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Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

in North Conway, New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +1.8% | rAvg: 3.98
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

This is a great place to stop after a long day of site seeing. The beer selection is good. The best beer they had out of the sampler of 7 was thr Hoffman Weiss closely followed by iron Mikes pale. (196 characters)

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Diamond Bear Brewing Company

in North Little Rock, Arkansas

3.9/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.9
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Came in and had a few before my "surprise" b-day party. Place is pretty nice. Good atmosphere. Staff was very friendly. Employees knew about their products. The selection was also pretty good. Had the sandwich special of the day, which I also enjoyed. Will definitely return. (275 characters)

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Baffin Brewing Company

in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

4.93/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.93
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

A perfect microbrew. Stopped in on a quiet Saturday and stared with a flight. It's a friendly place and the beers are all unique and excellent. The cherry underwood was unbelievable. (184 characters)

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Pollyanna Brewing Company

in Lemont, Illinois

3.88/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.14
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

-Good vibe, tons of natural light. Decor is 'comfortable industrial', could also be described as minimalist. Clean. Awesome view of the brewing area, barrels included. Outdoor seating is available, as well as a party room.
-No kitchen, but outside food is welcome, and they sometimes have food trucks.
-Only their beers are available on draft, which are all good. Flights are available, and they have a cool placemat with a spot for each beer and a brief description of it. Good range of styles available. There might have been a few outside beers available in bottle/can.
-Growlers/howlers available, but none of their packaged stuff. Merchandise available as well.
-They also name all of their fermenters and explain them in the menu, which is like a mini history lesson. You can tell they want to make it fun for the public, and themselves.
-Great service, they can chat if you want to chat, or can just sit back and enjoy watching people enjoying their beer- non-intrusive.
-Good value, too. I remember doing a double-take at how low our bill was.
-TVs, but not annoying.
-Bonus, there is a beer/wine place next door if you want a bigger selection to bring home.

Great place to grab a beer, especially in the daytime (I love how beer looks in natural light, and daydrinking). It's somewhat remote, but worth an out-of-the-way visit. (1,337 characters)

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Liquid Latitude

in Gulf Shores, Alabama

4.04/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.72
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

With very limited options in Gulf Shores, this place is worth a stop if looking for some good craft beer. Overall good selection for such a small place. Had some fresh Westbrook and Sixpoint brews among others. A nice plus is the growler station, 5 or 6 taps with some fresh Jai Alai and another local DIPA. Staff was very friendly and somewhat knowledgable. Only negative was some of the brews in the walk-in cooler were very old, so just keep an eye on the dates. (465 characters)

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Lavery Brewing Company

in Erie, Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.4
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Cool little joint, you can see all of the equipment when you come in. Barkeeps were very inviting (especially with our 3 kids). No food when we went, they had a food truck outside. Quality disclaimer: most of their brews were nice, clean, etc. However, their Berliner had major issues and should NOT have been on tap. It smelled like barf. Was not properly soured. It should have been detected and dumped. Other brews were just fine, rauchbier, pumpkin stout, black lager, and Dulachian IPA (with Voodoo). Lace Curtain Belgian was really nice. Honestly, I wouldn't go back personally due to the Berliner issue, but they are probably still worth a shot in Erie. (660 characters)

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Brewtus Brewing Company

in Sharon, Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.4
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Really cool joint in Sharon PA. Set up with a prohibition-era vibe. Nice bar area. We sat at a booth (with our 3 kids). It was quiet when we were there in the afternoon. Great happy hour deals on most beers. Servers were great as well. Had a flight with a cherry wheat, Belgian, milk stout, porter, session IPA, and IPA. Prices were moderate. $1.50 for a Gum Shoe hefeweisen! The beers were really well-done, clean, and to style. We were quite surprised by how nice all of the brews were. Standard pub grub, which was also done quite well. I would give Brewtus my seal of approval. Give it a try if you are in the area! (619 characters)

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Beverage Warehouse

in Winooski, Vermont

4.82/5  rDev +12.6% | rAvg: 4.28
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I love this place!

I took my family on a last-minute getaway to Burlington this year, and the day we were leaving, I thought I would hit a local store to find some local beer. I wasn't hunting Heady, but accidentally walked in (to the end of the line) at a distribution day with a bonus of Sip of Sunshine. Made it through the line twice, ended up talking with the staff for at least a half hour, and came out with some beers they didn't have out on the shelves. Such nice people, everywhere. Not the crabby people hating on beer travelers, but friendly people interested in other people's interest in good beer. I will make sure to visit this store any time I am in the area. (677 characters)

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Rams Head Tavern

in Annapolis, Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6% | rAvg: 3.86
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Historic Annapolis pub mixed with live music venue and craft beer brewing. Start by going downstairs, which is often overlooked but packed with history and grab yourself a Fordham. Then make your way out back to sit on the patio and enjoy some quality bar food, lively atmosphere and a nice selection of beers. The patio can get packed with young families on weekend afternoons around brunch but that will shift late afternoon.
Service is laid back and can be a bit slow when on the patio area (493 characters)

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Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits

in Annapolis, Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +2.2% | rAvg: 4.14
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

In a strip mall off bay ridge in Annapolis, but worth going out of your way for. Great selection of bombers and bottled beer options from local Brewers as well as around the world. Picked up some stone double bastard, green flash, dogfish head 120 min iPa, and allagash curieaux on my last trip (294 characters)

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Prohibition Pig

in Waterbury, Vermont

4.24/5  rDev -2.8% | rAvg: 4.36
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Loved this place. Pretty busy, managed to get a couple seats at the bar. Took a few for the bartender to get over to us, but got our drinks quickly there after. Ordered and appetizer of hush puppies that came out super fast, and really delicious. I got a barbecue pork sandwich that was great. My gf had a burger that was incredible...had some pimento cheese and fried green tomato on it that rocked. (405 characters)

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Northwoods Brewpub and Grill

in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev +8.4% | rAvg: 3.59
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

For a Friday night the place was pretty quiet. However, the food was good, the beer (Oktoberfest) was excellent and the service was quick and friendly. You can purchase their beer to go if you are not able to try them all while you are there. (244 characters)

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Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

in Elmsford, New York

4.86/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.08
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Laid back, relaxed atmosphere. Bocce and Corn Hole outside. Love the sample system they have - you can try 4 oz of about everything they have on tap for under $15 bucks. Inside has barrels as tables, outside has picnic tables. Brewery staff very knowledgeable. A great experience every time I go. (296 characters)

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Roadside Seafood

in Charleston, South Carolina

3.45/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.45
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

This is a little dive with great fried seafood. There is a limited bottle beer selection, with only one local beer. Plenty of parking in the back, but seating is tight. Many people going to/from the beach call ahead for take out. Place is always packed. (253 characters)

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Tom's Urban

in Los Angeles, California

4.06/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.06
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Huge bar space and even bigger dining area. Across the street from the Staples Center downtown LA so this place is huge. Twenty two taps and another eighteen bottles. Descriptive beer menu that runs from California IPAs to Belgian tripples. Very tasty pub grub, lots of big screens for game watching, and attentive staff. (321 characters)

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A Taste of Carolina

in Charlotte, North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.71
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Very good little pizzas for an airport bar/cafe. Ten local beers on tap or in bottle. Domestic and import available too. Super speedy service and plenty of big screens for sport watching while waiting for your plane. (216 characters)

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Hyman's Seafood

in Charleston, South Carolina

4.29/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.29
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Some of the best seafood in town. This is a family run, laid back, and relatively inexpensive restaurant located in the heart of downtown. Full liquor bar and you can eat at bar. Place is always packed, so be prepared for a wait - it's worth it. Local beers on tap and in bottle, but go for the crab-stuffed flounder and she-crab soup. (335 characters)

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Northwest Grille

in Gainesville, Florida

3.98/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.98
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Decent selection of bottled and draft beer. The service is attentive and the staff friendly. The seafood is quite good and engenders returns. Be aware that the vibe is geriatric, and my observation is that this restaurant is a favorite of the over 65 crowd (and a favorite of my 85 year old father in law). (306 characters)

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Cooper's Cave Ale Company

in Glens Falls, New York

2.77/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 2.77
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Let me start by saying that the bar for breweries in this part of NY is rather low. Having traveled up here a bit to visit family, my experience has been that with the exception of a couple places built in the last couple of years, any brewery you visit will have mediocre at best beer that would be considered unadventurous 20 years ago. This place though, shouldn't be making beer at all.

The atmosphere is nice enough, it has a faux cave enterance that is kitschy in a way that suits the Lake George tourist vibe nicely. Inside it has a lot of wood furnishings and gives off a non specific euro beer hall vibe. Didn't try the food, but it seemed reasonable, though based on the beer and the generally poor quality of restaurants in the area I would be skeptical. Service was the high point, friendly and quick.

The beer... Just wow. This is hands down the worst brewery I have ever been to. Every beer on the sampler we had was bad. More than one tasted infected, and they all had a noticeable chemical character that may or may not have been bleach. They should be ashamed to serve this to the public and I honestly left equal parts mystified and mad that this garbage is out in the world existing as an insult to competent Brewers who care about their craft.

I realize this is a harsh review but it is my honest impression of this place, and based on the reviews of the beer, most other BAs who have visited had a similar experience. It's too bad because it's a cute place and the staff seemed nice enough, but the beer was truly bad. (1,551 characters)

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10 Barrel Brewing Co.

in Bend, Oregon

4.31/5  rDev +8.8% | rAvg: 3.96
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Love this place. Cool atmosphere. The place is jamming. Lots of garage style doors/windows that open up on warm days. Great food and beer! Service is friendly. What's not to love!! Please open up one in NJ and I'll be there every week. (236 characters)

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Craft Beer Cellar

in Clayton, Missouri

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

The best craft beer store in St. Louis, hands down. Every bottle in the store is fair game for being bought individually or in a mix your own 6 pack setup. Everyone was super friendly and extremely helpful, but without being overbearing. They would still let you just browse around, but were more than willing to jump in to assist if need be.

There was also a bar at the back that holds flight tastings on Fridays. Even if it isn't Friday, they have 5 beers on tap at all times and is usually something they are showcasing in the store. It seems to change every week too, which keeps things fresh. You can purchase a half pour or full pour, and enjoy it at the bar or nearby tables; or drink while you shop. If you don't want a fully glass, but want to try it, the tastings are provided for FREE. All of them, FREE.

I just don't know if it could get any better. I can promise one thing, I will be giving a lot more of my money to them in the future, instead of some of the other bottle shops around the St. Louis area. (1,022 characters)

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Drake's Dealership

in Oakland, California

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

Great selection of beers on tap - and not just Drake's own, but also numerous "guest" beers. The place is huge - both the outside beer garden section and the inside seating have enough room so you never feel squished even when it's PACKED on Friday night. We easily were able to get to the bar and order, even though it seemed like every single table was taken and there were many people standing in groups all over. They've brilliantly built bleachers over in one section outside where you can sit and watch people AND order both beer and food from servers who come around to check on you. Fire pits along one wall will make for a cozy locale during the cold months. All ages...plus dogs. What's not to love? (709 characters)

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Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits - Davenport #4

in Davenport, Iowa

3.9/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.45
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Easily one of the more well-designed Hy Vee wine and spirits departments in the Quad Cities. It has one of the better beer selections for the Iowa side, with the West Kimberly standalone store and maybe the Bettendorf one outdoing it. (235 characters)

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Great River Brewery

in Davenport, Iowa

3.53/5  rDev -12.2% | rAvg: 4.02
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Small establishment with the majority of its seating outside on wooden benches. It's their brews that are the showcase, but the real treat here is the great location with a beautiful view of the nearby dam and drawbridge. (222 characters)

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Russian River Brewing Company

in Santa Rosa, California

4.49/5  rDev +0.9% | rAvg: 4.45
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

-Worth the wait in the line. A person would have to be a prick to complain.
-That being said, it will be busy. The servers are doing a hell of a job, but that doesn't mean your beers/food will immediately pop onto your table.
-^Service is exceptional, especially for how hectic it is. I can almost guarantee they were over capacity, every single seat was taken, aisles were crowded, and servers were still floating through the crowd and happily attentive, and bartenders almost looked relaxed. I was impressed.
-Vibe is energetic. Lots of beer paraphernalia all over the walls, with plenty of homage to classic macros. Décor, if you can call it that, is casual. A few outdoor tables are available, too. Decent view of the brewing room.
-This place could offer only their own beers and I would still rate the selection highly, because why would one even look for something else? Still, they do offer some wines and bottles from other breweries.
-The selection of food, however, is limited to basics. Mostly pizza and pizza offshoots, like cheesy bread. Still, for what it is it's very good. Also good to have high grease/protein options, because if you're like me you will need lots of alcohol-soaking food to offset the ridiculous amount of beer you will drink.
-The beer. Incredible. Duh. I was downright flabbergasted at how reasonable the prices were, too. No price gouging here (you can tell ABInBev hasn't bagged them yet). Incomparable value. Where else can you get literally a half dozen+ world-class beers in one location for the price of what most bars charge for shelf beer?

This could be a dirt hole with RR taps installed and it would still beat other breweries by a landslide. The beer is world class, and they are doing a damn fine job with trying to keep up with the demand for it. (Points lost for being so far away from me). (1,843 characters)

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