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Stoudts Brewing Co.

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3.72/5
Stoudts Brewing Co.Stoudts Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2800 North Reading Rd
Adamstown, Pennsylvania, 19501
United States

(717) 484-4387 | map
stoudtsbeer.com

Notes:
Also home to the Black Angus Restaurant & Brew Pub

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BEER STATS
Beers:
38
Reviews:
4,616
Ratings:
8,400
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
141
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
7.97%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by Yetiman420:
Photo of Yetiman420
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I made a visit to Stoudt's around 5 PM on a Monday evening in mid February. The whole concept of Stoudt's is a bit deceiving. In rural, Dutch Pennsylvania and part of a major antique market, one would seem to question the potential of a brewery described in this manner. After an extensive sampling, 4 oz at a time, I can attest that the quality of their brews is top notch. They offer four 4 oz samplers at a time and have recently developed placemats with the names and descriptions of the beers. I had four in the first round and three in the second. Since I was driving, I only wanted to sample those that I can't get in Ohio. The Scarlet Lady on cask, Smooth Hoperator (hoppy lager), Winter Ale, and a Brewer's Reserve Belgian were among the beers I selected since I didn't recall seeing them at my local good beer stores. The bartender was really friendly and helpful although she had to rely on others for in-depth descriptions of the beer. As a collector of historical regional brewing memorabilia, I really enjoying putting on a buzz and roaming around looking at their "collection." From Stoudt's I made my way to Harrisburg to spend the night and visit The Appalachain Brewing Company.

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Photo of madelf66
4.1/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of zekeman17
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jbrennan_01
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

Photo of dljames10
3.61/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of jimboothdesigns
2/5  rDev -51.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2

Decided to stop in on the way to Philly to see what kind of special offerings they had. I hadn't been to Stoudts in a very long time, 10 plus years it seems. Then I really enjoyed it. However, upon returning, I found that the facility looks really run down and unkept. Wayfinding was poor and when I found the retail "store", its was very small and had a poor selection of items for sale. Then came the beer. I went into the office to ask about a purchase regarding their barrels aged ales and was treated rudely as if I was already expected to be a beer expert and the other staff was not very knowledgeable. If I want to be treated rudely, I will just go to Al's of Hampden, its closer.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

We come to Stoudt’s about twice a year for my filet and Fat Dog fix. Parking is more than adequate on both sides of the building. When you enter through the front door, you are greeted in the lobby by an old restored Packard. Seating is available in the bar, the dining room, or a smaller room (pub) off the bar. The small room has a collection of beer bottles and some steins on display. 4-packs, six packs, and bombers are available for sale in the bar. Additional items (signs, shirts, hats, signs) are displayed in the lobby and can be purchased in the bar. The bar itself is small and busy, but the bartender(s) are good and there is only one TV to bother conversations. Selection is good with the year around and a few seasonal and one-offs usually on tap. Be sure to check out the 19th century porn in the bar rest rooms!
The dining room wait staff leave something to be desired, such as efficiency and promptness. The food is excellent but not cheap – the bread is made from the brewery’s spent grain and is available for sale in the mornings when the store is open.
Ed used to give tours of the brewery but I don’t know if that option is still available. Check the website but don’t depend on it – it’s not well updated.

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Photo of BelgianBeerMe
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of jdaddy
2.93/5  rDev -29.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of SharkNado
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Lambdon
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of ogman
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of SteveRosenfeld
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Bill69
3.89/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of yergermeister
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Yellolab2010
3.46/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Gmartin75
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.4/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Photo of Suzon
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

The exterior looks new, but the interior is vintage. It has interesting history... There are lots of fun and unique antiques. It is unique and totally fun!

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Photo of thgreatrandini
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Really weird aesthetic, some fine beer and food tho! Great service on my visit as well.

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4.84/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Coolgm
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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