Dahlonega Brewing Company (Caruso's Italian)

19 East Main Street, Dahlonega, GA, 30500, United States
(706) 864-4664
Latitude: 34.53305, Longitude: -83.98424

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Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 1.63 | Atmosphere: 2.13 | Service: 3.25 | Food: 4.00
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Monday 30th of July 2012 01:40:27 PM
I was in the area and wanted to see Dalonega so I packed myself into this brewery. I didn't try the food but compared to other local restaurants, they seemed to have a large clientele.

There were only 2 Beers on tap, an Amber and a Pilsner. Being an Amber fan, i went for the Amber. It wasn't impressive. The color was very light and the flavor was off style. Carmelization was lacking and it was closer in flavor to an under hopped pale ale with a little DMS in the profile. The PILSNER on the other hand was quite good with a very nice flavor of noble hops and Saaz. Unlike the Amber, it was clean, clear and distinct. It was a summer Thursday Night but the Bar was empty save one other customer even though the restaurant was quite busy. The bartender was polite but distracted by the manager who more interested in moving furniture around the restaurant than in pleasing the few customers they did have. The bartender knew little about the beers she was serving and I left for greener pastures. NICE TOWN for a WEEKEND VISIT, quiet and polite with a lot of quaint stores. Better bars than this, though.
Selection: 2 | Atmosphere: 2.25 | Service: 2.5 | Food: N/A

colin (96)
Wednesday 2nd of March 2011 08:57:38 PM
I read some really bad reviews on Yelp of the food of this place, and was planning on getting it elsewhere before trying their beer. But I wasn't able to find anything, so I just went for it. The food was actually pretty good. The beer and the bar were not so much.
This is a local dive. Lots of old women with smokers coughs sitting around playing keno. That surprised me a bit with the touristy connotation Dahlonega carries. I expected goofy suburban Atlantans in Harley-Davidson costumes, but it may have been too cold for them still.
The bar is separated from the restaurant, but not by much. They claim 13 or so beers on tap, but there was only one house brew on when I went. The others were the domestic swill that you would anticipate in the region.
The beer that I got was the stout. The bartender gave me a taste first before I bought so that I was sure I liked it. It was actually pretty good, so I went for it.
I don't know what happened, but the full glass ended up being really bad. There was this terrible taste that enveloped it, like it had spoiled. It was served in a smaller glass than the Yuengling I got after that, but was more expensive. I was told this was because of the alcohol content but, in my experience, Georgia doesn't have a restriction on this like other states, and the stout wasn't that high a gravity.
I think it's kind of fun that there's a brewpub of sorts in Dahlonega, but I would definitely not come out of my way for this place.
On the plus side, the bartender was great. The poor guy was dealing with the keno transactions, dive-bar drunks and the orders from me and was absolutely keeping it together. He should get himself to Atlanta and make some money (i.e. - the bartenders in Atlanta kinda suck).
Selection: 1.25 | Atmosphere: 2 | Service: 4 | Food: 3.5

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