Prism Brewing Company

Prism Brewing CompanyPrism Brewing Company
Prism Brewing CompanyPrism Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

624 E Main St
Lansdale, Pennsylvania, 19446
United States

// CLOSED //

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.52
Beers:
17
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
690
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.94
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
47
pDev:
12.44%
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Reviews by MusicaleMike:
Photo of MusicaleMike
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

I stopped in here after work the other day. I got to hand it to them, this place is a hidden gem. I don't think they could have found a more difficult to find location. Walking up to the door, I couldn't tell you what to expect. It is in an industrial park and right next to the train tracks. But as soon as you walk in, the place has these hanging red Chinese lanterns and a few tables to sit at, plus a decent sized bar right at the window to the brewery. There are a few TVs on the wall and the place feels like a clubhouse or something. Cool spot that would be fun to go with a bunch of friends.

The brewer Rob was there behind the bar and pouring beers, and multitasking while brewing beer. Despite that he was attentive and obviously excited to talk beer with everyone. I had the new beer, ChemoSabe, which is a hoppy, dark wheat ale brewed with wasabi. Sounds crazy, but it was actually very good. All of his beers were on tap, Bitto Honey, ParTea Pale Ale, Death March, Funk Zone, Shady Blonde, Flying Magic Zebras, Insana Stout, and the new beer ChemoSabe. The only ones missing were Love is evoL and Red Zone. All very unique beers.

There are so many things going on there too: Quizzo, darts, jukebox, dog treats for sale, hot dogs and beer. The hot dogs are amazing, well, at least the one I had was. They are gourmet dogs, and they come with chips, pretzels or ... Dorritos? I guess Doritos aren't chips, haha. All of them sounded very good though. I had a purple dog, chorizo with pineapple salsa on top. Badass.

And the price for everything was great. Maybe it isn't "inexpensive" but it seemed that way. All the dogs are $5 and all their beers are $5 (except ChemoSabe, which was $6). They also are donating money to some cancer related thing...which I can't remember what exactly it was, but good cause nonetheless

Im 1000% sure that I'm coming back here. Pus it is close to work.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of thefireman
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Always running out of beer. Not a big fan of drinking guest beers at a brewpub. Bad service. Takes forever to get a refill. If you're not a regular regular, don't bother sitting at the bar. Overpriced, substandard food.

Closed permanently. No surprise.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of HellsRanger
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

I HAVE TO GIVE THIS REVIEW IN CAPS, BECAUSE THE REVIEW IS ON THE ORIGINAL LOCATION & NEW !!! AND I WAS NOT ON BEER ADVOCATE WHEN I WAS AT THE ORIGINAL... And now I was to the new location and was SO VERY DISAPPOINTED in everything about it !!! There was no atmosphere, feel nor the look of the ORIGINAL LOCATION. ThE ORIGINAL LOCATION HAD IT ALL GOING FOR IT... SECLUDED, SPEAKEASY STYLE, OLD WAREHOUSE, & FRIENDLY SMALL CLOSE FEEL !!! And now they went commercial and for me a BIG DISAPPOINMENT & MISTAKE !!! It still has their GREAT BEERS, BUT ALSO DOMESTIC NOT WOTHY YELLOW BEERS. Not an advocate any more of PRISM'S new location.

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Photo of rydev24
2.48/5  rDev -37.1%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2

The beer at this place is average at best (when they actually have any). The old location had lots of charm and part of the fun was finding it because it was hidden near old railroad tracks in a shack. It was cool. Hotdogs and chicken fingers. Great atmosphere back then. The new place is in a shopping center which used to be a fitness center. I went there on 12/29/16 and to my dismay, they were out of beer. Was it posted somewhere? Yes on one of the doors but not on the side doors which I entered through. They did however have a couple guest beers on tap- 3 they were out of (always lame- the guest taps). Didn't even have bottles of their stuff on hand. Let's face it - Prism was a marginal dive brewpub before. They are now trying to be something they are not. Throwing money with a glossy image makeover plus fancy overpriced food and I still see through it - their beer just isn't very good!

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.74/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

They've opened a new location since the time I stopped in. The vibe of the old place was a bit of a dive, the selection wasn't too bad but nothing too crazy either. The service was good, would like to see the new place sometime.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

I didn't bother to check into the actual brewing facility, but just enjoyed a few pints and some nachos while relaxing in the kind of funky, unpolished tasting room. Looking at the exposed cinderblock building that houses it, I think it might have been odd if they'd make in any nicer than it actually is, which is kind of cool.

The food is limited by their space, and yet it's somehow works with the feel of the room; and as far as the most basic of pub food goes, it's pretty decent. In fact, I was actually quite surprised by how many people seemed to actually be there for lunch!

The beer is probably limited by their space as well, although I'm not sure. I think there are usually 8 beers on tap, and maybe 1 on hand pump, although I could be wrong as I'm somehow thinking 10. Anyway, the mix of beers is pretty good, offering a range from blonde to stout with some interesting stuff included as well (bacon stout?).

Service, I'll assume, can be different based on who's tending bar, but in the midst of a massive rush (and apparently with a kitchen that had been left unstocked), Sharon was able to keep everything together and make everyone happy.

Probably the best news of all is that they'll soon be moving to a new location! It might lose some of the cool grittiness, but I'm sure it'll be nice, and it'll probably help with the brewing as well.

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Photo of lamb0176
3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of George2744
2.85/5  rDev -27.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 1.75 | selection: 4

Photo of BigMike
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Meggles0728
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2

Everything Prism puts out is quality and exciting. Unique.

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Photo of Sdw64
3.29/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of hp2skater
3.86/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of ShaneHarris
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of MrHodgieMan
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of thgreatrandini
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of cwelsh55
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Stobin
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Small but great brewery. They have a small pub on the front end. Make sure you don't get lost trying to find them.

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Photo of philerman
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Went on a Saturday afternoon. Not at all crowded. Seems to be a two level affair with the taproom/brewery on the upper level and a cellar down below. Especially impressed with the Mason's coffee porter. Everything else was decent but not life-changing. Good prices. Pretty limited kitchen in the bar area (fries, pretzels, pickles and the like) but looked appetizing and less-pretentious than some similar places. Would go back.

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Photo of nesarebad
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%

Prism Brewing Company in Lansdale, PA
Brewery rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 690 ratings