Alewerks Brewing Company

Alewerks Brewing CompanyAlewerks Brewing Company
Alewerks Brewing CompanyAlewerks Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

189-B Ewell Rd.
Williamsburg, Virginia, 23188
United States

(757) 220-3670 | map
alewerks.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.89
Beers:
102
Ratings:
6,401
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.21
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
89
pDev:
11.16%
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Rated by howardnss from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Good selection of experimental beers had a pickle beer tasted just like dill pickles. Music started at 4:00. Plenty of seating indoors or outside
Jun 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by SonOfKyuss from Virginia

Apr 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.54 by beerrat from Virginia

Aug 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by midlifec from Michigan

Jul 21, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Vibe: I stopped by the brewery on the afternoon of July 4th and it was crowded, but there still enough seating available in the long high-top tables. It seemed like a local hangout and there were a lot of families there with their kids.

Quality: Beers were served in snifter glasses at the proper temperature.

Service: The bar had a dedicated area for ordering beers to bring back to tables so it was quite easy to get more beer and there was never a long wait.

Selection: The brewery had about ten beers available on tap, five of which surprisingly were stouts.
Jul 05, 2019
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Reviewed by JessicaLynnH88 from Pennsylvania

4.97/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I was pleasantly surprised with this brewery. It is a small, local brewery with a great selection! Whether you like and IPA, wheat beer, lager, ot stout you will find something for you. My parents and I visited last week on vacation and were very happy to see such a selection. I generally like an IPA and my parents obly drink lagers while my brother dribks stouts. You will absolutely find something for everyone. The service is wonderful and I was lucky enough to meet the master brewer. I will defiantly be back when I am in the Williamsburg area again.
Jun 10, 2019
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Reviewed by Zraly from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
This is a rating of the original tasting room (read: not the outlet center).

My partner and I have visited Alewerks countless times over the past several years. As of this year, we are mug club members and plan on getting our money's worth. The tasting room has expanded significantly since its inception and the offerings on tap are varied and generally of high quality. Service is typically prompt and friendly, and the general vibe is chill. As with any decent brewery, it gets a bit busy on the weekends, but it's definitely worth a visit if you are in the Williamsburg area. Warm pretzels are available and on weekends, there is a local food truck (usually at least of okay quality). In short, this spot is one of our favorites within an hour radius from our house due to their consistency on quality, service, and chill factor.
Feb 16, 2019
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Reviewed by kjones6 from Virginia

3.17/5  rDev -24.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
Beers taste over carbonated. Flavor is hidden in the over bearing carbonation, but the beers are not bad. I enjoyed the superb IPA, though not a great IPA, it did have good flavor but no real exciting Hoppy punch. It was overly carbonated and not pleasant to the palate. Their porter was well made and less carbonated. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I wasn’t so turned off by their IPA before hand.
Nov 24, 2018
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Reviewed by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
V - A decent vibe - the night I went it was a lot of local college kids on one side and the more older adults on the other - however the location is in a more industrial part of Williamsburg off the side of a road in what reminds me of a small strip mall - it's hard to describe. A smaller brewery for sure - but nothing offputting.
Q - Their beers have always impressed me - nothing over the top, but lots of very solid choices that always seem quality.
S - Fast and friendly service, can't ask for much more than that.
S - When I was there they roughly 12 beers on tap in addition to a bunch of brews to buy in growlers, 4, and 6 packs. Styles ranged from IPA, to barrel aged, to stouts, porters, pumpkin ales, holiday ales, etc. Overall a very nice selection that would likely keep anyone happy.
Nov 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by alyssa1224 from Maryland

Oct 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by Yeeuh from Virginia

Aug 05, 2018
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
Nice place to relax at on a weekend afternoon as they have a decent vibe and seating area and it's not in a crowded part of town so parking/driving there is not an issue. Staff is friendly and the selection is limited to their beers but they do offer some stuff you normally don't get in stores/bars.
Jan 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.3 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Dec 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.97 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 25, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by Bill_Hadley from Virginia

Nov 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Drove down for their annual Barrel Age Pumpkin Ale release to give it a try. I've always liked Alewerks' stuff so I was excited to see the facility. The place is located within a small industrial park type of area. The tap room isn't huge but large enough to hold a good crowd of people. The service was very nice. The draft and bottle selection was also quite good too. Overall I enjoyed checking the place out.
Oct 14, 2017
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Reviewed by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
My wife and I stopped here on our beercation to try their beers. The pub is located just off a main street among other light industrial buildings. We arrived in the early afternoon on a Sunday and the place was not busy. We decided to sit at the bar, and the service was very good. There was something about the interior vibe that I really liked, but I don't know how to describe it.

There were 9 beers on tap plus a cask offering. We chose a sampler flight of 6 beers so that we could try most of them in order to arrive at an overall evaluation of their beers. All of the beers were brewed very well to their respective style, and we ended up giving all of them a B or a B-minus grade so that a B grade was given for the overall score. The notables were Weekend Lager, Chesapeake Pale Ale, Paycheck Porter and Berlinerweisse.

No food is served here, but a food truck was already set up and looking for customers. I made a note that a rotation of trucks are scheduled, so the day of the week determines the menu. Some packaged snacks, a meat plate, salsa & chips, peanuts, and a soft pretzel are sold in the pub. If you are doing the touristy thing in the area, a visit here is recommended.
Sep 27, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by Willgooding35 from Virginia

Sep 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
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.
Jul 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.86 by Categart from Pennsylvania

Dec 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.97 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Sep 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.2 by krbrevard from Virginia

Aug 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.65 by surrealtree from West Virginia

Aug 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.78 by Macsimus from California

Jul 09, 2016
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Reviewed by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
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.
May 20, 2016
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.17/5  rDev -1%
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.
May 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.03 by agreen from Virginia

Apr 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.14 by Josholson666 from Minnesota

Dec 02, 2015
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Reviewed by rdmiller89 from Maryland

4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
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.
Nov 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.4 by barflybastard from Pennsylvania

Nov 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.07 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Oct 25, 2015
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Reviewed by drink_like_a_wahoo from Virginia

4.59/5  rDev +9%
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.
Oct 13, 2015
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Reviewed by gopens44 from Virginia

3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
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.
Oct 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.08 by d0nald from New York

Oct 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by VABA from Virginia

Sep 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.43 by LeeEvolved from Virginia

Aug 31, 2015
 
Rated: 4.2 by Lucular from Maryland

Jul 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.63 by Craft_Imperial from Pennsylvania

Jul 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.67 by intobenme from New York

Jul 22, 2015
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Reviewed by cdhaines from Virginia

4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
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 :)
Jul 04, 2015
Alewerks Brewing Company in Williamsburg, VA
Brewery rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 6401 ratings