Stewart's Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
3.84/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

219 Governors Pl
Bear, Delaware, 19701-3026
United States

(302) 836-2739 | map
stewartsbrewingcompany.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
46
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
304
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
59
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
5.01%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 59
Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped in here with Deuane, thain709, and StormKing47 on our trip around DE and MD last week. First time I had even heard of this place was when Deuane said we were going here. I am always down to try a new place so away we went.

When we pulled up I thought we had made a wrong turn and we were turning around. I then noticed the sign and just how big this place really is. Tucked into quite a few storefronts in a large strip mall is Stewart's Brewing Co.

The atmosphere is pretty good, even on a slow day like the one when we visited. There is a big horse-shoe shaped bar in the middle of the room, lots of TV's all over the room, and lots of seating all over the place. The quality seemed to be pretty good. Our beers were all server in the correct glasses and while I didn't try any food I was told by a few different people that it is pretty good. I will have to try and stop here again in the future to confirm that for myself. Prices seemed to be on par with most of the other places we stopped so no biggie there.

The service was pretty good. Our bartender was very nice and knew quite a bit about their beers. She flawlessly filled a growler for us and it was filled to the brim, as it should be. The selection was good. They had a few new beers, most notably the smoked pumpkin porter, that I enjoyed trying. I got a full glass of the Wind Blown Blonde Kolsch and it was very good. I saw they had one cask line but they didn't have anything running through it. Oh well, maybe next time.

Overall I enjoyed this place. If I am ever in the area again I will stop by again for sure.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sbuchert
3.19/5  rDev -20.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of walt5
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Davelucas88
3.75/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of cjohns73
4.03/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Located in a strip mall; interior has not much to see. A pretty family-friendly atmosphere with lots of seating. Sports bar kind of place with a local feel. Had two beer lists really: 6-8 standards and 6-8 specials, with one of those being a guest draft. Didn't try to many, but the beer wasn't bad. Food menu looked solid, but we just got appetizers. They were good. Was there for a group thing and the place was right for that.

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Photo of ROGUE16
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of greyghost86
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of LehighAce06
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Devman171
4.07/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of wrogers19971
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of PorterThwarter
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Holy guacamole can this place make a good hefeweisen! I tend to loathe many American hefeweisens and certainly didn't expect such deliciousness from a brewpub in a far flung suburban shopping center. Our bartender was helpful and attentive and enthusiastic and really made the visit great for first-timers.

All the beers we tried (2 flights plus 2 pints) were solid and our meals were excellent, at very fair prices. I got a peculiarly-shaped crabcake sandwich that I initially turned my Baltimore nose up at but it turned out to be so good that I kept wanting another one for weeks afterward.

A surprising and yummy place.

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Photo of mthomp081
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Michael-A
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Good beer, decent food, the bar atmosphere is nice.. game days not so much.

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Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Knowledgeable staff. Sean was great with insights and recommendations. Generally a fairly spacious brew pub with multi-TV/sports channels going on. Games. Glass walls displaying brew tanks, etc.Has a feel of brew pub, british pub, sports bar and strip mall.
Beer was typically very good with a few awesome beers. Many seasonals to enjoy.
Everyone was ordering/eating food ( eat in and take out). I didn't this trip, but felt sure I would have been more than happy.
Overall atmosphere was upbeat, friendly and definitely full of regular happy patrons.
Enjoyed my stay, beer was way above average with standouts. Considering how many GABF and WBC medals these guys have won...they definitely showed it in what I had. Nice thing is that they had something for practically anyone. Something for everyone. Will definitely go back.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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Stewart's Brewing Co. in Bear, DE
3.84 out of 5 based on 304 ratings.
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