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Beer Available At Lunar Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Sonoma Cider The Anvil 18, Alpine Beer Company Duet 100, Lagunitas Doppel Sticky 95, Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale Ale 99, Boulevard Deep Dive 90, New Holland Mad Hatter Midwest IPA (2015-) 87, Surly Wet 2012 & 2015 99, Revolution Unsessionable Imperial IPA 99, Flying Dog Bloodline Blood Orange IPA 93, Schlafly Pumpkin Ale 96, Founders Backstage Series #13: reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA 99, Lunar Saffron Saison , Lunar Heathen Fogg , Cademon Eveís Tuition , Bells 30th Anniversary Ale - Imperial Stout 100, AleSmith IPA 100, Solemn Oath Kavorka 74, SKA Modus Mandarina 86, Sonoma Cider Dry Zider , AleSmith Speedway Stout 100
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t0rin0 (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 24, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited October 2010.
I had heard that their barrel aged beers are worth travelling for but the rest of the beers are just ok. Thatís pretty much accurate. The place is dark and on the edge of a residential part of town. Not a real scenic area.
Service was decent as were prices and atmosphere. If I had some business in the area Iíd stop in again as they seem to rotate their house beers often and they do have some good guest beers.
Braudog (793) Phoenix, Arizona | May 9, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited on a mid-week, mid-day. This places smacks of a cool old neighborhood bar turned brewpub. There was a small contingent of seemingly local regulars and a very friendly barkeep. If not for the fact that we had to drive on to other destinations, I couldíve spent much time here. With an impressive lineup of house beers (the few we tried were good), but they also had a kick-ass selection of guest taps. Brewery #507.
theisti (667) Kansas | April 10, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Place Rating #200. Traditional corner bar setup, decent sized bar with tables filling out the place. I visited right after they opened, so was the only person in there. Service was busy setting up for the day, so pretty much left me be. When I visited, it was brew day and smelled amazing in the place. Three taps of their own (Kolsch, IPA and Steam) and a really high quality list of guest bottles and about 10 or so guest taps. Food wise, it looked like a couple of different frozen pizzas and bar snacks. Cool vibe, bet it would be a lot of fun on a busy night. I always love these combo micro brewer high end beer bar places. Fun stop, one of those places that if it was near me I would be at pretty often.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
BVery (567) Plymouth, Minnesota | November 3, 2014| Updated November 5, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Lots of beer here. 6 house taps. 11 guest taps. And a bunch of guest bottles / cans. Prices are a bit steep on the larger format bottles - $30 for many of the bottles. Really cool atmosphere - definitely a beer drinking joint. No flights, which really sucks.
deyholla (444) Minneapolis, Minnesota | January 10, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in to try a few beers on the way to a wedding. Sign was so warn out, almost missed. Feel of an old 60s bar that hasnít changed much at all. Was empty on my visit but service was fine. Had about 6 of their own taps plus a number of guest brews. Some snacks available. Beer made it worth the stop and at nice prices.
Terminus (343) St. Louis, Missouri | January 24, 2005| Updated June 22, 2005
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This is a great bar. If you want micro brews in bottles or some of their own micro brews on tap, then this is your place. The staff is really great and I can talk to them for hours. The locals are also great and I plan on making the long drive out there many more times just to hang out here. Kristen, you rock and I look forward to another refill!
msante79 (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | October 11, 2008| Updated March 11, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in with the wife and was pleasently surprised as from the outside it does not look like much. Mostly local crowd. Had 5 of their own beers on tap. Had the IPA and was very good. Solid guest taps with brews like 3F Moloko and Rogue Imperial Red. 40 or so other bottled beers available and it seems they rotate them frequently. Lot of dark wood and cool place to chill and have some good brews. Bartenders were awesome as they let my wife try several samples before choosing what beer she wanted. If I were to own a bar I would want something like this. To bad there is nothing like this in my area.
ElGaucho (243) Minnetonka, Minnesota | March 24, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
My first impression of this place was SMOKE. Thatís my big knock on it. I arrived at around 6pm on a Thursday evening, and the place was covered in a haze of smoke, including a guy smoking a cigar. I canít wait until Chicago enacts the smoking ban. Dark, dingy bar with 2 TV screens. A good selection of house brews and a quality selection of bottles that includes Alpha King, some DFH, etc. A little spendy. $4 a pint for the house brews? I had the Moondance IPA and it was excellent and worth $4, but I can go to Town Hall in Mnpls and be assured world class beer for $3.50/pint. Bottles were steep at around $4 per as well. I couldnít handle the smoke so I didnít stick around for a second beer. I should have asked if they had a sampler, but I forgot. I will be back for sure when and if they enact the smoking ban.
ryanfolty (226) Bourbon County, Minnesota | August 4, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice little dive bar not far from where I grew up. Very nice guest tap list (GI Barley Wine being the highlight this trip) and bottle list. I am looking forward to visiting again.
heemer77 (219) Urbandale, Iowa | June 29, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I went here two nights in a row and found it was worth it. It looks like a hole in the wall bar, but has no BMC. It is hard to find as I drove one night, right past it. The next night, a cabbie also drove right past it, even with his in car guidance system. First, I went on a Saturday night, a live band was playing with friendly locals as well as the staff. I went again on a Sunday night and also had an entertaining time. The bar was surprisingly empty on both trips. i am amazed that so few people frequent this bar. The brewpub beers were well above average and I was impressed. They also had a solid guest tap list as well as bottles. Possibly the best beer bar in the Chicago area other than the Maproom.
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