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“Pleasantly surprised!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Three Notch'd Brewing Company

Three Notch'd Brewing Company
946 Grady Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Ranked #57 of 474 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Brew Pub
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“Pleasantly surprised!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

So many breweries popping up in holes in the wall, so I was skeptical. The place is small but cozy with great seating to meet friends and hang out. Interesting and creative selection of brew. I didn't do the flight of tasting, but had a unique beer that I enjoyed very much. So many different options, it would be a good place to go to experiment and do some tasting. Was crowded on a Thursday night, but not rowdy, kind of a well dressed, young middle-upper class/business crowd. My biggest piece of advice: they do not serve food as it is a brewery, not a bar. Mcgradys Irish pub is adjacent, so going there for a meal after a few drinks made sense. But the night we were there, the food was marginal and the service was terrible. I would not go back. Hopefully they were just having a bad night and it isn't always that way. We learned from some regular Three Notc'd goers that the best thing is to order in pizza or have food delivered there.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“Great beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Stopped by Charlottesville's newest brewery and had a great experience tasting their great beers. The tasting room has an industrial look and offers 2 different tastings 4 beers for $5.00 and 6 beers for $7.00. They give you a marker and let you pick which beers you want to taste on a "place mat". They make a great oatmeal stout, as well as some fine brown ales. They do not serve food but do have a food truck outside on occasion. If you are in the Charlottesville area and enjoy beer, Three Notch'd Brewing Company is worth a stop.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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“Surprisingly impressed!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I have been putting off visiting Three Notch'd for several months not think their beers would be that good. Prior to the tasting room opening, I had their 40-Mile IPA over the Summer at a local restaurant in C'Ville. I was not impressed at all. It tasted like something a "homebrewer" would make in their kitchen. Not very distinct of worthy of being a true craft brew. Fast forward 6 months and I am very impressed!

I was surprised by the number of offerings they had. It had to be at least 10-12 in their tasting room. I went for the 6-flight sampler so i could get a better idea of all they offer. A couple were just average and nothing special but several were very well done! Again, highly impressed!

Their tasting room is designed very well. Definitely a place to meet and socialize with friends. They did have a small room off to the side with a TV and a few tables but this place is all about communication and less about "sports bar." Head to the co-owners bar next for for that stuff.

Overall, very nice beer, polite staff, super prices! $10 for a growler fill and their 6 sampler was only $7! Definitely check them out if you have not already!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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