Weasel Boy Brewing Company
Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 276
Beer Avg: 3.68
Taps: 8 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
3.79/5 rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4 | $$
I visited this brew pub on July 11, 2014.
It was a nice little hole in the wall brewery. Old-school warehouse setting with a small tap room that doubled as the brew room. I came in very open-minded having heard good things about the brewery and with the intent of going home with a growler. The atmosphere was my favorite part of the experience, it was a very laid back setting with cool old-time decor, magazines, art, games, etc. Talking with the bartender about the history of the place and about the people who brew the beer, their styles, interests etc. is kind of what saved the experience for me. I tried all 8 beers on tap, and nothing really stood out to me as great, some were rather poor (**for my particular taste!!), but I was able to appreciate the effort they put toward fulfilling their dreams as brewers, the styles of beers they preferred, and type of business structure they were going for. Needless to say, I ended up going home without a growler, although the Bourbon Scottish was very tempting!! All of these external aspects outside of the beer itself leads me to giving a better review that I would have given if I were to try all of these beer samples blindfolded. They whip up some pretty good hand crafted pizzas too, which was a minor plus. All in all, I enjoyed the experience, but the beers on tap that day weren't necessarily for me. No disrespect to the brew or brewers!
07-11-2014 23:21:10 | More by KushBreakfast
4.36/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
I have stopped by here a few times.
Location is great. With a small patio river view. Inside is pretty large It can hold decent amount of folks. Has a coffee/cafe atmosphere about the place. Free WiFi. The brews are super all on tap, have not reached to doing any in bottles yet. They now do there own from scratch pizzas, using a wholewheat flour which is something I don't see done that often. But they are great. Beer and pizza cant beat that.
No buck a pitcher nights at this place.. Which is great as it keeps away the quantity folks.
This place is for quality beer lovers.!
02-27-2014 18:02:14 | More by ventiman
4.14/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
Zanesville isn't much to write home about in general according to my friends that live here, but Weasel Boy is a pretty good excuse to stop in if you're nearby. The place is rather inviting and laid back. The beers are pretty good. The service is good. The pizza is great. The people that inhabit the pub are also great.
The beers lean heavily toward sessionable, with many of them having some proportion of wheat. Their Wardance Wheat IPA is excellent. I was sad that their stout wasn't on at the time, since I have been steering away from hoppy stuff recently. Their wheat beer was out also, and the blonde ran out just after I showed up today. Dancing Ferret IPA was by far the hoppiest thing on the menu on my visits, clocking in at about 90 IBU, and a few of their beers register below 20 IBU as I recall. My only complaint would be the gaps in their beer menu; it consisted primarily of wheat beers and paler stuff. Their PawPaw Pale is an odd thing if you're not familiar with the pawpaw fruit, and even if you are familiar with it it is an odd flavor. Their Plaid Ferret scottish ale is the wild card among the current taps, and unusually low alcohol (4.9% I think) for the style. The Mango Wheat leaned a bit toward peach, as mango frequently does in a beer. Overall I liked them, but I had my sights set on something darker and more robust.
In the few days I have spent in Zanesville I made as many stops in for a pint or 2. It only took one visit to feel like a regular patron, though, and I assume on my next visit to Weasel Boy someone will recognize me- it's that sort of place. As much as I enjoyed the wheat beers I really would like to try their darker offerings, which have won medals at GABF. For now I'll be satisfied with knowing that I have just another reason to drop in and see my friends, who live a block away from the Weasel.
07-03-2013 23:26:41 | More by compass40204
4.16/5 rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I went to Weasel Boy a couple weeks ago on a trip to Buckeye Lake. I had never tried any of their beers, so I was eager to try some. I drove by the place on my first attempt to go there. It is a big brick building that looks like an old warehouse or industrial building. They have a relatively small sign that I missed on the first pass. We parked in a gravel lot across the street. There was a patio that overlooked the river.
We walked into the pub area. It had brewing equipment to the right as we entered. There was an L-shaped bar in the corner. In the middle of the room looked like a living room from the 1970's. The was 70's era looking furniture surrounding a coffee table. There were shelves with books about beer and some games.
We bellied up to the bar and I checked out the chalkboard with the beers listed. Now normally when I go to a new brewpub I get a flight to sample all the goods, but two beers beckoned me, the mango wheat and the barrel aged cherry stout. The friendly bartender gave me a sample of each. They were both delicious, so I had a glass of each. I also tried the IPA which was okay.
After a couple of beers we checked out the pizza menu and ordered. We got the War Dance pizza which consisted of peeperoni, spicy sausage, and a couple varieties of hot peppers. It was made with a whole wheat crust. It had just enough heat to make us sweat a little. It was great.
Overall, I really enjoyed this place. I took a growler of the Mango Wheat home with me. It is a delicious summertime treat. The barrel aged cherry stout was excellent as well, and the pizza was great. My girlfriend, who is not a craft enthusiast, loved it, also. It is one of my favorite new to me breweries of the year. I would go back in a heartbeat. I wish it was closer than a two hour drive though.
06-30-2013 23:41:19 | More by buschbeer
Weasel Boy Brewing Company in Zanesville, OH
94 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.