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North End Market

in Parkersburg, West Virginia

3.46/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.46
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5

This is the only place in Parkersburg that I have found that sells some craft brew. It is primarily a liquor store but also sells wine and beer. Not the biggest selection of craft beer but definately worth the stop

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Buller Brewing Co.

in Buenos Aires, Argentina

3.79/5  rDev +1.6% | Avg: 3.73
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

I've been coming here or the downtown pub whenever I work in BA over the the last five years. The food has always been above average and the service very good. They have menus in English and my servers have always spoken it. Their beers have generally been average to slightly above compared to American craft beer. But today the IPA and stout I had was better than in the past.

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Country Tavern

in Nashua, New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Visited the Country Tavern Restaurant in Nashua on Wednesday November 25, 2015.

The Country Tavern was busy on this Wednesday night, and we got a table for 2 quickly. There was a nice selection of beers available, many on draft. I had two pints of local Stouts, which were very good. The waitress was very helpful. She answered all of our questions and was very friendly.

The building is older, and could have been a tavern many years ago. There is also a story in the menu about the local ghost "Elizabeth". Although they were packed, we received our drinks quickly. The food was also served quickly. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner, and did not feel rushed.

I had a steak, which was very tasty. The steak was tasty even without any condiments.

This is a nice place and probably known better for its food, but it does have a good amount of beers on tap or in cans. Interestingly, the non-draft beer is from cans not bottles as they believe it is more environmentally friendly.

I came for the food, but was pleasantly surprised by the beer selection. It serves beer from a bunch of local breweries I have never heard of since I do not live in NH. If I get back to Nashua, I will go back there again.

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Lost Forty Brewery

in Little Rock, Arkansas

4.45/5  rDev +4% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Laid back atmosphere. All of the beer vats and barrels take up 90% of the facility and are in wide open view through windows in the bar area. The place is spotless and the brewer's take their jobs seriously. You can watch them canning the beer for production. They had 12 home brews on tap, of which I sampled 9. All of the brews that I tried were excellent. The majority of their beers are available on a flight consisting of 4, 4oz. glasses. I was particularly impressed with their small batch Cabernet Barrel Aged Stout, which was available only by the glass and uniquely severed in a wine glass. A native Arkansan and an avid craft beer connoisseur, I've never been particularly impressed with our home brews. Lostforty has given me the opportunity to give a big thumbs up to some outstanding Arkansas brews. Lostforty's brews can go head-to-head with breweries such as Rogue, Avery, and Schlafly in my opinion. If you are in the Little Rock area this brewery is worth a visit.

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Founders Brewing Company

in Grand Rapids, Michigan

3.04/5  rDev -30.4% | Avg: 4.37
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 1.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Big place, kinda the main spot in town ya get the feel. Looks like it has a capacity person wise around 400. Big open area inside and out for lots of tables, lots of bricks, long bar inside, good gift shop with tons of disc golf stuff. Prices could be a little better on what would be you advertising for them.

They don't really leave a lot of variety though. I had some single hop experimental stuff that frankly should remain that way, and I think backwoods bastard was the only barrel aged beer they had available. Service sucks if you're not local. Then again the Tigers were getting destroyed so maybe that is why they couldn't be bothered. Food was ok, I had a sandwich that wasn't all that. They make really good beer, but this isn't really much of a destination type of place.

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Buddha Beer Bar

in New York, New York

4.06/5  rDev -1.7% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is a great spot in the Inwood section of Manhattan. Well worth the trip uptown. Good selection of craft on tap and bottle, cool relaxed vibe, friendly service albeit a little slow at times, decent food. I will be going back.

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Brew & Co.

in Bedford Hills, New York

4.28/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.1
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped by on a Thanksgiving trip from MA. Super nice guy behind the counter was happy to point out the brews that don't make it to MA, while simultaneously manning the short line of taps to service the handful of occupied stools. What a concept! Draconian MA laws will never abide. Nice selection of packs, bombers and singles. Small footprint but it's nicely stocked without feeling chaotic. Very chill vibe. Prices are what you would expect from a pure craft beer store, but it's worth it to have a place where you can go to sip a pint, fill a growler and/or grab beers to go. Excellent.

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Foundation Brewing Company

in Portland, Maine

4.43/5  rDev +5% | Avg: 4.22
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Foundation does some really nice beers and it's well worth a trip to go there. Small, intimate indoor and outdoor areas where you can BS with other Foundation fans. Hope you luck out and get some Epiphany, but their other beers are very good as well.

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't Brugs Beertje

in Brugge, Belgium

4.43/5  rDev -2.4% | Avg: 4.54
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Located on a narrow street of the main shopping street in the city - The Little Bear was my favorite place in Brugge - so sad I only hit it once due to the timing of things, but I loved the vibe and was so happy to meet Daisy who was so friendly, kind and attentive despite the place being pretty busy. The Little Bear is not a big place - basically two rooms with a small bar and small tables. Think lots of wood, a little old and a bit dank! Our party of five took over an entire corner of the backroom. Draft list was solid - nothing crazy, but better than most places in the city. Bottle list was quite good - I enjoyed some De Dolle beers and Daisy was happy to provide my family (non-beer drinkers) with some recommendations that made them all happy. Prices were the best in Brugge in my opinion. I had brought a few fresh pale ales and IPAs over from the States to gift and she kindly returned the favor by gifting me in return with a "little bear" and a pin to bring home. Generally speaking, you're not going to find the crazy draft list you would see in Brussels; however, I loved the vibe (a mix of locals, tourists and enthusiasts) and found 't Brugs Beertje to be in my top five beer bars to date. A must visit!

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The Bottle Shop

in Brugge, Belgium

4.23/5  rDev -0.2% | Avg: 4.24
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

This place was a stone's throw (literally) from our hotel and right off the square. I walked by it multiple times because it was in the heart of the tourist district, but I was very happy I walked in. In my opinion, The Bottle Shop killed De Biertempel. The place is huge, clean and well-organized and the glassware selection is unparalleled - unfortunately, they did not have the one glass I was looking for (Drie Fonteinen Stem). That said the sheer amount of bottles was amazing. They had a few hard to find beers from Struise (i.e. some of the screen Black Damnations, as well as some of their ice beers). Lambic/gueuze selection was solid, but no wales - standard Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen lin-up, as well as some of the Horals mega-blends, De Cam, etc.. I found the prices pretty reasonable and the mark-up on Cantillon wasn't that much more (maybe a couple euros) than what I paid at Cantillon. They also had Westy 12's & 8's which were on-par with pricing in the rest of the city. What was also cool was they had the a nice Het Anker boxed set featuring their beers and whiskey - too big and heavy due to my other purchases, but I definitely thought about it. A very cool place and worth a stop. I'd be shocked if you don't find at least something that tickles your fancy.

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Green Tree Brewery

in Le Claire, Iowa

4.31/5  rDev +2.6% | Avg: 4.2
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

One of the best places to have a stout and cigar on the outdoor patio I have ever been to. The stouts are awesome, especially the Mintery night. Many other variants including a Chocolate Cherry Stout, Ground Hound. Their Mango IPA is also wonderful. The vibe is good, as it is usually quite packed and a wonderful view of the Mississippi. The service is declining. My wife was so put off by one of their regular servers that she has boycotted a place she very much enjoyed. They need to get that straightened out because they have a wonderful venue with great beer. It is also only a 15 minute drive from my home. Parking can be tricky, but it is in a quaint shopping town.

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Gatlinburg Package Store

in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

3.13/5  rDev -0.9% | Avg: 3.16
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Right off the main highway that passes through G'burg, the place looks fairly new from the outside. Beer selection is very minimal and pretty much limited to an aisle end cap and about 2-3 doors in the cooler. Guy behind the counter was not very helpful. Did have lots of bourbon and whiskeys, a few that I looked out were WAY overpriced! I grabbed a bottle of Rainmaker DIPA from Green Man and Sue from Yazoo Brewing and made my way out the door.

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Wicked Weed Brewing

in Asheville, North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev -0.4% | Avg: 4.55
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Aside from the anticipated Hipster abundance, this place is legit. Plenty of WW beers on tap (I had the Free Byrd and Lumiere Rouge). Service was pretty good, attentive, although I don't think she was well-versed in the different brews offered. No biggie. The food - was way above average. I had the Bison Burger and was seasoned and cooked perfectly. I was also with my wife and two daughters, who are VERY picky eaters. They had the fish and chips and finished it easily without any prodding. Place is kid friendly as my 10 mnth old son was not the only baby in there. Overall, this is a place I would love to re-visit with more time to sample and perhaps, without the entire family in tow.

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Epi's Fine Wine & Spirits

in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

3.71/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.71
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Granted, I think Tenn is judging getting 'high gravity' sells at wine/liquor stores so it's still fairly new. Not a very large selection of crafts but did have some quality stuff. Grabbed some Green Man ESB and some Foothills as well as a 4 pk of Two Hearted Ale. Also had a crop of Founders but the Dark Penance was over a year old. Stone, Sierra Nevada and a few Ommegang selections were also present. The guy behind the counter was friendly, a fellow home brewer, and enlightened me on the Tenn craft scene. If you're in the area, stop here because there isn't much else.

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Appalachian Vintner

in Asheville, North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev -7.6% | Avg: 4.61
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

This is a great bottle shop if you are in the Asheville area. It is a must stop to pick up great local beers and has very good nationwide distribution. My only complaint is that growler fills took forever. They were very meticulous and the fills were great, but it took me over 30 minutes to get two growlers filled.

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Raven Cafe

in Prescott, Arizona

4.88/5  rDev +17% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Huge selection. 30 taps downstairs (1 cider, 1 hard root beer and 1 regular root beer) plus I think another 10 upstairs (6 unique, 4 duplicates). And a amazing selection of bottle beer. No crap, all craft beers. Food is locally sourced and mostly organic.

The one oddity is the service. It's not bad just different. They offer counter service only. So no server takes your order or refills drinks. You have to go up each time. Took me a few trips to this place before I got a full grasp. I think they are going for more of a coffee shop feel. Now that I know what to expect I enjoy every trip I make.

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Bull Falls Brewery

in Wausau, Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +18.1% | Avg: 3.81
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Fantastic tasting room with great service. Stopped in on our way up North, not far off of hwy 51. I wasn't expecting much but was pleasantly surprised driving up to a nice brick building. It was busy but were served in a friendly/timely manner. Very good lagers! Bring your own food.

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The Ginger Man

in New York, New York

4.26/5  rDev +0.5% | Avg: 4.24
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

The Ginger Man is, without a doubt, one of the prime craft beer locations in Midtown Manhattan. My job takes into the city 10-15 days a year and The Ginger Man is almost always my watering hole of choice.

The interior is pretty the platonic ideal of the classic pub. Lots of wood and the expected pub decor. Every time that I've been there it's been packed or near packed, though I will say that I'm nearly always there around 5 PM on weekdays, so that likely accounts for some of it.

The selection is fantastic. 70ish taps, with a good variety of local, regional, and national craft, along with British, Belgian, and German highlights. Best of all, there's always two casks on handpump, which is what I tend to gravitate toward.

I've never actually eaten there, so I can't account for the food, but it looks to be solid, British-inspired pub grub.

Beyond the beer, there's an excellent selection of whiskey.

The service can be a little dicey, especially when it's at its peak business. Not unfriendly, just inattentive. Prices are high, but not exceptionally so for New York.

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Continental Liquors

in Ashland, Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev -1.4% | Avg: 4.22
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Continental Liquors in Ashland, KY.

Vibe & Service: Good vibe here, and the staff are always friendly.

Quality & Selection: Not a bad selection of beer and liquor. There's always some craft beer on tap, and some common/popular craft beers are always in stock. Sometimes rare beers will show up here too.

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Little Pub

in Wilton, Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.48
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great old rustic Bavarian-styled pub.Large and varied craft beer selection. Cheerful friendly sevice. Great food, large portions, and reasonably priced.

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The Cask Republic

in South Norwalk, Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev +0.7% | Avg: 4.11
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Formerly a Gingerman ... spacious open floorplan and ample bar. Good craft beer selection as well as tap faux faux drinks.food is excellent but pricey. Good service.

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Weber Street Liquor

in Colorado Springs, Colorado

3.89/5  rDev -9.1% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

A hole-in-the-wall liquor store in appearance (inside and out) yet it has a very nice selection of craft beers.

My first visit, I found two relatively hard-to-find brews: Russian River's Temptation and Oskar Blues Ten FIDY Barrel-Aged, multiple bottles, just sitting on the shelves. They have many additional choices that I haven't seen in three other popular Colorado Springs stores (Cheers, Downtown Fine Wine and Liquor, and Coaltrain), so this will be a third place I'll pop into on a regular basis for usual purchases as well as hoping to score the occasional surprise find.

They also offer a bomber program that I'm not clear as to how it works, but I imagine you buy so many and get a discount or freebie on down the road.

The lady at the counter was friendly and efficient at checkout. They also have a decent radio broadcast with excellent tunes playing in the background.

All in all, an excellent find with a terrific selection of beers and great service.

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Tired Hands Brewing Company

in Ardmore, Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -5.2% | Avg: 4.42
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

This review is about the Fermentaria which has a different vibe and selection from the original brew house. Much more spacious, you can find a seat and a parking place.

Great selection of hoppy beers and if you are hungry go with the tacos (carnitas are a definite).

Definitely the place to go!

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Prairie Fire Brewing Co.

in Gillette, Wyoming

3.13/5  rDev -6.8% | Avg: 3.36
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

Well, what are you gonna get in Gillette WY. I tried the Gridiron Pale and t.he SOB2. The Gridiron is a pale ale that might have been pretty good except for a very noticeable off flavors on the back end. The SOB2 is a "double" IPA without the hop profile or any malt complexity. They have been open for three years. You think the beers would be better by now. Oh well....Gillette WY. Maybe some of the less hop forward beers are better. I didn't try any. Food is good.

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The Stein & Vine

in Brandon, Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.8% | Avg: 4.49
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Can't say enough good things about S&V!
Got there shortly after they opened at noon, was greeted immediately and told we could sit wherever we wanted and the waitress came over with menus and to take our drink orders right away. Gave me the tap list which is 46, currently only listed as 26 on here. A lot of choices of great craft beers on tap, bottle, can and plenty of meads and wines too!
Menu had a lot of great choices; I ordered the Pork Slap; a pork schitzel sandwich with pepper jack cheese on a pretzel bun with a habanero bacon jam...Delicious!! The wife and my son both got burgers; the wife's being a juicy Lacey - a cheese stuffed burger which was so big she couldn't finish all of it and my son got a kids cheeseburger, all served with a side of crispy fried tater tots. All of the food was delicious and made fresh!
A really great musical selection was playing the entire time we were there and they had a bunch of beer themed posters and wall hangings around.
I wish this place was closer than the 1.5 hour drive away, since everything about this place was great. Definitely going back sometime soon! Didn't have anything bad happen or have anything negative to say about this place at all!

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