I recently met some girlfriends after work for dinner & drinks at this new local microbrewery. It was my 2nd visit. The location is great for workers and tourists in the downtown area. It is within walking distance from the major local tourist attractions (ALPLM, Lincoln's Home & Hoogland Center). Parking is tricky. You will likely need to park along the border streets as the spots right in front of the building fill up fast. Parking is metered during the work weekday.
The majority of their local brews seem darker and I prefer lighter beers, but, they do offer one that they make themselves so I ordered it and they were out. They also serve an Irish Cider that I like and isn't common among other Springfield taverns, so ordered that and they were also out. At this point I was forced to order a drink that I could have gotten anywhere else or even made at home. That's never really why I go to a microbrewery but it was that or order one of the dark ales that I'd tried my previous visit (they do have a sampler that is worth it to determine whether you can handle the dark stuff) and knew I wouldn't like.
Dinner choices are unusual if you aren't prepared to order the standard burger. They serve a range from lamb to 'bangers & mash'. I recomend checking out their website/menu before you go. http://www.obedandisaacs.com
Being a vegetarian I ordered a salad (Asian Chicken Salad w/o the chicken). It was ok - nothing spectacular. Next time I would try the Veggie Burger. There is a salmon dinner on the menu one of my friends ordered and it looked good but she wasn't sure it was worth the price ($15). She also had to order a drink from the bar (b/c they were out of the light ale) and the bartender made it wrong, twice.
I think it was just ill-fated timing on our group's part they were out of the lighter ales and cider. I haven't heard this happens regularly, but, definitely wasn't expecting it after my 1st visit was good enough to give the place another try. (Although that trip was drinks only.)
I think the atmosphere would be fine for families during the day, but, after about 6pm on the weeknights OR weekends it seemed pretty "adult only". I wouldn't want to discourage anyone from trying it - its worth it if you are visiting Springfield from out of town - but if it were me with children younger than 12 I would stick to the earlier hours. They do offer a very basic Kids Menu. There is a small outdoor patio.
Overall, its worth a try but be prepared to sample the local brews and have an alternate plan for a drink.