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“Go for the beer, but only for the beer”
Review of Amherst Brewing Company - CLOSED

Amherst Brewing Company
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 27, 2013

The beer is truly excellent, and they often have a good list of excellent local and regional ciders as well, and some fine guest beers. The food is exactly average, and the building is cavernous and rather soul-less. The kitchen closes early, and sometimes erratically, so not, as you might expect, a place to get a late bite.

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Thank Jay G
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

So this is the second time we have tried going to this place for some dinner. The first time, the kitchen was completely closed, even though their website says the dinner menu is until 10pm. This time, we went earlier, and there was still no dinner menu to order from, only the "bar menu." Why do they even have the dinner menu hours on their own website if they are not going to honor those hours. That being said, the waitress was very nice and extremely patient with our large group. The food was decent, but I've had better. I guess if you are just interested in drinking lots of beer, this is the kind of place for you. I don't drink, so I have no idea what the beer tastes like. The only thing worth having is the fried oreo sundae, which I was told, by people in my group who had ordered it before, has been made much smaller, but still have the same price tag.

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Thank Tejas D
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Went to ABC with a few friends from our UMASS days. Big place, somewhat underwhelming interior, and the food was average at best. But, some of the guys really enjoyed the microbrews, and it was a good place for a group reunion. Wait staff was very accommodating, even with the many special requests we had. Pub food seemed better than the 'dinner menu'. But, for the reunion crowds wanting casual food near the campus, this fit the bill.

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Thank Glenn B
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Alums back for a visit to the zoo and first time to ABC's new location. Blown away by the square footage and pleased that the beer selection is still as good as ever.

Thank reppop
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We enjoyed the prime rib Saturday night specials and tasting the variety of microbrews at the Amherst Brewing Company. It's in an understandable but awkward location, a strip mall, but it's near the UMass college campus, so we understand why the strange location. Not much by way of atmosphere, the place has a dark pool-hall look to it on the inside, but the friendly service and good food made all the difference to us. Highly recommend overall.

Thank JHalo
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