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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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Earth Eagle Brewings

in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev -3.6% | Avg: 4.44
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

It took us awhile to find this place as it's buried inside a larger building with no direct entrance off the street. But as it turned out that's a big part of the vibe which provides the feel of an exclusive hangout like a home bar that you invite your friends to hang out in. It's small enough that everyone notices everyone who comes in, and there's no chance that you'll go off to a corner to be left alone. And on the night we were there, the people who were coming in were very friendly and very into the beer. They didn't have a huge taplist but everything they had was interesting and of high quality. I'd never sampled much in the way of gruit's before, but Earth Eagle specializes in these beers and I found the two selections to be quite good. Great bartender providing excellent service and product knowledge. Overall, my expectations were high going in, and they managed to exceed those expectations.

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Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ

in Bar Harbor, Maine

4.21/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

If you want tasty smoked meat and some decent simple sides then this is the place for you in bar harbor. Had some good spice in one of the sauces and beans. Decent beers, with variety of styles so everyone should find something they would want to try. Simple laid back, country type of atmosphere, some outdoor seating. Free tastings inside small shop, a definite stop if you are in area and like smoked meats (also have some sandwich options) and beer

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Brewery Terra Firma

in Traverse City, Michigan

3.82/5  rDev -4.5% | Avg: 4
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Just south of the city and not far from my hotel. Would of liked to have walked there but it was too far and too dangerous to walk on dark roads. Not really in the country but in an area where the large houses occupy. Plenty of parking as it was a slow weeknight. Maybe 6 other cars in the lot. Nice looking building and property that gives a bit of country feel. A couple people were working and they were friendly and helpful. Had a couple nice conversations with them. No TVs so people are either talk to each other or fiddling with their phones. Selection was a little disappointing. Just a few pale ales and IPAs were on but all were solid. I guess people drank them out of everything else.

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Avid Brew Company

in Saint Petersburg, Florida

4.34/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.34
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

First impressions were great. They open early and close late. Assistance and product knowledge from the staff were exceptional. I will get all my grains and equipment there from now on.

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The Commons Alehouse

in Santa Monica, California

5/5  rDev +14.4% | Avg: 4.37
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome relaxed atmosphere with an inviting bar that encourages conversation. 20 Tap lines with 19 of them constantly rotating insure that the beer is always fresh and there is almost always something you haven't had before. The bartenders are friendly but no in the cheesy annoying way that you get at corporate bars.

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Cork & Barrel

in Lawrence, Kansas

4.71/5  rDev +17.8% | Avg: 4
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I made it in to Cork and Barrel 10/06/2015 while on a journey of rock in the college town of Lawrence, KS. I was greeted by someone at the front and another asked if I needed assistance. That's really all I want, unless I ask them for anything else. The store is large, by my standards and is very clean and neat. I'm guessing that this store has really increased its beer volume since the earlier reviews here, because there is plenty to choose from. Most (or much) of the beer is in coolers all along the back wall of the store. I didn't count the coolers, but there are a lot! There are stacks of area brew on the floor back there too. As I followed the coolers around I was lead to a ramp leading to an upper deck of...yes, more beer! This is where you'll find the bombers, imports, and special releases along with some magnums and other plus sizes. Also, more coolers up there! I spent about $95 on 10 12oz bottles, 4 16oz cans, and 7 22oz bottles of limited type stuff. About what I expected. I found very few old dates to my surprise, but like every store they had that one little dusty corner over by the windows. I checked out with a girl who was a genius bottle packer. I didn't hear a single bottle clink for the 250 mile trip home and she didn't even use bags or wrapping. Nice! I will return.

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Free State Brewing Co.

in Lawrence, Kansas

4.64/5  rDev +12.1% | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

I was in Lawrence for a devilish rock show on 10/05/2015. The location is perfectly set up for visiting lovers of good brew and good music with Free State, Liberty Hall, and the Eldridge Hotel each within a few footsteps of the others. Not to mention, it's a beautiful downtown area right off the KU campus. Well done, Lawrence.

I entered Free State at around 5 pm after a stroll downtown. The place was already in full swing at the smallish bar which was full with people standing around it chatting with glasses of various shapes and sizes in hand. The fermentation tanks and all the workings are behind a glass partition next to the bar - typical kind of thing. There are tables outside for the smokers. Don't dig having to walk through the smoke at the front door, but also pretty typical for a downtown sidewalk venue. There is seating on two levels, upstairs giving you either a nice view of the patrons, bar and brewing below or a view out the large windows to the street. Not a large establishment, but very nice and airy.

I was seated up stairs immediately by a friendly hostess and a young waitress took my beer order for an Oktoberfest as I looked over the menu. Very impressive menu. I love a good reuben sandwich, so I kept with the Oktoberfest theme. The beer was fantastic. I also tried their Lovejoy IPA which was nice too. Sandwich was grilled a bit too crispy according to the roof of my mouth later on, but still good. The real star on my plate, however was the potato salad. Best potato salad every...stuff of dreams. I'm not kidding.

After 3 beers, the reuben, potato salad, pickles, and two of their Belgian style short tulip glasses, I only spent about $27. Not bad at all! So for the money, it's five stars in that category. I mean, I've spent that much on 4-5 beers in other brewpubs.

I will definitely go back to the Free State pub. I've been drinking their fantastic beers for years and they're even better in person. Even if you're in the Kansas City area, they're only about 30 miles away. Go check 'em out!

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The Valley Tap House

in Apple Valley, Minnesota

3.39/5  rDev -12.2% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4

Went to this place for the first time and the first thing I noticed was the expansive row of tap handles in the bar. In this area of Minnesota, I'd say this place has one of the larger selections of beer on tap. Among these beers there are also seasonal selections, barrel aged beers, and special release beers from both big name breweries and MN breweries.

The only downfall was the service, after being seated, we waited around 20 min before our server came to the table for the first time. After she brought us our first round of drinks, we again did not see her again for another 20 min, even though we had all finished our drinks. It was a weeknight and the place was not by any means busy.

In the end, after only two rounds we decided to skip the food (because of the terrible service) and asked for our tabs so we could go somewhere else.

Great beer selection, sub-par service. Hopefully the next time we go there the service is better so I can edit this review, otherwise high ratings for vibe, quality, and selection.

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Fieldwork Brewing Co.

in Berkeley, California

4.38/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.38
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This is a great brewery. If I lived closer, it would be my local spot, hands down.
Fieldworks continues to push the envelope with flavorful, handcrafted, downright great beers.
I am impressed with the lineup, from the tart/brett/sours, to the IPAs, English Pale, Brown ale, etc. They have a wide variety for all different people.

Super impressed with the equipment in the back, I really like how you can see the brewery in the back, with the layout being great for the beer enthusiast and passionate homebrewer.

Food was great, I had a buttery croissant, actually had 2. I'd recommend the chicken and mushroom, as well as the vegetarian curry. I will come back for sure.

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Armsby Abbey

in Worcester, Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +1.5% | Avg: 4.61
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great place with tons of craft options. Regularly has rare choices like Hill Farmstead, Maine Beer Co. and Tree House. Farm to fork style food with a relaxed atmosphere. No TV's so not a place to watch the game or anything but a lot of fun for a relaxed night out.

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Cut Rate Liquor

in Plymouth, Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev +0.8% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

As others have said, the selection here is outstanding given the location. That said, check the dates on everything. Stuff sits forever. Prices are also ridiculous on limited releases. 12 oz Black Note and BCBS at $17 a bottle? Ugh.

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