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Tin Man Brewing Company

Tin Man Brewing CompanyTin Man Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 11
Beer Ratings: 144
Beer Avg: 3.35

Taps: 5 / Bottles: 4
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
78
okay

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 34.48%
$$ - reasonable


[ 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

Notes:
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(Place added by: seanorear on 03-04-2012)
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Reviews by BigBRookie:
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BigBRookie


2.55/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

02-02-2013 05:50:58 | More by BigBRookie
More User Reviews:
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BillRoth

Maryland

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.

Recommended!

03-28-2014 17:22:06 | More by BillRoth
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BGrimes

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

02-22-2014 15:18:52 | More by BGrimes
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mttaylor1066

Connecticut

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
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dataylor21

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

01-10-2014 01:20:16 | More by dataylor21
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DaCoach81

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +48.9%

12-09-2013 03:51:26 | More by DaCoach81
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bzach

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-25-2013 04:14:59 | More by bzach
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Arherring

Indiana

4/5  rDev +25.4%

11-21-2013 19:06:34 | More by Arherring
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mattboyer182

Indiana

1/5  rDev -68.7%

10-25-2013 00:24:42 | More by mattboyer182
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stormcloud

Indiana

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
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Tin Man Brewing Company in Evansville, IN
78 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.