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Beer Available At Of Love & Regret - Pub and Provisions (arranged by most recent)
Oxbow / Coppertail Grizacca 95, Malthus Baluba Zymatore (Whiskey/Pinot Noir Barrel) , Pub Dog Wild Cherry Porter 44, Oxbow Saison Noel 79, Stillwater Hardly Barreto , Stillwater / Millstone Remixed Debauched Cider , Oxbow / Stillwater Stillbow Oxtisanal 98, Allagash Old HLT 97, Birrificio del Ducato My Blueberry Nightmare 68, Stillwater Dťbutante 95, Stillwater Existent 94, Stillwater / DC Brau / Pub Dog Time & Place 86, Stillwater Sensory Series v.2 - Small Black 75, Thriez / Stillwater The French Connection - Blonde 73, Stillwater Barrel Aged Series - Stateside Saison 99
sogrady (21) Maine | June 10, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
According to Google Maps, itís about 550 miles from Brunswick, Maine to Baltimore, Maryland. It was nevertheless no surprise that when we visited Of Love and Regret a week after it opened, the bar was packed with Mainers that had come all the way down to see what Ryan and Leigh had been up to.
If you never met the husband and wife team when they were working at the Lionís Pride, they can be simply described as some of the best in the world at what they do. They are walking beer encyclopedias - not limited to particular region or style, which is nice. But what really differentiates them in an industry that seems to prize attitude is their accessibility. Theyíre knowledge and yet friendly, a sadly rare combination these days.
The beer is uniformly excellent, as expected. The list is heavy on Stillwater, with both exclusives and rare bottles (Bourbon Aged Folklore, for example) available. But itís got an excellent and balanced selection beyond that, from selections from abroad like Evil Twin or Orval to local finds like Brewerís Art to West Coast offerings from the likes of Firestone.
But this was to be expected. While at the Lionís Pride, Ryan and Leigh built a reputation for having world class palettes and sourcing skills to match. What I hadnít anticipated was that the food at Of Love and Regret would be every bit as impressive as the beer.
With the cuisine handled by the chefs from Jackís Bistro - a venue with an excellent reputation, from what I understand, youíre going to eat well. Whether your tastes run to the exotic (think fried pigs ears and duck tongues) to the standard (burgers and mac and cheese), they have you covered. Even the basics are world class; their grilled cheese - made with grilled scallions, smoked tomatoes and cheeses from brie to gouda - is easily the best Iíve ever had.
All in all, Maineís loss is quite obviously Baltimoreís gain. Thereís a reason so many of us traveled hundreds of miles to see what Ryan and Leigh had been up to with Stillwater and the folks from Jackís Bistro. If you find yourself in their neck of the woods, you can find out for yourself. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Drink4Satan (29) Washington, Washington DC | December 29, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
As a warning to frugal consumers, this is truly a no-expense-spared quality establishment, so if youíre concerned about money when you go out, go elsewhere. The decor is more akin to high end wine bars Iíve visited. Narrow, 2-floor space with minimalist, clean wood furnishings and exposed brick walls and overhead ductwork. Classic, painted ceiling tiles and overhead fans add an old-world Belgian bistro feel to the joint.
The tap list is about half Stillwater offerings and the guest taps are very selective, rare and tasty. The bottles are equally selective and rare. I hadnít tried anything that wasnít excellent! There are no cheap spirits either. At the upstairs bar, Fernet Branca, Chartreuse and Schlenkerla Helles Schnapps are on tap!!!
While we only ate off the late night menu, we looked at the other menu and I can say that the food we had was solid. Gastropub fare, mostly. Nothing that adventurous, but no typical pub grub either. Presentation was kind of boring and seeing a bottle of Frenchís Yellow Mustard and Heinze condiments kind of takes away fine dining cred.
Service was friendly and staff members were passionate and knowledgable. It seems they all are working to create a pub that has everything they want to eat and drink without compromise. Even the glassware is step above most nice beer bars, with delicate, elegant stemware as the standard go-to for everything they pour.
This might be my favorite new place to imbibe!
GT2 (536) Carlsbad, California | June 24, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Very cool place enjoyed in the company of biggirlpanties, EricE, BrainLair, MrChopin. Ambiance is excellent- smaller, not cramped, no gaudy decor. Very simple exposed brick, nice lighting, wide tables and bars. You sit and drink communally. Service was top notch, quick, attentive, friendly. Tap list is large, featuring a good mix of beers. About 1/3 house beers from Stillwater, and 2/3 Belgian and German beers. Also had Victory Braumeister Pils on tap- a world class, hard to find Czech style pils. Food was excellent, not too expensive, came out quickly. Burgers on the croissants were delicious and the sous vide steak frites were out of this world. Really loved this place. Bottle list was smaller but well thought out though pricey. BA Cellar Door and BA Folklore 750s were $35. Most taps were $7-8. Best deal was $18 32oz pitchers of Stillwater Premium. Unfortunately no pitchers were allowed of Table Beer, which seems like an oxymoron. Between Stillwater Premium and Table Beer on tap, this is already a top beer place for me. Both were outstanding.
hopscotch (209) Vero Beach , Florida | July 7, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 19/20
Located in an old part of town, just half a block away from National Brewing building. Not fancy, but artisinal and cozy. Nice, long (60í - 75í) bar made of a nice cut of wood, possibly oak. The staff is attentive, friendly and fast. Lots of ceiling fans. One television, but it is turned off... and there are lots of baseball and some basketball games on at the moment, so, no, itís not a sports bar in the least. Probably use the TV for special movies and stuff like that. The selection of beer is terrific... mostly Stillwater, but some other interesting stuff as well. The appetizers are great, but I didnít order a meal, so I canít comment on that. Highly recommended.
BOSSbrewer (50) Arkansas | November 21, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. This is a fantastic place. Had about 10 Stillwater beers. Absolutely fantastic. Wait staff was very knowledgeable. Didnít have any food, though heard it was good. Great place. A bit loud, though.
MrChopin (100) Baltimore, Maryland | June 16, 2012| Updated January 5, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Been here a couple times already within opening weeks. Highlights include: knowledgeable, connected staff led by Ryan; more Stillwater beers than your wallet can afford ticking; awesome, varied guest taps like Braumeister, Schlenkerla (quality lagers are appreciated here!); and a diverse, inexpensive bottle list including lambics to Stillwater rarities. Best burgers, fantastic apps. The real deal is the $18 36oz pitchers of select Stillwater beers. Location only mediocre, outskirts of town, but only a minute from I95. Bit cramped table-wise. Service is cheery but definitely on the slow side.
Baltimoreís #1 spot.. A fairer, less-hipster version of Phillyís Farmerís Cabinet with no gaudy make-up. Wonít compete with Maxís for crowds, taplist size, or events, the food is way better, the service far more knowledgeable, and itís within walking distance to Jackís. Plus, the taplist is all about quality: low abv, lagers adored, freshness ensured.. their 20 taps are better than Maxís 100. On average the best tap list Iíve ever seen on the east coast, the exact opposite of a place like Akkurat where all the wealth is in the bottles. If the second and third floor open up as planned, this will be the best US spot Iíve ever been to.
Unfortunately the food has changed here. Beer is still great, but previous chef has moved on.. no more duck fat, tartare, pigs ears, duck tongue.. Sad.
Thorpe429 (58) , Illinois | August 19, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited last night after a nice trip up to the Philly area. The atmosphere is nice. Itís a fairly-small place with a big community table behind the bar. Kind of an intimate atmosphere. Servers were all very friendly and quite enthusiastic about beer, which is a great thing. The selection was nice, including Stillwater beers on draft along with other guest drafts. Nice bottle selection, which included all of Stillwaterís barrel-aged offerings. Pricing was pretty good, especially on the bottles. The 36oz pitcher specials are pretty nice as well. A good visit, and Iíll certainly be returning.
SrSilligoose (250) pouring bus, New Brunswick | November 9, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
neat building. exposed brick, dark wood tables, stillwater posters, some other random garbage. about 11 stillwater beers on tap. food was pretty good. laid back atmosphere. some talking heads music playing. nice place. would return for sure.
sonnycheeba (129) Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland | November 24, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Sits on top of Brewerís Hill (just use the Natty Boh face as a lighthouse). Definitely like the interior styling with a lot of dark wood and industrial accents. Taplist is around 20, but all are solid. Most are Brianís own Stillwater offerings, which is never a bad thing. Guest beers are extremely well selected and are beers rarely found in the area. Bottle list offers up more rare offerings including hard to find Stillwater barrel-aged beers. The food when I visited was fantastic. Creative, artisanal selections with unique ingredients that are very delicious. From other recent reviews, it seems that the chef and menu have changed which is unfortunate. More expensive than other places, but worth the money.
FlacoAlto (17) Tucson, Arizona | January 24, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A really nicely warn place. Really like the upstairs space, though I only browsed the bottles to go. The food / menu was fairly eclectic, but matched the beer list quite well. The beer was quite food friendly, or at least potentially so if you know how to choose things. The brussel sprouts were the highlight of a really tasty sampling of what the menu had (all good: baked oysters, grilled cheese sandwich, fried catfish, deep fried chickpeas, charcuterie and cheese plate, and mussels in Saison). The service was more than solid; wasnít pushy, or insecure, able to recognize a knowledgeable beer person, and just talk shop / make small suggestions here and there seamlessly, I would love to come back to here quite a bit more often, and will given the opportunity.
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