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Tmoney99 (470) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 24, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
JStax (168) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | October 27, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in late on a Saturday night. We called ahead to make sure the kitchen was going to be open. Parking was sufficient, but there were only about 10 spots available. We rolled in at almost 10 PM and I was one of 4 people in the building. We ordered a sampler and each of us ordered a panini. We received the sampler first an it came in a fun Ohio shaped board with holes cut in it for each glass. Shortly after we received our Paninis, which came with kettle cooked chips. Pricing on the food was reasonable as well as the sampler and growler of root beer I purchased. The other person in there outside of the bartender was kind of annoyingly friendly, but he wasnít hurting anybody. I plan on stopping in next time I get the chance.
mikesaum (18) Newark , Ohio | August 1, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice little place, six taps all were their beers , no guest taps. Beers that Iíve tried so far have been good, they rotate some beers and others seem to staples, they had a coffee stout a little while ago and i was pissed i missed it. They are brewing more simple safe brews right now but hopefully they will take on bigger beers soon. I didnít try any of their food, but they had some paninis and other things and i believe they have a food truck every thursday. Worth a stop if youíre in the area.
LilBeerDoctor (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 6, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
This is a cozy little brewpub in Buckeye Lake, Ohio. I guess it is near the lake but you canít see it from the place. It has the feel of a local pizza joint. There are just a few tables and some seats at the bar. They had 5 taps, 4 house beers (IPA, brown ale, stout, and 1 other I canít remember) which were solid. And they had 1 guest beer - another local Ohio brewery. The bartender said they usually have 2 guest taps, but I guess one recently kicked. The food menu is quite small - some appetizers such as soft pretzels, chips, and the entrees are all paninis (which are quite good, on the small side portion-wise). You can also order pizza to be delivered. I wouldnít call this a destination stop, but itís definitely a great place to stop when passing through Ohio (it is right off I-70). A nice, quaint brewpub with solid basic beer offerings.
jsquire (170) St. Marys, Ohio | November 9, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is a neat little place. It is close to the lake, but not on it in any sense. They only had seven of their own beers on tap when I was there, and all were solid examples of the respective styles. Not much food, but I took JaBeirís advice and had the spinach/sun dried tomatoe panini, which was very good even if the portions are modest. If you are east of Columbus on 70 this is a convenient place to stop for some nice micro brew. Very friendly staff and a steady stream of locals, which is a good sign for a place like this.
Dogbrick (752) Columbus, Ohio | September 1, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
(Visited 04/2012): Buckeye Lake Brewery is located on Walnut Rd just steps away from Buckeye Lake. They have a small private lot out front.
Past a small patio, the interior opens up to a small but not cramped space with some table seating on the left and right, and a short bar in the center. There is a TV and Buckeye Lake merch behind the bar, and a board to the right lists what beers are available.
Buckeye Lake has 6 taps with 4 of their own featured. The brewery started out with standard styles like Blonde, Irish Red, Oatmeal Stout and a Pale. All the beers are decent. They also carry a guest beer or two (Weasel Boy on my visit).
Service was good on my visit. The staff is very friendly and knows the beer.
I did not try any food.
Overall this is a low key quaint little brewpub in a scenic setting. Despite not having world class beers at the moment this place has potential and I would definitely visit again.
JaBier (87) Capital City, Ohio | July 30, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited here Saturday, 7/28/12 before a show at Papa Booís. Moderately sized building that looks like it used to be a pizzeria or ice cream shop. Small selection of only 6 brews, all theirs, but not gonna score selection too low because theyíre just getting started (and besides, they cover a decent range of styles with only 6 beers on tap). Stout was very good, but the IPA stole the show. Lively crowd of locals at the bar and tables. The Italian panini was good, but I had panini envy with the one my girlfriend ordered (had spinach and sun-dried tomatoes and the like on it). Paninis were sorta small but priced appropriately. The best thing about this place was the service. Struck up a good conversation with Travis, a fellow Ratebeerian (Bogforce). He can tell you whatever you want to know about the beer. Even before we got to chatting about the wonderful world of RB, the attentive service from Travis and his counterpart was top notch. In the couple hours we were there, the crowd went from moderate to packed to nearly dead and we never noticed a difference in the attentiveness of the service. Definitely worth a stop if youíre in the area.
theisti (551) Leawood, Kansas | May 22, 2012| Updated September 8, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited early evening on a Tuesday. Very clean and new tasting room, located right on the main road of Buckeye Lake. There are several tables, 6-8 seats at the bar, and a handful of outdoor tables. When I visited, they had 5 beers on tap, and offerred each as pints ($4), half pints ($2) and growlers ($9 - $12 with jug). They also had a sampler of all beers, didnít catch the price on that. Food is casual, paninis in house, or order pizza in from the local pizza shop. Service was friendly, had that "new brewery" excitement and vibe. The drive from central Columbus took about 45 minutes, so really not too far out.
70 = ★★Ĺ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)
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