United States > West Virginia > Morgantown
Beer Available At Morgantown Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Morgantown Coal City Stout 82, Morgantown Andersonís Kettle Bottom Brown Ale 43, Morgantown Cold Rain and Snow Double I.P.A. , Morgantown Brookside Farmhouse Ale 40, Morgantown Nutty Blonde , Morgantown Spicy Blonde Holiday Ale , Morgantown Zack Morganís IPA 69, Morgantown 80 Shilling Scotch Ale 47, Morgantown Two Weeks Lager 29, Morgantown Alpha Blonde Ale 32, Morgantown Country Roads Citra Pale Ale , Morgantown Old Morgantown Amber Ale 30, Morgantown Steigmaier Hefeweizen , Morgantown F.H. Pierpontís Robust Porter , Morgantown Ground Keepersí Willie Heavy
Drake (415) Free Union, Virginia | August 18, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Wow this is a claustrophobic town. This place is nice inside... large restaurant with lots of dark wood and an adjacent lower key bar area where sadly smoking is allowed. In fact, I felt out of place in this town NOT smoking. Bartender was nice enough but unattentive. The food was mediocre (beer cheese soup). They offer a regular sampler and a seasonal sampler. The beers ranged from poor to very good. Apparently they have parking but I found it much easier to park in the garage the next block over (75 cents an hour). Everything is dirt cheap.
chriso (313) London, England | March 5, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visted in March 2010. I enjoyed this place, especially in view of the relatively slim pickings in Morgantown. I guess itís a pretty middle of the road brewpub but I liked the atmosphere - not too much of a corporate, identikit feel. Beers were OK - sampler tray available. Food was OK. Service was incrediby attentive, possibly because our server was an Anglophile who had lived in the UK for a while and seemed more intent on chatting to us than attending to other clientele. So I guess service may have been a bit flaky if you were one of those other customers. One of those places that are not stellar but fill a niche in the area and are a godsend if you are travelling through.
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | February 18, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
So to start, apologies to anyone that does like to live in WV, but Morgantown just looks like sadness. Sure being a mid February day doesnít help... Anyway, MBC is easy to find. Their beers are serviceable with a few standouts. The place is enormous and the food exceeded my expectations. Not mind blowing or anything but very good. Drinks and food were cheap and service was good. The place was barren though it was Sunday night but the place could stand to be half of its size so that you donít feel lost. They had 9 beers on tap at the time of my visit which is impressive.
ChemDoc (12) West Virginia | December 29, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Really solid little brewpub. The food has been great each time Iíve had it except once... and they immediately made that issue right.
Beer is always better than decent. The IPA was off one batch, but on again the next time I had it. Happy to support the local brewery.
JStax (103) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | November 7, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
For those wanting to stop into this place, itís fairly easy to find and has a parking garage right across the street, so there is plenty of parking. Went here on a whim on the way back home from Pittsburgh. House-brewed beers were pretty tasty and the food was good. Their beer battered fries are delicious. Was also surprised to see that they carried a nice selection of Rogue and several other craft breweries beers in bottles. I went on a Sunday afternoon, so there wasnít very many people there and the bartender was very helpful. She seemed to know her beer. The only downside to this place is that there is smoking allowed inside. If that doesnít bother you, then this is a great place to visit and have some good beer.
BeerandBlues2 (547) Hanover, Maryland | October 8, 2010
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
A rather dank, load, and smoky joint in a coal infested college town. The beer is fine and we did not try any food. The service is more bar-like than brewery/brew pub like.
FROTHINGSLOSH (52) GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania | May 2, 2010
38 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 7/20
Large place. Very dark. The one bar area might as well be a cave - a smoke filled cave at that as WV does not have a smoking ban. Service was somewhat slow but very polite. The food was reasonably priced but rather uninspired. I had the Jambalaya and was not that impressed. They had 7 beers on, of which 2 were reasonably good and the others pretty forgettable. Ok but not worth the trip for me.
scts18 (1) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 14, 2010
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 10/20
Overall experience: average at best. 1) The Beers: MBC offers a variety of styles, none of which were done exceptionally well. A few of their beers tasted outright bad to me (not fitting with the style and/or flawed brewing process). The ones that were somewhat decent were easily drinkable but left my palate wanting much more.
2) The Food: average. All menu dishes offered were typical run of the mill American restaurant fare. Some did, however, have a small bit of creativity added onto the basic dish, which I will respect, even though execution was sub-optimal. The beer cheese soup is a winner, though.
3)The Service: the impression I got after an evening of drinks and dinner, was that none of the staff really wanted to be there. This ranged from our waitress, who did not seem to notice when our glasses were nearly empty, to the kitchen staff, who apparently thought it was time for a half an hour break right when we ordered (based on the fact that I received my salad almost immediately and then was required to wait almost a hour until the rest of my food arrived).
4) The "ambiance": I put that in quotations, as I can hardly refer to the atmosphere of the restaurant with such a classy word as ambiance. The interior has dark wood booths, bars, tables, and walls, along with minimal lighting. I happen to enjoy places that are bright and make me to feel like I want to be eating their food, which was not the case here. The floor underneath my table was unswept and crumbs from who knows how many previous diners remained. One plus to the place is that they do offer outside seating on a large deck (although it faces their parking lot), however, on the evening I was there the deck was open only for people to sit and drink, not eat.
5) Value: I was quite surprised at the higher-than-I-would-have-liked beer pricing, since the beer was not stellar by any means. It makes me laugh that the Morgantown population is willing to pay that price for a bland, poorly executed beer. The food pricing was appropriate for the food quality (I suppose they know it isnít exquisite cuisine).
6) Overall: I believe I summed it up in the very first sentence.
Acetobacter (46) Pennsylvania | March 23, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited on a Friday evening. The exterior of the place is essentially exactly the same as the old WVBC. Despite a high-60s evening, outdoor seating was unavailable. The interior of the restaurant smells of smoke, is dimly lit, and has a fairly dingy feel. Some changes in decor and to the general space were made when this became Morgantown Brewing Company, most for the better. There is some seating by the bars, and then fairly standard restaurant-style seating. Eight house beers were offered, covering a fairly wide variety of styles. Unfortunately, after ordering a sampler, it became clear that only three of the original eight were worth consuming. Some beers seemed to be terribly flawed, and were far outside the tasting guidelines of their respective styles. When asked how our waitress was doing, she replied "Iím here." Encouraging. Our food took nearly 45 minutes to arrive, and arrived with mistakes, despite the fact that the place wasnít that busy. The waitress was apologetic, but didnít offer us any sort of discount for our troubles. The food was decent, overall, but not outstanding. In the end, it is probably not worth your time or money to visit this establishment.
WVHouseofBeer (32) Kissimmee, Florida | November 12, 2009| Updated April 14, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
To have just reopened under new management and business plan, this place is off to a good start. A fresh selection of hand-crafted brews gives the Morgantown area the quality brewery it deserves. While the speakeasy atmosphere of the Brass Bar is perfect for a nightcap; the conversation friendly dining area showcases local artwork and an upgraded menu of reasonably priced fares. Events like bluegrass jam sessions and beer tastings are a common place at the MBC, and the future only looks bright for this new University City watering hole. If you go, I recommend the Black and Bleu burger with the citrus-hop heavy Zach Morganís IPA.
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