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AleWerks Brewing Company

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AleWerks Brewing CompanyAleWerks Brewing Company
BA SCORE
3.85/5
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5,771 Ratings
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:
50
Reviews:
1,774
Ratings:
5,771
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.22/5
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
106
pDev:
11.37%
 
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Bill_Huggins
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Knapp85
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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Photo of Mothergoose03
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Photo of Willgooding35
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Tone
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
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 +15.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of vabeerguy
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of krbrevard
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of surrealtree
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Macsimus
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
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 -1.2%
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 -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Josholson666
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of rdmiller89
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
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 -19.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of drink_like_a_wahoo
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
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 -9.5%
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 -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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

Photo of Lucular
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Craft_Imperial
3.63/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75

Photo of intobenme
4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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AleWerks Brewing Company in Williamsburg, VA
Brewery rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 5,771 ratings
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