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in Bolzano, Italy

3.01/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.01
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3

Just stopped in for a beer..Pils was tasty.. Very old world brauhaus..would go again but make sure you have small bills.. Barmaid was very annoyed at making change for larger bill... Sorry!!!

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Four Winds Brewing Co.

in Delta, British Columbia

4.52/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.52
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

IMO the best young brewery in BC, and hey they just won brewery of the year in Canada. Problem/Not a problem, they're quite small. The taproom doesn't always have something super interesting on, anything unique sells faster and faster these days, but there's always something good, I find a lot of people really under-appreciate the 'standard' lineup. Service here is great/amazing. The vibe is quite relaxed, it's up and down but usually never so busy that you can't get a beer and enjoy a conversation with someone. Not the easiest place to get to is really the only downside, but that keeps it intimate which is a plus. They've expanded once, and I wouldn't be surprised to see them expand again soon. No kitchen on site (yet) but they have some tasty snacks, and a chain sub shop around corner if you're desperate. Their first single barrel release was quite the blitz, but people are very polite.

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Sons of Liberty Aleworks

in Norco, California

4.79/5  rDev +9.4% | Avg: 4.38
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I got the sample of the entire current selection (11, I think) for $20 bucks. The place is dim, but it goes with its American Revolution theme. Their Vanilla Oatmeal Stout and Shay's Rebellion were decent, though I wish they had their Stawberry Hefe when I went. Free pretzels are available next to the counter, though Dona Luisa from across the street offers good Mexican food fair.

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Bailey's Taproom

in Portland, Oregon

4.82/5  rDev +9.5% | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

I love that the selection and barrel-levels are available online. They also have a standing understanding/relationship with Santeria across the street. I ordered some tacos, and the kind waiters brought them to me, condiments and all. I'm not so sure about the "rude" "hipster" bartenders that I've read some complain about, but my experiences there have been stellar.

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Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

in Akron, Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +1.2% | Avg: 4.24
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Hands-down the best brewery experience I have had to date. First, when you walk in the door you are right directly next to their brewing tanks. Then you walk down a short hallway to the taproom, and its located inside one of the barrel storage areas. All of this located in an old warehouse. It smells of a brewery like one should, with the ambiance of being right inside. Forklifts with grain beep in reverse as they haul a load by your table. I only wish I could rate them higher than a 5 for the "Vibe" category.

I felt a person would not have to inquire about a tour of this facility, as just being there is a tour itself. You can walk into barrel rooms, look around a little bit, and everyone is happy about it. This place doesn't have the uppity stuck-up (excuse me Sir, only VIP people can go in there) blah blah that a lot of breweries like to throw around. It was a welcoming experience, the opposite of many other breweries I've been to (including another one about 10-15 miles away).

Of course the beer is mediocre, but I was delighted to see 3 or 4 different barrel aged options on the chalkboard when I walked in, knowing instantly that they were trying to do cool things here.

The bartender purposely attempted to over-charge us, and it was so rehearsed you could tell she does this regularily and throws the extra in her tip jar.... However, she was so friendly and polite when I pointed it out (part of the game), that I won't hold it against them.

If you are in the area-- this is THE ONLY brewery worth a stop!

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Rambo's Longhorn Liquor Mart

in Estes Park, Colorado

5/5  rDev +11.6% | Avg: 4.48
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

One of the best beer stores in Colorado, with a fantastic owner (Matt is awesome, knows his stuff, and is personable as hell), a great beer selection, and helpful, honest staff. A must visit to buy beer in the Estes Park area (seriously, they will have stuff Denver might not easily get).

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Poppy's Pizza And Grill

in Estes Park, Colorado

4.85/5  rDev +17.4% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Amazing beer selection with some rare stuff to be had here (Russian River, some great sours, etc.)
I've only had the pizza but it was a fantastic value and very tasty. Overall, just a really great hidden gem for the beer and pizza lover in Estes Park.

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The Griffon Pub

in Niagara Falls, New York

5/5  rDev +20.5% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Our experience was fabulous. The beer selection for taps was diverse, and the bottled beers represented some of the best stand-bys. I had a draft Amager Russian Imperial Stout--perfect. The service was excellent and the menu was extremely interesting. Several offerings were items you would probably not find anywhere else. Met the owner--he was congenial and his beer knowledge exceeded mine. The only thing I would mention is that we did not have reservations on a Thursday night, so we did have to wait a while. Therefore, call ahead for reservations. The atmosphere was good-low lit, a bit noisy.

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Pub BreWskey

in Montréal, Quebec

4.45/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.45
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Really cool unexpected find in old town Montreal. The bar is downstairs and has a really interesting steampunk feel with great 70s and 80s music. Bartenders are extremely nice and knowledgeable. Beer is a great selection of ~12 local Quebec beers. A bit pricey at $8 but worth a trip!

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in Uncasville, Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.08
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

A comedy club with craft beer, located near the Wolfs Den part of the casino. A full page of drafts, heavy on hoppy locals. Sip of Sunshine, Captain's daughter, lot's of others. A full page of bottles as well. Growlers to go as well. Our server was chill and friendly. We tried the chicken tenders for $8.00 but they turned out to be nuggets.

Your best option at Mohegan Sun for craft beer and it's a good one.

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Maine Beer Company

in Freeport, Maine

3.63/5  rDev -12.9% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Stopped in several times. Nice tasting room with a view of the operation. The selection is always good, very high quality beers. Price is not bad for what you get. The vibe...sometimes you walk I and feel welcome, sometimes you don't. Service has varied from outstanding, pleasant, and friendly to downright rude. The vibe and service aren't related...vibe is more due to the patrons. I would normally blow that off, but the last visit it was mentioned by the people I was traveling with. Erodes the enjoyment when you don't feel welcome.

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Good Bottle Co.

in Charlotte, North Carolina

4.93/5  rDev +15.2% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Chris was very helpful finding good North Carolona beers for this Upatate New Yorkers. I was also very impressed with the fact that every beer is available for single-bottle sale. Selection was excellent and there was a nice tasting bar too. I will definitely make thos my go to bottle store when visit Charlotte.

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Southern Tier Brewing Company

in Lakewood, New York

3.92/5  rDev -7.3% | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

I didn't have any food, but some people in my group did and said it was above average brewpub food. Nice big selection of ST brews on tap, and the service was attentive and courteous. Will definitely be back.

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Ye Olde Tavern

in Manchester Center, Vermont

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

Enjoy the circa 1790 Colonial restaurant, featuring innovative New England & Traditional Fare with superior service and genteel hospitality of a bygone era.

Ye Olde Tavern serves dinner daily from 5:00pm with last seating at 9:00pm.

I am not rating this restaurant, since I am the owner. All I am doing is giving an overview.

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BrewHaHa Homebrew Supply

in Jackson, Mississippi

4.79/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.79
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Disclaimer - I've known Mac since I joined the local homebrew club in 2011. Mac had a vision where people in the local area could buy homebrew supplies and not have to wait on shipping or need ice packs to ensure yeast viability. He delivered on that vision when he opened Brewhaha. The store is relatively small but has most of everything you will need. They can order other items you may need that aren't in stock. The prices are competitive against online retailers that typically mark up prices to accommodate their flat rate shipping rates.
Recently, they started doing CO2 tank fills which is great for the local area. AirGas has bought out almost every gas supply company and they don't like to waste their time on 5lb tanks.

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The Norseman

in Dublin, Ireland

2.36/5  rDev -28.9% | Avg: 3.32
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 1.5


This place *had* the most extensive collection of craft options in the city until it suddenly removed them all last April, amid rumours of kickbacks/payoffs from one of the big lager breweries.
The 25 taps are now crammed with the usual macros plus "crafty" (big corporate in disguise) options like Cute Hoor - selection without variety. (The sole holdover is Carlow Brewing/O'Hara's, who aren't exactly difficult to find anyway. )
Several of the staff, who had been passionate and informed, also left after this radical change in course, so this is not the place to chat with a barmen about beer anymore, either.

The atmosphere is faux country ruined by a caterwauling singer up front each night. It is possible to find a table in the afternoon but it won't stay quiet after dark - you're still in Temple Bar. Food looks generous and overpriced.

Still belongs on this due to its range of O'Hara's - and they make some great beers - but mostly a sad reminder of how the craft revolution still loses some battles.

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Bobby V's Restaurant and Sports Bar

in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

3.21/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.4
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 1.5

When I first walked in I had high hopes for this place. It really seems to nail the concept that it is going for, a better than average sports bar. The place is very nice, and very clean and well kept. There are enough TV's that if you are there to watch a game, there is not a bad seat in the house.

The Menu was comprised of your typical sports bare fare, just slightly elevated. The build your own burger section had quite a few topping selections that you wouldn't find at your typical sports bar. I got a burger (medium), with horseradish Havarti cheese, tomato, fried onion strings, and hot cherry peppers, and I upgraded to the "V" Fries... What I got was a well done burger with cheddar cheese, raw onion, tomato, and cherry peppers, it took them 3 tries to get the burger right, and it was still overcooked, and flavorless. The "V" Fries were very good though. My buddy got the wings and was quite unimpressed with them as well.

The servers were fairly quick and courteous, and apologized several times for the mix-up in the kitchen with the burger. From their reactions it appears that this kind of thing happens all the time.

The beer menu was the real winner here, and really kept this places score from being too low. They had around 30 taps, and while about 5 of them were occupied by the obligatory BMC fare (it is a sports bar after all), the rest featured several different styles of craft beer. I had a Porter from a local brewery which was quite good, and a Grapefruit Sculpin which were served in appropriate, non-frosted glassware.

Overall, this is a great place to come and watch a game with friends, plenty of TV's, good beer, good atmosphere, good service, just don't expect too much from the food...

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River's End Restaurant

in Bryson City, North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.93
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

This place is right next to the NOC, and if you are in the area you know there are not many dining options. I really enjoy coming here. They have 10 or so craft beers on tap, most local or regional. They have many more in bottles. It overlooks the river and is a great place to relax after a busy day on the trail or river. The hours in the off season (starting in October) are a little weird. It closes are 7 or 8pm most days in those months, so come early.

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Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

in Madison, Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +4% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Come here to party after a Badgers game during the fall and I guarantee you have stumbled into one fine establishment- I guess hang for the beer, but the food, service, and vibe of this place is a dime, not to be missed!

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Jenifer Street Market

in Madison, Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.9% | Avg: 4.24
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I just wanted to take a moment to give special thanks to the staff of Jenifer St. For taking so much damn care of a group of 6 best friends that needed good beer but would've been unfortunately one week too late- I'll never forget that hospitality and I'll never stop recommending ya'll to anybody. Just trust me BA world on this one, if ya wanna know what they saved that'll have to wait for another day, but I'll tell you this much, this place is nothing short of perfect. Hooray, hooray!

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in Brooklyn, New York

2.29/5  rDev -49.7% | Avg: 4.55
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3.75 | food: 1

Are you serious?

Selection is good. That's where it ends.

Prices are outrageous. Staff is borderline incompetent and tries to hide this by being rude and condescending. I've watched them roll their eyes at customers who asked basic questions. Guess what-not everyone works in the industry and people are wary of your ridiculous prices.

Why the most famous beer bar in new york is surprised by beer tourists is a mystery. Their prices are down right offensive.

Very nicely designed.

I believe they have created a roach motel for beer toursits.

Happpen to live in brooklyn but won't go back. Better service and prices at an Applebees in Times Square.

Some Michelin star nonsense restaurant over there too. If you're a glutton for punishment check it out.

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The Local Eatery & Drinking Hole

in San Diego, California

4.11/5  rDev +10.8% | Avg: 3.71
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

I came here with a friend upon a recommendation from her friend. It was a great place for beers and food. I asked how long this place was in existence, and the waitress said, 12 or so years, but recently got a make over and added a brewery next door. They didn't have any house beers tonight but should have this winter.

It was a nice contemporary, a little rustic environment, lots of exposed wooden roof beams. There's a bar area, along with tables. Along 4th street, they opened up the section to the street which seems popular around here. The waitresses were friendly and great. The tap list was mostly local, but they had a good solid list.

This place was packed tonight, so they're doing something right. I'll be back.

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Moab Brewery

in Moab, Utah

4.18/5  rDev +10.9% | Avg: 3.77
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped 2 times after hiking in the nearby National Parks. Beer was decent since they cannot go above 4% on tap. Black Raven was as good as low ABV stout you can find. I also like the Red Rye IPA. Wife really liked the brown ale. Food was very good especially the Jack Daniels burger was good. About as good a brew pub you can find in Utah.

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Side Project Cellar

in Maplewood, Missouri

4.37/5  rDev -6.6% | Avg: 4.68
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in here recently and was impressed. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly bar patrons during the day. Wasn't too crowded, and there were plenty of seats at the bar around noon on a Saturday. Decor is minimal, enlarged photos of Side Project beers, rustic wood paneling behind the barn with a couple stray signs from Orval and Oud Beersel. Empty bottles of trophy beers line the top of the wall. Bathrooms were nice.

Beer selection was top notch, leaning toward Saisons, Wild Ales, Belgians, Lambic, Flemish sour ales, etc. 3 house drafts, including a Foederbier on cask. Drafts were served at 3 varying temperatures appropriate to style which was impressive. They had a couple exclusive bottles for sale that day for onsite consumption. After striking up a conversation with the guys at the bar next to us, they generously shared a Derivation #3, which ran $50. They wouldn't accept anything in return which was very kind of them.

Service at the bar was friendly and timely, though we didn't really chat much. Overall i'd make a point to get back here again when in town.

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The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room

in Waterbury, Vermont

4.48/5  rDev +4.2% | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Went here on night one of our two night stay at the Old Stagecoach Inn. Despite being Saturday night the place wasn't particularly crowded, perhaps because of the September tourist lull between summer and leaf season. Fantastic tap list of course - Hill Farmstead, Lawsons, and a host of other Vermont selections, but we loved the food as well. The poutine in particular was awesome, as was the salmon. We went to Prohibition Pig the next night which was wonderful as well, but overall we preferred Reservoir as Pig was crowded with spotty service.

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