Overall this was a great experience for me. I went for the first time on a Friday evening and even sitting next to a large party I could hear my friends. They have a large, loud main hall, but adjacent to it is a much quieter side dining area. The food was excellent: pizza, salads, and appetizers were fresh, original, and a good-size. They have their 7-beer sampler for $8.50, and it is a nice primer. Their beers werenít exceptional and they were out of the seasonal and any guest beers, but the food made up for it.
Easy to find location off I-4 and in front of mall with good parking in front. Clean corporate inside with wood bar and tables. For show only brewing equipment behind glass at the end of the bar. Freindly service with good knowledge of selection of 12 taps. All beers average drinkable with good selection of styles. Good food menu of starters, sandwiches and pizza. I enjoyed the visit.
Spacious with lots of big, flat screen tvs... the focal point being a panel with six flat screens ass to elbow about the bar. Good, piped-in Rock n Roll music. Aerosmith, etc. Huge murals and pics all over the walls... people harvesting barley, American "Beer" Gothic, etc. No smoking. Nice lighting... sparse, but in all the right places. Sun room area of dining area as well. The line-up of beer was solid if not spectacular, just like the BJs I hit in SoCal back in 2004. Itís a nice place... Iíll be back.
changeup45 (109) Mount Dora, Florida | April 25, 2008| Updated February 11, 2009
Busy place, went on a Wednesday night and had to wait a bit for a table. Very spacious with quite a few tables and booths and a large bar. TVs with sporting events located throughout the place. Nice selection of beer. Some of the beers were good, some of them OK but nothing that was bad and I sampled a bunch. Various sample options with one of them offering 7 beers for $8.50. Food was pretty solid as well. Service was alright but the place was quite crowded. I had a really good time and would recommend the place.
For a chain brewpub - this place is above par. Nice spacious layout, huge TVs, excellent service. Food is good - large portions - had the meatloaf sandwich and could not finish it. Have about 10 or 12 of their own beers on tap plus about 6 or 7 guest taps with a solid selection - even had St. Arnoldís from Texas there. Their own beers are quite solid - I had the PM Porter and the Lastos Oatmeal Stout. Have about 6 regulars and another six rotating. Worth a visit if in the area.
A great place to eat and have few beers.Tried their sampler and really only 1 brew stood out, nothing special here.They donít brew on premise due to silly Florida laws so you donít get the freshly made 5 minutes ago beer or that special beer they are working on and let you sample before it goes public feel.
Large restaurant with tall ceilings and an open floor plan. Several big screen TVs playing sports. Nice long bar with about 10-12 duplicate taps at each end. 6 were standard house beers, 1 was a house seasonal, and 3-5 were other non-house brews. Several beer samplers on the menu, including 5 oz. pours of all 7 house beers for $8.50. Food was standard American chain fare (think a slightly more upscale TGI Fridays or Chilis). Service was good. The porter was the best of the brews. Iíd visit again.