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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 Kölsch 74, Lost Rhino Face Plant IPA 47, O’Connor Punkelweisse , Oskar Blues Old Chub 97, Paulaner Salvator 95, Bold Rock Virginia Draft 41, Tröegs 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
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 weren’t bad with as I took advantage of the midweek deal on Virginian beers. Worth a visit.
miguelblanco (5) Virginia | November 23, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Simply put there is no greater selection of beer in the city. Additionally they have an on/off license, so you can get any of those lovely bottles to go. Or...if you have a growler (or want to purchase one) you can get taps to go as well. They’re great about letting you try it first (on tap), and the bar staff are all trained to know the difference between an ale and lager and know what is rare. (Speaking of rare - ask about the back stock to see if they have anything hanging out in the ’way back’ of the fridge that you can buy.) Overall the food is a fair stretch better than bar food - but typically not gourmet (except for the mussels).
nbublick (11) , | October 1, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Has a big bar feel. Lacks the personal craft beer touch of uniqueness.as a presentation of the beers.
lopezlopezlope (11) , | October 1, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
been disappointed with this place for years...overrated, very average
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 I’ve spent a lot more time at that one). This one still gets the same level of quality beers, but it just isn’t quite as well set-up or as much fun to visit. Still, a really solid place though.
JPSHop07 (11) Virginia | July 30, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Strong beer selection, the menu is an encyclopedia. Interesting spot since downtown Richmond is pretty quiet after 6pm, but a good place to grab a pint glass and drink a unique beer.
tia (72) Sandston, Virginia | June 2, 2011| Updated June 27, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Usually very good although it’s showing its age. A little irked that on recent visits they have had virtually no IPA selection on tap. Actually haven’t been back recently because of this. Used to go at least once a week.
Food always decent. Seasoned servers and bartenders knowledgeable but not newbies (have it on authority that they have to go to classes to improve knowledge, though).
xs2500 (20) Mississippi | May 22, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great spot in the heart of downtown Richmond. Food is awesome and beer selection is one of the best in the area. They open cask early in the week and have specials most nights. A must for everyone.
rhoneranger (11) Virginia | January 30, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Huge selection, nice downtown location, the beer is great but the food is pretty typical bar fare
beermeow (7) Virginia | January 29, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
needs focus...bartenders are great, but waitstaff needs beer education.
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