Vine Park Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 16
Beer Ratings: 19
Beer Avg: 3.67
Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.35/5 rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5
Like McGoverns wich is across the street this place is busy during Xcel events but gathers more suburbanites with yuppy, preppy looking types who could care less about the brews they make there. The food is OK, some fufu stuff and alot of sandwiches that make for some interesting mixes. You can get a table outside as well, but who would want to with the traffic nearly a sidewalk away and in the back it is a smelly alley where they dump all the scrap food. Nice idea for a patio but doesn't fly on a majorly used street in the city. Now a deck from the second floor would be a step up, get it, a step up. Ha, ha. Anyway, the beers they brew aren't tops by any means. Some OK standards that were a little on the watery side and I know one of the plain lagers I had there once was a corn starched piece of crap rip-off of a try at Summit. The stouts I've had compare to brown ales and aren't thick enough for me. There was one for awhile they had there called Boom's X-mas that was a seasonal brew that was quite good, but I have no idea if they've made it since. That was back when it had just opened just a short time after the 'Brew your own' place closed. I'm not sure, but depending on who you talk to apparently they can get some brew equipment for the home. Don't go during lunch unless you like hearing cell phones from every corner. Lots of business types from the downtown region like the place.
03-18-2003 19:27:30 | More by tavernjef
3.63/5 rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
I need to re-try the beers here, and I didn't take notes last time but the Pale and the Eelpout (that's a fish) Stout seemed a little on the middle-of-the-road side. Stout needed more coffee flavors as its an Irish. On hockey nights in St. Paul, this place is insanely busy. Very nice eating facility and outside tables. The food is not over-ambitious and is pretty good. A major plus is that this place started out as a "brew your own beer" facility, with varying amounts of help or equipment supplied for a fee. That's still happening.
Head Brewer: Brian Schiebe
03-27-2002 15:37:35 | More by ADR
Vine Park Brewing Co. in Saint Paul, MN
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.