New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

Brewery, Bar, Eatery

3312 Plaza Dr
New Albany, Indiana, 47150
United States

(812) 949-2804 | map
newalbanian.com

Notes: As of January 3, 2011, the NABC Pizzeria & Public House is a smoke-free facility.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.65
Beers:
37
Reviews:
345
Ratings:
1,019
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.2
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
49
pDev:
17.14%
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Reviews by Retroman40:
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Retroman40 from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Had been meaning to stop by the place for some time but it's a bit of a haul and I finally found the excuse to stop in with some friends. This review is only for the pizzeria side of the operation.

The place was crowded and with all the hard surfaces it was quite loud although not unbearable. The service was quite excellent and our server was quite knowledgeable about all the available beers. When my wife asked for one that currently wasn't available (B-15) she quickly recommended the Dark Mild which turned out to be an excellent alternative. What was really nice was that they have 10 ounce servings that allowed us all to have a couple different types. When I saw the prices I quickly understood why the place gets packed. I've paid more for a lousy AAL at other places than I did for high quality craft at this place. I didn't count but the number of available draft selections was pretty high including several guest taps.

As for the food, I would rate the place as an above average pizzeria. The small pepperoni pizza and sausage calzone my wife had were both very good and again the prices were very reasonable. A rather substantial calzone, a 13 inch pizza and 4 10 ounce drafts came to well under 30 bucks. I looked around at what people around me were getting and everything looked pretty good to me including some type of very deep dish pizza called "The Refrigerator" that I will certainly look into in the future.

I'm not sure you'd want to take young children here since there isn't much for them to do but if you do the food should easily satisfy them.

While it was quite busy during lunchtime on a Saturday, I suspect it really gets going weekend nights and considering the value I have no trouble seeing why. One thing that I found interesting is that they are a "Lite Free" zone (it says so on the menu!). Why you'd go to a place like this and order a light beer is beyond me anyway.

They didn't have that many 22's available but I picked up an Elector, Hoptimus and Hoosier Daddy for further research at home.

Overall this is a great place that is easy to find, has plenty of parking and decent food and beer. I certainly plan a return the next time by travels take me to the New Albany, IN area.

Oct 26, 2014
More User Reviews:
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oracle from Indiana

1.18/5  rDev -71.9%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1.5 | food: 1.5

When I first rated this place (then known as Rich O's) about 13 years ago, they were outstanding. They were truely one of the best beer spots in the nation.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

A mediocre beer list...a sullen staff.....they stuff they brew themselves is far too experimental...and bad......not worth even a minimal effort to visit.

Truely tragic how far they have fallen

Jan 04, 2018
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.82/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Dec 31, 2017
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michaelbrian from Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Dec 10, 2017
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TheBrewWarrior from Indiana

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Aug 03, 2017
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Jaszucs from Indiana

3.82/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Jun 12, 2017
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Big_Jake from Kentucky

4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great beer bar/sports bar feel depending on which side you go to. Pizza is great, awesome beer selection, both home brews and guest drafts. Strong bottle selection.
In recent years the brewers have gotten less adventurous, putting out good, but kinda boring new beers. Old recipes are amazing.
Service is usually pretty good, but gets very crowded Friday and Saturday evenings which slows things down.

Dec 02, 2016
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JKitchen23 from Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

May 22, 2016
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axf4129 from Indiana

4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

May 15, 2016
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Ziggae from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Feb 29, 2016
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Cycolac from Indiana

4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Oct 05, 2015
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Warren2621 from Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Great side project for New Albanian. The guest drafts are what brings the people in since NABC beers are bland and non adventurous. Plenty of guest drafts from all across the country and world. Pizza is pretty decent. All of the other dishes are pretty much pizza toppings in their original form (spicy italian sandwich, stuffed mushrooms, grilled chicken).

Service is great and the staff is nice and helpful. Each year they have Gravity Head which is a multiple week deal that features high ABV beers from many breweries all over. KBS, CBS, 3 Floyds, and many other rare brews can be found at this time.

Overall, a nice place to have in an area like New Albany since we are lacking a top notch brewery in this area.

Aug 11, 2015
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antzman from Indiana

4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Jul 03, 2015
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freewill35 from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jun 21, 2015
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MarshallBirdhouse from South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

May 23, 2015
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MSandahl23 from Indiana

4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

May 08, 2015
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neckbracesub from Indiana

4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Mar 30, 2015
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bconrad79 from Indiana

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Jan 17, 2015
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scottspencer from Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Jan 15, 2015
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Sam1959

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Dec 01, 2014
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PrimalOne from Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

$6 growler Wednesdays for select house beers and great pizza for the price.

Nov 18, 2014
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spycow from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Nov 08, 2014
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tykechandler from Kentucky

5/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Oct 29, 2014
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Stryker5713 from Kentucky

5/5  rDev +19%

Oct 04, 2014
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unimatrix1 from Indiana

4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Sep 25, 2014
New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House in New Albany, IN
Brewery rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 1019 ratings