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Bootleggers Steakhouse and Brewery
(Closed)
3401 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield CA 93301
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Notes

Visited: March 1, 1998

Opened: 1994

Closed: 1998

Closed summer of 1998.
Pretty good beers and decent Cajun food. Live music...fun place. They even had "Hockey Week" on TV! No rail on the bar, though. Directions: From Highway 99, take 24th Street east, and go left on Chester...Bootleggers is in "The Historic Ice House" about a mile along on the left. Watch out for the traffic circle!

Updated: July 23, 1998

Beer List

    • Date: March 1, 1998 (#2433)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red, almost black, OK head. Very small aroma, hint of roast malt. Big sweet roasty flavor. Odd minty hop note in the middle. Mild roasty finish.
    • Date: May 5, 1995 (#927)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Dark brown, clear. Minimal head. Slightly burnt aroma. Sweet, burnt flavors. Very toasty.

    • Date: May 5, 1995 (#925)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Shade darker than Snakebite Ale. Moderate carbonation, very small head. Slightly sweet aroma. Brown ale flavors and sweetness. Somewhat astringent, especially in finish.

  • Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
    • Date: March 1, 1998 (#2432)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Black, thin head. Pretty clean aroma. Good body, not as roasty as the Porter. Fairly sweet finish, a little astringent.

  • Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer
    • Date: March 1, 1998 (#2429)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Yellow hazy, low head. Hi-C aroma and flavor.

  • American-Style Pale Ale

  • Irish Red
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Snakebite Ale
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Summer Wheat
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast

  • Voluptuous Blonde
    Golden or Blonde Ale