Finback Brewery

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4.08/5
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Finback BreweryFinback Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

78-01 77th Ave
Queens, New York, 11385-7518
United States

(718) 628-8600 | map
finbackbrewery.com

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Added by dbrauneis on 01-19-2014

BEER STATS
Beers:
177
Reviews:
674
Ratings:
3,863
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.34/5
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
50
pDev:
7.6%
 
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by vonnegut21:
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3.86/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

we had the best time in here, after visiting over a dozen breweries around the city last week, this may be our consensus favorite. its amazing in every way. it took us awhile from brooklyn to get out here, and the place just sort of springs up out of a residential neighborhood, minimally indicated, a knock three times on the blue door kind of thing, you could never know this place was even here. in my head, this place is like the epicenter of creativity and quality right now, and i expected it to be packed when we visited, but we were basically the only people in here for a couple of hours on a weeknight, a few folks strolled in and out, but it was insanely mellow. they had a great list of beers, both on tap and packaged, and the bartender, anthony i believe was his name, was awesome, entertaining, knowledgeable, cool with the sampling, and helped us recover some lost gear at the end of the night, dude is a legend, and made our experience that much better. even without him though, the beer was incredible. a stout with sesame seeds and matcha tea, a coconut gose, and an apple brandy aged big stout with pineapple and coconut were the highlights for me for sure, but everything we drank in here was exceptional, and im not sure ill ever go to the city again without visiting this place. their hoppy stuff is at least as good as more hyped other half (among others), the dark stuff is on point, and the barrel aged beers were killer as well. the perfect brewery experience, we had a wonderful time here! if you are not yet hip to these guys, check it out!

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Photo of jykleo
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Visited Sunday 1PM. Not crowded at all.
Tried 4 kinds of 4Oz tasting IPAs.
Great service and quite reasonable to try to many IPAs.
Slightly cold site in winter. Good for beer but ,,.

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Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Chill Sunday. Smaller place, nice bar, friendly service. Not overwhelming place, a great bottling still around. On tap was so much better than getting it in Buffalo or later in cans/

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Photo of WanderlustNJ
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of maxarvo
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Tbarnes1414
4/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Charlie936
4.67/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of 2624LuisNY
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of schteve
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of briandschorr
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

This is a must visit if you are in Queens. This Brewery is doing some great things with IPAs, APAs, Red Ales, and Stouts. Creative ideas come out from them all the time. I have had many customers request Finback and the feedback is normally quite positive.

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Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.87/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of CreightonSM
5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

I really enjoyed my visit to Finback. I had tasted their beers before but was not expecting such a cool taproom. It is a clean, spacious warehouse-like jawn in a residential area of Queens, far from pretty much all civilization. They don't have any food other than chips, but you can get stuff delivered there.

And really, you are there for the beer. From hazy IPA's to barrel-aged imperial stouts, they have it all here, and all well made. Finback is worth a visit, even if it is a trek for most New Yorkers.

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Photo of Rolo90
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of curtis6290
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Y2kWasAnInsideJob
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

The first NY brewery I visited after moving here. The vibe is a bit lacking- it's a big space and feels very open but there's not always much going on. The range of beer styles is impressive, and the good ones are great, but there are a lot of odd balls as well. Staff is friendly enough but can be a bit short. I still love coming here!

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Photo of Billolick
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Bare bones, industrial kinda space in, from what I could tell, a kinda middle of nowhere section of Queens, NY. (not far from Citi Field, which could make things interesting during baseball season)

One large open room with a simple, larger beer in front of you as you enter, witha bunch a bunch of simple picnic tables to the right.

the highlight of this place, of course is the beer...its is worth the trip

we visited on a rainy, chilly October evening, place was near full of younger, friendly beer enthusiasts....10 taps a flowing for samplers or more full pours and they were selling tons of their super high quality and tasty tasty brews in 4 pack can configurations....

love their hoppy, cloudy IPA and DIPAs in can, great vibe and fun place to visit...could have used a food truck or two outside.. would consider order some food in for delivery if I was staying for a few...well worth a visit-quality new place

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Photo of tvghost
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of pinyin
4.89/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Came here on weekday when it was me and one other customer.

Bartender was very down to earth, helpful, and non judgemental. Explained everything really well and was very punctual in processing my to go order of cans.

The beer is amazing.

Very spacious taproom. I can see them having no problem handling larger crowds on the weekends provided they are fully staffed. There is plenty of beer to go around here.

Much more pleasant experience than another famous Queens brewery whose name I will not mention. Not that the guys in Astoria are bad, but this was just a much more relaxed, chill brewery experience.
Pricing is very fair for the product offered.

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Photo of Soloveitchik
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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Finback Brewery in Queens, NY
Brewery rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 3,863 ratings