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“Dark beer and Chocolate Tamales” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Surf Brewery

Surf Brewery
4561 Market St, Suite A, Ventura, CA
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Ranked #22 of 337 Restaurants in Ventura
Cuisines: American, Pub
Dining options: Drinks
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Dining options: Drinks
Ventura County
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Dark beer and Chocolate Tamales”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Sometimes you look for that chocolate edge that is over the edge.
Pairing Surf Brewery's Porter or Dark Ale with a Chocolate Tamale from the Escabeche food truck outside can be sway the most jaded chocoholic this Valentine's Day.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sedona, Arizona
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309 reviews 309 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Delicious beer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I really enjoyed learning more about the different beers that are out there and had some great beers to drink at this place. Local people we met at the bar were pleasant and informed us of good local places to check out. I look forward to returning to this place.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Camarillo, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Great Micro Brewery In Ventura”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This new Brewery located in an industrial park, only open a tad more than a year, doesn't look like much from the outside but has a great atmosphere inside. It is like a Surf Sports Bar with several screens showing incredible rides and wipe-outs!!! Add old long boards and murals and you get the picture. It has suds for every tase bud. They do offer free small tastes to help you find what you want to order. My favorite was a double strong pale ale (9 percent!) that went down so easy that I had 2. It is ok to bring your own food and that is advised. They do have snacks for sale, nuts and patato chips and the like, and free small pretzels. My wife also had 2 rounds and we left for less than $20. If you want to brew your own suds, they have all the equipment for sale as well as all the ingredients. They even offer 3 hour classes on how to brew for $25. "IF YOU LIKE BEER, YOU GOTTA COME HERE!"

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great Tasting Room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This place surprised me. I did the customary sample of everything and found what I say 3 of the 8 were exceptional, 2 were good, 3 were OK, and 1 was not so good. So, that is a really good record in my book!

The Vienna Lager, Mundo's Cream Ale, and the County Rye Pale Ale were exceptional.

The place has a great laid back atmosphere. They do not have food, but on the the weekends a local food truck stops in. Its a good time.

To top it off, this place is a home brew supply store. The people who sell the stuff are actually involved in the brewing and know what they are doing.

On Sat/Sun at 2 and 5 they will give you a brief tour. For beer lovers, a must stop in the area.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oxnard, California, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Brewery and HB supply store”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Very good beers, including a Cask Ale every Tuesday. Bring your own food as they only have chips/nuts/snacks. Super nice people and approx 10 craft beers on tap in a large warehouse with beach atmosphere. Large pier mural and numerous surfboards. Best home brew supplies and equipment in the tricounty area.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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