Alpha Brewing Company

Mayor: Patrickctenchi (1) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 0
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
YNDA  (22) , | June 3, 2016
A relaxed and laid back atmosphere to enjoy a beer. Check it out: https://ynda.wordpress.com/2016/05/28/alpha-brewing-co/
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer  (124) Arkansas | March 25, 2015
Visited in mid March 2015. Nice place. Beers were generally good to very good. Server was downright rude, though. Must have been having a bad day. Overall, worth the beer ticks, but wouldnít go back for the beer. Too many good places in STL to get treated rudely.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
seymour  (50) Maplewood, Missouri | September 9, 2014| Updated November 23, 2015
A cool mid-sized tap room with a view into the tiny craft brewery. Simple but well-appointed bar, cool wrought-iron tap handles. Knowledgeable and helpful servers, never any attitude. Great outdoor patio area too with water bowls for your dogs. No food served, but you can bring your own or theyíll offer delivery menus for many great local restaurants. Always 10 esoteric beers on tap, even more esoteric bottled offerings, some wine and spirits too upon request. Clean, style-appropriate glassware.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale  (302) Lansing, Kansas | July 1, 2014
Visited while in St. Louis attending the 2014 SRBG. Apparently a new brewery in the process of finding itís identity. The beers I tried needed a lot of work. Was a nice building and service as decent.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 9/20
brokensail  (1303) Dublin, California | July 1, 2014
This place is a bit hard to find in that itís around the back of the building where the address would lead you.

They have a small patio area out front, a decent sized bar inside, and a few tables as well as a lounge sort of area...okay. Cheap plastic furniture at the tables.

They had ten beers on tap and a handful of sour beers available in bottle for purchase. We opted for a flight of all of the draft beers.

Overall beer quality here is poor. The berliner weisse in particular was awful, but out of everything the mediocre witbier was easily my favorite.

I wouldnít bother with this place unless you just want the ticks.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen  (302) Charlotte, North Carolina | June 27, 2014
Visited on a Friday night. Relatively small, nondescript taproom. 10 beers on tap and 1 on cask when we visited. Sampler trays offered. I wasnít very impressed with the beers offered, and considering the quality of some of the other breweries in St. Louis, I wouldnít go out of my way to visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone  (126) Wood River, Illinois | January 11, 2014
Stopped in on a Saturday evening after dinner and a couple of beers at Schlafly Tap Room. It is deceiving to say this is on Washington Ave as it is actually on the block to the north, (Convention?). A fairly small space but a nice one. They had 8 or 10 of their beers beers on tap. No other offerings. Friendly folks behind the bar were busy but still more than willing to stop and chat when able. I had one beer, a Butternut Spiced Porter that was quite tasty. I will be back.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 9/20
Braudog  (831) Yorktown, Virginia | August 29, 2013
Visited STLís newest brewery close to opening time on a Thursday afternoon. This is a neatly done industrial space in an odd spot. Friendly, young staff. This is a good example of so many small breweries opening these days, well-intended folks, but not ready (IMHO) for the rough market. I tried 7 beers. None were "bad" per se, but neither were any "good" either. Just all pretty bland and simplistic, labeled as they may want. I wish them well, but this isnít on the top of my list in STL (Brewery #621).
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983  (234) Wentzville, Missouri | July 13, 2013
Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon. Not a big crowd, Cards were out of town. Right near the City Musuem, so parking was a little tough to find. Glad I had read that the entrance was not on Washington, but in the back of the building. The place was clean and updated. There was a tour going on when we arrived, and I also will not pay since a majority of the tours I have been on are free. We tried a sampler tray of their 10 beers. They were decent, a couple were pretty good, Iíll rate them fairly. I donít see a reason to go back any time soon.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
phaleslu  (535) Cincinnati, Ohio | May 13, 2013
I stopped in here on a Saturday afternoon when I had an hour to kill. The entrance is around back of the building, with two big aluminum roll-up doors that they leave open. The atmosphere is good for the neighborhood, which has a lot of lofts and restaurants in similar buildings. There is no food, and there are 10 taps. The beer is average at best, like decent homebrew. Most were undercarbonated and uninteresting, especially for the "Aggressive Ales" motto. A 10-beer sampler was $15. The bartender was super, super friendly and liked talking about the place. However, the owner has seemed to burn bridges already in the STL beer community. He seems to pride himself on trashing large brewers and - right on queue - was telling some old couple about how much A-B InBev sucks as soon as I was sitting down. Then he went behind the bar and I didnít get a chance to interact with him at all. So Iíll reserve judgment there and refrain from sharing damning anecdotes. I will judge, however, that this small place charges $20 for a "tour" and tasting. Thatís outrageous and entirely unjustifiable. Iíve been on numerous tours, most of which are free, and all of which provide beer. I came in with an open mind despite all Iíd heard of the brewer, but the place itself is not bad. The beer is nothing special, and I probably wonít make a point of coming back here with so many great options in the city.

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