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Third Street Aleworks

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48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Active Beers: 36
Beer Ratings: 309
Beer Avg: 3.54
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

610 3rd Street
Santa Rosa, California, 95404
United States
phone: (707) 523-3060

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(Place added by: Mark)
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Reviews by drewbage:
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4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

Sixth stop on the great 2004 Sonoma County Beer Run (http://stoutguy.com/beer/trips/Sonoma/)

We setup shop at the Motel 6 (South Santa Rosa) and grabbed a cab to this relatively small brewpub in front of a movie theater. Now by the time we reached this place it was full on dark and the brewpub interior was dark to match. Evidently, this is also one of the places you go to hang in Santa Rosa.

Interior is slightly industrial with metal and concrete with a narrow bar area in front of a serving tank area. Rest of the establishmet is dominated by tables for the eating crowd.

Beer selection is varied and crossing back throughout the British and German spectrums. (The website for the pub lists 22 different beers of re-occuring nature.) Definately something for everyone.

Also, give props to Denise Jones, the brewster who has to brew everything at the brewery using sack malt.

I think if you're in the area (and truthfully, the GSCBR is a great way to run this part), 3rd Street is a great place to stop in before calling it a night at the motel.

drewbage, Nov 15, 2004
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Decent, but not exceptional beer. Food is fine at best, service is constantly inconsistent. Go to one of the many other breweries or tap rooms in town instead.

MIrvine, Yesterday at 07:44 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

aoampm, Sep 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

MichaelPiazza, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

banger7, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

JackDempsy, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

LuplinThreshold, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Real_JasonN, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

prsncop, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

dwagner003, Jun 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

cdean801, Mar 30, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -2.8%

A great place for lunch or dinner. The location is nice and close to the rest of downtown Santa Rosa. I've been partial to their excellent burgers.

Their beer range is decent, and haven't been disappointed.

Third Street, like it's nearby neighbor (Russian River BC), is always busy. That said, the food and beer makes it worth it.

IRONRakkasan, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Guden, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

BeerHunter76, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

jaydoc, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

BillRoth, Feb 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

mattmarka1, Jan 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

GeorgeH, Dec 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

davegray, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Thrashsquatch, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

spartanlaker, Oct 25, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +12.7%

Went here after going to Russian River last weekend.
Much bigger than I was expecting with a great sitting area outside.
We went about noon and it wasn't crowded at all.
Porter was really good and the IPA was decent.
Really great atmosphere sitting outside, totally relaxing.

bray, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of mastodonj
3.83/5  rDev -1%

I stopped in here on a trip to Santa Rosa because Russian River was having their employees' Holiday Party so they were closed for the evening.

This place is pretty typical brewpub layout and atmosphere with sports bar ambiance.
There were 11(?) beers on tap and the two I tried were both very good but not outstanding.
One was a black porter that was a little unique.
The bartendress was excellent even though they were pretty busy. Very attentive and fast.

I had fish tacos that were also much better than expected.
The place is more of a restaurant/meeting place than a beer lovers' destination but you can
say that about 95% of the brewpubs out there.

Altogether, it's a very good place with a larger selection than many brewpubs.

mastodonj, Dec 20, 2012
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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%

Very long bar with lots of home brews, backed by a number of other seats and tables. Place looks bigger than it is. Easy to find parking even in front of bar at 5 pm. A close walk from RR> Bartenders are busy, for a Monday this is very busy. Almost every city big enough for 2 bars has one more preferred by the drunks just to drink, this is it. Beer was fine, its not Russian River, but its a decent brewpub and you can get stouts and styles not on tap at that other place. WOrth going if you are there for more than a night.

Sammy, Nov 11, 2012
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3.29/5  rDev -15%

So, probably like many people, I got tired of the 1.5+ hour wait at Russian River, knew this place was a few blocks away, decided to take a walk and get a pint while waiting, waiting, waiting. . . always like the motif of a place where you can see the brewing equipment while you're at the place. Mixture of wood and steel in the place, high ceilings (like I said, two levels) not much here made for style, but instead functionality, and its an overall winner in that department. Lots of televisions, making this a decent place to knock out dinner, a game and some beers, without some artydouche saying "unless you're watching sports ironically, turn it off."

Go inside, its a large place, and sure enough, it smells like beer is being made. Nice. There are two levels to it, and there's lots of space. The beers seemed good, I liked the oatmeal stout, it appears to have won some awards, fwiw. A few of my first choices they were out of, hate when that happens, how do you let an ipa not be on the tapline for a weekend? I thought the variety was kind of average, I didn't see anything on cask, or barrels, just the usual lineup of wheat, ipa (out), stout, lager etc. . .

A decent place to check out if Russian River is too full.

Beerandraiderfan, Oct 15, 2012
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Third Street Aleworks in Santa Rosa, CA
88 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.