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Breckenridge Brewery & Farm House Restaurant

in Littleton, Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +17.5% | Avg: 3.77
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Went on the tour with my wife. Really great tour, knowledgeable guide, samples and all that good stuff. Very impressive new facility. Unfortunately I am not a huge fan of Breckenridge beers - which dips the score a bit. Even if you are not the biggest fan of their stuff it's definitely worth a trip. This is a beautiful and exciting new campus for them with a state of the art brewing facility and a restaurant (didn't have the food) with tons of Breck brews and many other craft selections. Also, a very nice beer garden. All and all, well worth the visit and the $3 for the tour (which includes a pint, samples and a 90 min tour, great deal!!!)

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Spinnerstown Hotel

in Spinnerstown, Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +3.7% | Avg: 4.35
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Out of the way but worth the drive: this place probably has the best selection of bottles I've seen in the Lehigh Valley. Lost Abbey Red Poppy, Deschutes Mirror Mirror...you name it. The staff seems knowledgeable and friendly.

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City-Wide Liquors

in South Bend, Indiana

1.68/5  rDev -60.1% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 1

Wow, what a disappointment. This place is now only a shadow of what it use to be. 90% of the floor is now dedicated to wine and they are now calling themselves a "wine store". This is no longer the place to go for craft beer or beer selection in general. Nothing but mainstream beer is cold and very little other beer is available. Beer lovers, save yourself a trip.

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Tap & Screw Brewery

in Cincinnati, Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.25
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Totally enjoyed our visit to the West Sides most excellent brewery and eatery. This place, while a touch rough around the edges as far as an upscale experience, offers some excellent service, a knowledgeable and friendly staff, and some fantastic food with solid beverage offerings. Soft pretzels and beer cheese is the bomb. The screw burger was most excellent with a fried egg, jalapenos, and onion rings. The fish sandwich was also huge and excellent. Beer was solid with good hefeweizen, solid kolsh, and some unique fruit ales (peach and cherry). Oktoberfest and porter was solid as well. Very open and simple inside, a touch grungy, but comfortable. By the time you eat any of the food you will forget the decor and enjoy the great food and solid ales and porters. The chef and his wife are quite a team and great to talk to. A must for Cincinnati-ans.

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Great Raft Brewing

in Shreveport, Louisiana

4.41/5  rDev +4.3% | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

I finally made it by the brewery after having a number of their beers while in Louisiana for work. The staff was very polite, helpful, and very welcoming. Couple of TV's running a music application that people could request songs on changed to the Thursday night football game when it came on. The space was big, with space available in the brewery for seating and a set of bags for people to play if they would like to. A food truck was serving tacos the night I was there.

The beer selection as others have said is three flagships with a few rotating options. Last night those options were a double dry-hopped variant of Commotion, Born in a Barn IV, and an Oktoberfest that was part of their Provisions series. It sounds like they are working towards expanding from their current focus on lagers. Andrew sounds like he has a great plan to introduce the region to some styles that are simply not available.

I'll be sure to visit again if I have the chance.

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Mikkeller Bar

in San Francisco, California

4.11/5  rDev -5.5% | Avg: 4.35
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Enjoyed this location on our recent trip to the bay area.
The area is "up and coming" , that said once there. A true diamond in the rough.
The service is attentive, the beer offerings are wide ranging.
We enjoyed the menu, a fine list that offers savory and sweet sides.
The beer list is slightly centrist, with some fringe flavor offerings that are worth the effort.
Our service staff was pleasant and attentive, price point is fine for the quality.
On another trip this will be a repeat stop for sure.

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Fireworks Pizza

in Leesburg, Virginia

4.24/5  rDev -0.5% | Avg: 4.26
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Great outdoor seating on nice days in downtown Leesburg. Specialty pizzas and appetizers are excellent and cooked in a brick oven. Over the last year or so, Fireworks has significantly increased it's bottled beer selection and mildly increased it's craft tap selection. Every month, they host a tap takeover, which adds some variety to the selection. The seating area is not expansive, but is a nice spot to grab a bite, have a few beers with friends and maybe even watch a game. Another bonus: walk across the street to MacDowell Brew Kitchen, or around the building to Crooked Run Brewing....both within 100 feet..

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Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant

in Chicago, Illinois

3.95/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.47
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

This place has always had one of the nicer outdoor beer gardens in the area. The food menu has improved as has the expansion of their craft beer selection. No better place to be on a cold, wintry day, also. Great ambience inside of course!

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in Atlanta, Georgia

4.39/5  rDev +2.1% | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Checked out this place after a Cardinals Braves game on 9-04-15. Reviews for Argosy were excellent and they had what we were looking for in a great selection of brews and a solid menu.

I kind of understand as to why there is no picture here on BA, as one picture would just not do it justice. The outside is very inviting as it sits in a cool neighborhood surrounded by other unique shops, eateries and bars. The mural painted on the side of the building is worth a picture itself. You are greeted by a standing chalk board as you walk in that has all the new release tap beers listed. The vibe inside is a mix of the Herot and H.R. Giger bar. The only draw back may be that it is a little to dimly lit. I had to use my phone just to read the draft list. The architecture has a heavy woodwork influence with an eclectic mixture of artwork to boot.

The quality and selection of the of brews available left no beer lover wanting. Nearly every style was represented and they even had a few barrel aged offerings. On this night I enjoyed Creature Comforts Tropicalia IPA, which paired well with the Brick oven pizza we had.

We very much enjoyed the Freitas(French Fries) that were served with 3 different dipping sauces that we choose. The Pizza was solid but lacked seasoning overall especially in the crust.

Our server was very attentive to our every need, but offered no knowledge as to the beer menu. That may have been because I knew exactly what I wanted shortly after looking at the brew list. Overall our service was excellent and as I looked around it seemed that the other servers were very in tune with taking care of all the patrons very well.

This is a place that I highly recommend for anyone in the area. I could have spent all night here no problem. Prices were fair to slightly high, but not outrageous.

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in Paris, France

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

The only place you need to go to fulfill all of your French craft beer needs in the 10th arrondissement of Paris.
Nico hand picks every beer that he stocks and is always happy to talk beer.

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Bunker Brewing Co.

in Portland, Maine

3.74/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.74
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Kind of an odd little place - great to see a building reclaimed from obscurity and probable demolition. A little hard to find and parking was limited and not obvious. Quite dingy and poorly lit with everything jammed into small quarters. If the garage door hadn't been open, it would have been depressing. Seemed like a pretty local hangout - got the "ya'll ain't from around here" feeling when walking in the door, but the brewer was very friendly and appreciative of the positive comments on the one beer he had left. It looked like it had been a long day. Worth the stop just for the Machine Czeck Pils - I thought this was an outstanding example of the style. So I scored the selection a 3 - not sure what o make of the fact that they only had one beer available, but small place with limited capacity - not sure what else to say about that. If they only make one beer at a time, that's all they can serve...

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Two Roads Brewing Company

in Stratford, Connecticut

3.86/5  rDev -2.3% | Avg: 3.95
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

HUGE brewery with a big beautiful tap room. tables for people who want to sit and bring their own food (or grab food from the food trucks), windows on 3 sides of the room that view right into the brewery, music if i'm not mistaken, and a crap ton of their beers on tap at all times. they also contract brew A LOT of the beers we love and have tons of events all the time. love this brewery, just wish I liked their actual beer a little more.

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Rising Tide Brewing Company

in Portland, Maine

3.77/5  rDev -6.9% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

It took us a while to find, but we're glad we did. Fun place to hang even though it is in an industrial area that is a bit run down. Ample outdoor seating, pretty decent indoor seating. The staff was VERY good on their knowledge of the beers and really helpful in talking me into doubling my purchase of their Gose... Sampled four beers, two were very good and the other two were OK. Very laid back atmosphere even though they were fairly busy. Behind the counter, things looked very chaotic in the warehouse/brewery area but it didn't impact the visit, just something noticeable. Worthwhile stop.

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Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

in Portland, Maine

3.8/5  rDev -7.1% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

It was a release day for Baby Genius when we visited - HUGE mistake since we weren't interested in filling the car with Baby Genius, just wanted to sample their beers and see what the buzz is all about. They really don't have a system for handling that many people - everything was going through one line. Fortunately, the cases of BG were about gone or I think we might still be standing there. Otherwise, it was fine - people were mellow and since it was a nice day there was ample outdoor seating. The Japanese food truck was awesome. While we were not overly impressed with the beer, the hype is understandable. Out of the three offered, Lux was our favorite. A bunch of stuff had kicked, but we did get to try BG and The Substance. They just need a much better system for handling the insane crowds. With Foundation right next store, it was pretty insane. The servers were obviously worn out even though it was still fairly early in the morning - just inundated. If you go, take your chill pill and be prepared for the crowds.

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Foundation Brewing Company

in Portland, Maine

3.9/5  rDev -7.1% | Avg: 4.2
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

It is a tiny place (I'm not sure I'd call it a taproom - tasting space?) with very limited seating, but we visited on a good day so outside seating was also being used. In tough weather, might not be so much fun. On a Saturday morning, it was incredibly crowded, but the line kept moving and people were pretty cool for the most part. A few grumblers but I guess that is to be expected. It wasn't exactly clear where the line went to actually get samples or fills. The beer itself was very good, especially Wanderlust. Only three beers were available from the list of four - I know one was Eddy, one Wanderlust...the other not sure. Partly our own fault, I suppose. Workers were friendly even though they were swamped with people. ALl in all, it was a good stop on the Portland beer tour.

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Fiddlehead Brewing Company

in Shelburne, Vermont

3.67/5  rDev -11.4% | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5

Only two beers to try and nothing but growlers to take out. If I was them I would at least can some fiddlehead IPA so there is beer to go. I had no need for a growler as I was visiting from some distance. The beer is awesome.

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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery - Pine Street Brewery

in Burlington, Vermont

4.29/5  rDev +6.2% | Avg: 4.04
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

I visited this place on a beautiful October evening. It is set up like an old car repair place with doors that slide up. The feel of the place has nothing of that vibe, It was a beautiful evening and the place was very busy. Even with that the bartender made time to talk to me about the beers and how they are made. The beers were fantastic and a nice flight cost 8 dollars but included a 4 to 5 ounce pour. You can buy cans to go which was nice as I loved their Conehead IPA.

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Queen City Brewery

in Burlington, Vermont

4.32/5  rDev -2% | Avg: 4.41
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

They have set up there tasting bar right in the middle of the brewery. I love the feel of having all the brewing activity going on all around you. I started talking to a person that was working in the brewery and found out he was one of the owners. I love it when I can talk to an owner that is so friendly. The bartender was knowledgeable about the beer and very friendly. They had 12 of their beers on tap and a sampler of 4 2 oz tastings is only 4 bucks. A great place.

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in Bolzano, Italy

3.01/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.01
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3

Just stopped in for a beer..Pils was tasty.. Very old world brauhaus..would go again but make sure you have small bills.. Barmaid was very annoyed at making change for larger bill... Sorry!!!

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Four Winds Brewing Co.

in Delta, British Columbia

4.52/5  rDev -0.7% | Avg: 4.55
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

IMO the best young brewery in BC, and hey they just won brewery of the year in Canada. Problem/Not a problem, they're quite small. The taproom doesn't always have something super interesting on, anything unique sells faster and faster these days, but there's always something good, I find a lot of people really under-appreciate the 'standard' lineup. Service here is great/amazing. The vibe is quite relaxed, it's up and down but usually never so busy that you can't get a beer and enjoy a conversation with someone. Not the easiest place to get to is really the only downside, but that keeps it intimate which is a plus. They've expanded once, and I wouldn't be surprised to see them expand again soon. No kitchen on site (yet) but they have some tasty snacks, and a chain sub shop around corner if you're desperate. Their first single barrel release was quite the blitz, but people are very polite.

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Sons of Liberty Aleworks

in Norco, California

4.79/5  rDev +9.4% | Avg: 4.38
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I got the sample of the entire current selection (11, I think) for $20 bucks. The place is dim, but it goes with its American Revolution theme. Their Vanilla Oatmeal Stout and Shay's Rebellion were decent, though I wish they had their Stawberry Hefe when I went. Free pretzels are available next to the counter, though Dona Luisa from across the street offers good Mexican food fair.

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Bailey's Taproom

in Portland, Oregon

4.82/5  rDev +9.5% | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

I love that the selection and barrel-levels are available online. They also have a standing understanding/relationship with Santeria across the street. I ordered some tacos, and the kind waiters brought them to me, condiments and all. I'm not so sure about the "rude" "hipster" bartenders that I've read some complain about, but my experiences there have been stellar.

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Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

in Akron, Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +0.9% | Avg: 4.25
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Hands-down the best brewery experience I have had to date. First, when you walk in the door you are right directly next to their brewing tanks. Then you walk down a short hallway to the taproom, and its located inside one of the barrel storage areas. All of this located in an old warehouse. It smells of a brewery like one should, with the ambiance of being right inside. Forklifts with grain beep in reverse as they haul a load by your table. I only wish I could rate them higher than a 5 for the "Vibe" category.

I felt a person would not have to inquire about a tour of this facility, as just being there is a tour itself. You can walk into barrel rooms, look around a little bit, and everyone is happy about it. This place doesn't have the uppity stuck-up (excuse me Sir, only VIP people can go in there) blah blah that a lot of breweries like to throw around. It was a welcoming experience, the opposite of many other breweries I've been to (including another one about 10-15 miles away).

Of course the beer is mediocre, but I was delighted to see 3 or 4 different barrel aged options on the chalkboard when I walked in, knowing instantly that they were trying to do cool things here.

The bartender purposely attempted to over-charge us, and it was so rehearsed you could tell she does this regularily and throws the extra in her tip jar.... However, she was so friendly and polite when I pointed it out (part of the game), that I won't hold it against them.

If you are in the area-- this is THE ONLY brewery worth a stop!

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Rambo's Longhorn Liquor Mart

in Estes Park, Colorado

5/5  rDev +11.6% | Avg: 4.48
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

One of the best beer stores in Colorado, with a fantastic owner (Matt is awesome, knows his stuff, and is personable as hell), a great beer selection, and helpful, honest staff. A must visit to buy beer in the Estes Park area (seriously, they will have stuff Denver might not easily get).

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Poppy's Pizza And Grill

in Estes Park, Colorado

4.85/5  rDev +17.4% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Amazing beer selection with some rare stuff to be had here (Russian River, some great sours, etc.)
I've only had the pizza but it was a fantastic value and very tasty. Overall, just a really great hidden gem for the beer and pizza lover in Estes Park.

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