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McKenzie Brew House

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McKenzie Brew HouseMcKenzie Brew House
BA SCORE
88
very good

59 Ratings
Ratings: 59
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Active Beers: 78
Beer Ratings: 665
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

451 Wilmington Pike
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, 19342
United States
phone: (610) 361-9800

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Reviews by rdrummer:
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4.18/5  rDev +6.9%

Visited during the Philly Beer Rally. I found the upstairs a little too wide open and consequently kind of cold. It is probably different when the entertainment is there. The downstairs bar is more homey with some TVs and bar sports going on. The beer quality was excellent. I ordered three varieties and tasted at least another two or three. I didn't find a bad one. It was hard to judge the service with a large group arriving all at once, but the management did respond quickly to put a second bartender on to serve us. I found the selection great between the drafts and bottles. We only had the nachos. They were certainly good, large, and filling. The rest of the menu looked interesting as well. I will be back.

rdrummer, Mar 31, 2004
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3.3/5  rDev -15.6%

Review from 12/18/2012: McKenzie Brewhouse in Glen Mills, PA was in a fork in the road and hard to pull into at night, but walking up and seeing the tanks made it worth the trip since I was in the area. It's a big place with a decent sized bar area, as well as separate dining areas so this could handle big crowds. Overall it looked clean.

Atmosphere was very laid back and casual with an after work crowd lingering on a Tuesday night. Music was playing, TV's all had games and ESPN on and it had an open feel to the place. Very basic sports bar decor, perfect to just sit at the bar alone and drink.

Bartender was OK with the personality of a stick, and didn't offer up any beer explanations and seemed to care less, but he was attentive so that's all I cared about since it's a brewpub and explains all the offerings in the menu.

Food was edible; had a bowl of gumbo that was decent and a crab-cake dinner, which both went well with the Application IPA. The gumbo was the highlight of the meal, so I would not make this a food destination. They had 6 standard beers on tap representing all of the basics and 2 seasonals, so the variety was decent. They also had a bottled winter old ale which sounded very interesting. The IPA I had was average in every way.

Overall it was better than sitting in my hotel room, but I'm doubtful I would come back here. The place was boring. The patrons all seemed boring, the bingo announcer was boring, the music was boring and I almost had to check to see if the bartender had a pulse. Beats going to a funeral or old age home, but not by much. Don't mean to offend anyone, but this is an honest assessment of my night at this place.

CHickman, Dec 21, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +8.2%

I enjoyed the evening with my wife, daughter and her boyfriend that just graduated from college. Myself and the boyfriend ordered the sampler which offered the 6 standards and two seasonals.

The seasonals were pretty decent (experiment a little more please!!!) along with the oatmeal stout. I really enjoyed the American pale ale and the IPA, but the "light" tasted just a little bit better than water...sorry but after trying the APA and IPA the light really was a non-entity!!!! The Belgain wit was nice, but nothing special.

I ordered the wings with bbq sauce and they were okay. They were not really meaty, but the sauce more than made up for it. Very tasty!!!!

The sampler gave a decent overview of what McKenzie's has to offer, but I felt that most of the offered fare was over carbonated. The IPA and APA really stood out, while the seasonals were nice, but didn't really make me want to jump up and say, "I want that!!!" They were enough to enjoy, but want to see more 'umph' in the brews.

The prices were reasonalble, and the atmosphere at the bar area was great, the server was very good, but I didn't like the fact that he describe their beers by comparing them to known stables as Sierra Nevada. Hype up your beers!!!! Sell them, not someone elses!!!

Overall, I enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to anyone passing through Chadds Ford, PA. The service was extremely good, just need to sell thier own beers!!!

greyghost86, May 29, 2012
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McKenzie Brew House in Glen Mills, PA
88 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.