sarro (5) Ann Arbor, Michigan | June 2, 2012| Updated October 8, 2012
Went to Ebenezers at opening on the Sunday of Memorial weekend coming up from Hill Farmstead. Stayed for lunch, drinks and a gracious cellar tour shared by the owner Chris Lively who was very friendly and full of stories. Good food, awesome tap and bottle list with great service. I would love to come visit again.
wickedpete (5) Lexington Park, Maryland | December 27, 2007| Updated September 13, 2008
This is by far the best beer bar I have ever been to. I defy anyone to show me a better beer bar in the US. If you can, I’ll buy the first 10 rounds because we’ll be there a while. The owners and staff are as friendly as anyone could want, the selection is A++ top notch, the food is great, and the selection is amazing. Did I mention the beers? They’ve got 35 taps and seemingly limitless bottles, with vintages going back decades. I look forward to attending the Belgian festival next summer, and returning sometime to try Black Albert again. Going to Ebenezers is a rare treat.
There are plenty of great reasons Ebenezer’s is the number 1 beer bar in the world. First is the owners Chris and Jen run the place like a Swiss watch. I was there from a Wednesday to a Sunday during the 8th Annual Belgium Beerfest. Chris is a great guy, full of life, with a passion for great craft beer. Jen is as nice as they come and runs the service staff to perfection. Kudos to Maryanne and the entire staff. The location is part of the allure. A huge seating area and an outdoors that is located right on a golf course makes for the perfect place to have a few beers. Another great reason for Ebenezer’s success is the food. Chris is a world class chef and every dish, meal after meal was solid and top notch. I was made to feel at home and it was obvious I was appreciated and welcomed. Those attributes are important to me and Ebenezer’s does it right. I will be back as it is only short 20 hour drive from Atlanta. Rock on Eb’s!
I have spent many a night here. It is the best beer bar in the world. Chris and Jen are the best hosts. The food is great. Especially during the Belgian Beer fest during August when the premier beer chefs in the world are around. There is not a rare beer that does not exist in the cellar. The best of the best of bottles and drafts.
Honestly it is pretty expensive but... Cheaper that a flight to Brussels right? Ii cannot go without spending 100$ but I have never left the place without being completely satisfied.
If you are stateside and you cannot go to Belgium go to Lovell during the Belgian fest, It is as good as anything over there.
mathieuc (5) Québec, Quebec | June 23, 2013| Updated June 27, 2013
Nice little place with a farmhouse feel to it if you disregard the golfers just outside the window. Ambiance was good enough, service was OK. We got the mythical cellar tour with a friendly Chris (which was quite busy that day but still managed to guide us to the lambic room for us to choose or next and final libation). Taplist was good although some products on there could be priced a little better. Food was more than decent and the mysterious bottle that Chris pulled out to share with everyone was a nice touch. I still don’t know what it was to this time but my guess would be some unknown and rare fruit lambic if it is not "only" a vintage Fou’foune. I’ll most likely be back for some special events and I would most likely be a regular if I was a local but I would not plan my trip around it for now since there is so much other things to see and taste in the area.
My friends and I where up in new hampshire for the weekend and had to come here. It was a Saturday night in march 2010. The place was empty. I don’t know if they have a more hopin time to go. They where redoing there beer list so I never saw what they had. The owner wasn’t there so we couldn’t go in to the basement for a tour. Had no t-shirts. But we made the best of it and had some great beer. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. I am not saying this place was bad but with all the hype I was disappointed. I will try again next time I am up.
The tap and bottle selection were phenomonal, and the owners were really gret people. I got some of the last of the first batch of Black Albert, and quite a few other Belgians that I have never heard of much less seen anywhere else. Outstanding!!!
This is Mecca for any beer lover. Over two nights there on vacation, my wife and I experienced first hand the unbelievable experience that is this pub. The waitstaff was cordial, prompt, and very knowledgeable considering how esoteric the draught list is - always nice when you get solid commentary on the flavor differences between Cantillon St. Lamnivus and Vigneronne. Selection is stunning, food is solid and local. But beyond this is the incredible generosity of the owner, Chris. We let him know we had made the trip just to visit him, and not only did he make it a point to repeatedly come and say thank for coming, but time after time, he brought unbelievable and rare beers to try unbidden over and over again, the highlight of which was a bottle of Brooklyn Black Ops. We had incredibly high expectations of our visit to Ebenezar’s, and incredibly, Chris blew those out of the water. When we left we were already asking ourselves how soon we could possibly return.
This place lived up to its reputation. They had 34 beers on tap and not a dud in the group. My wife and I made the trip up on a Saturday from New York. Chris and Jen had a private party on the porch and another upstairs and the rest of the place was hoping yet Chris still took time to come over and talk beer with me. We had dinner as well and everything was wonderful and the staff very attentive. So here is a little taste of what we had to taste. 1st round De Struise Witte and Pannepot. 2nd Round Gouden Corolus Triple and Bier Du Boucaneer. 3rd round Augustijn Triple and De Struise Pannepot Denmark version. 5th De Struise Black Albert. 6th De Struise Struiselensis and finishit off with just a little more Black Albert. Oh yeah it was a great night.
Small, cozy pub in the middle of nowhere. Adjacent to a golf course and snowmobile trails. A belgian oasis off a Maine backroad. The nicest people you will ever meet own and run the place. Service is great and the food is exceptional. The beer selection is 90% Belgians, with vintage bottles in the cooler and plenty on tap. Some as rare as you’de ever find at the Kulminator.
30 minutes from North Conway and a lot closer than Belgium.
Beer events here are legendary, Chris is the consumate host.
More taps adding soon, as well as a brewery coming on line in the future featuring guest brewers from Struise, LaChouffe, and others.
Best bar I’ve ever been too. Only stayed 1 hour w/ a friend, dropped $60 including tip, and it was worth every penny. They are sure to have something you’ve never tried before. Bartenders/Waitress know thier stuff, tell them the style of beer you like and they will guide you from there. Be prepared to spend some cash, beers on tap, run anywhere from $5-$10 but you’ll have a blast. Awesome place!