Coasters Pub & Biergarten
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Reviews by Keith238:
4.43/5 rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I found this place via BA BeerFly. "Good call" by all of those that reviewed Coaster Pub.
132 beers pretty much guarantees that you will find something to your liking. The bartender, Cheryl, was a very friendly and accommodating lady who had a pretty good handle on the beer selection. The owner, David, was on location sporting a BA T-shirt and I immediately introduced myself as a fellow Advocate. Very knowledgeable and eager to please, David showed off some of his personal beer collectibles and explained several of the beers on hand that I was not familiar with.
My girlfriend and I sat for 2 hours or so during the lunch hours, mid week. The crowd was light and mixed with other couples, families, local workers and tourists. Food was reasonably priced and tasty. Excellent service from both the bartender and owner and the selection can't be beat.
This bar is a "don't miss", stop in and say hello to self professed beer geek David and enjoy the best selection in Central Florida.
While there, my girlfriend and I had:
Bells 2 heart Ale
Lefthand Double IPA
Sprecher Black Bavarian
Weyerbacher Double Simcoe
Ommengang 3 Philosophers
10-19-2008 00:01:31 | More by Keith238
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4.7/5 rDev +10.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
There is a reason you see so many high ratings here compared to the other craft places in Brevard. It's the best of the best. There are other great places to go for beer, but no one can touch Coasters.
The atmosphere is much quieter than the competition, and although their beer menu isn't quite as vast as some of the others, they make up for it in quality. What do I mean by that? Somehow, the owners (Dave and Joe) have connections. They get brews that you can't get anywhere else. It's a given that they'll have whatever limited releases come to Florida, but you will be amazed at the stuff that they get that's not released in Florida. They boast, "Only bar in the state to get a keg of XYZ" all the time. They recently got the second of two kegs of a limited Stone release that was only available in one other place in the US...at Stone Brewery!
Check out their Biergarten in the back...somehow they managed to create a beautiful landscaped German biergarten in the middle of a strip mall rear parking lot. It's secluded and sectioned off with a huge white fence so you'd never know it! Totally awesome job guys!
Food quality is off the charts. I'm quite partial to their exotic meat specials. Where else can you enjoy a rare cask beer (they have a cask beer on tap all the time) while eating a kangaroo burger? I've also had llama and elk...the choices change regularly.
This is the place to be ladies and gentlemen. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.
03-03-2013 20:54:50 | More by Mr3dPHD
4.3/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I love Coasters Pub. Its one of my favorite places to get good food and good beer. The beer list is constantly changing with new and exciting beers. They have an amazing selections of beers on tap, beers that are rare to find. The food is also very good and reasonably priced. I go to coasters as much as I can. The waitresses and bartenders know the beer very well, along with proper food pairings. The servers get to know their customers and offer different suggestions they think you'll enjoy. Ive never had a bad experience, bad food or bad beer from Coasters. Best place to have a good time in Brevard County. Also, the biergarten is AMAZING!
02-29-2012 17:16:31 | More by HamGlade10
4.05/5 rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I liked the atmosphere. They have a nice big bar with a long line of tap handles behind it dispensing a lot of interesting and unusual beers. Hopheads will be very happy with the selection. I had a Weihenstephan - Korbinian dopplebock, a Cigar City - Jai Alai IPA, a Dogfish Head - 60min IPA and a Wexford - Irish Cream Ale. They also had Great Divide - Hercules Double IPA, 2010 Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale, Bells Two Hearted and Victory Hop Devil on tap. They had a cask of Victory Hop Wallop. Those are all favorites of mine.
I had the fish & chips, which was very well done. The big fish fillet was perfectly beer battered, and fried crisp, not greasy. A lot of people were ordering chicken wings. They use extra-large size chicken wings, and the people next to me had some, and were raving about how good they were.
There is nowhere else in the area that I know of with this type of selection of beers on tap. The bartender was friendly, but seemed overwhelmed.
07-25-2011 21:17:40 | More by kopfjaeger
4.55/5 rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I had given up on finding anything interesting to drink in Melbourne when I visited Coaster's pub. The interior has character and the waitress behind the bar (Cheryl) was awesome. She recommended beers and gave me samples to try, and provided excellent service.
They have almost 40 taps and I was told by the locals that over half of them change on a regular basis.
They have some VERY interesting beers on draft including Great Divide's Hercules Double IPA (FANTASTIC if you like the double IPAs), 2 Barley wines and an American Imperial Stout that was aged for 6 months in Scotch Whiskey barrels.
They had several outstanding Belgian ales and some good local brews too such as Cigar City's IPA.
This pub was a truly welcome find.
07-21-2011 02:59:20 | More by plockyer
4.78/5 rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Coasters is the place to go around Melbourne. The owner is a BA himself and seems to have his finger on the pulse of what we want to drink. You seat yourself and it doesn't take long to get a beer. They routinely age their kegs, you can get a 2011 and 2010 pint of Big Foot as an example. They have a good bottle selection which includes some rarities. They have Black Albert (god knows how they got it), and I've seen and empty bottle of Westy 12 which I will be inquiring about. The Selection changes and they update you via facebook. I don't care to look at the selection anymore because I know I will find something good. Every friday they tap a cask of some rare brew. They have a Belgium beer fest once a year...Cigar City brews a dubbel specifically for Coasters.
The food is incredible, I usually get their french dip or Burger...amazing! I love the place. Keep it up!
04-25-2011 23:43:18 | More by TKEbeerman
4.28/5 rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I've spent quite a bit of time in this area, but I'd never made it to Coasters. I needed to kill some time before an errand today and saw on Twitter that they had a beer engine up and running, so I popped in. Definitely glad I did.
Although it's in a shopping center with a Wal-Mart and a Winn-Dixie, Coasters is a really solid beer bar with over 30 taps. Some of the tap offerings I remember: Cigar City Maduro, Bells Two-Hearted, Celebration, Hoptical Illusion, St. Bernardus Abt 12, Ruination, Arrogant Bastard, and things in that vein. Compared to other bars I've been to in the area, it's a stellar list. I had an Old Slug on cask, which was quite tasty.
I'm pretty sure this is the only bar I've ever been in that had taps for both Michelob Ultra and St. Bernardus Abt 12. Actually, they had several BMC beers on tap. Given the way the market probably skews in the area, that's probably a pretty savvy business decision.
Didn't sample anything on their bottle list, but it was pretty impressive. Some of the highlights off the top of my head: Black Albert, Bells Batch 9000, Bitches Brew, Oerbier Riserva, and 6L bottles of St. Bernardus that which come complete with take-home glasses.
Bar atmosphere doesn't usually do much for me, but they've got a lot of really cool breweriana and glassware on display around the place. The bar itself is particularly cool; it's basically a bunch of old brewery coasters that have been covered over. Really enjoyable to look at all the old brands.
Both the bartender and another guy I talked to (seemed like the owner/manager) were really friendly and obviously knew their beer. The manager-type told me they were going to be doing a different cask every Friday and mentioned they'd have things from places like Cigar City, Stone, Blue Point, and Terrapin. I'll definitely be back.
01-08-2011 04:23:40 | More by whartontallboy
4/5 rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
As of our visit, they were not brewing, but the equipment had been purchased by the new owners and plans were being made.
In the meantime, they sat in a back corner of a mini-wall and the long, wide front had a lot of neon advertising both macro and craft beers. The double-door entryway was in the center line and a short wall was on the right with the small restaurant area was along the right side of the space. The bar was half of an octagon and the top featured coasters (!) laminated onto the top. To the left of the back bar, a two-door cooler housed 80 bottles and an extensive row of taps held 37 different including St. Bernardus Abt 12. Above the back bar ere two shelves of glassware and German steins. There were TV monitors just about everywhere one looked. Dave, the new owner, was quite enthusiastic. A hand pump existed for the irregular cask that might make its way south. Trivia was being offered on Mondays from 1900 to 2100. Lavs all of the way aft right (2nd door on left).
12-16-2009 23:37:59 | More by woodychandler
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Coasters Pub & Biergarten in Melbourne, FL
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