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C.H. Evans Brewing Company

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3.84/5
C.H. Evans Brewing CompanyC.H. Evans Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Eatery

19 Quackenbush Square
Albany, New York, 12207
United States

(518) 447-9000 | map
evansale.com

Notes:
@ The Albany Pump Station

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BEER STATS
Beers:
56
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
460
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
111
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
7.92%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 73 | Ratings: 111
Reviews by crwills:
Photo of crwills
4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Had dinner at the Pump Station while on a business trip to Albany -- found it through Beerfly, although it was later recommended by others.

Very cool looking interior, with a large dining area surrounded by large glass windows that look in on the brewing equipment. We sat in the main dining area, which was a bit noisy (especially in the middle of the room), but very bright inviting. Full but not overcrowded on a Tuesday evening.

There were seven or eight of the C.H. Evans beers on tap here, and all three that I tried (hefeweizen, "Kick-ass" brown, and old ale) were top notch. Sadly, the small-batch RIS had sold out, or I would have had a glass to finish off the night.

The food was surprisingly good as well. I was expecting some simple pub grub to go with the beer, but instead I had an solid meal of baby back ribs, garlic mash, and veg, accompanied by some really nice garlicky house made bread. Serving of ribs was HUGE for the price -- a definite deal -- although I couldn't finish it all. Next time I'll go for the half rack!

Price was $90 for a meal for two, including 6 draught beers -- very reasonable, although I gave it $$$ since it's a little more upscale than your average pub (and hence has pricier meals). Another place to look forward to the next time I'm in Albany.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Soloveitchik
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Photo of ScottP
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of SABERG
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

We have had the pleasure of visiting this place a few times.
The food is fine pub fare, with the specials often being excellent. The service is
professional and friendly. I love the setting, big old industrial building with lots of
natural lighting. The beer is solid, the Brown Ale is a delightful version, the Scotch Ale also
is wonderful.
Prices are reasonable, the selection is quite good, the service is quite good as well.
Worth the trip.
Cheers

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Photo of brentblack1
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of JAEvans
4.89/5  rDev +21%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great atmosphere food n beer

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Since I'm from PA originally, I like to stop here while enroute back to see family. This brewpub might not have the best beers in the brewing industry, but they do have some solid ones and with an exceptionally clean atmosphere and service, this place does the trick to get some good food and not spend too much time off the beaten path as its right there in downtown Albany. The food is definitely better than the beers. Prices seem reasonable for that part of Albany, its worth at least one stop if you're in the area.

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Photo of DSWeller
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of BFCarr
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.33/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of MacQ67
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of eflynn2
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Location, atmosphere, beer & food all excellent.

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Photo of jwarner518
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Building is an old brick industrial building with high ceilings, exposed steel beams, with brewery exposed on first and second floor. Always enjoy my meal here. Typically have 10-12ish beers on tap with rotating selection and one cask. Can never go wrong with their Kick Ass Brown.

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Photo of stevehagy
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Food was delicious, and I had their award winning brown dry hopped on cask and that was FANTASTIC.

The draft lines were dirty though, I could taste it immediately.

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Photo of chefdave37
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Cooker_stp
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of MaryW
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of mjw3180
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of kettleandcask
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%

Photo of Tpain518
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of JackNip
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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C.H. Evans Brewing Company in Albany, NY
3.84 out of 5 based on 460 ratings.
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