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Butterfield Brewing #1
(Closed)
777 East Olive Avenue
Fresno CA 93728
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Notes

Visited: January 30, 1994

Opened: 1989

Annual Production: 3,000 bbl

Updated: November 30, 2003

Beer List

    • Date: June 24, 1995 (#1069)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Brown, low carbonation, good head. Some hops, some caramel. Caramel, too much for style. Sweet brown finish.
    • Date: November 9, 1994 (#590)
      Package: draught
      Place: Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland CA
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber. Thick white head, good carbonation. Fruity nose. Good (unexpected) maltiness. Nice and bitter...pretty clean. Remarkable!
    • Date: June 14, 1993 (#87)
      Package: draught
      Place: Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland CA
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Hazy, a little. Very nice amber color. Beaucoupx de bubbles! Faint aroma...can't identify anything. Excellent body. Just enough sweetness and just enough hops. Carbonation bite brings out all the flavors. Outstanding beer! Outstanding! Good for hot weather or just for pinting. Outstanding beer.

    • Date: April 27, 1995 (#892)
      Package: draught
      Place: Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland CA
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Dark red, low carbonation, thick white head. Spicy hop nose. Chewy, bitter, and strong. Mighty tasty. "Brewed once a year in March, this is a Strong Ale."

  • European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel
    5.00% abv.
    • Date: January 30, 1994 (#302)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red. Sparse bubbles, good head. Some caramel malt aroma. Mike Deliman thinks it's overhopped, and I don't disagree. Good body and flavors. Cascades are way too strong.

  • American-Style Pale Ale
    • Date: January 27, 1995 (#733)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber, great head. Some caramel aroma, some hops. Lots of caramel flavor. Sweet, but not (too) cloying.
    • Date: January 30, 1994 (#300)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 12 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red-amber. Not many bubbles/head. Very very faint caramel and hops aroma. Thick. Lots of caramel flavor. Hops OK but maybe too bitter?
    • Date: May 9, 1993 (#50)
      Package: draught
      Place: Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland CA
      Score: 9½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber ale appearance. Soapy smell. Thin, good crystal flavor, but not enough body to carry it.

  • English-Style Brown Ale

  • Dunkelweizen
    South German-Style Dunkel Weizen/Weissbier

  • Grand Slam Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Hefeweizen
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Imperial Stout
    Imperial Stout

  • Independence Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale

  • Irish Stout
    Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
    Awards:

  • Maibock
    German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock

  • Oatmeal Stout
    Oatmeal Stout

  • Pale Bock
    German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock

  • Raspberry Wheat
    Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer

  • Riptide Red
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • San Joaquin Golden Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Scotch Ale
    Scottish-Style Export Ale

  • Stout
    Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout

  • Tower Dark
    Robust Porter

  • Willamette Pale
    American-Style Pale Ale