nearbeer (250) Knoxville, Tennessee | May 15, 2017| Updated May 16, 2017
Evidently this place has improved in the last few years. I did a six flight of 6 of the 10 available house beers plus their root beer and they were all decent to good. Had a pint of the stout and it was quite nice. Food choices were standard pubfare with a few southern touches. Pizza and a grilled chicken sandwich at our table were both tasty. Service at the spacious outside sidewalk seating area was good. Indoor atmosphere also seemed comfortable and has all the typical restoration touches expected in a historic brick and wood downtown space. Second visit update: well maybe they haven’t improved so much. Tuesday night bar visit found staff vs. customers about even but service was awful. Manager stood around looking at his phone like he was expecting more out of life. IPA keg blew when I ordered it and I think they filled the other half of my pint with a wheat brew and soured tap lines. Second visit felt a lot like getting pulled over in the old South Georgia speed traps.
The food far is far and away better than the beer. While there are some good beer offerings at Cannon, nothing is what I would rate as ground-breaking, or even excellent. Red Jacket is by far their best brew. Still, a nice little brewpub in what is the beer wasteland of Columbus GA.
I like the place, but it’s clear it makes use of an old building instead of custom design for a brewpub. Bar area is pretty small. I’d imagine it’s hard to find a place on a Saturday night. Dining areas are mainly in rooms to either side of the main entrance area. Cool sign at the bar shows the tap list and how much remains. Beer is generally good, but not the most creative selections. The food was solid, but they were going through a menu change when I visited so lots of stuff was unavailable. The barkeep was attentive, friendly, and tried to help as much as he could. They have growler for sale, but you have to leave and walk in next door because Georgia law makes them sell the beer to a distibutor and then buy it back and sell it from a different store.
Went here a couple of times while attending a course at Ft. Benning and this place was pretty average. Their beer is okay at best, the food was a better, but the service could use a little more training. Another positive is that the prices are very fair. If you are close (like walking distance) might be worth a stop but nothing to really go out of your way for.
Like many other reviewers, my service wasn’t that great. The building itself is nice and spacious with various types of seating. The food was pretty good. Beers ranged from pretty good to very bad. Pricing was excellent, though.
A nice brewpub in downtown Columbus. They offer a large selection of craft beers. We ordered samples of all of them. Not all the Cannon beers were great, but I liked the
Nelson and the brown ales. The food was excellent! I recommend the Pig Pie. The only downside was that our waiter was slow. Overall, this place is worth a visit.
Bif (127) St. Charles, Missouri | February 14, 2012
The Brew Pub is located in downtown Columbus. Nice place to check out as there is not much else in the area. The pub has a typical rustic atmosphere with a military theme. Of cousre Ft benning is just down the road. The brewpub has a nice selection of beers. Nothing fancy or over the top. Of the beers I ordered, the Golden Ale was decent and went well with the meal. Their wheat beer was good, but I enjoyed their IPA best of all. They have good pubgrub although their menu may be a bit extensive. Service was good. The Brewpub is worth another visit.
The beer is average and the food is decent, but not the best in town. It’s a cool spot none the less. The service sucks in proportion to the beauty of the server. Server intelligence seems to be inversely proportional to beauty. What can I say? Oh, and the manager seems disaffected and useless.
It was awesome to find a brewery in Columbus. About ten seats at the bar and 30 tables in the restaurant. You could see the brewing equipment and the walls were exposed brick. Nice ambiance and not too many tables, so it didn’t feel so crowded. The regular beer was nice, but the seasonal dunkel wasn’t that great. The beer menu explained the history and characteristics of each of the beers, and there was a chalkboard with the status of various different concoctions they were making. They only sell the beer that they brew, so don’t come expecting anything else.