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Active Beers: 12
Beer Ratings: 75
Beer Avg: 3.99
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
2294 N Batavia St Ste C
phone: (949) 859-1465
(Place added by: ElisabethD on 01-16-2013)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The CA-57 corridor is once again housing another brewery. Enter Valiant Brewing, which has had its doors open for six months, yet had to receive a visit from me despite my proximity. Part of an industrial complex and a bit tricky to find since it's not visible from Batavia, Valiant prides themselves as "your ale specialists". Indeed, each of the 13 beers pouring from tap were ales (bitter, dunkelweizen, IPA, Double IPA, Trappist Ale, barrel aged Blonde, Imperial Red among them), much of them in the experimental and high alcohol category. More importantly were the two beers which I tried being of high quality. Beers are served via pint, goblet, or 8 ounce snifter. The bitter was priced at just $4.50, though some of its strong ales top $6.50 for 8 ounces. Flights are available, as are 1 and 2 liter growlers for take away.
Service was spot on and a little extra. I didn't even need to leave my seat to order a second beer, as the multi-tasking cashier was quick to realize my need for a full glass of beer.
The one con I could think of was the atmosphere, which was not nearly as polished as nearby Old Orange or The Bruery. At least the furniture is new and comfortable.
My first visit leaves me excited for future visits and future tastings.
08-05-2013 21:50:44 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $
Valiant's tasting room is your typical industrial brewery setup, with a few stools and tables set among brewing kettles, barrels, and other equipment. Of course, the brewery itself is hidden away in the back of some random industrial office park, as all breweries seem to be around here. It reminded me a bit of Green Flash's setup except smaller-scale. You can kind of tell that it's a work in progress, but it works well enough.
The beer lineup was quite interesting - 12 different and unique beers including a barrel-aged Belgian pale, a trappist-style Belgian dark ale, an imperial coffee porter, and an imperial black saison. Valiant doesn't shy away from producing unusual takes on the usual beer styles, which makes the selection at the brewery definitely worth checking out. The barrel-aged beer was a little intense, but pretty much everything else I had was stellar.
They don't have food, but they offer a 5-beer flight for $7.50 which is pretty cool. When I was there the main brewer / founder was there hanging out and chatting up the customers - he went into depth on a few aspects of their brewing as well as the physical setup, pretty interesting guy to talk to.
Valiant's tasting room is a great place to relax and taste a few delicious brews. I'll definitely be coming back and bringing a few friends.
07-07-2013 08:00:46 |
More by cdayb1
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $$
Typical industrial style garage format, size was medium to large. 10 or so bar style tables and a small bar/ordering area.
7-9 beers were available I believe. I got the sampler which had all their beers. They were good to great, some hit the mark huge like their Jericho and their saison which the names escape me.
The bartenders were quite friendly and helpful, would have loved to stay longer but we had other stops planned. I could definitely see myself staying here a little longer if time allowed.
06-18-2013 22:15:18 |
More by claspada
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Relatively unknown for now, yet I have a feeling this brewery is going to go places! It has a great variety of beers, 10 so far, ranging from a 3.6% Premium Bitter, to a 8.5 Biere de Garde all the way to a 13.7% Strong Ale!
Very Clean, good music, better beer.
Oh and its super hard to find which pretty much solidifies my opinion that its a great brewery.
05-22-2013 23:13:50 |
More by Jackals
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I visited Valiant since I was in the area and heard about it on BA. It's in an industrial park with a pretty good sized space . The brewing equipment is right next to the tasting area. There is a bar area with some tabletop space and some barrels around the floor as well. They have only been open for a month now, so there were only 4 of their beers on tap but there were a lot more unused taps on their pouring wall. The quality of everything was good. I was able to speak to the head brewer about his beer. Prices are reasonable with the taster flight coming out at $7 for all 4 beers or $2 per taste individually. Pints were around the $6 range. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
02-25-2013 18:50:02 |
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