AleWerks Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.86/5
AleWerks Brewing CompanyAleWerks Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

189-B Ewell Road
Williamsburg, Virginia, 23188
United States

(757) 220-3670 | map
alewerks.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-03-2006

BEER STATS
Beers:
52
Ratings:
5,689
Reviews:
1,752
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Ratings:
102
Reviews:
23
Avg:
4
pDev:
6%
 
 
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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Tone
4.36/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Awesome beer selection and variety. Fun atmosphere with group corn hole being played outside. Food trucks often brought in and the food I had was great. Service from the bar, but still friendly and knowledgeable. Lots of seating (booths, tables, and bar). Music and games on hand.

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Photo of Categart
4.86/5  rDev +21.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of vabeerguy
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of krbrevard
4.2/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of surrealtree
4.65/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Macsimus
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Been there 3 times now and am finally thinking I can review now. Very decent brewery. For my tastes I have generally only found one, maybe two, that I would want a growler of. I've been lucky enuff to be there and get some seasonals and I really like some of those. Worth going to. Nice atmosphere, knowledgable staff and fun talking to fellow travelers.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Tap room has a medium sized bar with a few tables surrounding it. There's an outside patio as well where they set up music at times. The service is always friendly in the few times I've been here, and people will come from the back to help if it gets a little busy.

The brewery has a nice core lineup selection, more on the pale than dark side. These offerings fall into the solid, mostly to style, easily accessible type. Their rotating and special beers generally shine well on their own. The tap room usually has 4-5 special beers to compliment their core lineup of about 8 beers.

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Photo of agreen
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Josholson666
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of rdmiller89
4.44/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Nice little taproom with outdoor seating. Bartenders are very attentive and knowledgeable about the different beers. 10 beers on tap of various kinds. It is small and gets crowded on a Friday afternoon.

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Photo of barflybastard
3.4/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of drink_like_a_wahoo
4.59/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Just visited the brewery for the third time. The space is very nice since they refinished the tasting room. There is also a nice outdoor area on nicer days. The selection is always fantastic. I love a handful of their staple beers like Washington's Porter and the Tavern Ale, but the specialties are what really keep me coming back to Alewerks.

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Photo of gopens44
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Fairly quiet and unassuming little place with about a no nonsense layout as you could ask for. Friendly, prompt straightforward service as well. Nice tap lineup, good to go selection. Two items of note - get a pretzel, you have no choice in this, just do it. They are fantastic. Second, this place is within spitting distance of the Williamsburg outlet mall. Seriously consider dropping off the shopping party (or have them drop you off) so everyone can enjoy the day.

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Photo of d0nald
4.08/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
4.2/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Craft_Imperial
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75

Photo of intobenme
4.67/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cdhaines
4.73/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

My favorite brewery! Small brewery feel, with very helpful, though busy, employees. My only knock is that they did not have a large selection of their beers available for tasting. Still, they make some of the best beers around, so i will forgive them :)

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Photo of oldn00b
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Love this place. It's fantastic in that everything on tap is at the very least decent but most are really good, especially for a relatively young brewery.

Small batch offerings are consistently great - the most recent (as of now) #8 DIPA was fantastic.

The people in the taproom are friendly and welcoming. They're fast with a pint, growler fill, or even a full metal jacket (which I think is generally 12).

They've just started serving food which far surpassed my expectations. The special I had was a brisket sandwich and it was much better than I expected and above the quality you'd get in a lot of local restaurants.

The taproom can definitely get crowded, especially on release days when it's barely standing room only but It's worth it to get Bitter Valentine bottled that morning.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.54/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Boone757
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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AleWerks Brewing Company in Williamsburg, VA
3.86 out of 5 based on 5,689 ratings.
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