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Amherst Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Amherst Brewing Co.Amherst Brewing Co.

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 42
Beer Ratings: 265
Beer Avg: 3.78

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
88
very good

76 Ratings
Ratings: 76
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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JGLittle

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-27-2014 00:21:02 | More by JGLittle
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nobullbob

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-26-2014 18:23:52 | More by nobullbob
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Bob6518

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

02-01-2014 21:29:11 | More by Bob6518
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-28-2013 03:27:24 | More by Bilco
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-17-2013 20:32:00 | More by JKV96
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TheAnk

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-12-2013 21:52:54 | More by TheAnk
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-10-2013 20:42:52 | More by MattXT
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

09-21-2013 03:58:59 | More by StonedTrippin
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JG-90

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
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

12-16-2012 22:07:11 | More by JG-90
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I stopped in here on 04AUG12 with older daughter Caitlin after hitting the airshow at Westover. It was fairly easy to find in a mini-stripmall type of setting just out of the busy area of Amherst. Can tell it used to be a gym; not set up as a typical pub.

Through the sizable foyer and past the hostess stand towards the bar. There's a large, bright dining area to the right, fronting the building. The bar is more to the rear, with more dining and pool tables to the left. Save for the front dining area, the rest has low lighting and dark wood; still feels comfy, though. The bar is extensive, running long from front to back along the back right wall. It has one island-U protruding out near the start, then runs about 50' to the back. A nice dark-wooded bar has a well-placed curved front to lean on. There are a few bier towers, and the barback has lots of liquor, mirrors, and bier plaques. More bier posters and pics adorn the other walls as well. A large blackboard lists the current in-house brews as well as the guest offerings. They had about 9-10 ABC biers and another 10 or so guests. And they ran the gamut of styles, too: maibock, hefeweizen, IPA, imperial stout, rye bier... Sweet!

I had some samples of a few, but quaffed the Maibock in quantity. Caitlin had the hefe- and liked it well. Started with a great, big-ass German pretzel, then some wurst and chili for our main meals. Well made and very flavorful! Service was A-1! We were asked if we'd been in before. When replied no, the 'tender laid out the bier option styles and servings available. Didn't suck that she was hot, too!

Well worth the stop! We both lamented the fact that ABC was a bit of a drive from home... Oh well... Prosit!!

4.3/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

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08-09-2012 22:59:16 | More by Bierman9
Amherst Brewing Co. in Amherst, MA
88 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.