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A dash of barley, a pinch of hops

The first thing to know about brewing is that basically, it's cooking. The brewer is a chef, the brewery is his kitchen and the brew kettle no more than a pot. A1A Ale Works is brewing beer like it ought to be...fresh, handcrafted by a local brewer and with the best ingredients available.

Ales vs. Lagers

Beers are generally divided into two categories, either Ales or Lagers. Traditionally, lagers have a crisp flavor with a clean finish while Ales offer a fruitier flavor that lingers. At A1A, we feature a variety of both Ales and Lagers, each having a character and richness all of its own. A1A brews beers that range in color from gold to auburn to brown and to black. The bottom line? Judge a beer based on taste, not color.

Our Beer Selection

King Street Light Lager

Our lightest beer in color and body. Crisp and smooth, this low-calorie, low-carb lager is sure to go down easy. Hersbrucker hops provide a subtle balance.

Original gravity: 8.5° Plato
Alcohol by volume: 3.6%
Bitterness units: 12

Porpoise Point I.P.A.

This classic copper colored ale has a pronounced hop aroma and assertive bitterness. American grown Galena and Cascade hops are the star of this fragrant and citrusy dry-hopped masterpiece.

Original gravity: 14.4° Plato
Alcohol by volume: 6.0%
Bitterness units: 55

Red Brick Ale

A robust, red ale deriving its hue and rich, roasted caramel character from ample additions of Crystal malts which are balanced by copious Cascade hopping.

Original gravity: 13.0° Plato
Alcohol by volume: 5.4%
Bitterness units: 36

Specialty Dark

Our brewmaster creates tasty, dark-colored styles of ales and lagers which constantly rotate from batch to batch. Ask your server or barkeep about what's on tap.

Brewer's Select

Straight from the imagination of our Brewer, you'll find anything from hefeweizens, to Belgians, to pisners and everything in between.


Specially crafted by our brewmaster to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Find out what's in season today.

Award Winning Handcrafted Beer

World Beer Cup

2004 Silver Medal:
Iron Horse Stout
Sweet Stout

2004 Bronze Medal:
Espresso Stout
Coffee Flavored Beer

2002 Gold Medal:
Iron Horse Stout
Sweet Stout

1998 Silver Medal:
Iron Horse Stout
Sweet Stout

Great American Beer Festival

2007 Silver Medal:
South Side Pilsner
International Style Pilsner

2003 Gold Medal:
Rocket Red Ale
American-Style Amber/Red

2000 Bronze Medal:
Iron Horse Stout
Sweet Stout

1998 Gold Medal:
Sweet Magnolia Brown Ale
American-Style Brown