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Amherst Brewing Co.

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Amherst Brewing Co.Amherst Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.66/5
Based on:
32 Beers
288 Ratings
Place Score: 88
Ratings: 81
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

10 University Drive
Amherst, Massachusetts, 01002
United States
phone: (413) 253-4400

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @amherstbrewing

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Reviews by madmanjf:
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4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I stopped off here on a Saturday afternoon for lunch and some beers. This was my first visit to Amherst Brewing, and in fact, my first trip to Amherst overall.

It was a nice day out, but we sat inside at the bar. I got the sense that it was a lot busier than normal for that time of day. The bartender was alone and couldn't keep up with the demand of all the table service plus the people at the bar. He did the best he could without any help.

The beers were quite good. I had a pint of their Cask Conditioned Anniversary Ale followed by a 6-way sampler of Honey Pilsner, Pale Ale, ESB, Brown, IPA and a seasonal Hefeweizen.

Usually I'm happy if I can find one or two varieties that I like at a brewpub since it's difficult to nab everything .... however, the brewer here is doing a nice job. Each beer fit well within the style except for one in my opinion. The ESB was a little more carbonated than normal, and it had more of a brown ale flavor. It was a good beer, but didn't quite fit into the ESB Genre.

Lunch was good .... had a special off the lunch menu, and I was very happy.

I would definately return here next time I'm in the area... and I'd probably budget more time to hangout at this place.

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3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Huge place, not laid-out particularly well, friendly staff...beer and food just ok.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.83/5  rDev -27.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2.75

Just moved to area and someone told me about this place. Huge interior with pretty decent beers on draft with some really good guest beers. The place is so big that a 100 people inside looks 1/4 full. Food was ok - bar food. Beer were decent enough that I'd go again.

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1/5  rDev -74.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

big ass establishment one and a half miles from umass. its a big sprawling venue, long bar 50 yards long and bending, huge pool hall, this is a college bar on first impression. the quality however, is a step above that, but only one step. almost 20 brews on, very impressive, with as many house as guest brews, and some rarities at that, with sierra Nevada beer camp stuff, and gems from smuttynose and harpoon and all, very cool. great great tap list. bartender too is awesome, local cat back and forth to nyc, good insight, not a beer guy per se, but a dope smoker and a classic. generous as anything with the freebees, and a genuinely fun place to hang for awhile. pretty college undergrads abound, but that's not the point here, as sweet as they look, this is about camaraderie. not brutally expensive for what you get, pulled pork chilli is bangin, and overall a place worth visting.

Photo of JG-90
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Have been to the old one a couple times, this review is on the new one on University Drive, a great new location

Atmosphere - I think that the new place lost a little bit of the homey feel of the old place. However, it is spacious, very clean and well decorated, beautiful bar and pool area.

Quality - High quality all around

Service - Very good, with a good knowledge of beers and foods

Selection - Mostly German food, not an "all encompassing" selection, but almost all would be able to find something they like

Food - food is always great, I think their German or Pub style food is best.

Value - Awesome Value, good prices on beer and nice meal prices for large portions.

Great place, if visiting Umass or in the area - you must go

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Amherst Brewing Co. in Amherst, MA
88 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.