Red Oak Brewery
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Reviews by adam42381:
3.7/5 rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Nice place to stop in if you're in the Greensboro area. Small variety of beers but their own are good. They have 3 of theirs on tap: Red Oak (Lager), Battlefield Black (Dunkel I believe) and Humminbird (Light). Battlefield is the premier choice if you're looking for quality; Red Oak is good too and much easier to put away several of them. Food quality is prety good for the price. Atmosphere is a typical high end college bar with several games on all the time. Service has always been good for me. Overall, this is a good place to have some good beer and a good time in Greensboro. Check it out.
03-27-2006 07:39:19 | More by adam42381
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5/5 rDev +29.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Red Oak is a nice brewery with a small tasting room. You can purchase 12 pks and growlers from the facility. The facility is state of the are and the cleanest in NC and possibly the US. Tours are done on Fridays at 3pm and are highly recommended.
Below is a small section copied from the website.
By 2001 Red Oaks popularity had grown so much that we were brewing 24/7...and out of aging capacity. We began the search for a location to build a larger brewery with space to accommodate future growth. After settling on a 12 acre tract along I 40/85 between Greensboro and Burlington in 2003...we began discussions with 3 Bavarian Brewery fabricators. ROLEC Prozess- und Brautechnik GmbH of Chieming, Bavaria was chosen to supply the new brewery; and in 2005 construction began on the building to house it. By the summer of 2007 Red Oak was ready to open the nation's most modern computerized brewing facility...consistently producing the Freshest, Purest, Bavarian Lagers in America.
If you are interested in purchasing our former Brew Pub/Restaurant or it's property, view the listing at www.restaurantstore.com and search through the Greensboro, NC office listings for listing # GSO 00045.
09-18-2013 21:05:48 | More by KerMUDGEon
3.5/5 rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
Went to the brewery for a tour and tasting.
The tour was quite nice though clearly geared towards those who were unfamiliar with beer. I enjoyed the historical asides and tales of the beer making of olde. The Brewmaster made it quite clear that he was not a big fan of IPAs and his love for traditional German lagers. The facility is gorgeous, state of the art, and pristine. Seeing the bottling room was especially fun as it reminded me of watching a "how it's made" type show. The tasting room, also the entrance, was very crowded and made getting tastings a bit difficult. 4 beers were on tap including one I had not seen before called Black Oak. Brewmaster stayed around during the tasting and answered questions, seemed like a real nice guy. Received a nice gold rimmed pint glass at the end of the tour. 12 packs of one beer and growlers of the others were for sale.
Negatives: my tour was quite large, leading to crowding. Also the helles lager was a tad funky.
If you're in the area, or don't know much about beer and the brewing process I recommend this tour. A nice way to spend a few hours on a Friday.
01-24-2012 23:10:20 | More by VaterRoss
3.46/5 rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | $$
This will be a little different of a review for me since there simply wasn't a ton happening here. I'll just tell you about my interactions with the staff and opinion of the product.
First off, I did a little research and found that they only took cash - so remember, get cash before going. They had 4 beers available when I stopped by and sold all 4 in growlers or offered a case of their amber, but nothing else was bottled. As soon as I went in, I was greeted by a lady in the office on the right who explained their beers. She's also the one who ordered up my growler of the Battlefield Bock. She was very nice, and looked a touch too overworked for a Friday afternoon. Hopefully she took a few growlers home. In any case, the transaction was short and sweet. Cases (I believe) went for $20, and a growler (new growler) filled with the aforementioned bock was maybe, $18? The growler lasted two days with no drop off in quality. I've had the amber on tap, and it was pretty much a Boston Lager twin, but a lot fresher.
All in all, I am very happy I sought them out. They were literally right off of I-85, and I had no trouble at all getting in and out. If you love beer and have 15 minutes to spare while heading up 85, you owe it to yourself to stop.
06-21-2011 17:18:47 | More by gopens44
2.3/5 rDev -40.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 1 | food: 2 | $$
Oh Red Oak (or Spring Garden Brewery as I once knew it) how you have changed. From a once bustling brew pub with amazing food, beer, great service, and free chips, to an empty shell with rotating prices every day, vacant servers, reduced menu, and $2.75 chips (probably higher now). Management changes over the years has reduced this Greensboro, NC establishment to a dive where only the hard core fans go. The selection of food used to be phenomenal, but the prices now fluctuate daily and the menu has dropped to one page from three. The new brewery on I-40 has probably become top priority and I can't wait to see some of these great beers become much better and more available. It's just not worth coming here any more, burgers can cost upwards of $10 including cheese or bacon, beer drifts from $2.50 - $4 depending on the day, and the classic Drunken Chicken has a different price EVERY day. It's very sad, but it is just another victim of Greensboro growing up and forgetting its past. Hopefully Natty Greene's will not suffer this same fate with it's new brewery or we'll have no more quality beer pubs in this town.
05-22-2007 04:51:05 | More by uncggop06
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