Amherst Brewing

Amherst BrewingAmherst Brewing
BA SCORE
66.3%
Liked Their Beers
3.84 w/ 323 ratings
Amherst BrewingAmherst Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

10 University Dr
Amherst, Massachusetts, 01002
United States

(413) 253-4400 | map
amherstbrewing.com

Notes:
Formerly Amherst Brewing Co.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
36
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
323
Liked:
214
Average:
3.84/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
79.3%
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
92
Liked:
73
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
12.69%
 
 
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 63
Reviews by bearsxco:
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4.83/5  rDev +22.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

One of the best places in the western mass area. Great prices and an very good selection. Their brews are excellent. The Two Sisters Stout in awesome. One of the best I have had. They also offer some rare guest beers. Just had a rare beer week. Great selection. Brewer usually available and very will make himself available for questions. They also have one or two beers on cask. Very good food with a good selection. Huge bar area. Just a great spot. They also offer their beer to go in growlers. Home run.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Ecxeeder616
3.04/5  rDev -22.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

It's been a little while since I visited, and I need to go back soon. The selection of beers was quite decent, and they were tasty. Food was very good as well. Vibe was about what you would expect from a college town. Service was fast and friendly and they knew about the beers they were serving. Give them a try if you're in the area. It's a little ways off of I-91, but since you would have to go by Spirit Haus and Trader Joe's, might as well make a day trip of it.

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Photo of deadanddreaming
5/5  rDev +26.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of joel5493
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

This is a review of ABC now (Feb 2016) after it's totally changed from how it was for a couple years (2011 to 2015). I was a big fan of ABC in the original location and was bummed that they moved. It got so bad for a while that I'd given up on it. I honestly only went back to get some wings and watch a game after they merged with the Hangar. But...I was totally surprised and really pleased with how things have turned around. It's definitely worth checking out now, especially if there's a game on and you want a bite. It's a big space but they've changed it into a few individual 'spots' within that big space (main bar, restaurant seating, reserve beer-only tap room, pool/darts room). Good idea, good execution. ABC beer has always been good not great but they've upped their game a little now that they're more focused. The Honey Pilsner is better than it was a couple years ago and some new beers like the Vanilla Bean Porter are welcome additions. Perhaps the best addition, though, is that there are a lot more (good) guest taps on. They've had some good tap takeovers and when I was there this past weekend they still had some EBF kegs kicking around.

Awesome to see things turning around, happy to see that the Hanger has righted the ship with ABC.

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Photo of smi69
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of myblais
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Johnct
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Only giving it this high score because when I went I was given a "Black Wednesday 2015" menu. On it there was KBS, BCBS, Bomb!, Even More Jesus, W00t Stout, Vietnamese Coffee Speedway, Breakfast Exorcism,etc. What a surprise. Also, this place was completely scrapped and rebuilt. It's HUGE now, and has a really great atmosphere. Stop by here

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Photo of blisscent
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of ChrisinRI
4/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of SABERG
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Huge place, not laid-out particularly well, friendly staff...beer and food just ok.

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Photo of Rideguy64
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of waiting4lunch
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of ajendrysik
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of pisano
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of SpicyGose
2.83/5  rDev -28.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2.75

Just moved to area and someone told me about this place. Huge interior with pretty decent beers on draft with some really good guest beers. The place is so big that a 100 people inside looks 1/4 full. Food was ok - bar food. Beer were decent enough that I'd go again.

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Photo of gundys10
1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of markdrinksbeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of bcgeiman
3/5  rDev -23.9%

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Amherst Brewing in Amherst, MA
Brewery rating: 66.3% out of 100 with 323 ratings
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