Free Will Brewing Co.

Free Will Brewing Co.Free Will Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
66.2%
Liked Their Beers
3.81 w/ 3,008 ratings
Free Will Brewing Co.Free Will Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(267) 354-0813 | map
freewillbrewing.com

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Added by hhkal17 on 01-13-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
90
Reviews:
459
Ratings:
3,008
Liked:
1,992
Average:
3.81/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
81.5%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
54
Liked:
44
Avg:
4.23/5
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Stofko1992
4.79/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of RandynKirstyn
4.92/5  rDev +16.3%
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 Spindelphia
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SiepJones
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
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 +18.2%
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 muchos
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Rifugium
3.66/5  rDev -13.5%
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 -2.1%
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 hozersr
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of micropale
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ctylinebeer
4.67/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Small classy place. Good vibes. It was pretty mellow. Over all it was nice.

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Photo of GreenMind
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Joethomas
3.43/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BigMike
3.64/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SonofKron
4.93/5  rDev +16.5%
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 freeman052
3.64/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.67/5  rDev +10.4%
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 -3.5%
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 Jacobob10
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
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 site, 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 +9%
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 MidasMulligan
4.82/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Very nice taproom with a great selection on tap and in takeout options.Nice service and laid back atmosphere.I will make it a point to come back.

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Photo of Kwak
3.02/5  rDev -28.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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Free Will Brewing Co. in Perkasie, PA
Brewery rating: 66.2% out of 100 with 3,008 ratings
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