United States > Illinois > Schaumburg
bpreo (50) Eugene, Oregon | June 26, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice atmosphere, good variety of beers. A big building too, with high ceilings. Very accepting. First visited in 2008. Some day I plan to return.
jmagnus87 (92) Rockford, Illinois | April 29, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Neat little place. Bartender was super cool and the prices were pretty reasonable for chicago. Beer was ok. Nothing super special but all pretty drinkable. Probably wont be making any special trips but i would stop there again.
StewardofGondor (122) Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin | September 19, 2005
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Nice looking place with a huge bar, hardwood floors and numerous seating options. The prices rocked - six beers in their sampler for $2.99 plus tax, and they gave me their two seasonals for free. Nice people, nice service. I didnít dig the Chicago Bears jerseys that the staff was wearing, but whatís a Packer fan to do on a football Sunday in enemy territory?
gws57 (92) Saint Charles, Illinois | July 6, 2007| Updated August 9, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited on a Thursday right around noon. Cavernous restaurant/bar, ambience of a pretentious sports bar. Place was not busy, but it wasnít quiet either. Lots of televisions, an impressive visual display of alcohol on huge racks, and a very nice bar. Food was really good, buffalo chicken sandwich and great fries. Beer was mostly very good, with one excellent and one so-so, not a ton of selection but I am not sure what one is to expect from a brewpub. The braumeister himself gave us a free one because we were sampling, which, by the way, samples are really cheap. All in all, I have no idea why this place is rated so poorly, the beer is good and the food is good. Service was just a bit inattentive but I had a great experience and Iíll be back, whenever I happen to make it up Schaumburg again.
DrnkMcDermott (90) Downers Grove, Illinois | June 7, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Canít say too much for the ambiance: another over size steel building with a sports bar in it, or a TGI Fridays, but with brewing equipment. They did have a nice burger menu, one of which went pretty well with the beers the served. Of note is the fact that a "Curl" (a sampler tray shaped like a ramís horn) cost $5 no matter how many beers they had on tap to sample. And I got 10 of íem. The brewer was a pretty friendly guy, and he did seem pretty happy with his setup. He did have the choice to make some big beers besides the mandated company recipes. They do schedule tapping events for their special beers, but their corporate webpage is very skimpy on details.
VatMasterson (1) Texas | August 22, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 13/20
Fantastic Large ceiling bar, medium dark lighting, not too loud, a few TVs, sweet wait staff, average food at best, fabulous brewery ambiance through the glass. Personal homeboy tours on request. Atmosphere the best draw for me. Really like only 4 of the 7 or 8 micros I tried. Will go back a third time when in town again.
JohnBruns (4) Cissna Park, Illinois | November 16, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Had a meal issue, manager fixed quickly, gave a free desert
Zeswaft (114) Charleston, South Carolina | May 28, 2005
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Pretty much like every other of these commercial brewpubs in the suburbs. Their microbrews are below average, but the food selection and taste is excellent. The beer sampler is actually a damn good deal, would be better if the beer is better. You get 6, 4 oz. beers and 2 half filled 4oz seasonals for $1.99! The best beer was the Porter. The weiss beer was interesting because it was very banana tasting. The banana bread pudding dessert is insane.
t0rin0 (1508) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 27, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Visited October 2010, the last stop of a long night.
Got in really late, as in after midnight, and it was still pretty full. Despite that the service was pretty good. Got a sampler and didnt eat anything. Beers at this location were a bit subpar after having been impressed by the Ram in Seattle a year earlier.
Seems like a fun place to hang out but I dont think Iíd make a trip out from Chicago for this place.
BeerandBlues2 (821) San Diego, California | June 19, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
A large brew pub with a chain feel to it. There were about 6 house beers on tap, with two being seasonal. The food was good, though nothing strayed too far from typical pub fare. Service was good.
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