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Willoughby Brewing

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Willoughby BrewingWilloughby Brewing

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 36
Beer Ratings: 419
Beer Avg: 3.68

Taps: 8 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
87
very good

57 Ratings
Ratings: 57
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.8%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

4057 Erie Street
Willoughby, Ohio, 44094
United States
phone: (440) 975-0202

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Notes:
Although this brewpub has an Erie Street address, the building is located off the street and is located behind the businesses that face Erie Street adjacent to a city parking lot.

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Reviews by greg4579:
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

The wife and I were in Willoughby for the weekend and stopped by the brewery on Friday night. We had tried a few of their beers at a festival before, and were excited to try their Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter again.

The brewery itself is quite large, much bigger than I expected. The place was packed, and we had about a 40 minute wait for a table, so we hung out by the bar and tried a few beers.

We got the full sampler which was quite a deal at $8. Everything was good for the style, but the Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter is amazing.

We ordered one of their pizzas which was really good and a butternut squash and chicken pasta which was so/so.

Overall a cool place, but it was a little too packed for my liking on a Friday night. I would definately stop back for a pizza and a porter.

11-06-2011 23:13:42 | More by greg4579
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Kuromaru

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-09-2014 17:50:24 | More by Kuromaru
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-08-2014 05:08:24 | More by tommyguz
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Mothergoose03

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25 | $$

This was stop #10 for my wife and I on a 9-day East Coast pub crawl and a family visit. The brewery is located in a busy retail area of downtown Willoughby but is difficult to find because it is situated behind the stores that front the street and is not visible from a drive-by. We got lucky and noticed it at the end of the large city parking lot where we were turning around to take another look during a fourth pass along the street.

We had heard about the Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Stout, so we planned our trip home on the last night of our pub crawl to have dinner and to see why all of the excitement about this beer. There were 9 beers on tap so we ordered a sampler flight of all of them to accompany our meal. They were served in small snifters, which made a pretty picture when they were all lined up on our table. It was tempting to start right away with the Peanut Butter Cup Stout, but we have a favored order to follow when evaluating beers. So its tasting came in the middle of the pack.

It was worth the wait, and the same could be said for most of the beers. They are all brewed very well to style, and even beyond style. We even liked the fruity Razz Wheat, and normally we don’t like fruity beers. Our scoring system gave an overall grade of a B+ to these beers, and we gave the Peanut Butter Cup Porter the obligatory A grade. (Yeah, it deserves it.)

The food was also very good, so kudos have to be given to the kitchen folks as well as the brewing group. This place would definitely receive a return visit from us when we’re back in the area again.

07-07-2014 19:24:58 | More by Mothergoose03
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esktime

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-29-2014 02:08:31 | More by esktime
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Snap43nib

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-25-2014 01:17:19 | More by Snap43nib
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-21-2014 03:15:26 | More by Barnsley
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wildcatboy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-18-2014 23:25:37 | More by wildcatboy
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-07-2014 23:27:57 | More by dailyminefield
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hghops

Ohio

2.31/5  rDev -39.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.75 | $$$

Somewhat disappointed on our last visit to the Willoughby Brewing Company. The food was decent, but once the orders were taken, the food took a while to appear, and then once it was served, our waitress disappeared. The food is a bit pricey for what you get. The presentation was good, but the Walleye sandwich at least was completely devoid of flavor.
I would suggest that a microbrewery that has a few good IPA's like this one should ALWAYS keep at least one on tap!
Mandatory valet parking was a bit hard to swallow, since the parking lot was only half full when we left. The parking attendants were a bit snobby when we refrained from using their services. The food here is decent, the beer average or better (when an IPA is on tap), the service just OK, but not worth paying for mandatory valet parking! The whole idea of this mandatory valet parking eluded to a bit of arrogance to say the least!
This was likely our last visit to the Willoughby Brewing Company. The food, service or beer are simply not good enough here to sacrifice my car to snobby, rude valets!

03-30-2014 00:17:16 | More by hghops
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Willoughby Brewing in Willoughby, OH
87 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.