I had been here before, but this experience was one of the worst I have had. Six beers on tap were all average at best with some being not very good. The food that out group received was decent enough, but each check in the group had at least one item that never came out even though we were the only group on the outside patio for 30 minutes when we came in and we were there for over 2 hours, and the inside was not close to being full. Our waiter was clueless to the problems going on and management wasn’t much better. The original bill I received had one of the items we didn’t get still on the bill with no additional refunds for the problems. The second bill had the item removed but no additional refunds. If I would ever be ready to walk on the entire bill this wold have been it, but some members of our group had already given their cards. I always pay for things like this in cash just in case this happens. This was the first time I have even considered it. In the end, most of the bills were reduced by about 40% which I thought was strange but they were probably keeping 10% holdback for the waiter because they were not expecting a tip. I would encourage people to go anywhere else if they want food and only a quick stop if you want to tick beers. This complex has much better food (One Hot Mama’s) and much better beer (The Lodge).
Visited a bit before noon on a Thursday for the sampler and an appetizer. The interior is wood paneling, and a bit worn. Large bar, with tables spread throughout. Also a nice large patio. Game room had foosball and pool. Out front, there was a board listing the beer and freshness details of all the beers, which was a nice touch. All 5 beers I sampled were clean, though somewhat restrained in their flavors. The appetizer (spinach and artichoke dip) may possibly be the worst version of the app that I have ever had. The service was attentive, though didn’t go out of their way to talk about the beers. Certainly a tourist spot.
64 = ★★ (Just ok)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
As for the selection, I gave it a 3 - one for each beer available. It’s a neat bar, but that was about it. My wife of 3 days had a summer ale. It was kind of odd. Almost a hefeweizen banana note at the start with a small malt back end. I had an IPA which was unbalanced. I’m glad I went, but I wouldn’t return.
They really should not call themselves a brewery only having 3 beers on tap... i had a porter, amber ale and a raspberry wheat... the porter was decent but that was it... did not stay after trying their 3 beers... would rather spend my time at the mellow mushroom
The worst thing about this place is the difficulty in finding it. I don’t know if this is a universal problem, but we sure as hell had an awful time finding it. I was so happy to be out of the damned car when we arrived that I may have been overly happy with the joint, which is a good thing because there isn’t a single remarkable thing about the joint. They had 4 brews on tap during my visit, 3 of which were par at best. The bartender was a distincly ditzy, but friendly valley girl. Ambiance = sports bar. They don’t have much pride in the fact that they offer unique beers, but basically operate on the premise that the game is on and people will hang out and drink beer. Anyway, it wasn’t bad in any way, but it didn’t excede expectations either.
Place Rating #103. Nice place that is not very easy to find. Large bar with smaller area dedicated to not bar atmosphere. Brewing tanks right in the middle of the place, almost like they are just plopped down some place (kind of cool actually). The waitress mentioned in casual conversation that new management just started around Feb 2007 and that they are ust now getting started with making some major changes. She sounded very excited about it. Food was average and the beer ranged from bad to quite good. Definately worth a stop by if in the area. Also, beer is DIRT CHEAP HERE. $2 pints and $2 for the sampler platter that included 5 2-3 oz samples. NICE.