darrendewell (1) Crown Point, Indiana | November 12, 2011| Updated February 6, 2012
Hello David Hunter, It’s Darren. I in no way was condescending to you that night, I never made fun of you and I treat my patrons with respect (if anything I make fun of myself each and every night). I simply asked you why you did not clean your growler. Your growler still had 2 inches of beer in it and the growler and cap were encrusted with mold. No bartender would ever fill that growler with beer. Another patron told you to take it to the restroom to clean it, not me. It would have taken 10+ minutes in order to properly clean and sanitize your growler. On a busy Friday night that is not a possibility. This is why all the bartenders politely ask the customers to immediately rinse out and clean their growlers when they are empty. Dawn was a table away that night, if you were unhappy with my service why didn’t you turn to her? Dawn does a great job at the brewery and so does Kaitlyn. So David, instead of calling me names (neanderthal), calling Dawn, and calling my boss, why don’t you just come in and talk to me. I NEVER once put you down, you were just mad because I wanted you to pay $4 extra for a new glass.
davidohunter (1) Michigan City, Indiana | November 10, 2011| Updated December 3, 2011
Darren. I must add that you are a liar from your post. That’s all I am going to say and I have decided to take my money elsewhere as I told you that evening. When you are no longer working there I will consider coming back.
First of all if you walk in to the Brewery area and you see the neanderthal bartender Darin, be prepared to be treated like your the neanderthal and you’re at Ed Debevics. This guy is as condescending as they come and he is totally willing to watch your money walk out the door if you do not have a spotlessly steam cleaned growler. If your growler is not perfect he will ask you to go to the bathroom in wash it out yourself or he will NOT fill it. I decided to take my business elsewhere. I can only imagine how many patrons he has driven away. So if you like getting treated like dirt when you go to support your local brew, this place is for you. Thanks for the horrible service Darin. Maybe try going on Thursday nights and ask for Dawn. She is pretty respectful and actually acts like she wants your money.
Block (31) Indianapolis, Indiana | September 6, 2011
Nice stop in Crown Point. Attached to a pizza place and the food was pretty good. Beers are alright but nothing very special. Not much seating inside with a decent sized patio.
A neat out of the way place. The staff was exceptional, as was the patio at 5pm on a sunny 65 degree afternoon. Reports on the connecting pizza joint are all favorable, but my party didn’t sample anything.
ps - the homebrewed root beer is as good or better than the original A&W on tap at roadside stands 40 years ago.
Good place to visit if you are in the area to visit 3Floyds or otherwise. The pub is snug and a nice place to hide out from the sun or snow on a weekend afternoon. There is usually a lot of variety in the ales and all are average or better. Food service can be slow and sketchy.
Easy to find location and parked on street in front. Small place with bar for four or five and a couple tables. Good beer selection with the beers that were average to above average. Did not have food and don’t know if they serve it.
I have been here several times and I too had high hopes for this place because of the brewing expertise. However you should all be aware that Jim Cebak has left Crown Brewing and you can already see and taste the difference. Only one beer on tap, an IPA which wasn’t nearly as good as the previous APA and Stouts.
Small brewpub with a pizza parlor. Small bar area, (7 tables and 5 seats at the bar). The beers on tap were Sara Blonde Ale and Kil Mister Stout and while both were very good I favored the stout. Very flavorable and tasty. Talked to Jim Cibak for quite some time and I concluded that there are many more good things to come at this establishment and I look forward to making many revisits to try what’s new on tap. A definite stop if in the area.