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Beer Available At Pioneer Beer Company (arranged by most recent)
bellco33 (22) Willington, Connecticut | October 16, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
The ambiance is great. Itís a rustic seating area / tap room set in the middle of a small farm or petting zoo, depending on your point of view. The employees are friendly. No food hurts this as it would be a cool place to hang out for a while. Beer is OK but nothing to write home about. Not a bad stop.
berniecarbo (22) Holliston, Massachusetts | June 19, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Went there on a Saturday afternoon, good choice of beers, not much seating but good size area to stand and talk with the locals. In the middle on nowhere but worth checking out. Agree with the last reviewer, whats up with not selling a glass?
kassner (86) Wexford, Pennsylvania | May 22, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Well I found this by shear luck. Although only their beers free tastes and three big beers on tap, plus the rustic environs. all about the beer ambiance down a back country road. friendly group of locals. service would have been even higher if they would have sold me a glass.
chriso (507) London, England | February 10, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
We had a whale of a time here. Fairly basic bar/tasting room. Not much seating. All the action was at the bar. Quite busy with local regulars on a Saturday afternoon. We were immediately made very welcome and by the time we left things were getting a little raucous (in a good way). Probably would have stayed longer had the designated driver not been getting a little restless. Six beers on tap but they managed to rustle up another for me that was not officially available yet. Beer quality was solid, if unspectacular. Iíd go back, although we may have just hit it at a great time.
patsfan13 (10) Merritt Island, Florida | August 26, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A great place to go and have great beer. Close to my family, so when Iím home I try to visit as much as possible.
Cletus (233) Connecticut | July 20, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Went to the brewery today and into their showroom. Sampled a couple of their offerings and picked up a growler of the double bock to go. The interior is a big room with a few tables and lots of numbered mugs behind the bar. I assume they have a mug club here. The beers were nice enough, but the place itself wasnít what I was expecting. There is a small petting zoo and orchard there as well. Around the corner from Odl Sturbridge Village.
OldGrowth (190) the Containment Area, North Carolina | July 19, 2006| Updated November 2, 2015
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
this rating is for the old location
Swung by after shopping for a birthday gift for my wife at Sturbridge pottery. Looks like a farmhouse/barn from the outside. One big room with a couple of tables. Brewery is visible from the room. I was lucky to have one of the owners, Todd Sullivan, behind the bar this day. Gave me the history of the place and told me of his brewing experience. Sampled everthing that was on, had a couple pints of the organic IPA. All told they had available Pioneer IPA, Bavarian wheat, Doublebock and Hyland Stout, Amber, Pale & Farmhand. Also got a taste of the cider made there. I ended up watching the Red Sox with the owners and a couple regulars while Tim Daley, the other owner, was brewing. Made it alot of fun. Not that far from the 84 & 90 intersection, maybe 10 minutes. Would make a nice combo visit if you were going to Old Sturbridge village. 22 oz bottles of the Hyland and growlers of the Pioneer are available for purchase.
DYCSoccer17 (326) Woodland, California | July 21, 2005
50 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Located slightly off the beaten path. The room is large with picnic tables and some culinary gifts made by Baker Bill. In the back left hand corner there is a nice wooden bar with many ceramic "mug club" steins on the wall. There are 4 beers on tap, and only 2 of those 4 were in bottles at the time. (The rest were found at Yankee Spirits). The beers there were decent and pints cost $3. They also served samples of their bottled cider and had that for sale in 1L swing top clear glass bottles. The service was nice and quaint. Definitely worth going the extra mile if youíre at the 84/Mass Tpke intersection.
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