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Hop Alley Brew Pub

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Based on:
20 Beers
22 Hads
Place Score: -
Reviews: 5
Visits: 9
Avg: 3.73
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: 24
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

25 S Main St
Alpharetta, Georgia, 30009-1965
United States
phone: (770) 696-2097

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @hopalleybrew

Place added by: ChainGangGuy on 09-09-2013

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Reviews: 5 | Visits: 9
Photo of tjs1885
2.93/5  rDev -21.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.25 | food: 4

The place was busy but I managed to get a spot at the bar. The female bartender was very nice but the only time she gave you really the time of day was if your beer was empty to we had to basically gauge food orders and even asking for ketchup when a beer was finished. After her shift ended, the other bartender was too busy to be really bothered at all.

They only had 4 beers on tap and when people around me asked for samplers, the male bartender gave a short response -"not doing samplers" in a I am to busy to be bothered attitude. The quad was heavy but I enjoyed it. the other beers- kolsch, IPA and dubbel were nothing special. There was a nice selection of other beers available and had I stayed longer, I may have gone to the other guest beers.

The food selection was quality and it was great to find venison meatloaf as an option which I got in sandwich form. They also had a decent selection of interesting burgers. Although my friend who was the DD ended up waking up in the middle of the night with a bad stomach ache and eventually puked. Possibly food poisoning.

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Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Visited mid-week at opening, so I was the only in here. Did not try the food but reviewed the menu which looked promising: upscale pub food. Only 4 house beers on tap but normally they have 5 and sometimes have 6. There was also a fine selection of 7 guest taps. Like their bottle selection, Belgians (or Belgian styles) are heavily represented here (Rodenbach; Liefman's; Unibroue). In line with the Belgian dominance, they have proper glassware for most beers. A flight of house brews is available. The area behind the bar is lined with stainless tanks for brewing, lending a nice atmosphere.

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Photo of Thirsty-Thor
4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Staff is very enthusiastic about the beers they pour and encourage customers to explore different options. I've tried several winners here and opened up my mind to the magic of sours while visiting there about a year ago. Food is farm to table and solid. Bottle selection is enticing but I can't seem to get past the list of available drafts.

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Photo of badleroybrown
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Working in the area this week. Stopped in on a Monday evening. Great little brew pub with good selection of local brews in addition to their own. Also, a very nice selection of bottled beers. Had a Straffe Hendrik Wild Triple.
Food wise I had Lamb Lollypops and Wisonsin Cheese Curds. Both were very nice. Next time I would ask them to cook the Lamb Lollypops to medium instead of medium rare.
The cheese dip and fried cheese curds were delicious.
The bartender was very helpful and knowledgeable of beer. It was obvious from her attitude that she enjoys her job.

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Photo of jophish17
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Recently visited on a whim - I'm not sure this was even what we were looking for, but we were happy to visit a new brewpub!

Right on Main St in downtown Alpharetta, I'm sure this place is welcome among suburban craft beer drinkers. Ample parking around the back, the building seemed to be pretty long and narrow, with a deck that I'm sure will get used a lot in the summer. Inside, it seems like they built a brewery and then said "oh shit, we have some space left over, let's turn this into a brewpub!" - and so you have a brewpub where the brewery is literally behind the bar. I can't think of another place like that, so it's pretty unique - though, I do admit, I was wondering what it's like to be in there when they are brewing.. beyond that, the bar was pretty bland. Not bad, just lacking any semblance of character

I can look over the generic atmosphere as long as the beer and food are good, and I'd have to say that overall, I do generally approve. They had 8 house beers on for our visit, and we split 6 of them - a Belgian blonde, an IIPA, a dunkelweisse, and a dopplebock, among others. Really a pretty diverse lineup, plus two barrel-aged beers that we didn't make it around to trying. All were average to above average, and all scored high on the drinkability. In addition, they had about the same number of guest taps, which were just as diverse, and a couple dozen bottles. Very solid selection, and everything we had poured was fresh and served in appropriate glassware.

Food was pretty decent - the pretzel was a let down, as most amusement parks would offer a better pretzel, but I was pleased with my sandwich and the gouda mac n cheese. Service was excellent - very attentive and helpful enough

All told, we probably wouldn't specifically go out of our way for this place again, as it's 45 minutes from home and nothing too amazing or unique. However, for a "let's go for a drive and try something different.." kind of night, this fit the bill. I would recommend ITP beer geeks to venture out to the 'burbs and support places like this

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Hop Alley Brew Pub in Alpharetta, GA
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.