Cozy rut is the definition of this place to me. Its been my local watering hole for years. 20-30 taps, with a full lineup of their beers and a great lineup of guest taps as well. They have paired down their bottle list over the years, but this is more due to the fact that there are places that you can actually buy this beer at than there was when this place got started. There are several different styles of pizza, with my favorite being the upside down crust. The beer cheese is spicy and excellent. One of my favorite places to go in the country.
theisti (773) Kansas | September 18, 2013| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited for dinner on a Tuesday evening. The brewery was easy to find in a strip mall across from a Kroger. The place itself is split into a Pizzeria side and a Public House side. I chose the Public House, which also featured the Pizzeria menu. The Public House is split into multiple darkly lit rooms featuring tables, booths and comfortable chairs and sofas. I sat at the back bar and had a 5 beer sampler, a pizza and an additional Nonic pint. Service was busy, yet was able to be attentive and filled my needs. The bartender selected my 5 beers for the sampler, and did a nice job grabbing a wide range of styles. The beer quality was really good, particularly the Mild, which was one of the best milds I have had from a US Brewer. Selection is really large for a brewpub, they had about 15 of their own beers + at least 20 guest draft beers. I didnít check the bottle list, though I did see a couple of nice bottles heading out to tables. Nice place, I am sure I will be back.
82 = ★★★Ĺ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
This place is legit and surprised me in so many ways. The decor is awesome, homey, nice leather bar area. The best part is the beer board. Their beer placards are art, you should sit in front of them. 14 beers of theirs on tap, 30ish guest taps, 6-8 of their own bottles to drink there or go. Our server was super nice and helpful with our neediness. The beers were great. Of the 14, I liked 10 of them and 4 were great. The pizza is solid. If i lived by Iíd be here to tick non stop. Its destination worthy.
One of my locals and Iím lucky to have it. Good food, especially the pizza and calzones. Very nice selection of import and other peoples craft beers plus their own wonderfully idiosyncratic beers. Check the website for periodic special selections like high gravity or hoppy festivals.
Phenomenal brewpub. A cozy place with a bunch of wooden booths to sit in. Huge tap list, at least 10 house drafts plus 15 guest taps (mostly locals, including sun king, flat 12, three floyds, etc). The house beers are a wide mix of styles (barleywine, rye IPA, saison, kellerbier, etc) and all the ones I got to try were awesome. Very well crafted, not a bad apple in the bunch. Also their pizzas are awesome!! I got a pizza with nacho sauce, chicken, and pineapple and it was so good I had to come back for more (and more beer of course!). Stellar place, canít wait to keep going back!
I love this place. The food selection is great, whether you want a sub or the best pizza in the area! The spinach kayze is a must have. As for the beer selection, between the in house taps, selection of guest taps, and the amazing selection of bottles, you canít walk out without appreciating beer more.
Roger would probably hate me using this term, but NABC is the motherhouse for all things beer in the region. In the last year, the cellar list has been pared back a bit, which seems to allow for more of the house beers (which are average to outstanding) to be featured. Still, thereís a nice, smaller bottled list (maybe about 75 or so bottles) and always something interesting on tap. This place has a nice, relaxed feel; you pretty much sit where you want to sit when you come in, and service finds you in time, which is never too long. The brewery side has more TVs and such, and more seating (I think) but I typically prefer the "public house" side. Strewn all over the walls are photos from Rogers travels and beer memorabilia as well. The food is always tasty and well priced; I especially love the calzone (pick 7 toppings for 8 bucks or something) and the beer cheese with garlic bread. The beer is fairly priced here, especially the house beers. There is also a small, but rotating, lambic list that you must request- it is worth requesting. Anyway, if you are within a stateís drive (or three) then you should make it here. Itís worth the trip.
OK, I could mive in here and live very hsppily. Just a sleeping bag on one of the benches or behind the bar, and Iím good. The pizza is phenomenal. The staff definitely belive in the "be kind to strangers" rule, choosing a great sampler tray, and throwing in extra samples, plus good advice on the beer, food, and other beery things in the area. Oh, and the whole afternoon, deep dish pizza and all, was ten bucks. I canít get one beer for that in DC.