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736 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo CA 93401-3513
Telephone: +1 805-543-1843
Hours: Monday 4:00pm-10:30pm, Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-2:00am, Sunday 11:00am-2:00am.
Brewer: Steve Courier
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Notes

Visited: April 28, 1995

Opened: 1988

Annual Production: 5,000 bbl

Contributors: Ralph Wells, Arash Shahzadi, Diane Crawford, Jonathan Sheehan

Known as SLO Brewing 1998-2007. Known as Downtown Brewing for a while. Closed for a while. Now it's SLO Brewing again.

Moved from 1119 Garden Street in December 2015.

Updated: December 18, 2016

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Beer List

    • Date: April 28, 1995 (#906)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Golden, very low carbonation, good head. Clear. Malty-sweet aroma. Excellent balance! Great body...a little on the sweet side, but a really nice beer. "The Original SLO Brew."

    • Date: April 28, 1995 (#908)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Near-black red, really nice head. Roasty aroma, not assertive. Coffee flavors OK. Again, it disappears quick. Tasty while it lasts. Who hasn't brewed a "Cole" Porter?

  • Barley Wine-Style Ale
    8.10% abv.
    • Date: April 28, 1995 (#909)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Deep yellow, some haze. Low-moderate carbonation...most I've seen today! Malty-sweet aroma, some alcohol. Not assertive. Barleywine flavor and body without (some of) the alcohol. Malty-sweet...could stand some bittering hops. Not a session beer, but reasonably tasty.

  • Oatmeal Stout
    Awards:

  • American-Style Amber/Red Ale
    • Date: April 28, 1995 (#907)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red-amber, great head. Very low carbonation. Caramel nose, hint of chocolate? Having a real hard time identifying the flavors...quick bitterness rapidly fades to nothing, then it's gone! Not much here to impress...still MUCH better than bottled version!
    • Date: August 24, 1994 (#426)
      Package: bottled
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      August 1994 selection. Thick white head. Clear amber, low carbonation. Hoppy nose, subdued. Good body. Caramel sweetness. No bitterness until the finish, where it remains faint. Contract-brewed by August Schell, New Ulm MN.