United States > Maryland > Rockville
pras (41) Maryland | November 22, 2012
38 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 5/20
Trying not to be very negative, but this place just didnít jive with me. It is rather dirty and the beer isnít great.
Travlr (1656) Washington, Washington DC | July 12, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place really does look like a storage locker from a distance, but as you get closer you notice a few outdoor chairs, then some barstools, and then.....the beer! Four on tap when I was there, with tasters available. Because it was release day for their latest IPA (which was very tasty), the were also serving full pints. Jared and Paul were terrific, and I canít believe they pull off what they do on what looks like a large homebrewing set. There was a mixture of regulars and visitors when I stopped by on a Thursday late afternoon. Worth a stop for sure!
greghands (5) | April 28, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
This is a great little hole in the wall brewery with a passion that shows up in all of their beers. I hope the quality stays as they outgrow the current location. No county middleman when you buy directly from them. $6 bombers of this quality are almost unheard of in this county.
JDBaker11058 (41) Maryland | January 21, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Ambiance: Located in the industrial section of Rockville, it what almost looks like a big storage unit. For a beer geek like me, I loved this place. It was messy, and you are essentially right in the middle of the brewing operation right when you walk in; there are bags of malt stacked on the floor, bottles against the wall, bags of hops in the fridge etc. There is a small bar area up front, with a small cast of local regulars. Service: Awesome. Jared the brewer and Paul the owner are great to talk to and exremely friendly. They are happy to talk beer all night. Selection: They have a small set of three taps that are constantly rotating, and a mid-sized cast of bottles available. They have most of their flagships, but the great thing is that this place seems to do a lot of ífor-the-heck-of-ití one-offs, which you can snag whenever you come in, as long as they have them. I was lucky to be there when their Abbey Ale was on tap. This was a phenomenal beer I truly hope makes it into their rotation. Food: A few pretzels and such, but this is a brewery with a small bar for tasting, not a restaurant. Eat before you come. Value: Great. Everything here is at least a couple bucks less than what youíd pay in the store or at a bar. Overall: If you want to experience a true working brewery, with people who are passionate about beer, and if you want to sample some truly excellent, creative, local beers that may never appear again, you must check this place out.
BeerandBlues2 (706) Hanover, Maryland | December 3, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
This is located in an industrial park next to a maid service. It is small and feels like a garage brewery, though very functional. I stopped by on a Friday night and tried several beers and bought a few more to take home. Three or four beers kicked while I was here, so the tap selection kept changing. Paul is great to talk to as is his associate; both are very passionate about beer. The locals were easy to strike up a conversation with and we ended up here much longer than anticipate, but that is ok. I will definitely be back for more visits.
mansquito (81) Nueva York, New York | August 21, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
So, this is a strange place. I went on a Friday, the day that it is essentially a small bar, with pretty good drink prices. It is hard to find, because most people would be looking for a sign. There is no sign. No, you need to know that the address is that of an industrial garage on the side of the building. In any case, I got there and I was a little surprised to find that the brewery has a few regulars who frequent the Friday drink specials. The people working the bar and Paul the owner are all ridiculously nice and accommodating. Chips and soda are on the house in case you want to take a break from the beer.
When I walked in I was immediately greeted with samplers of everything they had on tap and was allowed to choose what I wanted.
As for the brewery, it is still pretty obviously in the developing process. They donít quite have all their equipment together, but they are building it (this is the reason why some of the the beer on tap were scratches...). Bottles are fairly cheap though and the tried and true recipes get put into those.
Overall, I had a good time. The people were pleasant and it was interesting to see a brewery in its infantile stages.
If you like horse racing, it is on the TV there all the time.
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