Humboldt Brews

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3.45 w/ 44 Ratings

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

856 10th St
Arcata, California, 95521
United States

(707) 826-1734 | map

Humboldt Brewing company was founded in Arcata, California in 1987. They brewed the famous Red Nectar and Hemp Ale until 2000 when they moved the brewing process to Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Paso Robles, California. In 2003, the Humboldt Brewing Company stopped all operations and closed it's doors.

At that time, the majority of the employees formed Humboldt Brews LLC and opened for business in March 2004 as employee owned. In 2007 we had a major remodel to our building and revamped our menu to bring a higher caliber of locally grown food choices.

Humboldt Brews still serves Red Nectar and Hemp Ale along with most beers from the Humboldt area breweries. With 20 beers on tap, you're sure to find a cold beer you'll love. We hope to see you soon.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by flexabull:
Photo of flexabull
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

A little boring and stale looking inside, could use some more character, decorations and ambiance. I was visiting on an early Saturday afternoon for lunch so that could be why it was kind of slow. But it does look like it would be a good place to see a band. (they had lots of concert posters on the walls)

Quality was pretty good, quite a few locals, and some other nice Northern California beers.

Service was good, our server was quick, friendly and attentive. He also happily got me a sample of a brew that was new to me.

Selection was solid, 20 taps with a nice variety. But no real great standouts.

Food was quite good, had some very tasty honey chpolte wings.

Prices were fair, this is a place worth checking out if you are looking for a good meal and a brew in Arcata.

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Photo of stevepat
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Not a bad spot to watch some sports and get a brew. They have tons of taps but usually I find that I can't get too excited about the selection. I joke with lots of other brewheads in the area that it's almost as if they are trying to select 20 beers that won't really appeal to anyone. But in the grand scheme of the local scene it's a good spot for a decent beer while you catch a game on their lots of tvs. Also they have pinball

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Photo of Jortonsbeer
4.39/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Bar food, although I think about the fish and chips fondly. My wife is a vegan, loved the shroom burger.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Although not a brewery anymore, this isn't a bad place to have a few. Seemed like a lot of locals enjoying themselves. I'm sure if I lived close by I'd fall right in line.

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Photo of 31Sam13
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Photo of hobojon
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Had beer on tap, watched live shows and eaten multiple times each. They do not brew beer here!

Beer- 20 taps rotating. Highlights include a $3.50 12 oz pour of Mirror Mirror. Includes local beers, seasonal beers, and beers like Stella Artois (which they served with a lemon without asking). Great selection for the average beer drinker but not a beer destination. Once I got served a 14oz "pint" but they were really busy and I never brought it up. It seems they have a few 14oz glasses mixed in with their pint glasses.

Food- 1/2 pound burgers and other pub food. Depending on the cook, portions vary a lot. Worth the money. It is really loud during dinner.

Music- Great venue. Been on the guest list for most shows I've attended so that helped my opinion.

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Humboldt Brews in Arcata, CA
Brewery rating: 29.5% out of 100 with 44 ratings
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