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Beer Available At Willimantic Brewing Company and Main Street Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Smuttynose Short Batch #21 Straw-Barb Short Weisse 72, Willimantic 3/4 Nelson IPA , Southern Tier Warlock 98, Willimantic Riverfest Red Ale , Willimantic Hop Abyss , Willimantic Spam Mail Ale , Funk ní Cherry , Willimantic Junk Mail IPA 93, Willimantic Louís Legacy Ale , Founders Harvest Ale 99, Willimantic Edge Of Darkness , Willimantic Bluesman Brews Lucilleís IPA , Willimantic Dyvyl Hopyard IPA 75, Willimantic Bohemian HOPsidy , Willimantic Homage to Hops , Willimantic Certified Gold 46, Willimantic Overseas Mail Oktoberfest 49, Willimantic Hopsolutely EPA , Willimantic Late to the Party IPA , Willimantic Flying Cigar Ale
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auerbrau (297) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | November 22, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Having recently visited for my first time for dinner and a few pints, Iím reluctant to give a full review, because I donít feel like I have a grip for this place overall. The beers were good, reasonably priced, and well-poured. Our waitress was accomodaitng and friendly. The ambiance was unique and fun. We ate on the less formal bar side. Iíd like to go back and visit the fancier side - I donít know if it has a different menu. On the bar side, the food was hit or miss. A turkey reuben with steak fries came on toasted white bread and the fires were limp and soggy. A veggie burger was underwhelming, while veggie chili was solid. I look forward to returning for some more good brews and a second look at the food, but my first impression did not blow me away.
ChickBeer (2) | October 20, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
I absolutely love going here! They are always friendly and willing to give suggestions.
Sammy (497) Toronto, Ontario | August 20, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I travelled and stayed far from home to see this brewpub, and did come away disapointed. No heavy abvs here in the summer, I was pleased to find three saisons on tap. Near a Best Western, a half hour from Hartford. A very decent and very generous guest tap selection.Roomy inside, with a small but nice patio outside. Good mix of people, ages, decorum. A few rooms filled with tables in this historical building. Parking lot. Near an unusual bridge with big frogs. Bartenderess was a little annoyed at the end of what looked like a hot fussy day,but did not bother me.
chriso (313) London, England | July 15, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited in April 2010. Rather out of the way location - Willimantic isnít really a town you are likely to be just passing by and, for most people, it will take a special journey. But itís worth it. Too many US brewpubs donít quite hit the spot for me. Either the beers are sub-par. Or the building lacks character and distinction. Or itís in a crappy mall location. This place ticks all the boxes. The beers are rock solid and often adventurous, if not all world beaters. The location is right in the centre of town. The building used to be the post office and a pretty grand one at that. The monumental scale and soaring ceilings mean it isnít the most cosy or intimate place but thatís just a minor point. Quite opulent surroundings - put me in mind of one of those ornate Victorian gin palace pubs albeit the original use was very different. Food was pretty decent. Not only do they have their own beers but they also have quite a few guest taps, mainly supporting other local breweries. A nice touch, and rare for a brewpub to welcome the "opposition". Would have liked to stay longer here but, as there didnít seem to be any other compelling reason to visit the town or stay overnight (not sure there are any facilities) we had to hit the road.
Elwood (102) Leesburg, Virginia | June 26, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place certainly takes some driving to get to, but the stop is well worth it. Aside from the 5-10 in house beers on tap ranging from a non-descript lager to some really funky beers, they have about 30 guest beers on tap of all different styles. Their beers are good to excellent (I highly recommend the IPA and the IDA) and the food is pretty tasty too. The setting makes for a nice experience as it is inside an large, old post office. They have outdoor seating as well where you can sit next to the hop vines they have growing. The staff were very knowledgeable and more than happy to offer suggestions. Prices werenít out of line and they have several specials Monday through Thursday. Definitely a must visit if you happen to be in the area.
jkwood04 (43) Connecticut | June 24, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A really cool building. Great service, great food, and a pretty good value (Especially the beer sampler). However, the selection is lacking. They do have a lot of their beers, but not all of the ones listed on their menu. And there is a small selection of non-Willimantic beers too. Itís definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.
lalu (39) Laval, Quebec | January 18, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best brewpubs i have ever been to.All the beers we tried where excellent.This guy knows how to make IPA,trust me.Food was as good as it gets for pub fare.BE WARNED OF 2 THINGS!:
There are no cabs in this town,we had to walk 45 minutes from the Hop River Motel and back.They are very quick on cutting you off if you look even just a bit tipsy.
Next time i go i willhave a few tasters then get a couple growlers of the best and put them in the car in case they kick us out early.Other than that this place deserves its place in the top 50 and it is a must visit.
SanfordBrewer (37) Sanford, Florida | December 12, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
In the old post office, hence the beer names. nice dinning room, with separate bar (stays open later). great line-up of their own beers and guest taps. lots of stone and wood gives a nice character to the place, and thereís a definite sense of history in there. food and service are good and a bit upscale.
Lubiere (442) Ottawa, Ontario | March 5, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited during InbiŤrenationale IV, May 2007. Now that place rocked. This old post office building kept its charm, conserving the cachet of olden days. The Cafť is divided into 2 large dinning areas, and a little pub area. Food was quite good, typical pub fare. Beer selection is excellent, with around 10-12 WBC taps and 20 guest taps.
fishonmyplane (3) Newington, Connecticut | February 17, 2009| Updated March 25, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Damnit, I love this place. The food is pretty good, but letís be serious, the real reason to go there is for the beer. They always have a great selection of "guest brews", and usually about 10 house brews on tap at any given time. Plus they provide a schedule so you know when their new beers are coming out. The "certified gold" is supposedly their flagship beer, but what they really do well is big beers: IPAís, stouts, and barleywines (namely their signature "Whilly Whammer" barleywine). If you come here, be prepared for a long session of delicious, high-ABV beers.
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