United States > North Carolina > Durham
JCB (203) Durham, North Carolina | December 8, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
First time at the brewery was for a Black Friday cask fest, so this rating is not based on the tour and the visit. Not far from JCB manor, so it was easy to find and the neighborhood - while a bit run down - is a pleasant residential/industrial mix. Warehouse space and decks and food trucks made it an inviting place to hang for a few hours. Smooth operation, brewery staff was awesome, and the range of merch and TB offerings good and affordable too. Will make it a point to do the tour soon.
beernovice39 (248) Montana | October 1, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 13/20
The plus is free beer and tour of the brewery. Negative is people falling out in the 100+ degree heat of July.
durhamlou (1) , | August 26, 2012
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
don’t miss going here
beeroverthere (15) | January 26, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Durhams first craft brewery. Great enthusiasm and great beer.
nickd717 (80) San Francisco, California | April 29, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 14/20
A fun little warehouse brewery on the outskirts of Durham proper. VERY hard to find - look for the tiny sign near the fence opening. Once you get in, there’s lots of space, including an outdoor patio, and on the weekend you’re bound to see it full of people who don’t care as much about beer as you do, but hey, give ’em credit for trying at least. A great value, as they give beer away for free. Yes, I said FREE BEER. Now the quality of the beer ranges from "meh" to "possibly something to write home about, almost" so you’re not going to get the next Westy 12 or Pliny the Elder here, but you may get a decent brew or two. The guy giving the tour was one of the founders of the brewery. The tour was pretty standard at best, and he wasn’t really saying anything too interesting, so when it came time for questions, I asked the one that was no doubt on everyone there’s mind: "Do you do any barrel aging?" In essence, I was asking whether they planned on making a beer that anyone would care about. I was happy to hear that the answer was yes. Look for these guys to start cranking a few brews out of their -bals in the near future. These guys definitely have potential, but in my opinion at least, they haven’t quite realized it yet.
DukeBrewDevil (41) Chapel Hill, North Carolina | May 28, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve been to Triangle a few times when they’re open for beer-to-go sales for a few samples and to pick up a growler for the weekend. You need to have their phone number handy so you can call them to open the fence to the parking lot. This place is in a ROUGH part of Durham, so the heavy security is appreciated.
The brewery’s a huge, open warehouse with a small bar. Whenever I’ve been there, the owner’s pulling beers from the taps, all the samples you want. While you drink, you can hang out, listen to music, play ping pong, throw corn-hole bags. What more could you ask for out of a production brewery?? Great place.
rman18 (12) Caldwell, New Jersey | January 26, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This is how a brewer should be... The place is a little difficult to find but once you do you won’t be dissappointed. Unlimited beers and a short tour. They have games that you can play as you sample.
Drake (449) Free Union, Virginia | September 15, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Located in a mixed residential/industrial neighborhood in a beat up old warehouse building. Not much for ambience, but it gets the job done, even if they did find a dead guy in the basement. There is a small bar in a large open space. They’re not really set up for visitors but they are happy to accommodate visitors if they’re there and not stuck doing something they can’t be interrupted from. Call ahead to make sure its ok to visit and call again when you get there as you’ll need to be buzzed in. 7 taps, but there were a couple duplicates. Generous with samples with reasonably priced growlers. Beers are good. Looks like parking may be tricky, but you won’t run into any crowds. The guys there are very friendly. Definitely worth a stop.
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