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Green Bench Brewing Co.

in Saint Petersburg, Florida

4.41/5  rDev +2.3% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

This bewwery has such a great vibe.
Being from New England it is rare for me to find somewhere that offers a green lawn to sit on while you drink beer. Often times there is a rope or a gate that is holding you back from the outdoors.
They have a great offering of top quality beers, both pale ales, and sours.
Their grisette was especially impressive, and very drinkable.
Their prices were great, and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Calvert Woodley Liquor

in District of Columbia

4.94/5  rDev +55.8% | Avg: 3.17
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This store has morphed ever since Randy arrived for P Street Whole Foods. Amazing selection of beers, including a rotating selection of limited and hard to find products. Extremely well staffed with numerous employees walking the store asking customers if they need help. Great weekly sales. Overall, it is now one of the best craft beer stores in the DC area.

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Calvert Woodley Liquor

in District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +57.7% | Avg: 3.17
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

One of the finest stores in the area. This is the store to keep your eye on, considering they recently hired Randy (former Whole Foods purchaser on P Street). If it's anyone that can get exceptional or special release beers in, it's gonna be him. Now they arguably have the best selection of quality(!) craft beer in the area and I imagine we'll only see improvements with time.

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The Imperial Life

in Asheville, North Carolina

4.56/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.56
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 5

In terms of beer - this isn't the spot for you. They've got an average draft list. If you're looking for quality mixed drinks, especially if your a bourbon and whisky guy - this is THE SPOT to hit in Asheville. Great food too. Cheers!

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Crafty Bastard Brewery

in Knoxville, Tennessee

4.66/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.66
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Pub feel. Dog and kid friendly. Great atmosphere. Very friendly. Maybe the best beer in Tennessee. It's definitely a dive but I am interested in what they will do with the space as they continue to be successful.

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The Beer Temple

in Chicago, Illinois

5/5  rDev +5% | Avg: 4.76
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best selection in the city. Not only is the inventory well thought out, it is highly combed through. I have never had a beer that was too old or past it's best by date. Nick always provides outstanding customer service and awesome recommendations every time I am in. This place is what a craft beer shop should be. Impressive.

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Sabatini's Beer Bar

in Exeter, Pennsylvania

4.87/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.87
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Took my first visit here Saturday morning. Live about an hour away. What a fantastic place! Nice clean modern interior with some older touches. Great bar area with 20+ taps, most of which I'd never tried. They do 4oz samples as well as larger sizes. Didn't ask about food, but Sabatini's pizza shop is just across the spacious parking lot.

Staff was friendly, good humored, and knowledgable.

Selection is simply amazing. So many beers I've never seen anywhere else. Layout is easy to understand, and every beer i looked at was priced. Good selection of Belgian & German beers. None of the beers I picked up were out of date, a problem I encounter almost everywhere else. DFH Kvasir, BP Indra Kunindra. Nice display for The Bruery

Simply put, the best bottle shop I've ever been to. Will not be going anywhere else in future. This trip was to get a selction for a super bowl party. Cannot wait to go back and shop for myself. Gonna be a big list.

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Zax Restaurant & Bar

in Austin, Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3% | Avg: 3.8
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

I completely lucked out having this near my hotel. Nice selection of regional taps, plus a few gems from elsewhere. Comfortable, cozy, welcoming, staff seemed knowledgeable about beers. I’ll be back before I leave.

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Fiddlehead Brewing Company

in Shelburne, Vermont

4.3/5  rDev +4.1% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

If you are doing your homework before you go to the Burlington area then Fiddlehead has to be on your hit list. HIGH on it! Been there one time and lucked out with 2nd Fiddle and it was as good as the reviews I read. Smallish area to be in but efficient and great helpful people selling beer and small tastes. I didn't go next door for food but it sure is convenient if one wanted food. I will absolutely go back on my next beer trek and hope I run into a Mastermind release.

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Lagunitas Brewing Company

in Petaluma, California

4.05/5  rDev -3.8% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

We got there when they opened (11:30) and got a spot at the bar. The majority of the service area is an outdoor area with tables. The bartender was friendly and very helpful in recommending Beercraft as a stop on the way to Russian River. We ordered some pork nachos that went well with the beers. The selection is half year round and half seasonal. I enjoyed the IPAs there as I expected. Not sure if we would have enjoyed the time there as much if we hadn't been at the bar. The line for getting drinking was getting quite long when we left a couple hours later.

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Russian River Brewing Company

in Santa Rosa, California

3.99/5  rDev -11.1% | Avg: 4.49
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

There was an half hour wait to get in and another half hour to get a table. The to go line had no line when we were there. Beer selection is great and the sampler of all their beers on tap (21) for $22 was a great deal. The place was packed as it was a Saturday night. The service was good and the only disappointment was the food which was just average Italian fare. I came for the beer so wasn't disappointed there. I picked up a fixed box of 12 beers and some merchandise on the way out so have some Pliny at home now.

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Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant

in District of Columbia

4.21/5  rDev +5.5% | Avg: 3.99
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

I decided to go on the tasting tour with my brother and really enjoyed it. We checked out the tasting room and bottle selection first and got to the tour right away enjoying our 5 complimentary samples which were all very good especially the sour cherry ale pulled directly from the fermenter in the process of aging. The food is excellent as was the extra treat given to us by the GM after the tour -Whiskey aged Mexican Radio !

I recommend coming when there is no sporting event going on nearby since we were able to find a seat at the bar easily even though we were told how busy it gets. I found the selection to be great - 4 cask ales, a nice mixture of sour, lager, hoppy and Belgian beers as well as stout. I would return for sure and appreciated the in depth description of the history of BlueJacket including the building story and the one about the bomb that was discovered in the neighborhood -very cool place to share beers and the food is great we had the trout dip and cheese board which was very good

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Liquor Factory Jefferson

in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey

4.54/5  rDev -2.2% | Avg: 4.64
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

My "goto" store. They have a nice wall of craft beers and always a great selection of fresh local NJ brews on tap. They use the counter-pressure growler fill stations, so the growlers last a while. Also some pretty good prices on wine as well.

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FIREBREW Bar & Grill

in Virginia Beach, Virginia

3.68/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.68
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Not a bad place to stop at but I wouldn't bother going back; with this critical statement let me explain so I just don't come across as negative without cause. Went on a Sunday night and place was scantly populated and service was quick, although food took a little while. Food is alright but not worth the price and you can certainly find a better spot in the area for same price. Selection is not that great, basically mediocre craft, and they have a rule about what beers you can get for a flight which is odd not in that it's hard to understand but it's odd (to me at least) why you can only get a certain listed flight and not pick your own beers to create a flight.

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Hearth Wood Fired Cuisine & Craft Beer

in Virginia Beach, Virginia

3.86/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Not necessarily a beer bar but a great place by the beach to have a quality (and somewhat pricey) meal. Before I get to beer will go through other characteristics of this place. It is very crowded on weekends so make a rezzie or do what I did and show up at 5PM (when it opens) and sit at the bar. Bartender was attentive and helpful and the food, which I had the pizza and it was damn good, came out quick. As for the beer, they have about 20/30 bottle/cans of craft (along with a couple macros) and rotate 8 taps of only craft, mixing a few local and national beers. At time I went they had Stone Unfiltered on tap and a Belgian bottle that I've not seen before; ultimately, I can't say that I'd tell someone to go here for a great beer bar experience but if you want a quality meal with a craft beer by your side then this is a must stop when at the beach.

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Binny's Beverage Depot

in Niles, Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -11.6% | Avg: 3.97
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

1/9/16 Niles, IL. Nice wide selection in terms of brewers and styles. Good prices, some very good sales. Wide variety of Midwest craft brews and beers from other areas in the country. They have Bourbon County releases as well. Overall good place to have in the area.

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Monk's Cellar

in Roseville, California

4.15/5  rDev -1.4% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

A really nice and spacious facility. The atmosphere was great and very warm, rustic and inviting. A small ptios is heated in the winter. They make their own beers mostly Belgium styles on premise. The beer as good but not a large selection as would would prefer to drink their house made beer as apposed to what I can buy in the store. The had a glass enclosed room where they where open tank fermenting one of their bees which was cool to see. The food was surprisingly good with a lot of house made items so definitely a nice find. Will be back soon

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Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

in Croydon, Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -1.6% | Avg: 4.5
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I love this beer . I had it 2 years ago and couldn't wait for the release 2016!!! The brewery opened at 12 and of course I got there at 10 and was 3rd in line. I got my 2 bottles and was happy to have them then sit at the bar and have one on tap . Wow such and amazing beer and dosent dissapoint.

nice think dark tan head . Roasted malt, chocolate, creamy. Just a beautiful beer and I feel lucky to be so close to this fantastic brewery. I actually went with my brother and mom so we got 6 22oz bottles and went back the next day and got 2 more to age but there not gonna last a week !

If you can find this one get it cause it will be a long 2 years!!! CHEERS

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in Fayetteville, Arkansas

4.14/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Nice atmosphere, a little too well lit, & not beer-centric enough for me. If you are into sports, plenty of TVs to watch. They do food, it looks a little pricey, but somewhat highend bar food from what I saw on the menu. No smoking which is great

All of the beers I've tried were good quality

Super friendly & attentive service ( sat at the bar both times)

About 30 taps, but about half are ignorable, there is an effort to support local brewers, so that's cool.

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Fountain Square Brewing Co.

in Indianapolis, Indiana

3.23/5  rDev -5.3% | Avg: 3.41
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Very chill, kids, dogs all relaxed. Beer choices were good but none were great. No service at the tables and no food. Enjoyed the visit but no compelling reason to return.

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Wooden Bear Brewing Company

in Greenfield, Indiana

3.97/5  rDev +3.4% | Avg: 3.84
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

This place is all about the beer! Lots of choices, all that I tried were quality and the rye IPA was awesome. Don't go for the food or the ambiance and the service was just "OK"....go for the beer!

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Civil Society Brewing

in Jupiter, Florida

4.6/5  rDev -3.8% | Avg: 4.78
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

If you are in South Florida this is the new must see place. Even though they have only been open a few months Civil Society is putting out some amazing beers. A no frills place with ample seating and a great selection of beers, mostly IPAs. Lots of people have been comparing their stuff to some of the greats coming out of New England. Most times they have about 10 beers on tap and offer different pour sizes (4/8/16oz) at great prices so you can try a bunch of stuff in one visit. They also do crowlers to go so you can take home the goodness, no growlers at this time. If this place keeps it up they will definitely outgrow their current location quickly.

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Crime & Punishment Brewing Company

in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +1.8% | Avg: 3.87
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

C&P is in a transitional neighborhood but worth the trip. The one negative is that it's too small, arrived on a Saturday afternoon to find a short que waiting for seats. Once we were seated all was great!

Quality beers however selection is limited, but what separates this brewery from most others is the food. Great choices and unlike the last reviewer I love beets.

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Trubble Brewing

in Fort Wayne, Indiana

3.63/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.63
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Trubble Brewing are still waiting on their final license to serve their own beers, I will update when that happens (very soon I have heard). In the meantime they are serving some local craft beers, decent, not great selection.

Food was okay, really unhealthy selections, however, particularly since they tout "fresh local ingredients". It's not bad, but could certainly use some improvement. Apparently a new menu is also coming soon.

Really nice, smaller location and vibe. Hoping things will improve with a new menu, and their own beers.

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North River Brewing Company

in Wauseon, Ohio

2.78/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.27
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1

Well......This place just didn't do it for me. While they did have a bar rail, the place really seemed much more like a coffee shop, which it also is. I have seen this combo work before, but not this go round.

Service was lame, from what seemed to be a couple high school girls, but I guess they must have been 21 to serve beer ?

I had two Hopulus Maximus beers, and they weren't bad, but not great, either . The rest of the selections looked ok, but I really didn't feel like sticking around to find out. I was also served some of the most pathetic wings I have ever seen. Trust me, you don't want these. Wow. I did get a couple scones to go, which were pretty good.

Might be a decent place for a coffee and a scone, but if you want to be a craft beer bar, hire a proper bartender, and get rid of, or greatly improve the other food.

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