Amherst Brewing

BEER AVG
3.78/5
Amherst BrewingAmherst Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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:
33
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
302
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
91
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
7.83%
 
 
Taps:
64
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Review updated 7-14-03 after 2 more recent visits.

This is a nice place right in the center of town. There is on-street parking or a few municipal lots nearby (including one a few doors down behind the CVS). There is seating outside in good weather, and there is a restaurant/bar downstairs and another bar upstairs with billiards, etc.

The quality of the beers is pretty good with a few being very good. The selection was very good, with 8 of their brews on tap during my visits, and at least one guest beer on tap (from Berkshire Brewing Co.) on one visit, and 3 on more recent visits (Guinness Stout, Berkshire Brewing Co. Imperial Stout, and Allagash White).

The decor is nice. One half of the downstairs is a dining area, and the other half is the bar area with a large rectangular bar and tables around the perimeter of the room. The brewing facilities are visible at the front of the pub, and also behind the bar, and in the rear. Nice setup. A very comfortable bar to sit and have a meal, a few pints, and maybe even read the newspaper.

The service was good from the wait staff and the bartenders. The food was very good in the restaurant. The brew a rootbeer, too, which was pretty good.

Overall a very nice brewpub.

Most recent visit January 15, 2006.

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Photo of Aesop
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Nice, friendly atmosphere.
Beers are well-made but generally unexciting - the recipies don't seem to be too adventurous. The exception is the cask-conditioned beers; cask-conditioning really seems to make the beers come alive.
If you happen to be in Amherst, pop in and relax for a bit. Try whatever they have in the cask and you probably won't be disappointed.

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Photo of MTMugs
4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Another nice place. Dark wood bar and a patio out front on the sidewalk. Nice selection of beers, we liked them all except for the steam and the bland brown ale. Great bartender. Definitely worth the trip.

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Amherst Brewing in Amherst, MA
3.78 out of 5 based on 302 ratings.
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