Isley Brewing Company

Isley Brewing CompanyIsley Brewing Company
Isley Brewing CompanyIsley Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(804) 716-2132 | map
isleybrewingcompany.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.67
Beers:
37
Ratings:
268
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.91
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
35
pDev:
13.04%
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Ratings by vabeerguy:
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Rated by vabeerguy from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Feb 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Visit on a Friday evening about 6pm. The place was dead.

Located in the trendy Scott's Addition area of Richmond. You'll want to visit because Veil and at least two other breweries and a distillery are all within eight square blocks.

Open, clean, bright, refurbished industrial warehouse. A decent selection. I had the porter when I was there. I think these guys get overlooked because everyone wants to go to Veil, but they've been around about two years longer than the Veil. They just didn't lean into the hazy IPA craze. A solid brewery.
Jan 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.93 by MikeM75 from Virginia

Sep 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by macshark from Virginia

Jul 29, 2019
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Reviewed by jmcki13 from Virginia

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!
Mar 01, 2019
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

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.
Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by james24 from Virginia

Nov 09, 2018
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Rated by CChafin from Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Choosey Mother is important beer!
Apr 22, 2018
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Reviewed by oldn00b from Virginia

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.
May 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by kabukiza1123 from Virginia

Feb 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.61 by brocktune from Virginia

Feb 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Feb 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.82 by qcbrewer from North Carolina

Sep 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.97 by Stolenface1 from Virginia

Jul 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by xt0n1cx from Virginia

Mar 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.23 by RUN-4-B33R from North Carolina

Dec 16, 2015
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Reviewed by gopens44 from Virginia

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.
Nov 02, 2015
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Reviewed by Kurmaraja from California

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.
Oct 01, 2015
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

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.
Sep 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by atrocity from Virginia

Jul 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by Links41 from Virginia

May 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.92 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

May 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.96 by Boone757 from Virginia

May 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.73 by JawNG from Virginia

Feb 13, 2015
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Rated by hophead_87 from Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
Some great brews. Really enjoyed the Blueberry Sour and Peanut Butter Porter.
Jan 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by Roccova from Virginia

Dec 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.73 by Mikestaf from South Carolina

Dec 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by seanchai from Virginia

Nov 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by lillitnn92 from Virginia

Nov 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Hopbully from Virginia

Nov 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Drifter1 from Virginia

Nov 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by LeeEvolved from Virginia

Nov 05, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by Sondra_artisanadvisor from Virginia

Oct 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by blbarnett3 from Virginia

Oct 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Mattyb79 from Virginia

Oct 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by embass from Virginia

Oct 20, 2014
 
Rated: 1.75 by cbfmanu

Aug 19, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by RojoBrewer from Virginia

Aug 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by julielynndubee from Virginia

Jul 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by VeganUndead from Virginia

May 21, 2014
Isley Brewing Company in Richmond, VA
Brewery rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 268 ratings