Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store

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Beers At Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store

NameABVEntered
Franklins Spudmuncher8%5/12/2016
Franklins Private I.P.A.6.5%5/12/2016
Franklins Hammer of the Gods7%5/12/2016
Franklins Plumpeltartskin7%5/6/2016
Franklins Red Drank5.5%5/6/2016
Allagash James and Julie7.7%4/21/2016
Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: Tropical Stout6%4/20/2016
4 Hands Constellation Citra6.1%4/18/2016
DuClaw For Pete’s Sake!9%4/18/2016
Franklins Stout Armstrong 6.5%3/24/2016
Victory Blackboard Series Agave IPA7%3/7/2016
Flying Dog Naughty9%3/2/2016
Franklins Mo Citra Mosaic8%2/16/2016
Franklins Matryoshka9.25%2/16/2016
Victory Anniversary 20 Experimental IPA5.5%1/30/2016
Ninkasi Expo 585%1/30/2016
Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: Smoked Belgian Stout8.5%1/29/2016
Stone / Sierra Nevada NxS IPA8.2%1/24/2016
4 Hands Incarnation IPA6.5%1/23/2016
Manor Hill Grisette4.7%1/23/2016
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tropical IPA6.7%1/22/2016
DuClaw Hop Continuum No. 3 (Imperial IPA)8.9%1/22/2016
Allagash Tiarna7.1%12/16/2015
Abita Bad Mother Shucker8%12/16/2015
DuClaw Obol9%12/16/2015
Otter Creek Couch Surfer5.4%12/14/2015
Franklins Belgeastie Boys8%12/6/2015
Flying Dog Citrus Saison6.1%11/29/2015
Flying Dog Belgian Style Pale Ale5.2%11/29/2015
Flying Dog Fig & Fennel Stout8.3%11/27/2015
Flying Dog Cranberry IPA6.4%11/25/2015
Otter Creek Overgrown 5.5%11/24/2015
Franklins Sourgarden5%11/14/2015
Franklins Batch # 6008.5%11/14/2015
Franklins Right Place, Wrong Time7%11/14/2015
Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: India Pale Lager6.3%11/11/2015
4 Hands Passion Fruit Prussia3.5%11/11/2015
Calvert Good Company Pale Ale6.2%11/10/2015
Southern Tier Right-O-Way IPA4.6%11/10/2015
Bruery Terreux Gypsy Tart (2015 -)8.4%11/5/2015
Franklins Biological Speculation Vol 29.5%10/31/2015
Rexx Beginning/End6.5%10/25/2015
Diamondback Oktoberfest6.5%10/24/2015
Franklins Oktoberfest6%10/17/2015
Franklins A Farewell To Farms3.5%10/17/2015
Franklins Nudge, Nudge4%10/17/2015
Franklins Apricoleon Bonatart7%10/17/2015
Franklins 97 Pound Weakling10.5%10/17/2015
Franklins Milk Stout4%10/17/2015
Franklins Twisted Turtle Pale Ale6%10/17/2015
Franklins Rubber Chicken Red Ale5%10/17/2015
Franklins Bombshell Blonde4.5%10/17/2015
Samuel Adams Octoberfest5.3%10/15/2015
Franklins Batch # 8007%8/3/2015
Rexx RSRV Self Portrait8.2%8/3/2015
Lagunitas CitruSinensis Pale Ale7.9%7/20/2015
Otter Creek Backseat Berner IPA7%7/20/2015
Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Chai Spiced10.6%6/22/2015
Franklins Hippa to the Hoppa8.9%6/12/2015
Belhaven Scottish Ale / Export (Bottle & Keg)3.9%5/23/2015


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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles  (52) Greenbelt, Maryland | August 19, 2010
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. There’s a nice bottle selection in the back of the shop as well. Worth a visit.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
msante79  (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | August 5, 2010
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
hoplover406  (30) Crofton, Maryland | March 24, 2010
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 can’t 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 don’t know man, I wasn’t really feeling it there. I wouldn’t mind going back for another shot, maybe at night during the weekend with a little more ambiance. But I’m not going out of my way to get there.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
ben4321  (395) Hoboken, New Jersey | March 9, 2010
Pretty interesting place, takes me back, I use to love this place in College, but I hadn’t 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. Don’t 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 wasn’t 21. As I tried to explain to him that my DOB was over 21 years ago I realized he wasn’t 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops  (65) Quad-Cities, Illinois | October 14, 2009
definitely worth the short drive from DC if you’re 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
maxwellboltzma  (9) North Carolina | July 31, 2009
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.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | April 27, 2009
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.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
BBB63  (146) La Porte , Indiana | December 12, 2007
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.
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
badlizard  (141) Berkeley , California | December 5, 2007
A pretty cool place and worth a visit. I’m 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar  (142) Columbia, Maryland | April 30, 2007
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.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
3fourths  (1514) Boulder, Colorado | March 22, 2007
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 doesn’t touch true Oklahoma and Texas BBQ, but it wasn’t an imitation like so many other places in the north offer.

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