Evolution Craft Brewing Company

Evolution Craft Brewing CompanyEvolution Craft Brewing Company
BA SCORE
70.7%
Liked Their Beers
3.77 w/ 4,558 ratings
Evolution Craft Brewing CompanyEvolution Craft Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

200 Elmwood St
Salisbury, Maryland, 21804-5522
United States

(443) 260-2337 | map
evolutioncraftbrewing.com

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Added by lackenhauser on 04-28-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
34
Reviews:
935
Ratings:
4,558
Liked:
3,221
Average:
3.77/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
91.8%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
73
Liked:
67
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
11.62%
 
 
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by siege06nd:
Photo of siege06nd
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped by here about a month ago for the Menagerie No. 3 Redux release. This is strictly a tap room...you won't find any food here, though I know they are about to relocate to Salisbury to launch a formal brewpub, which sounds awesome. Walked in right at opening and surveyed the tap list which was (mostly) their standard fare (ESB, Lot 3, Lucky 7) along with a seasonal (Jacques) and the aforementioned Menagerie No. 3. A little bar with a TV featuring college football as well as few corner tables adorn the small taproom. A very friendly bartender walked us through the tasting and talked about some of the things Evolution has going on. We started the tasting being the only ones there, but when we finished, the place was packed. We lingered for a few more hours, chatting with locals and having some tap pours. The bartender even gave us a sneak peak of their Fall Migration, which was really cool of him. We left with a few bottles of Menagerie No. 3, some recommendations for dinner spots, and a pretty good impression of EVO overall.

The limitations on this tap room are obvious: the town it is in (Delmar) is a bit ramshackle, the size of their brewhouse limits the diversity of beers they have on tap, especially small batch/brewery only drafts, and the lack of food and the atmosphere of the tasting room don't mandate repeat visits if you live in an area where you get Evolution bottles distributed regularly. That being said, the beer is very good and the service was excellent. I'm really looking forward to making a return trip when they open a true brewpub, as I think they will knock that out of the park.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BigMike
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of parkwood
4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of gordavidson
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of ogman
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of csnyder83
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ptat
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of VABA
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of grahuba
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Most of the people seem to go to the Public House side to either eat, or sit at the bar. Therefore, the taproom area was not very crowded (only went one time, so not sure if this is typical). All of the year-rounds + seasonals + a couple limited releases. Most beers can be found elsewhere in the state, but there were a few that were very limited. Delicious beer

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Photo of Davelucas88
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kubishark
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

It has a comfortable vibe, it's not too big or too small. Large windows are nice and let in lots of natural light, though this can be an issue when the sun is shining directly into your eyes, blinding you from looking at your beers. The quality was also good, beer and food-wise. No complaints about service or selection. Pretty solid across the board, though a bit pricey. Not sure why it's not giving me an option to rate food, but their crab dip is some of the best I've ever had.

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Photo of SHolcombe57
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Alequine
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Beautiful location with great outdoor and indoor space. Service was poor. The waitress did not know what was offered on tap and advised differently from what the bartender had. A bottle release was offered by the brewery but the waitress did no know if the bottle was still available. Was asked to check and forgot and had to be reminded. Have to note that the waitress was working the deck area but nonetheless should have know this info. Would not go back due to the poor service and ok beer.

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Photo of Mertzy81
4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

The best brewery/gastric pub in the state. Incredibly unique menu. Fantastic beer selection. Very knowledgable staff. Restaurant, brewery and tasting room all in one place.

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Photo of therubicon
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of wander4
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of zp6167a
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of ShanePB
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DarthXavius
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

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Evolution Craft Brewing Company in Salisbury, MD
Brewery rating: 70.7% out of 100 with 4,558 ratings
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