South Street Brewery

Mayor: Drake (11) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 0
South Street was purchased by Blue Mountain brewery in 2014. Reviews prior to November 2014 are for the old place pre-renovation.
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Beers At South Street Brewery

South Street Barrel Aged Imperial Satanís Pony9.01%3/3/2016
South Street Anastasiaís Chocolate Fantasy (2014 -)10.5%2/23/2016
South Street Devil Fish7.61%2/23/2016
South Street Lemon Shandy5%2/23/2016
South Street Conspicuous Consumption5.2%2/23/2016
South Street Cenobite9.8%2/23/2016
South Street Bar Hopper IPA6.8%2/23/2016
South Street Acoustic Kitty7.7%2/23/2016
South Street Deep Friar6.1%2/23/2016
South Street Hop Grove8.55%2/12/2016
South Street Daveís Cubano Brown Ale5.2%2/7/2016
South Street Anastasiaís Chocolate Coffee Fantasy10.5%1/25/2016
South Street Soft-Serv8.9%1/10/2016
South Street Bumper Crop8.3%1/9/2016
South Street Roux6.9%1/9/2016
South Street JP Ale5%1/9/2016
South Street Twisted Gourd8.37%1/9/2016
South Street Absolution Ale6.9%1/9/2016
South Street Satans Pony Amber5.3%1/9/2016
South Street Virginia Lager5%1/9/2016
South Street My Personal Helles5.2%1/9/2016
South Street Sour Poss0%12/16/2015
South Street Hop Gothic8.52%10/30/2015
South Street Oompah Oktoberfest0%10/7/2015
South Street Spelter Skelter7.6%9/17/2015
South Street Procrastinator Junebock 6.8%9/7/2015
South Street Slippery When Wit4.8%9/7/2015
South Street Tongue Ninja8.4%9/7/2015
South Street El Jefe (2015-)4.5%9/2/2015
South Street May Day Mild4.5%7/18/2015
South Street Sanuk Saison 7.7%7/15/2015
South Street Fire in the Sky Lager5.5%7/15/2015
South Street Fruit Lups6.5%6/20/2015
South Street / Brothers Craft Land of Milk And Honey8.2%6/19/2015
South Street Back-to-Bavaria4.7%6/14/2015
South Street Banana Stand7.7%6/9/2015
South Street Aisling Stout (2015 -)5.2%6/9/2015
South Street Hogwaller Kolsch (2014-)4.8%6/9/2015

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Foxbush  (118) Richmond, Virginia | February 8, 2016
First time for lunch. Nice! Amanda greeted us and I had a beer waiting for me at the table. Great service. The fish taco was good. The purchase by Blue Mountain was an excellent decision. The South Street beers for distribution will be produced at the barrel house near Lovingston,. This should help keep brewery at capacity. Great layout with large bar and a large fireplace as you enter. The Virginia Lager is in the Richmond market and Barhopper (IPA) will be coming soon.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier  (304) Chagrin Falls, Ohio | December 26, 2015
South Street Brewery is a bit of an enigma. While none of the beers are extraordinary they also sell them during Happy Hours for prices that make even average beers a great option. Even the flights are worthwhile with the four ounce pours manageable as you work your way through the entire tap list.

When I visited the place was bustling because all taps under 7% ABV were $2.00. If Iíd had more time I may have tried the food. As it was the price for a six beer flight enabled me to try a number of their beers for about $1.50 each. Two will let you cover most of the available beers at any given time.

Donít expect anything too amazing. However as a local place to hangout I can imagine worse options. If this was my local I might swing by to get a few rates or just drink some fresh local beers every week or two. Make it a fourth or fifth option on a tour of the Charlottesville area.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
e2b  (1) , | July 25, 2015
Went to cíville to see Monticello and wanted to lunch before going up the hill.... Found South Street here on rate beer. Frankly I was a little worried after reading the reviews. Tried 4 beers and all were excellent. Iím a hop head and my wife loves saisons. the Fruit Lups hoppy saison rocked!!! They had a $10 lunch pick 2 deal. Also excellent.... Go there!
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto  (178) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | July 15, 2015
Combination warehouse and modern setting, with the building being an old brick factory, and the furnishings having an almost Art Deco look. They feature their own brews, available in flights. Drinkable, not memorable. Service is so attentive, it seems they may fear you wonít like the brews.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138  (329) Falls Church, Virginia | March 31, 2015
Okay brewpub, parking in the open lots across the street and a parking garage nearby. Pretty standard brewpub atmosphere. Friendly service, slowed a bit towards the end of our visit. 11 house beers on draft and one from Blue Mountain. They have a shandy available year-round, who knows why. Didnít try the food but it sounded like average pub fare. Okay beers, nothing really stood out to me. Okay stop if youíre place ticking nearby but I wouldnít go out of my way just for this.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
nate2g  (1071) Boomtown!, Australia | March 30, 2015
This is a modernly renovated restaurant/bar/brewery pouring twelve of the South Street brews on tap. The beers are not the most exciting by any means but brewed OK. Stock standard brewpub fare like burgers, sandwiches and salads etc. Staff were fine.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
jackl  (654) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 16, 2014
UPDATE: 12/16/14. South Street was recently purchased by Blue Mountain and completely refurbished. Ratings entered before the fall of 2014 arenít really relevant anymore. Anyway, this place has received a facelift. The place is still cavernous and feels more like a restaurant than a bar. The food menu looks tasty if pricy. Swag and merchandise is tackily available at a booth right when you enter the brewpub.The beer recipes have also been tweaked. Unfortunately, I canít say that the beerís really improved. On my most recent visit I tried a flight of all 12 house beers. About half were obviously flawed. The lager styles all had problems with DMS. Other beers were strangely astringent. Only one beer was better than mediocre (JP Pale). Overall, come to check out the refurb, but donít hang around for drinks. Honestly, Iím surprised that a solid brewery like Blue Mountain havenít sorted out the house beers. Shame.

09/05/13 Bizarrely empty during my 11pm visit on a Friday night. Maybe the townies went into hiding? Anyway, the layoutís pretty cavernous. Plenty of places to sit and relax. The barís probably 50 feet long. On the plus side, South Street offered plenty of their house beers. Unfortunately, none of them were particularly impressive. Prices were acceptable, though certainly not cheap. The service was friendly, kind. This is the kind of place to accumulate ticks at then visit sporadically.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Drake  (669) Free Union, Virginia | November 5, 2014
New review after the renovation. Old review follows below. Just purchased by Blue Mountain, this place was closed for a few months and re-opened with a new line of beers and a new atmosphere. I visited opening night and it was crowded, despite that I got good service. The layout is the same, and some major features were preserved including the large central fire-place and the bar back. New long bar identical to the old one in shape, atmosphere widened and booths have all been converted to tables. All in all, the combination of old and new feels comfortable. Parking is obviously the same. The lot across the street is free after 6 or so, but it can get tricky as it serves for parking for all of downtown. I usually have no problem. 12 taps now, serving new recipes as well as old. Old recipes might be tweaked or changed significantly. Beers were old solid and the two old recipes I tried were improvements over the old recipes. Full pours are 4.50 to 5 and six beer flights are 5. The flights are set but I was able to substitute two beers with no problem. The hours are much better than the old place, 11AM-1AM. Good, cheap beer in a good atmosphere, I will be here a lot.

Nice atmosphere though it can get really crowded at times. It doesnít open until 4 or 5, which sucks when a bunch of us get off of work at 3:30 and want a pint or two. On site brews range from bland and boring to excellent. Iíve only had the tostada, but it was excellent. Sampler for $6. Parking gets crowded, but there is a pay lot directly across the street that is 50 cents an hour or free after 6PM. 4/7/12/7/7/14/74
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
Emeister84  (95) Charlottesville, Virginia | June 7, 2014
A mediocre neighborhood brewpub. A selection of several taps, all of which are drinkable, some are better. The bar service is always pretty good, sometimes faster. The food is good. They also have live music sometimes. If youíre going to go here, do it on Tuesdays.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier  (129) Belchium im Biersgau, Germany | April 18, 2014
(Midwest í12 backlog) Visited 14/09/2012. Pretty big place, slowly half-filled for happy hour. Located downtown, an easy stroll from the UVA campus. Nice, slightly clinical big bar area, with glass wall opening up onto fermentors. About 10 own offerings on tap, 1.25/4oz samples and good happz hour pint prices. Beers are in the upper mid range of brewpub bland, clean with potential. Tasty snacks, e.g. well done nachos. Friendly down-to-earth barmaid.

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