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Evolution Craft Brewing Co. Public House
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Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
201 E Vine St
phone: (443) 260-2337
(Place added by: lackenhauser on 03-27-2012)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 3
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
I have been to the original tasting room in Delmar but wanted to check out the pubic house since they moved about 18 months ago. I happened to be in Delaware on Vacation so took the short drive to have lunch and enjoy some beers fresh from the source. We go to the public house about an hour after opening and were seated at the bar.
The bartender took our drink and appetizer order quickly and we were enjoying crab dip and I had an Incubator #2 while my wife had the pineapple coconut infused martini with orange. The crab dip was the best I have had, so cheesy yet full of crab and the garlic bread was soft yet crisp with parmesan dusting and went perfectly. The place was full but we were eating lunch(salad and burger with fries) pretty quickly after the appetizer was gone. They had 1/2 dozen year round and a couple seasonal beers on tap as well as a few collaboration/limited release beers on tap. They also have the option of limited cellar edition bottles available. I was able to check out the tasting room next door too, but there was no real difference in draft offerings. I took a Belgian Strong Pale to go in a growler which was brought back after hiatus called Prelude gold according the bartender.
I would recommend Evolution as the service, selection freshness of food and beer was top notch, the bathroom and dining are could use a little tidying, but in general the atmosphere is relaxed and stylish so I was able to feel at home while we were there. We went on Sunday so it was happy hour all day...we spent about half what I expected.
08-23-2013 18:35:51 |
More by Slatetank
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Heading home from the beach. Boardwalk, Burley Oak and then Evo. First visit to the new brewhouse/public house. Open at noon or Saturdays.
Atmosphere: Big, darker, plenty of televisions, long bar on entrance, two separate rooms. An interesting place, I'd call it haute architecture for a brewpub. The secondary room, where we were seated, had three unisex bathrooms and a large triptych listing cheeses, beer, and charcuterie. The bar is well-stocked. On a dreary day it seems especially dark. The tasting room is right next door.
Quality: High-end menu, ample beer selection, mostly attentive staff. A step up from the old Bi-State location. I'd say that, like Troegs, Evo is shooting for the upper end of the craft beer spectrum.
Service: As I said, generally attentive. That attention slowed as the meal progressed and the restaurant got a bit busier. Overall though, I was happy.
Selection: This is where the ball leaves the park. A huge list that showcases Evolution but includes plenty of local and national names. A cocoa nib/vanilla bourbon barrel porter caught my eye - excellent choice. It would be very difficult to walk away unhappy. Plus the tasting room is right next door for certain growler fills (the bourbon porter, alas, was not a growler option).
Food: Decent food. My Thai wings lacked pizzazz - a thicker sauce with more heat would have been nice. Ksak's kimchee was good - spicier than my wings and excellent if not fishy. Extra grilled cheese sandwiches were perfect for sopping up the sauce there. Cheese and meat plates are plentiful - I would have taken that route if the young ones hadn't been in tow.
Evolution took their time and, I think, nailed it here.
08-31-2012 23:36:18 |
More by akorsak
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
The new home of Evolution-relocated from Delmar. Now an actual brewpub with food and all. The Tasting Room is right next door for just a pint or all your growler needs.
Inside the old ice plant. Long bar just inside the door-seats maybe 20 or so. Tall cafe tables in the bar area and another dining room adjacent. High ceilings-somewhat of an industrial feel.
Service has been good both times in the bar and the Tasting Room. Some familiar faces from the Delmar location.
Selection has been great so far. Almost the whole Evo line up in one place at once-HOORAY!!!! 2 guest taps as well. Another local Burley Oak from Berlin, outside Ocean City, and Heavy Seas Peg Leg Stout both times I was in.
An eclectic menu-spotlighting local foods whether it is fish, meat, dairy, vegetables, etc. The deviled eggs for an appetizer rock, as do the Thai chile steamed clams. Love the cheese board and freshly sliced cured meats available as a platter or "board" as well.
A great local addition and great to have Evo in a facility they are very deserving of. Price is reasonable, might seem high in spots, but for the quality it is right on in my book. Tasting Room seats maybe 15 at the bar with some high tables towards the back. 8 Evo beers were in there last Sunday. A barrel room and other parts of the brewery are slowly coming together. LOVE my new local!
04-26-2012 00:12:31 |
More by lackenhauser
Evolution Craft Brewing Co. Public House in Salisbury, MD
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