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Bloomington Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Bloomington Brewing CompanyBloomington Brewing Company
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

38 Ratings
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 15.56%
Active Beers: 37
Beer Ratings: 278
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1795 E. 10th St.
Bloomington, Indiana, 47408-3975
United States
phone: (812) 339-2256

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bloomingtonbrew

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Hop_Girl, Mar 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

MikeFox, Mar 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

MarkCadyBBC, Mar 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

tangoafterdark, Feb 11, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +20.5%

Great food, beer and service. Make sure you try the Roofop IPA and Ruby Bloom Amber. I also tried Java Porter and Biere de Mars - both were outstanding.

As for food: The pizza was outstanding, and the Strom - aka calzones - were huge. The Chicken Caesar and Turkey Tortilla Salad both pleased my party. I ate the Red Chile Chicken with fries. Amazing!

saraanitra, Feb 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

mwade5, Dec 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

delyea, Dec 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

cleonile2000, Dec 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

DaCoach81, Dec 09, 2013
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target88, Dec 05, 2013
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cumswithbeer, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

I think of Lennie's as a restaurant that happens to brew beer. Their food is outstanding and their beer is generally good, not great, as well. There is typically something that pairs well with any one of their fabulous dishes. Another highlight is that they'll fill any container that has a measurement on it, from a ball jar to a milk jug.

I highly recommend brunch on Sunday, it's no buffet but they have the best chicken and waffles I've ever had. Writing this review makes me want to head there tomorrow morning.

I've had mixed experiences in service. I typically eat in the main dining room where service is fine most of the time but I have had a poor experience as well. The servers in the pub are typically knowledgeable and also extremely friendly.

The only drawback to eating there is that it's right on IU's campus, which makes it less enjoyable for some 30 somethings during the school year.

robboyd, Oct 09, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev -6.2%

I have been visiting BBC for 12 years. This is the first place that I tried cask ale, and I have been a lover ever since. I also remember enjoying their Vision Weiss and others in the past. Currently, their beers don't stack up to what they once were. The complexity of the entire line up has lost something. Perhaps some new blood is needed in the brewery section.

All of that said, I am happy that these guys are around and that they are producing for the local scene. Their food menu offers a variety of fun, Italian-inspired selections. I have rarely not completely enjoyed meals there. The best beer that I have had in the last couple of years is their Double-Hopped Ale, which is really a kinda hoppy APA.

I wish this place would spice it up in the brewery department, as I can't help but cheer their efforts. Sadly, though, I don't stop by very often for that reason.

eyeenjoybeer, Jul 06, 2011
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3.58/5  rDev -11.6%

Bloomington Brewing Co. is located right in the heart of Btown. The crowd was a bit older/more of a uppity type crowd. I was in town before a game and just didn't like the vibe I got in there. The food looked great, but it was pretty darn expensive for Bloomington.

The beers... well they were alright, I got the highest IBU's they had. double hopped pale and the stone stout. dhp was not that great and stout was actually pretty good. My buddy got an amber and an esb which was more like a bud light.

I wouldn't go back. The service was good. and the pints were cheap. But hey now I've tried it at least.

tykees88, Jan 18, 2011
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3.91/5  rDev -3.5%

Made a quick Sunday afternoon stop here to try their lineup of beers. Overall the quality was good, not great. The stout was very good though. 2 cask offerings, which was nice to see.

Went in the main entrance, and was initially stumped that there was no bar, just tables, and it felt like a small-town diner. Walked to the other room, and found the small bar in the back, with the brewing equipment visible through a window behind it. Atmosphere was more on the restaurant side of things, wood paneling, carpet, wallpaper, etc. In the bar room there was a colorful grouping of local artist's work on one wall.

There was a long row of taps, at least 12, but they were only pouring 6-8 of their beers, listed on a chalkboard. The stout was the highlight, and Quarrymen was a serviceable pale ale. Java Porter sounded good in theory, but was a little too thin and acidic.

Service at the bar was great, Sally was the bartender and answered all my pestering beer questions about the local scene. They send kegs to a few of the bars in town, but that's it for distribution.

Overall a good local beer place, not my first choice, but a good one.

emerge077, Apr 05, 2010
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4.4/5  rDev +8.6%

Stopped in on a Saturday evening and sat as the bar. Bartender was extremely friendly and knew his beer. They had regular taps, nitro taps, and a couple of casks. I was able to enjoy a Pale Ale, the Ruby on cask, and a stout on nitro. All were very good. I would highly recommend the nitro taps.

The crowd was a little light on this evening due to the football playoffs and the fact that they did not have tvs.

We ordered a pizza for dinner. It was good as well.

Nice solid choice for some good beer and food. The selection of beer was what you would expect and worth the visit.

hoosier222002, Jan 23, 2010
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Bloomington Brewing Company in Bloomington, IN
91 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.