Flagstaff Brewing Company
Active Beers: 12
Beer Ratings: 55
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 16 | Show All Ratings:
3.05/5 rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
We stopped in last Monday (4/21) in the early afternoon on our way to Sedona from the Grand Canyon. We drove into downtown Flag and were kind of lost, but saw the place and went there.
They had four house brews on tap, and my wife and I tried all four: she had the Golden Ale (which was more flavorful than the style usually is), and I had the ESB, which I thought was great, and the Amber, which was about average. I sampled the Stout, which also was about average. They had guest brews on tap, but I didn't try any.
We sat at the bar, and the service was pretty good, but not overattentive. There were very few people there. My wife got a glass of water that had some type of dead bug and other detritus floating in it, but that was after we finished eating, so we didn't split. The bartender was friendly, but, as previous reviews have mentioned, there was a definite stoner vibe to the place.
The food was pretty good: I got the catfish poboy and my wife got a roast beef dip with the poutin fries. The catfish poboy was better than the one I had a few days earlier at Baby Kay's in Phoenix, but not by much. The poutin fries were the best of the food that we got.
I enjoyed it over all, but have been to better and worse brewpubs. Having now seen that there are others in the area, I would try a different place if I were in the area again.
04-22-2008 22:22:48 | More by Tchuck
4.28/5 rDev +22.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Despite the mediocre reviews on BA, I stopped in for dinner on a recent trip to Flagstaff. I am really glad I did, as this was my favorite brewpub of the three I visited while in town.
I visit AZ often, and this brewpub seems to be the only restaurant or bar in the state that actually has some personality. I dig the laid back, non-chain restaurant feel. The entire establishment is well worn, but it's also very clean. Also of note, was that the bartender actually had good, non-generic top 40's music playing. Up until this point, I thought it was against state law to play music that is remotely decent in public.
Service was good. Unlike the other brewpubs in town, I got the impression that my server actually knew a thing or two about the brews he was serving.
Tap selection was maybe 4 or 5 house beers, and 4 or 5 guest taps in addition to a small bottle list. I get the impression that they have a very limited brewing capacity, but they did a nice job of filling out their guest taps to ensure that there is something good to drink. I had their Special K.'s Sitka, which was tasty.
The food was a pleasant surprise. It was cheap, and very tasty. I had low expectations after reading off a menu that look as if it was laminated 10 years ago, but it was one of the better meals I had on my trip.
12-17-2010 21:16:19 | More by RoryGilmore
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
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
3.41/5 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
3.2/5 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
Flagstaff Brewing Company in Flagstaff, AZ
83 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.