Auburn Alehouse Brewery and Restaurant

289 Washington Street, Auburn, CA, 95604, United States
(530) 885-2537
Latitude: 38.89556, Longitude: -121.07825


  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.46 | Atmosphere: 4.54 | Service: 4.54 | Food: 5.00
out of 100
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Based on 7 reviews.
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out of 5
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Wednesday 16th of November 2011 01:27:23 AM
This is located just off I-80 in old Auburn. Really a cool area. It's located in a renovated high ceiling building in the middle of town.

I tried the Auburn Export lager first. Nice light crisp aroma and is malty with low hops, a good session beer. Next up was the Gold Country Pils. It had a lite sweet malt aroma, beautiful lite gold color with good hop flavor that lingers. This is a very nice pils and you could drink it all day. Next was the Americn River Pale ale. This beer has a nice citrusy aroma and medium malt sweetness, well balanced a very nice beer. This is another of those beers you could drink all night. Next up was the Fool's Gold, another Pale ale this one with a malty nose with a higher alcohol profile that's hidden by the maltiness, not as big on the hops but this is another good beer! Next up was the Old Town Brown with a slight nutty aroma and nice maltiness. This is a tasty beer and would be considered a session beer, if you like brown ales you'll love this one! Next up was the Gold Digger IPA, nice light citrusy aroma. This is not a big IPA, yet has a nice balance between the malt and hops with a very nice Columbus hop bite. Next I'm having the Shanghai Stout. Very dark "no see thru" color with nice toasty roasted malt aroma. This beer has a nice creaminess and medium roasted flavor. Not an outstanding stout but still a good beer that wouldn't dissapoint any oatmeal stout drinkers. Next is a seasonal all Citra IPA. This beer has a lite gold clear color and that upfront Citra nose. Wow, this is a good beer. Not as malty as most IPA's but more in balance. I like the pairing of lighter colored malts with the Citra hops.
I saved the Imperial IPA for last. This is the PU240 Imperial IPA. The hidden alcohol lingers with malt sweetness and strong hop aroma. Yum, this is a good beer, very clear with some crystal malt color.

As far as the food goes I tried a Blackened Chicken sandwich that was excellent and came with beer battered fries which were really good.

This brewery is a hit and must stop on your way by.

Stopped by on 1/21/11

Had the little Digger which was the Gold digger but " a little clearer" my friend had a beer called Black lassie which they called a dark lager and it was a good beer.

Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.75 | Food: 4.5

Big D (5)
Monday 26th of April 2010 11:47:46 AM
Great brewpub with really good ales, and a nice selection of different kinds on tap.

The brewpub is a good size at enough seats for about 20 at the bar. This placer is always full! Come early of you can.

Ten beers available on a sampler including a really good IPA plus a double IPA.

Great place to stop if you you're on a ride up and down Hwy. 49 on the bikes. The food is pretty good, but not the best.

Great Location, good sights, but closes too early.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.0

geislg (8)
Saturday 13th of March 2010 05:26:26 PM
The Auburn Ale House has excellent , top notch beer. The ales are second to none. There are always seasonal and one-time offerings on tap, and their IPAs are unparalleled.
I'll say the place has slightly better than average food, with a good selection of offerings. The food service still has a lot of room for improvement, but the bartenders are always accommodating and prompt.

The place is almost always crowded, so expect to wait for a seat. The owners did a terrific remodel of an historic place, the old Shanghai Bar and Restaurant. The new place beats the old to be sure.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.5

kp (19)
Tuesday 21st of July 2009 07:29:04 PM
July 2009

Great brewpub with really good beers, but they close too early.

Good sized brewpub with a large 20+ person bar in the front and several tables in the back past the brewery area.

Ten beers available on a sampler including a really good IPA plus a double IPA.

A good crowd for a Sunday evening when they rolled up the sidewalks at 10pm. I don't know if it is a local ordnance or what, but a place with this much business should consider later hours.
Selection: 3.75 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.25 | Food: N/A
Monday 17th of November 2008 11:39:26 PM
I have to say that this is one of my favorites. If you every get the chance you must try the harvest ale. The hop are grow locally. If the harvest ale isn't available (pretty much all year except harvest season), you must have their IPA. Oh ya, don't forget to try the cheeseburger and make sure you get the fries. The only problem I had while visiting the brewery was that there was no toilet paper in the bathroom.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 5 | Food: 4.75

rsvlbrwr (3)
Wednesday 13th of August 2008 08:03:51 PM
The Auburn Alehouse continues to excel in providing both excellent food and beer in the Sierra foothills. They are frequently crowded but have a very nice outdoor courtyard in the back. Their pilsner and IPA are both outstanding beers and the others are no slouches either. The food is well above the normal brewpub food level. My only complaint is due to space and equipment constraints, the beer has to be rotated and at times they are out of some of their beers.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.5

BahHumBrew (555)
Tuesday 10th of July 2007 11:42:48 AM
Only been open a couple of weeks but this is already a popular pub. It was getting busy when we stopped in at 5pm Monday and full by the time we left. It’s an easy exit on the way to Reno, just off I80 in old town Auburn. There is a fair size bar and several tall tables as well as an adjacent dining area with both tables and booths. Seating is also available on an outside patio.
Currently there are 6 house brews on tap but more are on the way. I enjoyed the Gold Digger IPA, Old Town Brown and Shangahi Stout. Also sampled 2 ciders (apple and pomegranate) that were quite tasty. Somewhat unusual, the samples came in small snifters.
The menu is quite varied with both standard and unusual appetizers, salads, pizza, sandwiches as well as upscale entrees. There is even a Stout Float (my personal favorite) on the dessert menu so I’ll definitely stop back to give it a try. Parking is on the street or in a small lot so that can be a problem but an old town stroll is pleasant if you need to walk a bit.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.75 | Food: 4.75
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Nice patio out back
Nice patio out back
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Nice Combination of the old and the new
Nice Combination of the old and the new
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Excellent Sampler Set!
Excellent Sampler Set!
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