Iron Goat Brewing Co.

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1302 W 2nd Ave
Spokane, Washington, 99201-4616
United States

(509) 474-0722 | map
irongoatbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.82
Beers:
51
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
219
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.91
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
22
pDev:
11.51%
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

this place was so highly recommended, i thought no way it could live up to all the good i had heard about it, but it really did, its a wonderful spot, some of the best beers i had in a very beery town in spokane, and killer food too! the space is revamped industrial, a large facility with what looks like quite a bit of brewing capacity. lots of brick, high ceilings, minimal vibe but very urban, a definitely cool space, and i posted up at the bar and had great service all night, even though they were slammed busy. i had time for three beers in here, all of which i loved. a really well refined brut ipa, a silky smooth nitro coffee oatmeal stout, and a grisette with apricots in it that had a really cool fermentation profile, so a little bit of everything in here beer wise, and all done super well in my experience. they had a good selection and im already thirsty to go back for more of them. the food was insane here too, i had a lights out salad and an excellent pizza, which i crushed. the beer worked well with the food, the menu was diverse, and really everything seems thoughtful in here, attention to detail high, and a place i will likely eat at as often as i am in town here. what a great brewery and establishment, the people of spokane are lucky to have iron goat. one of my favorites in town for sure!

Sep 29, 2019
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Radcpa from Washington

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This establishment Brew its own beer and the beers that had were very good. However they were out of stouts and porters. Too bad. The pizza was very good. The service was excellent

Jun 30, 2017
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LXIXME from New Mexico

4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

really, truthfully, I have no problems with a smaller beer menu as long as the beers on that menu are quality, and, this place fits that model perfectly. Awesome day here in Spokane so the overhead doors are open with a nice airflow and pretty darn good beer. I'll take this day, any day of the year.

Jun 27, 2016
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woemad from Washington

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

This is the first review since Iron Goat has moved to their current digs on 2nd Avenue downtown, which opened to the general public on April 9. They are no longer located in their original site on E. Mallon Ave. All previous place reviews are of the old place.

Iron Goat is located at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Adams Street, in a 100+ year old building that was most recently an auto engine shop. It is much larger than their old space and effectively doubles their capacity, both in terms of bodies fitting into the place and brewing space. There's a large, three-sided bar seating area. Long wooden tables with benches dominate the floor, with booths on one side. Large windows face the two streets the brewery is at the intersection of, and there are large garage doors on both sides that allow an open-air drinking experience when weather allows. Parking consists of on-street meters. There is at least one pay lot nearby as well. Yes, you now have to pay for parking, but on the plus side, the roads in much better shape than at the old place, without the enormous pot holes that threatened to swallow cars whole on rainy or snowy days.

There are 26 taps, about nine of which were actually in use the two times I've been here since they opened to the general public. Thus far, I've seen no guest taps. I believe they have plans to install a cask engine. Food will be available once the kitchen is completed. There will be a pick-up window at the kitchen, and I believe customers will be carrying their food to tables themselves, though I could be wrong. Service is friendly, with bartenders being fairly savvy about the beers. Beers must be ordered at the bar, there appears to be no table service.

The quality of the beer is unchanged. I still think they are the best beers brewed in Spokane, by people who, while unabashed hop heads, seem able to nail just about any style they choose to. They've got a lot more space to play with now, and I'm hoping it means they can brew more of their beers that are not part of their regular core lineup (I'd particularly love to be able to take home growlers of their RIS). Oh, and they're in easy walking distance of several other breweries/tap rooms, in what is becoming the Spokane brewery district.

Apr 16, 2016
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RJLarse from Washington

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I stop at Iron Goat fairly frequently for pints and growler fills. It is near my office.

They usually have 8 to 10 of their beers on tap. The Goatmeal stout is particularly good. The IPAs are good, I especially like the Lawnmower session ale in the summer.

It's a small place out on east Mallon, in a somewhat run down neighborhood. Seating for about 35, with an outdoor patio in season.

Prices are reasonable, $4.50 a pint, $7.50 for the tasters and $12 to fill a growler.

No food but there is occasionally a food truck outside.

A good place for a pint and a growler fill.

May 24, 2015
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BierMeJohn from Maryland

3.04/5  rDev -22.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5

I got a flight for an decent price, despite the RIS not being true to style, they were decent beers. Live music earned some extra vibe points.
However, upon ordering the sampler, the lady picked it up and followed/waited for me to pick a seat, as if I can't be trusted to carry their taster rack...(i saw her do this with other customers too). Then as soon as I had taken a sip of my last sample, she swooped over and took the rack with the empty glasses. They weren't overly friendly when I ordered either and definitely have a stick up their butt about their taster rack!! In a sketchy neighborhood too.... don't recommend.

May 02, 2015
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MilwaukeeCrusher from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Did a flight and found beers to be OK, but venue was nice with live band and the place was new. Nice neighborhood brewery but I don't think this place moves the needle for the advanced beer geek... perhaps it will in time. That is all relative to my palette of course.

Nov 13, 2014
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flagmantho from Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I stopped in at Iron Goat a little while ago with some buddies. We each got a taster flight -- 32 glasses on the table -- which raised eyebrows but was a good introduction to the brewery. There was live music and a guy out front with a smoker on a trailer selling BBQ; you can't ask a lot more of a place.

We sat outside on a beautiful summer night; the outdoor environment here can't be beat. Though it's in a bit of a run-down area, the vibe of the place is anything but. Folks are friendly and the atmosphere was jovial all around.

The beers were good; I particularly enjoyed the saison, the Lawnmower ISA and, of course, the Goatmeal. The staff did a good job explaining the brews and were kind enough to deal with our table -- we probably used every tasting glass in Spokane.

I will definitely be returning to the Iron Goat to have another go at some of their beers. Really an enjoyable place to visit.

Jul 14, 2014
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leedorham from Washington

4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

The brewery tap room is newly expanded but still cozy. No food, and it's kind of hard to find in a shady industrial area. However, do not let that stop you from visiting.

This is a favorite spot of mine. It's owner-operated and the owners are awesome people that make you feel very welcome in their place. The beer keeps getting better. They are clearly committed to quality and creativity.

Jan 21, 2013
Iron Goat Brewing Co. in Spokane, WA
Brewery rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 219 ratings