Tin Man Brewing Company
Active Beers: 11
Beer Ratings: 148
Beer Avg: 3.32
Taps: 5 / Bottles: 4
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 18 | Show All Ratings:
3.91/5 rDev +22.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Went after recommendation from Sarah at Airport Lounge. said beer was good, fun place and food was crazy. Worked for me.
Completely agreed. So I guess I'm not going to be in mainstream, where ratings are midlin...
Beer was a combo of the basics done quite nicely (red, pale, nitro stout) with a nice Pilsner and a very good season release Rosen Weiss...then throw in a spot on DIPA (Overlord) and a big, beautiful 12% abv RIS (Csar)... both outstanding. All were very well balanced with a smooth mouth. Just good quality beer.
The food was great. Nice eclectic menu. We shared a couple of salmon corn cakes (yum); she had a great salad and I had a spectacular seasoned and cheesed mushroom soup. Ok...I was hungry...so I also got the orange braised pork belly and fried green tomato sandwich with vinegar red cabbage and pumpkin butter on waffles. It was just outrageous...so many flavors to pair with the beer fleet and the other freestanding big beers.
I liked the décor...though not that different any more...brick walls, exposed/painted ceiling and suspended ductwork. Lots of open air/high ceilings. Friendly but not great service. They have their ways and don't really do anything special for you. Not much on special requests. No real complaints...but not much to praise either. A bit noisy at times...but definitely light and fun atmosphere.
I think there is probably something special here for anybody...in my case a bunch of special things.
If I get back to Evansville...will definitely head right back.
03-28-2014 17:22:06 | More by BillRoth
3.63/5 rDev +13.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
I liked this place. I stopped in at lunch with a local. If you're ever in EVV and you're thirsty for a well-made beer... this is the place.
I had their beer sampler. Although nothing stopped the earth form rotating on its axis, they were consistently good across the board.
The decor isn't for me, I think it would be noisy at night with a crowd in there.
Food was just OK.
01-21-2014 22:12:40 | More by mttaylor1066
2.03/5 rDev -36.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 2.25 | $
It took me less than 30 seconds after I walked through the door to realize I wanted nothing to do with this place. The host and maybe the manager at the host stand were more interested in image than he was taking our money. We were in about 8:00 on a Saturday night and wanted to try their beer in their building. We were told it would be 30 minutes to order beer. The place was 2/3's full and the bar was basically unoccupied. I have never been to a food and drink establishment that did not do everything they could to meet their customers needs and gladly take their money. It was no problem to walk out the door and go to the Gerst House a few blocks down the street where I ordered anything but a Tin Man product. Maybe the comments in other reviews "about second chances" should say something to anyone who is interested in trying this place.
P.S. My son and his friends ate dinner here later in the evening and had a like experience along with what they described as an "inept server."
08-11-2013 21:58:42 | More by stormcloud
4.61/5 rDev +44.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Really enjoyed this place. They have active brewery tours at different parts of the evening and it is something you should check out!!! they have a few things going on there that are very unique and up and coming... Im not going to ruin the surprise because If you are driving through and passing Evansville this is a must stop. Everyone there was very energetic... Try the salmon appetizer its to die for. For my entree it was very filling so as far as entree pricing goes it was less than a steak you get at any other restaurant. I guess they use to have serve yourself bbq and that didn't go over well. They have totally changed things and now have full control over there kitchen. The menu is simple and easy and I dont see anyone having a problem finding something they could enjoy.
Regarding the beer I had some newer beers a bourbon rye beer which was great as well as there imperial ipa. I spoke with several people there and now that they have there session beers going strong they are working on more specialty and seasonal beers so be on the lookout for new beers from these guys and go check the place out!
07-01-2013 22:27:06 | More by jdprmd
4.93/5 rDev +54.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This is by far the best beer bar in Evansville and vicinity. Very fresh and tasty beers in a variety of distinctive styles and an awesome inspired food menu. Tin Man has $2 pints on Mondays, lunch specials and other great deals throughout the week. All of their bar and server staff is more than friendly and knowledgeable about the beer and food that they serve. They aim to please. The atmosphere is in my opinion the perfect micro brewery environment, an old boarding house from the 1800's converted into a beautiful bar/restaurant/beer production facility with a modern industrial vibe and plenty of room. They also have outdoor seating to boot. If you are visiting Evansville, IN be sure to stop in you will not want to leave. One of my favorite beers is the Alloy on N2. It's a flavorful American IPA. Tin Man offers up many of their selections with a CO2 - N2 option. Check them out!
06-25-2013 18:36:48 | More by sta2ned
2.08/5 rDev -34.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 1.25 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 3 | $$
I gave them a 2nd chance, 4 months after the first visit, hoping for better luck. Slight improvements in that they had some beer with a little flavor (the bourbon barrel'd one had some flavor and hop aroma, but still weak); but the other beers were all weak. None of the beers had head; have they not figured out their carbonation system yet? I only drank one full beer (didn't feel like paying for a 2nd low quality beer, probably the first time in my life I've only ordered one beer at a microbrewery), but between the two beers my wife ordered (sent the pils back for being too fruity) and samples, tried 4 beers. The black lager had some color to it, but no body or hop flavor. The IPA had little hop aroma or flavor. Food was mixed, my wife had a really good soup, my Cuban sandwich had a dry bun and the bbq was dry.
04-14-2013 17:40:17 | More by pilzen1
1.5/5 rDev -53%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 1.25 | service: 1 | selection: 1.5 | food: 2.5 | $$
The atmosphere was alright. The beer was not very good relative to other Indiana breweries. The food was alright, it was decent bbq. The selection was ehh, not very many beers on tap. The service was not good, perhaps some of the worst I've had at any brewery. The redeeming quality is the fact that it is a new place and has potential to get better. If the brewery opened in a town with an established beer culture, they may or may not have already been run out of town haha.
04-12-2013 16:56:38 | More by tdeshaw
1.79/5 rDev -43.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 1 | service: 2.5 | selection: 1 | $$
Standard beer prices, but the beer was absolutely awful. Our waiter said that he didn't drink beer and preferred wine, but I now wonder if he was subtly urging us not to order drinks.
We ordered one of each beer. The Red Ale was drinkable but really nothing special, the black ale, pilsner, IPA, and porter were watery and tasteless.
03-28-2013 02:29:24 | More by Hefty_Boss
3.98/5 rDev +24.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3 | $$
Just changed their food menu and haven't tried it but its an overall great place. They are sticking with session beers right now which is smart for a town with limited beer knowledge. Maybe we will see a hop bomb or a milk stout soon. I'm glad they are here in Evansville. Let's see more breweries.
03-16-2013 13:58:41 | More by sairvin
3.25/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25 | $$
For months I waited patiently for this place to open, following the progress of their construction and preperation.
Then the day came, they were open! I expected great things. I had to worked the first few days of opening, opting to wait a few days anyway to clear out the initial crowd and allow for first day bugs to get worked out.
Upon entering I was impressed with the remodel of the old building, it was modern and spacious. Then things fell apart. I noticed they were out of the porter already and several menu items. I was a little disappointed by the order at the counter method and even more disappointed by the staff who knew nothing about the beer when asked. The order-taker went so far as to say, "I don't really know anything about the beer. I just work for the food part." This was a proble
I was not so upset about the beer though. I thought the Rivet Red and the Alllow were both good beers, not the waterey mess other reviewers make them out to be. I even went back a few weeks later to try them again and sample the Black Ale, which has been my favorite so far. The beers are not the intense slap you in the face craft brews some would prefer, but I don't think they need to be either.
I thought the menu had a suffiecient amount to choose from. The food was good and the service was very prompt. I would go there again. I just wish that the staff knew somethng about the beer they served and the company as a whole would be a little more prepared . They have yet to distribute their product to local retailers. Apparently they are months behind schedule after talking to employees at the WInetree and Liquor Locker.
02-07-2013 05:06:28 | More by steinhammer
Tin Man Brewing Company in Evansville, IN
78 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.