Lumberyard Brewing Company

BA SCORE
3.54/5
586 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

5 S San Francisco St
Flagstaff, Arizona, 86001-5736
United States

(928) 779-2739 | map
lumberyardbrewingcompany.com

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Added by OakedCanuck on 09-16-2010

BEER STATS
Beers:
25
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
586
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.99/5
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
53
pDev:
7.02%
 
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Yetiman420
4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Stop #325 on my world brewery tour.

Visited with my wife and 10-month-old daughter around 5:00 after a day at the Grand Canyon and some shopping a block north in historic downtown Flagstaff.

Sat at a booth in the bar with a nice view out onto the patio and nearby train tracks (quite a few BNSF trains coming through).

Had a sampler...
IPA - bitter with strong English and American hop profile
Imperial red - 9.4%
Trippel - 10.8% excellent balance - not too sweet
Marzen - same as at Beaver Street - one of the best I've had
Hefe
Porter - very nice chocolate and roasty flavor

They share some beers with their sister brewery Beaver Street but I prefer Lumberyard as it has a better environment and their beers are more adventurous and up my alley.

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Photo of nickfl
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

An impressive, seemingly new, facility with the brewery visible through some glass. The beer was of very good quality with an impressive selection. I tried an IPA with a good west coast profile and a nice barleywine that seemed to have potential for aging. Everything was served in appropriate glassware.

Service was good as was the food. We had some fried mac and cheese balls and I had a really good California style burrito. Definitely a worth while stop and probably the best beer related stop we made in Flagstaff.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of cbcrunch
4/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of italianstallion
3.44/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.75/5  rDev -6%

The beers here are all solid and enjoyable (albeit not as good as Mother Road right down the street). But the interior feels very much like a chain restaurant and dirty college bar and this is only compounded by the full liquor bar. I suppose for some, this is great since it provides more options and perhaps a more fun environment, but it certainly detracts from the beer.

But again, the beer's good here. Here are my recollections (with help from Untappd) of the brews I tried:

Red Ale- A respectable beer. Malty with a slight hop character. I could enjoy this on occasion, although Red Ales aren't my go-to beer. 3.5/5

Rasberry Ale- Light, wheaty with a fruity profile, although I didn't immediately think raspberry. Not my style or preference, but tolerable. 3/5

Pilsner- Again, a decent beer, if nothing remarkable. I don't remember getting a lot of the spiciness and bite that I usually expect from the hops in a pilsner, but it was smooth and crisp, as it should be. 3.5/5

American Brown- I remember liking it, but not being blown away. The roasted brown malt notes were subdued and didn't suggest much as far as coffee, chocolate or other flavors. 3.5/5

High Water Imperial IPA- Smooth and drinkable for an IPA, but this really didn't have the a compelling aroma or a lot of hop character on the tongue. It was smooth and creamy and had a good malt profile, which normally I like in an IPA as I want some balance, but strangely, the hops here weren't what I was looking for. Still, drinkable and good. 3.5/5

As I said before, you'll get some good beers here, but nothing so memorable or midn-blowing as to require a return trip.

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Photo of fredmugs
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

7 Lumberyard beers on tap, including a good mix of styles, plus 2 guest taps, Both tables and bar stools in bar area; additional indoor seating; large patio good for watching trains on the very nearby and busy tracks. Very meaty and rather good chili. Spinach dip was even better. Noisy, at least later at night.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mkyer
3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of arizcards
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Visited here with Da Boss on the way to our resort on 7-20-14.

Atmosphere was good as there was a nice porch to accommodate a couple of desert dwellers on a 77 degree afternoon. Inside was kind of tight as there was about the same amount of seating as the outside. Bar was long and narrow. I think they had about ten taps going.

Quality of the beer was pretty good. Da Boss enjoyed the Red Ale and actually had two pints which says a lot given she is a one pint kind of girl most often.

Selection was pretty good as they had all there house beers plus some cider and i think PBR.

Food was good. Da Boss had the southwest style of salad which she enjoyed and i liked. I had the Pulled Pork sandwich which was good albeit on the sweet side from the pineapple in the slaw.

Overall it was pretty reasonable. Pints where $4.50 and our platters were $9.

Definitely stop in as they have some very good award winning beers on tap!

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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Always a great and dependable place to stop for food and beer. Not always a huge selection of taps but the beer is fresh and the staff is friendly. Love stopping in during some winter weather and sipping a beer and watching the snow fall.

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3.91/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped in after having lunch at their sister brewery, Beaver Street just down the road in downtown Flagstaff.

Entrance is right of the main street in downtown Flagstaff, though we came at it from the street behind. A very cool exterior with remnants of the previous use for the building, a lumber mill and yard (flecked paint on the bricks recognizing this previous use). Near the entry way there are is room for outdoor seating with a firepit. We stopped in while there was snow still on the ground so that was not a seating option, but I bet its a great spot to be in warmer weather.

Entryway breaks between the bar area and the seating area. Very well done inside, with a mix of reused space from the lumber mill and new fixtures for the brewery, bar and restaurant. Nicely open, with great big windows facing north east. Bar has room for 20 at the bar plus some booth seating.

Quality of the building and bar setup was great, nice and clean, good presentation of the beer sampler we tried. Nice deal on the sampler, with 6 brews, all of which were true to style and well worth tasting. Beers of note were the porter, imperial red and belgian.

Service was good, helpful and attentive, but it was also early in the day and not busy.

Did not get to try the food, but it appeared to be standard pub fare. If the quality of the food was similar to Beaver Street, it should be very good.

Value is just right, great pricing for a quality selection of beers.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of coldriver
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Visited July 12, 2013 at the end of a fantastic week on a Lake Powell houseboat. Given that I love trains and beer, I'll give this place a 5 for atmosphere sitting out on the patio as train after train passed by. Good crowd of outdoorsy young tourist and college types. Had a flight of six beers and I liked (but not loved) almost all of them. Our waitress was super attentive and helpful. Food was good, but pretty focused towards burgers, wings, and other typical bar offerings.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Pretty good vibe. One of the bartenders was pretty good. One was a bit inattentive to put it nicely. later in the restaurant had great service from to of the servers. Beers range from ok to quite good- Abineau Imperial Amber and Knotty Pine Pale Ale. Food was excellent and fairly well priced. I definitely recommend eating here. Vietnamese Burger, Pozole, and even their fries were all excellent.

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3.83/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

This is one of our favorite places to have lunch when we're in Flagstaff. They have a very nice restaurant right near the train station. The decor is rustic western and very comfortable and pleasant. The quality of this restaurant is very nice and we always enjoy ourselves. Service is friendly and reasonably fast. The beer selection would benefit from a good selection of guest taps. I had the pulled pork the last time I was there and it was great, others had Irish eggrolls and love them and not so much the Vietnamese burger, it was good but not great. Value is reasonable for what you get.

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Photo of bcm75
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Pleasantly surprised with this place. I'm passing through town and staying the night and decided to stop. As for the food selection, it's big but limited - lots of burgers and sandwiches, typical bar starters, but little else. But the burger I had was really one of the best I have had recently. Good beef, perfectly cooked. Very good toppings. I have had so many average burgers at so many establishments, it's really nice to eat a good one. Their chili is pretty decent too.

Now for the beers - my general impression is they are underrated here on BA. Service was pretty good for happy hour (5pm on a Friday) - never had to wait more than a minute to get someone's attention (I sat at the bar for dinner). Overall, I was very happy with Lumberyard, and took a growler back to my hotel.

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Lumberyard Brewing Company in Flagstaff, AZ
Brewery rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 586 ratings
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