Mile Marker Brewing
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Aiptasia:
1/5 rDev -72.7%
According to their website, Mile Marker Brewing opened it's doors in late October, 2011. I decided to visit this brewery during my lunch break at work on the hopes of finding a new after work beer spot and to laud on my blog site. It's not the easiest location to find, off of highway 16 & 208 in West St. Augustine (near the I-95 exit) on Agriculture drive. Once on agriculture drive, go way back around the curve and it'll be on your left hand side.
When I exited my car, I was assaulted by the loud drum & bass of a nightclub. Mile Marker takes up two stalls in a multi-warehouse complex.
When I walked in, the tasting room was completely empty, consisting of a small wooden bar, a wooden dance floor area with a neon painted mural on the floor, a corner nook with a grungy looking saltwater tank (clean it, you have a calcarious purple algae problem on your glass) and the ubiquitous black paint and purple annoyance of black lights. It looked like my old college dorm room threw up a double rainbow in there.
The brewery was unoccupied and sterile looking. I got a quick glimpse of four conical steel/copper fermenters and a pallet of bagged malts before I was surprised by a 20-something kid from behind the bar.
I was told by the young lady that they weren't open yet, even though the hours on their website said the tasting room opens Tuesday-Sunday at 1:00 pm to midnight. When I pointed this out, the young lady responded, "oh wow, what time is it?" When I filled her in, she announced that she'd be open by "oh 2:30, can you come back then?"
No. No, I cannot. Some of us work at real jobs for a living.
As I wasn't allowed to sample the product (of which there are a total of three beers), I can't offer a review of that. I can tell you that the atmosphere screams college. Good luck bridging that gap into the target craft beer demographic of St. Augustine with Ke$ha dominating your eardrums.
The quality of their beer remains unknown. The service is inept at best and lacks serious customer service at worst. The selection is miniscule, however if done right, they might be nice beers (I wouldn't know). There didn't appear to be any food and the only value lost was my time and effort.
If I see a single on the local brew store shelves, or a tap offering at a local brewpub, I might try it. I won't, however, re-visit the brewery.
11-22-2011 20:02:09 | More by Aiptasia
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3.48/5 rDev -4.9%
I was on my way up to Jacksonville so I stopped by this place on the way up. It is out in the middle of nowhere. It is right off 95 but it is not surrounded by much. I went at about 2pm and I didn't know it, but they were not open. The door was open, and there was no sign saying closed, so I went in. The guy working told me they were closed but offered to sell me a growler anyway. I had a couple samples and although the beer wasn't great, it was passable. I wanted to get two 32 oz growlers, but they didn't have any. I wasn't about to purchase a 1 gallon growler, so I left without purchasing anything. Later in the week, at a couple spots in Jax, I was talking to several people and none of them really had anything good to say about the place. In my opinion, it looked like a nice place to hang out, but the beer didn't taste great and the location is a bit of a deterrent. I doubt I will stop in again.
07-26-2014 17:39:22 | More by SaCkErZ9
2.21/5 rDev -39.6%
I'm a local and I awaited the opening of Mile Marker for quite some time. The reason to go to any brewpub, number one, is the quality of the beer. I love brewpubs (I've been to over 100 different ones). I know it must be a hard business, but I believe that if you rate all brewpubs "above average" then you're doing a disservice to the really good ones.
If you like cornhole, ping pong, etc. then by all means, come here. However, of all the beer I've had at micros and brewpubs, these rate the worst. I've given them chances to get better -- the last chance was to go and refill a growler -- but the tap of the least offensive beer, an IPA, wasn't hooked up.
I'm not a troll -- I've got better things to do. But I do not understand some of the high opinions in the other reviews.
09-28-2013 00:27:04 | More by Libertarian
Mile Marker Brewing in St. Augustine, FL
86 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.