Tin Man Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.7/5
Tin Man Brewing CompanyTin Man Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1430 W Franklin St
Evansville, Indiana, 47710-1030
United States

(812) 618-3227 | map
tinmanbrewing.com

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Added by seanorear on 03-04-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
30
Reviews:
167
Ratings:
855
PLACE STATS
Score:
81
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
47
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
20.6%
 
 
Taps:
5
Bottles/Cans:
4
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 47
Reviews by Gooddays2:
Photo of Gooddays2
4.62/5  rDev +37.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I wouldn't drink a Coors light if it were the last beer on earth, but do consider Blue moon to be a very drinkable , readily available beer, so classify me as you wish.
Did I love all of Tin man's beer offerings? No, but I don't love everything Bells puts out either.
The Alloy is a very drinkable IPA-Period! If you want a hops explosion in your mouth like a SN Torpedo or a hop slam this is not the IPA for you. If you want a smooth, slightly hoppy beer with a pleasant finish that doesn't give you heart burn for 3 days, this beer is right up your alley- this beer strikes me as a perfect "dinner" beer, an excellent compliment to the meal, but not overpowering.
The pilsner is also very drinkable with a slightly sweet finish- very refreshing, a beer I look forward to enjoying on a balmy summer's afternoon after working in the yard all day. The key is the drinkability- a very smooth finish.
The stout was a bit much for my taste but I'm not much of a Guinness fan either-just not what I prefer. Same for the porter, I'll let others discuss.
Bottom line, Tin man has a wonderful selection of beer offerings that will satisfy most paletes. I look forward to to trying the seasonal offerings that I hear are coming soon.
I'm ecstatic that Tin man is here in Evansville and look forward to sharing in their growth and expansion as they evolve going forward.
Cheers!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of slipperysoup
3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Rockpick
3.95/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Not a bad micro but, the selection is a tad stale with a shallow array of low abv options. They have recently added some rotating taps so, this introduces some options with regards to getting a little something different on draught. Food was average but the burger selection (BYO) was nice. It'll do for a local gastro/micro.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.69/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +19.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Jeff_Hallam
4.6/5  rDev +37.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of SmithLegacy
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of A_Rad
4.19/5  rDev +25.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The food was excellent. I got a beer sampler. Everything exceeded my expectations. If I lived in Evansville this would be my spot! Great all around!

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +19.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BigJim5021
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

After a shaky first year or so, Tin Man has become a damn fine place to grab a couple tasty beers and a good meal.

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Photo of Cris4545
4.18/5  rDev +24.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Tin Man has came a long way! Their beers match up to their awesome marketing. Atmosphere was great will definitely frequent more often.

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Photo of Yetiman420
4.4/5  rDev +31.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stop #466 on my world brewery tour.

Sunday evening around 8 after a visit to Carson's. Looking at the older reviews, it appears they had some growing pains early on - especially with the beer. I'm pleased to report I had nothing but a wonderful time on a slow Sunday night in early December.

Could say with confidence that this is one of the five most wonderful interiors I've seen in a brewpub. Refurbished industrial with exposed and painted brick. Just enough of the robot motif going on to make it really cool. When some local Evansville hipsters walked in, I felt like for a moment that I was in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Very well done.

The beers were all solid. I had a flight of the "standards" and then a flight of the higher gravity beers. Not a big fan of the prescribed flights - just charge a premium for any 4 or 5 beers. Flexibility comes at a cost which I'm fine with.

I had the wings which were good.

Ten years ago I would have given my first born to have places like this in places like Evansville.

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Photo of pruden
3.56/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of jakestuart303
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great brew in cans for a microbrew

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Photo of UBrew1984
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of LoganMc
3.76/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of VapingVixen13
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of trevorlaughlin
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of Joeyfuller21
1.5/5  rDev -55.2%

Photo of brittanylicious
3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4/5  rDev +19.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Huge improvement over the last two years. I'm excited for Tin Man in 2015.

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Photo of DrRei
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of stuckeyj64
4.23/5  rDev +26.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I've been to Tin Man twice now. Both times I have been very impressed with their food. Had the chicken and waffle sandwich the first time and the Cuban sandwich last night. I also think they do a very good job with their beer. I've had the Csar Imperial Stout and the Overlord Imperial IPA. Both excellent. The vibe is a little weird, but the wait staff is very friendly and professional.

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Photo of BillRoth
3.91/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went after recommendation from Sarah at Airport Lounge. said beer was good, fun place and food was crazy. Worked for me.
Completely agreed. So I guess I'm not going to be in mainstream, where ratings are midlin...

Beer was a combo of the basics done quite nicely (red, pale, nitro stout) with a nice Pilsner and a very good season release Rosen Weiss...then throw in a spot on DIPA (Overlord) and a big, beautiful 12% abv RIS (Csar)... both outstanding. All were very well balanced with a smooth mouth. Just good quality beer.

The food was great. Nice eclectic menu. We shared a couple of salmon corn cakes (yum); she had a great salad and I had a spectacular seasoned and cheesed mushroom soup. Ok...I was hungry...so I also got the orange braised pork belly and fried green tomato sandwich with vinegar red cabbage and pumpkin butter on waffles. It was just outrageous...so many flavors to pair with the beer fleet and the other freestanding big beers.

I liked the décor...though not that different any more...brick walls, exposed/painted ceiling and suspended ductwork. Lots of open air/high ceilings. Friendly but not great service. They have their ways and don't really do anything special for you. Not much on special requests. No real complaints...but not much to praise either. A bit noisy at times...but definitely light and fun atmosphere.

I think there is probably something special here for anybody...in my case a bunch of special things.

If I get back to Evansville...will definitely head right back.

Recommended!

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