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C.H. Evans Brewing Company

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C.H. Evans Brewing CompanyC.H. Evans Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.79/5
Based on:
50 Beers
406 Ratings
Place Score: 90
Ratings: 98
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

19 Quackenbush Square
Albany, New York, 12207
United States
phone: (518) 447-9000

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate

@ The Albany Pump Station
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Reviews by Avryle:
Photo of Avryle
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This is actually one of the best restaurants in Albany... I don't know if that says more about the quality of their food or about what Albany has to offer as far a dining options!

Food options are excellent. You can get anything from a burger to seafood to vegetarian meals. I've never had a bad meal though sometimes the service can leave something to be desired. They often appear to be short-staffed and you can end up waiting to eat or even be served for quite a while. On the other hand, I've gone and have received exceptional service.

Their beer selection tends to be excellent. I prefer their cold weather brews which include a great RIS and barley wine, though the summer offerings have included a diesel smoked hefeweizen. They also have their Kick-Ass Brown that won a gold medal at the GABF a few years back. Growler fills are reasonably priced at about $12 or $13 and they don't care where its from. If you didn't bring one, you can purchase a pricy hand-blown German growler at the bar. The brewer is usually on the premesis and you can often see him working all about the tanks.

The building is neat if you care about such things. Its located in an old brick pump house (go figure, as the restaurant is called, The Albany Pump House) They did an awsome job on the renovation of the building into the restaurant/ brewery and won several awards for it. There is a huge fireplace that dominates a wall of the dining room a lends a cozy ambiance during the winter months when its actually lit.

More User Reviews:
Photo of jwarner518
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Building is an old brick industrial building with high ceilings, exposed steel beams, with brewery exposed on first and second floor. Always enjoy my meal here. Typically have 10-12ish beers on tap with rotating selection and one cask. Can never go wrong with their Kick Ass Brown.

Photo of stevehagy
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Food was delicious, and I had their award winning brown dry hopped on cask and that was FANTASTIC.

The draft lines were dirty though, I could taste it immediately.

Photo of chefdave37
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Cooker_stp
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.48/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

visited for dinner and beers on a Friday night with a large group (16 people). They've got very large dinning areas, and we made a reservation, so we sat right down.

the brewpub is located in a large historic building, hence the "Albany Pump Station" name. really high ceilings, open space.

good variety of English, German, Belgian, and American styles on tap. I had pints of the brown ale and the porter on cask, both were good.

food spanned from sandwiches, salads, and entrees. Everyone seemed happy with the food, and service was fine.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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C.H. Evans Brewing Company in Albany, NY
90 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.