Goat Ridge Brewing Co.

Brewery, Bar

17 Central Ave W
New London, Minnesota, 56273
United States

(320) 354-2383 | map
goatridgebrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.64
Beers:
50
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
25
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.04
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
6
pDev:
9.65%
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Reviews by jakemn91:
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jakemn91 from New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Fun, fairly small taproom. 6 beers on tap. Pool table and foosball. Nice patio area in the back. Ample parking. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Good prices ($3-5 per beer; 4 choice flights available too)

Apr 21, 2015
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redbarnbikes from New York

3.24/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Sep 27, 2018
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HoistinBrews from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Apr 09, 2017
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andrew8626 from Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Highly recommend, especially the back patio in the summer.

Sep 24, 2016
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Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

It is in downtown New London. There's ample inside seating, and a large outdoor seating area. I do like the feal of this place. It's got a cozy feel to me.

Apr 17, 2016
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morimech from Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

The brewery is just off of Main St next to the river. Pull up to the building and you see the old retriever posting up near the entrance. Start walking towards the door and he comes and greets the guests. Immediately this brewery scores major points with dog lovers. If it is intentional it's brilliant. The building is unassuming and old. I understand there is no real historic prominence and just word of mouth of the origins. A car dealership, auto repair shop, manufacturing, to eventually a craft studio before it was transformed into a brewery. They have a small 2 1/2 barrel system and a couple small fermenters that keep them busy turning beer over. The taproom seems to be decorated with the detritus of a dozen different families storage units. Best bar stools in a taproom however. The outdoor space is awesome. The property is adjacent to the river and small dam with plenty of trees, a lingonberry shrub right out the door and an apple tree. A large garden that is not currently being fully utilized. A stage for the musical acts. Nice they do not really have any residential neighbors. Looks like mosquitoes are a problem by the many cans of OFF sitting on the tables.

The beer ranges from pretty good to somewhat poor. During my visit they had a real nice Belgian style pale ale, a good clean amber ale, and a pretty good low ABV stout. Did not like the IPAs they had on. Those were very astringent. Does not seem they dry hop them either.

The owner/brewer was serving me and was friendly and eager to chat. Very good service. They serve either 10oz or 20oz glasses. Really nice glassware. Variety of swag available for purchase that seems of good quality. I bought a T-shirt.

Aug 01, 2015
Goat Ridge Brewing Co. in New London, MN
Brewery rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 25 ratings