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Victory at Magnolia

in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.24
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Went early on a Friday evening with wife, daughter and her boyfriend. Got seated immediately but had to wait 10 minutes for our server. We were not in any rush so it was no big deal. Once she arrived we ordered two flights and a couple of appetizers. We got the flights in a quick time and over the course of the next half hour the appetizers showed up one at a time. We didn't see our server again for 45 minutes. I knew she had 2 tables near us, and some outside. Table next to us were ready to leave and had to wait 15 minutes for the server.
When she did come back we ordered dinner and a round. The beer came quickly, but the food was slow. The young lady apologize for the slowness, which was okay, but I like the server to at least check on us a few times. The food was very good and no complaints about it. I could have had a few more beers while waiting.
I liked the fact we were not rushed, just wanted a little more attention. I know she had quite a few tables, maybe they were short staffed...I don't know. She was very pleasant and i wasn't upset at her at all. Hopefully the next time we go the service will a little quicker. (1,140 characters)

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La Fromagerie Atwater

in Montreal, Quebec

3.61/5  rDev -9.1% | rAvg: 3.97
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

In order to learn more about artisanal beers, I have been reading reviews on this site and then going to local stores searching for Quebec-brewed beers with the best reviews. I have visited all the Montreal beer stores mentioned on Beer Advocate, and in my opinion, this is the best. I went there with specific beers in mind. The clerk (friendly and helpful) asked me which breweries I was looking for, and then immediately recommended the beers I was looking for as their best. That impressed me. In addition, the store is in the Atwater Market, which merits a visit in itself.
By contrast, when I went to Depanneur Peluso, they did not have the beers I was seeking. The clerk there was also friendly and helpful, and recommended other beers which he claimed were equally good. However, they were not. I didn't like them and neither did their reviews.
He also went into a side room, and pulled out a bottle of Dieu du Ciel fruit beer from a shelf behind a curtain. He told me that it was from their special store and I would love it. However, it had nothing to do with the type of beer I had asked him for. Sorry for being cynical, but it struck me as a selling technique. While this store is clean and attractive and has a large stock, it is not in an appealing neighbourhood.
As an interesting aside, artisanal beers are really taking off in Quebec. The "Metro" supermarket chain now stocks them, and their stock is expanding.
Hope this helps. (1,461 characters)

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4% | rAvg: 4.15
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Beer selection is limited to those beers brewed in-house. However, they are very good with a wide range of styles. Food is high quality, nice selection, but a bit pricey. Excellent service. (192 characters)

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Peekskill Brewery

in Peekskill, New York

4.56/5  rDev +11.5% | rAvg: 4.09
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Tap room felt really welcoming and the bartenders were great. They could tell I was a beer geek and didn't hesitate sharing some cool beers with me. Awesome selection of stuff I don't come across in NYC. Food was all reaaly good as well. Definetely worth an hour and a half train ride on the metro north! (304 characters)

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Ram Restaurant & Brewery

in Seattle, Washington

3.84/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.5
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

In my opinion this is a typical large chain American restaurant. The beers, at least in my opinion, at meh and the food is ok. About what you would expect from a large chain. Great place to watch a game though (209 characters)

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Pike Pub & Brewery

in Seattle, Washington

4.75/5  rDev +23.4% | rAvg: 3.85
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great place to visit whether you live or are visiting Seattle. Located in historic Pike Place Market, this brewery has a huge selection of beers and good food as well. There is also a small, but very cool beer museum. This is a must visit for fans of craft beer (261 characters)

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Legend Beer Coffee Restaurant

in Hanoi, Viet Nam

2.78/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 2.78
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2

This feels more like a restaurant. Visited near tourist y area near lake. Prices expensive for Hanoi. 2 beers on offer a pils and a dunkle both pretty average. There is able service and a nice rooftop terrace outside. Nice enough and close to the water puppet theatre if your there. (282 characters)

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La Birreria

in New York, New York

3.56/5  rDev -6.1% | rAvg: 3.79
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

This place is pretty cool being on the roof. The food was fair, nothing amazing. All dfh on draft and while I like dfh, I like to switch it up. The bartenders were not very friendly. (185 characters)

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One Mile House

in New York, New York

4.4/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.36
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

This place is great. Located in the Bowery, had 30ish drafts on, great selection to choose from. Had hill farmstead IPAs, a bunch of sours, stouts, porters... Pretty much something for everyone. Megan was behind the bar and she was the nicest gal ever! (256 characters)

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Two Brothers Taphouse and Brewery

in Scottsdale, Arizona

4.61/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.26
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This place is right next to the Scottsdale mall. Seemed to have just opened when we went in June. Really modern layout and design in a gastropub style. Food was fantastic, incredibly good. Beer was about 10-12 of Two Brothers beers and samplers were available. Cool place. (272 characters)

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in Wilmington, North Carolina

4.87/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.72
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I stopped in here on my most recent visit to Wilmington. I had been to Lighthouse before but figured I'd check this one out. The selection is amazing and the prices are fair. Large enough selection in the fridge, but also beer out of coolers. It's a small shop but still enough space where you don't feel cramped. The owner showed me around, explained mix sixers + discounts, etc. He was very friendly and welcoming. Also had some beers on tap available to take home in growlers. The next time I'm in Wilmington, I'm certainly going to stop by! (544 characters)

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Three Weavers Brewing Company

in Inglewood, California

3.78/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.78
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

The brewery is in the same space as the tasting room. They have about 12 beers on tap at any given time. I got a flight and the beers seemed a bit warm all around. Service was good, especially when fixing a mistake I had in my flight. I would definitely recommend a stop in here, especially if it's before a show at The Forum. (326 characters)

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Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co

in Gilbert, Arizona

4.87/5  rDev +10.7% | rAvg: 4.4
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Visited 8-28-15. The place seemed very crowded mid-day. (although it was Friday ) Took about 5 minutes for a spot to open up at the bar. Staff was very tentative and friendly. Had 12 or so beers on tap. Had a Refuge IPA first and then the guy behind the bar suggested their Tropical Storm, which was incredible. If memory serves me right, it was single hopped ( Galaxy I believe ). My girlfriend (who isn't a fan of beer in general) ordered the Hummingbird Saison/Sour which was very refreshing and she quickly gulped down a couple of these guys.( Ended up taking a meowler back to Iowa) We ordered the breadsticks and they were excellent. Would have liked to try one of there many burgers. ( Perhaps next time ) Stumbled into the taproom upon opening and discovered the same taps as the brewpub plus some additional handles. Noticed in the back of the taproom they had a "Sour Room" but surprisingly dindt see a lot of sours on the menu.

Overall this was an excellent brewery and from the sounds of things, is still fairly new. Will defiantly stop in again if Im ever in the Phoenix area. (1,091 characters)

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Tyranena Brewing Company

in Lake Mills, Wisconsin

4.36/5  rDev +2.1% | rAvg: 4.27
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Love this place. It is clean, laid back and just flat out makes you feel comfortable. Quality is high - beer is fresh, glassware is clean and appropriate. The service is attentive without being overbearing. Pretzels and mustard is available at no charge - if you're hungary you can bring your own food in, use the grill out back or eat from a local food truck. Well worth the stop if you're on your way from MKE to Madison or vice versa. (437 characters)

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in Brooklyn, New York

4.05/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.18
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

If you are a European Football (soccer) fan and a beer lover, this is the place for you. They show all the EPL games, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesligs etc. moving on to the beer...most sports bar serve macro swill...not this one! Their selection, although not earth shattering, is quite decent and features local craft brews, german beers and some of the better know micro brews from around the U.S. Great festive atmosphere to watch soccer, cool British bartender(I think he might have been the owner) and friendly service, vibe and patrons. I will definetely go back. (565 characters)

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Clinton Hall

in New York, New York

3.8/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.3
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Located in the New York City's financial district and near the Freedom Towers. Decent tap and bottle selection of quality beer. The drawback is that it gets crowded and loud with Wall Street types. As a result, the service is slow since the crowded bar is overrun with d bags and alpha types who cut in front of you when ordering. I will give this place another chance or two because of its selection, but overall, the crowd is not my scene at all.
I didn't rate the food since I did not eat, but, it looked decent. (516 characters)

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Laughing Sun Brewing Co.

in Bismarck, North Dakota

4.15/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.25
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Nice place. They have a small sitting area in front of the place which is nice on a warm summer evening. The service was fantastic and the beers were tasty. Went on a Saturday evening and it wasn't packed even though there was a band playing. Overall, a very nice place to relax if you are in Bismarck North Dakota. (320 characters)

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Spezial Keller

in Bamberg, Germany

3.96/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.13
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Outstanding views of Bamberg! A bit of a hike to get there, but well worth the effort! ...and they have Spezialbier on draft! Great in summer! Recommended! (160 characters)

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Wilde Rose Keller

in Bamberg, Germany

3.89/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.8
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

One of the best spots in Bamberg. The walk up to the location is long and steep, but worth the effort. The beer is excellent (note that it varies) and tastes better AFTER the climb up! It is shady and very pleasant. The food is basic but excellent! Recommended! (266 characters)

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Frankenmuth Brewery

in Frankenmuth, Michigan

4.06/5  rDev +9.1% | rAvg: 3.72
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Decided to have dinner here after a day in town with the wife and kids. Saturday evening, so there was a wait of about a half hour. Took the kids to look at the tanks in the meantime, and a waitress offered to get us drinks and an appetizer while waiting for a table. Our waiter was just as friendly. Service was quick, food was good, beer was solid.
The building is great looking inside and out, and if it wasn't so rainy, we could have sat on the patio overlooking the Cass River.
Well worth the stop while in Frankenmuth.

Beer sold by bottle, case, cans, growler. 15 varieties on tap on this visit. (603 characters)

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de Garde Brewing

in Tillamook, Oregon

4.53/5  rDev -3.8% | rAvg: 4.71
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Went on a Friday night and to the Q3 2015 party. Excellent beers of course, chill vibe, very friendly and prompt service. Out in the middle of nowhere and not much to do besides look at barrels, but still fun. (209 characters)

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Lavery Brewing Company

in Erie, Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.35
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

We stopped in driving thru town on a road trip with our two small kids and the place and people were the perfect medicine after a day on the road. Small limited menu but tasty nonetheless. They had 7-9 beers on tap plus root beer, we tried the IPA, Belgian cream ale and pumpkin stout. All flavorful and well crafted. Nothing overwhelming but definitely worth checking out, especially if I were local, I'd throw my support behind them and be a regular. Took a sixer of IPA cans to go, cheers from the hotel room. (516 characters)

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Hamilton Family Brewery

in Rancho Cucamonga, California

4.54/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.41
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Impressed with the selection of local fruit-based IPA's. Chill place to try out some new beers and enjoy the afternoon. A good find in an unsuspecting place! (158 characters)

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Microbrasserie Le Castor

in Rigaud, Quebec

3.28/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.28
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3

The facebook page for this brewery is very well done. I say that because the actual place is somewhat bare. Mind you I went early on and it was deserted...so I purchased some beer and went on my way. The person at the cash was as high as a kite...not very professional...especially if you only have ONE day with opening hours...holding back for a few hours shouldn't be that difficult, or hire someone competent. Love the Yakima IPA, but I will not return to this location. (477 characters)

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350 Brewing Co.

in Tinley Park, Illinois

4.33/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.37
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

First time here after stopping at Tribes down the road.

Vibe- Concrete floors, bar, and a metal ceiling with a room full of people equals loud. A decent amount of seating with some metal music barely heard in the background.

Quality- Glasses are clean, beer looks and tastes fresh.

Service- Plenty of staff, very attentive.

Selection- Nice assortment of styles. There were 13 on tap the day I was here. Something for everyone. (434 characters)