Tin Man Brewing Company

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Tin Man Brewing CompanyTin Man Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.33/5
Based on:
15 Beers
327 Ratings
Place Score: 78
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: n/a
Taps: 5
Bottles: 4
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1430 W Franklin St
Evansville, Indiana, 47710-1030
United States
phone: (812) 618-3227

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @tinmanbrewing

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(Place added by: seanorear on 03-04-2012)
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Reviews by BigBRookie:
Photo of BigBRookie
2.55/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3.25

Tin Man Brewery could be a great thing for the city of Evansville. But right now I don’t think Evansville is ready for what they are putting out. They did a fantastic job with all the advertising with billboards saying “ordinary beer don’t compute” and “you will become one of us”. The advertising was excellent, the building is amazing and the inside is perfect. The building made is a renovated industrial building down Franklin street in Evansville and they’ve done a great job with a paint job and renovating the inside to give it a classic brewery and old style setup with long tables, and a large gathering room on the second floor.
When Tin Man First opened up I was totally excited about that place I bragged about it to my friends , I retweeted everything they tweeted about, I was sold. I tried all of their beer the first day they opened I got a sampler and even tried a brisket from Gunslinger BBQ which was fantastic. The beer on the other hand was great at first. I tried it several times after that and when I realized they came out with a black ale which was a mistake to begin with it was a batch gone wrong. That batch gone wrong was in my opinion the best beer that they have put out and it was in limited quantities. The Red ale which most of my friends like was flat and not carbonated enough and the same could be said about the rest of their beers as well. The IPA had no hop character whatsoever; the stout had no roast or coffee flavor and was way to watery none of them put off the aroma you would expect from a stout or an IPA.

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.76/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +40.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -53.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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1/5  rDev -68.8%

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4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of stuckeyj64
4.23/5  rDev +31.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I've been to Tin Man twice now. Both times I have been very impressed with their food. Had the chicken and waffle sandwich the first time and the Cuban sandwich last night. I also think they do a very good job with their beer. I've had the Csar Imperial Stout and the Overlord Imperial IPA. Both excellent. The vibe is a little weird, but the wait staff is very friendly and professional.

Photo of BillRoth
3.91/5  rDev +21.8%
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.

Recommended!

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4.5/5  rDev +40.2%

Photo of mttaylor1066
3.63/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +48%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev +24.6%

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1/5  rDev -68.8%

Photo of stormcloud
2.03/5  rDev -36.8%
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."

Photo of jdprmd
4.61/5  rDev +43.6%
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!

Photo of sta2ned
4.93/5  rDev +53.6%
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!

Photo of pilzen1
2.08/5  rDev -35.2%
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.

Photo of tdeshaw
1.5/5  rDev -53.3%
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.

Photo of Hefty_Boss
1.79/5  rDev -44.2%
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.

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Tin Man Brewing Company in Evansville, IN
78 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.