Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

Auburn Alehouse Brewery & RestaurantAuburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
Auburn Alehouse Brewery & RestaurantAuburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

289 Washington St
Auburn, California, 95603
United States

(530) 885-2537 | map

Notes: Here at the Auburn Alehouse, creating good beer is a passion, a science, and an art. Since opening in June 2007 in the heart of Auburn, California, Brian Ford has been creating one spectacular beer after another. Each beer is brewed with the freshest ingredients to ensure the best flavor profiles and purest colors. Our Hop Donkey Imperial Red Ale currently holds the Silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado and our Gold Country Pilsner has taken home the Gold and Bronze medals in previous years. The Alehouse strives to keep the integrity of the beer styles as well as offering something new to keep you guessing what's next.
View: Beers | Place Reviews
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 37 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

A mix of touristy people and locals, has all the usual motifs in a microbrewpub, wood, metal tanks etc. . . there usually is a long wait despite tables visibly open and nobody claiming alleged reservations. Seems to be an issue with understaffing from the naked eye.

A good mix of the hoppy beers, their rye was about as underwhelming as anything I've ever had. Don't really see a lot of unique type brews here. Mostly stuff for the masses, very few one offs. Don't miss the gold digger or pu240 if you're a hophead, its their best stuff. Food was decent enough bar food, maybe better than average. Parking sucks around this place.

A neat place to stop in if you're traveling up I-80, I'd recommend waiting until you hit Truckee and check out FiftyFifty, but this place is definitely worth stopping by and checking out at least once if you're in the area.

Nov 29, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of OBleezy1818
OBleezy1818 from California

4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jan 26, 2019
Photo of BarrelAgedG
BarrelAgedG from California

3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Aug 29, 2018
Photo of NorCalKid
NorCalKid from California

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Good food and beer. Set in Old town Auburn,it’s a very high traffic location with great food, well done classic style beers with rotating styles. Many awards for its classic IPA and Pilsner. Definitely can’t miss if in Auburn.

Mar 08, 2018
Photo of RyanK252
RyanK252 from California

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Finally got a chance to check this place out. Dropped in late morning on a Sunday, gf and I were quickly seated and attended to. We opted to take on the "everything on the board" sampler to see what this place was all about. There was a full scale of styles from light to dark, malty to hoppy, all were solid. I actually found myself drawn most to the Belgian style offerings, basically the polar opposite of my usual preferences. Our server was very friendly and happily gave us a detailed run down of the beers on the board both before we ordered and when we had them in front of us. We were still full from breakfast so we didn't order food, but everything that passed our table looked great. It's got a really comfortable feel and it seemed like there were a fair number of locals meeting up there to grab food and a pint. Some of the other breweries in town garner the majority of attention, but this spot shouldn't be overlooked.

Jun 18, 2017
Photo of BillRoth
BillRoth from Maryland

4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Outstanding example of a pub/restaurant that is the face and place for a brewery. Lovely picturesque small California town that is very much worth the pull off from I-80 between Reno and Sacramento, In the heart of El Dorado wine country and nearby to a number of top end craft breweries as well. Stopped and had a Sunday brunch where the food was great; the people were great and the beer was excellent...think Coffee along side of a Cacao Imperial Porter on Cask with Vanilla Beans. Breakfast of Champions! Manager and wait staff very exceptionally pleasant and all took some time to speak with my son and I, talk beer, talk about the area and the brewery, asking about any special requests...Despite being a pretty busy breakfast/brunch crowd...everyone seemed relaxed and enjoying being there...customers and crew. Manager pulled me out a brewer signed bottle of Zin barrel aged barleywine for an evening sip after return home. It doesn't get much better than this. Highly recommended.

Jun 09, 2017
Photo of locoformavs
locoformavs from Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Dec 28, 2016
Photo of LXIXME
LXIXME from New Mexico

4.14/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

May 04, 2016
Photo of WillDavis707
WillDavis707 from California

4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Very cool place to come and get lunch and some beer. Awesome flights, always a great selection.

Oct 28, 2015
Photo of Mumbled
Mumbled from Tennessee

3.08/5  rDev -24.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Sep 15, 2015
Photo of sbond
sbond from California

4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Jun 30, 2015
Photo of Geoffq
Geoffq from California

4.75/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Mar 13, 2015
Photo of Spreetaper
Spreetaper from New York

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Jan 11, 2015
Photo of SDRedDevil
SDRedDevil from California

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Stopped in on a Friday afternoon, had the standard stuff on draft plus Two aged in Four Roses bourbon barrels. Amazing, and we got a growler to go!

Dec 28, 2014
Photo of MtOrion
MtOrion from Nebraska

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Dec 08, 2014
Photo of drewone
drewone from California

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%

Dec 02, 2014
Photo of dwtyler
dwtyler from California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Oct 01, 2014
Photo of tommyboy888
tommyboy888 from California

2.88/5  rDev -29.1%

Aug 26, 2014
Photo of NorCalAussie
NorCalAussie from California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Jul 01, 2014
Photo of PapaGoose03
PapaGoose03 from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This was stop #5 for my wife and I on a 21-day pub-crawl from Michigan to N. CA and OR. This brewery visit was to have dinner and to try their beers. The pub is situated in a quaint downtown area with an address that did not translate well in our GPS. We ended up a block away, but a few minutes walking allowed us to find the building.

We were seated in a booth in the dining area, and we promptly ordered a flight of samplers of all 9 of the beers that were available, as well as ordering our dinner choices from the numerous selections on the menu. The place was not busy so we received very good service.

The beers were all brewed very well to style, and some were noted as being above average in their category. Overall, we rated the beers at a grade that was just short of a B minus. Our food was also above the average that is found in most brewpubs, so this place does a very good job overall.

We didn’t have time to explore the quaint downtown area after our brewery visit, so if we’re ever back in this town again to do that, we’ll definitely stop in this pub again.

Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Jpohling
Jpohling from California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

May 15, 2014
Photo of FitnessForBeer
FitnessForBeer from California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Fun little brewpub in Old Auburn. Very nice atmosphere and great selection of their own brews. I got a sampler flight of everything they had on draft, was an amazing value and i got to try 10 of their brews. I had an appetizer from them, some sweet potato fries which were great, wish I had some food from them. Ive heard goods things about their food and all the stuff I saw looked great. They cater to the craft beer crowd with cask nights and beer club thats gets rewards. I would recommend getting a reservation if your going on the weekend because it can be very busy. Overall, great place to stop by, eat, and a grab a beer.

Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Rubalaca
Rubalaca from California

3/5  rDev -26.1%

Mar 19, 2014
Photo of smanrob
smanrob from California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Mar 16, 2014
MISSALMA_XO from California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Oct 16, 2013
Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant in Auburn, CA
Brewery rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 502 ratings