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Beer Available At Ithaca Beer Company (arranged by most recent)
Ithaca Red Line IPA , Ithaca Daydreamer 48, Ithaca Your Lightest Beer! , Ithaca Cranbretty 88, Ithaca Lucifer Steps , Ithaca Golden Secret , Ithaca Der Dunkel Seite , Ithaca Excelsior! Sixteen 90, Beak & Skiff 1911 Hard Cider , Ithaca Super Stout - Oak Aged , Ithaca Super Stout , Ithaca Embrr Rye Porter 89, Ithaca Java Power 76, Ithaca Erryday IPA , Ithaca Excelsior! Seventeen 96, Ithaca Green Trail 58, Ithaca The Creeker 95, Ithaca Dark Vine 94, Ithaca Excelsior! Luminous 91, Ithaca Chocolate Rye Ruckus
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Boudicca (986) London, England | June 10, 2015
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
When we last visited the Ithaca Beer Company their tap room was in a small, functional building just off the main road. This time we arrived three weeks after they’d opened their new place, quite close by and easy enough to find down a track known appropriately enough as Beer Drive. They’ve put a lot of thought into the design. There’s a nice curved bar with bottle tops embedded into the surface underneath, taps (all their own beer) set around a brushed stainless steel cylinder and a nice garden overlooking fields and the hills beyond. They have several acres where they’re growing hops and vegetables for use in the kitchen alongside produce from other small local producers. As an aside, when we visited the old place we met a local wine producer from the Six Mile Creek winery and distillery up the road. They don’t have beer there but it’s a lovely place to go for a wine tasting and their gin is some of the best I’ve ever tasted.
(Last visited 2 November 2012).
Drake (594) Free Union, Virginia | February 21, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Farmhouse vibe, bright and open. Long bar, lots of tables and retail towards the front. Food looked and smelled good but I did not partake. Friendly, helpful staff. Good prices. 5 tap room only beers on offer as well as a guest cider, and several regular beers. Beer quality was top notch. Worth the trek.
chriso (476) London, England | April 25, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Not a huge amount to see here. It’s basically a shop front for the brewery, selling Ithaca beers, merchandise and some home brew supplies. The people were friendly and knowledgeable. There’s a fair chance of someone connected with the brewing being around (rather than just sales staff) and getting a look round. Free samples from tap. Bought a couple of bottles even though there was nothing new there for me. Definitely worth a look in if you are in town.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | September 23, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Parking friendly two minutes drive outside the city. Nice friendly little brewery with a large room that is both a gift shop and a tasting room. Like it is the case with all NY state brewery that have a tasting room (and not a full licensed pub) you cannot buy samples. They give you free samples of whatever they have on tap. When I was there they had close to 10 beers on tap for free sampling. Unfortunately very few of their higher end 750ml bottles seem to be available on tap. They don’t seem to keep “special” bottles behind the counter for visitors. What’s there to buy is what is currently sold. I was lucky to find the Brute there but only because I happened to be there while it was being distributed. The staff was particularly friendly. I bought many bottles, glasses and bottles openers. Affordable prices but not cheaper than a good deal at a beer store. Overall this is a pleasant tasting and buying experience and you just cannot be in the neighbourhood without paying this brewery a visit.
adnielsen (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | March 6, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Split with a homebrew shop with some very friendly staff members. Excellent beers though I wish they would use separate sample glasses or rinse the glass between beers. A bit outside of town
swoopjones (312) Buffalo, New York | August 1, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
great staff, great beer, great prices. Brute on tap, awesome. Looking forward to the planned expansion
auerbrau (306) Ithaca, New York | December 22, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in here to get some Brute, only to discover that they were out. Friendly though is leading me to places that still might have it or the IPAbbey. Nice selection of homebrew materials and swag, otherwise. Bought a very nice tulip glass.
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | January 1, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Drove up for the Le Bleu release and made it into a little overnight trip. We rolled up to the brewery at 10am, right behind the guy who runs the tap room. A few minutes later once another couple cars had arrived he invited us all in side. That quick hospitality and welcoming attitude really defines what Ithaca seems to be about. A few beers were shared amongst everyone there and the taps flowed for samples as well. The place has a very chill laid back local sort of feel, and there were definitely locals showing up just for growler fills who seemed to be a bit surprised at the growing crowd. I like that they have homebrew supplies as well, very much the sort of thing that shows that they support their locals and their locals support them. Wish it was a bit closer, but I’ll be back.
jtclockwork (284) , New Jersey | June 26, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Small brewery. A few taps and bottles for sale. A bit disorganized at the release I went to. People walked out with entire cases of beer while dozens got shut out with nothing.
TaktikMTL (263) Montréal, Quebec | October 27, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Établissement visité le mardi 14 octobre vers 15h00. Ambiance: Grand local un peu vide avec un bar pour les dégustations. Réfrégirateur pour bières. Musique en sourdine. Service: Sympathique avec explication des bières disponibles. Sélection: 7 bouteilles de 12 oz et 4 bouteilles en 750 ml. Growler disponible. (113e rating d’établissement)
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