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Beer Available At Smartmouth Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Smartmouth Outta Yer Gourd , Smartmouth Notch 9 Double IPA 90, Smartmouth Rule G IPA 90, Smartmouth Mispelt Belgian Golden Ale , Smartmouth Murphy’s Law Amber Ale 47, Smartmouth Sommer Fling Hefe , Smartmouth Missing Digit Hemp IPA , Smartmouth Cowcatcher Milk Stout 86, Smartmouth Chelsea Proper ESB , Smartmouth Bandwagon Pale Ale (Mosaic) , Smartmouth Dream Day , Smartmouth Man Crush Saison , Smartmouth Jr. Coffee Porter , Smartmouth Safety Dance Pilsner , Smartmouth Iron Fist Imperial Stout , Smartmouth Cowcatcher Milk Stout (Mint & Cocoa) , Smartmouth Bedeviled Golden Ale , Smartmouth Holiday Helper Imperial Red , Smartmouth Live And Let Rye
bytemesis (387) Sunnyvale, California | October 15, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Finally! I don’t know what took me so long given its proximity to The Birch, but I finally stopped in tonight. 8 taps plus a cask pour running. Flights of the basic 8 were $13, which is not terrible. Nice open space, easy viewing of the brewing equipment. Long picnic style tables and a bar against the brewing window. No real food - looked like pretzels for sale when I was there. Core lineup is pretty solid, no real standouts, but no duds either. Staff are friendly and helpful. Good place.
markwise (173) North of Tampa, Florida | October 1, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice place right down from The Birch in Norfolk. New age tap room with a small space for a band, a bit loud, and an outdoor area with picnic and food truck. NIce selection of taps, they were out of DIPA when I stopped by, and a decent selection after that. A nice place, I will be back next time I’m in town. Prices were good as was service.
zizzybalubba (72) Elizabeth City, North Carolina | February 15, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Finally made it to Smartmouth to check out their brewery and I left impressed. The tasting area is a large open space with glass on one side to allow you to look into the brewery. There are several picnic style tables and a small bar area for some additional seating. On one end of the room is the bar which features their year round offerings and a few seasonals. There were plenty of people working on the busy Saturday that I went all of whom seemed friendly and knowledgeable. There were a good mix of beers available especially considering there were fewer than 10 selections on tap. Prices were in line with other breweries and bars. Overall a really nice place and a very cool, relaxed atmosphere.
Beergeek23322 (96) Chesapeake, Virginia | September 8, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Located in an industrial area. Good parking options. Outside sitting area. Friendly staff and frequent brewery tours. You can buy pints of all beers or 5 oz samplers as well as growlers to go. Worth a visit if you’re in the Ghent area.
rumproasts (147) Grand Rapids, Michigan | August 29, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cheap samplers, and very good beer. Strange location, but only a couple blocks from the Birch. Definitely worth a brief detour.
Radek Kliber (235) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | August 14, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
New (to me ) micro-brewery in Norfolk. Walking distance to the Birch. Nice simplistic open space with chalkboard etc. It had strangely very similar vibe to many Ontario/Quebec breweries. They offer samplers. Had not much chance to interact with service. Beers were very consistent, tad on safe side. Very clean but you can’t escape the feel that brew master had to brew in past as some bigger location. Knowledge of beer chemistry was apparent. I see good things in the future for them.
TheBeerGod (108) Newport News, Virginia | March 16, 2013| Updated November 8, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Always had a great time here. Super friendly service! Great line-up of beers, IMHO. Free hourly tours (on Saturdays, at any rate). Nice open drinking area. You can bring your own food. Always fairly packed when I’ve been. Nice stop in Norfolk and right around the corner from The Birch and close to O’Connor Brewing.
jcweaver (15) VA Beach, Virginia | March 9, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Tough parking but a nice, medium sized tasting room. Quite busy and not a lot of seats. Staff did quite a good job despite the number of people. Six beers on tap all of which were pretty tasty. Reasonably priced samplers, pints and growler fills.
Drake (479) Free Union, Virginia | November 13, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Decided to stop by having NO idea it was their opening day, so it was a little packed. Very close to The Birch, and definitely walkable. Parking was tough. Moderate sized tasting room with a bar and the brewery visible behind glass. Four taps, and three were going all with solid beers. Prices were decent. They were busy, which makes the staff who were good look even better and the one who was surly look really bad. Nice stop, and I will be by again.
Braudog (744) Glenville, Pennsylvania | November 11, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Ventured by during the opening weekend in November 2012 to check out the new guys in town. The brewery’s in an odd blended neighborhood near Ghent that’s a mix of industrial area, shipyard and residences -- just 2 blocks from the mighty Birch. As of now, they have three draught-only beers, and all are sturdy choices, particularly the very good Saison. The crowd was ample this weekend, which made it a little bit of a wait to get a beer, although the big staff was hustling. I imagine the place will be much more mellow and inviting as they settle in. Stop by for a tour of the small brewhouse, have a pint or sampler, or grab a growler or keg to go. (Brewery #591)
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