The 15 bbl Pub brewing system is very compact and keeps the seven serving tanks behind the bar well supplied. the four house brews are available from 4 oz. samplers at $0.75 each to gallons to go for $17 / $12. 10oz glasses run $2.25 and pints $2.75. The Annadel Pale Ale, at 4.8% was a clear amber color, medium-bodied and balanced with a light hops over malt flavor. The Unfiltered Wheat, at 5.4%, was a hazy gold, light-bodied, with a very light hop presence and a slightly tart flavor and aftertaste. The Dark Wheat, 5.8%, was a clear dark brown color, light-bodied, with a light malty flavor and clean dry finish. The Stonefly Stout at 4.5% was opaque, malty in aroma and flavor, with a medium body, subtle hops and a very dry finish. The beers are joined by a list of California wines and a menu featuring soup, pasta, sandwiches and pizza. Open only since March of 1996, Third Street AleWorks seems off to a good start with an appealing mix of food, beer and atmosphere.
Reviewed by Tom Ciccateri - March, 1996.