The wife and I went to Brewer’s Alley last Saturday. It’s located in the heart of historic Frederick, Maryland. It’s surrounded by a lot of other great restaurants and shops.
Like a lot of these restaurants in old buildings, they’ve actually knocked down the walls among several buildings, making for some rather eclectic brickwork and a non-conventional floor plan. A little period art as well as pieces created by local artisans (and also for sale) adorn the walls. I was very comfortable. (Their website details the history of the building. Interesting stuff.)
The staff was very attentive without being obtrusive and drinks, appetizer, and entree were all timed just right.
Of course, we had a sampler. In addition to their five year-round beers, there was also their Trinity Stout and a new concoction called “New Moon.” I never did find out what style it was. Of those in the sampler, I liked the IPA and Nut Brown the best, although none of them were “bad.” The Oatmeal Stout was very smooth, and the Kölsch was very refreshing, but I was in the mood for something more “substantial.”
All in all, I loved it. I will definitely be going back. I will most certainly be there when they tap their Oktoberfest.