Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 30
Beer Ratings: 318
Beer Avg: 3.5
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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
3.85/5 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
This was stop #5 for my wife and I on a 21-day pub-crawl from Michigan to N. CA and OR. This brewery visit was to have dinner and to try their beers. The pub is situated in a quaint downtown area with an address that did not translate well in our GPS. We ended up a block away, but a few minutes walking allowed us to find the building.
We were seated in a booth in the dining area, and we promptly ordered a flight of samplers of all 9 of the beers that were available, as well as ordering our dinner choices from the numerous selections on the menu. The place was not busy so we received very good service.
The beers were all brewed very well to style, and some were noted as being above average in their category. Overall, we rated the beers at a grade that was just short of a B minus. Our food was also above the average that is found in most brewpubs, so this place does a very good job overall.
We didn’t have time to explore the quaint downtown area after our brewery visit, so if we’re ever back in this town again to do that, we’ll definitely stop in this pub again.
06-26-2014 23:51:14 | More by Mothergoose03
4.5/5 rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Fun little brewpub in Old Auburn. Very nice atmosphere and great selection of their own brews. I got a sampler flight of everything they had on draft, was an amazing value and i got to try 10 of their brews. I had an appetizer from them, some sweet potato fries which were great, wish I had some food from them. Ive heard goods things about their food and all the stuff I saw looked great. They cater to the craft beer crowd with cask nights and beer club thats gets rewards. I would recommend getting a reservation if your going on the weekend because it can be very busy. Overall, great place to stop by, eat, and a grab a beer.
04-06-2014 00:39:35 | More by FitnessForBeer
4.2/5 rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Around 10 beers on tap, all very hoppy. Make reservations if you plan on eating there at dinner time we had a 45 minute wait, but that gives you time to hit the bar socialize with the other patrons. Very good beer, but expect some hops.
I had the Black and Bleu burger and fries, which was outstanding. My wife had a salad and an order of seasoned sweet potato fries that I could those every day.
Right off I-80, don't miss out!
07-21-2013 17:28:38 | More by scot959
3.9/5 rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Great location in the heart of Auburn Old Town. Inside a cramped dining area and narrow bar, but it works. There's a more spacious patio area outside though. With my group of four we had about seven different beers of theirs, all of them great to excellent. The service was good with a knowledgeable and timely server. The food and beer selection was about average for a brewpub. On the food side all the servings were large. I had the Ruben, which was huge and delicious. My friends had the andouille, fish and chips and a salad. Everyone agreed that the food was good but not worth the higher prices. The beer was priced reasonable at around $4-6 pint.
06-25-2012 20:40:21 | More by Fatehunter
4.16/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Auburn Alehouse has been around for a few years now. I remember visiting when they first opened and it seems that the quality of the brews has been kicked up a notch.
Long bar and a separate sort of area for the tables in the restaurant. It always seems to be pretty crowded when I'm here, probably because I usually stop in on weekend afternoons and evenings. The bar is nice, lots of various growlers from many different brewpubs to look at behind the bar, along with a couple TVs to watch games. The interior is pretty nice all the way around, and there's a little deck out in the back and to the side as well. Lots of wood and the brewing area is kind of hidden in back along the walk back to the restrooms.
Beer has been getting better and, in particular, their hoppy offerings (Gold Digger, Fool's Gold, PU 240) have been improving in quality and in selection as well. I usually try to order something new every time I'm here if they have new beers on tap, and often they do. Otherwise, the hoppier beers are their go to beers, at least for me.
Service has always been just fine, competent and relatively quick. No complaints whatsoever.
Right off the freeway (I-80) and definitely recommended if you're driving between Tahoe and Sacramento, or vice versa. Growlers available as well. Very solid spot.
11-16-2011 05:59:18 | More by colonelforbin
Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant in Auburn, CA
90 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.