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Beer Available At Willimantic Brewing Company and Main Street Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Willimantic Hope and Hops , Willimantic Meisterbrau Ale , Willimantic Festive Ale 87, Willimantic Winterfest , Willimantic Rail Mail Rye 91, Willimantic IPA 2012 , Willimantic IP DíAley , Willimantic Warrior IPA , Willimantic Mayan Mayhem , Back East Porter , Redhook Ben Harris Beer 48, Willimantic Sandyís Surprise , Willimantic Derailed Mail IPA , Willimantic Red Tide Rye Ale , Willimantic Overseas Mail Oktoberfest , Willimantic Small World Session Ale , Willimantic Dopple Alt , Willimantic YNaught Wheat , Willimantic Ce Qui Est Hoppening? , New England Scrumtrulescent Saison 88
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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 (412) 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.
RomanW70 (12) Providence, Rhode Island | February 15, 2009| Updated March 25, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Although I love only an hour away, this was my first isit to Willamantic Brewing Company. Great experience. The place was packed, although had a laid back atmosphere. I was impressed by the huge number of guest taps, in addition to the absued number of beers they brew themselves. The menu also lists upcoming house drafts. I had a sampler, and was impressed by all their beers, especially the Rail Mail Rye, which is as tasty a 5% beer Iíve ever had. I met the head brewer Dave, who came by to chat beer for 5 minutes even though the restaurant was absurdly busy, and gave a preview of Night of the Barrels. The burger was tasty, if a tiny bit overcooked. I walked out with a growler of the Rail Mail Rye. Great experience.
JoeMcPhee (465) Toronto, ON, Ontario | January 21, 2009| Updated March 25, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
My second time visiting here, but I donít know why I hadnít rated it before. Beautiful space in an old post office, a theme that makes itself known in many of the beers postal-inspired names. Food is okay, a fairly large menu with a lot of the typical brewpub standards. There is also a largish selection of sandwiches and wraps if youíre trying to avoid the fried stuff.
Beers were uniformly good with a broad selection of styles represented but none were really standouts on this occasion. Itís a bit annoying that they only serve full pours though, as I would have liked to try a few more, but couldnít since I was driving. Also annoying that they charge through the nose for their growlers. 6.50 for the glass and another 12-14 for the beer itself makes every growler come close to 20 bucks for the ones I asked about.
This is a very good place and one Iíd love to visit again with a designated driver so that I could more fully enjoy the beers without spending a fortune on growler fills.
hophead75 (83) Largo, Florida | January 19, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Great brewpub located in an old post office, the ambiance has been well documented so I wonít talk too much about that. There were at least 10 of their own beers on when I was there (07 Willi was on) the day after thanksgiving, as well as some great guest taps including Ommegang Rouge! Food was very solid for a brewpub, although it was pretty much typical pub fare. A couple of slight cons: growlers were very expensive- fall festivale ale and spuyten IPA were being sold for $30, probably 25 without glass. Also- although they do samplers, they wonít include any of their big beers. Full pours only, which was a drawback to me as I was driving. Be warned that they will not sell growlers of Willi Whammer. Since they always seem to put on vintages of that beer in half barrel kegs, I donít blame them for that, but I was unaware until I was at the brewpub.
DirtLarabee1 (1) Muskegon, Michigan | July 8, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I go there all the time, my favorite is the Kentucky Burban Barrel Stout. Be careful itís not a light beer!
elihapa (65) Honolulu, Hawaii | June 12, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Located in an old Post Office, this wonderful brewpub features great food and a solid selection of homebrewed beers. Heavy on the IPAs, Willimantic also features some nice brown ales and stouts (Postal Patron!). If you are within an hours drive, definitely worth checking out. Also, Willimantic has a fine menu, with some awesome burgers and generous appetizers. Plan to eat dinner there as well.
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