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Tin Man Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Tin Man Brewing CompanyTin Man Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 10
Beer Ratings: 216
Beer Avg: 3.37

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

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 36.16%
$$ - 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

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(Place added by: seanorear on 03-04-2012)
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3.5 | $$

Updated 1/10/14

I'll leave the old review up for posterity's sake until I visit again to re-review, but at least quality of the beer has greatly improved. Once cans popped up in my grocery store, I decided to give Tin Man a second chance and I'm glad I did. Apparently there is a new brewer and they have significantly improved the beer quality. I've had both Alloy and Overlord in cans and enjoyed both. After a rough start, it appears they have righted the ship and I look forward to visiting next time I'm around Evansville.

From 12-23-12
*Located in an old what seems to be industrial building, the decor is pretty cool. Big ceilings with some small tables and one long large table for bigger groups. Menus were lying around and orders were placed at the bar. Separate line for food and beer which was kind of awkward. Service was good, but the ordering process seemed kind of disorganized.

We split some of the sandwiches which had good meat, but the buns were a bit too big and buttery. Nothing on their normal sides menu really seemed appealing, but the side of the day (beans with pork) were good.

The beer on the other hand is quite frankly bad. I got a sampler of 5 beers. $6.50 for 5 5 oz pours. They had their Bohemian lager, red, IPA, stout and a seasonal "black ale". All beers were watery. The only one that had any body at all was the black ale. The lager, red and IPA had little flavor at all and were indistinguishable from each other. The stout had a ton of off flavors and was way way too thin. The only pour I finished was the black ale which wasn't great, but at least drinkable.

Glad to see another new brewery popping up in Evansville. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and try again sometime after they've had some time to work the kinks out, but my first impression was a huge negative especially after just coming from Turoni's and having some beer with flavor.*

12-23-2012 23:43:13 | More by jmarsh123
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

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DrRei

Missouri

4/5  rDev +25.8%

06-21-2014 22:20:37 | More by DrRei
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stuckeyj64

Indiana

4.23/5  rDev +33%
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.

05-21-2014 03:14:00 | More by stuckeyj64
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.91/5  rDev +23%
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 +41.5%

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

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev +14.2%
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 +17.9%

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

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +49.4%

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

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-25-2013 04:14:59 | More by bzach
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Tin Man Brewing Company in Evansville, IN
78 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.