United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Drake (392) Ivy, Virginia | September 8, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Big production brewery/distillery with a shiny tasting room. The tasting is 4 beers for 7.49, but you keep the nice glass and the pours are on the large side. There is a rum tasting option also. Swag to go, but no beer to go due to local ordinances. There is an observation deck over the brewery. Plenty of parking and the guy working was pretty nice. Decent place to visit.
Travlr (999) Washington, Washington DC | August 27, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
A working brewery with a small stand up bar tucked into the front room. Four beers on offer - and rum. The place is small, so the self-guided walk-around is plenty. Staff is friendly. $7 for four beers and a glass, not a bad deal!
miqal (10) , | February 20, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Stopped in for a tour and see the new brewery. Staff was friendly and pleasant. the beers that I sampled where very good. Including their Cyclone series. They also distill Rum (Thomas Tew) which was very good. Nice to see Rhode Island making Rum and Beer. This is a fun tour to do if your in Newport.
beerbill (81) Laurel, New York | October 17, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I stopped in with my wife during a recent trip to Newport and had a wonderful time at the brewery. We spent most of the time talking beer with our guide/bartender who served us four different beers from their lineup, including their latest Storm series release "Ryan." The tasting glasses are tulips, which you get to keep when the tasting is over. I love the rum tasting glasses they have, and my wife bought me two that she is putting away for Christmas. If you are looking for locally made craft beer, your two options are this place and Coddington, which is just down the road.
auerbrau (278) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | August 10, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited the brewery a few weekends ago with family for a tour, sampled the unique rums, as Iíve had what they were offering. The tasting room and shop is very nice, with great swag and very friendly staff. The tour is quick and self-guided most of the time (there are scheduled lead tours - call ahead). They offer a very nice branded tulip glass that comes with the tasting. The only thing that was a little off-putting for me was the general cleanliness of the brewery, rather surprisingly dirty. Iím also surprised that no beer has made it into used Rum barrels (with time, maybe, with time). Nothing you can get here (beer-wise) that you wonít be able to get in one of the beer local liquor stores.
Cryotek (16) Pawtucket, Rhode Island | January 26, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A great local microbrew company and RIís only one! After standing in line for about 20 mintues, someone comes around and counts heads untill they are full, the rest have to go home because they only let about 35 into the tour, and 35 in to the tasting. Very friendly hosts, for $5 you get a pint glass, filled with beer, and a tour of where they make their beer. After the tour, you go into the tasting room, where hopefully those people with the 3 plastic cups of free beer have already left, then you can get 3 more styles of beer free to fill up your pint glass. The place is a garage store house, basicly they rent out 2 garages. The place is tight, but makes for a great place to meet and talk to people since your smushed together. Tons and tons of college kids.
Alldaydrinker (21) Norwood, Massachusetts | March 30, 2007
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
An Awesome Micro Brewing Company. The founders are present on site and they are more than happy to take care of you. Overall great experience!
desurfer (102) Melbourne, Florida | January 12, 2005
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
The tour is a great way to kick off the weekend. When you line up to get in, you are handed four bottle caps which are redeemable for free beer! Once you get a beer of your choice, you take the tour of the small brewing facility (with a pit stop for beer refills of course). Then after the tour, everyone just hangs out in front of the taps till they have n bottle caps left. Good times!
DYCSoccer17 (275) Woodland, California | November 4, 2004
50 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
I was recently here for a tour. This was located waaaay off the beaten path off a back road. They have two seperate areas. There is one area with a tasting room that is rather small and they have 3 taps on, quite dark. The other room is about twice the size with all of the brewing equipment. The tour was nice and somewhat informative, but the place is really small and dark. I didnít care because the brewers are super cool and they give you 4 free pints of beer for doing the tour!
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