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Olde Auburn Ale House

Not Rated.
Olde Auburn Ale HouseOlde Auburn Ale House
very good

17 Ratings
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 20%
Active Beers: 0
Beer Ratings: 0
Beer Avg: 0
Taps: 20
Bottles: 34
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

124 Tichenor Ave
Auburn, Alabama, 36830-4704
United States
phone: (334) 821-6773
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Photo of wapcap
1/5  rDev -72.2%

This place does not exist, and has now become the Blood Hound. Which is the reason for the low remarks. The Bloodhound (which is where the Olde Auburn Ale House was located) was actually a very cool place! Great local and regional craft beers. Awesome foods including some local and organic selections. And the atmosphere was cool!

They have several beers from Georgia as well as Alabama including Abita, Terrapin, Avondale, Good People, Sweetwater, etc. Creativity of the foods was cool. Ambience was a little rustic, medievel and americana, quite unique.

wapcap, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of JayS2629
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%

Sadly they no longer brew on premises, but they still had a great selection for such a small place. They probably had about nine taps and more selection in bottles. Great atomsphere, though a bit cramped. Lots of college kids. Great service and descent food. Very reasonable prices and a friendly atmosphere. Wish I could have tried the place when they were still brewing. The service was quick and friendly. Probably one of the better places to find a good beer in Auburn. Wasn't overly busy when we visited. Small and inviting. very comfortable atmosphere.

JayS2629, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of dand2000
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%

This place is now called the Strutting Duck. Very good selection of brews for Alabama, and good prices too. They had probably over 12 microbrews on tap, and many more in bottle. We had a new waitress, so, it was hard to rate the service. I had the Heart Starter spicy burger, only $6, and was very good! My friends seemed happy with their food and beer. The brewery separated from the restaurant industry so it could distribute under Alabama law.

The place looks like it's rocking with live bands often!

dand2000, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of TheEclecticGent
2.73/5  rDev -24.2%

I was looking forward to a ½ way stop at the Olde Auburn Ale House on my trip to Ft. Rucker, AL. However, I was disappointed to learn from the staff that this location no longer brews beer on site. Apparently, it got too costly for the owner and the brewing was discontinued about a month ago. There was mention that they may have at least one of their former beer recipes contract brewed in Birmingham, AL and shipped to this location. The beers available on tap now are the standard big three, PBR, and Sweetwater.

TheEclecticGent, Jun 25, 2009
Photo of BeerandBlues2
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%

As a graduate of The University of Alabama, I was tempted to give this place a zero for atmosphere since it is on the campus of Auburn University, but I feel bipartisan today so I will be fair.

The bar is as you would expect a college town bar, somewhat dark and below ground with a lingering smell of sour beer permeating the room. However, the beer created here is far from sour, those aromas must be from the macro swill still being served here. Slightly above average beers don the menu along with your typical greasy southern bar food.

This is definitely worth a visit if you find yourself in Auburn, or in the state of Alabama at all. This state is hurting for brewers so give them all as much business as possible so they feel encourage to keep at it.

BeerandBlues2, Nov 10, 2008
Photo of woodychandler
3.6/5  rDev 0%

The first thing that bears mentioning is that their address is misleading. The Tichenor Avenue address is a blank doorway and apparently the mail carrier was not aware of this either, as a bundle of Brewing News newspapers sat mouldering in the sun. The alehouse's entryway was on the opposite side of the building.

Upon entering, the lavatories were off to the left, past a table filled with beer publications. The maitre d' station was straight ahead with a blackboard calendar detailing upcoming events hanging behind it. Frankly, there was a lot of unused space around the entryway. That may seem a bit presumptuous of me to say, but after nearly three-hundred BeerFly reviews, I have become quite adept at noticing layouts of places. I am available for consult if anyone is thinking of opening a beer bar or a brewpub of their own.

Everything of interest here was off to the right of the entry and down a set of steps. The "U"-shaped, light wood bar was aft and just to the left of the entry to the door to the brew house. To the left of the bar were a couple of high-backed booths, followed by a private party room all of the way aft. In the far left-hand corner was a stage for live bands on weekends. There were lots of standard restaurant tables and chairs in the central area of the space with a few high tables and chairs along the windows. The staff was friendlier here than they had been in Georgia, IMHO (this review is slightly out of order, following a side trip to Columbus, GA, review forthcoming). The unfinished look with the exposed insulation in the ceiling and the naked lamps in the overhead put me in mind of a police station. All of my note-taking and holding forth with Uncle JedI caused the brewer, Jeremy Pate, to come out and give us a tour and to talk to us about the Free the Hops campaign. I was glad that I was a member.

Beers: Eight (8) - Tiger Tail (light); Fool's Wit; Amber Ale; Catch Her in the Rye (much like LNCBC's); Rowdy Raspberry; IPA (mmm, hear, hear); Hop Dragon; and Full Monty Stout.

woodychandler, Jan 20, 2008
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev +11.1%

The atmosphere had the college town feel one would expect from a college town. In fact, I was one of only two people not wearing either a tiger tail or orange shirt. Bricks walls, wooden booths and tables, several tv's, and a bar that seats around 10-12. The small lobby area is cleverly decorated with beers currently unavailable in Alabama due to the 6% abv cap. The beer selection consisted of eight beers, with the Team Porter coming away as the winner for me. Beer prices were very reasonable and ranged between $2.25 and $3.25. Expecting typical bar food, I was pleasantly surprised to see everything from filet mignon to grilled stuffed pork chops to crawfish etoufee (as well as the typical bar food). Me, I opted for the shrimp & grits topped with a spicy tasso ham gravy that paired nicely with both the Plainsman IPA and the HopDragon IPA. Overall, the Olde Auburn Ale House is a fine place to stop in for a beer and an establishment I fully recommend.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 06, 2007
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3.86/5  rDev +7.2%

Stopped in while in Auburn watching the Tigers wallop Vanderbilt. Concrete floors, lots of wood and brick. Cool looking, large bar, looked like it would seat about 15. Tables scattered about for another 50-60 folks. Some type of mug club. 3 TV's showing the different football games in progress.

Quality of the beers I tried was very good, no complaints.

Service was prompt and friendly. Samples of different beers were offered. The bartender wasn't that knowledgeable about the beers, but she understood the basic stuff, and went and got the brewer for me to talk to. Jeremy (hope I got the spelling right) was a great guy, and we spent about an hour talking beer while he gave me a tour of the brewing facility. Only complaint was the beer was served too cold, but, as others have noted, this is an easy problem to fix.

Selection was 8 house beers (Oktoberfest, hefe, kolsch, 2 IPAs, rye, raspberry, and an Irish stout). I drank or sampled most of them, with the Oktoberfest and Rye probably coming out as my favorites. There were a half dozen bottled beers as well, but all were BMC stuff.

Food ranged from $8-$22 per entree. Good variety, Irish stuff, cajun, pasta, and traditional pub fare.

Pricing was very inexpensive for the beer. $2 for most pints, with the Hop Dragon going for $3.25 during a happy hour that lasted from 3:30 to 9pm.

Overall, I had a great time, and would encourage anyone in the area to stop by.

, Oct 08, 2007
Photo of zymurgy4all
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%

I haven't eaten here yet, but stopped in for a try of their Hop Dragon. The place is hard to find for travelers--it faces away from the street address, making it difficult to find the first time--just aim for the parking garage behind City Hall, and it faces it. I went after Graduation at an off time, and it was empty. I picked up a nice T shirt, and had a beer that was good. They have live music at times, and I'm sure late at night during Football season it is probably packed. They have a small brewery on premise, but they brew quite a selection of beers. Their beer is worth trying if visiting for sure!

zymurgy4all, Jun 03, 2007
Photo of barefootbrewer
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%

This is a fun, laid back college type bar. It is fun to hang out in and has a wide music variety (although this is a college town – we showed up after graduation and the place was empty). The waiter was knowledgeable about the brews available and quite friendly. The food is average pub fair that is better than most bars. There are food specials several times a week – also drink specials. This means you can eat and drink for not too much if you are careful.

The beer was good. I had 2 types and tried a few more. I think that they were all generally smooth, but perhaps hampered by the alcohol cap at 6% in Alabama. The head brewer took the time to talk for about 10 minutes and was happy to give me some brew tips and explain techniques.

Overall, if you are in Auburn and drink beer, this should be on your must do list – and if you happen to be in the area, worth seeking out.

barefootbrewer, May 22, 2007
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Olde Auburn Ale House in Auburn, AL
85 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.