Fieldwork appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by cookiequiz, May 27, 2016.

  1. cookiequiz

    cookiequiz Initiate (0) Apr 15, 2013 California

    I haven't been following BA too closely lately, so perhaps I just missed the buzz. But I've been really pleased with all of the Fieldwork beers I've had over the past year or so, and I haven't seen much other than offhand mentions. They seem to do delicious hoppy beers, mainly, but I did also just enjoy a 'Salted Coconut' stout on nitro.

    Let's all appreciate them.

    :slight_smile:
     
  2. reefer_bob

    reefer_bob Aspirant (281) May 13, 2014 California
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    Fieldwork makes some great beers! Expanding to Sacramento and Napa in the near future.

    I just hate parking there when there are soccer tournaments. :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  3. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Initiate (177) Aug 30, 2013 California

    Very good brewery, love St. Thomas and Super St. Thomas.
     
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  4. ABSTRACTlegend

    ABSTRACTlegend Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2013 California

    Great place to visit. Love how they have so many beers for Growler/Crowler fills
     
  5. hophead247

    hophead247 Disciple (376) Jan 27, 2008 California

    And another location that hasn't been announced just yet...
     
  6. reefer_bob

    reefer_bob Aspirant (281) May 13, 2014 California
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    Wow. I hope they don't expand too quickly.
     
  7. hophead247

    hophead247 Disciple (376) Jan 27, 2008 California

    4 locations in a little over a year is kind of crazy.
     
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  8. IQBlue

    IQBlue Initiate (115) Oct 2, 2014 California

    Finally there is a Fieldwork thread! Probably my favorite brewery at the moment.
     
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  9. chrisjws

    chrisjws Crusader (789) Dec 3, 2014 California
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    *hat tip*
     
  10. beermeplz

    beermeplz Aspirant (270) Feb 13, 2015 California

    any hints? desperately want a place like this in the south bay/pensinula
     
  11. drew42e

    drew42e Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2015 California

    For being a reasonably new brewery they've done a great job at area distribution, as well as generating a wide variety of quality beers in a short time.
     
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  12. cookiequiz

    cookiequiz Initiate (0) Apr 15, 2013 California

    Just tried Minoterie last night. Pretty delicious, totally different.

    :slight_smile: :slight_smile:
     
  13. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,841) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Mmmmm, love me some Fieldwork...especially Chocolate Milk!
     
  14. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 California

    WTF. Are all of them able to keep quality up?
     
  15. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Initiate (148) Jul 13, 2012 California
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    Alex has that ballast point brewing style in his blood. Brew brew brew!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. SageO

    SageO Aspirant (213) Jul 13, 2010 California

    AFAIK brewing will continue to only be at the Berkeley location. Everything else is just a satellite tasting room.
     
  17. crico925

    crico925 Initiate (124) Jul 8, 2015 Colorado
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    Stoked to have this spot nearby my place of work. Always love their selection of unique beers and the idea of brewery led hikes. Has anyone ever participated in one of their hikes?
     
  18. ReedRothcild82

    ReedRothcild82 Initiate (61) Nov 14, 2013 Massachusetts

    Can't wait to head here and Rare Barrel next week when I'm in San Francisco. Are there any quality beer bars with a solid food selection in the vicinity? Also I'll have some Trillium in tow if anyone wants to share or swap a bottle or two.
     
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  19. jssf

    jssf Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2015 California

    Only been there once but now view them as a must visit Bay Area brewery for out of towners.
     
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  20. atomicpunk5151

    atomicpunk5151 Initiate (168) Jul 25, 2010 California

    I am really excited for when Fieldwork opens up the new Tap Room in Sacramento. They are knocking it out of the park right now.

    The way they rotate the small batches, damn it is almost tough to keep up with all the different good beer they are making.....haha.....

    [​IMG]
     
  21. Twomsr619

    Twomsr619 Initiate (58) Feb 10, 2014 California

    I'm pretty stoked I will be stopping by sometime tomorrow! Definitely grabbing some Crowlers to go!
     
  22. atomicpunk5151

    atomicpunk5151 Initiate (168) Jul 25, 2010 California

    Alex Tweet probably did more creating of great Beers when he was at Modern Times. Talk about a great resume.

    Good article here on his tenure at Modern Times and Ballast Point. http://beergraphs.com/bg/735-fieldwork-brewings-alex-tweet-on-beer/
     
  23. beermeplz

    beermeplz Aspirant (270) Feb 13, 2015 California

    had their coconut milk dipa last night...fantastic stuff
     
  24. Twomsr619

    Twomsr619 Initiate (58) Feb 10, 2014 California

    Stopped in on Saturday and they have some damn good beers! Coconut DIPA was insane, their regular Dipa "Monsoon" was really good too. Grabbed a few crowlers for the trip back to SD. Awesome spot!
     
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  25. jorgerod99

    jorgerod99 Aspirant (202) Oct 19, 2013 California

    Fieldwork is my favorite brewery in the Bay Area right now, and it's not even close. They excel at so many different styles. I try to make it up there every couple months to try some of their new stuff or repeats like Coconut Milk DIPA. I do agree that their local distribution is great, as many of the south bay's craft beer bars have at least one Fieldwork beer on tap.
     
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  26. atomicpunk5151

    atomicpunk5151 Initiate (168) Jul 25, 2010 California

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  27. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Devotee (444) Mar 19, 2012 California

    I haven't been to the brewery yet, but have had them at craft beer bars and beer festivals. I had high hopes for them, but have been hit and misses. One great beer (Coconut Milk) and some average IPAs. Frankly, I think Faction makes better IPAs and Cellarmaker is a tier above.

    Still, I plan to hit them up before the end of the year.
     
  28. Brent212

    Brent212 Initiate (123) Jan 13, 2014 California

    have you tried galaxy juice or saint thomas? I've had a lot of mediocre IPAs from them but I think those two are pretty outstanding.
     
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  29. asong_net

    asong_net Initiate (84) Jan 26, 2016 California

    they were outstanding... had them both on Saturday and liked the galaxy so much that I brought back a crowler of it
     
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  30. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,841) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    I've had a few average IPAs from them, but most have been damn solid to borderline great. That said, my favorite beer of theirs is Chocolate Milk...anytime I see that on nitro, I'm good to hit said venue for a pint.

    Are they in Tier 1 with Cellarmaker, not quite yet. But I see them likely closing the gap in the next 1-2 years. As for Faction, I've loved most of their APAs but have been less than impressed with most of their IPAs I've come across. Finally a caveat, the only one of the three I've had at the source is Cellarmaker.
     
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  31. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Initiate (177) Aug 30, 2013 California

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  32. wilymobastardo

    wilymobastardo Disciple (339) Jan 12, 2015 California
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    Looking forward to these pouring at the Festival of Dankness on Saturday:

    • Pulp Free IPA
    • Galaxy Juice IPA
    • Saint Thomas IPA
    • Green Stripe Dank Lager
     
  33. Brent212

    Brent212 Initiate (123) Jan 13, 2014 California

    Pulp Free is one I haven't tried that I expect good things from.
     
  34. ClippersSD

    ClippersSD Initiate (139) Jul 17, 2013 California
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    Really enjoyed Galaxy Juice this weekend at City Beer. After visiting Cellarmaker earlier, it held its own with some of their best. Decided to check out the brewery the next day and unfortunately they had ran out. Hazy Train was my favorite out what was on tap.

    For the first time I bought some crowlers to take home.
    I wonder what more San Diego breweries haven't adopted crowlers. For a dollar, I prefer it over having to purchase a growler for $10 (or sometimes more) and deal with everyone's different policies. I have too many growlers as it is.
     
  35. asong_net

    asong_net Initiate (84) Jan 26, 2016 California

    I brought back a crowler of Galaxy juice and it held it up in my checked in duffel bag... def with you in the camp of more crowler fills
     
  36. jssf

    jssf Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2015 California

    They often have Chisel at East End Pizza here in Alameda. It's pretty crushable.
     
  37. Bobby_alto

    Bobby_alto Initiate (0) May 24, 2016 California

    Had the coconut milk iipa for the first time this weekend and it was excellent!
     
  38. atomicpunk5151

    atomicpunk5151 Initiate (168) Jul 25, 2010 California

    Fieldwork's new Sacramento Tap Room is only days away from opening, just waiting on some final city government inspections. They just posted that they sent the kegs on the short drive from Berkeley to Sac.

    lots of new pics here: https://www.instagram.com/fieldwork_sacramento/

    Can't wait!!
     
  39. crico925

    crico925 Initiate (124) Jul 8, 2015 Colorado
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    This appears to be their most opaque NEIPA beer yet:



    Might have to make a quick stop at the brewery tonight!
     
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  40. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,841) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Calling it NE-style simply based on appearance is a bit of 'cart before the horse' IMHO. Without knowing the mouthfeel, I'd simply say it's an unfiltered IPA unless I'd tasted it. What's the beer's name? If it's Hazy Train I'd say the hazy naming is due to its dankness rather than being NE-style. My $0.02