Alpha Brewing Company

Alpha Brewing CompanyAlpha Brewing Company
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3.66 w/ 173 ratings
Alpha Brewing CompanyAlpha Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1409 Washington Ave
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63103-1936
United States

(314) 621-2337 | map

Entrance is at the rear of the building.

New cask tapped every Friday at 3PM.

Added by Tone on 04-26-2013

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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by zeff80:
Photo of zeff80
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Not a huge taproom and it's not exactly easy to find. It's close to the City Museum which is nice if you've taken your kids to play. The beers are still a little inconsistent, but there are some really good one. The staff is friendly and knowledgable.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of IpeeA
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Cool place, chill vibe, really cool bar top, awesome tap handles, 1 tv, window to the brewery, interesting beers, but... it needs more.

I applaud the effort, daring styles, mug club, lots of barrels (blocking the windows), and it's the only LEGIT brewery in the downtown area, but I have yet to be impressed with the beers. I think if more attention was paid to making a lineup of quality brews, rather than so much experimentation, this place could be a real destination. Worth a stop if you are close.

Of note: couches are now outside.

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Photo of nickfl
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Right downtown in St Louis, walkable to other night spots. The taproom is smallish, but pleasant with a stack of barrels along the enterance wall opposite a bar where you can order. They will do a sampler of everything they have on tap, which I appreciate even if it isn't always the best idea. The service was good and the beer selection is good, with a fairly wide variety on tap (though they only had 12 of 14 taps pouring when we were there) including some fairly experimental selections. The beer quality was hit and miss, some were very good and others were just barely ok, certainly not on the level of some of the other breweries in this town, but not a place I would write off after one visit either. Worth stopping by if you are in the area.

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Photo of mconner666
4.71/5  rDev +25.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

We went on a Wednesday evening, the variety of beers was great, the standout was Capulus, a sour coffee ale, it was just bottled that day! We got to talk to Derrick, the brewmaster/owner, and had a great time.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited on a Monday evening. Not very crowded.

V - For me this is feel I want. Low tech with a TV is you're by yourself or otherwise board, but all about the beer. Everyone there was friendly and willing to give an opinion on the beer. A average bar with some high tops. Probably only room for about 30 people. Concrete and plain. Clean and bright. 4.5

Q - Proper glassware. Temp of beer seemed correct. The brewery doesn't make much beer so its got to beer fresh. Some of the offerings are from a bottle. 4.25

S - Good, friendly service and an fine looking bartendress. (.)(.) 4

S - Only Alpha's beers, but they had a good selection running from sours/wilds to IPAs to Saisons. Not too much on the stout/porter/dark & roasty side during this visit. 4

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Photo of RajaSTL
3.32/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Travisjutin
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Stlbeerguy88
4.93/5  rDev +31.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I love this place. The staff is friendly, beer is great, wide variety of different beers including sours! You can meet the brewer or owner on most nights and they can answer any questions for you. The $20 tour and tasting is well worth it. Become a Sipster and get prizes and half off all draughts on Mondays.

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Photo of rxthree
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of frothy_80
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

On the backside of a downtown building off of Washington Ave. Unless you know the area and exactly where the brewery is it might be hard to find. The interior is modern with picnic table type seating area, couches, and the normal bar top tables with stools. The patio is fairly decent sized. The patio also serves as the entrance/exit to the place so it got busy as the night went on. My group had a groupon for buy one get one on complete flights. Ten dollars for for a 12 beer flight was a damn good deal, however, only found three of the offerings to be any good. Overall, if doing a brew tour downtown it is worth stopping and getting a beer.

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Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Literally stumbled upon this place after leaving the City Museum.

Had time for one beer, and our beers didnt disappoint. We had a chocolate milk stout and a saison or something. Beers were well made. Wish we would have had more time, but overall a great place to visit while in town!

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Photo of foundersfan1
5/5  rDev +33.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Zomdust
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Cbarker777
4.36/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Great place very chill atmosphere but there were a lot of beers that they had run out of and not replaced with something new.

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Photo of diablo14
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Wide selection of beers, half of them sours. The place was quiet and seemed a little sterile, but the service was good and the beers interesting.

Could do with some food, but apart from that, enjoyed the visit.

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Photo of ale_addin
4.57/5  rDev +22.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Good place to hang out and try some interesting brews.

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Photo of bshemansky
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Flights available and lots to choose from. Great variety. Great brews.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
3.26/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Suds
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Dropped by this brewery after visiting the City Museum with our family. My wife picked up some growlers for us, and the quality is excellent. The place is located in an urban, industrial area, with convenient parking nearby. It has a beer-passionate feel, and the staff was very enthusiastic about great beer. Excellent selection of styles. No food available.

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Photo of drmcleod10
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
2/5  rDev -46.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2

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Alpha Brewing Company in Saint Louis, MO
Brewery rating: 45.7% out of 100 with 173 ratings
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