A regular customer on the next barstool, hearing I was from Washington and familiar with the Seattle scene, cleared things up. The same folks who own Triple Rock own Big Time Brewery, in the heart of the UW campus in Seattle.
Here is Big Time's sign at 4133 University Way N.E.:
The interior at Triple Rock is also very much like what you seen in Big Time, dark woods, booths and a long bar. This is Berkeley; I don't have an interior short of the Seattle pub