The brick facade doesnít exactly do it for me, making me feel like Iím more in a jail cel, than even in a restaurant, let alone a brewpub.
Their selection is pretty much on track with what the brewery offers, which is good and theyíre not too snooty to sell you a growler of what they have on tap.
Service can be sketchy, especially if youíre not sitting at the bar and the food is typical American-ish.
Stopped in for a few pints and a snack. Nice place. I sat in the bar and started with a Serum. Very tasty. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. I was in during a slow time and chatted beer with the bar keep for an hour. The appetizer I had was delicious, but slightly overpriced. The beers were a solid value. I will go back anytime Iím in the area.
In Bowie for business, staying across the street in the Hampton Inn. Very nice restaurant with rather smallish bar area. Patio was a nice place to get some fresh air and a beverage. Had a good balance of lighting - not overpowering at all. Sat at a table in the back of the restaurant section at first - with a group of 8 people for dinner on a weekday night. Half of the group ordered one brew at a time, two had soft drinks, and myself and one other ordered the sampler of their brews. I received mine, which was a selection of 10 different brews which consist of their standard brews as well as seasonal varieties. Itís a very good way to sample their selection without being committed to an entire glass. I was glad on a couple of the brews that I made this choice - most notably the naked fish (not as good as the description sounds). After receiving my sampler, the waiter returned to inform us that they ran out of glasses...we were rather perplexed at how a brewpub runs out of glasses on a slow weekday evening. After about 20 minutes they "found" some glasses and delivered on the second sampler. Food was average fare with a wide variety. Stayed at the bar area for another few brews after dinner. If I lived a little closer, I would definitely return often - Beer is very good and reasonably priced. Staff was friendly and attentive.