Stark Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.61/5
Stark Brewing CompanyStark Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

500 N Commercial St
Manchester, New Hampshire, 03101-1151
United States

(603) 625-4444 | map
starkbrewingcompany.com

Notes:
Formerly Milly's Tavern

On *Firkin Fridays*, we will be tapping a new cask ale which will be available throughout the weekend until it's all gone. Depending on production and consumption, a new cask will be tapped every Friday or other Friday. Look for Firkin Friday details on our website and in our email newsletter.

Added by BeerAdvocate

BEER STATS
Beers:
36
Ratings:
352
Reviews:
152
PLACE STATS
Score:
86
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
9.45%
 
 
View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 38
Reviews by jamescain:
Photo of jamescain
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

So the reason my score for the atmosphere is low is because of the band that played there the night we went. I'm sure on a night that they are not there it has a nice environment. Apparently when we were the the original band canceled and they had to find a replacement act. Instead of just not having a bad they chose (I would hope with out prior knowledge) some screamo band. Well lets just say that is not the best music to drink to. In typical screamo fashion their music was too loud to hear the conversations of others next to you. The waiter was nice and she understood that we were not into the show and joked with us about them. Their beer was good from what I had, they had a lot of stuff that was out so it was a little disappointing. Their selection was relatively diverse. I believe the only food that I had was french fries, which were good, but it is hard to mess them up. If it wasn't for the band I would probably go back, but I didn't appreciate having to pay a $10 cover without any knowledge of who was going to be playing. If they had told me I would have come back another time.

 1,100 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of DM39
4.44/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Donteatrawhagis
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of vdamato_25
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Absolutely love Stark Brewing Co. Me and my buddies went their this past week for some great beers, food and football. It is a unique brewpub with the brewery and distillery at the center of attention. I had the rueben sandwich which was one of the best I have ever had. It was quality pastrami coupled with the sauerkraut of course; but what really made it was the creaminess of the melted Swiss and Russian dressing. Because of their very well known home-grown beer selection I chose to go with the 10 beer sampler which gave me 10 tastings of different beers on the menu. I am not a huge stout guy at all but their oatmeal stout was like nothing I have ever tasted. If you are looking for a full bodied, sweet beer to sip on, look no further. The scotch ale was also incredible and had a very smooth finish after a very unique, malty taste. If you are looking for something light to go with your meal, I would go with their Mt. Ucanoonuc or Red Ale. Although this place was a little hard to find, it was well worth it. I would highly recommend it and will be going back!

 1,073 characters

Photo of Barleycorn
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Justin82
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of mrson83
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of kdivers
3.2/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of MacSon1982
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Really cool location and look to this place. They brew their own beer and it's not too bad.

91 characters

Photo of lambpasty
3.31/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Photo of jco3
3.81/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of seanzig
2.28/5  rDev -40.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

Beer and food for a college crowd

33 characters

Photo of jthurbs
2.96/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of DSmith234
4.68/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of halo3one
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mbonugli
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of BierBliss
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of coombski
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Kimball-NH
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of hockeypuck
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ajcormier
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of jamespeissner
4.7/5  rDev +23.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great selction of beerfrom a pumpkin (still) it was awesome! to a lambic (great for style) the Scotch Ale was right on and the Double IPA was really really good. the service was good and the food was great. Had the Ribs. Probably the best ribs I have ever had. the sweet potatoe fries were awesome also. I highly recommend this place if you like micro beers. Another thing I liked they don't sell bottled beer.

 410 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Stark Brewing Company in Manchester, NH
3.61 out of 5 based on 352 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.