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Beer Available At Free State Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Free State Owd Macs Imperial Stout 100, Free State Anniversary Ale , Free State Burroughser Weisse , Free State Big Sea ESB 61, Free State Wakarusa Lager , Free State Mosaic Pale Ale , Free State Black Eye Rye Porter 88, Free State Pils díAlsace , Free State Winterfest IPA 94, Free State Supercell IPA , Free State Old Backus Barleywine 100, Free State Invigorator Doppel Bock 81, Free State Cow Tippin Stout , Free State Endeavor IPA 77, Free State Hop Jack Ale 91, Free State Octoberfest 95, Free State Thunderstruck IPA , Free State Cloud Hopper Imperial IPA 99, Free State Blue Sky Rye 60, Free State Andre the Giant
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desurfer (104) Melbourne, Florida | August 12, 2005
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A really cool place. Too bad I didnít get to try the Owd Macs or Old Backus, but the C3 was fantastic. Nice bartender.
tjthresh (85) Greenfield, Indiana | August 2, 2005
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Visited on July 30, 2005. My only knock is that the bar is too damn small. Other that that no complaints. Food is well prepared. Staff is attentive and knowledgeable. Price is right.
Braudog (697) Hampton, Virginia | July 3, 2005
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.
ElGaucho (221) Minnetonka, Minnesota | June 21, 2005
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Iím a little surprised by the high ratings here. The bar area is tiny, though not nearly as small as Barley Johnís in New Brighton, MN. The extent of the seating in the bar area that is not actually at the bar consists of 4 chairs set up along a ledge to the right of the bar and 4 lower chairs around a small bar stool posing as a table. There was no service to either of these areas. All the rest of the seating in the place, which has two stories, is reserved for diners. We arived at around 4:15pm on a Saturday, and they would not give us a table in either of the "dining areas" and the bar itself was full. The outdoor patio was full of smokers. So, I was forced to write my notes on the bar stool, a tough task when you are sharing such a small surface with 3 beer glasses. Finally, for a place that has gained a world-wide reputation based upon 2 beers, to not have either of them year round is a disservice to the customer. The offerings that were available were solid, but not anything extraordinary. I was frankly underwhelmed but would still go back if in the area and I knew either the Owd Macs or the Old Backus were available.
bu11zeye (112) Frisco (Dallas), Texas | June 16, 2005
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Good service and excellent beers. Really enjoyed this birthday surprise! Thanks to all who joined me!
KUEric (117) Washington, Washington DC | May 7, 2005| Updated January 23, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic! Utterly Lawrence. A must visit if in town, great quality food, have a laid back atmosphere while serving an eclectic mix in their foods. The artichoke dip is amazing, definitely get that.
Really Iíve enjoyed every beer Iíve sampled there, yet to have a bad beer. They will have I believe 8 on tap at all times...but their selection of what they brew is very extensive with new and unique brews coming out several times a year, plus a list of nearly 100 they have brewed over time; making it the perfect place to visit again and again.
csbosox (13) Prairie Village, Kansas | January 5, 2005| Updated June 29, 2008
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
This is a beautiful building in the heart of downtown Lawrence, right by the historic Liberty Hall. The building is vintage and wonderfully decorated. Most of the staff has been there forever and the new staff is usually really good. The food is great. Above average bar food to wonderful specials. They use many seasonal and local products and it shows in their wonderful food. Smoking, like all of Lawrence now, is not allowed inside, which is nice when you are eating and enjoying beer. Now lets get to the beer. Wonderful. They have many great beers on tap and they rotate the new beers in pretty often. They brew beer styles that you donít often see at most brewpubs. Their 2 big beers, available all winter, are amazing, they are the Owd Macs Imp Stout and the Old Backus Barleywine, both are world class. I lived at this place when I lived in Lawrence and go there almost everytime I head to Lawrence. Monday night is $1.75 beer night, when the have 4 beers on tap for that price. I would say that Free State is essential for any beer and/or food lover. The only knock I have on the place is that nearly every beer is served too cold.
heemer77 (212) 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.
freakdam (1) overland park, Kansas | December 15, 2004
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Itís a great place to get a fantastic meal and drink wonderful beer with friends. Every city should be so lucky to have a place this great.
3fourths (1270) Boulder, Colorado | 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.
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