Amherst Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.72/5
Amherst Brewing Co.Amherst Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

10 University Drive
Amherst, Massachusetts, 01002
United States

(413) 253-4400 | map
www.amherstbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
40
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
358
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
91
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
7.81%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 62 | Ratings: 91
Reviews by mikeys01:
Photo of mikeys01
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

We visited Amherst Brewing Company last weekend while we were in the area. Had a mixed experience there. The service was awful at first - we sat there for a half hour and no one even came to take our drink order. I then had to ask the hostess and then after waiting some more the manager if we could get some service since people who got there after us were alrerady eating. They gave us some BS about confusion with changing hostesses when we got there, but unless they had two identical hostesses it was the same girl the whole time. However, they did at least compensate a bit by comping us our beers, which were excellent and definitely the highlight. The food was also very good and once we got a server it was smooth sailing....

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More User Reviews:
Photo of connecticutpoet
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of seleneandthesea
5/5  rDev +25.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of joel5493
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
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 -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of myblais
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Johnct
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
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%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of ChrisinRI
4/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of SABERG
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
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 +0.8%

Photo of waiting4lunch
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ajendrysik
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of pisano
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of SpicyGose
2.83/5  rDev -28.7%
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 -74.8%

Photo of markdrinksbeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of bcgeiman
3/5  rDev -24.4%

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Amherst Brewing Co. in Amherst, MA
89 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.
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