Place Reviews: Most Recent
in Del Norte, Colorado
4.14/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.02
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5
Nice little place in the tiny town of Del Norte. Hand made brick oven pizzas, calzones and Strombolis as well as about 8-10 beers on tap. We had the Hop Trash IPA, and a pizza. All the dough is made on site, and most of the ingredients were sourced locally. very tasty pizza. The beer we had was pretty good, clear to see they're putting in some effort to turn out good beer, not just mediocre "home brew" tasting stuff. We arrived just as it opened on aMonday morning, and within about 20 minutes the place was full! Nice little gem in the middle of nowhere! (559 characters)
in Indianapolis, Indiana
4.49/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.33
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Used bookstore in the front with tables for board games (a wide variety of which are available), and a brewpub in the back with a PA setup for live music; a jam session was wrapping up when we arrived around 6:30pm. Handmade tables and chairs in a converted warehouse area adjoining the more polished-looking bookstore, the facility also has a larger side room with dart boards and additional seating. Had about 13 beers on tap tonight. Also about 15 beers bottled for sale to-go, with about half of those being distinct from the tap list.
Bartender was very friendly and offered free samples of anything we were interested in before deciding on flights and pints. Daily specials included $4 pints on Mondays. We also got food, which is of the chips-and-variants-on-grilled-cheese variety but were quite good, the chips in particular; they are apparently not made in-house but are made by a local business. All in all, we had a great time, got a few bottles to go, and definitely plan to go back. (999 characters)
in Champaign, Illinois
2.19/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 2.19
vibe: 2 | quality: 1.75 | service: 3 | selection: 2
This is a college bar, a bad one at that, which has somehow invaded downtown Champaign. A few tables outside, a bar inside, with more tables lining the narrow bar area with couches and TV's. Bad 90's music that you wish you would never hear again, but there it is. I guess this is a late night spot cause i have never seen anyone here. It is a shame that part of the Vriner's shop is part of this crap.
The one bartender did his job and that is about it. He was not that knowledgable on the three taps available (mm, yeah not that hard). Though he did provide drink for me and one other person sitting at the bar, so I guess not that bad for service, if I grade on a curve.
Three taps, one is Bud Light, another is a mead (or cider, it was not clear) and another peanut butter stout thing that was beyond bad. They do have a somewhat decent bottle and can list. Though nothing that other places around, literally within a block, don't have.
A bad beer bar, that is all there is to say. I can name close to a dozen places around downtown Champaign that are either real beer bars or have a passable beer list. Go to any of those instead. (1,149 characters)
in Redlands, California
4.84/5 rDev +15.8% | rAvg: 4.18
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
The vibe at Hangar 24 is more than laid back. There's the obvious taps and beertenders that give you beers and there is a community style long table that looks like it could seat 80 people easily. It gets a bit crowded on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday during the late afternoon/night but it isn't a hassle to get a brew during peak hours. Their selection of beer is pretty nice and they have seasonal beers that rotate often enough along with variations of their flagship beers. Some of their other brews are just okay but their good brews are damn good. I come here often enough, solid brewery. (596 characters)
in Portland, Oregon
4.15/5 rDev -1.9% | rAvg: 4.23
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5
Good vibe, seems like any typical Portland microbrewery. Hipster crowd, old crowd, Rough crowd and everybody else. I tried Adam and White Peach Adam. Adam is a fantastic beer, I won't go into detail. White Peach Adam is on a whole different level of awesome! It's rediculous, the two bar tenders didn't seem very friendly. They should be aittle more engaging and crack a smile every now and then. I didn't try the food, but everyone around me swore by it. I'll be back. (470 characters)
in Tillamook, Oregon
4.19/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.72
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
Pretty quaint place. A few seats/tables indoors and a few outdoors. Friendly staff. A bit of a wait to get a beer - one person handles cash and pours drinks. I am sure the quality is good because the line was out the door (very popular spot). If you love sours this is a great stop. I learned sours aren't really my thing. But it was cool they had a guest tap. (360 characters)
in Southport, North Carolina
3.78/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.03
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Nice to have a microbrewery in Southport to break up the annual week on Oak Island. Some mislabeling going on. The Irish Red is probably a chili beer. The DIPA was off. The brown was good and they were happy to do tours. I think they will get better in time. They did have some guest taps as well. Looking forward to next summer. (329 characters)
in Sterling, Virginia
4.38/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.5
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
This place was surprisingly large when we first visited. Even though I haven't viewed the full production facility, I saw more tanks tha I expected for a newer brewery. They also seem to be following the concept that a large tasting room area is the way to go. The bar itself is moderate to small, but there are 5-6 decent sized community tables available. There are also a few open spaces for for hole, a dart board, and a space for live entertainment.
The place generally offers about a dozen beers, with nitro and cask options as well. The beers are generally pale styles (although the one beer I've seen consistently is an imperial stout). A service rep I met had stated that they plan on only doing one-off recipes, which I am not happy about. There are generally a few pale ales and IPAs, a couple sours, and a couple Belgians. The first beers we had all tended to be higher ABV (like an imperial Berliner Weiss?) but our last trip had more moderate offerings. Almost every one of their IPAs have been huge winners, even better than their DIPA attempts. Everything else ranges from good to solid, without anything I'd consider bad.
Service is generally friendly, but can be a bit hectic with many people ordering samplers. Overall I have nothing bad to say about this place. I hope they keep it up. (1,315 characters)
in District of Columbia
4.49/5 rDev +12.8% | rAvg: 3.98
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4
This is a must visit destination if you are anywhere in its vicinity. Aside from a few mainstays, these guys rotate brews and always have 20 available. Personally, I love that they seem to love to develop new sours on a consistent basis, but they typically have a range of styles, including some choices additionally available as cask versions. Another bonus here is that all beers are available as tasters, and they never seem to mind if tasters are all you want. On one visit, sitting at the bar, we were lucky enough to be served by a bartender who was extremely knowledgeable about the Bluejacket beers, and beers in general. His willingness to spend time with us was indicative of all the serving experiences I've had at what I believe to be the most exciting brewpub in the D.C. area. Oh yeah, and you can purchase 750 ml bottles of 7-8 of the 20 styles on any given day. Once more, I highly recommend this place. (926 characters)
in Sarasota, Florida
4.01/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.01
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75
Right in the new University Town Center mall but with direct access for hours outside of the restricted mall hours.
Decent vibe, though it leans toward yuppie with a splash of sports f country bars tossed in for confusion.
Service was great, friendly, knowledgeable, quick and willing to converse.
Selection is relatively small, well under 100, probably 50 offerings, but ranges wide with several in-state & local breweries represented as well as Delirium and other great imports and regional/national brews.
Didn't eat anything but a quick perusal of the menu (while trying to find info to add here) looked worth coming back for. A little pricey but it is in a very yuppie/upscale mall, what else would you expect? (717 characters)
in District of Columbia
3.85/5 rDev -4.5% | rAvg: 4.03
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
I was really looking forward to the drive down to DC brau to check out their taproom and grab some OTWOA... Really glad I grabbed the OTWOA, but the taproom is nothing to write home about. Great beer, great people working there, taproom could use some work. Want to head back down to tour the brewery. (301 characters)
in Franklin, Wisconsin
5/5 rDev +7.8% | rAvg: 4.64
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Fresh off the plane from Boston, I stopped into Three Cellars to get some local craft. NAILED IT. this place not only had what i was looking for, they also have it on tap! I owe thanks to these gentlemen for not only answering all my questions and offering wonderful suggestions, but also keeping up with my (typically boring to most) beer nonsense. Thank you Three Cellars! (377 characters)
in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
3.99/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.52
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
A place I'd passed by many times without considering ever going in. Macro neons, country music blaring, a place for the young popped collar set. Something changed in the last couple years, namely the beer selection. Cool historical building with an unfortunate karaoke bar stuck in it.
Selection is great for the area, craft focused, heavy on Founders, Surly, and FFF, though there was good local representation from Port Huron, Central Waters, and a Kölsch from One Barrel. A couple from Toppling Goliath in bottles, a couple Surly cans, Oberon, and Spotted Cow, otherwise mainly just draft. They update BeerMenus frequently which is commendable.
Service was quick and friendly early in the evening, chilled pints were kind of a rookie mistake though. They offered samples of the drafts which was great.
Vibe was relaxed, country music playing, thankfully not a rowdy crowd early in the week. People watching from the front windows is a bonus I guess. I'll be back again for sure. (987 characters)
in Downingtown, Pennsylvania
5/5 rDev +18.5% | rAvg: 4.22
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
Freakin great, love getting kegs of this beer for my kegerator and showing off its potentcy to guests. Amazing taste and punch, love it. One of my favorites!!! (159 characters)
in Las Vegas, Nevada
4.41/5 rDev +16.7% | rAvg: 3.78
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
You come here for the vibe and the food, not the beer, but overall the beer selection was great for a non-beer focused spot on the strip. Food is excellent, as was the service. (177 characters)
in Placentia, California
5/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.64
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Been coming here for awhile now and wish I started sooner. Mike really knows how to run a shop and make his customers feel welcomed. If you are going to make a stop at The Bruery make sure you embrace all that is Mr. K's, you won't be disappointed. (250 characters)
in Noblesville, Indiana
4.13/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.13
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
My first visit to the Copper Still Kitchen & Bar in downtown Noblesville, IN was a great experience. The staff was friendly and helpful, the atmosphere very relaxed, and the beer selection was impressive. I washed down a Reuben(delicious) w/2 draft craft beers. I will definitely be back for more! (297 characters)
in New York, New York
4.3/5 rDev +6.2% | rAvg: 4.05
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Oh, Alan... Okay, yes, it’s been a long time, my bad. You know, I recall him loooooking around for a good while before opening up shop. Contemplating something lower ‘burg and talk of Queens, too, if memory serves correctly (and it does or I wouldn’t have mentioned it), before setting up on the geographically not near me UES. 3 years down and settling in nicely…
So, beer store/growler shop/bar on 86th. Small slab topped ‘L’ shaped bar with a corklike panel base, and seating for 8 on highbacked chairs. Some barback space holding slight wines countered and glassware shelved over mirrored backings with colored ball strung lighting.
Slat plank floors, track lighting front to rear, and pale green walls with some cool faux retro prints, some other local art for sale, and pieces by owner Pam, seemingly not for sale as they are not priced. Blackboardesque piece on the wall lists brewery, beer, origin, $7 pour size, ABV, and pricing for 64oz & 2L growlers, and an events board lists upcoming free tasting events.
Up front, 4 shelving units of American craft and a pair of triple wide coolers across the way, with a wood table in between where events/tastings happen. I’ve seen it myself, sure; when Small Strange Man was doing his Sam Smith promo, we came out to support him (read: drink all his beer). 4 hightops on the far wall past the bar, 6 shorty squares adjacent for the push together as needed, and another pair to the rear of the rear across from the triple wide imports imports imports shelving unit. And I think there’s a baby backyard space (although if I haven’t been back there, then it doesn’t exist).
14 non-descript handles on a barbell tower on the bar. The majority of the list are craft offering from New York state (Cuzett Libations Grisette, Radiant Pig Stop That Train IPA, Gun Hill Black Waves IPA, Captain Lawrence Frozen Flowers, Barrier Cairn Scotch Ale), and beyond (Victory Kirsch Sour Cherry Gose, Sixpoint Dabble IPA, New Holland Full Circle Kolsch, Bells Expedition Stout, Lakefront Fixed Gear Red Ale, Perennial Aria Belgian Pale Ale, Left Hand Fade to Black Stout), and then a single import (Maisels Weisse Original) and cider (Sovereign Apples & Honey Cider). I drank the Bells Expedition Stout & Cuzett Libations Grisette.
Good crowd of regular sitting around for a few beers types, and spoke with the most dengerous couple; she with skull pants, and he with her. A ton of bottles to buy and house growlers in 2 configs for the fill. Service is solid, and Alan knows his game (I can attest to him having sampled a beer or two before). Good for the ‘hood, and (lovely) Orval runs a cool $7.79, yep, that works for me. (2,685 characters)
in Bargersville, Indiana
4.5/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.61
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5
This is my favorite brewery in Indiana. For as new as it is, I couldn't be more impressed by the quality of beers coming out of this place. Freshest beer I've ever tasted come out of a keg. The other breweries in town are all solid, but Taxman blows them away with the complexity and drink-ability of their beers.
Taxman has a cool, modern vibe (especially the outdoor firepit and festival area) with consistently quality food you wouldn't expect at a standard brewpub. The burgers are beyond delicious, and I get the mussels and frites everytime I'm there. There are over 20 beers on tap to choose from, half of them being Taxman and other half being local or regional beers on draft.
The bartenders are all knowledgeable and friendly, and will take time out of even a busy night to give you recommendations or answer your questions about specific beers. I actually prefer to sit at the bar just because of how great the bartenders are.
This being said, while it is a newer brewpub, there is a definite need for improvement on the service. I have gone to Taxman multiple times since its inception, and every time but one have had lackluster service (when I haven't sat at the bar). It has either taken over 20 minutes to get a food order in, drinks have taken over 20 minutes to arrive, or the food has taken 45 minutes to come out. Also, I often have to flag servers down or just give up and walk to the bar the get a new beer. Despite this, the waitstaff are all extremely friendly and courteous and can make great recommendations to new beer drinkers (they were able to get my mom, a Bud Light Lime drinker, a beer she enjoyed), and the food DOES come out incredible every time.
I will continue to go to Taxman and heavily recommend it to anybody I hear talking about beer in central Indiana. When my friends visit from other states, I take them here. I can only see great things for the future of this brewery and look forward to watching them grow. (1,963 characters)
in Yellow Springs, Ohio
3.68/5 rDev -5.6% | rAvg: 3.9
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5
Vibe: Tourist trap kind-of-a-place. Good music scene. One of the best open mic nights with Rob Heiliger has been hosting for years. Can be awesome to ok but Rob always plays which is worth it.
Quality: Average to good quality offerings. Beer lines can be poorly maintained at times. It has been really inconsistent through the years sometimes being badly maintained. Prices can be high especially on some beers.
Service: Service is THE star here. There are a few slackers but Bill is ridiculously great! Jonas, Aaron, Mandy, Doug all are outstanding and a couple of others whose names elude me.
Selection: Good representation but cans prices can be absurdly expensive. The draft selection varies from excellent to not having a good mix at times. See above about line maintenance.
Food: Average to good. A little more offerings than standard pub fare. (852 characters)
in Burlington, Vermont
4.78/5 rDev +7.7% | rAvg: 4.44
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75
My guess is review below is from competition or someone who has a bone to pick with place. Came up from MA with family. Awesome place. Great food options. Nice beer menu. Cool beirgarten in rear as you wait for table. Loved it. Nice people. Waitress was a tad slow. But food was yummy. Atmosphere happening. Would like to go back again with just adults and drink more and share diff apps n entrees.
Highly recommend this place. (439 characters)
in Fort Wayne, Indiana
3.98/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.98
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75
Just opened in July 2015, great addition to local scene. About the only place in town dedicated to craft beer. They seem to have a great selection but with no beer menu it's hard to be sure. Servers seem to have very good knowledge of their beers to the point of quoting IBU and ABV off the top of their head. Some outdoor seating. Food menu is interesting - unique to the market. (380 characters)
in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
4.5/5 rDev +11.4% | rAvg: 4.04
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5
ABC is great. Their beer selection is vast and the quality is right where you want it to be, but their food can't be praised enough. The menu is unique and full of fun things to try and it delivers once you've got it. I've had the rockfish tacos and I've tried the french dip (which is braised in their Jolly Scot Ale) and they were both wonderful. Good place to go, can't wait to go back. (389 characters)
in Arlington, Washington
3.82/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.82
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
Whiskey Ridge is a relatively new brewery that just moved from Darrington to Arlington in March. The facility looks like it's not quite finished being built out yet, so the air is definitely that of a brewery operated out of a garage -- but I find that charming.
I was served by one of the owners, who are a husband-and-wife team. They had 6 beers on offer, as well as a guest cider. The beers I tried were pretty interesting; they definitely seem to be going with less common styles, which I like. I will try to hit them again the next time I'm in Arlington to see what new things they have. (599 characters)
in Arlington, Washington
4.08/5 rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.09
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
I visited Skookum the other day on my tour of Marysville/Arlington breweries and frankly I was surprised that I'd never heard of them before. They had 10 beers on offer, plus a guest rootbeer and a guest cider. The two beers I had were both delicious and good exmaples of their respective styles, and I really look forward to returning and trying more.
The facility itself is pretty cool -- a big warehouse by the Arlington airport with tons of characterful mismatched seating, brewing equipment and barroom décor; plus, the staff were super friendly and entertaining. Skookum is cash-only, so be prepared for that, but a visit is well worth it. (650 characters)