Brothers Craft Brewing

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BEER AVG
4.01/5
Brothers Craft BrewingBrothers Craft Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

800 N Main St
Harrisonburg, Virginia, 22802-4625
United States

(540) 421-6599 | map
brotherscraftbrewing.com

Notes:
Brothers Craft Brewing (originally Three Brothers Brewing) was founded by the three Shifflett siblings, who used their collective experience to execute a singular vision: brew exciting, unique craft beers that emphasize and support our community.

Added by BRLockwood on 04-28-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
69
Reviews:
308
Ratings:
1,979
PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
71
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 71
Photo of AldoRaine14
4.64/5  rDev +21.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Long overdue review from Resolute Day (11/14/15). I only give it ~4.5 across the board because there is always room for improvement and the bros are up to it. Not only was this event well organized, but enjoyable. A ticketing system that allowed me to go up the night before, "get in line", and guarantee myself beer. The day of, I not only arrived late, but didn't lose the number I obtained the night before on my ticket/wristband. A rotation of guest taps, food trucks, and a laid back environment, what more can you ask for? Beer was distributed ~25 numbers at a time that were called with a ~10 minute buffer. No standing in line and talking to the same people for hours. Just come up, hang around, listen for your number and enjoy some great beer. The guest taps were phenomenal (CBS and Miami Madness being the highlights) and the staff handled the crowds very well. The staff, from owners to volunteers, ran a great show and I plan on coming back whenever possible. After drinking several world class beers before, during and after the event. I found myself coming back for more and more Cutting Teeth, the mosaic..? pale they had at the time. These guys are doing great stuff and if you ever want to 'go back to college' for a weekend, rest assured there is great beer waiting for you as well.

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Photo of Vtaranto
4.69/5  rDev +22.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Extremely Friendly staff very easy to strike up conversation and honestly seem like they enjoy sharing beer stories. Great vibe and service in general.

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Photo of Zebulan
4.8/5  rDev +25.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Very nice place. On most visits its calm and quiet. On weekend nights they do have music which can get loud just by the nature of the size. All people that work there are very friendly and helpful. Most of all their beers are great. If they have the Resolute or any variants of while you are there get it!!!

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Photo of cello62
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Great place, good beer, friendly staff, good atmosphere. Resolute is amazing and worth the trip. A bunch of other good beers on tap also. Normally has a food truck near by.

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Photo of Barracudas
4.25/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Not a bad place to stop if one is driving along I-81. There is decent setup with a good selection of beers. The do have a few HDTVs(4 different NFL games were on the Sunday I stopped by).

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Photo of smakawhat
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Located just a little bit outside the outskirts of the city, there's still a very welcoming vibe. Excellent tap room, woody and warm brown colors but not horrifically dark. An adjacent lounge room with comfy chairs is also a real nice inviting spot, with some outside patio area along the side.

Quality of brews are pretty solid with a step up above average to excellent. Top notch service from the bartender who can make excellent recommendations and is very familiar with the product. Taps list change but also the styles are varied, with some good take home sales available as well.

Real nice stop for a pint if you are in Harrisonburg.

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Photo of LeeEvolved
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5

My only visit to the brewery to this point was on Resolute Day back in November of 2014. It was freakishly cold outside while waiting for sales to begin at noon. Once all that nastiness passed I was able to hang out in the warm taproom and sample some really good 3Bros offerings.

The place has a cool vibe to it and the staff were hustling due to the large crowds, so I can't give a detailed review of how service may be on a normal operating day.

Overall, I look forward to hanging out there several more times in 2015 as I joined the initial brewery membership, Horizon Society. I'm excited to see what they come up with for members and distribution as well. I hope they really dial up their sour program.

Update 12/2015. This place has really fallen off over the past year. The quality of the beers has dropped considerably IMO and the initial launch of the aforementioned Horizon Society was almost a complete bust: promised beers not delivered, delays, poor quality of the HS beer in general and lack of the to brewery staff to take any blame. It took a lot of nerve to ask for membership renewals, all while hiking up the price. Bad form, Bros. I won't be purchasing beer from or visiting this brewery again any time soon. I hope they get back to what they were pre name change, but I don't have high hopes. That said- good luck, Bros.

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Photo of hophead_87
4.75/5  rDev +24%

I love what they are doing with their beers. Great variety with wild ales, sour stouts, imperial stouts, session IPAs, etc. Definitely try the Atramentous, Drift, and Resolute!

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Photo of UAhuntt
4.57/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Finally was able to stop by and check the place out. Great atmosphere inside & out. A few TVs if your interested but a great place to meet up with friends and grab a few beers. Everyone is very knowledgeable about the beers they brew. There beers are always solid especially their limited releases, these are a MUST get.

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Photo of JWalterWeatherman
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The tap room is a blend of modern industrial style and rustic wood accents, with a huge concrete bar, stained concrete floors, metal-caged light fixtures, and a large window that offers a vantage of fermentation vessels, kegs, and their new GAI.

As you enter the front doors, which are located on the side of the building, you are greeted by the entirety of the space, save for two bathrooms that are hidden from the main area. Immediately from the doors, you can enter a seating room with leather couches, or head directly to the bar located to the right of the entrance.

It is not uncommon to see all three of the brothers in attendance, especially on brewing and bottling days. Along with a few dedicated assistant brewers and bartenders, the staff of Three Brothers is always courteous and inviting.

Plan on only getting beer produced at the brewery. Three Brothers churns out a large selection, and the full spectrum of styles is always available on tap, with a few flagship brews available for purchase in bottle. Of course, they also offer growler fills or custom, 64oz screw-top growlers for purchase. Flights of beer are preset, but you usually get a good variety.

All of the beer is competitively priced, with production cost being a factor. So, a pint of Great Outdoors, a faintly sweet Pale Ale, is going to cost much less than Resolute, a Russian Imperial Stout aged for nine months in bourbon barrels. While some might experience sticker shock at barrel-aged beers, the brewery is the cheapest place in town to buy their beer, with the exception of a few happy hour deals in some of Harrisonburg’s craft bars.

Food is only available from food trucks that will occasionally make an appearance at the taproom. Make sure to check their Facebook page or call ahead to find out if food will be available. It is possible to place an order at a local delivery place, or bring your own meal.

You will usually hear progressive rock or neo-folk music over the sound system. Cavernous in shape, the acoustics can cause live music to be deafening, though it depends on the band.

There are several large screen televisions located on support beams or high spots on walls, which usually offer some kind of sport broadcast, though Top Gear occasionally will make an appearance. To be truthful, the large screens and bright lights detract from the otherwise elegant cohesion of elemental materials, but it does make the brewery a destination for any sporting event.

Overall, the taproom at Three Brothers Brewing offers a variety of quality craft beers, a logically masculine ambiance, and a conscious theme of hand-wrought artistry.

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Photo of lillitnn92
5/5  rDev +30.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The place is awesome. It's in an easy to find location. It's close to shopping/food. It's located just North of the heart of downtown Harrisonburg. Walking distance from downtown if you feel adventurous. Parking is plenty on normal days, but during events you may end up parking further away, but not too far. During summer there's outdoor seating and plenty of standing room. Inside has a nice wood/industrial look to it. Windows looking into the brewery floor while you enjoy some beer. It is a bit echoey for me inside (sorry Adam :) but once you're drinking and having fun you'll never notice. Friday and Saturday there are sometimes bands playing. Food is not served, but on occasions there are food trucks and you can always bring/order food as well.

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Photo of Camjmorton
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Three Brothers Brewing in Harrisonburg, Virginia has just gotten started up in 2013. The beers that I have had from their taproom have all been quality. The Admiral is a good IPA to give a try, as well as their Elementary porter. Living in Harrisonburg, I love to support all local food and beer establishments. I understand that when places are getting started up, prices have to be adequate to regain assets depleted from the initial capital put into the startup cost. With that being said, the drafts are a bit pricey here, and the growler fills seem a bit unreasonable. $17 growler fills for half of their brew selection is a bit steep. I wish them all the best, but I currently can't keep supporting them on my college-kid budget. Maybe they could drop some of the prices and I have a great feeling that they'll entice more of the locals.

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Brothers Craft Brewing in Harrisonburg, VA
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