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Williamsburg Alewerks

189 Ewell Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2185
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Ranked #34 of 333 restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- May 14, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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92% Recommend
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English first
Columbia, Maryland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by the ales at this place. Our tour guide was very informative. She gave a good history of beer making. About half the tour was given in the tasting room/gift shop area. It got a bit noisy at times. The remainder of the tour took place in the area where the ales are made. In both... More

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Lantana, Florida, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We went to try the beer tastings. there was a charge, you get to keep the glass. The beers were a great variety. Very busy place. One side of the bar is for tasting and the other side is for customers, who know what they want and like.

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Lower Michigan
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264 reviews 264 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Went here for the beer sampling. Had a great time hanging out with both locals and tourists at the bar. Went here two nights in a row. Would go back again when in town!

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Gorham, Maine
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is a brewery with an associated tasting room. They had many, many beers on tap - too many to taste and continue driving. :) We enjoyed all that we tried, and it was full before, during and after our tour, so recommend to get there ahead of scheduled tour times. We had a coupon for money off the tour... More

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Long Island, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The fact that this is the # 24 restaurant in Williamsburg is funny because they actually don't have any food. That being said I really enjoyed the tour. Not an expansive tour but the guides work hard to make you laugh and learn, plus the tasting did not disappoint. I found myself trying to find flaws during the tasting but... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Good beers (the Drake IPA and Washington Porter are the best of their standard) and you can't beat a $4 tasting. Not sure if they always have free pretzels, but I appreciated it. Recommend stopping by if you are looking for a change of pace while in Williamsburg, especially if the Mrs. wants to go to the outlets.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Not much of a tour, per se, but very informative. Very impressed with the guys who work here and their knowledge. Can't wait to see how things go in the future for them. Worth an hour an two, for sure.

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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Stopped in for the brewery tour and tasting as my husband is a beer fan. The brewery tour is small as they're a small brewery but very informative of the history of beer and their facility. The tasting room is partly under construction as they're adding a new bar which will be nice when done. Super selections of growlers and... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

all in all good place, 6 bucks plus tax for their cheapest growler and to fill ranges from 7 bucks to 15. If your expecting a tavern this is not the place. come here to fill up a growler and talk about beer. They also sell tee shirts which for some in inexplicable reason seem to be popular.

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Apex, North Carolina
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113 reviews 113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I visited the Williamsburg Aleworks on a sleepy Saturday November afternoon when Williamsburg was very quiet but this place was hoppin! I had wanted to take the tour and arrived at 2:50 because tours were at 2 pm and 3 pm. I never did get to take the tour as the bartender had us belly up to the bar with... More

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