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Beer Available At Grayís Tied House (arranged by most recent)
t0rin0 (1354) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 8, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Visited 10/9/2010 after New Glarus on the way to Madison. Sampled 10 beers.
Large place with lots of open tables when I got there. I saw a lot of minivans with kids getting getting out all dressed up. I was told that it was homecoming at the local high school. A couple of cute soccer moms were present though. It also turned out that this was the anniversary of the brewpub.
I sat at the bar and ordered a flight. There were two bartenders helping me out. Both were nice and attentive but neither knew much about the beer. Actually I was the only one at the bar drinking the house beer, not a good sign. Oh well.
The beer itself was pretty much all bad. All the basic styles were represented (pale, light, red, and porter) along with some slightly more unusual styles (sour, fruit beer).
Didnít try the food, I didnít want to risk it being as bad as the beer.
Nice place, reasonable prices, but as far as a beer destination there is a reason no one has reviewed any of the beers.
triguy84 (4) Madison, Wisconsin | January 3, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A great log building, large outdoor patio, wonderful setting. Decent fish fry, wood fired pizza oven. The beers are just ok. Some times there will be a wonderful IPA, cheery or bourbon barrel stout.
esjaygee (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | November 14, 2011
38 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 7/20
Perhaps this is a nice place to grab a meal and a sampler but my visit was probably the worst trip Iíve ever had to a brewpub and I wasnít even there long. The bartender insulted my wife several times, berated her for asking questions, got mad when we didnít order any food and was just an asshat pretty much the entire time. Maybe he was having a bad day, but I had no need to stick around and order anything else with that attitude. Given the excellent options in the area, it will be awhile before I get back here to order my sampler of their mediocre product.
tastebud (2) Verona, Wisconsin | October 18, 2010
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
One of the few "brewpubs" in my local area, stopped in to check it out one night with some friends. Service was pretty awful, food was marginal and the beer was ok. The best part about the night was the acoustic duo they had playing. Iíll go back to support my local guys but this place has awesome potential if they trained their people a little better.
Scubatrip (36) Annandale, Virginia | May 7, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
About 10 minutes south of the beltline, the place was in a rather residential area, and walking in I can only describe the atmosphere as that of an after-ski lodge somewhere in Colorado. Place was large, with an upstairs area that becomes a club/dance area on weekends. Sports on the TVs, and the standard glass walled brewing area. Lots of seats at the bar, daily specials on food and drinks. I went on a Tuesday, and they had this raffle thing where if you order a drink from the bar, you can reach in and pull out a strip of paper that tells you how much you owe. I drew the $1 beer one. Beer selection was rather pedestrian, but they give you a 9 beer sampler for only like $7, I think. Food was decent, though I only had appetizers. A little better selection than typical bar food, but they are definitely a bar first and restaurant second. Staff was friendly, though I was mad the bartender didnít tell me it was $1 taco night. Worth a visit, but donít go out of your way to get here.
madrider (1) Verona, Wisconsin | April 22, 2008
42 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 2/20
I really want to like the place as it is the closest brew-pub to my house but the beer consistently doesnít cut it. Tried all nine of their offerings several times and canít find one worth asking for. Have returned quarterly since grand opening to see if any better - no such luck. The facility is awesome and could really take off if they didnít force customers to drink their swill. The only option is Miller Lite (not an option for micro-brew enthusiasts) or highballs.
iowaherkeye (29) Ocean Beach, San Diego, California | May 18, 2007
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Was here on May 15th. The place looks pretty new--tile floors, two levels, fandcy looking with plenty of wood for a Bass Pro or Cabelas feel. Music wasnít too loud. They had 9 beers on tap, eight sodas to choose from for the kids. Staff pretty much sucked on the slow Tuesday I was there, pretty much having to flag them down to get anything while I was sitting at the bar. The two staff that I did talk to didnít really know a thing about the beer. Food was pretty decent even though they didnít give me ketchup or silverware. The price of the food was about on par with The Olive Garden. Beer was fair for a brewpub. Might have to come again some time to see if anythingís gotten better.
Pjones6738 (25) Madison, Wisconsin | November 19, 2006
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Still have just the regular selection of Grayís beers. It has a very corporate/chain restraunt feel. Lots of seating for the dining room area, but not much for the bar, which is unusual for a brewpub. Quite busy the Friday night I was there. Iím in no hurry to go back, but Iíll keep an eye out for any new beers they produce.
Brigadier (264) Clevelandish, Ohio | October 21, 2006
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
This must have opened in the last two weeks since last time I went by they were still doing finishing touches. There are flat panel HD televisions well placed so you wonít miss a second of a Badger game.
It looks very nice and modern on the inside - very open and bright. Their style is "American Bonfire grill" which seems to imply brick oven pizzas, burgers and Southwest fare. The food was excellent and reasonably priced.
Eight taps were available on tap. They were all standard Grayís fare though I assume this will change once the brewer gets up and running. They will be offering one-off experimentals in addition to standard Grayís beers. Iíll have to check back in a few weeks to see what is offered.
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