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Weasel Boy Brewing Company
Active Beers: 24
Beer Ratings: 220
Beer Avg: 3.74
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$ - inexpensive
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
126 Muskingum Ave.
phone: (740) 455-3767
First place to brew their own beer in Zanesville since 1918.
Growlers to go.
740-455-3767 or 740-605-PINT (7468)
(Place added by: Dogbrick on 09-08-2007)
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| Reviews: 19 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Thorpe429:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by this place with my father-in-law in the midst of a camping excursion to Zanesville this past weekend.
As you walk in the doors, the taproom is off to the right. When we got there, they were cleaning out the brewing equipment and had that area roped off. There are a few tables before getting into the bar area, which also includes some nice cushioned seats and sofa-like seating. Cool beer signs all over the walls and a very nice stain-glass logo above the bar. The bar was crowded, though we got prompt service.
There were nine beers on draft. Refreshingly, the vast majority of them were below 6% ABV. Perfect for the summer, and perfect for a round of tasting glasses. Service was excellent. The bartender was quite friendly and those who I assume were the owners were quite friendly, asking us how everything was and then grabbing our pint glass when it was time to go.
Food was just pretzels, but I wasn't complaining. Pricing was quite reasonable. We got a pint glass, 9-beer sampler, new growler to go, and a pint of the Rye Pale for about $30. I'll definitely visit again if I'm ever around Zanesville.
08-09-2011 20:28:11 |
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10-30-2013 03:04:56 |
More by canawler
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
Zanesville isn't much to write home about in general according to my friends that live here, but Weasel Boy is a pretty good excuse to stop in if you're nearby. The place is rather inviting and laid back. The beers are pretty good. The service is good. The pizza is great. The people that inhabit the pub are also great.
The beers lean heavily toward sessionable, with many of them having some proportion of wheat. Their Wardance Wheat IPA is excellent. I was sad that their stout wasn't on at the time, since I have been steering away from hoppy stuff recently. Their wheat beer was out also, and the blonde ran out just after I showed up today. Dancing Ferret IPA was by far the hoppiest thing on the menu on my visits, clocking in at about 90 IBU, and a few of their beers register below 20 IBU as I recall. My only complaint would be the gaps in their beer menu; it consisted primarily of wheat beers and paler stuff. Their PawPaw Pale is an odd thing if you're not familiar with the pawpaw fruit, and even if you are familiar with it it is an odd flavor. Their Plaid Ferret scottish ale is the wild card among the current taps, and unusually low alcohol (4.9% I think) for the style. The Mango Wheat leaned a bit toward peach, as mango frequently does in a beer. Overall I liked them, but I had my sights set on something darker and more robust.
In the few days I have spent in Zanesville I made as many stops in for a pint or 2. It only took one visit to feel like a regular patron, though, and I assume on my next visit to Weasel Boy someone will recognize me- it's that sort of place. As much as I enjoyed the wheat beers I really would like to try their darker offerings, which have won medals at GABF. For now I'll be satisfied with knowing that I have just another reason to drop in and see my friends, who live a block away from the Weasel.
07-03-2013 23:26:41 |
More by compass40204
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I went to Weasel Boy a couple weeks ago on a trip to Buckeye Lake. I had never tried any of their beers, so I was eager to try some. I drove by the place on my first attempt to go there. It is a big brick building that looks like an old warehouse or industrial building. They have a relatively small sign that I missed on the first pass. We parked in a gravel lot across the street. There was a patio that overlooked the river.
We walked into the pub area. It had brewing equipment to the right as we entered. There was an L-shaped bar in the corner. In the middle of the room looked like a living room from the 1970's. The was 70's era looking furniture surrounding a coffee table. There were shelves with books about beer and some games.
We bellied up to the bar and I checked out the chalkboard with the beers listed. Now normally when I go to a new brewpub I get a flight to sample all the goods, but two beers beckoned me, the mango wheat and the barrel aged cherry stout. The friendly bartender gave me a sample of each. They were both delicious, so I had a glass of each. I also tried the IPA which was okay.
After a couple of beers we checked out the pizza menu and ordered. We got the War Dance pizza which consisted of peeperoni, spicy sausage, and a couple varieties of hot peppers. It was made with a whole wheat crust. It had just enough heat to make us sweat a little. It was great.
Overall, I really enjoyed this place. I took a growler of the Mango Wheat home with me. It is a delicious summertime treat. The barrel aged cherry stout was excellent as well, and the pizza was great. My girlfriend, who is not a craft enthusiast, loved it, also. It is one of my favorite new to me breweries of the year. I would go back in a heartbeat. I wish it was closer than a two hour drive though.
06-30-2013 23:41:19 |
More by buschbeer
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $
A..What a great little brew pub. Cozy and inviting. Was in North Zanesville overnight and stopped in for a pint & food. Found a two-piece band playing guitar & fiddle on the "stage" which is a small area in front of a few brewing vats to the right of the entrance. Couches, tables and stools throughout.
Q..Beer was top notch, single serving pizza was very good.
Ser..Bartender was excellent, waitress service a bit lacking...though I think it was due to only one (perhaps two) waitresses working that evening.
Sel..A strong selection of Weasel Boy brews on the chalkboard. While I only had one pint (Imperial Black IPA), there were plenty of tasty sounding options.
F..Again, just the pepperoni pizza. Basic pub pizza.
Overall a great little place to visit if you're in the area or just passing through.
06-25-2013 09:05:40 |
More by bbeerman
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $
This is the sort of place that just does beer culture right— great live blues being played at just the right volume, nine house taps (most of which were $3.75 a pint), a couch and five well-worn, cozy recliners around a table made from a cut tree. There’s a small patio overlooking the Muskingum River, and another room with more tables and displays from local artists. They have a pizza oven and the pies looked delicious, though I was not in the market. Coffee table books on beer and the native flora and fauna of Muskingum county were stacked on side tables along with wooden puzzles and brain teasers that I swear I used to win as a kid, but for some reason got progressively more difficult as the night progressed.
I got a three dollar (!) sampler of their nine beers: five year-round offerings and four seasonals. Brown Stoat Stout, Dancing Ferret IPA, Ornery Otter Blonde, Plaid Ferret Scottish Ale, White Weasel Wheat, Anastasia Russian Imperial Stout, Weasel Boy Mango Wheat, Wiesel Junge Kolsch, and Liz Brown Ale.
The Anastasia has a bit of a cult following, but I preferred the rounder, less hoppy Stoat Stout; the Plaid Ferret Scottish Ale has turned my fiance on to a new style he didn’t know he liked. My favorite surprise was the Kolsch. I think it’s a new style for Weasel Boy, because it’s not on Beer Advocate yet, but it was super crisp, subtle, a bit spicy with a tiny hit of apricot, and totally refreshing. This summer, I will be seeking it out on hot afternoons as an alternative to Witbiers and Saisons.
05-22-2013 18:03:22 |
More by tipfortap
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Pushing westward through Ohio again (don’t ask), and still an hour out of destination Columbus. Seemingly early enough that it wasn’t unreasonable to detour off the exit, some exit, somewhere, for beer. Axis plains being what they were, I pulled into ‘Z’, crossed the ‘Y’, and wound around ‘til I found Weasel Boy. In an old industrial space on a multi syllabled named river, just about as easy as it sounds...
Was an old glass mold factory once upon a time not now and then secret hand grenade piece place during the war, some war, somewhere, probably not for beer. Enter off a lobby space into a big open room with a small “L” shaped bar back in the rear corner; wood pieced laminate topped, with a panel base, wood foot pole, and seating for a dozen on stools. Stainless steel tower sunken off the bar with 11 handles, many of them with logo stickers & markers above identifying selections.
Wood shelving piece behind the bar with growlers & glassware, and stacked pint glasses. Horizontal board on the brick barback wall listing tap selections and ABV’s; happy hours and growler pricing, too. Stained glass Weasel Boy logo light box above with house license plates to both sides, and a long shelf atop holding old glassware & cans, a Bud Man piece, a growler, a bunch of steins, mugs, and more. Shirts & hats displayed off the corner of the bar, and a framed GABF metal for the Anastasia RIS from 2010. A retro Old style clock back there, somewhere, too.
Mostly cinderblock walls painted brick & off white, some areas done up with brewery pieces, pics of people wearing Weasel Boy wear abroad, coaster displays, and that cool Heneiken ad with Mr. Spock (never seen that one befo’). Large paper snowflake covered panel windows with center squares opening over the Muskingum River to the rear and back side. Slat wood floorings, and foam filled ceiling rafters with white I-beams & blended ducts. Strung white lighting running the ducts and along the far wall, and drop bulb lighting over the bar and out across the floor.
Just off the bar, a 4 seat bar counter below the rear windows to the right some, a couch against the far wall with 5 lounge chairs surrounding a cut tree table. Completing the pen, a 7 stool counter ledge separating the bar area from forward seating (a ½ dozen square wood tables currently populated by professor types), brewing (a 7.5 barrel brewing system), & banding (space up front where they may play). Side room with a dozen+ tables where the art is, and an outside deck over the river with a large Weasel boy mural and hop vines.
11 beers up, the sampler gives all in baby glasses served on a wooden rack. 6 House standards (Ornery Otter Blonde Ale, 4.2%, crisp, slight fruitiness; White Weasel Wheat Ale, 4.9%, American Wheat, 50/50 barley/wheat, a bit buttery; River Mink Mild Brown Ale, 3.8%, nice light brown ale, slight hop character, nice malt flavor; Plaid Ferret Scottish Ale, 4.5%, slight caramel, light, good maltiness; Brown Stoat Stout, 6.2%, sturdy, licorice nose and after taste; Dancing Ferret IPA, 6.6%, English grassiness, sweetness follows), and 5 seasonal weasels (Wiley Wolverine Rye Pale Ale, 4.75%, nice bite, but I get a slight butter nose; Snow Ermine Holiday Ale, 7.7%, a honey vanilla porter gone too vanilla-ey, can’t get past the sweet; Blackfooted Porter, 5%, nice roasty, chocolate porter; Bourbon Barrel Aged Anastasia RIS, 10%, all bourbon, who knows what’s under there; Barrel Aged Brown Stoat Cherry Stout, 7%, the cherry comes through nicely and it’s not overdone). The Ornery Otter Blonde, River Mink Mild Blonde Brown, Brown Stoat Stout, Dancing Ferret IPA, & Blackfoot Porter were the best of ‘em. They make some nice beers; sampler down, I may need to stick around for a shorty (I did, and it was the Brown Stoat Stout).
Growlers for sale, including gallon growlers (for the Anastasia RIS only). Pizza oven coming soon. Otherwise, the food here is the palate cleansing pretzels I was dealt (thank you for dinner). Sat talking things beery with the Paultender, knows his game. Good crowd, good tunes, good drink, good house; me likey. Not so one or two and out as was anticipated, ‘cause suddenly, it’s after midnight; how did that happen? The tomorrow that’s going to suck is already today. I need to be gettin’ on the road…
06-15-2012 12:49:05 |
More by slander
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Stop #337 on my world brewery tour.
Have made attempts to visit in the past during the day but the 4pm open time made it a bit tough. This time around I was staying the night in Zanesville and had plenty of time to check the place out.
Tuesday night around 9:30.
Sat at the end of the bar. One other work couple there at the bar and some people hanging out either in a private room or outside.
Weasel boy has a couple of great things going for it. First, the huge old brick building overlooking the (Licking?) river and part of the city is a wonderful view. Bartender told me there was a patio out back to take in the view during nice weather.
I also liked the interior. Big, old room with exposed brewing equipment and some comfy furniture really did make it feel like a glorified homebrew operation (which is a good thing in my book).
Where it fell short was in the quality of the beer. I was just coming off a 24 hr. flu so my taste buds may have been out of whack. I felt all beers were lacking in body - especially the imperial stouts.
I had a sampler of all beers - blonde, wheat, mild brown, Scottish, stout, IPA, rye pale seasonal, Bourbon barrel RIS, and Bourbon barrel cherry stout (less Bourbon as reused barrel).
I did double down on a pint of the IPA as it had a bold, aggressive hop aroma and flavor. I was also having a nice chat with the bartender and didn't want to sample & run. All other beers just lacked in body and the RIS was well below what I would expect for a brewery to barrel age and sell 1 gallon growlers for $50 (still selling which may be reinforcement for my opinion).
Pizza kitchen being installed and recipes being formulated so they will have their own food in the near future.
I'm going to give them another shot with a healthy beer thirst and see if I get different results. Love the concept and effort, just wish the beers were a bit better.
04-02-2012 18:20:24 |
More by Yetiman420
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Another great use of an old industrial building. Seating bar area next to the equipment. Bar top, table area and patio. Great view of the river. Nice chill atmosphere at dinner, maybe gets more roudy later, probably only marginally so though. Looked like they get some local music.
10 taps of theirs plus one guest. Holiday porter and bb stout were my choices, both very good. Many people there drinking their lighter styles.
Service was good and knowledgeable. Dressed in some Irish garb for St Pattys day.
Should be a stop for anyone traveling by in 70.
03-17-2012 21:12:04 |
More by Bung
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