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Firehouse Brewery & Restaurant
(Closed)
310 Washington Avenue
Red Oak IA 51566
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Notes

Visited: March 8, 2005

Opened: 2003

Closed: 2006

Contributors: Randall Wilson, Tammy Lathrop

Firehouse general manager Tammy Lathrop describes their pub:

We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. We offer a full menu for breakfast, a lunch buffet Mon.-Fri. 11-2 pm and a full dinner menu with steaks, pastas, mexican, sandwiches and so much more. We keep the fryers on after the kitchen closes. Homemade pies and soups daily. We have a banquet room available for meetings, birthdays, family reunions and so on with no rent fee. We employ 30 employees. We just celebrated our 1 year anniversary and businesses is going great. Our decor is something to come and see and the atmosphere is relaxing and suitable for all ages. The original fire pole that some have braved to slide down. We sell firehouse brewery shirts, dressings to go in pint jars, and hope to add on more items. A great place to bring your family and friends and enjoy yourselves.

Many of the beers are brewed at the Depot in Shenandoah IA, under the same ownership.

Updated: April 17, 2006

Beer List

    • Date: March 8, 2005 (#5599)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Appearance (2)
      Dark red-brown. Opaque. Low head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mild caramel.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Big body. Sweet and malty.
      Overall Impression (2)
      (When served in an ice-cold frosted glass, the sourness presents itself.)

    • Date: March 8, 2005 (#5601)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Yellow, hazy. Thick head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Clean.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Light body. Big wheat flavor with a touch of lemongrass. Slightly phenolic.
      Overall Impression (1)

  • Bohemian-Style Pilsener
    • Date: March 8, 2005 (#5602)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 10 points
      Appearance (3)
      Golden. Massive head.
      Aroma (1)
      Sour. Butter.
      Mouthfeel (5)
      Light body. Sweetly malty, and fairly sour.
      Overall Impression (1)

  • Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
    • Date: March 8, 2005 (#5600)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 10½ points
      Appearance (2½)
      Brown. Opaque. Big dense head.
      Aroma (2)
      Mildly roasty, mildly sour.
      Mouthfeel (5)
      Light body. Sweet, roasty, and phenolic.
      Overall Impression (1)

  • Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast