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Leo's Liqour And Deli

in Simi Valley, California

2.44/5  rDev -28.7% | Avg: 3.42
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5

Ridiculously overpriced, as I always travel the country looking for great craft brew locations I found this one randomly. Came in to buy the new 2016 Firestone sucaba to find out they are charging $27 a bottle. This bottle retails for $16.99 which I purchased two at BevMo right up the street for the correct price. I do not recommend this place.

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Tröegs Brewing Company

in Hershey, Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +14.1% | Avg: 4.25
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

This place gets crowded fast, and the availability of brewery tours is very low, but they offer a nice alternative I'd love to see more places give: the ability to do a self-guided tour. It's considerably shorter and doesn't show you much of what you'd likely learn walking around with a group of people and a brewery employee, but there are info graphics on the walls at different stations and you can carry your beer or food through the area as you read.

The food itself is fantastic. It's cafeteria style, so you do have to order it and go find a seat in a crowded warehouse-sized room, but the food itself is so far from the typical run-of-the-mill variety you'll see in some brewpubs that it more than makes up for it. Their variety is everything from small, cheese-based plates to larger entrees that include venison, pork, porchetta, and a number of other German-inspired dishes.

The beer itself is great too, but you probably already know that. The brewery is one of the few things of note in Hershey (and maybe the only thing of note in the winter when Hershey Park is closed), so it's extremely popular. Parking is rough and not that big, but once you're in, you'll find a great atmosphere.

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Cask & Kettle Home Brew

in Boonton, New Jersey

4.51/5  rDev -1.7% | Avg: 4.59
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Decided to go to Cask and Kettle to pick up ingredients for a Bavarian Hefeweizen instead of ordering online, as I usually do. I asked the employee for help with gathering the ingredients and picking out a new auto siphon and bottle filler as well. He was extremely helpful and friendly and crushed the grains I needed on premises. I went in looking for Wyeast 3068 but they only carry White Labs, so I got the equivalent WLP300 yeast. They carried the rice hulls I needed and have tons of other specialty items. Prices are excellent and the fact that you save money on shipping makes it even more worthwhile to go here. Great place, great quality. I will be back.

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Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg

in Cincinnati, Ohio

4.07/5  rDev -8.3% | Avg: 4.44
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

There's a lot of room here for drinking, but there is currently no food on site (nor food trucks). Tap list was about 10-12 Listermann/Triple Digit brews. Bartender was friendly and personable.

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Sentinel Peak Brewing Company

in Tucson, Arizona

3.81/5  rDev +9.2% | Avg: 3.49
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Fun brew pub with a great atmosphere. The place was packed on a Wednesday night. Nice people, the owner ended up as our waiter and we had a great talk with the brewer about their upcoming hard root beer release including a taste of a pre release test batch. All the beers were respectable. The food we sampled was above average brewpub fare, the Sonoran Street Tacos and the Grinder panini were both excellent.

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Calvert Woodley Liquor

in District of Columbia

4.94/5  rDev +55.3% | Avg: 3.18
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I didn't go to CW before Randy became their beer guy so I can't comment on the older reviews, but CW is now one of the best (if not the best) place to go for beer in DC. Anyone who visited P Street while Randy was there knows the connections and service he brings to the table. Pay CW a visit. You owe it to yourself.

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Harlem Tavern

in New York, New York

1.84/5  rDev -37.6% | Avg: 2.95
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 1.75 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2 | food: 1.5

This place opened in a spot where there used to be an old tire shop about 5-7 years ago. The pluses for this spot are the location and that's it. It's very crowded, the service is spotty at best and the food is generic. We went with about 4-5 people, the selection is all fake craft think blue moon, shock top. Occasionally you'll find an Ommegang on there. Our drinks took too long to get to us, the food was very average. We live 1 block away from this place and in the last decade or so have been here just once. There are better options in the area. This spot shouldn't really be on BA.

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Majstor Za Pivo

in Belgrade, Serbia

4.9/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.63
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

This is the biggest and best craft beer shop and the only official home brew supplier in Serbia. Usually the whole Kabinet Brewery range in store too.

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The Sovereign

in District of Columbia

4.76/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.76
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

The Sovereign just opened last week and I ventured out there yesterday. I was extremely pleased with the overall experience. It's a bit hard to find - tucked in an alley in Georgetown. Once you do find it, you'll see that it's totally worth the visit.

I'd call it the most interesting beer selection in all of DC. Had my first ever bottle of Cantillon (got the last bottle of Lou Pepe) and it was so worth it. In general, I felt they had some great offerings. Some of the special bottles were hit hard right out of the gate so it will be interesting to see how often they can replenish. I personally plan to check the website quite frequently to hopefully return for a great/diverse beer experience.

Outside of the beer, the ambiance was solid and I enjoyed the music selection. My party ordered a few apps and all were excellent. Just looking at the food in the room, it seemed solid. I rated this a 4.5 but subject to change based on eating a complete meal. In general, Sovereign was a great experience and I'm very excited to return.

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Calvert Woodley Liquor

in District of Columbia

4.72/5  rDev +48.4% | Avg: 3.18
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

One of the new Craft beer hotspots in DC! small parking lot, close to the metro. Randy is doing a great job of bringing in great new beers at solid prices.. thanks guys!

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Delirium Café

in Brussels, Belgium

3.88/5  rDev -6.7% | Avg: 4.16
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

They have a lot of choice I can assure you that! But... there ARE TO MUCH PEOPLE IN THIS PLACE!

It is a meeting place for foreigners and it is not quite at all... I was looking for a calmer place to enjoy my beer but that's individual off course.

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La Trappe à Fromage

in Gatineau, Quebec

3.66/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.46
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75

Stopped by this place to pick up some cheese curds and jam initially. Walked in, very comfortable store, wooden displays, lots of products like jams, jellies, cheeses, sausages, et cetera. Was immediately greeted by a worker. My french isn't too great so I spoke to her in English, she understood me fine but got a little confused over what the name of a fruit in English, but really, unless you've had 0 exposure to french you won't have any troubles if you're an anglophone in Gatineau. Cheese curds were fresh, delicious, and relatively cheap compared to what I've purchased before. They had a beer selection in the back of the store, lots of Dieu du Ciel and Unibroue (Although the Unibroue bottles were not small singles, they were the larged, corked ones they carry). It wasn't too big of a selection, prices ranged from $1.99 to $2.99 for single bottles. I do know some of the other locations apparently have larger selections. If you're going here specifically for beer, I'd suggest going to a different location or store. But, besides the rather small selection, which is fine since its not a store for beer specifically anyway, great store, great vibe, great products and great service.

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Fuel & Fuddle

in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -16.4% | Avg: 3.96
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

I had heard really good things about this place. Which is confusing. I guess I shouldn't have gone in with high expectations, or any for that matter. Ok beer list. Some good ones on tap. Standard pricing. Food was meh. The waitress was snappy, and kept calling us all "babe", which got old quick. Terrible vibe; everything from the disenchanted dumpy hipster hostess that kept standing with her friends at the table behind us, and chomping frenchfries loudly behind my ear, to the cheesy decor, to the baby sized bar and exuberant amount of undersized diner seating. Gonna pass next time.

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Thirsty Monk Pub & Brewery - Biltmore Park

in Asheville, North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +0.2% | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

One of their locations away from downtown. Was quite impressed and the bartender was very personable and knowledgeable. The beers were all solid, as were their guest taps. Off the beaten path and worth a visit.

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Thirsty Monk - Downtown

in Asheville, North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +0.5% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

A great place in Ashville. They have several locations. I visited one of the other locations and than this one. This location is awesome and worth checking out. The selection is quite good and the bartenders quite knowledgeable. Worth several visits!

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The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)

in Asheville, North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +8.6% | Avg: 3.73
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

A pretty good place to check out in Asheville. Their food is good and they source local. The beers were across the board good. Visited twice and it was always packed. Definitely worth some visits!

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Highland Brewing

in Asheville, North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -6.4% | Avg: 4.07
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

A good brewery to visit when in Asheville. I felt the beers were all solid, the location was good, and the layout/feel was pretty good. Service was not bad. THe place was not that busy, but there was only one bartender so always quite a long line. Worth a visit.

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Fort Street Brewery

in Lincoln Park, Michigan

4.54/5  rDev +21.4% | Avg: 3.74
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Really nice place. Neighborhood vibe, very comfortable. The food is not fancy, but it's good and the "Something Different" has some good selections. The beer selection was eight beers during my visit, the stouts and the black IPA were flavorful and very good.
Local sports, a pool table, and family friendly. Nice varied crowd. Enjoyed my visit

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AleSmith Brewing Company

in San Diego, California

4/5  rDev -7.2% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped here to check out their beers because they don't make it to DE. Beers were great as expected. The tasting room is spacious and they offer a rack of four samples for tasting. We were there during mid afternoon on a Friday and they were busy but not crowded. Not a bad place to hang out and drink some beer.

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The Knickerbocker Tavern

in Altoona, Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +6.6% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I'm a regular here so I may be a bit biased. This is hands down my favorite spot in Altoona. The staff is all knowledgeable about beer and can always suggest something depending on your favorite style. Be sure to ask about their upcoming events which regularly include not only special beer flight nights but also wine, tequila, bourbon and more.

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Pat's Liquors

in Chesterton, Indiana

4.41/5  rDev -1.6% | Avg: 4.48
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Great place! Awesome selection of craft beer that really focuses on the smaller local breweries -- F8, 18th Street, FFF, Burn 'Em, etc. Can also occasionally find dusty gems in here also -- older bottles of Bruery / Boulevard seasonals and the like (always beer that can take some age). Owner is typically around, and is a true BA who will chat and make (good) recommendations. Smaller shop, so sheer volume does limit the stock a bit.

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Spec's #31

in Beaumont, Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3% | Avg: 3.53
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Pretty damn good beer selection, both refrigerated and not, they always demand my ID because I am younger.. kinda anal but that's okay. Haha. Prices are similar with the big supermarkets for the standards for the area (St. Arnold's, etc.) But selection is much larger. The singles are pretty pricy as they only offer piny 6 oz singles for the most part. Still the best selection around, courteous staff and standard prices for the usually hard to find stuff.

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Liquor Stop

in Highland, Indiana

4.01/5  rDev -1% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Easily one of the two best bottle shops in NWI (w/ Pat's). Good selection of local Indiana and Michigan craft as well as the major national brands and decent selection of European stuff also. Nice and helpful staff too. Come here for FFF, 18th Street, Burn 'Em, Devil's Trumpet, Greenbush, etc. Prices are fine -- average for the area.

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The Cork

in Columbus, Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Fantastic Store! I found this place traveling South from Chicago. The selection was great and very competitive pricing compared to big box. They carried a lot of hard to find beers here.

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Widow Brown's Cafe

in Danbury, Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Place is layed out well...separate dining area, expansive L-shaped bar that overlooks the pool tables. Solid and varied beer menu (they had what they said they would have online). Knowledgeable battender. Tuesday is trivia night... lots of fun. Only had an appitizer, but it was good and the food that passed by was tempting. Stay a lot longer than I had original planned...and will definitely be back.

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