Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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BEER AVG
4.02/5
Block 15 Brewery & RestaurantBlock 15 Brewery & Restaurant
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

300 SW Jefferson Ave
Corvallis, Oregon, 97333
United States

(541) 758-2077 | map
www.block15.com

Notes:
Hours:
Sunday-Wednesday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.

Added by SurlyDuff on 03-17-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
76
Reviews:
418
Ratings:
1,857
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
60
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
6.92%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 60
Reviews by portlandjeff:
Photo of portlandjeff
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I had been meaning to check out the Block 15 brewery for quite some time after having several of their tasty beers show up on tap here and there around Portland. I finally made the trip, and was glad that I did.

The atmosphere is pretty standard for a brewpub, nothing stood out as new or different, but the place felt comfortable, clean, and inviting; which is all I need.

The quality of everything I had was really good. I tried a few different styles of beer, and felt they did an equally good job with each. Block 15 isn't a one trick pony.

I came for lunch and the place wasn't very busy, so that may have added to my experience, but the bartender was really friendly and attentive, and glad to share her knowledge of their beers and menu; so I was happy with the service on my visit.

The selection here was good, but it looked like I really miss-planned my trip. A lot of the more special beers from their brewers reserve and cellaring projects that I would have liked to try wouldn't be available until a few weeks later. To their credit, I knew this BEFORE I drove down, as their website is well maintained and up-to-date. I still gave high points for selection however. Although some of the bigger more complex beers weren't available, there was a wide range of styles to choose from, ranging from a fantastic 10% imperial IPA, delicious stout, imperial wit, and many others. There's plenty to choose from and something for everyone. They even had a delicious and somewhat hard to find guest tap that I had to try; a cask esb from brewers union local 180.

I liked the food here. It was mostly standard pub-type fare, but there were some higher end options and everything that I saw come out of the kitchen looked tasty and the portions were all generous. I ordered the "brewer's challenge burger". If you finish the burger and the sides that come with it, your first beer is free! I have a pretty big appetite, and easily beat the meal, but it wasn't that huge, and I think most hungry customers could do it. If you want to get filled up, and have a beer on the house, it's a good option.

The value here is about what I would have expected. I didn't think anything was cheap, but it certainly wasn't expensive either. While I'd never mind paying less, block 15's prices seemed just about right.

If it weren't such a drive from Portland, I'd go more often. I'll wait until there's something really special being released before I plan my next trip.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of arizcards
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Spending the week in the Mt Hood area and did a trip out to the Willamette Valley today with Da Boss stopping here after visiting Adelsheim Winery earlier in the day.

Vibe was OK, typical brewpub with the stainless steel vats. Ample seating inside and out. Beautiful day with the temps in the upper 70's but with all the outside tables occupied we opted to go inside.

Quality of the beers I had were awesome. Sticky Hands is a world class IIPA and unfortunately I could not get past this one. Da Boss had Gloria, a very nice Pils.

Service was solid as Kelly was timely and good with the recommendation of Gloria for Da Boss.

Selection was good. I would hazard a guess there was 16-18 beers available from Block 15.

Food was very good. I enjoyed by Kimchi beer burger and Rosemary fries. Da Boss had the Sunday chicken dinner special which was quite tasty. The hush puppies had a cornmeal like flavor.

Overall if you want to have one of the better IIPA's in the west definitely come here for Sticky Hands as I am here to testify it is worth the extra miles!

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Photo of Bfarr
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Jbagel1
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

First off : I really like Block 15, They make some of the best beer in Oregon. That being said Ive only been the Restaurant one time. But, we picked a great time to go! They had mostly IPAs on tap, so we each got 5 tasters for 5 dollars if I remember right. SO yeah, good vibes & Quality are spot on. The service was also good and we didn't wait that long for a table (mid lunch rush ) They food was really good but on the pricey side. (maybe remember that after a few beers )

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Photo of JTbrue
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of rbarrett86
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Beervana
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of GoBeerGo
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Great place but all the good beer is gone quick, between calling and showing up the tap list is always drastically different

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Photo of Topher78
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Great place!!! Very family friendly and accommodating to large parties (10 people). Our party had 5 kids and when our waitress brought us to our table, there were kids books and chalk. The kicker was that the tops of the tables were painted with chalk paint that allowed the kids to decorate them. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and the food was wonderful. Beer was outstanding and paired very well with the menu.

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Photo of TreeBear
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of alexrichman
4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This brewery is one of the best in Oregon. Hard to believe a sleepy little college town like Corvallis would hold such a hidden gem. Block 15 focuses on ultra high quality beers and always has a huge selection of seasonals to accompany their standard beers. Huge focus on sours and hop forward beers - styles this brewery truly excels at. A must visit for any beer lover.

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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant in Corvallis, OR
93 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.
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