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Beer Available At Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store (arranged by most recent)
Flying Dog Imperial IPA - HBC-431 Single Hop 87, Hopf Dunkle WeiŖe 52, Franklins Jack the Giant Killer 59, Franklins Top Brass , Franklins Nelson (Ha, Ha!) , Franklins More Bounce to the Ounce , Franklins Crimson Guard , Franklins Oatmeal Stout (2011 and later) , Franklins Bombshell Blonde 25, La Face Cachťe de la Pomme Neige Premiere 100, Franklins Cormoran , Franklins Cherry Picker , Franklins Rubber Chicken Red Ale 42, Franklins North West Alpha , Franklins Higher Ground , Franklins Slippiní Into Darkness , Franklins No Sleep Til Brookland , Blue Mountain Blue Reserve 2014 79, Southern Tier Goat Boy 96, Franklins Matryoshka
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egajdzis (48) Pennsburg, Pennsylvania | July 17, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Nice little place off rte 1, solid beers, and good service. Food was also decent, nothing mind blowing. One thing I was quite disappointed in was the cleanliness of the glassware. Every single glass was dirty, even inside. Even replacement glasses were dirty, so we just had to drink fast and get out.
BeerandBlues2 (756) Hanover, Maryland | April 3, 2011| Updated August 25, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Overall, a neat idea of having a brewery with the General Store. The beers were good and there was a variety of styles. I tried no food, but what I saw looked good. The wait staff seem very busy but do not seem to produce much.
Drake (548) Free Union, Virginia | February 9, 2011| Updated January 21, 2012
38 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 9/20
Located right downtown with a cheap parking lot immediately adjacent. Kind of a cool vibe. The menu was expansive and cheap, pub food, but Iím glad I didnít eat given the fact the beer absolutely sucked and from what I saw, they didnít seem to see the need to keep perishables cold. Bartender and hostess both seemed preoccupied. On the bright side, the store is cool, and is quite a nice bottle shop. I got several bottles including some that were out of stock elsewhere. They were on the pricy side. Overall itís an interesting place, but not one Iíll probably be making again.
ApisAles (52) Greenbelt, Maryland | August 19, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Decent brewpub in the heart of Hyattsville. Used to avoid going here to often because the brewer, while definitely innovative, lacked a little in the execution department. Beers tended to be overly hopped and always tasted slightly off. A new brewer has recently taken over and the quality of the beers has improved significantly. The beer selection is nice, with a few solid standards and some nice seasonals thrown into the rotation. The place is very family friendly and has a nice toy store attached to the restaurant. Thereís a nice bottle selection in the back of the shop as well. Worth a visit.
msante79 (342) 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 (301) 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.
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