Blue Pants Brewery

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1,053 Ratings

Type: Brewery, Bar

500 Lanier Rd
Ste 1A
Madison, Alabama, 35758-2125
United States

(256) 325-1131 | map

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Added by msprat on 10-06-2010

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Lance_Hathorn
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of RockRuler
3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3

I visited on a Friday around 5pm and it wasn't packed but most of the inside tables were taken. I was a little disappointed in the taproom as it was small and looked/felt cheap. I was hoping for a bigger and better beer selection as I am from out of town and enjoy drinking their wonderful beers. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Not much in the way of souvenirs if you enjoy that sort of thing - a few shirts and a pint glass. Maybe my expectations were too high given the high quality of their beer. Blue Pants beer = great. Blue Pants taproom = not so much.

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Photo of Boone757
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of lectersmeal
4.67/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of hay7721
5/5  rDev +23.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Pils gets thumbs up from me!! 5.0

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Photo of bamaskydog
4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of misternebbie
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MOVERTON1284
3.29/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I would not recommend Blue Pants unless it is close to you and you are looking for a spot to sit outside and drink on a nice day. The selection is good, but I did not care for many of their beers. They had a food truck that sold Mexican food out front, it was pretty good. The patio/outside are was very nice, and is where we spent all our time.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of CraigTravor
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of relynnjr
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of BrewsBr0ther
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Justinbshelton
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Jackofallbrews
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Blue Pants is located within a warehouse in the suburb of Madison. The building isn't much to look at, but has size in its favor with plenty of room for them to grow into it. I guess that this is a recent expansion and I got the feeling that they haven't quite settled in fully yet. There wasn't a lot of branding/signage on the outside nor the inside of the tasting room, but I knew we were in the right place when I saw the Blue Pantry Food Truck parked outside. The brewers started out as homebrewers (not surprising now days, especially in a town filled with science geeks!)

I ordered the full sampler so we could try everything. I saw funny blue-pants shaped wooden sampler trays on display behind the bar but we didn't get one. Our beers were served in plastic cups with the names written in Sharpie by our pleasant bartender. The laminated cards describing the beers were a little sticky and gross, so I didn't look too close at the details. One of my favorites was the Workman Common, a hoppier take on a classic Steam beer. Most of the others were fair representations of the style (Pale Ale, Double IPA, Black IPA) but none of them really wowed me. A few--like the Highwater Hoppy Tripel--had some fermentation flaws that detracted from my enjoyment. Their special release cabernet barrel aged Belgian Red was served from a wax-topped bottle and had quite a bit going on. I actually picked up a bottle of this to take home when I ran into it later that day. The brewery's tag line is: "We like to make unusually good beer." I think they are close to that description, but perhaps not quite there yet. I will certainly check them out next time I'm in town to see how they have improved.

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Blue Pants Brewery in Madison, AL
Brewery rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,053 ratings