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Beer Available At Free State Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Free State Umami Lager , Free State Owd Macs Imperial Stout 100, Free State Anniversary Ale , Free State Burroughser Weisse , Free State Big Sea ESB 61, Free State Wakarusa Lager , Free State Mosaic Pale Ale , Free State Black Eye Rye Porter 88, Free State Pils díAlsace , Free State Winterfest IPA 94, Free State Supercell IPA , Free State Old Backus Barleywine 100, Free State Invigorator Doppel Bock 81, Free State Cow Tippin Stout , Free State Endeavor IPA 77, Free State Hop Jack Ale 91, Free State Octoberfest 95, Free State Thunderstruck IPA , Free State Cloud Hopper Imperial IPA 99, Free State Blue Sky Rye 60
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drfabulous (55) Lexington, Kentucky | December 19, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice brewpub we visited years ago in Lawrence on a sweltering day. Great food. Good service. Walking distance from hotel we stayed at.
deyholla (261) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | November 4, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite brewpub! Small bar that you have to kind of fight to get a seat at and a few rooms with dining seating. A really nice selection of beers on tap and available for growlers. Food is quite delicious and well priced. This is a must stop if you are anywhere near by!
fly (215) austin, Tejas, Alabama | September 5, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Perhaps not the largest selection and was only able to sample a couple of beers, but really enjoyed the atmosphere. Old guys like myself looking thlike they were regulars having a great time and families out for dinner and a beer and college types coming in from playing hard for the relief of a beer. My server was on her last day and her mistake of giving me the wrong beer meant it was comped and that I got the beer I ordered in the end. And the meal my daughter and I got = both pretty darn good
NachlamSie (547) Denver, Colorado | August 20, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Free State is has enjoyable but very typical restaurant/brewpub ambiance. They were slammed on a Monday afternoon, strangely enough. They had about 10 different taps available in pints and 10 oz. pours. I tried an IPA and their hoppy amber and both were fair. Free State was a good place to unwind for a minute, but I wasnít thrilled with it like some of the breweries we visited the previous day in St. Louis.
GT2 (517) Carlsbad, California | June 7, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Large, college town brewpub. Drab, outdated interior. A maze of seating rooms. Outdated menu and plating with average to disappointing food. Server was quirky, but quite attentive. A bit awkward to chat with. Many house beers on tap with okay variety. Beer quality though was average. Overall disappointing. Very cheap flights served in skinny flutes. I canít say this is a brewpub I would go out of my way for. All of their top rated beers have been a major letdown so I think Iím giving up on this brewery.
RobertDale (157) Lansing, Kansas | September 21, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice brewpub located in a college town. Seems to be always busy. Very popular with locals for sure. Excellent beers and good food. Have never been able to sample Owd Macís. One of these days I will get lucky!
kwoeltje (86) Manchester, Missouri | August 25, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Saturday afternoon passing through Kansas. Huge interior, lots of wood. Service was friendly and efficient. Had 7 or so of their beers on tap. I had the gumbo, which was quite good.
phaleslu (374) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 6, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited Free State on a Saturday, early afternoon in the summer. The building is tucked in an old strip of Mass St. in downtown Lawrence, really cool spot. There were some people milling about in front, waiting for a table. Luckily we were seated right away with only 2 people. The waitress was nice but rushed because of the crowd. There were 10 beers on tap, which could be ordered in a number of formats; sample glasses were $1.55 each, with no restriction on how many or few must be ordered. 10 oz. beers are $3.55. Good prices, and the beer was solid. The food was, too; my wife liked her sandwich and fries and my salad was good. The brewing operation (not the main production facility, Iím told) is visible through glass windows at the back of the small bar area; there is also a mezzanine with more tables. Not the easiest place to relax and have some beers because itís cramped and crowded, but otherwise a nice place worth visiting in Lawrence.
notalush (316) Denver, Colorado | July 13, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited with beastiefan2k - pretty much your typical American brewpub - quite a bit of space inside, but spread out into various smaller "chambers," so despite its size it still seemed a little cramped - typical brewpub setup, with light hardwood tables and bar - mostly cozy inside - family friendly, so thatís a bonus - about eight beers on tap - your typical brewpub selections, with porters, stouts, ipas and the like - nothing fancy - beers range from ho-hum to awesome - decent bar service - excellent prices on the beers - itís a solid spot, but doesnít live up to some of the higher ratings IMHO.
Travlr (1324) Washington, Washington DC | July 4, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
The main bar was pretty busy when I arrived around five, but I did get a seat. Good thing, because it was jam packed with the dinner crowd by 6 or 7. Despite being standing room only, the servers did an excellent job keeping everyone happy, being friendly to strangers like me, and giving the locals a heavy dose of shit. Very entertaining. Beers were very solid, especially a porter and stout. Food was above average. The glimpse into the brewery area where Owd Mac may or may not be maturing was priceless.
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