The Dayton Beer Company

The Dayton Beer CompanyThe Dayton Beer Company

Type: Brewery, Bar

912 E Dorothy Ln
Kettering, Ohio, 45419-2009
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Added by NigeltheBold on 05-18-2012

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by damndirtyape:
Photo of damndirtyape
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Atmosphere: Been waiting to try this place since it opened. Not too crowded for a Friday night, but not dead either. Simply decorated - you can tell that this place was a converted convenience store but that's okay. Nice wood bar, tables, and chairs. I may try outside next time when the weather is a bit cooler.

Quality: Good craft beers in my opinion. Not always adhering to style, but not skimping on flavor either. Quite creative take on a porter here and I suspect some of the other beers I saw (but didn't try) will be equally good.

Service: Since its a small joint, quick and easy service. Staff will strike up a conversation if you want, or leave you alone if you just want to taste and savor your beer.

Selection: Only 4 beers on tap the night I was there, 3 regular brews and one special. Nice list of beers coming up to give you some incentive to come back and see what they have to offer. Pretty clear that this is a small operation - so selection is limited.

Pints were $4 each except for the special, which was $5. Tasting flights of 4 beers were $5 each. Growlers $17 (includes the bottle) and $13 for growler refills. Pretty reasonable prices in my opinion.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JustinSparks
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of bhwk
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of fireman1013
1/5  rDev -72.4%

Photo of target88
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

new location is off the Charts nice....highly recommend

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Photo of camartin27
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I enjoyed the minimalistic interior. Was perfect for an after work gathering of craft beer drinkers. I thought the craft beers had good flavor. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. We tried a few flights and I took home a growler. Price was perfect - and always great to get out and support a local start up.

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Photo of metter98
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Vibe: The tap room seemed a bit cozy, with a couple of high tables, some stools at the bar and a TV. Some outdoor seating is available on a patio in front of the building. Although the place wasn’t that large, it seemed quite busy for the time I was there, as a number of people came in to fill up growlers at a window on the side of the bar.

Quality: The quality of the beers varied from some tasting like homebrew to others tasting quite interesting. It would probably be worthwhile to get a sampler flight before purchasing beers in large quantities.

Service: The wait staff seemed very friendly and was having conversations with many of the customers that walked in. They seemed very eager to answer questions about the brewery and its future plans, as it had only opened a few months ago.

Selection: A total of five beers were available on-tap during my visit (Broken Trolley Blonde, Brown Street Ale, Hawthorn Hill Hefeweizen, Oregon Valley Imperial IPA and Rising River Porter) with sizes ranging from sampler flights to pint glasses to growler fills.

Value: The prices seemed inexpensive and reasonable compared to other places in the area.

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The Dayton Beer Company in Kettering, OH
3.65 out of 5 based on 173 ratings.
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