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Free State Brewing Co.

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Free State Brewing Co.Free State Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.87/5
Based on:
48 Beers
1,622 Ratings
Place Score: 92
Ratings: 97
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews by amatuerbeerguy:
Photo of amatuerbeerguy
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Nice selection of brewed on premises only beers. Had all on their list. Beers are of great quality, clean, to style and they even give plato and sg. Nice to see the attentiveness to the beer. Food excellent, nicely prepared, menu explains in detail what to expect. Service and servers were good. Showed up on game day after the Jayhawks beat Cornhuskers, wait was about 45 minutes ( to be expected on game day but surprised that late at night). Server was attentive, informative, and nice. Atmosphere exceptional, nice setting upstairs, downstairs, and front patio. Easy access to the bar, restrooms, and to view brewing equipment. Very attentive to the local ABC laws, they do not deviate, which is good imop, less trouble to be had. Highly recommend if in Lawrence area.

More User Reviews:
Photo of aratcliffe
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of rxthree
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of rwhitmore
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Our hometown brew pub is always welcoming, warm and fun. The staff is almost universally great, we go there at least once a week, and we can count bad experiences on one hand.

They only serve their brews, there's usually a range of styles to choose from. Servers are generally beer-knowledgeable, and many are very good at discussing the beers in depth.

The food is uniformly very good, and some dishes are always great. My only real beef is the inconsistency of the Pastrami Reuben. I LOVE a good Reuben, and when they do it right, it's wonderful. However, it's sometimes under grilled, and doesn't have that great crispy exterior I want in my Reuben.

If you're in the Kansas City area, take the 30 minute drive to Lawrence and put the Free State Brewing Co. at the top of your list. You'll like it a lot.

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3.04/5  rDev -26.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Decent brewery with some special brews. Mostly average though.

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Free State Brewing Co. in Lawrence, KS
92 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.