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C.H. Evans Brewing Company

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C.H. Evans Brewing CompanyC.H. Evans Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.97/5
Based on:
53 Beers
184 Reviews
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 71
Visits: 103
rAvg: 4.07
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @albpumpstation

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Reviews: 71 | Visits: 103
Reviews by slander:
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4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The long way around to Albany will eventually lead you, well,... to Albany. It's equally as easy to spot the Albany Pump Station from the highway as it to blindly get off one of the exits in the area and stumble across it. It's a magnificient site to see...
An old gutted Pump Station, just a brilliant brick building shell done up brewpub, very nicely. A spacious 1/2 octogon shaped bar area, just on the left as you enter, with seating for about a dozen and a half with a handful of adjacent bar tables set just back. GABF metals, trophies, pint glasses and growlers are displayed over the mirrored back bar. The bar looks out over a big, open room with muted yellow, red and olive walls, a dozen tables and booths in an area with an "L" shaped open front kitchen and prep area, which runs a good corner of the place, and a small enclosed room with a handful of copper tanks. Didn't see it initially but there's a larger dining area behind the bar with 2 dozen tables and booths and a rear lounge area with couches and leather armchairs with ottomans cozying up around a beautiful stone fireplace, roughly 15 feet wide and running up the brick wall to the 40 foot high ceilings.
There are staircases at both ends of the building leading up to the second floor, which is more of a balcony in most areas than a different room. At one end is a perch above the bar where lie a dozen "Tax Determination Tanks", and an adjacent carpeted lounge area with a small bar, TV, couches and lounge chairs, steel frame railings throughout. The perch overlooks the back dining area and lower lounge. A walkway leads you along the rear wall to the seating area at the other end of the building with a half dozen tables amidst large murals and ancient photos of the C.H. Evans & Sons Hudson Brewery. It overlooks the dining room, kitchen and bar area below but it's from here that you can really take in the whole room. It's a big open rectangular space, all brick walls & large factory windows and an old moving ceiling crane fixture in tact with a giant hook dangling overhead.
And they make beer, too. 8 taps (7 house beers and a cider) and a cask. Drank some, sampled others... The Bavarian Hefe, Evans Wit (outstanding), Extra Stout, Kick Ass Brown (there's a reason they call it that) and the cask Half Moon IPA. And then they busted out the Jesus Juice. Crazytown!!!
Had a good meal. Jambalaya, loaded with chicken, sausage, shrimp and scallops, strangely over linguine but very good nonetheless. Service was pleasant and attentative, no complaints there, and owner Neil Evans and brewer Gerorge De Piro were both there as well. Good beer, good company. (2,649 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.33/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of MacQ67
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of eflynn2
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Location, atmosphere, beer & food all excellent. (48 characters)

Photo of jwarner518
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
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. (283 characters)

Photo of stevehagy
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
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. (165 characters)

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3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
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4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
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C.H. Evans Brewing Company in Albany, NY
91 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.