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Old 02-22-2011, 09:34 PM   #1
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Anyone ever been to one of these places? We've got a couple here in Orlando and I actually enjoy most of what I've tasted. The Nutty Brewnette (http://www.bjsrestaurants.com/bj-beers/beers/nutty-brewnette%C2%AE) is truthfully, IMHO, one of the better browns I've had. Their piranha pale ale was mediocre for me, but like I said, I enjoy most of it.

Any other experiences?

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:41 PM   #2
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I've been to a couple in different parts of Texas, and also the one that is about 10-15 minutes from my house. I have had a pretty wide range of experience with their house beers. Some of them were excellent, and some were cringe-worthy. I had an imperial stout that was pretty tasty last time I visited my local one, which admittedly was several months back.

Also I can't recall the exact circumstances but last time I was there the bartender was pretty friendly and hooked me up with a couple of free beers of stuff that was on tap but not listed on the menu, and also gave me a couple of pint glasses they had leftover from some kind of event.


All that and I forgot that they also give you a discount if you are a card-carrying AHA member. Which I am, but I always forget about that kind of thing.

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Old 02-22-2011, 10:12 PM   #3
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I didn't find any of their beers to be undrinkable. Some of them were just okay, but I thought the nut brown and Jeremiah Red were both pretty good.

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I found most of their beer to be okay, but the one here has a very good bottled beer selection including several nice Belgians and Lambic styles.

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Got one right down the street from me in Carlsbad (north of San Diego) and I have only had their "totanka (sp?) imperial stout". Pretty good.

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I'm trying to snag a bartending gig up there. Could be interesting...

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I tend to like their house beers, but I agree they can vary in quality depending on the one you go to.

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There are several of them here in the Bay Area. I find them to have a corporate feel which I don't necessarily like but overall I have a hard time complaining about the food or the beer. Their house beers are decent, I'd rather drink them than most of the staples that everyone else has, and they have a great selection of guest beers. So kinda corporate but really pretty good.

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I have enjoyed all of their beers I've tried. The location down the street from me no longer brews on site so they lost their license to do growler fills... lame.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Coldies View Post
Got one right down the street from me in Carlsbad (north of San Diego) and I have only had their "totanka (sp?) imperial stout". Pretty good.
How do you Pizza Port?? I love(d) that place when I lived down there. It's been a couple of years since I've been there, but I at least try to stop on my way through.

btw - I like BJ's Tontonka Stout too.

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