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BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery

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BrickStone Restaurant & BreweryBrickStone Restaurant & Brewery
BA SCORE
88
very good

23 Ratings
Ratings: 23
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 23.38%
Active Beers: 22
Beer Ratings: 241
Beer Avg: 3.84
Taps: 8
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

557 William R Latham Sr Dr
Bourbonnais, Illinois, 60914-2319
United States
phone: (815) 936-9277

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(Place added by: crayphish on 08-06-2007)
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Photo of Yetiman420
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Stop #213 on my brewery tour of the world.

Headed in with low expectations given the rural location and my overall experience with suburban Chicago brewpubs (3F aside).

Around six pm on a Wednesday. Sat at the bar where most of the people where drinking domestic light or mixed drinks...another sign to lower expectations.

Went with an eight beer sampler and they were out of hefe, wit, and dipa.

Light Lager
Cherry Ale which I really enjoyed to my surprise.
Pale Ale with amarillo hop additions
IPA had a bit too much caramel and not much aroma
Irish Red
Specialty Dark was a chocolate stout which was very roasty with a touch of chocolate on the finish.

Notable bottles - SN pale ale, Fat Tire, Wild Blue, Woodchuck Cider, Lindemann, and lots of macros which is not so notable.

I had the Greek salad which was average.

Overall, nice atmosphere and a lively place with a variety of lots of locals enjoying themselves. I enjoyed the beers enough that if I was in the area, I would stop by again. The brewer seems to know what he is going and the beers were overall all well done.

Yetiman420, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of spointon
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

I made my first visit to Brickstone last night (local homebrewer club meeting).

Parking on a busy Friday night was a challenge as there seemed to be fewer parking spaces than there are tables in the restaurant, but maybe that was just the perception.

Inside, the whole place feels very much like a chain type brewpub (ala Rock Bottom). That's not inherently bad...just an observation. Lots of newish looking woodwork and tile. Lighting was fairly dim. Though the place was packed it wasn't too loud for casual conversation.

The beers I tried were all well made and for the most part pretty interesting. I really liked the stout, the Belgian wit, and the rye pale ale (full glasses of each for me). I also tried an Irish ale and a brown ale that were well made but not really my cup of tea. For a brewpub, selection was pretty good.

Service was attentive and friendly, even on a terribly busy Friday night.

The food I tried ranged from ok to solidly good (all appetizers). The barbecue wings were very good in my opinion, but the buffalo chicken was not the best.

Considering the area this place is in, Brickstone is definitely worthy of "must visit" status. I will gladly return again.

spointon, Apr 11, 2010
Photo of AleWatcher
3.1/5  rDev -19.5%

Stopped here with the wife and kids on a lazy, slow, uneventful Tuesday afternoon.

This town has a college nearby... So I was expecting some college girls as the waitresses--- I was close. The hostesses and waitresses I saw seed to look like they worked in a stripclub as opposed to a brewpub. I mean that inthe best way possible, so please don't be offended! 'twas almost awkward to be there with my wife.... It may be an entirely different experience to be here with a group on a guys night out-- married or not!

The atmosphere is pretty unimpressive. The place seems like it was built in an abandoned 80's chain place (like a Fuddrucker's for example). The exposed rafter ceilings were replaced withthe faux-brass patina look-- you know the one; drop frame ceiling where the panels are made out of a shiny copper-colored plastic. The brewing equipment isn't displayed so much as it appears to be considered a nuisance.
Some drapes and curtains and fabric strips hanging from the ceiling complete the Persian-coke-den look perfectly. The paint and decor is all done in differing shades of tan with some mahogany wood work around the bar area.
The overall look is dim and poorly lit.

The food is pretty good-- the wife got some sort of goat cheese and portabello mushroom sandwich, I got a rueben, and we got the kids some loaded nachos on which to munch. The nachos were good but overpriced-- $10 was a bit much. The rueben was good and stacked high with corned beef. The wife liked her sandwich too.
The French fries were thin cut and crispy-- perfect.

The bee's were allright. The DIPA was unimpressive, but the pale ale was pretty tasty.

Overall-- certainly worth stopping if you're already in the area... But don't go out of your way for it.

AleWatcher, Jan 18, 2012
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BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery in Bourbonnais, IL
88 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.