Tin Man Brewing Company

Tin Man Brewing CompanyTin Man Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(812) 618-3227 | map

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Added by seanorear on 03-04-2012

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Reviews by jmarsh123:
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3.5

Updated 1/10/14

I'll leave the old review up for posterity's sake until I visit again to re-review, but at least quality of the beer has greatly improved. Once cans popped up in my grocery store, I decided to give Tin Man a second chance and I'm glad I did. Apparently there is a new brewer and they have significantly improved the beer quality. I've had both Alloy and Overlord in cans and enjoyed both. After a rough start, it appears they have righted the ship and I look forward to visiting next time I'm around Evansville.

From 12-23-12
*Located in an old what seems to be industrial building, the decor is pretty cool. Big ceilings with some small tables and one long large table for bigger groups. Menus were lying around and orders were placed at the bar. Separate line for food and beer which was kind of awkward. Service was good, but the ordering process seemed kind of disorganized.

We split some of the sandwiches which had good meat, but the buns were a bit too big and buttery. Nothing on their normal sides menu really seemed appealing, but the side of the day (beans with pork) were good.

The beer on the other hand is quite frankly bad. I got a sampler of 5 beers. $6.50 for 5 5 oz pours. They had their Bohemian lager, red, IPA, stout and a seasonal "black ale". All beers were watery. The only one that had any body at all was the black ale. The lager, red and IPA had little flavor at all and were indistinguishable from each other. The stout had a ton of off flavors and was way way too thin. The only pour I finished was the black ale which wasn't great, but at least drinkable.

Glad to see another new brewery popping up in Evansville. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and try again sometime after they've had some time to work the kinks out, but my first impression was a huge negative especially after just coming from Turoni's and having some beer with flavor.*

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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%

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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 d├ęcor...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.


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