Small place, full of tables as if it were a restaurant, but few people were eating when I was there. Bar was full of friendly locals, most table occupied by folks sharing tasting samplers, available five or seven beers at a time. About half of the beers were ones that werenít available at the other location, so itís worth trying both. Although I liked the other location better, I enjoyed this place too.
I like this location ... a bit of an urban revival vibe on an almost residential street. Itís a small but comforting space with lots of a light. We tried two beers there, neither of which were great, but werenít bad either. We ended up taking out a growler of what was actually a delicious brew. Iíd go back. Brewery #689.
Last stop of the evening. This is definitely more of a taproom feel than the other location. Mostly the same beers (minus guest taps), although they did have a BA variant of Bonfire. Help was indeed helpful. I ordered a pine and enjoyed sitting at the bar for a while.
Visited for dinner on a Wednesday evening. 10 or so New Albanian beers on draft including one cask, along with several 22 oz bombers for sale. 10 seats at an L shaped bar, along with seats throughout the room and on the outdoor patio. The weather was great the night I visited, so the garage doors upfront were open letting fresh air. I had the Pork Tacos, they were fine, though overly greasy. The crowd was very friendly, and the service was attentive. I really enjoyed the open design of the bar, and always enjoy the New Albanian beers. I probably prefer the other location, though if the weather is good, this is a better choice.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Stopped here on a Saturday afternoon and was pleased to find it open and with 20 people having beer and food. Remodeled building with three garage doors on the front which looks like the beginning of patio seating. Bar on the left side front with tables and chairs for beer and food. 8 taps and 2 cask pulls. One page menu with more upscale but fairly price food items. I had the Potato Leak soup. Small portion but very good. Service was freindly and helpful. Was told the plan is to put a patio in front and beer garden on side. Will come back to watch the progress.
Visited here with my wife on our way to St. Louis on a Friday at 6. We sat at the bar. The bartender was a little surly at first but then got nicer as time went on. The place seemed well-staffed, but they take a little time to get to you. I like the menu selections here a lot; my Mediterranean Plate left a little to be desired but my wifeís burger was great. Nice tap selection, with all in-house stuff. I counted about a dozen things right now. The beers were very good, too. I didnít realize this was not the original location, just assuming it would be downtown. So I have to check out the other one next time. But this is still a a very worthwhile place to visit.
I donít know which New Albanian location I enjoy more...this location is in downtown New Albany. There is a small bar, some indoor tables, and an outdoor patio. On Sundays, they have a special brunch which is awesome (the food is top notch!) and also a bloody mary bar. At this location they only serve their house beers - theyíve got about 8 regulars (which do rotate somewhat) and up to 5 or so "seasonals". Obviously there is a tremendous selection. I wish this place was closer to me because Iíd come back every Sunday if I could.
Updated review: They no longer serve food here but continue as a pub with growler fills. NOTE: This is the location to go for one offs/barrel aged beers - they seem to have new ones every week or so and you canít get them at main location. May have food trucks at some point. Good selection of their beers plus wine and liquors available, but no guest taps at present. If you just want to drink New Albanian beers and donít want any food, this is the place to go - itís way less crowded than the pizzeria, especially on a Friday or Saturday night. Growlers are $2 off on Wednesday.
Went here on a day trip with my wife and enjoyed ourselves. Good draft lineup, and the food was good as well (although a little overpriced). Nice atmosphere and the staff were friendly, but they didnít know shit about beer (good thing I do). Still, enjoyed ourselves. a nice brewhouse thatís worth checking out, but Iíll probably visit the other location next time (which, to our disappointment, doesnít open until 3:00 on the weekend).
I was able to make it on a day when this place was open. While it wasnít that busy I got a good sense of what it could be like. The heated patio could be popular on a cold day.Taps included six offerings covering a wide range of styles. You wonít find anything else here like at the other location but the ambience is better.
One thing to be aware of is the lack of food. We must have come between lunch and dinner because other than limited food (like a cheese tray) there were not many options. Ultimately I would probably end up going to the main location but that is because I only visit once or twice a year. If this was a local spot Iíd come for happy hour more often.