Free Will Brewing Co.

Free Will Brewing Co.Free Will Brewing Co.
Free Will Brewing Co.Free Will Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

410 E Walnut St
Ste 1
Perkasie, Pennsylvania, 18944-1683
United States

(267) 354-0813 | map
freewillbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.88
Beers:
167
Reviews:
640
Ratings:
3,581
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.25
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
66
pDev:
11.29%
View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 66
Photo of Wattie83
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in on a Saturday night. I was impressed overall. The vibe was...whatever you wanted! Loud and boisterous in one spot, calm and chill in another. A good selection of beers on tap and the employees were very knowledgeable and helpful with their recommendations. Really enjoyed the 2016 barrel aged Ralphius they had on tap. The place was busy, but the bartenders kept things flowing. Good selection of take home brews and swag available. Lots of seating outside, in the main tap room, and in the "tank room" in the back. Food trucks on site, or bring your own. Overall, a really cool place to hang out in Perkasie.

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Photo of JA_26
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Nice little brewery on a mixed residential/commercial street in Perkasie, a nice little town off Route 309 in Bucks County. There also is a taproom at Peddler's Village in Lahaska, about 15 miles further east, but this review is for the main Perkasie location, where all Free Will beers are brewed. Vibe is very laid back unless they're having a special event, in which case it can get very crowded - you might want to check the calendar on their website before visiting. They also post which food trucks will be there on weekends - Tre Locally Sourced is a particularly good one. The beer selection is usually very varied listing of 10-15 pours - all their year-round beers (Techno, Kragle, Micromanager, etc.) plus a number of seasonal/special releases. Usually at least one or two sours and one or two stouts. Typically they'll have a couple of beers on nitro - if you get a chance to try Wee Heavy (10.8% ABV Scotch Ale) on nitro, take it (unless you're driving!). The Perkasie taproom has about 6-7 tables, stools along a rail that seat about 15 people, and 10 or so more stools on two sides of the bar. To-go cans (crowlers and 16 oz. 4-packs and 12 oz. 6-packs) are in a cooler behind the bar and stacked along a side wall, as are bottles of their saisons and other specialty releases. Swag is on a back wall, there's also special event space and another bar in the brewery room, which is separated from the taproom by a wall with large glass windows. The staff is very friendly and even when the place is packed, I've never had a problem getting prompt and courteous service.

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Photo of blackmagik2272
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Very cool place to hang and drink some beers. Nice outdoor area when the weather is right and there two different indoor areas for drinking when the weather isn't cooperating. Their website lets you know what food trucks will be there from Thursday to Sunday, so you can plan your trip accordingly. The place was packed on Saturday when I was there. but I had no trouble getting a beer or food. Plenty of seating and easy parking.

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Photo of roan22
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I did not expect to see Kragel and Techno on tap at the same time. I had high expectations about visiting and was a little disappointed with the vibe of the place. They make a favorite beer of mine but their facility could be better. Other nanos in Pennsylvania and NY manage to sell soft pretzels w/ dips, soppressata and cheese, and beef jerky. Just a request.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Cement floors, super high ceilings, picnic tables located inside of the brew house and no food kitchen (but a food truck located outside on most days at specified hours).

This is a cool place to visit with solid beers. No obnoxious TV's, it gets noisy, but a very cool small brewery vibe going which keeps me coming back to this place.

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Photo of RandynKirstyn
4.92/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

What can we say about this place? This is easily where we set the bar (no pun intended). The selection is amazing, ranging from aged sours to a classic kolsch. The staff is full of friendly faces that are always happy to serve you. Food trucks Thursday to Sunday when they also open up their brew room with plenty of seating and entertainment in the way of corn hole, jenga and tv. I can't say it's home to my favorite brew of all, but I can say that every time we come here we struggle to pick out which brew we want to start with and which to finish with as each and every one has done nothing but satisfy.

The people that run and staff this location deserve your business more than anywhere we've been in the greater philly area. Cheers to Free Will!

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Photo of SiepJones
4.42/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in for Sour Sunday #1 of 2017. Lots people hanging out enjoying a Sunday Funday. No problem finding a table as there was lots of room throughout the brewery to post up and hang out whether you wanted to stand or sit. Were there lines for beer? Of course there were but the staff was prompt, and very friendly so even if there was a wait it was never long. Plus there were a couple different bars open with multiple bartenders so that helped. As the name of the event notes the tap list on this particular day featured a lot of sours, but there were many other beers if sours are not your thing (IPAs, Saisons, Dry Stouts, RIS, Etc.). Getting the sampler is a must as its $10 for 4 tasters of your choice. How are the beers? Great! I had only had a couple of Free Will's beers before and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of all the beers they offered. I sampled Cuvee Aigre, Whit, Peachy McPeachface, the Pomisher and Green Pony. I particularly enjoyed Cuvee Aigre and Green Pony (Saison collab with Kent Falls). Did they have food? There is no kitchen in house but they did have a food truck there. On this particular day they were offering table services, which was convenient. You put your order in with the truck then when it was ready they called your cell phone then came in and found you. Finally don't forget to take some beer home. Lots of different options for take out (12 packs, 4 packs, single bottles, growlers, etc.). I made sure to take Home some Cuvee Aigre and Ralphius (which is awesome).
Overall it was a really enjoyable event at a great. A good place to get together with family and friends to enjoy some excellent beers. I highly recommend and would definitely go back whether it was Sour Sunday or just any random day for a beer.

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Love this brewery...every beer made here is brewed with passion. They always have a great selection of brews and theres always something to quench someones thirst whether its a DIPA, a stout, cider, pilsner, barleywine or an epic sour they defiinitely have great versatility in their beer selection. Great staff and you can always get a beer quick. Some of my all time favorite beers are brewed here.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.66/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Finally got around to visiting Free Will. It's about a mile from Sellersville Theatre, so pretty easy jaunt for pregaming a show. It's a cool spot in a somewhat quiet area. Large room, medium-sized bar, brewery operations in plain view. Lots of merch and tons of cans/bottles for sale. They don't have food, but they do let you bring your own. (I walked a block down the road to the Perk for take out.) I've never been a big fan of FW's beer I'm sorry to say, and even with a great brewer now in their ranks (dude from McKenzie), I haven't noticed much of an improvement, which makes me wonder how much liberty (free will?) they're actually giving him there with the recipes. They make a LOT of different beers, and on paper most of them sound like good ideas, but I really just haven't found one that I've wanted to have more than 0-1 times. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my visit here, and would probably go back next time I'm in town for a show.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

The vibe is pretty cool here, some spacious seating choices here, Nice and clean all over the place. The selection is pretty good. The service is rad. I'd go back here to check out the new things they've been doing.

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Photo of SonofKron
4.93/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

SonofKron approves. Quality Kolsch. I like the taste of it and when I drink enough it makes me lightheaded. I'm not going to disgrace myself by commenting on the color, aroma, or smell of foam. If you want the second best beer in PA drive to free will

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

My favorite brewery and taproom in the Greater Philadelphia area. Nice little tasting room in a small town, pretty empty on a Sunday evening before closing time. They have 17 taps, including 3 nitro lines. Their offerings range from an IPA to a pomegranate sour and a barrel-aged Belgian Quad, but whatever they have it will surely be excellent. Super nice servers, chill atmosphere and even tables inside the brewing area, right next to the barrels and the tanks. Their Sour Sunday event is amazing- 17 taps of all sour beers.

A must in Bucks County/Philly/PA/NJ!

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Photo of qcbrewer
4.08/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Free Will's tap room is a stripped down and fairly basic atmosphere, with exposed ceilings and partially exposed brick walls. There are 4 large viewing windows into the brewing space which provide depth to the moderately lit room.

There is a 10 seater L shaped bar, which is made of a thick wood top and barrel staves as the sides/base with metal stools. There is a long table/bar at the windows facing into the brewing area with 7 stools. Otherwise there are (3) 4 seater high tops, 1 long high top with 8 stools, 1 long table with 8 chairs, a nice leather couch with 2 more chairs in front of it, and 3 picnic tables outside. In short, plenty of seating!

There are currently 17 beers on tap, with a good variety of beer options, but only 1 stout/porter, and noticeably absent is a wit/white/wheat (which in my preference that's ok). Beer sales are available in bombers and 12oz.

All and all, this is a nice brewery that when in the area I would gladly come back to!

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Photo of Jacobier10
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Arrived on a Friday afternoon just as it was opening. The vibe inside the new taproom is great. Big glass windows give you a view right into the room that houses their steel fermenters. Nice array of beers on-tap, including a couple of their fruit lambics. I started off with a Kriek Lambic before opting for a Bourbon Vanilla Brown, the Kriek by far being the better of the two. I didn't get to chat much with the bartenders, as I was sitting off to the side, but service was friendly. If you don't feel like sitting inside, you can bring your glass with you to one of the picnic tables set up right outside the brewery. That's also where you'll find a food truck on certain days, and I got some incredible buffalo chicken nachos from the one that was there. They have six-packs along with single bottles of their lambics and other rotating offerings to-go, available both warm or cold. A cool little hangout that's worth checking out if you're nearby.

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Photo of PA-hunter
4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Free Will is an excellent small town brewery. They brew an impressive selection of styles and always showcase a large variety of high quality brews. They make a fine kolsch, and their Mango Wheat is an outstanding Summer beer. They have really taken off with their fruit sours as well. Since they moved to the front of the building (their new location) the atmosphere is great. You can look through the glass in the brewpub right into the brewey and they just added outside seating as well. A fine addition to Perkasie since they began brewing.

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Photo of J-Rye
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Great place. Felt cozy, but not crowded. Played brewer-provided Jenga and cornhole in the tank/barrel room with my fiancée, while drinking fantastic beers. Nice.

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Photo of Millsnerlight
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The owners Dominic Capece and John Stemler create beers that are innovative yet inviting to all consumers. The brewery is continuously growing without losing sight of quality which has been key to their success. This is a must visit to any beer lover in the Philly market.

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Photo of 50marathons
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Each time I've been here the tap room was just too busy for the staff. This is a great problem to have for the business but it's just a little slow for the customer. Great beer. Nice new tap room. Good feel.

update-4/2/15-after leaving this review I was contacted by one of the owners in a very professional, curious way. It is my understanding that an additional expansion is already planned and will be completed very soon. As a manager of a business myself I really appreciated the feedback and the fact that this business is already on top of the improvements. Class act. Thank you. I look forward to visiting again soon.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

nice new taproom at the front of the building.

cooler as you walk in, then the short bar, and an space with tables to sit. windows into the brewery space, and there are some more tables and a corn hole game set up in there. casual space, but some nice rustic wood highlights. the bar in faced in sections of old barrels, very cool.

16 beers on regular tap, then 4 more on nitro. nice mix of styles. Regular lineup beers, a few specialties and trials. Everything was very tasty.

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Photo of jhartley
4.82/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great little, well it was little when I first started stopping in, brewery in PA. In my old hometown or Perkasie too!

Started out in the basement which gave it a cool "hidden gem" kind of feel of an old factory; and the sour program is still going strong down there from what I understand. You could get 6 tasters of the beers they had on tap and of course purchase growlers, growler fills, six packs and specialty single bottles of beers to go.

On my first visit I went on the tour with my Dad, the head brewmaster, John, was the one pouring the beers and telling us everything they had going on and answered any questions we had. He stayed afterwards and answered all of the questions me and my Dad had but weren't able to ask during the tour. That was really cool!
A couple more visits and they were preparing to move into the upstairs front half of the building with their taproom and to expand the brewing operations.

After they moved up front I stopped by a few more times, as they were located about 10 minutes away from where I worked.
The tap list had grown and they started having cask offerings from time to time and at least 3 beers on nitro and flights. You can get a couple of "tasters" too, to help you decide.

Service is always friendly, polite, and respectful and the staff is knowledgeable about what they are serving you and in helping you make a decision based on what you like or dislike. Just a quick story on that: One day I met a friend from work here and we both brought our growlers along for fills of Chasing The Dragon. Well, while one of the employees (I will leave his name out) went to wipe off my friend's growler and tighten the cap...It spun out of his hand, off of the bar and EXPLODED all over the floor. Well that day my friend walked out with a 64 oz. growler filled with Chasing The Dragon which would be $25, the broken one was 32 oz., for free and several apologies! That's service right there folks!
They typically have food trucks there on the weekends and are supported by the community.

I haven't had a bad beer from these guys yet, perhaps one not to my liking; but not "bad". I always request family and friend to bring me something from theses guys when they come down to visit me in Florida.

If you are in the Lehigh or Bucks county or Philadelphia area I highly suggest you stop in and have a few. My suggestions are The Kragle IPA, Safeword DIPA, Chasing The Dragon DIPA and of course the C.O.B. if they are on tap.

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Free Will Brewing Co. in Perkasie, PA
Brewery rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3581 ratings