People's Brewing Company

People's Brewing CompanyPeople's Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar

2006 N. 9th Street
Lafayette, Indiana, 47904
United States

(765) 714-2777 | map

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Added by kerokit on 01-23-2010

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Photo of ElizabethCraig
5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The bar in the taproom was built from wood donated by people in the area.

A lot of the regulars are cooks, chefs, organic gardeners, and just all around cool people.

This *is* a People's brewing company. They listen to and love their customers. They love what they do. It shows all through their beers.

Their beers range from the hoppy-but-balanced Mound Builder IPA, to the rich and malty Mr. Brown. My favorites are Mr. Brown, Newman's ESB and Maltster (a very early offering).

The atmosphere is sometimes very laid back and chatty, and sometimes a bit crowded! Their taproom seats probably, hm, less than 30 well-acquainted folks, but it doesn't stop us locals from stopping in often for pints and growler fills.

I hope, truly hope, that they keep growing in popularity. I'd love everyone to enjoy the same excellent quality beer that I do week after week.

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Photo of ModemMisuser
5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

What can I say about my local Brewery? (Well, one of, anyway - we have 2!). People's taproom rocks. Their beers are always kick-ass, and no matter what flavor profile I'm in the mood for, they have something to fit the bill. The staff, from Sean to Danyel to Abel and the rest, are always friendly and awesome. The other patrons are always fun to talk to, too.

We're usually in 2 or more times per week for a pint.

Can't wait to see People's expand and such. Hopefully they'll move into brewpub territory someday... :)

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Photo of mynie
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

People's beers may be maddeningly inconsistent, but the taproom is always wonderful!

The brewery itself is located in a weird, sparse area of Lafayette that's like a cross between an industrial park and a retail zone. Like many breweries, it's in a converted warehouse, but unlike many breweries, the people of People's have not tried to excise the warehousiness from their taproom.

This isn't to say that the place seems overly industrial, or that it's uncomfortable. See, the taproom is the nice, comfy part of the warehouse. It's like if someone built a rec room right off of their garage. You can still see and smell the work area, but the relaxation area is homey and cozy.

The bar itself was built with wood scraps donated by local drinkers. It's long and narrow with seating for about 12 people, a small TV, and a free MAME arcade machine.

The decor is woody and mancave-ish. There's lots of posters announcing a local beer events and a wall of Midwestern growlers, but there's nothing edgy or aggressive about the place. Still, it's more harmless than it is bland.

People's ethos is built on friendliness, community, and accessibility ("beer for the people"). They do a damn fine job of reflecting that with their tap room.

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Photo of dcsoke
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

A: This is a small brewery with a taproom for guests to pickup beer to go and/or enjoy a pint. Fair warning the taproom is small and they don't serve food. There's a window to the brewery and the air smells of grain so when drinking that pint you really are getting a good experience.

Q: Great craft beer that's very fresh. I didn't rate this too high only due to having to compare this brewery to others such Three Floyds.

S: Simply put, the people here are great. I drove down from Chicago to attend their First Annual Fall Bash and didn't know what to expect. The beer was great, the people were friendly, and there was an amazing pig roast. Best of all the owners were very down to earth people that you could talk to. There was a no to-go beer policy that day but they bent the rules for me since we drove such a long way to be there.

S: The beer they had was great, but the taproom has limited tappers. I would love to see them come out with limited release beers or expand the selections.

F: N/A

V: Great bang for your buck. Low cost craft beer is finally here!! Don't buy from chains like Granite City, Rock Bottom, or Ram... People's Brewing will undersell them and satisfy the pallet for good craft brew.

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Photo of backfat
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I love people's brewing! located on north 9th street in lafayette and not easy to find. it's a garage door painted with their logo that you have to do a U turn just to get to. haha, all part of the experience. I live very close so I just ride my bike. It's like 5 bar stools and a bartender so you just have to drink and talk about beer, my two favorite things. no food, just peanuts. they have a pilsner(which is my go to session), aberrant amber, mound builder IPA, newman's ESB, maltster, LayFlatter lager, hopkilla(sometimes), and mr.Brown....mmmm mr. brown. their prices are great too. 2.50 pints on thursday and 6 dollar, that's right, $6 growler refills on wednesday. free tours whenever you want and the place smells like malted barley. YOU CAN'T BUY THAT KIND OF AMBIANCE! wahoo beer!

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Photo of manahansf
4.86/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great place to drink a beer. Small tasting room with a beautiful bar and a few tables. Behind the bar is a huge window looking at the brewhouse. The staff is very friendly and will answer any question you ask. The bar fills up with great beer conversation and great pints. Be sure though, they do not serve food. Its a microbrewery, not a brew pub. Big brewhouse with free tours upon request. The only problem with their 6 tap bar is there is only 6 taps. They really need more! Great flagship, seasonal, and small batch beer!

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People's Brewing Company in Lafayette, IN
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