It seemed like a typical cart brewery in appearance, rough warehouse space with taps,and tables. But then I was there in the daytime, when the intense music maybe didnít work so well. There was a huge manifesto on the wall, which I guess proclaimed their hipness. I would have like real bike parking and better signage from the W&OD trail - that is a missed opportunity.
There is a large selection - 20 beers on tap. None IPAís which has to earn points. Pricing seemed typical, service was fine, the beers I tried were good. Definitely a place to go if you are looking for some creative offerings.
I really enjoyed this place. Has a HUGE selection of beers, anywhere from 20-24 taps plus a variety of bottles. They certainly have a hard rock and punk theme going on. The selection of beers is incredible here. They certainly do some weird and crazy things here. No limit to their creativity which is really nice for a change. Lots of barrel aged stuff which is cool. Only one beer was below 5%, minimum is 7% with many hovering around 10%. No food but you can bring your own in. They have a large patio with seats and several huge canopies for shade. Dog friendly but they must stay outside.
Fun place. 25+ beers on tap and all of them are interesting, and high alcohol. Rather than just making another boring pale ale these guys do barrel this / spice that INTERESTING beers. Bar was a little crowded but the patio was nice.
The beer is really interesting. This place is throwing everything they can think of at every beer, which is fun to watch/drink -- if you donít mind the corresponding price points. (That said, Iím curious what they could do with some more conventional challenges, say a pils. Nothing fancy, just a good pils.) But: This should be a more delightful place to drink than it is. The parking lot is very dusty, and if you sit outside youíre going to get dusty too. The logo is the vibe: The heavy metal music is much, much louder than is necessary. But the bartenders are up on the beers (all 20ish) and are helpful. The tweaks they need to make are minor. I bet they figure it out....
Stop #3 on our W&OD bike and beer ride. Wow, if I lived close to this place, I would be in serious trouble. 23 beers on tap - all available in 3oz pours to boot. I asked for every single one and the bartender said, they are all over 8%! Came on a rainy Saturday - busy, but the bartender(s) gave us great service. The let us buy our bottles, and put them aside to the next day for someone to pick up for us (bonus points there!). A definite stop and I canít wait to get back here.
Authentic. Nano brewery that is all about the beer. Phenomenal beer served out of garage doors facing a gravel parking lot filled with construction equipment. The inside is actually nicely done with clean industrial looking decor, outdoor seating is limited but comfortable. It will take an hour each way but I will return.
Metallica meets brewery. Expect loud metal music with an interesting mix of people. 24 beers on tap, mostly high ABV experimentals. Found a few real gems in the flight of all 24 (minus the BLVCK Celebration, more on that below). Service was very good. Definitely a destination, bring friends or a DD. As for the BLVCK Celebration, I had a personal battle with a 1/2 keg at Spacebar, and eventually killed it, though I would be hesitant to call myself the victor after drinking so many pints of an expensive beer I grew to loathe. So I took the keg label back from whence it came, and the confused assistant manager heard my story of whoa and duly accepted the label without giving me any guff. Bonus points for that.
Ambiance: Industrial park, lots of parking. Inside is a biker wannabe death metal combo, but they seem to really go after the gonzo metal stuff wholeheartedly. They seem to take the whole aesthetic extremely seriously, and are true to their schtick. Service: Great. Came on a Saturday with snow threatening, so not too busy. Bartender was attentive and not pushy, but extremely knowledgeable. Gave a couple of free 3 oz pours, too! Selection: They had about seven taps, with a few others kicked. A handful of bottles for sale too. What they did have ran the gamut. This place only does one-offs, seemingly, with some of the individual beers barrel-aged for variety. That makes for a different experience every time you come. Had several beers that were very good, and bought a bottle to bring home that turned out to be one of the top 20 beers Iíve ever had. Food: N/A. Value: Reasonable, given the quality and complexity (clearly indicative of labor-intensive efforts) of the brews. They sell their glassware, and the small sampler glasses are a great purchase. Overall: Worth a visit for the experience.
We visited after sampling Old 690 Brewing in Hamilton, which is a family-friendly venue in a bucolic setting. By contrast, Adroit Theory is in a light industrial park with bikerr/heavy metal vibe. It definitely has a unique atmosphere, and the beers seemed much more inventive. I liked this place.