Watch City Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 82
Beer Ratings: 491
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: 10 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by BeTheBall:
3.23/5 rDev -15.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Had dinner with a friend last night, first time in a long time. Food consists of mainly sandwiches, burgers, salads, and a few pricey entrees ($17 for fish & chips?). We split Nachos w/ Turkey chili. Chips came plain in one bowl, chili and melted cheese in a blob on another plate. Have not really seen this presentation befoer, but once combined it was pretty tasty. I ate the IPA Lamb Burger which had some sort of Blue Cheese spread on the top, in a nice roll. It was tasty, and the accompanying fries were good.
Well, I went really to try their beer. In general, I would say good, but not great. I started with Black Twig, a black IPA. It was advertised as a big hop bomb, but honestly, I was wondering where the hops were. It was smooth, but not what I expected. Next a nitro Irish Red Ale. Again, smooth and easy to drink, but nothing stellar. finished with Titan Ale, a smoooth and tasty brown ale. It was good with food, and also easy to drink.
There were 3 cask beers, all with bacon, plus other ingredients. I tried a sample of one with ginger and coriander (I think). All I got was salty bacon. It wasn't bad, but I don't know if I could do a whole pint.
We sat at the bar, as I often do. Servie at bars is usually awesome, and some good converstations are usually had. Our bartender, while nice, was always distracted. Took ages to clear dirty stuff, and basically we had to interrupt whatever he was supposedly busy with to order anything. Not once did he come to us and ask if we needed anything. A big turn-off.
In summary, there wasn't any beer that was memorable for me, none that will have me wanting to rush back there, but they were all decent, and certainly way better than your usual BMC offerings at many other local spots.
04-22-2011 12:21:44 | More by BeTheBall
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