Moat Mountain Smokehouse and Brewing Company

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis  (1118) Sunnyvale, California | July 21, 2017
I meant to stop at this place on the way in but due to a GPS mishap I missed it. Made the effort on the way back, however. I ended up parking at the market nearby and walking back, which was no problem. The building is fairly large with a decent bar and quit a bit of restaurant tables. Service was quite attentive at the bar. The flight was indeed a great deal, but I oped to just go with the Czech Pils, which was not horrible but did not hold up against some of the others I sampled on this trip. Did not try the food.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
brokensail  (1374) Dublin, California | September 18, 2016
After a nice hike of Mount Jackson in Crawford Notch, we continued south and hit Moat Mountain for lunch and some beers.

The signage outside is a little misleading (seems to tell you to turn after you’ve already passed the place) and make this place a little tough to find at first and our GPS didn’t do a terribly good job of locating it either, but it’s sort of obvious once you get there.

Large building with a nice bar area and more restaurant space. Brewhouse seems to be downstairs, which is kind of neat. At the bar, they have all the mugclub mugs hanging which I also thought was kind of cool. They have a lot of beers on tap here. The flight of their eight normal drafts costs $10, which is a really good deal. They also had some special and seasonal beers available. In general, the beers weren’t great, unfortunately.

The food, however, was pretty solid. I mean, it’s mostly brewpub food, but the BBQ is pretty decent as well. Got a brisket sandwich which was really good. The fiancee got an order of nachos which were ridiculously big. The two of us could have been very full from sharing them. Pretty reasonably priced, too.

If you’re around, it’s worth making a stop. But I wouldn’t drive here simply for the purpose of visiting the brewpub as their beers aren’t that great and the normal stuff is available all over the place.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv  (149) Oulu/Helsinki, Finland | April 10, 2016
Visited 20160219. Building is beautiful. Lots of skiing people around. Had ~12 own beers on tap. Sampler of 8 beer was available but I had only one pint and salad.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
chibuck  (588) Chicago, Illinois | July 7, 2015
A bit tough to find, this place needs better signage. Really big place, probably a very busy local spot. Service was a little flippant, not very friendly. The menu of food is huge, so you have lots of choices. A couple items were ok but nothing special. They charged me or BBQ sauce which was really strange. The beers were ok, but nothing stood out. At least they tasted slightly different.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99  (56) St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec | November 26, 2014
The food is amazing. The smoked brisket sandwich is really good. Ambiance is really good too, like their toilet... hehe. It looks like it’s Christmas in the toilet with their lighting. The beer is so so, not good but not bad. The service is really good. I didn’t know which beer to order so I was offered a few tasters to help me make up my mind. Really glad I stopped by. Will sure come back next time I’m around.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2  (1056) Escondido, California | July 29, 2014
A nice brewery tucked away in New Hampshire not too far from Mount Washington and plenty of hiking. The food is pretty dang good and I particularly enjoyed the brisket. The beers are tasty but poured with little carbonation and head. Our waitress was not very attentive but others seemed more so.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan  (346) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | October 1, 2013
Charming old house converted to restaurant brewpub. Extremely friendly and welcoming, good BBQ (we shared the brisket), decent beers with a great value for a flight of tasters. Great family vibe, the kids loved it! The score of 4 for ambiance is based on the family feel. We’d go back.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
boto  (85) Granby, Connecticut | July 22, 2013
Drove up here from a recent trip to So. NH for lunch. We weren’t disappointed. The brewpub is in an old converted house. It is a great setting, with small rooms all over for dining. There was a decent selection of their beers, as well as a couple of guest taps. The beers are good. I only had one, but the blueberry was tasty: not excessive on the blueberries. My wife had the Pale Ale and the Weiss, which were tasty also. The menu was good. We were there for lunch and the sandwiches were excellent. I had the pastrami and it was lean and tasty. The Cajun Fries were superb. It is worth going there just for them. Our server was very attentive and quite helpful. It is a bit out of the way, but well worth the trip!
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp  (379) Velp, Netherlands | October 19, 2012
Huge old farmhouse converted into a restaurant with micro brewery downstairs. We visited on a Friday evening and the parking indicated allready a crowded place. And it was, we waited 30 minutes before being seated. Because I was driving only had one beer, a pale ale, tasted good. Teh burger was fantastic. BEcause it was so busy service was although they tried not so friendly.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons  (156) Allenstown, New Hampshire | October 9, 2012
Watch where you are driving or you might miss the entrance. I did. Parking is limited. When you enter the brewpub you are greeted with the tops of the steel barrels sticking out from the cellar where all the brewing takes place. There is a dining room as well as a bar with a granite top. They sell you five 5 oz. samples for $5 and $1 for each additional 5 oz. sampled (up to three more) that you want to add to the plank. The food tends to have a smoky character to it with some interesting takes on standard comfort foods. My choice was the bison quesadilla. I found that the beer prices were less expensive in the pub than they are in the bottles/cans that are sold around New Hampshire.

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