Penrose Brewing

Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

509 Stevens St
Geneva, Illinois, 60134-1363
United States

(630) 232-2115 | map
penrosebrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.89
Beers:
88
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
971
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.3
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
61
pDev:
8.6%
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Reviews by REVZEB:
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Aug 10, 2017
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Belgian-inspired brewery with a focus on oak-fermented and aged wild ales. The tap room is small but clean and comfortable. They had 17 beers on tap and 14 different beers in cans/bottles to go. The quality of the beer is very good to excellent. Service was friendly and helpful. Definitely worth a try if you are in the area.

Oct 17, 2019
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mmokstl from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Jun 03, 2019
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Lots of hard working young ones working the place. Very knowledgeable. 13 beers on tap and cool industrial type setting off the beaten path. Great beer.

Apr 04, 2018
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Hopinho from Illinois

4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Gem of a local brewery. Great beer and people.

Feb 25, 2018
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michaelsmith11 from Illinois

4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Oct 01, 2017
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Jeffsbowen from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Apr 23, 2017
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ChiCubs78 from Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Solid brewery with a reputation for great sours. Nice atmosphere and great service. Purchased a flight of four beers and enjoyed them all. There was at least 10 beers of different styles on tap.

Mar 21, 2017
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vande from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jan 27, 2017
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BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Arrived before the crowd, place looked clean and orderly. Beer samples were all fine. Our bar-tender Sam was friendly. Wish head brewery was a little bit friendlier, he was busy but we were the only one in there at the time. Belgian beer inspired. I finally got to visit , having had their beers at many beer festivals.

Nov 24, 2016
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bwood06 from Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Small little brewery on the north side of Geneva with a nice tasting room consisting of several tables, benches, and the bar itself. This is an industrial-esque setting with lots of metal in the tasting room so this place can get quite loud rather quickly, even wen only half full. No food is served but you can bring food in and/or order it while you are there. Selection is roughly 10 beers or so with several being rotating, I'm assuming due to smallish capacity. Service is very good, cheerful, nice, and quick. They also offer tours of their brewery for anyone interested.

Jun 26, 2016
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adamranders from Wisconsin

4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Apr 30, 2016
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beercentric847 from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Apr 29, 2016
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egrace84 from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Mar 27, 2016
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Chris912 from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25

Feb 18, 2016
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Jae61 from Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Jan 30, 2016
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Sparky44 from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Jan 30, 2016
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dexterk1 from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Jan 10, 2016
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WiggyKGB from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Nov 22, 2015
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Attended a special event at the brewery on release day for Wild XVIII.
Not the typical taproom experience, there were a number of special beers on tap throughout the brewery to accommodate the large crowd. Everything went smoothly and everyone seemed to be enjoying the day at the brewery. They set up extra seating and tap stations with designated line areas, and a catered BBQ station as well.

The taproom itself is smartly designed with a mural of various elements of the brewing process on the wall opposite the table seating and bar. Some windows in the front and a side garage door let in some natural light. Rustic reclaimed wood on the bar and hanging above with pendant lights extending down over the bar. Service was quick and friendly over the course of the day. Diverse local crowd, friendly relaxed vibe.

Beer selection was outstanding, over 2 dozen Penrose beers including many of their wild ales, which was very impressive, though exclusive to the special event. Typically there are 12 or so house beers on. Overall we had a great experience here, and I'd definitely return when in the area.

Nov 15, 2015
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jeffrotell from Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nov 12, 2015
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Beerhemoth from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Nov 08, 2015
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kodt from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nov 06, 2015
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Ryannel24 from Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Aug 13, 2015
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mrn1ceguy from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

A very fun tasting room to check out. They typically have between 5 and 10 of their beers on tap and available, by the glass, flight, or growler. They have the whole science of brewing on the wall and really push a fun but chill environment. A very enjoyable place to grab a beer.

Jul 21, 2015
Penrose Brewing in Geneva, IL
Brewery rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 971 ratings