The North Brewery
Active Beers: 56
Beer Ratings: 128
Beer Avg: 4.13
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Sammy:
3.84/5 rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Had a good time yesterday. Zev is the master brewer and runs the place professionally from day one. Being a town, there is parking available. The place is sizable and able to accommodate lots of tasters out there. It is organized, clean, and reasonable priced beer. Being a mid-afternoon, he was able to do a couple of hand bottle fills. The top highlight of course is the beer itself. Seeing that I had 5 beers that were B/B+ for a spanking new place, and such places normally improve as they work through multiple batches of the recipes, I am impressed. He is working with some funk and brett on some beers, different hops and ingredients. Worth going out of your way for. The computer maps and GPS systems have you go up the 81 and the 90 and don't bother with a few twists and turns to get out here, but being a veteran driver of heading out to NYC, Brooklyn, and Philly myself, you can get here on fine roads and not lose any time, plus pay less tolls.
08-07-2013 18:30:28 | More by Sammy
More User Reviews:
4.86/5 rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
The North Brewery isn't your average waterhole for those who prefer "safe" brews. While Zach (owner) and Kyle (brewer) do make excellent "safe" brews, their true area of excellence is in their ability to create unique, one of a kind brews. Zach attempts to brew roughly 140-different brews a year; the taps rotate almost daily. Because the North is still young, they're still honing in on their recipes which only adds to the enjoyment. Locals like myself get to taste the tweaks between batches while Kyle and Zach explain what they changed and if they thought it was better or worse than last time. The North also stocks various hops, grains, malts and equipment for homebrewers. Zach and Kyle are very approachable and patient with homebrewing amateurs like myself who ask non-stop questions.
The North will be undergoing an upgrade in the coming months to increase their barrel system and bar space. My rating of the atmosphere will be subject to change after this occurs.
07-22-2014 18:04:21 | More by AndrewMC
4.11/5 rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
This is a tasting room. My favorite thing about this brewery is the adventurous nature of the owners. They are willing to try all sorts of combinations with their beers. Seems like every brewery has their IPAs, and North does too, but North also just keeps experimenting. Spicy stouts and ryes. IPAs. Sours. All sorts. They have a rotating five taps so what you find one time might not be there the next time you go in. The brewers are knowledgeable and friendly. It is great walking in there, being able to try a couple different beers, fill your growler, and have great beer conversation at the same time. One of my favorites.
06-19-2014 18:44:08 | More by illmadeknight
4.43/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
I'm a regular down at The North Brewery in scenic Endicott, NY, and I've been going for close to a year now. The head brewer, James, has only recently started, and the owner/assistant, Zach, (who gave up his position as brewmaster upon hiring James) has been there since it opened. Both brewers are true gentlemen and very knowledgeable about what they do. They are friendly to patrons, whether they are regulars or new folks who might happen to be just passing through, and always ready to advise anyone who might want to start brewing on their own. I think the best way to describe the staff and clientele would be down to earth and neighborly, it's just a friendly group of people.
The beer itself is excellent overall, every once in a while a batch will come out with an off note or two, but in general its top notch. The brewers love trying new things, and some beers from the North are famous for containing exotic things such as hot peppers, dandelions, blueberries fresh from the freezer, or even citrus fruit zest (perhaps for a spritzy, zesty saison). The IPAs and pale ales have improved greatly since the introduction of a reverse osmosis system several months ago. Zach has always brewed great stouts and porters, and James has been fine tuning his IPA game since his rise to brewmaster. Some of the best beers to try there are Cerberus, a solid stout, Endorphins, one of their premiere IPAs, Double D's, a very full-bodied milk stout, and Beer of the Dead, a tasty brown
06-15-2014 01:01:12 | More by Chuck_Hammertrench
The North Brewery in Endicott, NY
95 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.