The Blue Tusk

Mayor: ByTheirLimpin (1) | Taps: 70 | Bottles: 10
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere  (509) Ottawa, Ontario | October 23, 2006
Been there a few times, but this Saturday was rather exceptional in terms of selection: Maharaja by Avery (4.50 for 12 on...ouch), SN Harvest, and a host of many others. Up to 72 taps. Service was good, and its possible to ask the barman for samples.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
bitter  (90) Henderson, Nevada | March 22, 2006
if your in syracuse you have to visit the blue tusk. cheap beer and a good selection. being from the west coast i found many east coast beers that i hadnt tried.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 29, 2005
Rather generic pop music atmosphere. Very loud crowd, party-ish. Nice tap selection, but I much prefer the clark’s ale house ambiance which is only a few blocks away. Efficient huge staff behind the counter. College crowd. Lots of taps, but nothing truly out of the ordinary, I had SNPA to give you an idea and it was 5$, far more expensive than I’d have paid at Clark’s whre they had even a few under 3$.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
ontario102  (11) Boise, Idaho | July 5, 2005| Updated July 11, 2005
Best Pub in the ’Cuse; it’s in the heart of the "action" in downtown, and the food is very good. Bar tenders are knowledgeable or sexy, but not typically both. Nice lineup of taps and a must see if you’re in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
Sammy  (645) Toronto, Ontario | June 12, 2005
I only saw about 2 dozen of the reported 70, but Venom and others insist they are there. There are many more beers listed, but not all were available. Mostly local but a few guest taps for popular stuff, like ARogant B. Very full for a Monday, but loud music and people were shouting above it which made it on highly obnoxious side for any bar I have been to in 30 odd years. Fresh and well-served out of tap although did not see custom glassware.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch  (286) Beloit, Wisconsin | December 22, 2004| Updated January 1, 2006
Dec 2004: At first I wasn’t terribly impressed...the tap list doesn’t have a lot of rarities or surprises, focusing fairly heavily on NY state stuff...and the ambiance seems sort of mall-ish to me. BUT the Middle Ages and Southern Tier stuff makes it worth a stop alone, the pints are very generous and cheap, and there are some nice private booths to the right of the bar. Definitely worth a stop.

Dec 2005: two more stops this year included the fine Middle Ages X, another Dragonslayer just as majestic as last years’, and a 9-year-old glass of Rogue Kriek! Plus a terrific prosciutto/parmesan sandwich and crab chowder...this place rocks!

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
DYCSoccer17  (332) Woodland, California | May 28, 2004
This is the quintessential beer bar. I have not been to a ton of tap houses, but this one is remarkable. There are at least 70 taps with lots of weird stuff that you can’t even buy in bottleshops. If anyone has ever been to the Pizza Plants in Buffalo, you can multiply their selection by about 5. Prices are decent as well. My only complaint is that the one bartender I had seemed like quite an asshole.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
jabramo  (2) | April 22, 2004
The Tusk can really be hit or miss, however in general, it’s a nice place to go for a nice selection of some some very high quality beers. It tends to get too crowded, and could afford to expand just a little. But in general, a nice place to have good beer with friends.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Grandpa  (12) Verona, New York | April 1, 2004
Great place to sit, talk, drink, eat and rate beers with friends. I haven't yet exhausted their tap selections. A must stop for me when my adult sons are in town
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2004
Awesome, quality tap list, from barley wines to pale ales. Prices are reasonable, atmosphere relax and friendly, you just wish you had more time to get through those taps. Little tip: go do your shopping at Party Source beforehand and then come for your tasting. A lot of the beers on tap here are available in bottles at the Party Source, so shopping prior to coming will make your choice of tap much easier with a few bottles of this tap and that tap in your trunk!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu  (236) Victoria, British Columbia | January 28, 2004
Like a kid in a candyshop. Surrounded by taps - what more could you want? The night spot for a RBer travelling through Syracuse. Fresh draught and a selection within each style make for a tremendous horizontal tasting. The Porter and IPA tastings were my favourites - love that new addition of Southern Tier IPA!

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