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Beer Available At Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store (arranged by most recent)
Franklins The Broken Gnome , Franklins A Farewell To Farms , Franklins Munton Chuck Porter , Franklins 97 Pound Weakling 79, Franklins Pumpkin Pie Stout 59, Franklins Sir Hop-a-Lot 89, Franklins Biological Speculation , Boulevard Smokestack Series - Saison-Brett 100, Franklins Saison , Franklins Moo Cow , Sierra Nevada Beer Camp IPA 93, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Belgian Black IPA 96, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Imperial Red Ale (2013) 97, Franklins A More Perfect Union , Franklins Mandarin Summer , Franklins Eight Miles High , Franklins The Nightís Watch , Franklins Moo Cow (Peppermint & Spearmint) , Crispin The Jacket 75, Franklins The Dragon Queen
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msante79 (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | August 5, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting place here. Restaurant vibe on main lever with sort of brewpub feel at the upstairs bar. General store was pretty nice with nice bottle selection including Brewdog Tokyo and some other nice brews. Had the Fish and Chips at the bar upstairs which was pretty good. Had a 8 beer sampler which was a hell of a deal for $8 when each sample was at least 4oz. The beers were pretty mediocre overall. They were out of the DIPA and IPA which was a little disappointing. Worth a stop.
hoplover406 (30) Crofton, Maryland | March 24, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Meh. I was not particularly impressed with this place overall. It was my first time there, and I went striaght upstairs to the bar. So I canít comment about anything else. It was the middle of the day during the week when I was there, and there were not a lot of folks there. The bartender was a friendly guy, and the food was decent. The beer was nothing to write home about in my opinion. But I only had two of them. I had the Private IPA and the Hop Zen. The IPA was pretty lackluster, but the Hop Zen was decent. It reminded me of a young SN Bigfoot a little bit. Anyways, I donít know man, I wasnít really feeling it there. I wouldnít mind going back for another shot, maybe at night during the weekend with a little more ambiance. But Iím not going out of my way to get there.
ben4321 (194) Hoboken, New Jersey | March 9, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Pretty interesting place, takes me back, I use to love this place in College, but I hadnít been here in years until I went this past weekend. Their beers are pretty solid, and the food is pretty good too. Hyattsville is not exactly a beer mecca (or a food mecca for that matter), but this place is pretty good. Donít expect the employees to be very knowledgeable, but they try. I remember once the bouncer looked at my ID when I had been 21 for at least 5 months, and then argued with me for about 5 minutes that I wasnít 21. As I tried to explain to him that my DOB was over 21 years ago I realized he wasnít exactly a math scholar... Anyway, I have a soft spot for the place, as it was the only place within miles of the UMD Campus where you could get a decent beer.
As for the general store next to the restaurant, imaging a cross between the store at a Cracker Barrel and a pretty decent beer/wine shop. Yes, it is a weird combination, but it works.
barleyPops (65) Quad-Cities, Illinois | October 14, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
definitely worth the short drive from DC if youíre in the area. casual and comfortable atmosphere with friendly staff. the food was very good and the beer was solid. visited here on a Friday evening and even though the place was busy, we only had a 20 minute wait to be seated.
maxwellboltzma (9) North Carolina | July 31, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Not Bad. Not great but not bad. Their beers are decent, but tend to lack any real backbone. Food is plentiful but bland. Service was great 2004-2006 and only ok since (2009). Only place in the area, so one cannot be too choosy. Good for kids.
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | April 27, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I had the pleasure of visiting Franklins and getting a private tour with Greg, the assistant brewer. Definitely a unique place with a lot going on. They have a good selection of house beers, all good to above average, with a cask offering, several English-style and American-style ales, along with some Belgian stuff. The store also has a very nice bottle selection, plus lots of other random stuff that you just have to see. A bit tricky to get to from DC with public transport, but I managed.
BBB63 (132) La Porte , Indiana | December 12, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Near DC and worth a stop if nothing else than to say you have been. The best part of the place is the incredible General Store which does have a good beer selection. I could have spend a lot of money if not travelling the next day. Outside that the place seems to offer solid food, good service which is prompt and friendly, colorful decor and a variety of beer.
badlizard (141) Berkeley , California | December 5, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A pretty cool place and worth a visit. Iím not quite sure what makes this place so cool, but the pizza is good and they have a decent selection of their own beers most of which were very good.
CaptainCougar (142) Columbia, Maryland | April 30, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Cool place in a historic building. They had nine beers on tap, with a tenth being a nitro version of the regular porter, although they were out of one of the regular taps. Pretty good variety of styles offered as well. Food was good and so was the service. Definitely worth stopping by.
3fourths (1165) Boulder, Oregon | March 22, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A neat place. Set up like a flashy BBQ joint, the general store is next door and is a thing to see. Lots of tourist items, toys for the kids, and the beer and wine selection is for real. I picked up a sampled pack from a Virginia brewery. Only beer I had while dining was the imperial stout, which was solid, and the BBQ was decent enough to satisfy me and my picky BBQ tastes. It doesnít touch true Oklahoma and Texas BBQ, but it wasnít an imitation like so many other places in the north offer.
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