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Beer Available At The Olympic Tavern (arranged by most recent)
Deschutes Chasin’ Freshies 2013 - Amarillo 95, Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin 88, Deschutes Hop Trip 97, Goose Island Matilda Lambicus 86, Bells Oberon Ale 90, Goose Island 25th Anniversary ESB 90, Firestone Walker Pale 31 92, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Pluot 49, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Paardebloem 84, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel 86, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Cascara Quad 71, New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA 92, Ballast Point Black Eye Blended Ale 95, Erdinger Festweiße 55, Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest 60, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Biere de Garde 88, Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA 98, Ballast Point Copper ESB 45, Tallgrass Pub Ale (coffee and cacao nibs) , Lagunitas Maximus 98
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jmagnus87 (84) Rockford, Illinois | August 28, 2012| Updated July 13, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Great bar. Probably one of the best craft selections in town. Good crafts come and go on tap but the website is usually pretty updated as to what is there currently and what is coming in the future. As of this review, Stone, Founders, Lost Coast and a New Belgium LOF beer are all on tap.
EDIT: They now offer to-go beer as well.
ck1 (34) Illinois | March 26, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Huge restaurant that keeps going and going. Nice big old bar area with TVs. Plenty of pretty good taps. Decent enough bottle selection. Food is excellent, if a bit pricey. Went there specifically for some Alesmith, and was not disappointed. With Oasis and others, the craft beer scene in Rockford is really looking nice.
cbfobes (26) Madison, Wisconsin | January 28, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited here this past weekend. Place was huge, a lot bigger than I was expecting. Easy to find for sure. The bar area was nice, 28 beers on tap, some cool stuff but nothing mind blowing. They did have a decent bottle selection including some Cantillon and some limited Firestone Walker stuff. We ordered a pizza which was very good, the other menu items seemed a little pricey. The beer is pricey as well and isn’t a place we would stay at for more than just a few. Overall pretty cool place and we’ll probably be back at some point again.
TheGuy (26) Illinois | January 5, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Went there on the day of Darkness the brews on tap.were 010 BCS,EXPY,Stones RIS,OLD Raspy nitrogen,Dragon’s Milk and fade to black, pretty impressive line up.The food is world class being that it is a Resturant Steaks,Seafood,chops, with some of the recipes using beer,Zac the beer buyer is a big as beer geek as any of us. It’s nice to see that Rockford is moving forward in the craft beer movement!!!
hoosier222002 (9) Illinois | February 6, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Friday evening for dinner. Decent tap selection and a menu of bottles. Food was pricey.
JJClark (9) Roscoe, Illinois | June 17, 2009
38 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 8/20
I agree with Substance T. Not a bad place but certainly nothing worthy of being called a place for a good beer selection. The food isn’t bad but it isnt anything special you ccouldn’t get at other places in town.
SubstanceT (114) Saint Louis, Missouri | February 11, 2007| Updated March 27, 2007
24 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 1/20
The Olympic Tavern is a waste and I truly wonder why this was added (new member, adds this place, gives it rave reviews and rarely returns). Their beer selection is marginal and cointains mostly macros. Occasionally they have seasonal Sam Adams or Bells when it was in Illinois. I have been to this place more than a couple times and each time the service was marginal. Food selection is your typical bar food but in the higher price range. The bar area is okay, pretty smoky. If you are looking for an overpirced meal Id suggest going to this place. If it is beer that you are into DEFINATELY go somewhere else. In Rockford go to the Carlyle for beer and Garrett’s for a meal like you would find here, just better.
Updated 3/25/07. It should be noted that ’screwcitybeer’ is the beverage director at this establishment and his initial rating was: The Olympic Tavern is a Rockford tradition! A welcome environment for dinner with friends and family or a night out sampling the finest American and European craft beers available. Many unique brews that you’re just not going to find outside of Chicago, Check their website for current beer lists/specials.
screwcitybeer (1) | January 17, 2007| Updated March 25, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Constantly changing craft beer selection, as much as will possibly fit in the cooler.
Victory, Dogfish Head, 3 Floyds, Rogue, Breckenridge, Ommegang, Chimay, New Holland, DuPont, Samuel Smith, Leinie’s, Sam Adams and the rest of the macros too.
Voted Rockford’s Best Outdoor Dining 2005.
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