Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store

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Beer entered at Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store

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 Private I.P.A.6.5%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
Franklins Hop Zen7%4/29/2015
Franklins So Long...And Thanks For All the Hops8.2%4/29/2015
Franklins The Dragon Queen8.5%4/29/2015
Franklins The Half Man3.5%4/29/2015
Franklins A Modest ProposALE4%4/29/2015
Cigar City / DuClaw Impey Barbicane’s Moongun3.9%4/24/2015
DC Brau The Corruption6.5%4/21/2015
21st Amendment Down To Earth4.4%4/16/2015
Left Coast Voo Doo American Stout8.5%4/16/2015
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin7%4/13/2015
Tröegs Jovial7%3/31/2015
Franklins Nelson (Ha, Ha!)5.9%3/30/2015
Franklins 13th Anniversary Lager 5%3/30/2015
Franklins Oatmeal Stout (2011 and later)5.9%3/30/2015
Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA4.9%3/30/2015
Flying Dog Imperial IPA - HBC-431 Single Hop10%3/29/2015
BrewDog Hardcore IPA (9.2%)9.2%3/24/2015
Dogfish Head ApriHop7%3/23/2015
DuClaw X-9 (865cc Coffee Stout)6.2%3/21/2015
Franklins North West Alpha8%3/18/2015
DuClaw Anti-Venom (Centennial)6.5%3/13/2015
Franklins Batch # 7007.25%3/8/2015
Franklins Placebo Syndrome7.5%3/7/2015
DuClaw Neon Gypsy6.5%3/1/2015
Hopf Dunkle Weiße5%2/16/2015
Franklins Jack the Giant Killer10%2/15/2015
Franklins Top Brass8%2/15/2015
Franklins More Bounce to the Ounce11%2/15/2015
Franklins Crimson Guard7.6%2/15/2015
La Face Cachée de la Pomme Neige Première13%2/14/2015
Franklins Cormoran7.6%2/12/2015
Franklins Cherry Picker6.8%2/12/2015
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
ben4321  (381) 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
3fourths  (1496) 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty  (279) Nashville, Tennessee | January 17, 2007| Updated January 19, 2007
I never knew this place existed. About 4 miles from College Park, they have plenty of dirt cheap parking in the adjacent lot (25 cents and hour). Colorful comtemporary interior, with two levels. I drank at the upstairs bar. Nice happy hour from 4 -6:30pm, with $1off pints and discounted food. I had a $3 quesadilla that was decent. All the beers are above average, and they had a nice selection when I visited. Impy Stout, Barleywine, IPA, 2 strong ales, Red, Coffee Stout, and a few others. The crowd was mostly regulars and business travelers when I stopped by. Worth a visit.

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