Brutopia Brewery

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

505 Atwood Avenue
Cranston, Rhode Island, 02920
United States

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Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.68
Beers:
29
Ratings:
171
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.94
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
21
pDev:
14.97%
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Ratings by tasterschoice62:
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Rated by tasterschoice62 from Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
With beer brewed by Sean Larkin and great BBQ. You simply can't go wrong here.
Place doesn't get enough recognition. Give it try
May 23, 2015
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Located on a busy stretch of Rt 5 in Cranston, Rhode Island, Brutopia is located in a large, fairly unassuming roadside building. Inside, it sports a large, rectangular wooden bar with booth style seating around the periphery; a second rooms is available for overflow diners.

A dozen or so Brutopia house beers are on tap, which range from lager to stout and are generally quite good. There are available for consumption or as growler pours.

The vibe was low key sports bar, the service attentive, and the pub style food (BBQ a specialty) very good. My ribs serving was large enough that I was able to make a second meal out it. A nice place for easy drinking and dining.
May 06, 2018
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5
The place was busy when I arrived. Parking lot in front was full and cars lined the street...i had to park down a hill behind the place and had to walk....so I was nervous about seating....fear no more....they place was very large inside...pleanty of seating and a mammoth bar. The quality of the beer was decent...the food was excellent. The service was friendly and helpful. They had at least 10 of their own beers available and the food menu had plenty of options as well.....the pulled pork was incredible....food outshined the beer and that would be the main reason is go back.
Apr 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.4 by Glennp64 from Rhode Island

Jul 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by Buddance from Massachusetts

Feb 26, 2017
 
Rated: 2.8 by Lovecraftian_IPA from Rhode Island

Jul 18, 2016
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
Sprawling layout with separate dinigvareas and game tables. Big rectanglar bar seats about 50. 15 beers on tap..solid selection.just had the pickle chips...very tasty.
Feb 20, 2016
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25
Stopped in here on our way home from EBF. Figured it might be cool to check out some places in Rhode Island for a change. We stopped here for some food and of course some beers. The place was nice, the service was good. The selection was mediocre but I really liked the food.
Feb 06, 2016
 
Rated: 1.58 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Nov 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.28 by mpmcguire11 from Rhode Island

Oct 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.43 by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

Sep 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.31 by vdub191 from Rhode Island

Sep 08, 2015
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Reviewed by Bruce5 from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Great place to watch sports , big screens in every direction. Great selection of beer choices, tried three all of which were hoppy. To my taste all were good but not outstanding.

Brutopia burger was awesome! Will definitely return!
Aug 15, 2015
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Reviewed by JohnDon from Texas

4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75
Frequently visited to watch football on Sudnays. The house brewed beer is excellent and worth trying their whole selection. The head brewer is a head brewer or contributor at many other RI breweries and creates a quality product. The food is very good as well, but not sensational. The Hush puppies are strongly recommended. There is indoor and outdoor seating. Also heard they have a "low-key" employee/special guests area, but I have not beer there myself. Worth stopping in for a few beers if your in Cranston.
May 26, 2015
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Reviewed by francus from North Carolina

4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
This bar is sort of out of the way for where I was staying but I wanted to try it. It looks and feels like an upscale sports bar. There are a couple of pool tables and a lot of booths. The beer selection is mostly what the brewery makes itself. I would say they had 6 regulars and maybe another 5 seasonals. The beer style of the brewery tends to be malty, but they say they are working on an IPA. As I'm not a hop head it was all just fine with me. The beers are clean and well crafted and no off flavors.

The service is good and the staff is friendly. The food is very good and reasonably priced. They have a bar-b-que theme pork, pulled pork, racks of ribs are predominate, but they do have burgers and other pub fare.
Feb 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.03 by Csylvia14 from Rhode Island

Feb 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.14 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Feb 09, 2015
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Rated by changdulla from Rhode Island

4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75
I went here last night and was very impressed. Every beer I tried was good & the food was great. Highly recommend.
Jan 10, 2015
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Reviewed by ThomasMetal75 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%
I went here on Saturday, November 23rd around 3pm. The place was not very crowded at all.

As far as the place looked, it had a fairly nice sized bar that one could sit at to eat with loads of room. They have 3 big screens at each side of the bar, so watching football is not a problem at all. The brewing side of the restaurant is open for touring and is visible from the dining area. But in general, it is a very spacious and open inside of the restaurant.

The menu is all bbq, which is awesome. My family ordered the pulled pork nachos as our appetizer per recommendation of our waitress and some fired pickles. I didn't try any pickles, but the pulled pork nachos were good. Cheese sauce was nice and spicy, and the pork had a nice layer of smoke on the edges and was seasoned well.

We did 2 beers flights just to try as much of a variety of their housemade beers as possible. My favorite was probably the Monk (Belgian style dubbel). None of the beers we unpleasant to drink or had off flavors. They represented their styles very well. I ended up going for a pint glass of the High Voltage stout, which is a blend of Revival Brewing's Imperial Stout and Trinity's White Electric Coffee Stout. That was quite amazing! I paired that up with a pulled pork sandwich. It had crunchy, but not super tangy, coleslaw on top with Carolina style bbq sauce. That was dynamite.

You can get a growler filled here. They sell their own and you are allowed to bring in your own for them to fill. It costs $3 to fill a growler, plus whatever the cost is of a growler (if that makes sense). We got a growler of the Valhalla Amber Ale that was $14. So it actually ended up costing $17 (if you find that a good deal).

All in all, I cannot complain here. They got the best bbq I've had in a very long time. Their beers are top notch. None of them were terrible. If you are in the Cranston area or just landed into the TF Green Airport in Warwick, get down to Brutopia!
Nov 23, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Duhast500 from Rhode Island

Nov 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by ChrisinRI from Rhode Island

Oct 04, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by mlchart from Rhode Island

Aug 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Doomcifer from Rhode Island

Jul 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Car4911

Jul 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Sellen from Connecticut

Jul 19, 2014
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Reviewed by Burt from Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 1
Place is pretty big, late 80's and 90's music playing in the background. Brewery is in full view on the left as you walk in. Bar in front with large screen tv's around it, seats about 20. Booths to front of the bar with another room full of tables.

Lots of wait staff around, our waiter was very attentive and helpful.

They had 6 beers on the menu and 2 seasonal's on tap that were off the menu. The beers were good, fresh and easy drinking. They offer flights, glasses, pitchers and growlers.

Noticed a Ole Hickory smoker outside, they serve real smoked bbq here. The smoked food was great, they had non smoked items that we did not try.

Pricing for the beer was good, real bbq is not cheap so I gave the value a $$ but should be between a $$ or $$$.

Overall, I really liked the place. Beers are brewed for the masses, I sure some day they will have some specialty brews coming.

Updated review. Beer is still good but the food is awful, just awful.
Jun 24, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by Craftonly23121 from Rhode Island

Jun 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by BColton1 from Rhode Island

Jun 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by HelpMeBloody from Rhode Island

May 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Newport_beerguy from Rhode Island

May 12, 2014
Brutopia Brewery in Cranston, RI
Brewery rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 171 ratings