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Swamp Head Brewery

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Swamp Head BrewerySwamp Head Brewery
BEER AVG
3.85/5
Based on:
45 Beers
1,606 Ratings
Place Score: 95
Ratings: 66
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

3650 SW 42nd Ave
Gainesville, Florida, 32608
United States
phone: (352) 505-3035

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Place added by: mullenite on 09-26-2009

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Reviews by nickfl:
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3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

A surprisingly small and tremendously crowded taproom. The inside bar area was literally packed wall to wall with people and while there was a bit more breathing room outside, it was not much more pleasant considering how hot it is in Gainvesville in August. Despite the lack of space and airconditioning, it is nicely done and has some potential if they ever expand their hours enough that you could come during the off hours.

The beer was of course quite good, but the selection was not tremendous. Aside from the standard Swamp Head beers that you could find anywhere in town, the only special beer they had on tap was 10-10-100 (100th batch special DIPA). I am glad I had the chance to check the place out, but I don't see much point in going back until they expand a bit and perhaps begin to offer a few more brewery exclusives on tap.

More User Reviews:
Photo of cljohnson1001
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.82/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of RxPwnage
4.71/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mschantz
4.01/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Reviewing from notes. Visited late afternoon in October and found the tap room of this working brewery hopping. A significant portion of the visitors were filling their growlers as this was a Thursday prior to a home football game in Gainesville. Everyone was friendly and the beer servers knowledgable and attentive. Sampled a number of brewery only beers and found all to be at least solid and some great. Will definitely visit again.

Photo of cjgator3
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kwkurdziel
4.71/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of TX-Badger
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

It's located in a smaller industrial yard, right off of 75 in Gainesville. Smaller tasting room, but plenty of selection and bar wares for sale. Got myself a Swamp Head growler and a couple of mini-snifters. Neat space, and it looks like they are doing things right. Had a very pleasant visit. Good service, nice bartenders.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.32/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of pjbear05
4.75/5  rDev +10%

9/19/14: Headed home from vacation, made my mandatory stop at Swamp Head. Enjoyed a Wild Night, then started hitting the Octoberfest and Midnight Oil. Beers were as good as always- a darn shame a distributor in South FL doesn't give this place a shot, we could use this stuff down home. Early Friday evening, so they were hard pressed keeping up with the growler fills-lots of gallon jugs moving in and out. Happy happy joy joy.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Best beer in Florida!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Swamp Head Brewery in Gainesville, FL
95 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.