United States > North Carolina > Asheville
jbruner (125) Athens, Georgia | January 30, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Very art hipster vibe to this establishment; on the ground floor of an art collective. One small bar for seating inside, plenty of tables and chairs outside. Service was fair, nice and knowledgeable; I think they were training someone new the day I showed up. Selection is just their beer, but all that I tried were superb. No food there, but food trucks show up in mass on multiple occasions. Very reasonable pricing considering the the quality of beer you are drinking. The best micro brewery in town in my opinion. Beers are top notch, just wish I could take home more than just the IPA.
tronraner (109) Walland, Tennessee | March 17, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Interesting place. It’s right on the railroad tracks, which I enjoy. But it’s sort of hidden in a warehouse district that some of the creative crowd are trying to turn into an "arts district." So the tasting room is in an ex-art gallery, ex-industrial space. Kind of odd, and pretty small. But the patio is nice. They have some good beers available, too. Very friendly and generous service. I’ll be back.
Elwood (108) Leesburg, Virginia | July 18, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
The highlight here is clearly the beer and not the ambiance. The outdoor seating at plastic picnic tables in gravel lot doesn’t do much for me, but the beer was good. Free peanuts help. The guy with the cart selling tamales in the lot provided a little sustenance. Worth a stop for the beer, but a few pints and I was ready to move on.
tia (86) Sandston, Virginia | September 1, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very relaxed with a walk up ordering counter and then a bunch of outdoor options for seating, corn hole, food truck. It was busy but they were very speedy and even let me order the IPA inside instead of walking around to the outside like the signs said. Small but varied selection of their own brews. No food- just peanuts or the food truck. Prices seemed average for Asheville.
brentfeesh (80) Mansfield, Ohio | September 12, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I like this place. Neat old school industrial warehouse environment right next to active rail lines. Have a beer while you watch trains roll by. Tons of hippies running around with their dogs and frisbies. Plenty of room to wonder around with your beer and they frequently have food carts on site. Fish Taco’s last time...Yum. Inside is nothing special but you can get many of their tasty brews. Relatively nice and knowledgeable people working there. I like stopping by every time I’m in Asheville.
maltdog (77) Colorado | March 30, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
You have to go halfway down the gravel rear parking area from Lyman St, the pub is not accessible from the street address. Narrow patio outside, and an awkward (but neat and clean) indoor area lined with homebuilt bartop. Amusing mix of customers… a few college jocks; lots of granola girls; some guys we passed on the street that we thought were homeless, but who came in later for pints; forty-something slumming hipsters. Everyone was super friendly. Eight draught beers (fermenters visible behind the bar) ranging from 4.8% to 9%abv, and bartenders are happy to pour free samples. We tried half of them, all solid if unspectacular… malt-driven and cloudy, reminding me of the extract brews I was making in my second year of homebrewing. Food is available via a symbiotic concession stand in the parking lot, and I saw someone eating takeout pizza. If you’re already nearby, I’d recommend it just to rub shoulders in the ridiculous bar area, otherwise…
tmongoose (76) Louisville, Kentucky | September 7, 2010| Updated September 6, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
hard to give a true score when you have to add for food. but free peanuts are a great touch because its all they have. this is a funky little brewery with irons works as your decor. plain and simple you get a beer and you hang out. no frills and nothing fancy. had their belgium wit and it was very good. i can see when its hot outside a hard place to hang out because you dont have much cover. the inside is very small maybe 6 bar stools. but lots of outdoor space. took us awhile to find this gem but once we did it was great. the view from the patio is a train...and then a train...did i mention the free peanuts. very reasonable on prices as well..only place to get their beer no distribution.
made 2nd visit on 9/4/11. same place same great beers just a couple updates additional bar stools inside good thing. make shift outdoor movie theater on the side of a truck and a burrito wagon serving food. but you gotta have the peanuts.
aracauna (75) Georgia | July 9, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This bar is fairly popular, but all they have is beer and peanuts. Luckily, the beer is good enough to justify the visit and they’re in the art gallery district along the French Broad River so there’s more reason to go visit than just the beer. Also, if you’re lucky, the food truck with the crepes, tamales, and empanadas will show up.
italarican (74) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | February 15, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited with much of the clan during RBWG. Small but cool little space with bonus points for plenty of space for cornholin’. The manager/head bartender was definitely off putting, definitely overwhelmed by the sheer number of people in at once. I’m betting that was an aberration based on the unique circumstances of our visit, and I’ve heard things went more smoothly with the second group. Good beers, so I’d visit again.
Cliff (71) The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio | November 28, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Small place located in the lower level of an art studio. Can be a bit difficult to find and I wandered around a little bit before I found it. Very small interior but a large exterior that would be awesome in the warmer months. Selection or 6 or 7 beers on tap. Prices were good, ~$4 a pint. I had 2 beers and both were very good. No food available from what I saw but I did see a list of food trucks that regularly stop by. Staff was friendly and I hope to be back soon.
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