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Morgantown Brewing Company

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1291 University Ave
Morgantown, West Virginia, 26505-5450
United States

(304) 292-6959 | map

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Added by JamesS on 11-07-2009

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Reviews by WVbeergeek:
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3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

I used to frequent the WVBC, I never visited during the change of hands when Ned became owner. This is the first vist since Anderson became the new head brewer here. There are changes since my last visit namingly in the front room dining area. What used to be pretty much an open area with flat tables has become a well divided section of booths with a newly developed front side bar that was just starting to be thrown in last time I was there. This time around it's a big U shaped bar that could pack some more folks in, if the place is actually seeing that much more biz. I got there at 10pm on a Saturday night. That new bar was empty, the old bar was doing okay but pretty much a slow Saturday night...not good. I had the Two Weeks Lager, the IPA, and the Stout. Best of the lot was the stout, the IPA lacked in hops super sweet and a touch alcoholic with some pelletized hop flavor just not matching up. Carbonation on all beers are pretty weak, minimal head when poured from the taps here. I know their serving tanks flow from the basement coolers, but they need to work on the carbonation issues. Best brew by far was the stout, and the two weeks lager was just a macro lager pretty much with maybe a touch of Euro hops in the background to make it somewhat interesting. I used to love the Ned's Pale Ale, it's a shame that brew is no longer around. I was here until closing time, I got comfortable with the Rogue bombers of Yellow Snow IPA. My cousin, Joe and I split their last 4 bottles in the cooler at 6 bucks a piece. Hell pints are 4 bucks, for the quality of that IPA it was worth the 5 oz loss per beer. Sad when I found myself getting comfortable with the guest brews, I also saw SN Bigfoot and a few other micro winners in the cooler. No food but my cuz who lives down here states him and his pals frequent their lunch hours after classes. Bartender girl was cool, hippie bouncer slash back up bartender was not. Good tunes via the internet jukebox if you like a plethora of Allman Brothers...we heard Gov't Mule, Derrick Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and other quality bluesy jam bands. I threw darts and enjoyed my short visit at the brewpub, I saw improvements but this place has ways to go with their house ales and lagers. BTW, this is owned by the same folks who run McClafferty's next door, who knew?

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Photo of Brian29
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Irishman_Scott
4.98/5  rDev +31.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of LeeeMare
3.63/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

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2.86/5  rDev -24.3%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.75

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3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

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4.8/5  rDev +27%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Boto
4/5  rDev +5.8%

It’s open at noon on Sundays, but they can’t serve beer until 1PM due to the blue laws. I had a good luch while I was waiting. The menu is basically pub fare, but it is quite good. I had a killer Scotch Ale n’ Onion soup as a starter. Followed that up with a bratwurst with kraut on a great roll. Excellent fries on the side. The place itself is set in a really old building. Lots of old dark wood, with brick in some areas. It has a nice charm. And my server was very attentive. Definitely worth a visit.

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4.04/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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