United States > Vermont > Brattleboro
Beer Available At McNeillís Brewery (arranged by most recent)
McNeills White IPA , McNeills Sinister Urge Black IPA , McNeills Samson , McNeills Slop Bucket Double Brown 85, McNeills IPA Experiment #2 , McNeills Dawghouse , McNeills Jailhouse IPA , McNeills Lazarus IPA , McNeills Abbey Dubbel , McNeills Exterminator Doppelbock 46, McNeills Green Mountain Gold 68, McNeills Summer Ale , McNeills Duckís Breath Bitter , McNeills Dark Angel Imperial Stout 95, McNeills Extra Special Bitter Ale 92
Tonkun (93) New Jersey | August 28, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A nice place to relax and enjoy history! I would have like more beer selections (there were 2-3 beers that were not available) but beers that were available were decent. Very cheap flight with a nice pour. Definitely a place to stop by when in the area
cheap (184) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | August 17, 2015| Updated August 22, 2015
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This brewpub has been around since ratebeer was invented, and its the oldest brewing brewery in Vermont - so go figger why some think it looks like a good old dive - IT IS! But in a good way! Visited on a dark rainy summer night. A few locals hangen out. Note that this is not a place for younger self made beer preppies; this is a place for those that can recognize the atmosphere of an old European country pub. Key words here are old & traditional; lots of old detailed wood carvings and an aroma that can be not mistaken for anything but beer brewing experience. They had so many beer styles on tap, I had to come back 2 days in a row! Pleasant friendly girl behind the bar that will do anything for you! Yes, friendly, low key nifty place that is just what beer drinken is all about. If you are looking for a modern 9 inch shiny brass elbow that breaks out into 100 beer taps behind a shiny stainless steel wall all underneath a blackened roof in a sterile warehouse atmosphere, go someplace else, youíll be disappointed. This place is simply a good old country brewpub with laid back atmosphere and an environment that is friendship safe! It has been unaffected by the wave of craft beer wannah bees that have hit the scene in the last 10 years. I love this place, ITíS GREAT! Had to go out of my place to go here but if you are an elderly master, you must check it out. Most all the beers had a wild attitude about them, yum!
AdamChandler (260) Enfield, New Hampshire | June 4, 2015
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
This is an old brewpub/dive bar. I liked the ambiance but the beers just werenít very good. Probably would never return.
blipp (170) San Diego, California | October 20, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Total dive bar. Dark and not at all busy when we were there on a Saturday evening. Smaller pours are available if youíre trying to tick. Other than that, there are plenty of draft-only selections, and the beer it self is decent. They also have board games to play. Really kind of an odd place that left me with no desire to ever go back.
berniecarbo (22) Holliston, Massachusetts | June 17, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Quirky seems to be the word of the day in these reviews, canít argue with that. Went their about 6 - 6:30 on a Saturday, one other person there but if you like beer, stop here. Donít be turned off by the outside, this isnít your up-scale Boston/NY brew pub with suits having $10 drafts, just a great little brew pub 5 minutes off I 91. A dozen + of there own drafts plus 3 cask brews, bartender was helpful, offered samples, answered questions. Only regret was we didnít have more time to try more beers. Absolutely would stop there again.
DiarmaidBHK (752) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | May 10, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
As I entered McNeils the patrons at the bar next door were lighting flares and throwing them into the street. A metaphor of things to come perhaps? Shockingly the place was deader than disco inside. I didnít t the scene. The bartender was pleasant enough. What annoyed me was the beer. They do t seem to brew anything to style. Sometimes you just want a Brown ale to taste like a brown ale and not a sour. I probably wouldnít go back if I was in the area again.
PRBeer (332) Parsippany, New Jersey | March 11, 2013| Updated May 6, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve been coming here for years...and I guess Iím just used to the place. Yes it is quirky...but the beer is great...and if you are not in a rush...itís easy to strike up a great conversation with some of the locals. I recommend a visit here if in the area...easy to get to heading north on I91.
AaronDaniel (9) Connecticut | February 18, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is "must stop" whenever Iím in VT. The beer selection is good, the service is great, and the locals are colorful and friendly. This place is GREAT.
auerbrau (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | May 29, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in here on a lazy afternoon and had a good time. The bartender was friendly, I thought the atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable. Prices are definitely decent and itís very convenient to lots of restaurants and shops nearby. Quite a list of beers for a brewpub. I like the open space.
jlanning215 (31) Peoria, Illinois | January 19, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I was happy to be in Brattleboro and get to stop by McNeillís. Strange decor but that to be expected. I was in there in the middle of a week day so there wasnít really anyone there other than a few people and a couple of employees. Bartender was a nice guy. Great beers. Board games and darts. Spacious. Food is lacking. Great beer.
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