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Beer Available At Lunar Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
51st Ward Timely Parting , Upland Barrel Chested Barleywine Ale 91, Upland Coastbuster Imperial IPA 95, Lunar Cherriot of the Gods , Stone Old Guardian - Extra Hoppy 99, Stone Ruination IPA - Double Dry Hopped , Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 99, Sweetwater 18 - Belgian-Style Tripel 87, Temperance Restless Years 82, Flesk Ghost Relic , Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Chai Spiced 95, Grand Teton Sour Grand Saison 91, 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die IPA 95, Coronado SeŮor Saison 76, Schneider Aventinus 100, Bells Planet Series: Uranus - The Magician 99, 21st Amendment Back in Black 92, Evil Twin / Amager From Amager With Love 99, Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 99, Buckledown Gonzo Clencher
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don_zouras (19) Bartlett, Illinois | May 9, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Lunar Brewing is the kind of bar I wish I had in my neighborhood. It is not corporate looking at all. It sits in an unassuming old brick building with a single sign on it. I had no trouble finding it based on the address. I parked in the small lot in the back of the building. I donít know how that would work out if they had been really busy.
Stepping inside you are treated to a classic long bar on the left and a few rickety tables along the wall on the right. The place was pretty dead because I like to drink in the afternoon, so there was plenty of seating to choose from. I chose the bar of course.
The place wasnít covered in TVs either, which is a good thing.
The bartender nudged the list of Lunar and guest taps in my direction.
I started with the Space Cadet Stout by Lunar Brewing. It was different than I expected and my first impression was that I didnít like it. The subtle hint of cherry was unusual. Luckily after a few more sips it started to grow on me and I was really glad I stuck with it.
My wife had a Lunar double IPA that I cannot remember the name of. It was very good and I took quite a few samples from her glass.
As the day progressed we worked our way through several other beers by Lunar and others. The selection is impressive and we enjoyed everything.
The bartender was friendly and honest about the beer. I liked that he could be himself without worrying about some corporate behavior policy.
Overall, I like the beer and the atmosphere of Lunar Brewing. I wish they served food (besides frozen pizza) so that I could make this a destination. It is too far from my house to just "stop by", but that is my problem, not theirs. I will definitely try to make it back to this hidden gem of a bar.
BVery (525) 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.
rumproasts (201) Grand Rapids, Michigan | October 22, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
has a bit of a dive bar feel. local bar with quite a nice tap and bottle selection. I would have appreciated the ability to try a flight of the house beers, but no such luck. Still, was able to have a few pretty good beers.
MOlsonNotBeer (31) Illinois | August 24, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 11/20
Good selection of bottles, a bit pricey though. House brewed beer is ok but nothing that brings makes me go out of my way to go there. Used to live down the street from here so have been going there many years. Quality of the brews has fallen off over the years or, maybe my palate has matured (?).
Love the dive bar atmosphere. Weekends can be tough if they have a band - it gets very loud.
ryanfolty (213) 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.
icehawk (26) Mount Pleasant, South Carolina | October 19, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great neighborhood watering hole with a solid brewery and great beer selection. Local-centric dive with a no pretentiousness , and folks that are proud (rightfully so) of their establishment. In house brews are very good, and itís easy to feel like a local in this place.
jandd1983 (212) Florissant, Missouri | July 25, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in on a weekday evening. There were a handful of people in the brewpub. We sat at a table a few feet from the bar. There was a beer menu on the table, so we read through it a couple of times, and no one came over to see if we wanted to try any of their beers. After a few minutes I went up to the bar, and the bartender came over to me. He was down talking to a few of the patrons sitting at the bar. I asked about trying a flight of their beers, and they donít do that. He said he could pour a couple of samples, so I agreed. I went back to the bar and bought a pint of their IPA. It was ok, but I was disappointed in the overall experience. The guest tap list was impressive, but we were ready to move on. Not sure I would revisit.
bigbearclaw85 (1) Illinois | February 7, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
The prototypical corner dive bar but this one is a brewery and has a craft beer selection that will blow your mind.
deyholla (385) 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.
t0rin0 (1504) 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.
Cliff (72) The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio | October 4, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of a dive joint, but a pretty cool place. Awesome selection of guest taps, but I mostly kept to the Lunar beers. Their IPA was a bit "different", but really good. I could not put my finger on what was unique with it, but it was delicious. I also tried their Oktoberfest and a Belgian Pale Ale, both of which were very good. No food that I could see and the bartender was accommodating, but not overly friendly. Prices on par with the Chicago íburbs. Overall a really cool place and went twice in two days while in the Villa Park area for work.
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