Prism Brewing Company

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3.54/5
Prism Brewing CompanyPrism Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

810 Dickerson Rd
North Wales, Pennsylvania, 19454
United States

(267) 613-8572 | map
www.prismbeer.com

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Added by Deuane on 01-11-2010

BEER STATS
Beers:
18
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
680
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
42
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
4.26%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 42
Reviews by Rifugium:
Photo of Rifugium
3.44/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75

I finally broke down and visited this place after talking about it practically since they opened. This place is located in what seems like an old refurbished warehouse right on the train tracks. The tasting room is pretty small; there's a bar that seats maybe 12 or so people, and a few tables and chairs. There's a jukebox, TVs, and it looks like bands play there often. I mean, it's really a hidden little gem. It's kind of divey, but in a good way. Not really my kind of place, but it's a cool hangout if you live in the area.

They had 7 of their beers on tap (one was kicked). Considering the size of the place, it's a decent selection, with a pretty good range of styles. Overall, Prism beers aren't great. They have one or two nailed pretty good, but the others...meh, just not really doing it. Their best is probably the Mason's Hazelnut Coffee Porter. A good bet for a newcomer is to get the sampler flight: you can sample them all or just 4 of them.

Service was fine. Business was very slow when I visited, but our bartender was on the ball the whole time. Food is simple. They have a deep frier, and they make hot dogs. Easy enough. You can get yourself something like chicken fingers, or select from 8 different and interesting hot dogs. Prices on everything are reasonable.

Prism is a neat place to check out, but it's a place I most likely wouldn't ever go back to. As for their beers, when I see them on tap, I do consider them, but by now I have a pretty good idea of what they have to offer, and it's not quite my cup of beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Knapp85
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
3.3/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
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 -19.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of George2744
2.85/5  rDev -28.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 1.75 | selection: 4

Photo of BigMike
4.35/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Meggles0728
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
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 -17.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.67/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of hp2skater
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of ShaneHarris
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of MrHodgieMan
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of thgreatrandini
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of cwelsh55
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Stobin
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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 +6.5%

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 -4.5%

Photo of mlkeway
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of sammyt728
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Vogt52
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Navysqurl
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

One of my FAVES!!!! Great tasting room and great staff. Rob gave a great tour and Dani took care of us at the bar. Wanna make a Bacon Night one of these days.

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Photo of Chaos_31
5/5  rDev +25.3%

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Prism Brewing Company in North Wales, PA
90 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.
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