I visited Moncton with my girlfriend for 2 weeks and came to the Pumphouse about 5 times. The excellent beer kept us coming back, not to mention the amazing stone-oven pizzas. Even if you don't like beer, you should come here just for those. You won't be disappointed.
I naturally started with the beer sampler on my first night. I didn't have a single beer I did not like. The premium lager is clean, crisp and fresh, as a lager should be. I'm more of an ale guy though, and the ales did not disappoint. The Fire Chief Red, Special Old Bitter (SOB) and Scotch Ale were probably my favourites, but all others were quite good as well. Many of the beers had unique flavours that I wasn't expecting, not typical for their class. Pleasantly surprising. Even the blueberry ale (one of their top sellers I think) stood out from other blueberry/fruity beers I've tried. I'm usually not a fan of these, but the blueberry was great. And they put real blueberries in the glass-- very cool!
Atmosphere was perfect for a brewpub, cozy and spacious with a nice area with booths in the back of the building if you want to be tucked away from the main floor where the live music is. (I prefer conversation with friends to shouting over music, so it's a great option if you're like me.) Service was friendly, fast and competent. I found the prices to be very reasonable for both the beer and the food. If you're in Moncton and you like beer and/or pizza, this is a place you can't miss!
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