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Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Type: Brewery, Bar

45 Industrial Way
Buellton, California, 93427
United States

(805) 694-2252 | map

Food available for purchase at adjoining restaurant.

Added by t0rin0 on 01-15-2011

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4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

It's located in an unassuming, non-touristy area of Buellton. This place has undergone an evolution of sorts, with more change expected in the near future. It's owned by a local person, which has it's advantages (e.g., in touch with the community) and disadvantages (e.g., less aggressive with investment for expansion). There have been recent additions of brewing equipment, which has made an already cramped space even moreso. When I first starting patronizing the brewpub (sometime around February 2011), there were never more than a handful of people there. With the beer's exploding popularity, it's nearly impossible to find a seat now on a weekend. The wait staff is always patient and attentive. However, there simply may be too few of them to handle the demand at times. The overall pleasant and patient personality of the wait staff parallels that of the manager, Dave, who is a British gentleman who has experience in the brew pub industry.

Fig. Mtn.'s mug club was a brilliant idea and has morphed into it's own fraternal sub-culture. There is certainly some envy of club
members without the conceit from members. There's plenty of
social involvement--even among members and non-members. While membership is exclusive, it is not necessarily the result of VIP, power, or wealth. It's more due to luck, being in the know, and perhaps being in the right place at the right time. The way it's been explained to me is that nearly immediately after the brew pub opened in Fall 2010, the waitlist for the mug club was pages deep.

Pints of anything Fig. Mtn. has are available. They have bombers to take with you and they also sell growlers at a reasonable price. But, the sampler flights are very popular. Particularly among non-mug club members and tourists. This gives you the unique opportunity to try all of Fig. Mtn.'s offerings for a very fair price.

Now, the brewer. AJ Stoll, a Santa Cruz Banana Slug and former dorm room homebrewer is a genius. He has created one of the most remarkable collections of artisan beers in America and, perhaps, the world. This is one of those rare occasions where a local business owner pairs up with a subject matter expert who likely far surpasses any expectations the owner had at the business's inception. Good for them and great for us, the consumers.

Lastly, I like that Fig. Mtn. is in an anonymous area of town, but I think a move to larger and, unfortunately, a likely more visible area is inevitable.

The Buellton rivalry (Fig. Mtn. v. Firestone-Walker) is on like Donkey Kong!

ADDENDUM: Figueroa Moutain has now added a beer garden to the east side of their building. All outdoors with some grass, fire pits, adirondack chairs, picnic tables, umbrellas for shade, a bocce ball court, horseshoe pits, and a stage for live music. This has immensely improved the atmosphere, hence my increase in the rating, in addition to the space issue that was becoming a problem. This has been an excellent addition.

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More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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4.97/5  rDev +20.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Really nice place for high quality beers and excellent vibe. We stopped off before hitting our hotel for a few beers. We had the Danish Red, Black IPA, Imperial Brown and Bohemian Pils. All were solid with the Black IPA being outstanding. We will be back.

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Photo of Intlpostman
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Camillo
4.74/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Krusty71
4.93/5  rDev +19.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Teen-o
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerBucks
3.61/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

The main brewery is a must stop if you are in the area. They usually have at least 10 of their beers on tap and some bottles for purchase to go. There is seating inside and patio seating outside. I believe they offer tours of the brewery at certain times. Service has always been pleasant but it can take a while to get beer if they are busy.

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Photo of torr99
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of smb
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Photo of My-glass-half-full
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Great service and complementary tastings on mid-day weekdays.

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Photo of Orthodoxkardia
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Maybe not my favorite beers ( nothing to complain about, they're tasty enough) but the staff was excellent. Would come back just for the service... And beers.

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3.5/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of aquazr1
3.49/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of teraflx
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of HobbNobber
4.74/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Absolut
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Visited the Santa Barbara location. Full selection of the beers while watching nfl football. Ordered food through bartender from lucky penny which has great pizza. Excellent afternoon of beer and food. Great service.

A must if you are in SB and looking for some beer.

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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.68/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. in Buellton, CA
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