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Black Diamond Brewing
(Closed)
2330 North Main Street
Walnut Creek CA 94596
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Notes

Visited: April 9, 1995

Opened: 1994

Closed: 2004

Annual Production: 1,200 bbl

Contributor: Tim

Located in what used to be a car dealership. Sometimes you can park in the parking garage, and sometimes you have to pay the valet to do it for you. Fair ales, a real nice big black Stout, and a good Weizen. Pricey food. No dartboard.

Updated: April 14, 2010

Beer List

    • Date: January 21, 1995 (#720)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Pale, clear. Spicy nose, almost like pepper. (!) Very dry. Black pepper flavor, as in aroma. Interesting, but...not so good.

    • Date: April 9, 1995 (#862)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 19 points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      "Convects" like Guinness, but coarser, even though it's from a standard tap. Black opaque. Great roasty nose! Real nice. Compares favorably with Guinness...this one's more burnt, not as bitter. Served at perfect temperature.

  • American-Style Pale Ale
    • Date: April 9, 1995 (#863)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Gold-amber, some haze. OK head, low carbonation. Just very slightly fruity. Real interesting caramel character...unexpected in a beer this pale. Some bitterness in finish, but overall this is a pretty sweet beer.

  • American-Style India Pale Ale
    • Date: January 21, 1995 (#722)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Pale amber clear. Some white head. Perfumey, but faint. Body works, but it's WAY underhopped.

  • American-Style Lager

  • Steep Trail Amber Ale
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale
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  • Weizen
    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier