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New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

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3.69/5
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1,013 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: 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.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
38
Reviews:
341
Ratings:
1,013
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.27/5
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
47
pDev:
13.58%
 
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Reviews by hiikeeba:
Photo of hiikeeba
3.93/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

We stopped in for a late lunch after driving in from Loretto Kentucky. Somewhat difficult to find. It takes up a whole strip center, apparently, but except for the side door, I couldn't spot any signs of life.

We walked in past the chalkboard with all the tap beers. It was an impressive list. The bottle list, however, was beyond impressive: Dozens of Belgians, and literally hundreds of beers from around the world.

Service was a bit slow for the size of the room. There were only 10 customers, and one waitress. Once she got to us, everything was fine.

We had the carnivore pizza, and it was very good. Best pizza I have had in a while. The beers were a bit, well, uninspiring. The Imperial Red lacked malt and was all hops. The Flat Tyre Amber was bland. The 15B Porter was great! The Pheonix Kentucky Kommon was good, but a little went a long way.

I would stop by again in a heartbeat.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of michaelbrian
3.93/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TheBrewWarrior
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Jaszucs
3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Big_Jake
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of JKitchen23
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Ziggae
4/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Cycolac
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Warren2621
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of antzman
4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of freewill35
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.4/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of MSandahl23
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of neckbracesub
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of bconrad79
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of scottspencer
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sam1959
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of PrimalOne
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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

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Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Retroman40
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

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Photo of Stryker5713
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of unimatrix1
4.74/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of indianabeerman
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House in New Albany, IN
Brewery rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,013 ratings
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