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jsquire (125) St. Marys, Ohio | November 9, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is a neat little place. It is close to the lake, but not on it in any sense. They only had seven of their own beers on tap when I was there, and all were solid examples of the respective styles. Not much food, but I took JaBeir’s advice and had the spinach/sun dried tomatoe panini, which was very good even if the portions are modest. If you are east of Columbus on 70 this is a convenient place to stop for some nice micro brew. Very friendly staff and a steady stream of locals, which is a good sign for a place like this.
Dogbrick (567) Columbus, Ohio | September 1, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
(Visited 04/2012): Buckeye Lake Brewery is located on Walnut Rd just steps away from Buckeye Lake. They have a small private lot out front.
Past a small patio, the interior opens up to a small but not cramped space with some table seating on the left and right, and a short bar in the center. There is a TV and Buckeye Lake merch behind the bar, and a board to the right lists what beers are available.
Buckeye Lake has 6 taps with 4 of their own featured. The brewery started out with standard styles like Blonde, Irish Red, Oatmeal Stout and a Pale. All the beers are decent. They also carry a guest beer or two (Weasel Boy on my visit).
Service was good on my visit. The staff is very friendly and knows the beer.
I did not try any food.
Overall this is a low key quaint little brewpub in a scenic setting. Despite not having world class beers at the moment this place has potential and I would definitely visit again.
JaBier (69) Capital City, Ohio | July 30, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited here Saturday, 7/28/12 before a show at Papa Boo’s. Moderately sized building that looks like it used to be a pizzeria or ice cream shop. Small selection of only 6 brews, all theirs, but not gonna score selection too low because they’re just getting started (and besides, they cover a decent range of styles with only 6 beers on tap). Stout was very good, but the IPA stole the show. Lively crowd of locals at the bar and tables. The Italian panini was good, but I had panini envy with the one my girlfriend ordered (had spinach and sun-dried tomatoes and the like on it). Paninis were sorta small but priced appropriately. The best thing about this place was the service. Struck up a good conversation with Travis, a fellow Ratebeerian (Bogforce). He can tell you whatever you want to know about the beer. Even before we got to chatting about the wonderful world of RB, the attentive service from Travis and his counterpart was top notch. In the couple hours we were there, the crowd went from moderate to packed to nearly dead and we never noticed a difference in the attentiveness of the service. Definitely worth a stop if you’re in the area.
theisti (357) Leawood, Kansas | May 22, 2012| Updated June 28, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited early evening on a Tuesday. Very clean and new tasting room, located right on the main road of Buckeye Lake. There are several tables, 6-8 seats at the bar, and a handful of outdoor tables. When I visited, they had 5 beers on tap, and offerred each as pints ($4), half pints ($2) and growlers ($9 - $12 with jug). They also had a sampler of all beers, didn’t catch the price on that. Food is casual, paninis in house, or order pizza in from the local pizza shop. Service was friendly, had that "new brewery" excitement and vibe. The drive from central Columbus took about 45 minutes, so really not too far out.
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