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Beer Available At Callyís Restaurant and Brewing Co. (arranged by most recent)
BeerandBlues2 (547) Hanover, Maryland | March 21, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
A large, open place in the heart of Harrisonburg. The beers are average to a little above average, but nothing worth seeking out. The food is good; I tried a trio of sliders consisting of crab cake, bbq pork, and bacon cheeseburger.
BREWMUSKCLES (104) New Jersey | October 11, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
very good quality food that borders on cuisine with the soups and salads as well as the entrees and sandwiches. Good selection of food. Some Good beer and very good friendly service. Nice looking place with booths, table seating, and a medium sized bar with vats right behind the glass. About eight homebrewed beers or more out at a time. The prices are not cheap on the food but the value is clearly there. With the different specials and liberal tastes the beer and drinks are very well made and just plain downright cheap! Period. Within fifty miles of the place you can definitely drive over and spend some time and enjoy yourself.
sv650k4 (4) | September 23, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
i really like brew pubs where you can see the equipment makes a cool environment
CountingDown (9) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania | June 7, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place truly is a gem. When I saw the selection was only 5 beers, I was a little disappointed, but after enjoying the sampler, it was apparent that the focus is definitely on the quality of the beer, not the quantity of offerings.
The food was good. I recommend the Mac & Cheese.
The North German Pilsner was my favorite, though the Hefe and the Smoked Scottish Ale are not to be missed either. I already wish I had brought home a growler.
branspra (17) Arlington, Virginia | August 6, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
August 5 visit. Nice place with a well-balanced selection of beers. The IPA is fantastic, a strong competitor to beers such as Pliny the Elder and Alpha King to be honest. I couldnít get enough of the IPA, although their other selections were also very good. Food is also really good and is a great value, let the prices for their beer is a big high considering it is Harrisonburg. That being said, I would recommend it to others and will be going back as well.
phukktifano (12) Baltimore, Maryland | May 27, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is interesting. The staff very understanding in the quest for a booth with an outlet. The whole place has a very friendly relaxed vibe to it. An enjoyable place to have a nice beer.
NachlamSie (530) Denver, Colorado | March 16, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
The ambiance of this place is a little yuppie, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Our bartender was helpful, friendly, and efficient. In the dining area, there was an organized beer tasting underway featuring beers from Ireland. Nothing that interested me, per se, but it was nice to see the establishment educating and spreading interest in beer culture, not just peddling their own brews. All the beers I had I liked and was happy sitting at the bar for an hour. This was a gem in the sparse downtown scene of Harrisonburg.
Drake (415) Free Union, Virginia | November 27, 2008| Updated May 31, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 16/20
Ambience is nice... an office building vibe but they do well with what they have. Good beers, 6 at a time it seems and a sampler available. I did not have food, though the menu was decent and someone else in my party did get a very nice looking steak that smelled great. Attentive, friendly service and I had a nice lengthy conversation with the brewmaster, which is nice. Literally across the hall from a bottle shop, which is also nice.
I figured Iíd add a few details since Iíve been here many times since my first review. Iíve had a chance to meet the brewer and heís a cool guy, and heís hooked up some VA homebrewers with some cool vintage swag, which is even cooler. I have now had the food a couple of times, and itís very solid. Check out the happy hour specials, which are awesome, including BOGO appetizers and pretty damn cheap growler fills. The beers range from above average to extremely good. A few other breweries in the state are a bit more consistent and polished with the beer, but if you count character these guys go really far. One of my favorite breweries and a credit to the VA beer scene. Old score was 74. New score is 82.
A cursory glance makes it appear no one has shared the name change story in these pages, so I shall. Callyís was originally Calhounís. There also is a Calhounís in Tennessee. So.. Calhounís in Virginia wins a medal for their Smokiní Scottish at GABF, but the medal was mailed to the wrong Calhounís. So, the Tennessee Calhounís, who apparently never knew before that there was another Calhounís, sued the good people in Harrisonburg over the name. Much money later, the Virginia Calhounís decided that making good beer was better than further legal action, so they changed the name to Callyís. Now, Iíve never had the TN Calhounís beer, but from what Iíve heard it doesnít hold a candle to Callyís, which is probably why they sued in the first place. Iíll make it down there someday, try their beer, rate it fairly, then order a Smokiní Scottish and then tell them where to shove it. It will be good.
maniac (98) Baltimore, Maryland | June 28, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Very nice spot out in Historic Harrisonburg. The beer is excellent and the food is tasty. The staff is very friendly, especially the brewers. Samplers are available, along with growlers (German style swing-tops). Itís a shame they had to change the name though.
tronraner (109) Walland, Tennessee | October 25, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I was actually very pleased with this place. The beer wasnít outstanding, but definitely acceptable. The location is pretty cool, in quaint downtown Harrisonburg right across from the main square. I dropped in for lunch and they werenít busy at all. The layout is very open with lots of hardwood and, at least during the day, lots of sunlight. I had pretty good service, good food, and some beer. Really, it was quite an enjoyable experience. I donít know how busy this place gets at night, but I was relaxed, comfortable, and satisfied during my visit.
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