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Weasel Boy Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Weasel Boy Brewing CompanyWeasel Boy Brewing Company
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.75%
Active Beers: 29
Beer Ratings: 298
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: 8
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

126 Muskingum Ave.
Suite E
Zanesville, Ohio, 43701
United States
phone: (740) 455-3767

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Notes:
First place to brew their own beer in Zanesville since 1918.

Growlers to go.
740-455-3767 or 740-605-PINT (7468)

(Place added by: Dogbrick on 09-08-2007)
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Reviews by slander:
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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%

Pushing westward through Ohio again (don’t ask), and still an hour out of destination Columbus. Seemingly early enough that it wasn’t unreasonable to detour off the exit, some exit, somewhere, for beer. Axis plains being what they were, I pulled into ‘Z’, crossed the ‘Y’, and wound around ‘til I found Weasel Boy. In an old industrial space on a multi syllabled named river, just about as easy as it sounds...

Was an old glass mold factory once upon a time not now and then secret hand grenade piece place during the war, some war, somewhere, probably not for beer. Enter off a lobby space into a big open room with a small “L” shaped bar back in the rear corner; wood pieced laminate topped, with a panel base, wood foot pole, and seating for a dozen on stools. Stainless steel tower sunken off the bar with 11 handles, many of them with logo stickers & markers above identifying selections.

Wood shelving piece behind the bar with growlers & glassware, and stacked pint glasses. Horizontal board on the brick barback wall listing tap selections and ABV’s; happy hours and growler pricing, too. Stained glass Weasel Boy logo light box above with house license plates to both sides, and a long shelf atop holding old glassware & cans, a Bud Man piece, a growler, a bunch of steins, mugs, and more. Shirts & hats displayed off the corner of the bar, and a framed GABF metal for the Anastasia RIS from 2010. A retro Old style clock back there, somewhere, too.

Mostly cinderblock walls painted brick & off white, some areas done up with brewery pieces, pics of people wearing Weasel Boy wear abroad, coaster displays, and that cool Heneiken ad with Mr. Spock (never seen that one befo’). Large paper snowflake covered panel windows with center squares opening over the Muskingum River to the rear and back side. Slat wood floorings, and foam filled ceiling rafters with white I-beams & blended ducts. Strung white lighting running the ducts and along the far wall, and drop bulb lighting over the bar and out across the floor.

Just off the bar, a 4 seat bar counter below the rear windows to the right some, a couch against the far wall with 5 lounge chairs surrounding a cut tree table. Completing the pen, a 7 stool counter ledge separating the bar area from forward seating (a ½ dozen square wood tables currently populated by professor types), brewing (a 7.5 barrel brewing system), & banding (space up front where they may play). Side room with a dozen+ tables where the art is, and an outside deck over the river with a large Weasel boy mural and hop vines.

11 beers up, the sampler gives all in baby glasses served on a wooden rack. 6 House standards (Ornery Otter Blonde Ale, 4.2%, crisp, slight fruitiness; White Weasel Wheat Ale, 4.9%, American Wheat, 50/50 barley/wheat, a bit buttery; River Mink Mild Brown Ale, 3.8%, nice light brown ale, slight hop character, nice malt flavor; Plaid Ferret Scottish Ale, 4.5%, slight caramel, light, good maltiness; Brown Stoat Stout, 6.2%, sturdy, licorice nose and after taste; Dancing Ferret IPA, 6.6%, English grassiness, sweetness follows), and 5 seasonal weasels (Wiley Wolverine Rye Pale Ale, 4.75%, nice bite, but I get a slight butter nose; Snow Ermine Holiday Ale, 7.7%, a honey vanilla porter gone too vanilla-ey, can’t get past the sweet; Blackfooted Porter, 5%, nice roasty, chocolate porter; Bourbon Barrel Aged Anastasia RIS, 10%, all bourbon, who knows what’s under there; Barrel Aged Brown Stoat Cherry Stout, 7%, the cherry comes through nicely and it’s not overdone). The Ornery Otter Blonde, River Mink Mild Blonde Brown, Brown Stoat Stout, Dancing Ferret IPA, & Blackfoot Porter were the best of ‘em. They make some nice beers; sampler down, I may need to stick around for a shorty (I did, and it was the Brown Stoat Stout).

Growlers for sale, including gallon growlers (for the Anastasia RIS only). Pizza oven coming soon. Otherwise, the food here is the palate cleansing pretzels I was dealt (thank you for dinner). Sat talking things beery with the Paultender, knows his game. Good crowd, good tunes, good drink, good house; me likey. Not so one or two and out as was anticipated, ‘cause suddenly, it’s after midnight; how did that happen? The tomorrow that’s going to suck is already today. I need to be gettin’ on the road…

slander, Jun 15, 2012
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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%

pizzatown, Monday at 02:47 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

WesMantooth, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of KushBreakfast
3.79/5  rDev -11%

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!

KushBreakfast, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Bill_Smith, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of ventiman
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%

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.!

ventiman, Feb 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

lindhout, Feb 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

kvnklingler, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

falcon1, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Gatordaddy, Dec 05, 2013
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Weasel Boy Brewing Company in Zanesville, OH
94 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.