United States > Montana > Billings
prost007 (5) , | January 18, 2014
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
beernovice39 (248) Montana | September 3, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Now with two locations. This review and scores are for the one pictured. Nice big open space with the AC kicking on a warm day. Six beers on with small free samples offered. Staff is not that friendly.
luttonm (108) Belgrade, Serbia | August 25, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
The original location, in a converted auto shop. Terrifically cool. On a warm day all the garage doors were rolled up and lots of locals were dropping by. Taps were changing a bit to make room for the new location, but it sounds like theyíll be trying more special brews here in the future. The obligatory popcorn came with the option of hot sauce and the bartender was very helpful and nice to talk to. A little gem in Billings, though their beer wasnít particularly amazing but worth the $3/pint
munsemj (5) Montana | August 18, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great brewery. Possibly best in Billings considering value and AMAZING beer they produce. Can be a little cramped sometimes and only popcorn for munchies but hands down my favorite place for good beer.
spracklinc (10) Montana | September 30, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Iím excited for Angry Hanks to move to its new location as it will be BIGGER (though parking may be more questionable). Donít get me wrong, I love garage pubs. However, Hanks gets CROWDED, especially on Fridays. I work right across the street, and weíve watched people lining up outside shortly before 4 with their growlers. I definitely suggest you go on an off day or early on a Friday (though wait maybe 15 minutes after opening so the growler line has gone down), OR during the summer when the patio is open. All-in-all, a decent laid back place to hang out at, with a good selection of beer, and they tend to have a few rotating seasonals besides the regulars.
bulldogg915 (11) Denver, Colorado | May 19, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very cool setup- like an old convenience/gas station. Great atmosphere. BUT- since taprooms in Montana are only open for like 15 minutes a day- EVERYONE and their mother was there- it was PACKED TO THE BRIM and very loud. Montana has to shake the stupid laws- so you have to wear a wrist band and I believe you can only have 3 pints- lame. Had the Head Trauma IPA- not bad. I think it was only like $3/pint. Would recommend a visit to anyone.
3fourths (1271) Boulder, Colorado | February 10, 2011| Updated April 20, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
small taproom with high ceilings and visible brewing equipment. inconvenient hours for travelers, much like any other taproom in montana - legally required to close by 8pm. makes driving from one town to another and sampling beer a bit more difficult. IPA was surprisingly good: clean, pungent, hop-focused, most likely pale 2-row and no caramel malt. no samples or short pours are offered, which loses them points, and I especially didnít like the attitude from one of the bartenders when I asked for a half-pint, as if I werenít MANLY and STRONG enough for a full pint, the wrinkle in his brow and scoff of his breath told me. "iím driving, fuckface, plus I have no idea if your beer sucks or not and I donít want to pay for a full pint of something that tastes like shit" - thankfully it didnít.
bitbucket (63) Kirkland, Washington | August 17, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Bars in Montana typically whenever they damn well feel like it and close at 2:00AM. Brewpubs like Angry Hankís can only be open from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.
Walk into a bar in Montana and you can order pretty much whatever you want to drink. Brewpubs like Angry Hankís can only serve you three pints max, and the have to have a system to make sure you only get three. Angry Hankís uses wristbands, other places use cards.
This place is a testament to the brewerís will to survive in the face of incredibly stupid laws. The vibe is great, the beer is tasty; and I think this is the one and only place Iíve given a 10 for service. Ironically, it is a former service station. Now if Montana could just do something about its archaic laws.
Tmoney99 (376) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 7, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
Easy to find location on the corner of 24th and 1st. Parking in front and street parking. Clean remodeled service station with bar in the back of garage and fenced patio in the front.
Freindly staff and will work with you to meet state consumption law and tasting of the 9 beers on tap. Good selection and above average brews. I went twice when in town and would recommend as a must stop location.
jake65 (103) Williston, North Dakota | August 20, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Fun little place on the corner in downtown Billings. Used to be a gas station, now itís a microbrewery and taphouse. State law only allows them to be open 4pm to 8pm and serve a max of three pints to any one person. Growlers are available, but not a sampler tray... No food, just popcorn. Server knew a lot about brews, but itís mostly a young crew. I managed to get my hands on four brews, all were above average and the íHead Traumaí IPA was quite good. Neat logo too. Pints were $3...
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