Swamp Head Brewery

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
markwise  (192) North of Tampa, Florida | January 26, 2012| Updated September 9, 2012
I donít know Gainesville, so God bless the GPS for helping me find this one. Nice tasting room facility adjacent to the brewery. They have the complete portfolio of Swamp Head beers, and the occasional limited release. They had bottles of Saison du Swamp when I was there. They offer growlers, as allowed by Florida law. Nice beers, small room, but it was also a Friday. They have some awesome events and some great beer. I look forward to coming back periodically to watch them grow.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer  (61) Florida | February 3, 2016
Set in a weird location in the back of an industrial area, which also allows for spacious parking and plenty of outdoor space. The setting and building itself is pretty cool as there is a little pond with a big grassy area. Inside there is a lot of wood (I am guessing cypress?). Nice mix of modern and rustic. Their beers offered on tap provided for a satisfactory range of styles. Average prices, if not just a tad bit high. Most of the beers were pretty pedestrian but the Pumpkin Spice Latte was awesome. Certainly an enjoyable experience that I would recommend if in the Gainesville area.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
brokensail  (1265) San Leandro, California | December 31, 2015
This is actually a pretty cool brewery and tasting room. Set waaay back in a business park area, but itís a nice, large, modern looking building. They actually do have a bit of a swamp outside with a little pond and stuff you can see from the tasting room. Maybe they get some gators out thereÖ

Pretty clean and modern feel to the inside as well. They do a flight of their normal, year round offerings and itís pretty cheap. Seasonals and special beers are available by full pour only, which is a little annoying. Beers were okay for the most part. I preferred their hoppy offerings.

They also have some games in the brewhouse (like corn hole), but itís a little unpleasant in there since itís not air conditioned. I understand why, but itís already hot and humid since itís a breweryÖbut then itís even worse because itís a brewery in Florida.

A positive experience all around and worth a visit if youíre in Gainesville. Just note that they donít have TVs here, so if you wanted to drink some beers and watch a game or something, you canít do it here. I noticed this when the entire place emptied about 30 minutes before a UF football game.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
COMRADEJOSH  (4) Ft Hood, Texas | August 14, 2015
The Tap Room is definetly awesome and worth stopping by. A tasting room that opens out onto a patio facing a pond and the woods that gives a serene backdrop to enjoying your beer and the scenery. Can be very loud inside on a busy night but quite if you step outside to enjoy. The selection is on the small side featuring their beer and some other locals but worth going because a lot of what they have is not available in stores like maple bacon ipa. They also offer growlers in quart and half gallon size of your can bring in your own. Actually very reasonable prices on everything 4 dollars for most pints or fill a quart growler for 6 or half gallon for 11. There is no food but several nights a week they have a food truck outside so you can get something there. Awesome local gainesville brewery and worth supporting so they can keep growing.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
drowland  (242) Georgia | May 27, 2015
Updating my review as I stopped into the new Swamp Head location. Very nice place, cool ambiance, great service, and awesome beer. This is DEFINITELY your best brewery stop if youíre in Gainesville and itís away from downtown, which I thought was kind of dumpy. Stop in for sure!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jackl  (651) Minneapolis, Minnesota | March 20, 2015
Visited 03/11/15. Massive industrial space with a fairly large tap room located on the outskirts of Gainesville. Very easy access from I-75. Bright, airy space with a prominent long bar and an area for merchandise. I counted 12 house beers on tap in addition to one or two guests. Flights were available, but only for the year round stuff, which was sort of annoying. However, staff didnít seem too bothered to give small tastes on request. I came with a less than positive impression of the brewery and left with some respect for the things theyíre doing. The year round stuff was unexciting but well executed. The more experimental stuff was decent, too. Overall, worth checking out.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto  (169) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | February 17, 2015
In a warehouse district behind an older neighborhood. Concrete floors, heavily constructed tables, lots of bar space. The selection is a good combination of Swamp Head brews and other brewers in Florida. Some flights are available. The bartenders were attentive and helpful. Overall, a good place to get local brews.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger  (72) Dallas, Texas | December 21, 2014
Itís located in a smaller industrial yard, right off of 75 in Gainesville. Smaller tasting room, but plenty of selection and bar wares for sale. Got myself a Swamp Head growler and a couple of mini-snifters. Neat space, and it looks like they are doing things right. Had a very pleasant visit. Good service, nice bartenders.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
fluffy  (113) St Petersburg, Florida | May 31, 2014
i had high hopes for this place, but was pretty nonplussed. another warehouse retrofitted for brewing. ho hum. smallish taproom with a few of their bbers on tap, plus 3 or 4 guest taps. nothing too exciting. honestly if i want anything from them again, ill just get it at the store.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Ferris  (990) Burnaby, British Columbia | May 17, 2014
Although in an industrial park, they have setup the tasting room nicely. Service was by the brewers and to be honest, they shouldnít be allowed up front. Not bad but always distracted. Selection was their own stuff of which you could get some in a sampler. Unfortunately you canít get the other stuff in samples or .5 pours.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
marshal_zhukov  (11) Tallahassee, | September 22, 2013
The tap room is a little stuffy, but at least its air conditioned. The outside was hot and muggy, but thatís Florida in the summer. Service was the best part, very nice and attentive. Selection was sub par, not very much on tap, and Iím not a huge fan of their beers. I would come back again if they had an event, otherwise probably waiting until they move to the new space.

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