The Brew Brothers
Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 47
Beer Avg: 3.42
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 15
Reviews by RenoZymurgist:
2.05/5 rDev -36.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 1.5 | food: 3.5
As a local i am biased against trusting any casino to cater to anyone but tourists, especially if it is located downtown as Brew Brothers is. I have been there twice in 6 month intervals and i don't want to go back unless a coupon for free food falls in my lap. Their beer is mediocre and features a small selection of unimaginative recipes ment to try and not scare away any business. The atmosphere reminds my of a beer laboratory mixed with a pub crossed with a little casino extravagence. The artificial tubes pumping colored water is kind of cool but to me none of this makes up for their average beer. The food is the only saving grace of this place, but why would any self respecting beer drinker go to a brewpub with bad beer?
The first time that i went there i had a sampler and a burger to try and guage . Nothing on the beer menu was ment to interest a well traveled beer lover as any experienced palate would have tasted these flavor a hundred times before in many of the world's other crappy micro breweries.
In spite of this poor first impression i gave them another try to see what might be on tap. Sadly i found that their "specialty" beer, a dark american wheat, was still on tap six months later. I decided that brewers who don't drink beer make poor recipes and not enough recipes at that. A few months later i heard from a friend that they copied a popular I.P.A., made by the Great Basin which is also located in Reno, in order to bring some locals in. This cemented my derision for Brew Brothers, as i think they should at least try to create their own recipies even if they are no good.
The large portions of food and the many televisions located within easy sight of the bar helped me to forget that i was drinking boring beer but not enough to make me come back.
P.S. Why do they serve everything in German Weissbier glasses?
05-27-2003 20:57:37 | More by RenoZymurgist
More User Reviews:
2.35/5 rDev -27.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 3 | $$$$
Located in the casino, I think right before the threshold for Circus Circus. This is totally not a beer lover's destination. The most exotic beer you might get is their pale ale. The house beers suck, the best thing they might have is Great Basin's Icky IPA (think british underhopped style, and this is the best thing they have!). Super expensive, this place, and the airport one, for what you get.
So even on top of the lousy beer they make, they also have terrible service. All the servers and bartenders were huddled for like 5 minutes, talking about how they hate sports, customers, Fox news (I loved the artsy coffee barista looking guy, "I heard Fox news doesn't even check 50% of their facts. . . "). OK, that part was actually amusing in a "you poor soul" kind of way.
Anyways, sometimes they have overpriced cigars out front, depending on how trendy it is at the time. Sometimes it'll be the older crowd here, sometimes there's the tourist party accountant types. But the beer is always lame and overpriced.
01-14-2011 17:55:27 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.43/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I did a review of Brew Brothers a few years ago but it seems to have disappeared so I will try again.
Brew Brothers is located in the Eldorado Casino on a second level, just follow the signs inside the casino. The atmosphere is like a sports bar with no feel to it, at least thats my opinion. As for beer I am a IPA guy but there Big Dog IPA has a funny taste to me, maybe to much critus for my taste. I do like the Gold Dollar Pale Ale, good warm weather beer but good year round.
As for food my two favorites are the White Pizza, three cheeses, mushrooms and truffle oil. And the other everyone has to try at least once is the Grilled Chedder Cheese Sandwich Burger, this is really different and one of a kind.
For first time visitors Brew Brothers has a lot of Beer and food specials, just look at their website and do a few google searches and hopefully save some money.
This is not my first choice for a micro in Reno, but when I meet people for lunch this is where they want to go, so we go!!!
08-01-2010 20:25:46 | More by VegasBill
3.38/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This is a great oasis in the middle of the Casino. Walking in you get the impression of a sports bar with a number of large screens. They have about 8-9 beers on tap, a bit of something for everyone. The beers are good but nothing outstanding. The bartenders seem to know the beers quite well. The food menu has a good variety without being too large. Can't beat the 3-6 happy hour prices with a large beer only $3. Service can be a bit spotty at times. It is fairly quiet in the afternoon but activity and volume ramps up as the evening progresses.
It is supposedly rated "Best Brewpub in America" by someone. It's really more of a happening night spot that serves decent beers.
07-04-2010 14:55:53 | More by soju6
3.88/5 rDev +19.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $
lets just say i like this place a lot and not mainly because of the beer. for me i mainly go there for the food because it is pretty damn good, especially for the price. monte cristo and their rueben are super nice. it also helps that they have their own brew which is pretty good, but not great...although based on the food it is just a bonus that they have decent beer. if it wasnt the combo of the 2 i probably wouldnt go there every time i was in reno. for a brew pub based on just beer and food, its a great place. atmosphere is lacking a bit, its more of a place to get food rather than a beer. if youre eating a meal of food and wanna sit down though, then go.
10-14-2009 20:05:45 | More by juhl31
3.38/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $
The best thing about the place was the happy hour food specials. Great deals including by one get one free personal pizzas. You can't beet that, and they were pretty good pizzas.
The beer was good and a couple were very good. I thought their Gold Dollar Pale Ale was fantastic and the best I'd had at any of the five brewpubs I visited on that trip. The Kolsch and Hefe were also very good. I was a bit disappointed in the IPA however.
Inside the casino so you have to walk through the floor to get t it, but it's worth it. Nice beer, nice prices.
11-10-2008 19:41:41 | More by Butch
2.8/5 rDev -13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
With such a great location (on the second level of El dorado casino along the walkway that links to Silver legacy). Yes a great location so why not make good beer? I figure that it makes no difference people are going to stop in because they are passing by and say hey lets go in and check it out. This was my second visit, I try to give a place a second chance if the first wasn't a pleasent time. Well this place won't get a third try from me. Got a sampler set and other than the porter being a fair drink there wasn't anything really good to mention. The wheat was off flavor, stout had no body, and the IPA was unfinishable.
The food was average nothing really to get excited about. I hate giving bad reviews, but I have to tell it like it is.
04-13-2007 03:59:29 | More by Inflames
3.48/5 rDev +7.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Right inside the El Dorando / Silver Legacy Casinos.
Brew Bros. is VERY popular, and often crowded with a line to get in. I've been here before and waited in line for while just to get in. This time, I went for lunch, and had to wait 5 minutes or so.
Atmosphere here at night is more like a dance club, instead of a brewery. This place can get really loud. I was there for lunch, and it was pretty mellow.
The beer I had was pretty good. It was an IPA, nothing special, but it was ok and drinkable. They had about 6 beers on tap.
Food was good. I had a montecristo that was pretty tasty. Prices were reasonable.
All in all, this brewery is pretty good. But's it's just not my type of place.
02-26-2007 06:01:05 | More by flexabull
3.73/5 rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stumbled, literally, into this casino lobby location and was pleasantly surprised. We were staying in the Hotel and looking for a bite after a day of travel. They do their best to respect beer and the beer they serve while being right in the middle of the road was decent to wash down a fairly tasty burger and salad. Lots of TVs with assorted sports on, fermenters and what looks like an actual brewing set up visible behind glass near the entry. Friendly staff and good service. I ordered "whatever is hoppiest" and was served a bland Pale ale type of thing, so the house beer was not stunning, but it was beer and it seemed fresh. In short, you could do a lot worse in Reno, and this place provided a pleasant, clean setting, a decent meal and decent brew for folks passing through Reno.
09-03-2006 13:27:19 | More by Billolick
2.79/5 rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | $
I recently stayed at the Eldorado Casino while in Reno for a wedding. I don't typically visit a Casino's restaurants/establishments as I've found that the local/non-casino establishments offer more variety and atmosphere. However, after finding out that this was a brewpub, I just had to check it out and sample at least one beer.
Although Brew Brothers is located in a casino, I was happy to see that neither the bar nor the restaurant had any games or slot machines present. I was there for the atmosphere and a beer, not to gamble.
Atmosphere was pleasant with several people present to watch the NBA finals on the television. Brew Brothers offers live entertainment, and tonight was no different with a band beginning to set up on stage. Lighting was muted, which helped create a comfortable ambience amidst the dark wood and leather interior. As with most brewpubs, the brew kettles and conditioning tanks were present behind glass windows at the entrance to the pub.
I sampled the Big Dog IPA and found it was typical of many other IPAs. Average hop bitterness, but nothing spectacular about it to make it a more memorable brew. However, it was good nonetheless, and I would have ordered another had I had the time. Unfortunately, I was only able to stay for one beer.
Service was very good. I actually ordered the Big Dog from the bar, but immediately received the bartender's attention as I approached.
I was disappointed in the selection, however. Several signs located outside the brewpub mention other award winning styles which were not on tap that evening. I had hopes of trying their barleywine, but settled for the Big Dog when no other styles piqued my interest. For the most part, Brew Brothers offered the most standard of beer selections; pale ale, IPA, brown ale, and pilsner.
Having just returned from dinner, I didn't have an opportunity to sample their pub fare.
As far as value, I couldn't believe my ears when the bartender told me the price of my beer. $2.00! I don't know if they were running a special that night, but the last time I had a two dollar beer was in Mexico during happy hour.
Brew Brothers states that it was voted the best brewpub in America, however I'd have to disagree. While the atmosphere and beer was good, the general selection of beers does not even remotely match some of the local brewpubs here in Chicago.
I'd consider visiting Brew Brothers on my next trip to Reno, I just hope that they have more variety by then.
06-23-2006 04:23:42 | More by hammer09
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The Brew Brothers in Reno, NV
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