Charlie & Jake's Brewery & Grille
Active Beers: 11
Beer Ratings: 79
Beer Avg: 3.46
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3.8/5 rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
Friendly atmosphere, with a nice crowd of regulars. They have been at it for about 15 years. You can tell these people have their heart in their business. Rick is a great bartender. I very much enjoyed the heaping helping of excellent pulled pork BBQ and fried okra. The beer is very clean and well made. I thought the pale ale was a little light for the style, but I really liked it. The hefeweizen was excellent. They didn't have any beers for hopheads, which was a little disappointing, but the beers I had were very good.
07-25-2011 20:53:00 | More by kopfjaeger
3.85/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $
This place gets an automatic boost in my book for being dog friendly. Add that to being one of the few breweries within driving distance of where we are currently staying, and that ranks it pretty high right now. We called ahead, and they let us bring our pooch out onto the patio to eat and hang out. Our waitress was extremely attentive and helpful, and actually somewhat knowledgable about the beers. The beers themselves were alright...nothing amazing, but nothing completely terrible, either. They had all 5 beers on the menu, as well as two other limited releases that weren't listed. Their sampler includes the special releases as well as all of what's on tap. Menu is mostly BBQ, burgers, and sandwiches. Decent grub, and the prices were extremely reasonable.
06-01-2011 01:32:45 | More by GarthDanielson
2.93/5 rDev -23.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Recent trip to Charlie and Jake's for dinner/beers. First off, only 3 of the 5 beers on the menu were actually available. Second, the 5 beers on the menu didn't match the 5 on the website. Bummed about not having the marzen on the website. Tried the Anniversary, Wickham Wheat, and the Indian River Red. The only one I'd consider trying again was the Red and it's not worth coming back for. The food was decent, pulled pork was tasty but came to the table barely luke warm. Fried okra ok, mac and cheese and greens not so great. Probably won't go back.
08-15-2009 07:02:54 | More by babaracas
3.53/5 rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
Been here many, many times over the years, time to write a review. Recent renovations gives them an oval shaped bar, with half inside & half outside. In addition, they've expanded their seating outside, which is great for the Winter months. Offers you typical brew pub setting, with tanks behind the glass. The place can get noisy when crowded due to the hard ceilings. Posters everywhere advertising macro specials, yet none promoting their own beer, I don't get it Crowd is middle aged, not a lot of young people frequent this place.
They usually have anywhere from 4-6 of their own brews on tap. None of them are too innovative, though they have recently expanded the styles they brew. Had a nice Siason this past summer & a Barleywine this winter. On the night I visited they had Wickham Wheat, Harbor City Gold, Barracuda Brown, Slam Dunkelweisen, Wicket Wit & Gator Ale (Scotch Ale). They have 5 guest taps, Guinness, Yuengling, Sam Adams, Stella & one more. Sampled the Dunkel, Gator & Brown which were all decent. Two main complaints I have about their beer is they really don't offer a hoppy beer and the darkest they go with their own beer is a Brown Ale. Their Pale Ale is their hoppiest offering. I've inquired as to why they don't brew a porter or stout, especially in the winter, the response was they brewed a nice smoked porter once & it didn't sell. Their beers are reasonably priced at 4.75 for a pint & 2/1 at happy hour.
Their food focus is BBQ. Their pulled pork is excellent, which is what I almost always get. Their baked beans are excellent as well as their sweet potato fries. Other decent offerings I've tried include their turkey and their prime rib sandwich.
03-18-2009 00:22:53 | More by FLBeerGuy
4.03/5 rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Found this place listed on the delivery menu in my hotel. Had to check it out. Went there my last night in town. They had a Dunkel Weiss which was very good, refreshing and flavorful right down to the banana and clove notes in both the aroma and the flavor. I had a brunswick stew and a smoked beef with gorgonzola sandwich. great heat in the stew and the smoked beef tasted great and melted in your mouth. I tried the barleywine for dessert but at 12% it was too hot and overpowered the nice sweet note that presented themselves on the front of the tongue.
The decor was kinda plain. Kinda a good family place for great BBQ and good beer. The waitress was moderately knowledgeable about but more than passing eager to hear about the different styles ( she agreed with me and my brother that th barleywine could have been backed down a couple of notches. Service was quick cheerful and friendly.
I'd go back given the opportunity.
02-22-2009 21:00:27 | More by ybnorml
3.94/5 rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Extreme Beer place. Everything was high high ABV including a 15% ABV Double Trouble barleywine that was very good. When the server warned people it was 30% proof, there was perhaps a hint that the booziness hits like 30% ABV. Middle aged plus hangout, hard drink consumer. Sunlight lights up the place, a very nice paragon bar, tables elsewhere, including some outside for BBQ grill customers. Worth a stop off the highway for, and then you sleep.Could use some more guest taps, as only 4 or 5 beers on tap at any time.Fairly nice decor though compact for the Melbourne area, not much socializing outside of the regulars.
02-19-2009 03:53:13 | More by Sammy
Charlie & Jake's Brewery & Grille in Melbourne, FL
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