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Beer Available At Free State Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Free State Brightwater Saison 80, Free State Hoptic Nerve IPA , Free State Bohemian Rhapsody , Free State Dirty Kanza RyePA , Free State Old Backus Barleywine 100, Free State Black Heart Saison , Free State Grace OMalleys Irish Ale 80, Free State Hop Picker Pale Ale 89, Free State Great Sir Grštzer , Free State Eccentricity #4 , Free State Imperial Wheat Thresher , Free State The Full Kimono Collaboration , Free State Owd Macs Imperial Stout 100, Free State Ironman Imperial Stout 97, Free State Eccentricity #3 , Free State Winterfest IPA 91, Free State Cow Tippin Stout , Free State Oatmeal Stout 93, Free State Copperhead Pale Ale 90, Free State Wheat State Golden 35
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3fourths (1082) StraŖgiech, Germany | December 14, 2004| Updated January 21, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This place rocks... it goes without saying. Gets CROWDED on a weekend night. Food is always good, and the beer is great... the big beers, the imperial stout, barley wine and others, are top notch, of course. But I find their more common brews good, but not great. The IPAs, stouts, brown ales, ambers, etc... are good but nothing exceptional. However, donít pass this place up... a must visit.
Travlr (999) Washington, Washington DC | July 4, 2012| Updated January 21, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
The main bar was pretty busy when I arrived around five, but I did get a seat. Good thing, because it was jam packed with the dinner crowd by 6 or 7. Despite being standing room only, the servers did an excellent job keeping everyone happy, being friendly to strangers like me, and giving the locals a heavy dose of shit. Very entertaining. Beers were very solid, especially a porter and stout. Food was above average. The glimpse into the brewery area where Owd Mac may or may not be maturing was priceless.
Braudog (655) Hampton, Virginia | July 3, 2005| Updated January 21, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
December 2004: Above average beers and decent food in a busy brewpub in Lawrenceís shopping district.
theisti (352) Leawood, Kansas | May 29, 2007| Updated June 28, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Visited for lunch in May 2007. I had the Owd Macs (the reason I had driven to Lawrence), the fruit and cheese plate, and the Soup of the Day (pork posole). Everything was great, and the service was top notch. Overall, this place is pretty ordinary inside, but the food and brews make it a most stop if you are anywhere near Lawrence, Kansas. One big drawback is they serve regular lineup WAY too cold. In the evenings this place tends to get crowded and really loud. This becomes a problem throughout the space, because bar, tables and upstairs are not separated particularly well.
adnielsen (325) Fort Collins, Colorado | May 3, 2012| Updated June 28, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place really reminded me of Mtn Sun in Boulder. Large tap selection, good looking food (I didnít try it, however), lots of hippies, and good looking hippie chicks. Would love to frequent this place. I did have one unfortunate experience with a server that was incredibly rude, but overall, I love this place.
phaleslu (314) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 6, 2012| Updated June 28, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited Free State on a Saturday, early afternoon in the summer. The building is tucked in an old strip of Mass St. in downtown Lawrence, really cool spot. There were some people milling about in front, waiting for a table. Luckily we were seated right away with only 2 people. The waitress was nice but rushed because of the crowd. There were 10 beers on tap, which could be ordered in a number of formats; sample glasses were $1.55 each, with no restriction on how many or few must be ordered. 10 oz. beers are $3.55. Good prices, and the beer was solid. The food was, too; my wife liked her sandwich and fries and my salad was good. The brewing operation (not the main production facility, Iím told) is visible through glass windows at the back of the small bar area; there is also a mezzanine with more tables. Not the easiest place to relax and have some beers because itís cramped and crowded, but otherwise a nice place worth visiting in Lawrence.
notalush (279) Denver, Colorado | July 13, 2012| Updated June 28, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited with beastiefan2k - pretty much your typical American brewpub - quite a bit of space inside, but spread out into various smaller "chambers," so despite its size it still seemed a little cramped - typical brewpub setup, with light hardwood tables and bar - mostly cozy inside - family friendly, so thatís a bonus - about eight beers on tap - your typical brewpub selections, with porters, stouts, ipas and the like - nothing fancy - beers range from ho-hum to awesome - decent bar service - excellent prices on the beers - itís a solid spot, but doesnít live up to some of the higher ratings IMHO.
Terminus (278) Las Cruces, New Mexico | October 27, 2004| Updated June 28, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I stoped here on my way home and met up with DrunkAsASkunk. We had lunch and sampled a few brews. I have to admit, i wasnt that impressed with their brews, at least the ones we sampled. The food was FANTASTIC I must admit though. I want some Old Bauchas and Owd Macs Now!!!!!!!!!!
heemer77 (211) Urbandale, Iowa | December 23, 2004| Updated March 8, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Small bar with a nice atmosphere of a typical upscale college town bar. The big beers are above par for a brewpub. Average fair for the others. Worth the trip and the staff knows what they are talking about.
LilBeerDoctor (208) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 4, 2011| Updated March 8, 2005
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
I visited here on a Saturday afternoon. A nice brewpub located in the college town of Lawrence, Kansas. The interior is very nice with natural light from large windows. There is seating available upstairs as well. The bar seating is limited, but I was lucky to grab a seat. There are a couple of large screen TVs airing sports events. There was a mix of young college-aged people, older regulars, and families with kids. There were a large number of taps, maybe 10, with 5-6 regular offerings and 3-5 seasonals. All the beers were excellent, perhaps none were outstanding, but all very tasty. The food also was very good (we split 2 appetizers - the Spanish baked goat cheese and the chicken tenders - plenty of food for 2 people and as I said, really really good!). The bartenders were friendly and attentive. I had a great time here and would love to come back!
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