Stoudt's Brewing Co. - Black Angus Rest. and Pub

2800 North Reading Road, Adamstown, PA, 19501, United States
(717) 484-4387
Latitude: 40.24035, Longitude: -76.05836


Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 3.17 | Atmosphere: 3.17 | Service: 3.08 | Food: 4.00
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vgatto (442)
Sunday 19th of February 2012 06:34:19 PM
Stoudt's is a 78,000 square-foot sprawling German-inspired complex that delights customers with steak, beer, artisan bread, antiques, and festivals. The facade is stucco, greyish blue wood, and lime green trim. The original Stoudt’s Black Angus steakhouse opened in 1964. In the late 60's, Adamstown became an antiques hub, and Stoudt’s Antique Mall was built in 1972 directly behind the restaurant. Stoudt's Beer Garten was built in 1978, and their annual German Beer Festival was born. The crowning achievement was Ed Stoudt’s Brewing Company in 1987, one of Pennsylvania's first microbreweries since Prohibition. Stoudtburg Village opened in 1995, a German style village with cobblestone square and storefront homes.

As of 2011, Stoudt's has expanded to brewing about 10,000 barrels a year. Stoudt's year-round beers include unremarkable examples of German-style Pilsener, Munich-style Helles Gold Lager, American Pale Ale, a better than average "Scarlet Lady" ESB, and three delicious big beers that register at 9-10% abv: Double IPA, Fat Dog Imperial Oatmeal Stout, and their famous Belgian Triple Ale. Stoudt's rotating seasonals include Karnival Kolsch, Heifer-In-Wheat, Oktober Fest, Revel Red, and an outstanding Smooth Hoperator (7.2%). I have visited Stoudt's complex twice for their frequent beerfests, and am very impressed with the atmosphere, beer, food, music and fun in the Beer Garten. A memorable experience!
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.25

Berkes944 (1)
Thursday 23rd of December 2010 09:02:08 AM

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Dude are you serious? You're upset about not getting a free sample in the 1990's? It's 2010. And honestly who's the cheap a** as you put it? Completely tearing apart the entire place because you didn't get something for free. Sounds like a cheap a** to me. Stoudt's has great beer, and Ed and Carol are two of the best in the industry. Do yourself a favor and stick to the $2.00 Miller Lites, you're not worthy of a good craft beer.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A

brewcat (21)
Monday 21st of June 2010 09:14:59 PM
When I was just learning about "craft brews' while living in Philadelphia in the 1990's and going to med school I made the trip out to Stoudt's because they were at the time a great "craft brewery." Boy was I disappointed. We made the trip and took the tour and guess what? They did not even give any samples of their beers. I was told while standing at the bar that "if we gave everyone a free sample we would be out of business." Tell that to literally every other brewery that I have visited since. I have been to over 100 breweries throughout the world and Stoudt's is the only brewery that did not give out even one free "sampler." Carol is a cheap a**. That's right, Cantillon, Guinness, Bridgeport, New Belgium, Spezial, Victory, Allagash, Shipyard, Anchor, etc. etc. have all given out free samples to try. Not Stoudt's. Since that very day I have never bought or drank another Stoudt's brew. Shame on you Carol!!
Selection: 0.25 | Atmosphere: 0.25 | Service: 0.25 | Food: N/A
Monday 12th of October 2009 07:37:48 PM
Stopped in on way home from Yuengling tour. Wife and I both ordered samplers so got 8 five oz pours of their beers. All the beers were very good, Ed Stoudt knows his stuff. Perhaps the most disappointing was the pumpkin, it just didn't have much flavor. The Fat Dog stout was an amazing beer. At 9% ABV it is a chewy, fruity stout without the burnt coffee so prevalent in big stouts. The bar food menu was nice and the food was excellent. Our waitress knew the beers and took time to talk with us. Nice atmosphere with good food and great beer. Wish it was closer.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.5
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