Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
3.77/5
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

45 Industrial Way
Buellton, California, 93427
United States

(805) 694-2252 | map
figmtnbrew.com

Notes:
Food available for purchase at adjoining restaurant.

Added by t0rin0 on 01-15-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
110
Ratings:
1,360
Reviews:
244
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
3.94%
 
 
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
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 ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev -1.5%

I can't stop in any town in America without paying a visit to a local brewery, and of those in Santa Barbara, this is the one I was most interested in checking out.

When I arrived with the family, the place was packed and a band was rocking out, making for a very loud establishment. No biggie, but surprising considering it was the afternoon.

As I usually do, I start with a flight for myself and find the sweetest beer available for my wife. My wife wasn't crazy about the wheat beer I chose for her, but I found plenty to like with the flight. Based on what I recall and a little help from the Untappd app, here's my impression of the beers I tried:

Lizard's Mouth- A Double IPA. I enjoyed this and found it very easy to put back. It was well-balanced and, surprisingly, wasn't the typical West Coast Hop Bomb. It was still very approachable. 4/5

Monkey's with Typewriters Rye- As the name suggests, this is a rye, and a decent one. My recollection is that I wasn't getting the rye spice that I wanted and that the hops were pretty subdued as well. Still, it was good enough. I gave it 3.5/5

Stearn's Irish Dry Stout- This isn't a style I don't see too much, but I did enjoy it. I recall a strong dark malt presence and hints of coffee with almost no sweetness. 4/5

Big Cone Black Ale- This was good and it required a second, full, pour. A moderately hoppy beer with dark malts that provided some hints of chocolate and toffee. 4/5

Davy Brown Ale- This was a run-of-the-mill brown ale. I enjoyed it, but didn't find anything unique about it. 3.5/5

Also, while up north in the town of Cambria, I had a pour of Fig Mountain's 3rd Anniversary Stout. The beer was very robust and complex in its flavors, with lots of oakiness, chocolate, vanilla, toffee and coffee notes (it's a stout and I believe it's aged in bourbon barrels, although I didn't detect a lot of bourbon notes, but I'd just had a Bourbon County before trying this). The beer was tasty and I'd certainly have enjoyed more, but when I was at the brewery they only had it in bottles and it was selling for $23. Whoa! Fig Mountain, I like your stuff, but there are a number of barrel-aged imperial stouts I like much more and some as cheap as $9 a bottle, so I couldn't justify this price. Anyway, the beer has sold well, so the locals are happy.

Finally, the service was friendly enough, so no complaints there. I don't recall seeing food, so beware coming hungry.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BeerBucks
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of bradybeer
4.97/5  rDev +22.4%
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 mig100
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of AlexM
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of LakerLeith
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Retsinis
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Figeroa Mountain Brewing Co, in Buelton on Industrial way, just off the 246. If your near Solvang, the Firestone Walker tasting room, and or Anderson's Pea Soup, then your a mile or two from this brewery.

I believe they have been open just over 1 year. Anyhow, visited back on Labor Day Weekend with family & friends. We actually just walked from our camp ground at Flying Flags RV park, since it was 1 mile flat away. Place is towards the end of the road, on the right, in a rather large industrial warehouse, so seems they have room to grow. The space inside is decorated in a sort of old west/shed sort of way, with wood, aluminum siding for roofing over the bar, and a display on the history of barbwire, the west, etc.

The food is actually catered from the next business over, so menus of what can be delivered are around the tasting room.

There are about a dozen plus tables in the space, and they could probably fit about 50 or so inside. We all enjoyed the taster flight, which included a decent range of beers, from a oatmeal stout, brown ale, red ale, DIPA, IPA, pale ale, and pilsner. Would have like to see a bit more variety, such as maybe a barley wine maybe, but all the beers offered are also bottled I believe, so seems there model is to match that. They have a Hefe, so maybe other Germans styles will be made in the future (Dopplebocks, Kolch, or others perhaps?)

Pints, growler fills, and bottles are also available. Service was great, quick, friendly & attentive.

I enjoyed most of their offerings. Not yet world class in my humble opinion, (though they have won some medals, FWIW) but good, & above average, and another small local craft brewery, welcome for the area. Also happy that my local bar, which is not 2 hours away from me as this place is, has recently started to carry fresh kegs of their beers from them too.

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Photo of HippieDave56
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of AleHunter805
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of the_encinitan
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Teen-o
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of LADaveBN
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.25/5  rDev -20%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of shoegueuze
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

The interior of this place is quite nice, good wood motif, decent amount of seating and to-go bottle list selection was also cool. Few of the pluses: They do flights for $8 for four 4. oz pours (which is a good deal imo). They also sell a lot of the bottles they're pouring there. If they don't have bottles of it this place has a crowler canning machine and the beertender informed me they would do fills of any of their beers on draught (though that some would be pricier than others, obviously.)

The cons of this taproom are the location, there's just nowhere to fucking park! My father and I came on a Monday around 1 PM in the afternoon and there was literally NO parking. I would expect it on a Friday evening but at this hour it's a bit ridiculous. I feel like in order for this taproom to truly be good it would need to move somewhere where there's enough parking or buy up some more space for parking because the inconvenience of getting to this taproom makes me not want to return.

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Photo of aquazr1
3.49/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Skunkdrool
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of GeorgeH
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of teraflx
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of BryanCDM
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Orthodoxkardia
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
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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Photo of Intlpostman
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

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Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. in Buellton, CA
3.77 out of 5 based on 1,360 ratings.
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