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:
3.75
Beers:
83
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
720
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.23
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
40
pDev:
11.11%
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Reviews by Hanzo:
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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
More User Reviews:
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gabe71tx from Virginia

4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jun 17, 2019
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Yeeuh from Virginia

4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Aug 05, 2018
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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
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krbrevard from Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Sep 08, 2017
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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
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bitterandtwisted from England

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Jul 10, 2016
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Cyrano41 from Virginia

3.57/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Jun 29, 2016
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Buckeyeguy10 from Virginia

4.82/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Jun 03, 2016
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mattschneider from Virginia

5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Mar 09, 2016
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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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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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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
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Jasonp79 from Florida

4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jun 10, 2015
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Skillet from Arkansas

4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Jun 03, 2015
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cambabeer from New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

May 22, 2015
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Boone757 from Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Mar 21, 2015
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LAND_MINE from Virginia

4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Mar 13, 2015
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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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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
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VTWicked from Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Feb 17, 2015
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chipmontero from Virginia

4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Feb 12, 2015
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avisong from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Nov 14, 2014
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bye from Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

Nov 02, 2014
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Unclejesse33 from Virginia

4.04/5  rDev -4.5%

Oct 12, 2014
Smartmouth Brewing Company in Norfolk, VA
Brewery rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 720 ratings