United States > Iowa > Coralville
b0071d (2) Iowa | September 22, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is a fun place -a brewpub that serves food - brick oven pizza mainly and has regular special events - announced on their facebook page. Also features a nice beer garden. I take visitors here often. Beer selection is primarily Backpocketís standard line of beers with a few seasonals and some guest brews. Favorite brew - Anniversary stout. Favorite food - Nutella pizza with bacon (yum).
pepsican (45) @ $13.99, Iowa | July 11, 2013
44 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 5/20
Oh man, how do I not sound like the angry yelp idiot...Iím not sure itís possible on this one. My apologies. Anyways. Cool setup, opens up right into the brewery. Parking was plentiful. Place was probably 2/3 full (as in seated guests, nobody was just standing). Greeted immediately by some good dudes here on ratebeer that have probably 2 dozen bottles of random crap theyíve brought in to share. Very cool. Was told to go grab a tasting glass and have some fun.
We walk up to the bar and have a seat hoping to order a few pints and request a sampling glass. The bar is L shaped, with the lower L having maybe 4 seats and the upper part having 8. Try to follow along with that.
We sat in the middle of the 8 seat part, directly in front of the taps which werenít tall and we could clearly see the bartenders. Bartenders (3-4 total) seemed rushed pouring beers for outstanding orders when we sat down (no big deal). We were the only ones at the bar waiting to get our orders taken at the time and I really donít mind waiting a few for people that have ordered before me. Two guys come to the upper part of the 8 seat piece of the L, and two at the lower part of the 8 seat L, along with two guys at the end of the 4 seat section of the L. Every one of them was served before us. No big deal. Bartender(s) are right in front of us, theyíll get to us, right? Wrong. They go back to catching up with patio tickets We have our cash and IDís on the tables. The L fills up again. Bartenders pour all drinks for the L but us, then continue on to the outstanding patio tickets again. Both sides of the L empty out and refill at this point. Everyone at the L waits a few minutes while they catch up with tables, then the L is served again. As last time, they skip over us. And the L fills up. We loudly exchange that we know what we want to each other. I hear my beer friends calling my name in the background and feel like a jerk. We are missed again for the fourth time. No acknowledgement. We just walked out at that point.
I was excited to see a brewery that was in the Iowa City area, but sorry Back Pocket, I canít deal with that. Happy bday to me.
RobertDale (157) Lansing, Kansas | June 2, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Dropped in while attending an event at the Marriott next door. Nice new facility open less than a year. Only four of their six taps were available. The food was decent as well as the prices. Limited menu. Service was good, but not too up on selections. Their beers were just average. Will try again.
EMunk (4) | January 28, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
This is a great brewpub that serves up delicious brick oven pizza. They also offer tours Monday thru Friday at 5:30pm. They also have a nice sampler pack so you can try all their signature beers.
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