Lafayette Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 24
Beer Ratings: 133
Beer Avg: 3.66
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4.38/5 rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped by the Lafayette Brewing Company to share a pint with some friends from work. The bar area is a little eclectic in its mix of breweriana, chile lights, and gargoyles; but it is comfortable. I like the long copper bar.
The selection if brews is nice for a small brewpub. At any given time they have 10 or so beers on tap. Today they had 2 cask conditioned ales. Not bad for a little Indiana town.
The service is always great. I have been there several times and everyone has been friendly and helpful. Today was kind of slow, so we got a little more facetime with the bar-tender, and she knew her stuff when it came to beer. A lot of brewpubs/beer-bars I have been in the staff knows little to nothing about what they have.
Prices are reasonable. My cask-conditioned strong ale was $4 and change. My friend picked up a 64 oz growler of Oatmeal Stout for $12.
All in all, a nice place to visit. No smoking until 9PM, so you can actually taste your beer and food. Family friendly during the day/evening, haven't been there at night.
Edit: Sept 30, 2006. Actually ate soem of the food today at LBC. It was very good. The menu is above and beyond what I would call "pub fare" with some very fine entrees. Usually you find a brewpub that does one thing well or both mediocre. LBC does the food and the beer right!
08-12-2006 02:18:09 | More by beveritt
4.28/5 rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
The main dining room of the Lafayette Brewing Co. has a nice, clubby, tavern feel with lots of dark wood. You can look in on the brewing gear as you sit down to lunch and a pint. (I haven't been to the second floor, yet. I will update when I do.)
All of the beers that I have enjoyed at LBC have been at least good and some have been excellent. Since I normally walk to the brewpub, I always forget to make notes on the brews. I will remedy this on future visits.
Service has ranged from excellent to average, averaging out to consistently good with the occasional peak and valley.
There are always more beers available than I can conceivably have since I normally have to head back to work after I leave.
The food is normally top-notch: fresh, flavorful and a nice variety to choose from.
All in all a nice place that, very nicely, is within walking distance for me. Other than being disappointingly closed on Mondays, the Lafayette Brewing Company is one of my favorite places in Indiana.
05-10-2006 15:30:12 | More by monkeytoe
3.41/5 rDev -11%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
My first trip to LBC was for the recent Winter Warmer, Barleywine and Strong Ale tasting. The main bar reminds me of an old small town tavern. The LBC beer while not overly exciting, does have a Black Angus Oatmeal Stout that I think is outstanding. They also had on a cask conditioned Weeping Hog IPA that was very good.
The upstairs bar has pool tables, which were not being used during the Barleywine and Strong Ale tasting.
A decent place to stop in for a beer or to hear some music on the weekends. Will have to stop in sometime to try the food.
02-19-2005 01:33:44 | More by Indybeer
4/5 rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
As I am glad to have any brewpub in my area, the LBC gets a fairly high score from me. The atmosphere is nice with brewania filling the walls and wood all around. The best time to go would be in the late afternoon hours when there are few people at the bar. When this place gets crowded the service is basically nonexistent. The bartenders tend to be very knowledgeable about the beer they brew(can't say the same for the wait staff). There are generally 4 beers on tap plus 1 cask conditioned beer available at all times. The Oatmeal Stout, 85, and Weeping Hog IPA(on cask) are very solid and respectable beers. If for some reason you had business to do in Lafayette or at Purdue University, I would definately drop by. Growlers are also available.
03-02-2004 02:00:50 | More by soper2000
3.75/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
I made quite a few visits here last week while in Lafayette. The beer is quite good. They seem to have some permanent selections along with seasonal offerings, eight in all. If you bring some younger friends with you, they also have a draft root beer. I recommend the Oatmeal Stout. The IPA from the firkin was also quite impressive.
Service was sketchy at times. One night, the bartender was mistakenly charging the cask conditioned price for the beers on tap and forgot to give me change for my first pint. To her defense though, it was rather busy.
The food was above average. I tried the bison burger and the blue buffalo chicken wrap. Both were good, but could have been better.
02-29-2004 18:41:51 | More by benzol
3.5/5 rDev -8.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Lafayette brewing is a fairly large sized pub/restaurant in "downtown" Lafayette on Main Street. Walking in reminded me a lot of many other country restaurants and bars but the clientele was more of a surburban crowd hanging out enjoying themselves. The one detractor (which is a biggie from me) is that even though we were in the non-smoking section, cigarette smoke still pervaded everywhere and left us smelling horrible at the end of the night. This is unacceptable to me and severely hurt the otherwise fine atmosphere. Selection of food was good and the beer selection was quite varied despite lacking any big beers. I opted for a guest tap (the Left Hand Milk Stout) which ended up being wretched and then decided to get a sampler of the beers. Overall the experience was a very pleasant one that I would probably repeat, especially if they put in better ventilation to get rid of the smoke.
12-31-2003 18:35:08 | More by jreitman
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Lafayette Brewing Co. in Lafayette, IN
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