their General Sherman IPA is excellent. In October they had a pretty good Octoberfest. They also have a very good happy hour and specials during sporting events. The food is typical bar and grill food. Lots of sandwiches. Their fish n chips are pretty good.

Pretty soon they will start to pour their barley wine which is one of the best that I have ever tried. So if you find yourself lucky enough to be in Fresno stop by for a beer or two.

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Photo of gabeerfan
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This location is in a suburban strip mall and can be a little difficult to pick out when driving by. Inside is decorated in a kind of Rocky Mountain ski lodge kind of way.
When we went, the bar was full and we pretty much only wanted drinks. We sat at a table and ordered appetizers (fried pickles outside the South, who knew?).
The initial service was slow, but friendly and he didn't let us go thirsty for long. The place was a bit busy, so that could explain some of the slow service. The servers also seemed pretty young and may still be learning the business. As the evening wore on, a live band appeared making conversation difficult. That was our cue to leave after we finished our drinks.
Selection seemed quite good. About 10 beers on tap since the selection is shared between the 2 locations. Nothing was "OMG, WHY DON"T THEY BOTTLE THIS?" good, but the quality was pretty good for most of the beers. The wife and I split a sampler of all the beers on tap and I settled on the Moto Pale Ale and she had the IPA. While I know the General Sherman IPA was named after the tree, I just couldn't order one since I am from Atlanta. It was a tasty beer, though. The hybrid hefe/pale was tasty and the del Oro Mexican beer was completely forgettable.
The only food we had was the fried pickles. While tasty, they were different than what I'm used to in Atlanta. Other food looked pretty standard for a suburban hangout. Burgers, wings, steaks, etc. Nothing seemed too expensive.
Overall, not a bad place for a quick beer or two.

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Photo of OStrungT
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

This place is pretty much the same as the Tower location on Olive. It is located in a ritzy area. Lots of nice cars, and expensive shops nearby. The insice looks like a ski lodge. Mountain decorations, logging stuff, and what not.

The beer selection is the same as the other location. They often have a pretty good seasonal, but most of their selection is slightly boring. It is a balanced selection though. An IPA, a pale Lager, a Wheat. Standard pub drinks. Get what ever seasonal, those are the best.

The food is the same menu as the other location as well. Standard pub fare. the fried artichoke hearts are pretty good. I think most of the food is a little overpriced, and not the best out there.

The staff is friendly, and slightly knowledgable. They could know more, but in Fresno, beer knowledge is at a minimum. The service is fast, and courtious.

The price is a little high. If you dont make happy hour, it can be pricy.

Overall: This place is decent for the area. It could be better, but it is what it is. I have been to this location a few time, but I perfer the other location. This place is a little out of the way.

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Visited the Champlain and Perrin location in north Fresno (not the Tower District brewpub at 770 E. Olive).

Atmosphere: While the outer appearance matches the rest of the buildings in the strip mall, the interior is reminiscent of a rustic log cabin. Wood and cobblestones everywhere! There's a good crowd there every night, and it feels very homey and welcoming.

Quality: This is a quaint, well-decorated, brewhouse. Everything inside is pretty nice. However, the beer is usually served too cold, and the only available glassware is pint glass or mug. Call me nit-picky, but those two things (especially the beer temperature) are pretty annoying.

Service: Most of the people who work here are pretty young (probably college students), and they're all pretty friendly. Beer knowledge is pretty low, but the service is very quick and attentive.

Selection: Probably fifteen or so beers on tap. All but two or three were brewed on site, with those outliers being Bud Light, Coors Light (I think), and something else. There are always 2-3 seasonal/rotating beers being offered, and those are almost always top-notch. The regular offerings are all quite good too. Most of the beers offered are American styles, though there are occasional exceptions: ESB, doppelbock, scotch ale, RIS, etc.

Food: Standard pub grub; nothing special. If you get a chance, scan the menu for the Mighty Yeti - it's a trip!

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Sequoia Brewing Company in Fresno, CA
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