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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
3.99/5 rDev -10.3%
Went here last Saturday. The building is deceiving on the exterior. It is a black warehouse facility 50 feet from the railroad tracks. Entrance is in the back. There is a nice deck out back and they had a food truck the day we went. The interior is really nice. Not what I expected from the exterior. Lots of stainless steel and unfinished wood. The bar is long and there is alot to offer. The day we went they had 10 beers on tap. The bar offers tasters, pints and growlers. All of the beers were average except for the Avast! Pirate Porter. This beer is different than anything that I have had before....it has allspice and orange peel in it. The 4 IPAs on tap were good but not great. They were bitter but left something to be desired in flavor and aroma. The best was the session IPA. Overall a great place to go and have a few beers. In the growing craft brewery market, you have to differentiate yourself and this is where they fall down. Hopefully they will improve their beers as they brew more.
07-16-2014 13:11:11 | More by jcavend1
4.19/5 rDev -5.8%
Going into my trip to Memphis this was the only beer place I HAD to stop at, based on reviews here on BA & yelp. Glad we did. Got there right at 4pm when they open. They had a food truck outside and they have a shithole for a parking lot. Pave the sumbitch!
Cool, chill décor insight, the brewery is visible. I like they spin vinyl. We ordered a sample of every beer and the bartender “put them in order” for us. He didn’t but since my wife and I know beer were rearranged them appropriately. Having them out of order for a beer newbie is not good. Come on man!
As for the beer, all but the saison were at least a solid B. The bitter, spiced porter & hoppy red were solid As. No issues with the beers, a very good brewery.
Tip: no cash
I really enjoyed my stay at Wiseacre. I would totally re-visit and kind of wish I had more time in Memphis on my stay to go again.
A must visit for any BA.
06-19-2014 12:29:13 | More by bditty187
4.23/5 rDev -4.9%
First off, this is a cash free zone, bring your credit/debit card. Second, this place has been packed every single time I've been, I really wish they would open more days to maybe alleviate the problem.
The head brewer is a super cool dude, and the staff was helps fairly well, I knocked off a little on that score because they lost my CC for about 20 minutes and that was frustrating. They have a food truck outside, but I usually eat in the area (Boscos or Central BBQ).
As far as the beer goes, I really think this is a top notch brewery and possibly the best one in TN. Everything I have tried has exceeded my expectations. They have a nice rotation going on so there is always something new to try everytime I go, which is about once a month as I live 2 hours away. It's nice to have a TN brewery that always has some high gravity beers available. Good luck to these guys, hope they continue what they have started.
04-17-2014 19:42:23 | More by harperman69
4.15/5 rDev -6.7%
What a great addition to the growing Memphis beer scene.
With a beautifully crafted reclaimed-wood tasting room, a private party room, and a back deck, you and your friends can enjoy full pints or tasters in the way that best suits your needs for privacy or inclusion.
Solidly constructed beers, some of which are canned or bottled and sold regionally, cover the range of standard ABV and high gravity you'd expect from a microbrewery, but with some additional unique barrel aged beers promised for future release.
Saturdays and beer release days can get pretty packed, but overflow onto the back deck helps relieve some of the pressure.
The bar is a CARD ONLY facility which is incapable of accepting cash and uses two iPads for quick cash out and tipping. A food truck seems to always be on site, previously serving seafood/Po Boys and more recently switching over to a local BBQ truck... when in Memphis, right?
Overall a very comfortable, fun location with solid beer choices and a lively crowd. So glad to work 1/2 mile from here.
03-30-2014 11:31:57 | More by Mscarpen
Wiseacre Brewing in Memphis, TN
95 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.