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Morgantown Brewing Company

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87
very good

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Active Beers: 25
Beer Ratings: 215
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: 12
Bottles: 20
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1291 University Ave
Morgantown, West Virginia, 26505-5450
United States
phone: (304) 292-6959

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mgtnbrewco

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(Place added by: JamesS on 11-07-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ariceclemson, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

It’s open at noon on Sundays, but they can’t serve beer until 1PM due to the blue laws. I had a good luch while I was waiting. The menu is basically pub fare, but it is quite good. I had a killer Scotch Ale n’ Onion soup as a starter. Followed that up with a bratwurst with kraut on a great roll. Excellent fries on the side. The place itself is set in a really old building. Lots of old dark wood, with brick in some areas. It has a nice charm. And my server was very attentive. Definitely worth a visit.

Boto, Oct 12, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +6%

ElwoodGruff, Sep 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Yeldarb92, Sep 04, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

misternebbie, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

wilfmaster, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

muskiesman, Aug 22, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +7.1%

BigRizz62, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

emeyer, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

cnoechel, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

LukeRfour, Jun 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

WVHillbilly72, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

ranger7, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

miffsudd, May 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

bcgeiman, Apr 15, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -8.7%

Been here a few times. The burgers are fantastic. Always a good selection of beers. The Saison is my favorite. I see the Big XII IPA has a high rating but I haven't tried it yet. Convenient in downtown Morgantown with a separate bar side/restaurant side. Steer clear of the peanut butter beer unless you absolutely love peanut butter flavored anything. Other than that, they usually have some clever, unique offerings.

mtnst8, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

zp6167a, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

kvnklingler, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

MarvinSnyder, Oct 27, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -13.4%

This place has a good assortment of beer brewed on premises, as well as a decent selection of bottled brews. Morgantown Brewing Company also does a "small batch" release every week, which more often than not results in something worth trying at the very least. Other times, their small batch proves to be something very much worth drinking. The prices are reasonable, and as far as food, there are options for folks who are vegetarian if that's something which may concern you. This place may not be able to compete with the best in the country or even the east coast, you would be hard pressed to find a place to find an assortment of good beer in Morgantown or northern West Virginia in general. Absolutely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Jackal, Jul 26, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -6.8%

Just got into town on Sunday night, so thought I'd stop in for a snack and a brew.

The brewpub was bigger than I expected, as there's a main dining room, an adjacent tap room, and then a dart room in the far back and auxilary bar area, right next to the brew tank kettles. There is a lot of exposed brick, and the place has a handsome look to it. The vibe is pretty informal, and back area struck me as a nice place to hang out with a beer while watching the steeler game.

As for the beer, MBC had 10 beers on tap this particular evening, in addition to a handful of bottled craft options and macro swill in a small cold box. Quality seemd to be OK, based on the two beers I tried. The pilsner was pleasant and easy drinking, while I found the otter creek ipa to be alcoholic and out of balance (good bitterness, but the malty sweetness was a bit much, especially in combination with the noticeable alcohol). Service was OK. The bartender wasn't the most talkative fellow, but he would come by whenever my glass got close to empty. As for food, I got the beer battered fries. While they tasted pretty good, I had considerable heart burn later, which I attribute to the greasy-ness of the fries.

Prices struck me as a bit high. My order of fries was $5, and the nacho plate here is $15. Most appetizers looked to be in the $8 to $9 range as well, and entrees were similarly priced (a bit high). My 12 ounce schooners of pilsner and IPA were in the $3.25 range, from what I could tell.

MBC had a number of other offerings that struck me as intriguing, so I'm sure I'll go back to give them a try at some point. Based on the pilsner I had, I'm optimistic about the other beers on the menu here.

John_M, Sep 24, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%

Used to frequent this location a lot as an undergrad under the previous management, but let me tell you that the new brews are a great improvement. The bar is nice with wooden booth, 2 bars, and a nice view of the brewery. The beers are pretty good for the area and there are a couple of standouts. With 10 different beers to try you should find something you like. The food is pretty good, mostly sandwich or burger style food. Expect to pay 9-11 bucks but you can have a nice red bean and rice side or try the awesome beer cheese soup for just 5 clams.

williamjbauer, Jul 29, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -8.7%

This place has a cool vibe, and two bars, conveniently. The staff were attentive, and friendly. There are lots of different styles of beer to choose from. The beers arent bad, but aren't great either. Its too bad this place doesn't spend more time improving its quality of beer. Still, I would choose to drink here over most places as its original, and better than the stereotypical selection of beers you get at other establishments. I grade breweries against places like dogfish head, pisgah, cigar city, etc. so I have high standards. If you're in Morgantown, check this place out, especially if you're unfamiliar with the aforementioned places, and make your own opinion of it.

dixieboy74, May 30, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -6.8%

It used to be when this was the West Virginia Brewing Company that the beer was great and the food was sketchy. Especially in the latter phases. Since the rebirth as Morgantown Brewing Co the atmosphere is dramatically improved, the food is much better and there is more variety. However, the beer is very inconsistent. In fact, I rarely go there now due to the inconsistency. I stopped in a few weeks ago and the Zack Morgan and Old Morgantown were quite good. I was relieved. However, yesterday I had to return the Old Morgantown as undrinkable. Quite astringent on the palate. Had it replaced with a Brown Ale which was pretty good. A few months ago we also batted around 50% with 2 returned and 2 drinkable.

I would suggest a little more attention to detail. Keep those lines flushed, double down on sanitation and watch out for contamination points. It would benefit all of us beer lovers if this place would succeed.

sofraj, Dec 28, 2011
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3.29/5  rDev -13.6%

I stopped by this place on the way to Louisville, KY for the Derby years ago. I remember this place looking like a rustic warehouse - large with several rooms. Bunch of pool tables and dart boards to pass the time. There was a small indie band playing in the other room. It was surprisngly empty in May when we went (school out of session I guess). This was the only cool bar we came across in Morgantown. Their beers are good yet quaffable - usual suspects on tap - ipa, stout, lager, blonde, and light. Just average at best.

CuriousMonk, Feb 24, 2011
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Morgantown Brewing Company in Morgantown, WV
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.