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Faultline Brewing #2
(Closed)
1536 Cypress Street
Walnut Creek CA 94596
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Notes

Visited: September 4, 1997

Opened: 1996

Closed: 2000

Contributor: Diane Crawford

Refillable bottles available for take-out, or you can bring your own container and they'll charge you by the ounce. This Faultline location stopped brewing their own in mid-2000, but the restaurant remained open for some time.

Updated: January 27, 2009

Beer List

    • Date: September 4, 1997 (#2161)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red-brown, flat, a bit of haze, thick head. Very clean aroma. Thick, odd sweetness, vaguely like molasses, maybe. Hop flavor shows up late, but not bitter at all. Weird. Sticky at the end.

    • Date: September 4, 1997 (#2158)
      Package: nitrogenated
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Golden brown, flat, enormous tight head. Spicy-herbal aroma. Real chewy, bitter beer. "Satisfying" describes it completely. "Fantastic" would describe a cask-conditioned version...this one's served from a nitro-tap.

  • English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter
    • Date: September 4, 1997 (#2159)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16½ points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Brown-amber, flat, good head. Spicy nose, like black pepper. Smooth, quite spicy and bitter, with a real pleasant clean finish.

  • American-Style Pale Ale
    • Date: September 4, 1997 (#2156)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Just a little darker than the Kölsch, almost no carbonation, good head. Pretty clean aroma. Good body, nice green Cascade hop flavor, good balance. Refreshing beer.

  • South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier

  • India Pale Ale
    American-Style India Pale Ale

  • Kölsch
    German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch

  • Pale Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Stout
    Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout