Hop Alley Brew Pub
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.3/5 rDev +9.1%
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.
06-24-2014 02:10:58 | More by badleroybrown
3.7/5 rDev -6.1%
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
12-23-2013 01:14:20 | More by jophish17
Hop Alley Brew Pub in Alpharetta, GA
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.