JAFB Wooster Brewery

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JAFB Wooster BreweryJAFB Wooster Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

120 Beall Ave
Wooster, Ohio, 44691-3673
United States

(330) 601-1827 | map

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Added by brew4health on 07-29-2012

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Reviews by ChrisMon02:
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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

The brewery is located in an older building that served, rumor has it, as a NAPA auto parts store. There is an industrial feel with think log cut picnic tables to sit and enjoy beer and possibly a stranger or two. The quality of the beer was excellent.....I tried ten different beers and they were all quite good. The bar keeps were friendly and attentive. The selection was IPA heavy, but they did have at least 14 beers to choose from. I can't wait to get back there.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.22/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Richie_Rich_
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of JohnKristan
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Always an imptessive variety of styles. Excellent effort in creating impressive IPAs, yet offerings include well honed brews that include quad Belgians and hefenwisens.

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Photo of ineburg
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

best brewery in Ohio

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Photo of Sabtos
3.65/5  rDev -18%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

On a nice mellow block in a cozy town, JAFB has a spacious interior with huge, well crafted wooden picnic tables and a long bar with multiple screens displaying sporting events that don't drown out the nicely selected music--blues and rock and so on.

Bring your own food, or order from local vendors and they will deliver if you want. But the main draw is the beer, and there is a large selection of really full bodied, well balanced, flavorful suds here.

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Photo of RayOhioFelton
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Very chill spot and let us bring the dog on the patio. Beer is amazing and worth the drive. Sometimes they have a food truck as well!

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Photo of invertalon
4.71/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

I am a big fan of JAFB! The taproom is a really cool space and we always have fantastic service from the bartenders working. No food served, but you can bring your own or ask for a vast menu collection to order in… Most of the places around will deliver right to the brewery, so the lack of food is non-issue.

JAFB always has a killer taplist, usually quite diverse and not just a bunch of IPA’s which I appreciate.

Overall quality is very good among all the beer… I have not had any “duds” here, all very solid. I highly recommend checking this place out. Wish it wasn’t nearly an hour away from me, I would go far more often.

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Photo of capt93
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I was recently there for my second visit and really enjoyed the whole experience. Really like the feel of the place, nice exposed brick retro look with modern niceties like several nice larger tv's to watch sports. Met Paul the owner and brewmaster. He seems like a nice guy and is genuinely devoted to brewing great beers and serving them in an equally nice tasting room.

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Photo of schroeder1200
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Always enjoy visiting this nice local watering hole. Simple with nice artworks placed here and there. Simple yet elegant bar with the emphasis on the beer they serve. All solid and excellent examples of the styles. From pales to Belgians, they proudly serve excellent ales and a wide variety to choose from. Friendly and attentive staff. Wish they had food, but one out of two ain't too shabby. Worth the drive to historic down town Wooster who should be proud to have such a treasure hidden away there.


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Photo of WesMantooth
3.96/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Very nice, large tap room with plenty of seating. Beer selection is limited to just their offerings, but they have quite a large variety of beers on tap.

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Photo of BT_Bobandy
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This place is about as simple as it gets: A bar, wooden picnic tables, production facility in the back and no kitchen. Couple TV's for sports, but the focus is on the beer and it's fantastic. Highly recommend.

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Photo of rcjennings
4.26/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jasonwrag
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This guy knows his shit. Great beers

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Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jds16
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

No food, mitigated by your ability to bring in your own. Helpful staff who know their products, outstanding beers. There were over a dozen beers on tap, which I felt is a good number for a small brewery to have on tap at one time. Diverse selection, too. I just wish there were some chairs with backs on them.
Overall highly recommended.

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Photo of Mwade287
4.72/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of msinger1002
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of zimm421
4.76/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Shawnadams330
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Yetiman420
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Stop #444 on my world brewery tour.

Get your ass to Wooster.

Other than Russian River, this is the only tap room with a dozen plus taps that are all exceptional. Three Roggenbier's prior to this which had me doubting the style. Here, it was exceptional.

I did two flights and the server gave me small plastic pours of the remaining beers.

Wish I could find a reason to pass through Wooster more often.

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JAFB Wooster Brewery in Wooster, OH
Brewery rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 208 ratings