One Trick Pony
Active Beers: 16
Beer Ratings: 97
Beer Avg: 4.02
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 10 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ja1022:
4.44/5 rDev +1.4%
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).
07-18-2012 23:16:18 | More by ja1022
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4.52/5 rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | $
A- One Trick Pony resides in a large industrial park, right across from a cemetery. Even though it is somewhat hard to find, it is definitely worth the drive. Inside you find a nice cozy taproom, with growler memorabilia scattered across the wall. At the bar, you can see their modest brewing equipment where all the magic is made. They always have music on, ranging from oldies to death metal, depending who's working the bar.
Q- The beers are phenomenal, having a wide selection of styles. Usually they have at least 6 taps with different beer, but at the time they have 8.
Sr- Amazing service every time I enter. Bartenders usually give samples before you buy so you can start feeling buzzed by just samples. Bartenders are also very attentive and are great for conversation.
Se- They enjoy hopping up their beers, but they also have experimented with dubbels, tripels, and hefewiezens on tap as well. So much to try from, and they do rotate their list a couple times a month at least.
F- As stated, they don't have food, but you can bring in or order out of you like. They have complimentary pretzels to snack on as well.
Seriously an underrated place that needs some recognition. They also house transient artisan ales as well and sometimes if you beg let you sample a couple of his beers if they have any readily available.
11-20-2013 20:33:42 | More by Efay
4.15/5 rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $
A - Located within an industrial park in Lansing, IL this nano-brewery is a hidden gem. Upon pulling up to the warehouse you'll feel like this should be the location of a welding shop, but they have quite the setup here. Walk in and you'll notice the decor and antiques with a "come hang out and have a good conversation" type of atmosphere.
Q - The beers are excellent and the owner ensures that they are of highest quality when being poured for each and every glass. A lot of attention to detail went into the beer from water preparation for the mash to dispensing in the proper glassware.
S/S - There's usually 1 person behind the small bar window who's very energetic and personable. Prepare to hear a few great stories while you're visiting... some are more stretched than others. The selection is whatever Mark & Jonathon brewed recently and the menu is ever changing. Samples are encouraged, growlers are a must!
F - No food onsite, but they have pretzels on the tables to complement the beer. Delivery menus are stacked on a table under the beer menu and they are always happy to have people order and hangout.
V - Very reasonable. Craft beer is $5-6/pint and growlers are $16 new.
If you haven't visited OTP, then make a trip this weekend. You will NOT be disappointed.
08-07-2013 20:41:46 | More by EvolutionAles
One Trick Pony in Lansing, IL
95 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.