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Mad Anthony Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.7/5
BEER STATS
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Reviews:
278
Ratings:
552
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
82
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
36
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
10.65%
 
 
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Mad Anthony Brewing CompanyMad Anthony Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2002 Broadway
Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46802
United States

(260) 426-2537 | map
www.madbrew.com

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 36
Reviews by jim102864:
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2.69/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Stopped by a few weeks ago while on business in the area. I didn't expect much given the other BA reveiws of the place. Frankly, "not much" is what I got. The place needs a serious remodel, particularly in the cavernous bar area. It looked like a lackluster effort to give it some personality and a retro 60's era factory look with a few old signs here and there, but the tables and chairs shouted "70's Holiday Inn banquet room". Lifeless and baron is another way to describe it. Then again, so was the beer. Now granted I only sampled their Ruby Raspberry Wheat beer, but coupled with the atmosphere, it told me all I need to know about the brewing talent. Lifeless and thin. Neither raspberry nor wheat in the nose nor pallet. Disappointing. The barmaid, in between mildly combative comments with one of the waitresses about the ingredients in a drink, did provide efficient service. Regardless, I decided to go elsewhere for a decent meal and a few beers. This Indiana brewpub has a lot to learn about brewing and decore. I may still give them a try a few years down the road should I be forced to return to Fort Wayne on business (god help me).

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More User Reviews:
Photo of spike8382
2.1/5  rDev -37.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Photo of fredmugs
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.75

All in all this was a very disappointing place. Stopped by early on a Sunday while coming home from a road trip. Several items on the beer menu were not available (including all the IPAs) and there were no replacements. We split a fish and chips and the fish was soft and sticky. We couldn't tell if it was undercooked, too much grease, or some combination. The barrel aged Punkunhead was a nice treat but everything else was barely acceptable. Definitely not worth taking the time to drive off I-69 just to stop there.

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Photo of JoshHellcat
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

One of my favorite local places. The beers are mostly solid, with a standout great beer every once and a while. The 2015 Anniversary Ale blew me away This year, they went from 8 or so taps up to 20, all house brews. The service is hit and miss, but the food is always on point. The beers are a little expensive for what they are, but overall I love this place and will keep coming back.

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Photo of mickmanhattan
4.09/5  rDev +21%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.38/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2.75

On a recent business trip, I thought that I would drop by for dinner. Located near an industrial area, the place has an authenticity and neighborhood feel that is comforting. Part workingmans bar, part college watering hole, and part pizza and sandwich shop, it is notably low key. Worn and comfortable. The food was forgettable...the beer, however, was solid. The IPA and porter were fresh, clean, and tasty. Prices are very reasonable, and the service was average.

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Photo of Vinegarroon
3.91/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of redleg411
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of stamtish
1.94/5  rDev -42.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 1.75 | food: 1.5

There are so many craft beers available from nearby breweries that blow theirs away! Not impressed with any of their selections. Always the same selections. Nothing unique. Don't execute a menu that has too many choices. Unimpressed. The place needs a deep cleaning.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of LukeK
3.92/5  rDev +16%

Photo of indianabeerman
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

good ipa and a great b/a porter. good burgers and wraps

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of WKyle
3.48/5  rDev +3%

Photo of mrjmann
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Yetiman420
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Stop #418 on my world brewery tour.

Sunday night near close. One bartender and a bit slow at first until the small crowd thinned a bit.

I did a flight of all beers which were good to very good. I recall the Mai Bock standing out as being very well done. I had the wings which were good but never spicy enough for my liking.

Would certainly stop back in next time I'm "in the Fort."

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Photo of burntoutphilosopher
3.74/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

i go here a lot...I have the growler... I go for open mic night... etc.

this place has a great hippy pub feel.

the wait staff is amazing. these people do an incredible job, even when they are slammed

the beers are ... alright. I've had maybe 12 of their styles. none have ever been outstanding

they have 8 or more home made brews on tap. that's REALLY good for this town.

the food is fine. doesn't compare to granite city... not even in the same league as JK Odonells it's better than B'dubs or Applebees. the fried foods are hot and crispy, the burgers have plenty of meat, the pizzas have a nice crust (but take 35 minutes).

i keep coming back ... for the service and the atmosphere. and it's local. the food is always forgettable, but i'm never left hungry. the beers are always good and made on sight... my favorite of their beer is the winter Ale and the stout.

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jlee185
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Amberluvsbeer
3.64/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Mad Anthony was a place I went to growing up when I couldn't drink yet but it had good enough memories for me to want to go back a few times and it's a good experience. The beer is all better than average but not stellar, still pretty good overall. The real fun is the look from the time you come in from the street and see the big barrel over the door until you sit down. It's a pretty cool place overall. The food is pretty expensive but also tasty. The beer prices are good so it evens out. I prefer the pizzas but the sandwiches and everything else are good too. Service has never been bad. It'as not the fastest but it's always good.

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Mad Anthony Brewing Company in Fort Wayne, IN
82 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.