First off let me say that this place is clean, the staff is friendly and the beers are pretty good. That out of the way the atmosphere kinda blows. I know its in a mall but its pretty blah and drab. Decent amount of self stuff on draft. My big gripes are cost ($8 pints of your own stuff GTFO!) and Food ($10 for a basket of fries? GTFO) And the food is only above average. Nothing to right about.
TLDR: Stay away unless its happy hour.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 15, 2013| Updated September 17, 2013
Visited July 2011 on the way to Baltimore.
Located in a large mall this place has a surprising amount of floor space. The place is clean and set up well. They show a dozen beers or so but they only had about 8 of them on tap at the time. The majority of them are the bottled ones and there were a few tap only beers as well. I was hungry so I asked what I should order. The crab they told me, you have to try the crab when youíre in Maryland. The freakin crab. Ugh. First off, I dont like crab or really any seafood but fine, itís been 15 years since Iíd been in MD so I figured what the hell. They bring me a large soft pretzel covered in some pink crab sauce. Itís alright even if overpriced. After finishing the sampler and heading to Baltimore I realize my mistake. I was fine at Brewers Art and Alewife but by the time I got to Pratt St and Maxís I wasnít feeling too good. The week old effed up cask of Hanssens Kriek at Maxís didnt help matters. I dont think I made it out of Baltimore before I started throwing up. Pulled over on the interstate and puked right outside the car door. I then spent the next 4 days on the toilet and one of those days I was flying to Portland OR. I spent 4 hours shivering and sweating lying on the floor for a layover at Ohare. Never again, even if I dont eat and I only go for the ticks (of which there were a few).
Pretty much what youíd expect from a brewpub attached to a giant shopping mall. DuClaw beers are decent and there are a handful to try, but the whole place seems to just cater to the mall shopper looking for a place to sit and eat in between stores. Bar area and outdoor area have more personality that the restaurant section, but overall the entire experience is rather generic.
At a big ass mall. Service was great, one of the bartenders said this next beer is on the house. Really sweet gesture by her. They also have a full service restaurant. Their monster grilled cheese and Kobe burgers were delicious. Good selection of liquor, only limited to about 10 DuClaw beers tho, so I was kinda bummed about that. Priced fairly. Iíd stop by again
Ambiance is not very inviting, big barely dining room and bar area a little better overlooking the parking lot. Service was ok, but nothing special, waitress didn;t know anything about the beers. Selectionw as decent considering there were probably about 16 of their beers on tap which was nice. Food was pretty solid too, got a burger. Value is low as the beers arent too expensive, but they are pretty bad, and the growler fill I got was really expensive just for the glass. Overall, only worth stopping if you;re in the mall.
Next door to the enormous Egyptian Cinemark movie theater inside the gargantuan suburban sprawl of Arundel mills mega mall complex. Interior is drab, undecorated, almost like temp space in the mall. Main dining room is sit down only. There is a sports bar attached with patio seating. Not a complete dinner menu if eating at the bar area. Still, everything for food from burgers to paninis to buffalo wings. Had the eggplant panini. It was pretty decent. Beers can all be ordered within a sampler flight. Can do 6 at a time or all of them at once for $18 or something. Beers are all house beers. Only 3-4 seasonals and then their year round stuff. The Bad Moon Porter was light years better than their other stuff. Most are sweet and very alcoholic. Interesting place to drop by if unfortunately stuck in the mega mall complex.
Had dinner here with the family. It was a decent mall restaurant as far as decor. The beer sampler was 16 strong with many rarities and IPAs/IIPAs. The food was well above average, the service was outstanding, and the overall experience was top notch. One of the best brewpub experiences I have ever had.