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Free State Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Free State Brewing Co.Free State Brewing Co.

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 48
Beer Ratings: 1,295
Beer Avg: 3.88

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y

78 Ratings
Ratings: 78
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

636 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, Kansas, 66044-2236
United States
phone: (785) 843-4555

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @freestatebeer

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-11-2014 22:47:04 | More by Brob245
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

07-11-2014 05:57:04 | More by jcfuller
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-08-2014 06:00:18 | More by dradair
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-07-2014 14:53:44 | More by 22Blue
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-04-2014 13:51:23 | More by daniagates
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3.44/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Visited on Friday evening May 30th, since the wife and I were in Topeka for the weekend. Texted a number to their location for dinner reservations, which worked out just fine actually since it is a busy place and had a bit of a drive to get there. The location is on Mass street, in a old section that was really nice with small shops, bars, etc and a hang out for the younger folks on the weekends.
The bar area was packed as would be for a Friday or Saturday night and very loud, but the walls helped echo that for sure. The hostess lead us around a few turns to a strange dinning area in the back. No windows at all, just some painted scenes on the wall. Was seated next to 3 women, which 1 of them had 4 children that were out of control to say it nicely. Anyway, tried our best to tune them out. The women were all on their 2nd beer pints and were getting louder. With the out of control kids, I can see why the ladies were drinking but no discipline at all to the kids. LOL! Sad actually... ANYWAY, the wife and I both ordered a dinner entree. I had the Gumbo. "WHY would you order Gumbo in the center of the country"? Yes, that would be me! :) And it was great! All homemade and very tasty with lots of andouille sausage, crawfish ,etc with the perfect 'heat' that wasn't too hot or spicy. A really big bowl of gumbo and a good value for the price.

For the brews, they don't offer any 'sampler trays/flights' at all surprisingly and I was disappointed, BUT you can buy a 5 ounce sampler snifter glass for $1.65 each. I tried 2, the Oatmeal Stout and the Wheat State Golden. Both were very tasty brews and will do a separate review on them later on. Lucky, Free State Brewery bottles and sells their brews at the local liquor stores in the area as I wanted to buy a few different ones to sample and do a review from home. I bought 4 single bottles at a local liquor shop close to the brewery to try later when we get back home. Where it is nice and quiet also. LOL! Bought a couple of their beer glasses with their logo on them. A sample brandy snifter and a pint glass. Both are really nice with different logos on each one.

06-03-2014 14:55:01 | More by BeerWithMike
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2/5  rDev -51.3%

05-09-2014 00:25:46 | More by Rachel_McCulley
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3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$

Great location on Mass St. Beers are solid. Some decent Mosaic and Nelson hop sessionals, but Old Brackus Barley Wine was easily the best.

Service was fair to above average. Waitress was a little slow, but they had a big party and it was a sat night.

Atmosphere was festive and enjoyable. The bar is probably much too small for a brewery, but the setting was fun overall. They had a cool outdoor area, but it was disappointing to see that smoking was allowed.

Prices were very fair. $3-$4 a pint. While most of the beers aren't exactly world class, this price is hard to beat. Food was average. Cheddar ale soup was delicious, gumbo wasn't bad, but the turkey sandwich and stuffed mushrooms were poor.

04-28-2014 06:01:51 | More by Bosoxfan20
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-21-2014 22:29:16 | More by Nathanbolin
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-14-2014 02:53:52 | More by FreeKansas
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Free State Brewing Co. in Lawrence, KS
92 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.