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San Rafael Brewing
(Closed)
7110 Redwood Boulevard
Novato CA 94945
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Notes

Visited: July 26, 1993

Opened: 1990

Closed: 1996

Annual Production: 720 bbl

Identity crisis here...it's also known as J-L Brewing and as TJ's Bar and Grill. Two fairly inoffensive beers, but a fun game room.

Updated: July 3, 1995

Beer List

    • Date: January 16, 1995 (#739)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber. Thin head. Nice caramel nose. Spicy. Malty, some biscuit character.
    • Date: July 26, 1993 (#150)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Dark amber, looks flat. Smells dark. Sweet, with a bitter flash in the middle. Short finish.


    • Date: July 3, 1995 (#1074)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 10½ points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Yellow opaque, good white head. Some spicy hops. Extremely sweet, cidery. Nasty.
    • Date: July 26, 1993 (#151)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Says the bartender, "The Golden Ale looks a little flat...I wouldn't recommend it." She was right. Yellow, cloudy. Big sparse bubbles. Very malty aroma...pale malt, not crystal. Thick. Good maltiness. Sort of flat.

  • South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier