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Beer Available At Brewers Alley Restaurant and Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Brewer’s Alley Bad Old Man Ransom Ale , Brewer’s Alley Scotch Ale 74, Brewer’s Alley Oh My Gourd , Monocacy Brewtus 89, Brewer’s Alley Oktoberfest 36, Brewer’s Alley 1634 Ale 48, Brewer’s Alley Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout - Woodford Reserve , Brewer’s Alley Oatmeal Stout 83, Brewer’s Alley 1812 Double Brown , Monocacy Humulus Lupulus Rex 74, Brewer’s Alley Maibock 54, Monocacy Riot Rye 85, Monocacy XB1 42, Brewer’s Alley Hefeweizen 64, Brewer’s Alley Nut Brown Ale 41, Brewer’s Alley IPA 56, Brewer’s Alley Kölsch 52, Brewer’s Alley Two Loves Chocolate Ale
Elwood (108) Leesburg, Virginia | July 16, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve stopped by here many times over the years but for some reason never got around to rating it. The beer selection is limited to the six or so beers they have on tap with four flagships always on tap. In my opinion the beers range from decent to poor, with nothing that’s really outstanding. The food is good, but overpriced for what you get. On the plus side, the beer is reasonably priced at rough $3.50 a pint and they let you do tasters. Rather surprising considering this isn’t D.C. Service can range from superb to almost non-existant. In other words, there is a lack of consistency all the way around. All in all I would say this is more of a ticker’s place than a place I would come back to consistently.
gsmitty80 (193) Washington DC | February 4, 2015
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Went on a Saturday late night and it was packed with college kids and young stuff which was fine by me but just crowded, drunk and sticky. Will come back to sit down and have a meal on a non rediculous night and re-rate.
DrSilverworm (108) Cincinnati, Ohio | June 18, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting place... On a trendy street in town. Nice-looking inside, but a bit too busy and loud and trendy for me, you know? I found a corner in the bar where I could do my work in peace, though. I got a sampler of their 6 flagships, which came in tall fancy tasters in this nifty wooden holder thing. Bartender was happy to give me samples of the rest of the beers on tap, too. I thought they were solid. I had the fried pickles, which were some of the best I’ve ever had. A little on the expensive side, but it’s a trendy-looking place in a trendy area... Easy free WIFI, just ask the staff for the password. Neat place.
Pivoyager (83) Gaithersburg, Maryland | July 25, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
While visiting historic downtown Frederick during the July 4th holiday weekend, I paid another visit to Frederick County’s first brewpub. Brewers Alley is easy to find since it is located in a large brick building on the eastern side of North Market Street. According to the server, it once housed City Hall and a theater. Enter beneath the wrought iron archway and cross the patio into the entrance, where you come to the reception area. This is a large place with several dining rooms, but if the bar area is your goal, go through the door next to the reservation desk.
This is a moderate-sized area with high-tops and tables spread about; the bar is in the middle of everything. While quaint and comfortable, this room could probably do with some more natural light – perhaps larger front windows, so patrons can get a better view of bustling Market Street.
Although, advertised as a brewpub, Brewer’s Alley beer is made about 2 miles up the road at Monocracy Brewing. According to the server, they simply ran out of room for the brewing equipment – or did they just want more space for paying customers? Hmmmm.
The draft selection during my visits – once for lunch and dinner – consisted of a fruity kolsch, a crisp pilsner, the requisite pale ale, the mandatory wheat, oatmeal stout and a cask porter. The ones I had were well-crafted, tasty and fresh. Yummmm. In addition, they were all of moderate alcohol, and made great sessional quaffs. Another plus was the price: $4.00 a pint - minus a buck during weekday Happy Hour. Include some very attentive service along with an eclectic menu, which included some superb fish tacos, and Brewers Alley is a worthy goal should you find yourself in search of history
Frederick is a beautiful destination with plenty to see and do. Plus, the parking is plentiful ($1.00 on weekends). Will most certainly stop here again.
sonnycheeba (176) Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland | June 10, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Good location in the middle of downtown Frederick. Layout and design of the place was pretty nice, but nothing great. Always a few house beers to try, but I’ve never found any of them to be particularly good. Food on the other hand is solid and I especially like the pizza. Overall a nice place, just wish the beers were better.
devman171 (145) Annapolis , Maryland | May 12, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brewpub downtown Frederick, good selection of beers and samplers, good pizza and bar food.
lilannie (9) Adamstown, Maryland | May 10, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Came in for a late lunch on a Tuesday afternoon maybe 3pm ish. Tom our waiter/bartender had some good recommendations, including the BBQ brisket sandwich with spicy slaw. Slaw was quite tasty. Had the wedding alt and kolsch biers. Preference for the alt over the kolsch. Quiet bar area with lots of windows for watching. Parking all on the street or in the public parking areas--good luck finding any street spaces on the weekends! Asked Tom about the MD growler laws, he says the growlers they fill have to have a flip top lid and silver handle--if it’s got that kind even with a different logo they’ll take it. If you don’t have one of those types, you can get one there for a $15 deposit and fill it for an extra fee (I think it was $10). On the plus side, if you bring it back you get back your $15, so you don’t have to keep collecting more growlers.
radagast83 (204) Fairfax, Virginia | February 16, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped by here for a late lunch - was still super busy even after 2pm. Bar area up front looks nice and rustic. Waitress was quite nice, service was quick and food was pretty tasty.
I’ve tried to track down the growler laws of MD, but I couldn’t find anything specific regarding them. We were a bit taken aback that they would not fill our growlers - even more-so they would "exchange" our growlers with brand new growlers of their own. Couldn’t fill our twist-tops and we weren’t about to give up our specialty flip-top growlers and didn’t really feel like purchasing brand new bottles for a few pours. Quite disappointing in that respect and coming from an area where every local brewery and virtually every local brewpub fills outside growlers... feels like a huge step backward. I won’t knock them for this, especially since they’ve accepted the loss in growler sales.
BMMillsy (98) Florida | December 8, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Fun atmosphere but very small and gets crowded a bit quick. Good choice brewed there, but the food sucks outside of the pizza. Get there early to get a seat at the bar.
radio_nowhere (66) Maryland | September 9, 2012| Updated March 3, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Been here many times living in Frederick, heck, had my wedding rehearsal dinner here upstairs! Located in downtown Frederick in a older building adds a nice atmosphere. It can be dark and noisy at times but that’s because of busyness. Beer is always great, bring a growler! Food is good too, wood oven pizza recommended.
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