Lafayette Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 26
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Reviews by brewdlyhooked13:
4/5 rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Me and a pal stopped in here Friday, the day before Dark Lord Day, to have lunch and buy a few growlers for the tasting tables.
There are a few seating areas, the one to the right has a big screen TV so we sat at the bar in that area. The length of the bar top is covered with a layer of hand-tooled copper, very classy.
The menu is printed on newsprint. The brewmaster's special, a dry irish stout I think, was tempting, but I was there to check out the Tippecanoe and the Eighty-Five. I ordered a Tip and a pulled pork sandwich with kettle chips.
It was a slow Friday mid-afternoon, less than ten people in there, so the barkeep was more available than he might otherwise be during the legit lunch period. No matter, we chatted a bit, he was a good guy. I asked for a sample of 85 (so named for it's IBU rating) and promptly received one. I also received a one dollar and change addition to the bill for the request. I imagine Indiana law states no free samples 'cause Rock Bottom in Cincinnati pours 'em for free. Heckuva good sample though.
I saw the brewmaster come out from behind the bar, I recognized him from the web site and shoulda said something but didn't. Next time I'll speak up and let the guy know he brews some kick ass brews.
The food arrived promptly, and was devoured in haste, it was good eats. Though I would have loved to stay and sample a few more pints worth of brew, we had to be on the road in good shape, so we got Tippecanoe and Oatmeal Stout growlers to go. An ideal place to divert to if you're heading to the Chicago area anywhere southeast of Indy. It's only a 15 minute diversion from the Cincinnati-Chicago route, very doable.
04-28-2008 03:54:31 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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