Flagstaff Brewing Company
Active Beers: 12
Beer Ratings: 54
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 16 | Show All Ratings:
3.23/5 rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
The final brewery I hit in my short stay in Flag. The brew pub reflected the dominant theme of the town - low key atmosphere in an awesome low key hippie/yuppie ski town. The place doesn't have a great deal of seating and it was hard to attract the attention of a server (because they're all low key), but other than that it was a nice atmosphere. Located right on the main street in Flag, it's very convenient and a comfortable place to chill. I looked as though they have lots of live music and entertainment in the evenings. Their food was good - they're famous for their burgers, so I had a pear burger and...in an act of respect to our neighbors to the north...a plate of poutine. Both were very good.
03-13-2007 18:26:38 | More by kdoc8
3.2/5 rDev -8.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
On this April afternoon we visited the outside seating area, between the "no smoking" sign and the "no dogs allowed" sign. The unplanned entertainment consisted of a loud mouthed woman puffing her parliament lights while her friend restrained her dog from attacking would-be customers.
The porter had kicked, so naturally I requested the Sasquash Stout as a consolation. Due to technical difficulties behind the scenes, I was awarded with an amber on the house for my enduring patience. This tasty appeasement, with a rich deep amber color and floral notes went down smooth, and almost made the women's ridiculous commentary enjoyable. Finally, after perhaps 45 minutes, the now highly anticipated darkest of ales arrived.
The Stouts bubbly head gave way to a roasted malt aroma, rich deep black in color, light bitterness, and smooth finish. It was worth the wait.
Flagstaff Brewing also offered a handful of guest beers from the south west region along with its 4 main offerings, including beers from New Belgium and Boulder breweries, keeping the 8 or 10 taps fully occupied.
Inside the atmosphere was bland, a bit hippyish, and a constant clacking sound revealed a ping pong table. Well I guess it makes more sense than darts.
I definitely recommend sampling the brewpubs house beers, but no need to make it a night when there are several other atmospheric establishments dispensing equally fine frosty brews close by.
05-29-2006 15:30:30 | More by LeffeHanded
2.73/5 rDev -22%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Driving through on my way across the country, my group had two nights scheduled in Flagstaff for a side trip to the Grand Canyon. Stopped in here one night for dinner and left with mixed feelings at best. On the positive side, we were seated right away and the pint of ESB I had was top-notch. The food is fairly typical bar food - the roasted garlic appetizer was great. Burgers are absurdly huge, and housemade veggie burger patties can be substitued on any of their sandwiches.
Now for the bad: the place is basically a cavernous rec room, with some random hippie art on the walls and a performance space in back. The staff seemed stoned, although fairly competent (that is, until I needed another beer and couldn't hail them over because both guys were behind the bar playing around on hotornot.com). I could imagine the place is really uncomfortable when crowded, too. Still, I had a decent burger and some good beer, so I can't really complain.
03-17-2006 06:23:58 | More by ElGordo
3.41/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Flag Brew, bane of punks, boon of hippies.
If you went to NAU in the 90s you've been here regardless of which faction you belong to.
Full of smoke accompanied by Patchouli stink. Good luck enjoying your beer's aromas here after six pm. Other than that, they're not bad. There's jam bands in the back and people milling around. It's worth stopping in to see what they're up to. The brewers are half way friendly though the staff could stand some instruction as to what they're talking about. The fact that there's more weed than beer in their daily intake is more than apparent.
A good place to stop on the way home from the other bar. Especially if you live South of the tracks, like I did in school. Otherwise, stay at Mogollon if you need microbrew.
03-28-2004 20:40:52 | More by altarego
3.48/5 rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4.5
Heading out of the Grand Canyon, the little ski town of Flagstaff is a great resting area, even in the summer. The Flagstaff Brewery is a great little place to hit for dinner. The beers are average but good...not a huge selection, but what is fantastic is the food!!! They have some of the best and off beat pub fare. This is the type of place you sit looking at the menu and you can't figure out what to order because you want to order everything. I had an interesting grilled pear burger which was fantastic, my friend ordered the black and blue...blue cheese burger...they offer several other crazy burgers...if i go back i want to order the thai peanut sauce burger or one of the many interesting wood fired pizzas. The inside atmosphere was ok, but if you are there in the summer opt for the patio.
02-03-2004 17:50:43 | More by hollicetales
3.06/5 rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3
Flagstaff Brewing is one of the three-brewpubs/beer bars in Flagstaff. It always strikes me as a little weird because all three are within 4-5 blocks of the other. They are very distinct and different places. Flagstaff Brewing in located right in the heart of Downtown Flagstaff on the old Rte 66. Its a little less upscale than Beaver Street, but its still a clean well lighted place. I did not sample the food, as for some reason I was sure they didnt serve food and had eaten before I arrived. The place was fairly quite when I was there, and everybody but me was drinking mixed drinks and not beer. I did not take this as an omen or anything, but it did strike me as a little weird. A sampler tray cost $4 and I sampled 5 different beers. Beers were all very drinkable. The bartender was not that knowledgeable about the ABV of some of the beers, but he called the brewer over and I spent several minutes talking to him about the brewing biz and beer in Flagstaff.
08-25-2003 04:14:55 | More by beerguy101
Flagstaff Brewing Company in Flagstaff, AZ
83 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.