The Brass Tap - U Square

Mayor: phaleslu (3) | Taps: 80 | Bottles: 250+
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Beers At The Brass Tap - U Square

NameABVEntered
Perrin No Rules Vietnamese Porter15%3/12/2017
Epic Big Bad Baptista11.7%12/18/2016
Epic Double Barrel Big Bad Baptist12.8%12/18/2016
Founders Lizard of Koz10.5%12/18/2016
Blank Slate Pinango5.6%9/5/2016
Taft’s Super Skronk Juice8.8%9/5/2016
MadTree / Crafted MadCraft Nucleus11.9%8/28/2016
Elysian Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale6.4%8/16/2016
Braxton Summertrip4%8/16/2016
Great Lakes Turntable Pils5.3%8/16/2016
Flying Monkeys Netherworld Cascadian Dark Ale6%8/7/2016
Avery Vanilla Bean Stout - Bourbon Barrel 10.8%8/7/2016
Schramm’s Raspberry14%7/12/2016
Vander Mill Besieged8.5%7/12/2016
Blake’s El Chavo6.5%7/12/2016
Smuttynose Smuttlabs Daily Brett5.9%7/12/2016
Prairie / TRVE Prairie & Friends TRVE Edition Sour Red Farmhouse Ale6.66%7/12/2016
New Belgium Side Trip Belgian Style Pale Ale6%7/12/2016
Oskar Blues Beerito4%7/12/2016
Great Lakes Lawn Seat Kölsch4.8%7/12/2016
Stone Americano Stout8.7%7/12/2016
Boulevard Tropical Pale Ale5.9%7/12/2016
Crafted Artisan The Dispear8%7/12/2016
Fifty West Tie DyePA9.7%7/12/2016
Fifty West Dubbel Decker6.8%7/12/2016
Cincinnati Beer Week 2016 - Saison d’5136%7/11/2016
Cincinnati Beer Week 2016 - Over/Under6.2%7/11/2016
Cincinnati Beer Week 2016 - Fruits Of Our Labor7.1%7/11/2016
Cincinnati Beer Week 2016 - Nectar5.4%7/11/2016
Cincinnati Beer Week 2016 - Birds And The Bees6.8%7/11/2016


80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick  (198) Taylor Mill, Kentucky | September 5, 2016| Updated September 7, 2016
A lot more taps than I expected and a good bottle selection. Service was overwhelmed considering the holiday and imminent soccer match. Would like to return on a quiet night. Heard really bad things about the nachos from two totally different people. has wifi and street parking. Jean was awesome!
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
JStax  (515) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | September 1, 2016| Updated September 6, 2016
Visited around dark on a Saturday night. Street parking only. Surprisingly, there was almost nobody here. I was the only person at the bar and it stayed that way for my entire visit. They had a huge selection of taps, but I was on a mission to tick Ohio beers or Belgian styles. They didn’t have much of interest until I saw the bottle list. I ordered a bottle I had been after for awhile and called it a day. Very good service, cool, old timey looking sports bar. Lots of wood, brass, nice woodwork and so on, but with big ass televisions. I didn’t utilize this, but flights are available for what is on tap. All things considered, this place is pretty cool. My only complaint is the price of the bottle I ordered, but I don’t know that I would do much better anywhere else.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
YNDA  (23) , | June 12, 2016
Sports bar with tons of craft beer and great service. What’s not to like. https://ynda.wordpress.com/beers/
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
chibuck  (577) Chicago, Illinois | November 23, 2015
This place is awesome, probably my favorite bar in Cincy. They have about 60 taps, with a huge focus on local beers. The beers aren’t only local but they are rare. They had more BA beers on tap the source of Rhinegeist just right down the street. They do flights which tops it off. There is a sports bar feel with tons of tv. They have pretzel crust pizza which just pushes this place over the top. A must stop.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut  (348) Saint Johns, Florida | October 19, 2015
came in here for a few beers. Cool little place with a large number of taps and bottles. Happy hour (3-7) means $3 local drafts which is a nice plus. Thought about dinner but the menu was limited and no one was eating so I went else where.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (858) Columbus, Ohio | March 16, 2015
(Visited 02/2015 during Cincinnati Beer Week): Brass Tap is located on Calhoun Street practically on campus at UC. Street parking is available in the surrounding area.

The inside opens to a long and narrow bar area, with the bar running the length of the left side. Beyond the bar is a more open space for seating. Red painted walls with wood panel accents, and breweriana. The impressive array of taps is behind the bar, with a large logo mirror behind them and a row of TVs above. There is also a large chalkboard highlighting the beers.

Brass Tap has around 80 beers on tap, and during CBW they featured many from Listermann/Triple Digit including Cranium, Vanilla Chickow!, and Nutcase PB&J. Other breweries like Revolution, Rivertown, and Ei8ht Ball Brewing are represented, and there are a couple hundred bottled options too.

Service on a busy Saturday evening at the bar was good. the bartender was very accommodating and knowledgeable.

I did not have any food on this visit.

Overall this place does a good job of infusing character into a chain-type campus bar, and I would definitely visit again.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
schultenr1  (1) Florence, Kentucky | November 10, 2014
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Caterwaul  (2) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 1, 2014
I like this place a lot. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, they have 80 taps, hundreds of bottles, and most of their beer is very good. They also have ’infusers’ (french presses) that you can use to customize your beer. It’s pretty fun. They have tasty food, too.
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Tmoney99  (618) Cincinnati, Ohio | November 28, 2013| Updated December 4, 2014
Easy to find location on UC campus with street and garage parking. New clean location with large long bar in center with 80 taps in the middle with 4 coolers with 2 on each side of taps. Good selection, and I had 2 new beers for me with one being the house signature beer from Epic. No food but allow carry in from local vendors. Freindly staff and owner (Mike) with good knowledge and timely service. Loyalty Club Card and promotions. Someplace I will go regularly when in the area.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06  (55) Cincinnati , Ohio | November 26, 2013
Decent selection, quite a few local beers, Founder’s tap take over when I went with the Imperial stout and Mango Magnifico for $2 off per glass. Not bad for being on a college campus.

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