Wow. This place has gone downhill. We loved the original 20 years ago downtown, when a craft amber ale was cutting edge and hard to find. Well, they have the exact same 6 beers on tap they had 20 years ago, and compared to all the brewpubs out there now, this is just tired and boring. Food was very average. Skip this one.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Strange looking building right off I-43 and tucked behind a BP gas station. Big wooden interior with all the crappy Water street brews on tap and none of the one-offs on this visit. Places like this just make me lament the fact that I live in a city without a good brewpub and the mediocre chain type feel brewpubs we do have somehow seem to expand.
AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 7/20
Newest brewpub in the area. In the two times Iíve been here, sub-par food, service, and beer. Every seasonal/specialty brew on their beer menu I requested was "not available." Staff cannot distinguish between an ale and a lager or describe anything they serve.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 9/20
Located off I-43 at the grafton exchange. Another larger brewpub with a even larger corporate chain feel to it. This was a very well funded brewpub construction and the place is filled with expensive brewing equipment and breweriana(sp?). The tap line-up of ten beers was mostly lagers, but I had the pale ale which was decent. They offer food but not for me this trip. I prefer smaller brewpubs with character to this style.