Smartmouth Brewing Company

Smartmouth Brewing CompanySmartmouth Brewing Company
Smartmouth Brewing CompanySmartmouth Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1309 Raleigh Ave
Ste 300
Norfolk, Virginia, 23507-1367
United States

(757) 624-3939 | map
smartmouthbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.81
Beers:
112
Ratings:
792
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.23
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
26
pDev:
11.11%
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Rated: 4.01 by SonOfKyuss from Virginia

Mar 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by gabe71tx from Virginia

Jun 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.41 by Yeeuh from Virginia

Aug 05, 2018
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.74/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
The brewery is situated amongst warehousing like buildings....inside is a neat murals and glass wall exposing the brewery. The wait staff was helpful and friendly. Community tables and outdoor deck available for seating. There is 10 beers on tap and all seem quite nice. Worth a visit.....yeah man!
Nov 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.05 by krbrevard from Virginia

Sep 08, 2017
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Reviewed by ShechrisNeikirk from Virginia

5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Smartmouth beers are top notch - always offer a good variety of IPAs and other non-hoppy varieties. Alter Ego Saison is delicious and such an approachable beer. Their tasting room and staff are welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable.
Apr 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by bitterandtwisted from England

Jul 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.57 by Cyrano41 from Virginia

Jun 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.82 by Buckeyeguy10 from Virginia

Jun 03, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by mattschneider from Virginia

Mar 09, 2016
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Reviewed by breardon1776 from New York

4.44/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Off the beaten path but a great place. In town on business and stopped by. Large tables indoors for a communal feel. Lots of beers on tap. There were 8. Mixed crowd and polos and dockers and thirst and jeans. And had some really good beers for a brewery only 3 years running. They are doing something right.
Oct 23, 2015
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Reviewed by msvitak from Colorado

4.67/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Great place. Beers are spot on. Only complaint is they close at 8pm on Fri./Sat. The place had over 100 people at it at closing time. Should stay open a few more hours.
Aug 22, 2015
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Reviewed by oldn00b from Virginia

3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
I really like Smartmouth brews but this place gets packed fast. Used to be able to sit on the patio with the dog but it looks more like the picture at the listing more and more these days. Not a place you can comfortably grab a flight of all the beers but good for in and out growler fills or a quick pint of Alter Ego or Notch 9.

The beer, most importantly, is quite solid and the people are friendly and helpful.
Jul 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.13 by Jasonp79 from Florida

Jun 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.12 by Skillet from Arkansas

Jun 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by cambabeer from New York

May 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.03 by Boone757 from Virginia

Mar 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.37 by LAND_MINE from Virginia

Mar 13, 2015
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Rated by Jevans2354

5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
My favorite Hampton roads brewery. Great beer super nice people
Mar 05, 2015
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Reviewed by Csikic93 from Virginia

3.21/5  rDev -24.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75
This place was small and loud. The beers were pretty good. I did like their murphys law Amber ale and rule G. Some of their beers were trying to be too complicated, but overall not a ruining experience. I liked the beer not the atmosphere.
Mar 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4.47 by VTWicked from Virginia

Feb 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by chipmontero from Virginia

Feb 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by avisong from Virginia

Nov 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by bye from Virginia

Nov 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.04 by Unclejesse33 from Virginia

Oct 12, 2014
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Reviewed by BradC from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
Quick stop while in Norfolk area, beers were all pretty good, nothing stood out as stellar, but good nonetheless. Nice, clean tasting room, friendly staff. Could use some more food choices, but their soft pretzels are pretty tasty. All in all, would recommend if in the area.
Sep 29, 2014
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Reviewed by racingkenny14 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
In Norfolk for a few days. Took a cab from downtown to Smarthmouth Brewery. Only 10 with tip. Tasting room was kind of small. 4 large picnic type tables. and a ledge with seats facing the Brewery. Also outside tables. I got a flight of 7 - 5 oz pours. nothing really stood out. but all beers were good. Service was good. only food was soft pretzels.
Aug 30, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by Feel_the_Darkness from Virginia

Aug 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by John_Beeryman from Virginia

Aug 06, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by Tylara85 from Virginia

Jul 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by DanoGTCS

Jul 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by UcDru from Ohio

Jun 10, 2014
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Reviewed by dmcgourty from Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
Enjoyable tasting room with the occasional food truck on site. Each of their beers shows that these folks care about the details. No cookie cutter batches here, complex flavorful brews of several varieties. Staff can be snappy, which may be linked to the size of the facility and number of customers because it is often busy with lines around the perimeter of the room. Go for the growler power hour (Sat 12-2) and fill for $5 off normal price. Notch 9 should be their flagship, not Alter Ego.
Jun 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by RonJeezy from Virginia

Mar 13, 2014
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Reviewed by Hanzo from Virginia

4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5
Been to this brewery a few times and my beer club has events here from time to time. It isn't really fair to judge this place against the other local breweries because it is new, fresh and clean. But it is a very very nice looking brewery/tap room. Plenty of space, nice natural light and a very friendly staff.

Since they started out they have certainly improved on their lineup, my only knock on them right now is they do not make an imperial stout, one of my favorite styles, but they'll get there.

The just won bronze at GABF for their Notch 9 DIPA, which is pretty impressive, and it is a great beer, I just hope they continue improving as it seems they have the most potential of the Hampton Roads breweries, but that may change when O'Connor and Beach get new facilities.
Oct 18, 2013
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Reviewed by BoilerUpNavy from Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25
A great new brewery in the Ghent area of Norfolk. Recently went to the tasting room for a flight of their beers and to get a growler fill (Growler Happy Hour is a great deal.) Also took the quick, interesting tour. They are very proud of making good beer and eager on growth in the near future. Conveniently located to stop at The Birch and O'Connors on the same day.
Sep 02, 2013
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Reviewed by Cubatobaco from Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
I stumbled across this gem while trying to find directions to O'Connor's Brewing Company yesterday. My friend and I were looking to tour the local breweries and had no idea that this one existed. The greatest perk was finding out that it was about 2 minutes drive to my favorite craft beer bar.

The atmosphere is really nice, albeit a bit loud. As you walk into the front door, you enter a large tasting room that overlooks the brewing equipment from behind a glass wall. Giant chalkboard are on either side of the tasting room; one with the beers on tap and a price list of items to purchase, the other is a drawing that resembles what they stand for.

I took the tour of the brewery, which was hosted by Noel (funny and quick-witted) and learned a lot about the brewery, including the investors behind the it all. Accompanying me on the tour was a fresh pour of Notch 9, their signature DIPA which was outstanding (left with a growler full)!

Everyone was very personable and never too busy to answer your questions or help you. My hat is off to the staff and look forward to visiting more often. You guys have a great thing going!
Jul 28, 2013
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Reviewed by Maltyduo from Florida

3.73/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25
Went during off hours for a brief visit and tasting with the owner so my review isn't fully executed. But I can say the beers we're delicious 4 on tap at the time. Room somewhat smaller than most breweries. Overall, nice staff, tasty beers, good prices and very clean (its new so it better be!) Will return next time I'm in Norfolk.
Jun 16, 2013
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
A good place to visit on a Saturday afternoon and if you get there from 12-2 they have good specials for growlers. Also, they offer tours every hour and those are informative, and the counter service is both extremely quick and personable as well. They offer their own beers here and that's it, so not knocking them at all but they don't have any guest taps. When I went there was a a large group of people so it was lively, people talking about beer and other things and all around a enjoyable atmosphere to try some of their beers in.
Jun 10, 2013
Smartmouth Brewing Company in Norfolk, VA
Brewery rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 792 ratings