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Dempsey's Restaurant & Brewery
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50 East Washington Street
Petaluma CA 94952
Telephone: +1 707-765-9694
Hours: Open daily at 11:30am.
Brewer: Peter Burrell
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Notes

Visited: August 16, 1992

Opened: 1991

Annual Production: 700 bbl

Contributors: Arash Shahzadi, Diane Crawford

Good beer and eats...and the final stop on my Beer Odyssey on August 16, 1992.

Directions: Highway 101 North from San Francisco - or South from Santa Rosa - to Petaluma. Exit at Washington Street and go west. Dempsey's is in the Golden Eagle shopping center about a mile along on the left.

Updated: April 19, 2010

Beer List

    • Date: May 7, 1994 (#325)
      Package: draught
      Place: Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland CA
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Dark dark red clear. Reasonable head. Chocolate malt aroma. Very bitter start. Black malt takes over from there. Not sweet at all. I like it, but it's not a Brown Ale. As a Porter, it's a 17 at least...
    • Date: August 16, 1992 (#1934)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Overall Impression
      Good brown. Just sweet enough. Could use a bit more "roasty" flavor, but maybe not.

    • Date: November 7, 1994 (#589)
      Package: draught
      Place: Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland CA
      Score: 17½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Brown, great head. Brown wheat aroma. Could be stronger. Brown flavors and sweet. Very nice bitter finish!

  • Golden or Blonde Ale
    • Date: August 16, 1992 (#1936)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Overall Impression
      Light pale.

  • Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
    • Date: August 16, 1992 (#1937)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Overall Impression
      Thin, a little astringent. Nope.

  • Traditional German-Style Bock

  • Irish Red
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Lost Whale
    German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch

  • Mountain Wheat
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast

  • Noche Buena Barleywine
    Barley Wine-Style Ale

  • Petaluma Strong Ale
    Old Ale

  • Red Rooster
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Spring Bock
    Traditional German-Style Bock