Karl Strauss Brewing Co is located steps away from the historic La Valencia Hotel. The location’s onsite microbrewery offers a revolving selection of handcrafted special release brews to pair with the West Coast pub fare. In addition to top quality beer, think food approach to beer and food pairing, Karl Strauss features 10 craft beers on tap, a full-service bar, brewery tours, and a knowledgeable staff of craft beer enthusiasts. Ideal for both families and friends the place has something for everyone.
Karl Strauss has a good amount of beers and appetizers for happy hour. The beers are arranged from dark to light which is visually quite appealing because you can then know where to look for your type of beer. The Red Trolley Ale is a medium-bodied beer with heavyweight malts. They brew it with a half ton of caramelized malts for a rich copper color and toffee flavor. After adding the perfect mix of hops for balance, they warm ferment the beer to bring out a hint of dried raisins and currants. On the other hand Tower 10 IPA boasts hops from beginning to end, and everywhere in between. It has even garnered gold, silver, and bronze awards in separate categories. You will love it!
The customer service of Karl Strauss is of the highest class. The servers are attentive and nice and the manager himself is super friendly and always wants to make your experience the best. They have indoor and outdoor seating area, and you are free to be seated at either of them. Even if it is a chilly day it won’t be a problem for they have outdoor heaters.
Food of Karl Strauss is of premium quality. Do try the Black Garlic Fondue which has cambozola cheese, black garlic olives, roasted peppers, caramelized onions, Red Trolley Ale cream sauce, grilled bread; and smoked gouda and sausage pizza which is very rich with the gouda, and there is plenty of sausage.
It has been said that craft beer is the perfect marriage between art and science. Karl Strauss itself instilled the dedication to Quality Control that they continue to practice today. At its in-house lab they perform 25 separate tests before the beer goes to market to ensure that each one is up to the high standards which the place is widely known for. You can always count on KSB for great brew and great food.