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Trinity Brewhouse

in Providence, Rhode Island

3.45/5  rDev -8.5% | Avg: 3.77
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.75

Nice looking pub... English feel to it. Bar seats about 20 with dining areas at both ends...maybe a dozen plus tables. Seven beers on tap, nothing exciting. Food was pretty bad...turkey burger tasted like bologna.

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Podklášterní Pivovar Třebíč / Centrum Lihovar

in Třebíč, Czech Republic

3.83/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.83
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nice place with a special atmosphere, there are two rooms: for smokers and non-smokers. Good service, in asortimente beer, which is brewed in the same brewery !!!

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Cottrell Brewing Co.

in Pawcatuck, Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.85
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Small area of the brewery set off from the brewhouse. Stand up bar good for 6 to 8 people. Eight beers on tap - including guest taps - knowledgeable bartender. Friendly atmosphere.

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BuckleDown Brewing

in Lyons, Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -9.2% | Avg: 4.22
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Stopped in during Chicago Craft Beer Week, had Painted Turtle and Shady Aftermath. Shady was great and Gil was awesome. He was friendly and very knowledgeable. Great atmosphere, bands weekly and we'll definitely be coming back.

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Capital Ale House

in Midlothian, Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +6.4% | Avg: 4.36
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

I've been here a couple of times and was looking for a place for a company sponsored celebration. It turns out to be hard to find a place that can serve more than 50 people without renting out a hotel ballroom. They were very accommodating and I ended up renting the entire upper floor for the event. They had really good waiters and waitresses that listened closely to what types of beer people liked and made some fine recommendations. Food was also very good. Large selection of good beers.

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Screamin' Hill Brewery

in Cream Ridge, New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +6.8% | Avg: 4.11
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Indoor tasting room with a lot of outdoor space. Located on a farm right with the brew tanks. Has eight to ten beer on tap. Growlers too. A nice place to spend some time.

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Smiling Chameleon Draft House

in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7% | Avg: 4.07
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

This is a pub located in the picturesque college town of Lewisburg, PA. It's a rather small establishment with a good selection of craft beers on draught including local Pennsylvania and well-known craft offerings. The cuisine is basic pub food but it's well-prepared and tasty. It's much smaller and less frenzied than the Bull Run Inn. It's nice to have another good craft beer establishment in Lewisburg.

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Heavy Riff Brewing Company

in Saint Louis, Missouri

4.93/5  rDev +19.1% | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Fantastic hidden gem. I work down the street at the violin shop and this place is one of the best in the city. It unfortunately gets dwarfed by Seamus McDaniels and Felix's but damn this place is incredible. It needs to be more well known. I'd honestly put it up against Schlafly any day or even 4 Hands. It's a fantastic St. Louis brewery that people MUST know about. Also, the food is fantastic.

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Winter Hill Brewing Company

in Somerville, Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.51
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

I believe this brew pub is destined to be a popular local hangout. It's spacious and airy with an outdoor patio. The beers are good but unremarkable and they tend to be very straightforward and light. The brewing space seems to be cramped, but that provides the most space for the patrons.

The food was limited to a couple of uninspired (or perhaps, unpretentious) sandwiches but mine was well made and very delicious. There were five beers on tap. Three were of the lighter variety (cream ale, altbier, and my favorite, kolsch). There was an IPA and, surprisingly, for the only dark beer, an Imperial Stout.

Service was decent and very informal.

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Granite City Food & Brewery

in Fargo, North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +21.8% | Avg: 3.9
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

We drive from Winnipeg for 4 hours to get here. Great place, love the atmosphere and the service staff are always engaging. Food and beer worth coming back for. I love the Bennie Bock beer and husband loves the two pull with the Northern and Bennie combined.

Coworkers alike love this place and will make a point to stop by. Whatever your doing keep doing it!

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Acadia Cafe

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -5.9% | Avg: 4.08
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Kind of frayed at the edges place near the U. Cozy and it has a lot of character. Fun place to go hear some local music and always some good stuff on tap, though nothing too adventurous, and a lesser sibling to Republic, Nomad, and Town Hall. Friendly bartenders if you're there when it isn't busy. Food is only okay.

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One Well Brewing

in Kalamazoo, Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +11.6% | Avg: 3.89
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Felt like I was crashing someone’s living room party, only it was the largest living room I’ve ever seen. Far more spacious than I expected, judging from the outside. And there’s a patio for when the weather is nice, too. Beers were more hit than miss for me but I liked the laid back vibe.

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The Commons Brewery

in Portland, Oregon

4.57/5  rDev +9.9% | Avg: 4.16
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Tasty vegetarian grilled cheese potato mushroom sandwich. The tasting room is sparse but welcoming. The beers were all amazing in their own right. I’d of course love to return.

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The Mad Duck Craft Brewing

in Fresno, California

3.89/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.89
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

A cool little pub across the way from State, what's not to like?

-some- of their beers are decent. Their Citra ipa is very good. A lot of their stuff is a bit misguided in my opinion. The honey pot blonde is damn near identical to their ipa. Their brown is ok. They often have good craft beer on tap. I'll gladly drink pints of their Citra back to back, but there isn't a whole lot else to blow you away. Their beer used to be unfiltered and it looked absolutely terrible: they've since fixed that problem. Their beers taste the same but don't look like rotten grapefruit juice now, thankfully.

The staff is friendly, except for one pretty sour server that shall remain nameless.

The food is good. Decent patio area, inside is cool. Overall it's a decent place that could use a bit more innovation in the brewing department, but as is they're average - above average.

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HonkyTonk Brewing Co.

in Nashville, Tennessee

4.78/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.78
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Visited the brewery a few days ago. Was given a tour by on of the employees (Sam). Small place that is growing fast! Good vibe to the place and I like the direction they are going. After the tour we hung out in the sample room and tried everything on tap. Beers were all very good. The lady tending bar that night was awesome, very friendly, good knowledge about all the beers. Right now they are available on tap in Nashville, growlers at the brewery and we spied a can machine out back so maybe soon! We only get to Nashville once a year but this will be a "must visit" for us!

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Metazoa Brewing Company

in Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Very new brewery that just opened up just 1 month before visiting. Modern industrial setting with the brewing equipment easily visible to everyone but also very modern tv and bar set up and a nice long bar with multiple taps. Beer list is fairly extensive with mainly session style beers available, but there are a couple bigger abv beers too. No food but there are food trucks from time to time. Wide open floor plan allows for easy movement from one end of the building to the other. Love the red brick facade of the building. Very nice and chatty bartenders as well.

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Chilly Water Brewing Company

in Indianapolis, Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +14.2% | Avg: 4.16
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Somewhat of a small brewpub with both indoor and outdoor seating. Fairly loud due to the small space, which fills up quickly. Service and food were both excellent with quick service and excellent flavors. Selection of both beer and food is fairly extensive with a bit of everything in order to target various tastes. A number of tvs are around for sports viewing which is especially nice.

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Sun King Brewing Company

in Indianapolis, Indiana

4.88/5  rDev +19% | Avg: 4.1
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Brewery and tap room are in an industrial setting, i.e. warehouse type location, with the brewery equipment plainly visible to everyone in the tap room. Tap list is fairly long with various styles available for a variety of tastes. No food available (other than the hilariously simple menu, trust me, check it out), but you can have food delivered or bring it in. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available but the indoor space does get quite loud with even just a slight crowd (due to all of the metal present). I only saw one bathroom and it was a one hole unisex so the line was quite long and took a while to get through.

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Olmos Market

in Santa Ana, California

2.58/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 2.58
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 1.25

Olmos Market does a decent job catering to the largely Mexican community with a large chunk of its cold case filled with Mexican beers, complimented with products used to create Micheladas, and even a few special cold fridges filled with tallboys of Budweiser and Bud Light at 34F. Apart from two crafts brands which I spotted (one was Bootlegger's), there isn't anything that would make this store even sniff a visit from Beer Advocate users. It's a small, cramped space, where merchandise isn't tagged with prices. Even by the low beer store standards of Santa Ana, pass on Olmos Market.

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Binny's Beverage Depot

in Elmwood Park, Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +2.8% | Avg: 4
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Average selection compared to the Binny's within the City limits. Must not get a ton of craft beer traffic as they had some nice beers that would be hard to find in the city. Beer guy was super cool and very helpful. Don't miss the walk in cooler - they had some sweet stuff in there.

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AleWerks Brewing Company

in Williamsburg, Virginia

3.99/5  rDev +0.8% | Avg: 3.96
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Been there 3 times now and am finally thinking I can review now. Very decent brewery. For my tastes I have generally only found one, maybe two, that I would want a growler of. I've been lucky enuff to be there and get some seasonals and I really like some of those. Worth going to. Nice atmosphere, knowledgable staff and fun talking to fellow travelers.

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Rusty Rail Brewing Company

in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.91
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Enjoyed lunch and a flight at the Brew Pub. The brewery is located in a renovated industrial building. They did a beautiful restoration job and the facility is very attractive. The beers are very good and the food is well-prepared and tasty. I suspect that this brewery will become much better known as its distribution increases. It's definitely worth the stop.

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Day Block Brewing Company

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +2.3% | Avg: 3.84
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

A short walking distance from USBank Stadium. Should be a very popular space before and after Viking games. The exterior and interior is nondescript and a little austere. Only six beers available so they better be tight. All were good, but none were mind blowing. Full bar with drinks, wine, and spirits available. The kitchen is where this place shines. Excellent pizza with them taking a different path with ingredients and combinations. Snacks, sandwiches and a bacon flight.

Go to Minneapolis Town Hall for the beer, but come here for the food.

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Fadeley's Deli & Pub

in Patchogue, New York

3.64/5  rDev -12.3% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 1.25

Fadeley's is a holdout in old Patchogue. Downtown Patchogue is filled with trendy bars and restaurants (with traffic and parking problems). Mr Fadeleys is about a mile west of downtown on the odometer, but light years in vibe away from the renovated downtown area. The two story wood frame building is only marked "Deli Pub". The interior is very basic, with a deli-style counter,low lighting, and ancient wooden booths, There are more than a dozen draft beers (about six German including pale bock, weizen, and dunkel styles, the others taps being craft beers) . When I asked the counterman (no bar seating or table service) about the specifics of the beers, I received no useful information, so I kept to the tried and true. However, beers are served in glassware generally appropriate to the style of beer. Cans of Yuengling Traditional and Genesee Cream Ale are prominent in the of deli case, and there are many more exotic bottles in a cooler. A good band (regulars Shecky and the Twang Tones) played early evening on the May 2016 Thursday I was there. They draw a very local crowd that generally stands in the open area near the bandstand, rather than sitting in the booths which do not provide a view of the band. Although years ago, this was originally a deli, Fadeley's now offers only the simplest snacks.

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The Greenhouse Tavern

in Cleveland, Ohio

4.09/5  rDev -4.2% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Small but decent selection. Really cool, eclectic decoration. Came in after a Cavs game, and it was pretty quite, at least relative to the other surrounding bars. Got a Columbus Bodhi for a reasonable price.

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