Stoudts Brewing Co.

Stoudts Brewing Co.Stoudts Brewing Co.
Stoudts Brewing Co.Stoudts Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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
BEER STATS
Average:
3.83
Beers:
39
Reviews:
4,459
Ratings:
8,162
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.07
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
149
pDev:
12.53%
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Reviews by jdaddy:
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jdaddy from Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -28%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

Jul 24, 2015
More User Reviews:
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StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

One of the first craft places in PA., big place, a nice dining room a bit too formal for me, the beer is okay for craft selections, and the food was average, the last time there the girlfriend got sick from her meal. A bit outdated in today's craft scene.

Feb 08, 2020
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Boone757 from Virginia

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Aug 10, 2019
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Nbakken81 from Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

May 30, 2019
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bubseymour from Maryland

3.03/5  rDev -25.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Beers were so/so. Waitress was a wackadoo. Taproom is in a bizarre restaraunt like a time warp to 1985. Everyone stared at my wife and I like we were aliens and no idea why. Felt like the 2 Americans walking into that pub from “An American Werewold In London”. Was waiting for someone to tell me to “keep off the Moors”. Old 1900 nudie girls on the bathroom walls. Just a creepy place.

Mar 09, 2019
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BigMike from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Aug 12, 2018
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Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Jul 07, 2018
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TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Feb 27, 2018
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Mar 05, 2017
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madelf66 from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Sep 21, 2016
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ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Aug 04, 2016
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Urk1127 from New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Apr 17, 2016
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zekeman17 from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Mar 07, 2016
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Jbrennan_01

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

Jan 23, 2016
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dgentile10 from New Jersey

3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Nov 12, 2015
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jimboothdesigns from Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -50.9%
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.

Nov 05, 2015
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Edit - 3/24/18. Ed sold the Packard. The wait staff has improved (Ask for John) and now they serve all brews in 16 oz shakers rather than using those 8 oz snifters for the higher alcohol beers.

Aug 15, 2015
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DerekE4750 from New York

3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Jul 29, 2015
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SharkNado from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Jul 08, 2015
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Lambdon from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Jul 05, 2015
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ogman from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Apr 28, 2015
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SteveRosenfeld from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Mar 17, 2015
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Bill69 from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Mar 12, 2015
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yergermeister from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Mar 04, 2015
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Yellolab2010 from Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Feb 21, 2015
Stoudts Brewing Co. in Adamstown, PA
Brewery rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 8162 ratings