Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Pacific Standard Tap Room

WHERE: Berkeley, CA | AVG. PINT: $5 | HIGHLIGHT: Half Moon Bay's Kölsch

    If you couldn't tell from our last Berkeley post (which you can find HERE), we're wearing the exact same outfits that we wore to Westbrae Biergarten. But before you accuse us of being outfit repeaters, we'll have you know that these photos were taken on the same day with our friend MICHAEL, the cool dude behind the lens. After having a blast at Westbrae, we wanted to keep up the fun and visit another bar. So we decided to hang around downtown Berkeley and check out the new tap room everyone's been talking about: Pacific Standard Tap Room, HALF MOON BAY BREWING CO.'S "first outpost for craft beer."

   If we could only say one thing about Pacific Standard Tap Room, it would be best costumer service. Ever. Coming from San Francisco where bartenders prefer tossing their beers instead of handing them to you, drinking at the Pacific Standard Tap Room felt like drinking at the Ritz Carlton of bars.

    Our girl, Terry, was more than happy to give us a quick rundown of all of the beers on tap. And not only that, she was extremely knowledgeable of each of them. Given that there were at least twenty beers listed we were impressed! (We can't tell you how many times we've been to tap rooms where the bartender claimed to not know about any of the beers other than his favorite.)

     Apart from being very familiar with the beer list, the staff was extremely accommodating and didn't rush us to choose... which gave us the time to come across our favorite beer of the moment: HALF MOON BAY'S Schwarz Kölsch [insert five heart-eye emoji's here], a lightly-hopped, herbal, crisp brew and the reason as to why we were feverishly writing away in our beer notes :p

    Saying that we fell in love with this beer would be an understatement. Trying this kölsch for the first time was like reaching our beer nirvana... we were enlightened and have been obsessed since! If you don't believe us, you should. Because we took BART across the city, twice, to refill our growler... and if you've read about our relationship with BART in our Westbrae Biergarten POST then you'd know that this is a very big deal. 

      So if you're ever in Berkeley, make sure to give this tap room a visit. They have plenty of beers on draft as well as plenty of bottled beers that are hard to find in the Bay Area! Such as EAGLE ROCK BREWERY'S YEARLING. And let's not forget to mention that this place is conveniently located around the corner from Berkeley's Downtown BART station :)

   Click HERE to check out Pacific Standard Tap Room's Yelp page!
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