Strip mall location with HUGE lettered sign is a bit cheesy, but inside this place has a nice, if slightly contrived corporate feel. Big rectangle bar in a large room with the with the namesake limestone walls along the far end. Prompt, friendly service. We only had an appetizer and it was underwhelming. I’ll be back to sample some food and get more of that tasty IPA and look forward to seeing how this place develops.
Checked this place out for lunch on a Tuesday. Sat at the bar and had a flight of 6 4oz beer. Had a couple of appitizers and a bowl of the soup (great beer cheese soup). Place is out there,but since there is no competition around this place should do great. Nice clean, new place, does remind me of an upscaleish Rock Bottom. Service is awsome. View from bar to tanks (brewing at the time I was there). Lots of TVs. Food selection is minimal. What I had was pretty good. Selection of beer is above average, 6 house brews, 6 other tap beer including Two Hearted, Reds Rye and others. Bottle selection good. GI BCS, Old Rasputin, some belgian brews and other. Nice overall.
Visited on a weekend evening. A brewpub in a strip mall? The place looked nice enough inside. Lots of people were there and there was a band playing. They had nine of their beers on tap. There were all pretty decent. Didn’t try the food. It’s an all right place... not a big fan of the late night vibe this place gives off though.
Located in a strip mall, which I had reservations about. Once you get inside you would never know. Two stories, large bar area, stage, and a sort of mead hall / old inn vibe. Very nice. Beers displayed on the standard large chalkboard and 5 oz flights of all their beers are available. The menu is on the small side but the food is decent and the prices are fair. Bottle and tap list represents some excellent midwestern selections. Nice place I will be back for sure.
Visited and talked to the owner and brewmaster. Got a lot of details about the special problems of building a brewpub in a strip mall (how about zoning for an indoor crane to hoist 1,100 lb. pallets of grain?). So I’m here in its first week, and it still needs to settle in. Big open space is a little sterile yet, but will grow. Mezzanines and party rooms upstairs. Brew works is in sight, but sealed away, since brew day involves cracking the grain (dust containment) just before mashing. They had a good looking sous chef menu, though I just had the "bottle caps" (fried chile pepper slices) and the Angus burger, both fine and priced in line with any other restaurant. Only 3 house beers on tap, but the place has been so busy they’ve already drained one 15-barrel serving tank. So there are plenty of guest taps and bottled beers behind the bar. This is a place to watch, and from the crowd I saw, could take off in service to the Plainfield/Joliet (even the Naperville) area.
gws57 (92) Saint Charles, Illinois | February 14, 2010
Went around lunchtime on a pleasant Saturday. Open, yet cozy feeling brewpub, with plenty of televisions to catch the Olympics and a viewing area to watch the braumeister and his wares. The service was impeccable and very friendly, and received a visit from Larry, the general manager, which was a nice treat. Did not eat the food, but will soon enough. Had a sampler flight, a growler and a pint for around $30. Overall, I am excited to go back and try what this little brewpub has in store.
Nice spacious area, lots of t.v.s, area for a band, but first most, some of the nicest, friendliest waitstaff, workers that I have meet. I went in to just do a flight of their beers. Bartender was friendly, knowledgable about their beers, and made you feel welcome. The oatmeal stout wasn’t available when I ws there, but that just gives me a reason to go back again. The beers that I did try where tasty. I saw a nice selection of guest taps and bottles. I wish them the best of luck.
We eagerly awaited their opening for well over a year. Food is good but a little pricey for what you get. Beer has ranged from slightly off to quite good. I feel that the Indian Boundary is the best that I’ve had but my daughter who goes there with coworkers on a regular basis says that their seasonals have really become the thing to get.