Free State Brewing Company | Lawrence, Kansas
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Free State Brewing Company
Excellent based on 67 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

636 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, Kansas United States 66044 [ print map ]
785 843 4555

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Hours: Mon.-Sat.: 11am-midnight, Sun: noon-11pm


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Free State Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Free State Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Free State Sweet Potat-ale , Free State Wheat State Golden 36, Free State Clan of the Kilt , Free State Old Backus Barleywine 100, Free State Lemongrass Lager , Free State Mosaic Pale Ale , Free State Biere de Yard , Free State The Schwartz , Free State Garden Party , Free State Yakimaniac IPA , Free State Late Addition SPA , Free State Oldfather RyePA , Free State The Roaming Pint , Free State The Full Kimono Collaboration , Free State Dirty Kanza Kolsch , Free State Mass St. Mšrzen , Free State Nelson Muntz SPA , Free State Umami Lager , Free State Owd Macs Imperial Stout 100, Free State Anniversary Ale
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67 reviews for Free State Brewing Company
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  81%
 Selection  78%
 Food  82%
 Value  82%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  93%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
notalush  (340) Denver, Colorado | July 13, 2012
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.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Travlr  (1651) Washington, Washington DC | July 4, 2012
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.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jcnielsen  (243) Charlotte, North Carolina | June 14, 2012
This is a must-go brewery if you are in the Lawrence area. The restaurant has been pretty packed when Iíve visited on weekends. Good selection (usually around 10-12 beers) and good quality beer. The food at Free State is pretty also. There have been a couple of times when Iíve had crappy service from servers, but overall a great place.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen  (422) Fort Collins, Colorado | May 3, 2012
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
high_on_hops  (23) Burlingame, California | May 2, 2012
Definitely come here if youíre in Lawrence for even just a few hours. The menu is great, especially the daily specials, and the beers are all delicious. I particularly like their IPAs, porters, and stouts. The servers have usually tried most or all of the beers and are very friendly, and the building has plenty of seating as well.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
OzarkElmo  (14) Poplar Bluff, Missouri | May 1, 2012
Nice Brewpub in downtown Lawrence. Worth a trip to wind down an evening/night.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
miguelmayo  (11) Colorado Springs, Colorado | April 3, 2012
I was on my way to a concert next door and was surprised to find a top notch brew pub right there, from out of state I enjoyed myself on the patio, the beer was very good the service was great for as busy as it was on a weeknight! Popular place for sure! Well worth a visit, good beer and good service = a favorite
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983  (199) Florissant, Missouri | February 6, 2012
Went for lunch and was able to try several samples of beers I had not had before. Very good atmosphere, good food and good beers. My one complaint, they would not fill my St. Louis growler. They only fill their growlers, and I was told I would have to buy one of theirs to take away some beer. I passed, and would visit again.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
unclemike  (49) Ft. Riley, Kansas | December 20, 2011
Wow thoroughly impressed with this place service was quick and personable, waiter was all over the beer knew just about everything about all of them. Great selection of beers to choose from. Great menu for food. Love this place gonna be a twice a month trip.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
ads135  (172) Lawrence, Kansas | October 19, 2011
The oldest brewery in KS on account of prohibition taking out all of the competition. Still, the beers (especially their Belgians and the Barleywine) are exceptional and its location on Mass st. canít be beat.

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