Funky little place in the heart of Saint John. Good food. Nice ambiance. Selection featured about 5 or 6 choices. We had the "wood", a selection of four brews. Included the bitter, IPa, hefe and ESB. I ended up with a 20 oz glass of the double IPA. Very good. Not sure how value compares to other places. Very good and decent overall.
I like the place and vibe. Old school with mix of locals and tourists. No samplers, had few beers there were not bad. Service was not very attentive, had to go my self to get some water for us....Food was not bad, had better during trip.
Unassuming small brewpub, inviting atmosphere, casual, clean, and friendly. Experienced this on a Friday afternoon, not busy but steady.Three beers on tap due to recent city events and tourism consuming inventory.
Anniversary Amber Ale was outstanding. Nice malt balance, not hoppy, caramel and slight pine. Tempered with a strong ABV that really gave it a nice rounded flavor.
Chatted with regulars coming in for growler fills and all praised ongoing quality.
Brought back a growler of Amber and enjoyed a week later. Outstanding.
Easy walking distance from the port. Nice tight bar area with several tables in front room and several along the side/back area. Beers were solid selection was good. Some bottles. WIFI available. Staff friendly attentive and have knowledge of the beers. Cozy warm place on a cold rainy day.
Visited Aug-2011. Great location! Ate some bruschetta, which was pretty decent. Place has a huge sunny ceiling and fun laminated cartoons on all the tables. Beers were in good shape, tried a couple that were fine but not going to knock any socks off. Staff was friendly (if a little slow at the end getting our bill). Would recommend if already in the area.
Nice place to stop in downtown St. John. Good little beer selection of their own stuff from light to dark ales. Decent food and good prices. Always received great service here too, would recommend to anyone and will be back when I’m in the area.
Drove 10 hours from NJ for 8 days in the Maritimes and Saint John was our first stop...so as a craftbeer lover...Big Tide was my first stop in Saint John. Although the craftbeer pickings in NB are slim...this establishment is actually not bad at all...and certainly a great find after our lengthy travels. I found the people very welcoming and helpful and the food (just had appetizers) quite good. Although none of the beers were stongly hoppy as I prefer...I was not expecting those styles to be common in the eastern provinces. Nonetheless, the beer was very decent and one of their ales quite close to my preferred style even if a bit mild. I would highly recommend this place for anyone traveling through Saint John or on their way to/from the Bay of Fundy sites.
ben4321 (493) Hoboken, New Jersey | July 31, 2013| Updated August 5, 2013
This one was a solid little brewpub. Nothing special, but worth a stop in Saint John, especially if you are looking for craft beer as there are not really any destination places in town.
Nice little brew pub. has three or four of their beers on tap while I was there. Decent prices for the area...12 oz glass for $5 and 20 oz and 20oz for $7. Has a nice view of brewing area near the entrance and bar. Playful atmosphere..each table has an old cartoon on it. The beers are lightly filtered and easy drinking style but still worth the visit while in the area.