DuClaw Brewing Company
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Reviews by mrasskicktastic:
3.68/5 rDev -1.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Atmosphere - This restaurant is right int he middle of the gigantic mall at Arundel Mills. I don't like malls, going to DuClaw was the trade for me going to the mall at all with girlfriend. So, I might be harsh here. The music was pretty awful. People are visible walking around outside The place is small. The decor is simple (in a modern sense), but it is fitting. The seats of the booth we were seated in moved to reveal smashed drywall and wires. I guess I didn't like the atmosphere much at all.
Quality - The offerings of DuClaw are varied and what I had, the Old Flame (an old ale) and Venom (APA) were both pretty good, particularly the latter.
Service - Our waiter was nice and helpful. My beers came filled almost to the brim off of the tap with only a tiny room for head. Food arrived promtly. No complaints here. Granted they were about as busy as a ski resort in Equador when we came, so I can't talk about how they fair when more crowded.
Selection - Well they don't seem to have much beer aside from their own offerings and macros. However, the variety of their offerings is diverse enough to create a decent variety. Besides, who would go to DuClaw to try a pint of Clipper City beer?
Food - What I had was great! I had a portebello sandwich and it was delicious. My girlfriend got nachoes and they were covered in that disgusting yellow goop that is passed off as cheese. They seemed to have done *something* to it, because it didn't taste that gross. The dessert, Vesuvius Cake I believe, was delicious.
Value - The pints seemed to be around the range of 3.50 - 4.00. Quite reasonable if you ask me. The food was not expensive either. Two meals, a dessert and two beers under $30 is reasonable.
01-28-2006 21:07:41 | More by mrasskicktastic
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3.95/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
I went to the DuClaw location in Arundel mills, I was very pleased with my experience here. The waitress even told me about a combination of naked fish and sweet baby jesus that they make called the PB & J beer. Which I got and was delicious! The also have a large menu selection.
When it came to food I got their lamb burger and and misfit chips which were very good. I myself am not a guge kettle chip fan I couldn't stop myself from eating all of the chips on my plate. Also if you haven't had sweet baby jesus yet try it out of the tap it is ridiculously good, and it is easy to see why most stores have trouble keeping it on their shelves.
05-05-2013 20:30:41 | More by TomG2751
3.85/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
A - For a "Mall Bar" it's better than most. The restaurant area is nice with the high walled booths that let you have a nice lunch or dinner without being disturbed by the other diners (with kids). The bar & patio areas nice though the bar music is a little loud for normal conversation (especially during happy hour).
S - Even on Release Nights, the service in the both bar & the restaurant is good. Even outside on the patio, the servers are always about, making sure no one goes hungry or thirsty.
S - Tap selection is limited to their own brews but what a selection! And every month, there's a new beer release with firking day releases throughout the month.
F - Better than most bar foods & far better than the other restautant selections in the mall. The Buffalo Chicken Dip & Chili are excellent and the Misfit Chips are great to munch with your beer.
03-09-2012 14:54:22 | More by monique
3.88/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Atmosphere? It is in a mall what more can you say. I have sat in the bar area the 4 times or so I have been. Somewhat industrial feel to it. Nice selection-I think there were at least 10 if not 12 DuClaw beers available on my last visit. Everything from a pale amber to BOTH a RIS and barleywine. I had a really good caramel nut brown ale and a cascadian dark ale on nitro among others. While DuClaw beers are good, they always seem right on the edge of being great to me.
Service has always been really good at the bar. On my last trip the bartender and his fill in could not have been any more attentive. Very liberal with tasting samples if I was curious about a specific beer.
Food has been very good the 3 times I have eaten here. Had a great Kobe beef burger last time though the spicy sauce on it was tasteless, which actually allowed the beef to come thru!
While I would not make it a destination it sure beats shopping with the wife. Does Burlington Coat Factory sell beer? I think not.
01-02-2012 01:17:23 | More by lackenhauser
3.5/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Stopped by the other day in order to sample the new colossus on tap.
For starters, this particular DuClaw is located in the Arundel Mills Mall, which means on a weekend, parking may be a bit difficult to come by. Once inside, DuClaw has your typical TGIF/Applebee's vibe, with something of a sterile, cafeteria like look to it. They did have 5 or 6 flat screen TV's over the bar, which makes this a pretty good place to hang out and watch a sporting event. One thing that's kind of interesting, is that there is a completely separate bar area set apart from the dining room area (with a wall and separate door). I can only assume that DuClaw does this to make sure they adhere to some local ordinance that doesn't permit minors in an establishment selling alcohol.
As for quality and selection, in addition to the colossus, there were 10 other DuClaw beers on tap this day. This included the usual core beers, as well as the mayhem weizenbock and the exile 5 on tap. I think they also have bottles of the usual BMC products for those who find DuClaw beers too flavorful.
Quality was decent, as it pretty much always is at DuClaw. I wasn't all that thrilled with the Mayhem or Serum (DIPA), but the wit was enjoyable, and the colossus was pretty interesting.
As for food, I got the wings. They were OK, but no better than that. A lot of places in and around Baltimore do wings pretty well, and IMHO, much better than what I got at DuClaw. Otherwise, the menu is pretty good size with some interesting options (you can make your own slider plate, with 9 different variaties to choose from).
Prices for food were fairly reasonable (my plate of 8 wings came to $8), but I thought beer prices were a bit on the high side. I expected the Colussus to be fairly expensive (my 6 ounce glass was $6), but I was kind of puzzled by the price for my pint of Sawtooth wit. It's one of their core beers; they make it themselves; so $5 just struck me as a bit high.
I'm not a huge mall fan to begin with, and certainly there's nothing about this DuClaw location that is a draw. Their beers are OK, and if I happened to be at the mall for some reason I could see stopping by here again. As I can't imagine driving over to Arundel Mills Mall any time soon, that's probably not going to happen.
06-20-2011 14:16:16 | More by johnmichaelsen
4.14/5 rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
Stopped here this past week as my wife and friends were shopping in the mall.
A- A classy looking eating place in the resturant section. The bar section which I sat in was a nice and stylish looking. Swishy looking bar top with what I saw 2 different sections of handles. T.V.'s were all over the place in the bar area.
Q- The quality I saw from the place was good. The bartender knew what he was talking about and poured nice healthy samples and beers themselves. Flavorful and looked good.
S- Service was pretty good. The bartender at times answered my questions but still seemed to not really know at times what I was talking about. Never really had to wait to get another beer when I needed one. Although at times it seemed like he wanted to rather talk to all his co-workers.
S- A nice selection of DuClaw beer's which I was grateful to try. It looked like there was 4 seasonal taps there that seemed to be rotating.
03-13-2011 07:29:26 | More by alleykatking
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DuClaw Brewing Company in Hanover, MD
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