Very nice place inside. Dimly lit, nicely dressed people, lots of wood, very clean... warming, nice atmosphere.
Our waiter was prompt, kind, and nicely chatty (not overbearing). His knowledge of the beers was average. He couldn’t remember all of the beers they had on tap and couldn’t talk much about them, except those he liked. He came across at first as knowing a lot, but then crashed pretty fast as I asked questions. He did tell me that the Winter Warmer "is an ale," and that "I love dark beers... if I could have one beer before I died, it’d be a Guinness," in reference to the Scottish-style brew I asked him about."
Selection was slim... their stuff and a few macros. I can’t complain though... it’s a brewpub... that’s the point, right?
Didn’t try the food, but it sounded good. Seemed expensive, though.
Getting a sampler is pretty cheap. You get 8 brews for 8 bucks. My wife’s pint, however, was $4.50 and was far from worth it.
Overall, stop by if you’re in town and want to hit up a chainy brewpub type place that probably has some decent food.
A place that tries a little too hard to look upscale with their brick oven fired pizza. I had a good pasta dish, but nothing special. The sampler came with all the beers on tap, but in straight sided glasses. Overall, solid beer, but no standouts. No adventurous beers, but it good to have a fairly good seasonal alt.
Very Impressive. Its located near Vanderbilt, so there is a mix of student s and professional types. All of the beers on tap are their own, and the waiter gave a very detailed description of each one, even if it was aimed toward a beer novice ("its like heavier bodied Newcastle..."). They have wood fired pizza oven, and the resulting pizzas are excellent. I had the sampler, one other pint, and a pizza for under $20.00. Certainly worth the trip.
Stopped in here for an appetizer and a few beers. Nice interior, not a typical brewpub look and an average sized enclosed bar with about 10 taps, and 1 cask offering. Couple of inobtrusive t.v.s around the bar and a nice looking brewing area in the back. Beers were good, menu had a nice variety of food that all sounded quite good, the crawfish cake I had was tasty. I would definitely return.
Took a seat in the bar area. Our server new enough about the beers to answer any questions we had. The brew selection to me was excellent. I was lucky enough to be here before the dinner rush food was good I had a burger the wife the pizza the burger was excellent the pizza was ok. I was there for the beer. I felt it was excellent and at $4 a pint an excellent value. I wish I lived closer so I could frequent it more often.
I liked the hip vandy neighborhood where this is located, even though parking is difficult. Nice tall ceilings made this place feel more spacious than it actually was. The bartender was fast and knowledgeable. The food looked and smelled good even though I didnt actually eat there myself. But the beers range from average to downright bad. I will give them credit for always trying new recipes and creative seasonals, but they just seem to miss the mark more often than not.
This place was cool we arrived about 4:30 and the informed us that every beer we bought we would be entered in a draw to tap the cask that night ( they have a cask every week night) and the winner would get a beer and a glass and a to win a GABF. My only negative thing to say about this place is the know it all German brewer.
Went on a Saturday night, the place was not real busy. They only have their beers, but several of them were pretty good. The food that we had was also pretty good, especially the bread pudding we had for dessert. The service was real slow, it took 10 minutes just to get the sampler.
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | April 2, 2009
Cool building, we had an excellent brunch on a Sunday morning to some mellow jazz vocalist and then moved on to beer. The beer itself is fairly decent fare, nothing spectacular. They do have the occasional unlabled bottle of something that may not be on tap that my waitress was kind enough to go dig out for me.