1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Fullsteam Brewery

Not Rated.
Fullsteam BreweryFullsteam Brewery
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.41%
Active Beers: 25
Beer Ratings: 752
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

726 Rigsbee Ave.
Durham, North Carolina, 27701
United States
phone: (919) 682-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @fullsteam

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: atsprings on 07-06-2010)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30  | next › last »
Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of SFNC
4/5  rDev -1%

SFNC, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%

Rifugium, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of BigTrubble
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

BigTrubble, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Zilcho
3.24/5  rDev -19.8%

Zilcho, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Zimm
4/5  rDev -1%

Zimm, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Highbury09
4/5  rDev -1%

Highbury09, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

I came here twice and on both occasions things were a bit frenetic for me as I had to rush through my beers thanks to a tight schedule or an uncomfortable baby. I wish I could have spent more time here catching a live show, playing board games in the wide-open biergarten area and slowly sipping some brewskis.

As things stand, the atmosphere here is cool, particularly with the happening street outside with lots of food trucks, restaurants and bars within a fifteen second walk.

The majority of the seating is in a high-ceilinged hangar-like space with no air conditioning, so I stayed in the enclosed area where the taps are, which is a good way to deal with a flight of beers and stay cool.

I liked the beer holder for my flight of beers, which was shaped like the state of North Carolina, and wish I could have taken the thing home. That's a nice tough.

Now for the beer. Every beer here was good (3.5/5), with the Hogwash smoked beer and the Rocket Science IPA (which I had off-site from a bottle) being the two that impressed me both (4/5 for each). I found the lineup to be interesting for its inclusion of a sweet potato lager, a rye Abbey beer, and the smoked beer, but still to be on the conservative side of what you see brewery's around the US doing nowadays. There were no sours, no big imperial beers, and nothing that really knocked my socks off.

Still, a good core lineup is important and Fullsteam has that. Plus a great atmosphere. It's a good place and likely a go-to for me if I lived in Durham.

One important thing to note: There are no outside growler fills here. That's always a bummer but not the brewery's fault.

ONovoMexicano, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of sonofliberty2
4.16/5  rDev +3%

sonofliberty2, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev -1%

dbrauneis, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of MalibuKenny
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

MalibuKenny, Aug 07, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30  | next › last »
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, NC
90 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.