Isley Brewing Company

Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1715 Summit Ave
Richmond, Virginia, 23230-4515
United States

(804) 716-2132 | map

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Photo of jmcki13
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Awesome, incredibly underrated brewery in a hotspot of craft breweries. Great location, far enough from downtown that crime is low but close enough that a an Uber from the city is cheap and enough parking if you want to drive yourself. They frequently have food trucks outside as well so there's a cool variety of food options nearby. The workers are super friendly, service is quick, and there's plenty of seating. Their claim to fame is their Choosy Mother Peanut Butter Porter but they have a pretty unique selection, albeit rather small. Mostly uniquely flavored fruity ales. I'd highly recommend this place to anyone in the area, especially if you're a fan of sweet ales and porters!

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Photo of avalon07
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

V: Isley has a much smaller space than expected, but generally well laid out. There's a small bar area, as well as a few seats and tables in the middle of the space. It gets crowded and can get cramped (quite a few people bring their dogs, so be prepared for that). A food truck usually lurks outside, too. A solid layout.

Q: A decent level of quality here - nothing stale to be had.

S: The service was very friendly and prompt, though I didn't ask any beer-related questions of them.

S: They had about 15 beers on-tap: A couple of Belgian whites, some IPAs, a couple of brown ales, a pair of porters (including Choosy Mother), and stout. An interesting array of beers. One caveat: They serve beers in plastic cups. This should stop.

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Photo of oldn00b
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Not one of my favorites in terms of overall quality of beer but not anything bad. When I went beer was served in plastic cups on a Saturday night. I get it if you're afraid of glasses walking away or cleaning up broken glasses but I prefer to note drink from solo cups when trying a beer for the first time. Definitely a very friendly neighborhood vibe. Very cool space, large area out back for corn hole etc. Worth checking out.

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Photo of gopens44
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

I had a good experience with this place overall. Selection was fairly well varied across the board, as in there seemed to be a little something for most every taste. Looked like a nice system for serving flights as well (I didn't, but several around me did. Place was spacious enough to accommodate several without being so big as to lose any sense of intimacy.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.47/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Stripped down ambiance in an old warehouse district that's revitalizing. Quality of the beers is moderate with a few standouts (though the highly rated peanut butter beer tasted chemical and thin to me). Service was friendly and selection broad enough with 8 - 10 taps. Caters more to locals looking for a watering hole than the true beer geek.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Visited on a Saturday afternoon and the place was busy, including family events like face painting and cartoon portraitists (don't know if this is a common occurrence or if I showed up on a special event). Still found a seat at the bar and watched a baseball game so felt like being at a sports bar. Service was quick if not talkative (didn't try my hardest to talk beer, mind you) and there are a decent amount of taps here; beers I had, including the "famous" peanut butter porter, are not bad but nothing stood out.

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Photo of cichief
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Very nice little place, sort of out of the way, but worth the trip. They only offer a few beers, but said they would be adding more. Their porter was very good, and the wit was decent too. They offered a couple of variants on the base beers. They offer growlers and have a nice tasting room. Although they don'toffer food, you can bring your own and they have food trucks come by. (And they have an awesome logo!)

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Photo of Shrek
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Drinking beer in an old warehouse, never really got a tasting room at a brewery feel. It was more like a downtown bar feel. Maybe 7pm was to late I like to talk about the beers with someone but there were 2 people pouring and no one else around. I like what they are trying to do, the beers were different I really enjoyed the"choosy mothers peanut butter porter" very solid. They have a nice location and many decent brews.

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