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Beer Available At Starr Hill Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Starr Hill Debut #1: Tripel , Starr Hill Reviver Red IPA 83, Starr Hill All Access Cryptical Imperial Stout 91, Starr Hill Live Sessions Bourbon Barrel Coffee Cryptical , Starr Hill Shakedown Imperial Chocolate Cherry Stout 78, Starr Hill Little Red RooStarr 90, Starr Hill King of Hop 81, Starr Hill Double Platinum 93, Starr Hill Dark Starr Stout 56, Starr Hill Sabbath 85, Starr Hill Festie 24, Starr Hill Monticello Reserve Ale 36, Starr Hill Whiter Shade of Pale Ale 84, Starr Hill Northern Lights 79, Starr Hill / Terrapin GAVA Joe 93
jackl (489) Charlottesville, Virginia | September 7, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
I had a somewhat mixed experience here. On the plus side, the tap roomís very well appointed. Clearly Starr Hill put some money into it. Thereís great central air conditioning (pretty necessary in VA for 5 months a year), plenty of TVs and projector screens showing the NFL games. The back wall has a glass window that allows you to observe the canning operation. The staff were all very friendly. Prices were decent for the 12 beers on tap. I had a set flight of 5 for $5. Unfortunately Starr Hill comes up short in the most important area. Their beerís just not very good. Thereís so many other superior alternatives in the region that I simply canít recommend a visit unless youíre just interested in ticks. Overall, itís taken me over a year to visit this place despite the fact that I live within 10 miles. I donít see myself returning any time soon unless the beer improves.
Emeister84 (73) Charlottesville, Virginia | June 9, 2014
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
Went in to see the newly revamped tasting room. Itís actually very nice looking, with central air conditioning to boot. A large bar with many stools. There are several tables surrounding the bar, and thereís a smaller outside seating area as well. We were served right away by the kinder bartender. The other guy seemed like he had seen less pissed off days. I had a bourbon barrel aged barleywine which was very impressive.
Drake (552) Free Union, Virginia | June 4, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Lots of visits and re-rates of this place.
The score history is 42... 52... 24... 50, and now currently 66.
I have had a long tumultuous history with this brewery. Bad beer, horrible customer service and even a boycott over the way they treated a friend of mine who worked for them. I visited today to see the new tap room, and as Iím updating my notes, I figure I will start new and delete all my previous notes.
Over the past year or so, the beer quality has improved, though they do still have a couple of abominations they canít seem to get away from, most notably the Monticello Reserve. But, the last few released have been solid. Still in the same building, so plenty of parking. Employees Iíve dealt with have been friendly, with the exception of that asshole Velkyal (hehe, just kidding). The new tasting room is attached to the brewery, with a good view of the brewing and packaging operations in the brewery itself. Several tables and a long two sided bar. Large patio outside. There is a small stage and they anticipate live music soon. 12 or so taps, with some packaged items to go, and lots of swag, just like the old place. They are just getting going, and the tap room still has that "new" smell, but it seems like it will be a much more inviting space in the future, and actually being able to drink out of real glass is nice.
devman171 (145) Annapolis , Maryland | March 1, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This brewery is in an old food processing plant, simple tour and tasting. good variety of merch.
BeerandBlues2 (759) Hanover, Maryland | March 21, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
An old warehouse that looks like it has been very well used, and is currently being used for beer production, complete with a new canning line. The beer samples are free, and there are growlers, bottles, cans, and kegs to go. A small chili pepper garden, indoors, near the taps, will soon go into a porter. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable.
phukktifano (12) Baltimore, Maryland | May 27, 2009
42 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 10/20
The bar is in a surprisingly pleasant large open room edged with something of a giftshop. The beer was free samples in little plastic cups. The hours are odd but a nice way to try a range of Starr Hill products.
Braudog (778) Phoenix, Arizona | January 11, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Visited the Starr Hill Brewery on Veteranís Day 2008, an otherwise random Tuesday afternoon outside their normal tour hours, on a whim, to see if maybe we could take a peek. I was pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome my wife and I got from one of the Starr Hill folks who let us not only take a peek at the brewery, but kindly opened the tasting taps for us as well. Iíve always been a fan of Starr Hillís brews when I can find them in southern Virginia. The visit introduced me to some of their less available, delicious brews, and Iíll certainly continue drinking the fine beers made here in central Virginia. Recommended visit (during tour hours!) if youíre in the Charlottesville area! Brewery #467, 11/11/2008.
HoppityHop (58) New Jersey | October 24, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 13/20
For some reason, some of these reviews seem to be for the (now defunct) brewpub in nearby Charlottesville..........in any case, this review is for the new brewing facility outside of town, in Crozet. A former Swanson (or was it Banquet?) frozen pot pie factory, itís a cool place to stop by on your way to or from the Blue Mountain Brewery and Hop Farm in nearby Afton. The beers are all above average to excellent, and the tour is informative without being overly indepth or long. You can also buy beer and lots of Starr Hill merch. Stop by on a Saturday and spend an hour or so.
maniac (98) Baltimore, Maryland | June 28, 2008
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
This is the new factory for Starr Hill. This place is huge, previously being a frozen foods packaging plant. Many refrigerators to store their beer, and no where near capacity yet. Small sampling bar, serving samples in little 3oz plastic cups, but they have some of their newer stuff on tap.
Butters (184) Richmond, Virginia | March 2, 2008| Updated March 3, 2008
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
This was the second brewery stop on the www.JRHB.org 2008 Brews Cruise. BrewMaster Mark Thompson gave us a very informative tour about the factory as well as some insights into his personal í3-2-1í brewing philosophy. The building used to be a Con-Agra Food Factory. Lots of room for expansion. Impressive bottling line runs 100 bottles/min. All the free samples you want plus you can get a growler fill for about $7. They also sell six-packs of their 4 flagship beers and some merchandise on site. This is NOT a facsimile of the brewpub that they had in Charlottesville. This is a brewery only and all of the previous ratings have been about their old brewpub location, which, admittedly was a great place to see a concert. Itís a shame that itís closed now...
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