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Bar, Pub, American, Brew Pub
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 25 October 2019

Fieldwork's beer is some of the very, very best in the United States. They are the masters of the IPA. There must be a dozen IPAs on tap at all times and each one is at least an 7/10; most are perfect 10's. That said,...the IPA isn't all they can do. They brewed a delicious pale ale with simcoe so it's hoppy, but palatable for those who don't like bitter beers, and brew good stouts and Belgians as well. If IPA is your thing though, Fieldwork is paradise. They consistently have the haziest, hoppiest, juciest most impressive collection of IPAs I think I've ever found in a single brewery. And they allow dogs.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 16 July 2019

I've been aware of Fieldwork Brewing for quite some time, especially due to their social media presence and gorgeous can art. I had heard their beer was fantastic to match and was part of the reason for their quick success and expansion. I set it...aside to have plenty of time here, the Berkeley location was the original so I thought it should be the first. With an old friend willing to try it together, I was very excited to come! Right off the bat, Fieldwork did not live up to expectations. Whether that was having mine high in the first place, or that it's just not that amazing will never be known. I do look forward to coming here again or trying their other locations. The brewery is located on the outskirts of Berkeley; parking is street only and we easily found a space. It's an old converted warehouse with high ceilings. It's hard to know what to do if you haven't been here before: you line up for a single order-taker, then pay for everything where you get a number and it's brought to you. For people like me that like to take my time when ordering, I felt rushed with the flight sheets, especially with the abundance of choices. The cashier was patient, and they started pouring as quickly as we wrote stuff down. Seating is at a premium; you'll have to share tables, but even then it's hard to find the requisite seats. One huge positive here is how dog friendly it is! They have water bowls below the human water coolers, and free dog treat bowls on the counters. Dogs were everywhere and well-behaved; I wish we had that policy here. We looked at the food choices and opted to skip trying anything, prices felt high for what read like nothing special. This was okay, as I was only here for the beer and company. We ordered the core flight, and a second flight of 6 other beers; a dozen in total. Each is served in a metal box and is poured for you to take yourself. Crowlers, growlers, and food will be brought to your table when ready. I thoroughly enjoyed trying the beer, reading about each one on the menu, and catching up with my friend. As a rare drinker, I was interested in his opinions of what we had as we went. Out of twelve, I genuinely enjoyed two, with a few others good. None of them stuck out to me as particularly amazing. The beers remained in the shade on a cool day, but none felt served cold enough. It was a sense of blandness. Regardless, I ordered a can of my favorite to take home to share with a friend, it tasted better than I had remembered. Maybe this place has a big difference between packaged and draft beer; I'd love to try more to know for certain. Prices were typical for the area, with stronger or more complex styles costing more. Merchandise was available for purchase and advertised.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 19 March 2019

When in Berkeley be sure to check out Fieldworks Brewery. Very cool spot with great beers. Patio is place to drink if weather permits!

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

Beers here are great and I love that I can get my growlers filled with so many of them especially the sours. The food was just OK but your really coming for the beers. I like that dogs and kids are welcome made it for...a nice family afternoon in BerkeleyMore

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Amazing beers but operation isn’t great. Long lines to get a beer, long waits to get a crowler. Would have spent more time, but was annoyed.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

I came here with some work colleagues and it was excellent, we ordered flights of beer and sat inside/outside. Everyone was raving about the food and 🍺! Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Super Friendly staff and great beer! I happen to be an IPA fan and love all that they do. They can also produce a massively tasty stout and I'm sure everything else I haven't tried is equally as tasty. The tasting room has a great...ambiance and usually there is plenty of parkingMore

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Fieldwork has been open since February of 2015 and since then they have expanded taprooms to Napa, San Mateo, Monterey, Sacramento, and San Ramon (opening soon). The Berkeley location is their actual brewery and it is dog friendly both inside and outside. Their beers are...really great and they have a lot of seasonal and experimental beers. They often do a lot of sours like a Cherry Parfait as well as unique beers such as the Mexican Hot Chocolate made with chocolate and spicy peppers. They even age their beers in Wild Turkey bourbon barrels. Every day their beer menu changes so check their website to see what is on their draft list. So to recap, you can BYOD (bring your own dog), BYFD (bring your friend’s dog), and I forgot to add that you can BYOF (bring your own food)!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

Google maps took us to the door, so I entered to quench my thirst. We are hop heads, so IPA'S are our goal. Plenty of tasty choices. Just go there and have a cold one...

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

If you are looking for a fun place to grab a snack, beer and seat outside with friends, Fieldwork is a great option. Extensive beer menu!

Date of visit: May 2018
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4