Weasel Boy Brewing Company
Active Beers: 27
Beer Ratings: 282
Beer Avg: 3.67
Taps: 8 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Yetiman420:
3.74/5 rDev -12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Stop #337 on my world brewery tour.
Have made attempts to visit in the past during the day but the 4pm open time made it a bit tough. This time around I was staying the night in Zanesville and had plenty of time to check the place out.
Tuesday night around 9:30.
Sat at the end of the bar. One other work couple there at the bar and some people hanging out either in a private room or outside.
Weasel boy has a couple of great things going for it. First, the huge old brick building overlooking the (Licking?) river and part of the city is a wonderful view. Bartender told me there was a patio out back to take in the view during nice weather.
I also liked the interior. Big, old room with exposed brewing equipment and some comfy furniture really did make it feel like a glorified homebrew operation (which is a good thing in my book).
Where it fell short was in the quality of the beer. I was just coming off a 24 hr. flu so my taste buds may have been out of whack. I felt all beers were lacking in body - especially the imperial stouts.
I had a sampler of all beers - blonde, wheat, mild brown, Scottish, stout, IPA, rye pale seasonal, Bourbon barrel RIS, and Bourbon barrel cherry stout (less Bourbon as reused barrel).
I did double down on a pint of the IPA as it had a bold, aggressive hop aroma and flavor. I was also having a nice chat with the bartender and didn't want to sample & run. All other beers just lacked in body and the RIS was well below what I would expect for a brewery to barrel age and sell 1 gallon growlers for $50 (still selling which may be reinforcement for my opinion).
Pizza kitchen being installed and recipes being formulated so they will have their own food in the near future.
I'm going to give them another shot with a healthy beer thirst and see if I get different results. Love the concept and effort, just wish the beers were a bit better.
04-02-2012 18:20:24 | More by Yetiman420
More User Reviews:
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
Weasel Boy Brewing Company in Zanesville, OH
94 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.