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“Good beer; lacking menu”
Review of Ithaca Beer Co.

Ithaca Beer Co.
Ranked #13 of 270 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Description: Ithaca Beer Company specializes in brewing world-class craft beer. Farm-to-table, American-style fare is served in our lively and modern brewpub restaurant. In addition to year-round favorites like our popular Flower Power IPA, you can also choose from new five barrel beers, a special Thursday night cask, and seasonal selections on rotation in our Taproom. Enjoy dining indoors, or on our patio and lawn in the warmer months. Brewery tours are available on weekends and by reservation.
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Description: Ithaca Beer Company specializes in brewing world-class craft beer. Farm-to-table, American-style fare is served in our lively and modern brewpub restaurant. In addition to year-round favorites like our popular Flower Power IPA, you can also choose from new five barrel beers, a special Thursday night cask, and seasonal selections on rotation in our Taproom. Enjoy dining indoors, or on our patio and lawn in the warmer months. Brewery tours are available on weekends and by reservation.
Reviewed August 19, 2013

The new brewery is a little off the road but definitely a good find. We tried a number of their beers. We really liked the Apricot Wheat beer. The brewery seemed to have of fans. We met a few others that were there from out of town, and made a point to come to refill on their favorites. We really wished the place would have had more food options. Similar to wine tasting, we wished the place would have offered pretzels or crackers to eat before the next beer. Also thought it would be great if the place sold soft pretzels or pizza sticks to dip in marinara as a snack. Needs more snack options, in my humble opinion.

Thank Dana B
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

When given a gift certificate for the Ithaca Beer Company, I was a bit deflated because I'm not a beer connoisseur. But we were blown away by the great food - real gourmet quality. We were so impressed w/ the food so we took foodie friends to IBC, one of whom does LOVE beer. We were all very pleased with the high quality food & the beer was darn good too. The view from the outdoor patio complements the great food & beer. The whole IBC experience is a Finger Lakes highlight & perfect to share with visiting guests.

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Thank BaliloverNewYork
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Wow, the new Ithaca Beer facility is great. The beer has always been awesome and now they have a facility and great food to match. Grab a Partly Sunny and head out to their outdoor area for a relaxing sunset. You'll thank me later!

Thank NYCBTRAVELER
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We ate at IBC on Father's Day. We ordered salads and pizza. Both were excellent. The salad dressing...yummy! The pizza crust...perfect. And of course, the beer was excellent. Try it, you will not be disappointed.

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Thank MarkTwainElmira
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

IBC is a great new addition to the Ithaca restaurant scene, but...it would have to be in "town" for me to give it the five stars that the service and food deserves. Unfortunately, it's located a bit out of the way (on a small side road out toward Newfield). The ten minute drive is a pain...and even more of a pain if you've had a few of their excellent craft beers.
The staff is very knowledgeable about the brewing of beers and good for debating the intricacies of hoppy vs. porter-y vs. lager-y. If you are a beer aficionado, it's a "must stop."
This review is focused on the restaurant side.
It's clear here that the focus is on beer.
That said, the food offerings, while limited, are very good.
The salads are fresh and offer that extra bit of local herbs that make your mouth water and wonder "what is it that makes it taste so fresh and good?" The burgers are fantastic and have(again) a fresh and wonderful taste. The "French fry flight" is genius! On my three visits, the deserts have been very limited. I hope management will flesh this segment out in the future.
Personally, I would also like to see some protein offerings that don't include red meat...some chicken, pork or egg would be welcomed.
Over all, a good meal with good service.

As an Ithaca attraction...a solid 5 stars (see review)

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Thank gotarheels
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