Little Apple Brewing Company
Active Beers: 11
Beer Ratings: 82
Beer Avg: 3.54
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jayhawk73:
3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
As mentioned before, the Little Apple Brewing Company is located in a strip mall. I actually drove past it several times before I realized where it was. The beers are fairly mediocre... I haven't tried anything here that's outstanding, but it's not horrible either. Service was really good... just like just about anywhere in Kansas. The food was really good. The steaks are especially tasty.... Like a lot of places in the Midwest, you get a lot for your money here. For Manhattan, (K-State and Ft. Riley), this is about as good as you'll do. If I'm in Manhattan again, I'm sure I'll return to the Little Apple....
08-06-2011 18:28:59 | More by jayhawk73
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3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
LABCo is practically a Manhattan, KS landmark now. This is usually everyone's first dinner suggestion to out of town visitors, and rightfully so. I think the food is better quality than the beer, but that's alright because the food is pretty damn good.
The building is decorated in the very masculine , thick wood, old Western steak house feel. In the bar area, immediately to your right when you walk in, is a set of tables and a long bartop. Behind the bar are a bunch of old cans and a few empty bottles of craft beer that isn't available at the restaurant, and up on hooks are the ceramic LABCo mugs of the regular visitors. You can look through the glass there and see the fermenters in the small brewhouse next door.
The staff are usually very friendly, accommodating to large groups. I've been maybe 10 times, for both casual and professional meals, and I've never had poor service. Occasionally the kitchen gets backed up because it is a very busy restaurant. LABCo has branded itself on only using certified Angus beef, which some people believe carries a lot of value. Their steaks are very good but a tad pricey for an everyday meal. Their signature steak, the KC Strip, will run you about $40 dollars. Other meals like the burgers, steak salads, and fish & chips are all very good.
LABCo's year round beers are all slightly above average for a brewpub (if that makes sense). Their Black Angus stout is one of their better offerings because it's served on nitro, their Riley's Red is also not bad. I have always been disappointed, however, with some of their seasonal offerings. It's a gamble. Their Oktoberfest is sort of eggy, their Sod House porter was kinda dull, and their recent IPA was unbalanced.
Still, it's definitely a must visit Manhattan location, I suggest going on $2.50 pint Mondays.
03-23-2014 18:53:36 | More by layinbrix
4.01/5 rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5 | $$
Particularly good beers here: Prairie Pale Ale and I enjoy Wildcat Wheat. I drink most of the beer here thru my kegerator, it’s a good value if you are looking for handcrafted beer to serve at home. I also enjoy the pumpkin beer- it’s a seasonal.
The staff is friendly, cooperative, and seems to enjoy their work and their regular customers.
I especially enjoy the lunch specials (off the menu), and all manners of the burgers are good.
One of the few places I go and eat a burger and don’t add condiments.
Best place in Manhattan If you are looking for a handcrafted beer.
The full kegs are old school with a wooden bung, and frequently the CO2 will leak out after the beer level goes below the bung (and it dries out). I tried several things and could just never solve that issue so have to buy smaller more expensive brew.
The customer area could use a cleaning, and maybe an update to décor in the bar area and a new floor throughout..
08-01-2013 15:00:51 | More by beercat26017
3.38/5 rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 1.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I visited Manhattan for a weekend and when I went to Nespor's Wine & Spirits I realized that this place was in the same strip mall. The place was packed with people waiting outside with their beers hoping to get seated.
Vibe: The place was mostly dim with the entire place covered in wood. I
could only assume that this place is packed all the time.
Quality: Great food with mediocre beers.
Service: Before a concert my friends and I came here again. The wait was a decent 15 minutes. Seating for 6 was no problem. The service is incredible. All of the wait-staff is extremely kind and refilled drinks without us even having to ask. Cooking of the meat was exceptional.
Selection: Their beer lineup was pretty standard with a wheat, pale, stout and and a Brown ale.
I ordered their XX Black Angus Stout and it was extremely mediocre. The beer was served way too cold especially for being a stout.
Food: I had a chef friend with my group and he loved the food. The place serves authentic angus steak. I myself got a 6 oz open face steak sandwich. I strongly recommend their Truffle Fries with their curry ketchup.
Overall: I personally would not come here for their beers, but the food was extremely nice especially for being in a random city in Kansas.
03-24-2012 09:04:01 | More by TheAlamoWrocker
Little Apple Brewing Company in Manhattan, KS
87 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.