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Beer Available At Capital Ale House - Downtown (arranged by most recent)
Hardywood Bourbon Cru 91, Strangeways Phantasmic East Coast IPA 57, Wild Wolf Alpha Ale 68, Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged 94, Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA 71, Mother Earth Endless River KŲlsch 74, Lost Rhino Face Plant IPA 48, OíConnor Punkelweisse , Oskar Blues Old Chub 97, Paulaner Salvator 95, Bold Rock Virginia Draft 41, TrŲegs The Mad Elf Holiday Ale 93, Lancaster Black Boar IPA 71, Wild Wolf Blonde Hunny Ale 32, Spaten Pils 53, Stone Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout 95
Travlr (1257) Washington, Washington DC | April 7, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Large place with a ton of beers, some if which are not found anywhere else. Selection of special stuff is heavy on locals and regionals. Live music was playing when I was there. The cooling strip running the length of the bar is an interesting gimmick I only tried the fries, but they didnít taste like potatos. Hmmmm...
DiarmaidBHK (712) Pennsylvania | January 9, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
These places tend to be really massive although under stocked with bathrooms. They have a ton of taps with a lot f regional stuff available. They typically serve their whole menu until late which is awesome. I was fortunate to find street parking but theres also a parking garage nearby. The only thing that ruined night a bit were the loud assholes at the bar bragging about what giant douches the are., but surely theyíve gone by now.
Braudog (696) Hampton, Virginia | August 26, 2007| Updated January 1, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 14/20
August 2007 - Enjoyed appetizers and a couple beers here after the Shockoe Craft Beer Festival. Nice place with a classic upscale tavern feel, dark wood and big windows up front. The food we did have was pretty good and the menu looked like it had a nice array. The huge beer menu is well put together with short descriptions for those who may not know their beers. On the day I went, the offerings included two regionals on cask, and about 40 draughts ... Allagash, Bells, Blue & Gray, DFH, Lagunitas, Legend, North Coast, Rogue, Smuttynose, Starr Hill, Stone, Stoudts, Troegs and a range of imports from German hefeweizens to a Flemish Sour. Impressive indeed. Well worth a visit if you find yourself in downtown Richmond! Update 2011: still a quality selection here, but the service is iffy, unless you sit at the bar.
Drake (415) Free Union, Virginia | April 22, 2008| Updated August 9, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Busy place. Had to eat outside in the rain, and while I like that, itís not everybodyís thing. Limited menu and beerlist in the outdoor seating area, but the burger was good. Have to go upstairs to the bar to get anything from the full beerlist. Itís worth it though, as the full beer list is amazing. Service is OK, thoughy one of our party wasnít served until the rest of us were finished. Not cool.
Update: Iíve been here several times since my initial review. While the service sucked the first time, generally itís very good, so that score has been upgraded, as has the food score a tiny bit, and the overall score to compensate.
BVery (371) Burnsville, Minnesota | January 12, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Huge selections of terrific beers, and a great meal as well. More of a restaurant atmosphere. Give yourself plenty of time here - the beer menu takes a while to read through and get your head around (which is what makes it fun).
downender (271) Bristol, England | December 17, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited November 2011. One-off visits obviously only offer a snapshot of a place, but I was reasonably impressed during mine. The beer selection was wide and the cask ale on offer was served in good condition. The waitress was friendly and served up a burger and fries of decent quality. Prices werenít bad with as I took advantage of the midweek deal on Virginian beers. Worth a visit.
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | April 2, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Great place in downtown Richmond. Long bar with many unique tap selections and lots of bottles displayed in huge coolers behind the bar. They also had 2 cask ales the day I visited. Food was excellent and the staff were very nice.
b727trijet (218) Isleworth, England | March 4, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
A massive choice of beers from all over the world. A slightly upmarket feel about the venue.
argo0 (208) Washington DC | September 9, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Plenty of great beers on draft, and the bottles include the latest of whatís available in Virginia. The ice rail was interesting, though it didnít really add to my experience. Service was good, even though the friend I was with said thatís not always the case. Regardless, good experience, and Iíll go again the next time I swing through the area.
ben4321 (196) Hoboken, New Jersey | August 29, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
I actually prefer the West End location (but that may be a personal bias since Iíve spent a lot more time at that one). This one still gets the same level of quality beers, but it just isnít quite as well set-up or as much fun to visit. Still, a really solid place though.
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