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Zephyr Brewing Co.

in Denver, Colorado

2.08/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 2.82
vibe: 3 | quality: 1 | service: 2 | selection: 3

Save your money and time. Beers are overly sweet and flat. Everything tasted unfinished. And there's absolutely no reason why this brewery should be open and serving beer to the public. Not only should they've figured this out before opening, but they've had ample time to correct this since opening.

It's damn shame as the space is cool and I live mere blocks away. Service was lackluster. He didn't engage me or talk about the beers. Just asked for my ID.

The writing on the wall: The restaurant next door was jam packed, but this brewery had only 5 people in it; including me, the server, and 3 other patrons. (614 characters)

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in Armonk, New York

4.98/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.73
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

When you see the stairs, you know you're in beer heaven. Bombers galore, great beers on tap, and a supermarket of fresh food in any variety you need. Most IPAs were < 3 months from bottle date. The DeCiccos brand Biscotti Break is solid. This takes my vote over Brewster for best selection and is right at the north border of NY, making it an easier location for those coming from the NE (Vermont, Boston) and heading west/SW. (426 characters)

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Quad Alehouse

in San Diego, California

4.38/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.19
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great spot in the Gas Lamp. Simple but delicious food menu - reccomend the chicken dishes....very large portions so plan to share. Very nice tap menu and decent bottle list. (175 characters)

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Copperpoint Brewing Company

in Boynton Beach, Florida

4.6/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.6
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I'm very impressed with this brewery and tap room. It's a cofortable room with a warm, wood motif which is a nice change for Florida. The crowd and bartenders are pretty engaging and the beer is reaonably priced, well crafted, and diverse in style. (250 characters)

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The Diving Elk

in Sioux City, Iowa

4.98/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.38
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place was great! Met there for a beer trade and was suprised at all the quality brews that were on tap. Food was outsanding. Met the owner who was very personable! (171 characters)

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Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub

in Paradise, Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +14.4% | rAvg: 3.41
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

I initially wasn't going to stop here, but due to a late start to the day, we ended up at the falls around lunch. The kids and the in-laws were hungry, and I'm not going to turn down the chance to try new brew, so in we went.

The pub is part of a larger structure that include a retail shop, snack stand, and outdoor fireplace/performance area where you can wait for a table. There's a plate glass window where you can look in on the tanks. The pub looked busy when we arrived, but service was quick and we ended up waiting a few minutes. Just enough time to glance in on some of the merch available in a slice of the pub carved out for retail. If you're a sucker for Up North and/or brewery gear, you'll probably drop a few bucks.

I got the fish and chips and four sampler flight. The fish was fresh caught and breaded, not the typical fish-and-chips you'd find in a pub, more like what you find in most mom-and-pop diners in northern Michigan. The flight was the stout, raspberry wheat, wheat, and pale ale. All were to style, but only the raspberry wheat stood out as memorable.

Here's the thing: nothing here had to be as good as it was. The pub sits in the middle of a state park tourist attraction almost in the middle of nowhere, where the next nearest eatery is probably an hour away. They own the market in the area. They could've served the stuff you find at a chain place, but they don't. The service didn't have to been as fast or nice, but it was. The beer could have been slightly better than garbage and people would still buy it. But I'd call it fair-to-good.

Check it out f you're there. It's not something to drive an hour out of the way for, but it's a shame to miss it if you're in the park. (1,716 characters)

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Karben4 Brewing

in Madison, Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +1.2% | rAvg: 4.25
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

I'm embarrassed to admit that I've lived in Madison since before Karben4 opened, and I hadn't visited before tonight.
Enjoyed my visit, though, and will definitely be coming back. They were busy but not slammed, and the service at the bar was friendly and knowledgeable. Had a pizza and a flight consisting of everything they don't bottle, followed by a full glass of Idiot Farm which was really good. Second favorite beer was Under Cover, which I would not have guessed coming in.
If I have a complaint, it would be the lack of variety. Despite their claim of being malt focused, their beer menu is full of IPAs, and not much else. Oh, and they need a bigger bike rack. (675 characters)

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French Broad Brewing Co.

in Asheville, North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.15
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Stopped in for a quick pint while we we're staying in Asheville. Taproom itself is very small, but it is practically in the brewery floor. So you get a great up close look at the brewery in operation. They were canning the Kolsch while I was there. Service was excellent. Bartender let me get two 1/2 pints so I could try a couple different brews. The appeared to be some seating outside, but it was pouring when I was there, so I am not sure how that was. It would certainly help expand the room. Worth checking out. (517 characters)

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Fullsteam Brewery

in Durham, North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +2% | rAvg: 4.05
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Stopped in on a Friday afternoon after eating at The Pit next door. The tap room had probably been open for about 1/2 an hour when we arrived. I had the flight which was a little on thepricey side but they are good sized at 5oz and you get 5 selections. One nice touch is the paddle which is cut in the shape of North Carolina. Very friendly staff and you can purchase bombers to go. Multiple rooms, really allow you to spread out and not feel confined, although only the tap room itself was air conditioned. The game room, with a Lethal Weapon 3 pinball machine, had a huge industrial fan to keep it comfortable. Check it out. (627 characters)

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Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +2.4% | rAvg: 4.23
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Stopped in on our way from Raleigh to Asheville on a Sunday afternoon. The whole neighborhood was pretty quiet and there was plenty of space in the dining and bar area. Very friendly waitstaff. Nice variety of food to choose from. We brought our one year old daughter and felt very comfortable having her there. Had the IPA of the Month for July. It was excellent. I wish we could've stayed longer. Definitely recommend this to anyone in the area. (447 characters)

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World of Beer

in Bradenton, Florida

3.51/5  rDev -16.4% | rAvg: 4.2
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 1

Wishing they carried more local beers on tap. Considering there are no less than a dozen microbreweries in 60 mile radius, the selection for local beers was a little light. Atmosphere and live music made up for it. (214 characters)

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WHYM Craft Beer Cafe

in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

4.56/5  rDev +6.8% | rAvg: 4.27
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Stopped in on accident with my family, were staying at the hotel. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Oaked Stone Ruination 2.0 on draft, with plenty of others to back it up. My burger was excellent and the pretzels also, menu expanding wouldn't hurt. Overall this place is great, really love seeing a place in NH take pride in craft beer! (342 characters)

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Cambridge Spirits

in Cambridge, Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.56
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great, great place for hard to find local favorites + friendly staff. Small shop, but again, they have a great selection. Come here if you're looking for bombers of cool one-off beers. (184 characters)

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Bilbo Baggins

in Alexandria, Virginia

4.39/5  rDev +10.6% | rAvg: 3.97
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

This place was very pleasant. The food was great and the beers were various. I remember the waitress being really friendly and the service was quick. They always have a good beer selection on tap and also a plethora of bottles. (227 characters)

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Hop Nuts Brewing

in Las Vegas, Nevada

4.19/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.13
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Great cool place. Small very friendly. Generous pours and will offer samples without grief ( I didn't ask to try six things.) Flight of 5 6 oz pours for $12p (159 characters)

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World of Beer

in Syracuse, New York

3.79/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.01
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.75

While on the tail end of a business trip/family vacation, I stopped into this place to have a brew before dinner. It is located in the Destiny USA Mall, on the third floor, and is very easy to find. It has a bar/pub feel, and the emphasis is clearly on beer. There are dozens of taps and, behind the bar, there is a large cooler of bottles. I-Pads dot the tables and bar, so that patrons can look up their favorite beers. I had an excellent Belgian, and saw a lot of fantastic and hard-to-get brews. It had a mixed crowd, old and young, even for an early weeknight. Food selections seemed limited. My only problem was the staff, which seemed more interested in gossiping and joking with each other than discussing beer or serving. (738 characters)

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Goat Ridge Brewing Co.

in New London, Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.25
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

The brewery is just off of Main St next to the river. Pull up to the building and you see the old retriever posting up near the entrance. Start walking towards the door and he comes and greets the guests. Immediately this brewery scores major points with dog lovers. If it is intentional it's brilliant. The building is unassuming and old. I understand there is no real historic prominence and just word of mouth of the origins. A car dealership, auto repair shop, manufacturing, to eventually a craft studio before it was transformed into a brewery. They have a small 2 1/2 barrel system and a couple small fermenters that keep them busy turning beer over. The taproom seems to be decorated with the detritus of a dozen different families storage units. Best bar stools in a taproom however. The outdoor space is awesome. The property is adjacent to the river and small dam with plenty of trees, a lingonberry shrub right out the door and an apple tree. A large garden that is not currently being fully utilized. A stage for the musical acts. Nice they do not really have any residential neighbors. Looks like mosquitoes are a problem by the many cans of OFF sitting on the tables.

The beer ranges from pretty good to somewhat poor. During my visit they had a real nice Belgian style pale ale, a good clean amber ale, and a pretty good low ABV stout. Did not like the IPAs they had on. Those were very astringent. Does not seem they dry hop them either.

The owner was serving me and was friendly and eager to chat. Very good service. They serve either 10oz or 20oz glasses. Really nice glassware. Variety of swag available for purchase that seems of good quality. I bought a T-shirt. (1,686 characters)

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Liquor Warehouse

in Huntington Beach, California

4.16/5  rDev -1.4% | rAvg: 4.22
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Very large selection of great beers that are always refrigerated. Place is large and sometimes understaffed but they do know their stuff. They nice walk in as well that is well stocked with specialties. (204 characters)

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Mr. Kegs

in Huntington Beach, California

4.78/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.25
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

My go to spot while at work in Huntington Beach. They have a solid selection and extremely knowledgeable and helpful employees. Always get Beachwood special releases in house. Did I mention they are very nice as well? Great bottle shop (239 characters)

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Northgate Brewing

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.33
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

First time visit, came in shortly after opening, so it wasn't very busy but outdoor patio was full and several people were at the counter. Very nice, very clean, not terribly large. the folks behind the bar were nice and welcoming, interested in what kinds of beers I like. Their selection included about 9 beers, and they were happy to give samples. There was a food truck set up just before opening. I'd definitely go back again. (431 characters)

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Bier Zot

in Sister Bay, Wisconsin

3/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Good selection of Belgian beer on tap, the food was just ok. Ordered a Whitefish fish cake and it had bones in it; let the waitress know, she told me it will not kill me. Piss poor service, I will take mine without the bones next time! (237 characters)

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Craft Beer Market

in Calgary, Alberta

3.64/5  rDev -8.3% | rAvg: 3.97
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

The pros of Craft are its selection--which is, indeed, world-class--and its atmosphere, which is laid-back but also naturally lit. The servers tend to seem to know their beer.

The cons?

A few reviewers below have said Craft serves most of its beers in 20oz pints. That might have been the case at one point, but no longer: the average pour now is somewhere in the neighbourhood of 450mL, which I would argue is unacceptable for a "beer first"-style bar. Add to that the fact that many of those brews are quite expensive, even by Calgary standards--you're looking at $8-$9 for sub-16oz pours (indeed, sometimes even 9$ for sub-12oz pours.

Additionally: the food is not great. The fries are very good, but the burger I had was merely *okay*. There are literally two bars next door to Craft, both of whom make a superior burger, and one of whom has a better (and better-priced) tap list. So . . . (896 characters)

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Fiddlehead Brewing Company

in Shelburne, Vermont

3.64/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.03
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Fiddlehead makes good beer, there is no doubt about that. I also tend to enjoy their location. Having a good flatbread pizza place (Folino's) next door that allows patrons to come in and order pizza with Fiddlehead growlers in hand is cool with me. However, the location on route 7 just outside of Shelburne has really seen them increase the amount of traffic to and from their brewery in recent years. This is obviously a good thing, but there are some negatives. One being the limited space in their parking lot, another thing being the large lines on the weekends. I am all for popular beer but when you line up behind a bunch of people (tourists or not), it detracts from the overall experience.

The staff at the brewery is more than friendly and does their best to move the lines along quickly (which is much appreciated). I look forward to my next visit to Fiddlehead and hope they keep up the great work! Cheers! (921 characters)

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in København, Denmark

4.35/5  rDev -5.8% | rAvg: 4.62
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Loved this place, a must stop if in Copenhagen. Owner is very nice and personable. Was there for the Blabaer release which was crazy. Usually every year after the release it is available in house for at least a few weeks. Small selection when compared to US craftbeer stores but still probably the best around that area. (323 characters)

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Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

in Columbus, Ohio

3.49/5  rDev -1.4% | rAvg: 3.54
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Here is a fine brewpub where the exceptional venue and food out shine the beer. The beers are good, but the interior and, to a lesser extent, the exterior of this pub are exceptional. Fine woodwork abounds, most notably in the bar, and there's a large stained glass window in the back. I've eaten here 3-4 times and have always been happy with my meal. They a range of beers: 11 on tap today but often 12. (409 characters)

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