drowland (172) Valdosta, Georgia | December 28, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
I have visited the "new" distro Bent River a few times now. Itís a nice, clean, new place that has a few taps and a small taproom. Probably the coolest aspect is that you can get growlers and go across the street to the famous Jimís Ribs, which happens to be BYOB. <P>
I like the new BR just fine. The problem is that ever since their past brewers left and they opened the new place, everything seems watered down and the recipes are being changed a bit, it seems. Uncommon used to be one of my favorite beers, and now it seems to be coffee water. I used to look forward to Jingle Java every year and the bottling that came out for Christmas 2013 has a bunch of added garbage in it like hazelnut, rum, pecans, cinnamon, blah blah blah that just wasnít needed. So anyway, the place is nice, but I wish the beers would go back to how they were in the good old days.