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One Trick Pony

Not Rated.
One Trick PonyOne Trick Pony
Based on:
26 Beers
17 Reviews
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 15
Visits: 40
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

17851 Chappel Ave
Lansing, Illinois, 60438-4525
United States
phone: (708) 213-7995

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Place added by: emerge077 on 07-06-2012

Monday: 6pm-11pm
Tuesday-Saturday: 3pm-11pm
Sunday: 2pm-10pm
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Reviews: 15 | Visits: 40
Reviews by ja1022:
Photo of ja1022
4.44/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

New little brewery in an industrial park. First ones there on a Saturday afternoon with time for one quick one. One guy there running the show (not the brewer), who tells us "if the flag is flying, we're open." Small tasting area with a couch and some chairs, a large table, and a raised counter along one of the walls.

The guy manning the tap was very cool. Samples are free and encouraged, and he's happy to give you the back story on the place.

Most importantly, what we had was very good. Had an excellent English IPA, sampled a better than average Black IPA and an outstanding bourbon barrel aged Old Ale.

Hopefully the rest of what they put out is as good as what I tried. Went in with low expectations. It seems right now lots of people seem to think they're brewing good beer, so they open a brewery. These guys were right (so far). (844 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Duff27
4.06/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of egrace84
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of jaqo4
4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of myuncle
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

How can ya say enough about a guy just doing his thing. I like the fact that this place is furnished with "Oh look at what I found". (132 characters)

Photo of TrapJaw77
2.18/5  rDev -48.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 1.5

Never had anything memorable there in a few visits there. I couldn't even recall the names of anything they make, but the dubbel I had was flavorless along with many of the samples I had. (187 characters)

Photo of southsidejoe8089
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of AngEo
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

The bartender was awesome. When I told him it was my first visit he started pouring me samples of just about everything until I decided what to start with. All the beer was top notch as well. (191 characters)

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of SWChi
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of communionofthesaints
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

This is a brewery in progress. I live in Lansing and try to visit every few months. Everytime I go there it seems that they have raised their product (wasn't too impressed early on). While they don't have any real food available, they have plenty of pretzels and great conversation available.
This is a great place to visit and one of the reasons I love the craft beer movement. (381 characters)

Photo of Irishace9
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of LukeK
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of thewimperoo
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of emerge077
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

One Trick Pony is truly a hidden gem in the south suburbs.

Really there are few like it, it reminded me of the first time visiting Jolly Pumpkin in Dexter and Dark Horse in Marshall years ago. Effortlessly original and DIY.

Dave was a delight to meet and talk/listen to. This guy had stories for days, and happened to be the co-owner of the brewery. He only works there every day, so you'll likely meet him if you go. Quick with both samples and jokes, this guy was great.

The beer selection was solid too, about 8 house drafts and a couple from Transient.
Everything I tried was good quality. Usually there's a few clunkers at a brewpub, but not here. They fill outside growlers too, unlike FFF nearby.

The vibe was unique and cozy, the walls displayed a collection of old Chicago bottles and newer growlers, framed maps and various posters, breweriana, and ephemera. A rack of books had the latest Mash Tun magazine and a hardcover book about horror movies from 1984. Awesome. (983 characters)

Photo of warpig372
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of kodt
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Glazzzmann
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Simple tasting room, relaxed atmosphere, free samples, Excellent beers (mainly on the full flavor side), Very friendly staff and customers who know their beers. No food but you welcome to order in or bring your own, CASH ONLY, Most beers are $5.00/ 20 oz. imperial pint or $2.50 for a half pint. free pretzels. Great place, my favorite by far. (343 characters)

Photo of tmarretti
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of EvolutionAles
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of jtg5678
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of danoble1
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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One Trick Pony in Lansing, IL
93 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.