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Crown Brewing

Not Rated.
Crown BrewingCrown Brewing
BA SCORE
83
good

41 Ratings
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 18.65%
Active Beers: 31
Beer Ratings: 204
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

211 S. East Street
Crown Point, Indiana, 46307
United States
phone: (219) 663-4545

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Growlers to-go Monday thru Saturday.

(Place added by: jlh8643 on 06-28-2008)
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Reviews by mynie:
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3.64/5  rDev -1.6%

Cute joint. I'm honestly surprised to see that it has over a dozen reviews, since it's not close to very much, exists off the beaten beer trail, and it's really small and inconspicuous.

It's about 5 minutes off of 65. There's various hop vines growing outside, replete with little placards telling the names of each hop variety and giving a brief description of its characteristics. I took this to be a very good sign--like, hey, this must really be a beer-lover's brewpub, if they're actually taking the time to try and educate their clientele. At the very least, it's a sign at they're not the kind of brew-from-kit place, where everything aside from the IPA is described as being "kinda like Guinness" and, really, the beer was just a restaurant owner's gimmicky afterthought. At the very best, this could be some kind of hidden beer gem, overshadowed by FFF and Flossmoor.

Turns out it was somewhere in between. There were 6 styles on tap and 3 of them catered to the non-BA crowd, including a light, a golden, and blueberry beer. "Gotta have something for the ladies," the bartender said. And while I agree--and while I'd never dismiss those beers--such a selection establishes this place as more of a restaurant and less of a beer destination.

But, really, not bad. It's in an old building, and the decor of the bar area is more like an apartment than a normal bar--it's like you're in the livingroom of someone who makes 100k/year: Track lighting, expensive, clean gimcracks, and comfortable furniture. There's some John Dillinger memorabilia on the wall, which serves as a cute and decisively bourgeois attempt at edginess.

All the beers came in 3 sizes, including a 9 oz, which was great for reviewing purposes. At first I thought that was meant to appeal to tickers such as myself, but no--no, not at all. This is a restaurant, serving a wide variety of people (some of whom probably don't care for beer), and so they just happen to have a wide variety of sizes.

The bartender was friendly, the brewmaster as accessible, and the bar itself is attached to a pizza place. The beer itself was decidedly okay. Combine all that with the location and relaxed vibe and you get a place that's very much a neighborhood bar/restaurant, despite its middlebrow pretensions.

mynie, Jul 31, 2011
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3.76/5  rDev +1.6%

danoble1, Oct 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

It's the best brewery just off the square in crown point,in ..if you don't mind it being connected to a very kid friendly pizza place your in luck ,you've found utopia !! Beers are okish .the industrial and squatch are my favs ,they've been know to have 18th street as a guest beer .so when that happens u should stop ! Pizza next door is vg .

DRush11, Aug 26, 2014
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tmarretti, May 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Over all a nice place to go. Just recently added more taps so there is a nice mix at all times. Beer is spot on good stuff.
The staff is approachable and kindley. I frequent this place often as i live 3 min away. The food could be better but I am pretty sure that they are separate companies and Crown brewing does not have control over the food. The bar is not large but they have a patio that is a decent size in the warm months. Definitely a nice addition to the many breweries in north west indiana.

kleksbrew7, May 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

ronn, Dec 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Le_HopHead, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of Mothergoose03
4.28/5  rDev +15.7%

My wife and I stopped in here for food and drink when we were traveling through this area. The pub is small but cozy, and is situated in an older building that has a pizza parlor at the front. Free parking is in a lot adjacent to the building. The place is located just at the edge of the downtown area of Crown Point. (Of historical interest, according to our bartender, is an adjacent building which was a jail from which John Dillinger the famous bank robber escaped many years ago.)

We ordered a sampler flight of 4-oz pours to get started, and chose the Dunkel Weizen, Brown Ale, Industrial Porter, Special Forces IPA, Plead the Fifth Anniversary Imperial Red Ale, and Kill 'Em 2x IPA. The first 4 were right to style and very tasty, but we really enjoyed the Impy Red and the 2x IPA. The red was very hoppy (not your typical red), but it worked very well. It's called an 'anniversary' ale, but I hope they keep it as a regular offering. The brewery also has a Bourbon barrel-aging program for some of their beers, and our server offered us tiny samples of the bba Barleywine and a stout with sour cherries. Both were excellent.

The food menu has a nice variety of deli sandwiches, a burger, pizza, pasta dishes and fried chicken. (There may have been more food categories, but that's all I remember.) The fried chicken and a dish of spaghetti and meatballs were ordered, and they were very well done. If we're in the area we'll stop here again.

Mothergoose03, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of IrishHockey
4.68/5  rDev +26.5%

So I stopped in for a few pints and some pizza for my birthday dinner with my family. I really enjoyed this place. The Taco Pizza, Irish Nachos, were the standout of the food. Of the beer I had the bourbon barrel milk chocolate stout (served in a snifter $9), their Industrial Porter (pint $5), Winter Warlock (9oz $3), Pumpkin ale (pint $5), Crown Blue (9oz $3), Special Forces IPA (9oz $3), Crown Light (tasted out of a flight), and Crown Brown (also tasted out of a flight). That was pretty much every beer on tap. Of the beer, the only ones I did not care for we're the Crown Blue, and Crown Light. I'd buy all the other again.

The place is small and cozy. Very family friendly. Food was very good and service was excellent. I love this place, highly recommend it, and will be going back!

Cheers!

IrishHockey, Dec 24, 2012
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Crown Brewing in Crown Point, IN
83 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.