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Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Eatery ]
245 East Main Street
phone: (830) 997-1646
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| Reviews: 20
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Got the pleasure of trying out this place out over the weekend during Oktober Fest in Fredericksburg. Beer was very good, smapled there red ale and there seasonal oktoberfest brew, but i fell in love with there aniversary ipa, had several pints during the course of the afternoon. Staf is very knowledgable on the beers that are brewed there. Worth a day trip (depending on how close you live to Frederickburg) to go have some great food and great beer.
The food is exceptional, great sandwhiches, pizza is to die for, german style food, scotch eggs, and fried pickles that will make you wet your pants. Everything that they have on the menu will strike anyones fancy. Great atmosphere to be able to eat and drink right inside the brewerey. They also have a "bed and brew" where you can come stay the weekend right above the brew pub, how cool is that, walk down stars and go have a tastey brew. I highly recommend stoping in it is well worth the wait on a busy afternoon, and while you wait have a couple of their tasty beers.
10-05-2010 16:05:26 |
More by CONOR8832
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Atmosphere - Typical brewpub atmosphere, with the entire brew setup in plain view. Relatively comfortable seating and surroundings. Acceptable and friendly, if not remarkable.
Quality - Beer and food are fresh. Some variance in beer quality, but is still pretty good on the whole.
Service - Polite and prompt. Our server seemed fairly new, and did not know a lot about the beer. Even so, I was impressed that this place had trained its service staff fairly well.
Selection - Standard pub fare, including nachos and pizza. Five or six beers on tap. Beligian beer lovers look elsewhere.
Food - The food is excellent. I highly recommend the spinach artichoke pizza with "beer grain" crust. The nachos are done up right with fresh onions and peppers.
Value - Fredericksburg is essentially a tourist trap, with prices to match. You have to spend a little more, but in the end I think this place is worth a visit.
06-13-2005 02:40:23 |
More by mgdeth
United Kingdom (England)
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited here for lunch yesterday. The atmosphere at this brewpub was typical with friendly brewers, hosteses, and waiters. Quality of the food was very good especially for a brewpub.
The service was excellent and we were promptly served by our waitstaff.
The selection of food was extremely varied from american, german favorites, and tex-mex to suit all needs.
Not a single person disliked their meals. I've reviewed 4 of their beers if you are interested view my profile. The APA was the best that I tried.
03-13-2008 23:16:29 |
More by Squelch
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
Atmosphere- Fredericksburg Brewing is located along a touristy shopping area along the main road through town. Most of the shops around here are antique or craft shops. Not exactly my favorite shopping destinations. Luckily, Fredericksburg Brewing is a great escape from the kind of shopping my mother likes. The main room of the brewpub contains many tables and one long bar with the brewing equipment right behind it. In the back there is a banquet room which resembles a German biergarten. The premises also contains a 12-room "Bed N' Brew" and a Lager Room which dispenses to-go drinks for those stuck shopping with their wives.
Quality- The three beers I had here were of great quality. The Dunkle Weizan was dead-on, the Admiral's Amber was very good, but standard, and the seasonal Hoppy Holidaze was amazing.
Service- Service was prompt, and our waiter knew the beer pretty well too.
Selection- Unfortunately only five choices, but since the quality was great I didn't mind.
Food- The food selection was brewpub fair with a German influence. My father and I enjoyed our selections, but I think maybe my schnitzel made me a little sick.
I recommend Fredericksburg Brewing on the strength of their beers. Just don't expect this place to resemble real German biergartens.
12-17-2004 00:45:06 |
More by Gagnonsux
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
If you are in the area, stop by, it's worth the trip. Fredericksburg is a touristy town with a main drag to walk, and they encourage you to bring your beer with you. The Brewing Company has at least 4 beers they brew to choose from, and some great German food to sample. I liked the Pioneer Porter and got a growler to take home, but a friend really enjoyed the Enchanted Rock Red. All the plumbing is right there behind the bar and the staff are happy to show you the process. The brewing company also has a Bed & Brew (get your own breakfast).
09-02-2004 03:12:54 |
More by HardTarget
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
On a recent trip to Fredericksburg, we stopped in to have dinner and try their beers. The restaurant looks like its devided between a dining area, and a back drinking area which looks alot like the movie Beerfest. The atmosphere was very friendly, not over-crowded, and very lively. However, we did go before the dinner crowd hit, so this review may not be as exact. The waitstaff seemed friendly and had a good grasp of the food and beer that they serve. The service was relatively quick for the size of the location. Their food selection was good, but seemed to be limited in the selection of German food, having a bigger selection of other food on the menu. The beer selection was the usual, a wheat, red, pale, and porter. No seasonal at this time. The beer was average, but considering where Fredericksburg is located, this is probably the best you'll find in the area. I wasnt complaining. The prices were relatively reasonable, considering that its in a tourist town. Overall, a good place to go when in town.
Edit: After going to this location several times after my initial review, I felt that I needed to add some info. After trying the Fredericksburg Brewery's beer, I found that the beer is incredibly watery. I tried a couple of their beers after trying the sampler, and found their beers to be seriously lacking in body. The flavor is okay but it still feels like I'm drinking water. They display their awards on the wall from GABF, but after trying their beers, I just cant see how they have won any awards unless their entry beers at the festival are seriously altered. I'm not trying to bash this place as I still enjoy going there, but since my intial review, the beer has really gone down hill.
10-22-2008 22:17:38 |
More by beeragent
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Visited this brewpub during a past summer. Nice little town in the heart of Texas, pretty popular as a daytrip. Basically a "main street" type of town, with a main drag lined with mom & pop shops of all types. It was early in the day, but still pretty busy. I only had time for one beer with lunch, the Pioneer Porter which was excellent. The food (german sausage sampler) and service were great as well, and I'm looking forward to returning in the future to try the other beer offerings.
03-28-2006 15:58:23 |
More by briman
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3
Take this establishment with a grain of salt and enjoy it for what it is: a quality brewpub. Settled in the midst of an historically German town, there is little German authenticity about this place, including the brewed offerings. But as a brewpub, it's quite good.
Modern decor, lots of nice rockwork with the brewing equipment just behind the bar. Didn't try the food but looks like above-average pub fare (burgers and fries, etc). Larger room in the back for bands.
The place is usually packed and the beer is excellent. Only four styles offered, none particularly German but I liked everything I tried. Good place to waste a Sunday afternoon, seems like a lot of local regulars present.
03-31-2004 15:08:51 |
More by assurbanipaul
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
This is right on the main drag of Fredericksburg. It is a charming little brewpub. There is a large room in front as you walk in. The bar is to the right with all the brewing equipment behind the bar. The room is pretty much a big concrete building. There are a hand full of rooms that people can stay in upstairs as well. There is a beer garden in the back with an excellent sign that says "Less Government, More beer." That says it all. Very relaxed like the rest of the town.
The bartenders are very enthusiastic about their beer. Which is always good. The service was fast, friendly, and knowledgeable. No complaints here.
The selection is a bit to be desired. Pretty much a standard selection. A porter, pale, red, helles, ext. Nothing exciting, but nothing bad either. The helles was very good and an excellent example of a lager. If you hit the brewery at the right time they can have some really good offerings though (an Imperial Stout, a Maibock, an excellent coffee porter). Mostly the aforementioned beers though.
The food is all over the place, and nothing really excellent. I have not tried the German sausage plates, which are probably very good. Though the rest is just typical pub grub. There are other places in town that I would go to for a meal first.
Overall, a very nice place to grab a beer. They don't make a lot of crazy beer geek styles, but are very good at what they do. Which is making good quality beers in a fun atmosphere. I would be a regular if I lived in the area. Recommend if visiting the area.
10-30-2010 04:17:15 |
More by champ103
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
I have been here many times over the last ten years. I have always enjoyed myself and never thought I paid too much or did not receive product of good quality. The main dining room is big and contains a bar with the brew kettles right behind it. This is pretty cool and I have been there on several occassions when they are busy brewing. There is a huge beer garden type of thing behind the main dining room with a bunch of picnic tables and a bar that I think they only open on occassion. There are always four or five beers on tap with one usually being a seasonal. I have tasted the Enchanted Rock Red Ale(?), Pioneer Porter, Not So Dumb Blonde, Jailhouse Bock, Pedernales Pilsner and several others that escape my memory. All are of decent quality (I have noticed a little thinness in the beers my last few visits). They offer a sampler for 5 or 6 bucks and you can fill your growler for $12. Next door they have a shop where you can buy a cup of beer to enjoy while your wife is dragging you to every antique shop in town (there are a zillion)! The food has always been good, our favorite is the spinach and artichoke pizza. Make sure you order it with the beer grain crust, it is delicious!! The service is consistently good, I definitely recommend the Fredericksburg Brewery if you are passing through the Hill Country.
06-14-2005 02:05:12 |
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