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Stoudts Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Stoudts Brewing Co.Stoudts Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.73/5
Based on:
33 Beers
7,955 Ratings
Place Score: 92
Ratings: 125
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

Route 272, PO Box 880
Adamstown, Pennsylvania, 19501
United States
phone: (717) 484-4387

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Also home to the Black Angus Restaurant & Brew Pub
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Reviews by mcslain:
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2.68/5  rDev -35%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2

The beer is the main draw at Stoudts, with the best options being the Double IPA, the Abbey Triple, the American Pale Ale and the Fat Dog Imperial Stout. I consider the beers to be drinkable but nothing special. The place has a nice vibe to it and is decorated with a lot of historical political memorabilia/propaganda. It is definitely classier than a typical brewery, although the bar area still feels comfortable if you are in jeans and a tshirt.

However, the bar area has only 12 stools. So while most people come to Stoudts for the beer, the overwhelming amount of space is dedicated to dining. When I compare Stoudts to a place like Victory, with the mega bar Victory offers their loyal customers, it drives me nuts. At Stoudts they have two options for bar expansion. On one side there is a completely unnecessary oyster/clam/shrimp display case. On the other side there is a lame extra dining room. Neither of these areas is needed and could be revamped to expand the mini-bar. With only 12 bar stools though, Stoudts will never become a great brew pub.

Aside from the lacking bar area, there are two dining options. The regular restaurant is nice and has a limited bar type menu. The food is mostly just average and is not consistent. I've had bad meals there on occasion, but sometimes good ones. The other half of the dining area is aimed at fine dining and draws in a more elderly crowd. I've been to Stoudts hundreds of times and never felt the urge to eat in the fine dining section, although I will order a few items off the restaurant menu.

So in summary, Stoudts has average beer and frequently you can't even get a seat at the bar when the place isn't even crowded due to a lack of seating. Personally, I'd like to see Stoudts embrace its role as a brew pub and build up the bar area. You can still serve decent food, but realize that your greatest audience is there because they appreciate the brewery.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Yellolab2010
3.46/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Gmartin75
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.4/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Photo of Suzon
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

The exterior looks new, but the interior is vintage. It has interesting history... There are lots of fun and unique antiques. It is unique and totally fun!

Photo of thgreatrandini
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Really weird aesthetic, some fine beer and food tho! Great service on my visit as well.

Photo of Thomaspederson
4.84/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Coolgm
3.64/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of derekweidman
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Stihlsaw
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of BriAri
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of berrier
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of BigRizz62
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Nice beer selection. Great raw bar. Have selected reserve bottles available.

Photo of reebtaerG
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Ate at the restaurant and had some beers. The decor in the restaurant is an attempt at German beer house, but it seems a bit dated and stale. I've also been to a beerfest that was in the back "indoor beer garden" area.

Quality of the beer is okay, they do basic styles well, but nothing very innovative. But you can find a beer you would like. Service was good. The food is steaks and German and PA Dutch cooking - sausages, spaetzle, schnitzel, etc. It was okay.

Photo of SCanthony
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Johnwf110
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of GLC2814
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of GrouchoMD
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Sellen
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of jzmaui1
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of stakem
3.5/5  rDev -15%

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Stoudts Brewing Co. in Adamstown, PA
92 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.