Visited for a bottle release. Well, actually, I thought I’d stop in briefly the night before the release, just for a peek. Ended up staying until closing time. Amazing bluegrass band, fund patrons really into the beer and music. Terrific staff, quick, efficient and friendly despite gyrating bodies everywhere. The beers ranged from OK to amazing. Food was above and beyond. Oh, and the bottle release was well organized, with plenty of bottles to make everyone happy, tasty beers on tap, and plenty of the same good food. It turned out we really didn’t need to line up early for the release, so if I come for another I’d still hang out til 2 the night before, but then I’d sleep in. A must-stop, and worth going well out of your way to visit.
3fourths (1569) Boulder, Colorado | August 13, 2006| Updated April 20, 2013
A nice small-to-mid-sized town brewery, full of locals, staffed by locals. They had 11 beers on tap when I visited, including the Old Toad Barley Wine, the 10th Anniv. Red^2, two saisons and others. Overall the quality of the beer was very high, with the Edgar IPA being especially well crafted. Bartenders were OK, prices were OK (was there on their 10th Anniv. so pints were only $2.50), and the Jamacian Jerk Chicken Wings were tasty, even if their sauce wasn’t close to real jerk sauce.
Probably the most overrated place in the area. The food is nothing special and I’ve never had a beer that blew my socks off. I’ve been back 3-4 times since I’ve posted this review. I’ve had some a couple of tasty beers, especially the coffee saison, but it’s not a place I immediately want to go to. Update 6-22-13 I’ve had a bit of a rethink about this place. If its so mediocre and overrrated why do I keep going back? They have maybe 10 taps but other the the Billtown Blonde and the Edgar IPA everything is always changing. That’s pretty ambitious I’d say and worth keeping an eye on.
Downtown brewery, I did not see any parking lots nearby so that could be tricky. Pretty crowded on a Friday afternoon. Did not try the food. Staff was friendly and helpful. Flight of seven beers, a couple fell flat but otherwise unique and good. Tin roof, brewery behind the bar, lots of posters for past Mardi Gras kings and queens. Prices decent. Overall a decent stop.
Visited a couple of times during the Grrrz release. The brewpub’s a simple wood-paneled room with plenty of space for food service. Williamsport was overrun by beer bros that weekend, and the bar frankly struggled at times to handle the crowd. The 10ish beers on tap offered a good range of styles. While the sours predictably got most of the crowd’s attention, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of Bullfrog’s pils and hoppy stuff. The food menu was worryingly expansive, but everything our group tried was pretty awesome. Portions were huge, too.
A note on the Grrrz release itself: Bullfrog struggled to fill orders at a rate faster than one customer per minute, so the substantial line moved very, very slowly. Expect to wait a long time. Bring a folding chair and pray for good weather.
A Great American Brewpub. You drink and eat right where the vats are. The owner serves you, lives upstairs, and plays backgammon. Lots of regulars eat there at least once a week. Beer is exceptional in quality and selection. Vast majority, reviews to follow, are brewed by a new brewmaster who follows more closely a set recipe. Good selection of music though not on my night there. Just good friendly small town people to enjoy beer session. Smokey. Very reasonable prices. A great place on the way to somewhere, worth stepping off the highway even when there is no Little League World Series.
2012-08-17. Nice location in a small town, visible tanks, decently long bar. High ceilings and assorted chairs. It has an eclectic feel about it. Food was pretty solid. Not sure why my request to have a different dressing on my wrap meant it had to be on the side, but that made it a bit awkward to apply. Beers varied from okay to pretty solid, the Edgar IPA being a standout. They had a decent selection of their own beers on and a couple of guest taps. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. There is a Wegman’s around the corner as well with bottles for sale.
Stop one on the week long trip to Michigan for RBSG. Pulled in here and met up with zdk, JoeMcPhee, puzzl, and Maxdaddy. The atmosphere was pretty nice. Cozy but open spaces, with large fermentation tanks visible all around. It was a lazy Sunday afternoon and there was a jazz jam going on, a basic trio (whose faces appeared on the do-not-miss mural outside) supplemented by some folks who looked like regulars, and a few who looked like local college or high school kids. For a Sunday afternoon a little after lunch time, the place was pretty packed, definitely a local hangout. As a result the place seemed slammed for service. The staff had a hard time getting two samplers worth of glasses for our table (we were fine on the pints that we got though), and food service seemed a bit slow and lackluster as well. The food was decent, but nothing to write home about. While the beers were fairly solid, I was hoping for something a little more... well, what I think of as Bullfrog. Which I guess is a stretch, because while it would be nice for a brewpub to have that huge local support by making only crazy sour funky experimental things, it’s unrealistic. The IPA and Thai PA were great though. Certainly someplace I’ll probably stop at again, and a place I’d love to have nearby.
Our first stop and it was a little disappointing on both the beer and food front. The building itself is pretty cool - a restored historic pub with lots of polished brass up front and a more private dining area toward the back. There was a band playing some jazz when we arrived, although it was a little bit loud for my tastes, the music was quite good. Our server was friendly enough, but didn’t seem quite able to fill two sampler orders because they had run out of taster glasses - which doesn’t seem like a normal thing in a brewpub. The food was pretty awful - a really dried out burger, some flavourless onion rings and just a generally lacklustre approach to food. The beers themselves were good (actually the IPA was terrific) but the operation could have been run a little more smoothly on this particular day.