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East End Brewing - Growler Shop in the Strip

in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.38
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

In the Pittsburgh market (24th St. end) this is a little bar area with about 8 taps and many bottle selections. There's maybe 8-10 seats between tables and a few bar stools, but plenty of room for standing at the bar too. Usually only ine or two people working it, but thats plenty for the size. On saturdays they do tastings of their bottled selections, which is nice, so you can make purchases without a blind pallet.

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Old Chicago

in Okemos, Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +2.4% | Avg: 3.76
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Not a bad Italian/pizza place. They have over 100 beers, but a lot of their selection doesn't rotate. A decent number of local beers. Food is good, but a bit pricey. Service is ok- every time I've been there I feel like they're trying to rush me out of there, whether it's busy or empty.

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in East Lansing, Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11.8% | Avg: 4.25
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place has a ton of good beer, over 100 on tap. Incredible food, especially the crack fries. They always seem to be busy, but they have plenty of seating. You won't regret going to this bar!

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The Greeks Next Door

in Narberth, Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2% | Avg: 4.2
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Survived Kennett, post-fested Victory, slept the hell in, mulled around suspiciously double espressoless thanks to someone having absconded the goddamn maker, and rolled down 422 towards things greater Philly, or burbs anyway. Lunch in Ardmore and then it’ll be six of one, half a dozen the other to a highway this way or that, but wait, I know a place…

Bottle shop side/bar side; 18 taps split between here and there. Looked around a bit and decided to beer now and buy later. So through to the bar side. ‘J’ shaped laminate wood topped bar, panel base, & a foot box. Seating for 13 on wood chairs and a service spot on center with handlebars to remind you that you shouldn’t be standing there. Barback is a vintage wood paneled unit with square mirrored panels and a flat on center. Some shelves of booze below glassware and stacked tiered countered atop. Light brewery tins & Philly sports team bumperstickers. A cooler to the right holds macro bottle play and meh approachable craft, and a smaller TV atop with pitchers. Mallet hanging over the bar for cask thumping. 10 tap wood handles with baby blackboards save Yungling & Stella which are constants on a stainless steel barbell tower.

Worn wood laminate looking floors, beige painted square cork tile ceilings with matching duct work, and walls of the same. Some of the uppers over wood panel trim along the wall of booths. A row of 3 spinnys, track lighting on both sides and a row of drop spots. Large sea town painted murals over the seating, a mish mosh of brewerania (tins, prints, neons, vintage adage, & paintings), and a collection of photos forward the bar. Flats in the front & rear opposite corners. 7 booths on the far wall, 3 rectangles in a row, some table juts to the rear, and a 6 shorty stool row in the front window counter crescent below panel windows that I think may open.

18 taps in all, 11 of which are not available for growler fill; a mix of PA play (Victory Hop Quad & Vital IPA, Bullfrog Jong Bruin Kriek, Yuengling), regional craft (Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, Ommegang Game of Thrones Take the Black Stout, Hill Farmstead Mary, Allagash Odyssey, Sam Adams Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru), craft afar (Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout, Half Acre Daisy Cutter, Avery Raspberry Sour & Liliko’I Kepolo, Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela, Bruery Cuivre & Or Xata, Stone Enjoy By), and import (Stella). I drank the Bullfrog Jong Bruin Kriek, Avery Raspberry Sour, & Hill Farmstead Mary.

But I must bail on (Evil) Davo now and go back to the beer store side. Sure, I can shop and imbibe, it’s allllllllllllll good. 10 coolers of the chilly stuff +3 shortys to the rear, and 8 room temperature shelving racks on the opposite wall. They’ve got a cool chest opening Monk bottle display case up front. They have 7 Cascade bottles here. Well, fuck. I pinched a pair of Half Acre Daisy Cutter cans and a bottle of Russian River Consecration. Prices are reasonable. 8 taps listed here and poured counterside.

I wish I could have wings and a mountain of goddamn tater tots like I saw go by. They should be mine, they should be mine. Good tunes, got some Kinks & Beirut this afternoon. The place has been here since 1922; well, the bar side anyway. They just did a 3rd Anniversary on the beer store side yesterday. Super nice friendly folks. A neighborhood joint, if there ever was one. And the beer store side is solid, too.

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Brouwer's Cafe

in Seattle, Washington

4.61/5  rDev +6.5% | Avg: 4.33
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Located in a nice spot between the Ballad "Beer District" and the Fremont area, this beer destination is lively, fun, and tasty. Primarily a Belgian tint to it, Brouwer's is fun for any beer drinker really. Deep bottle list and wide ranging taplist with the tasty food (try the Lamb Deluxe) make it a great place for lunch or dinner when in Seattle proper.

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Stone's Public House

in Ashland, Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +4.1% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A great place to grab a drink. Beer list is always up to date, keeping up with whats new at the time. The food here is also very good, I have had brunch and dinner here many times and have not had a bad meal. The wait time can sometimes be a pain depending on when you go, but I guess that just means others like it as much as I do.

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Lion Bridge Brewing Company

in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

4.16/5  rDev +0.2% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Located in Czech Town in Cedar Rapids. Not a huge space but never had trouble getting a seat the few times I've been. The food options change over time and are both reasonably priced and pretty tasty. The brewery puts up 10 or so of its own options, including a rotating nitro, but very few guest taps. Service has been very good every time I've been. The quality of the beers put out by this brewery is very good and definitely worth a try.

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Ashland Ale House

in Ashland, Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +0.3% | Avg: 3.94
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

This is a nice place to grab a beer and pub food to watch the game. Always has a pretty good selection (rotating) of craft beers. If you have kids, this place also works. Its pretty loud, so no one looks at you funny....

Have found a few gem beers on draft here also. MBC Lunch, Founders Backwoods Bastard/Breakfast stout etc etc..

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Twin Sails Brewing

in Port Moody, British Columbia

3.82/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.75
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Another great local entry into the craft beer scene. Perfectly positioned within staggering distance from Yellow Dog and Moody Ales (it's actually right next ddor to Yellow Dog). 4 great German styled beers on tap and a great little space to sit and enjoy right in the middle of the brewery. Nice start!

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Beer World

in New Windsor, New York

3.87/5  rDev -0.8% | Avg: 3.9
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Nice place in general. My go-to stopover whenever I'm up visiting family in the area. Great selection and nice growler station. Two problems: lots of old inventory and way overpriced on a lot of items. Still, I enjoy getting beer I can't get at home.

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DryHop Brewers

in Chicago, Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +1.5% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

My fiance and I stopped in and had a flight while we were in Chicago on vacation. Small place, not much selection, but it was all brewed in house. The beers we had were fairly good. Service was good. Didn't try the food.

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Sigler's Craft Beer and Cigars

in Chattanooga, Tennessee

3.86/5  rDev +1.6% | Avg: 3.8
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

With a good selection of singles, 4 packs and 6 packs -- most of these are cold. About 20 beers on tap for consumption on premises or growler fills. Mostly locals (TN) brews but plenty of out of state brews from NC and some from Schlafly, Founders and even Tallgrass. Selection will no doubt improve when higher ABV limit goes into effect in TN in 2016.

Friendly, patient staff. Convenient to I-75.

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Odd Side Ales

in Grand Haven, Michigan

4.57/5  rDev +8.6% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Fantastic brewpub. Went for the hipster brunch stout release. Maybe not the best time for a review but felt I had to give some kudos to their awesome staff who put in major work to ensure everyone left happy. Fantastic range of their beers on tap. The brewpub is housed in some kind of old mill which has wonderful appeal. Will go back again.

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Spec's #00 - Downtown

in Houston, Texas

4.78/5  rDev +8.1% | Avg: 4.42
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

This is THE BEST place to go for beer in Houston, TX. The place literally gets anything and everything that is distributed in Texas. And, the beer manager, Joey, does a great job informing the public on when special releases will be, etc.

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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

in Saint Louis, Missouri

4.19/5  rDev -0.9% | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I visited this brewery with my family on a rainy and cold Saturday afternoon. The bar was crowded due to a beer bus tour, but the staff was friendly and there was plenty of seating. Unfortunately, the heat was not working, which made for a 'cold' environment. Still, the food was exceptional...German inspired foods. I loved the pork, liverwurst, pickled vegetable and cucumber salad. It was truly interesting and tasty. The beer from this brewery is absolutely remarkable. I had a Dusseldorf Alt that was outstanding. Small, but worth a visit.

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Northbound Brewpub

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +3% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Love this place! My favorite Brew Pub in Minneapolis! Always releasing great seasonal beers and have some excellent staples. Big Jim IPA is my favorite. I could eat their fresh cut fries and smoked pork all day! Fun urban vibe with killer happy hour ($3 house pints)!

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Hop City - Krog Street Market

in Atlanta, Georgia

4.29/5  rDev -0.9% | Avg: 4.33
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Really great place in the Krog Street Market (which was very cool and well worth a visit or two); excellent selection, with many local, regional, national, and international offerings, and a decent breadth of styles. I was there on a Friday evening, when the bartenders were great despite the crowds, then there again on a weekend day, when at least one was fairly clueless (though nice enough). Well worth a visit, and you can drop into the bottle shop next door!

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Hop City Craft Beer & Wine

in Atlanta, Georgia

4.29/5  rDev -6.3% | Avg: 4.58
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Nice shop, right in the Krog Market space, which is a place well worth visiting. Great selection of local and international stuff, sixers, bombers, etc. The pick-six wall, I'd give it a B+.

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Park Bar

in Atlanta, Georgia

3.61/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.61
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Food was okay and they had three or four tap lines devoted to local breweries (Creature Comforts, Sweetwater, Monday Night, Three Taverns, Mother Earth). Decent bottle list.

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Victory at Magnolia

in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -1.4% | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Won’t you take me to, Mushroomtown? Won’t you take me to, Mushroomtown? Kennett Square has a new brewpub or two. You ask and you shall receive, Mr. Norman (what took ‘em so long?) Problemo mine is that I’m only down this far south once a year every damn year and post-festival play must be limited to little or little more. But when in Kennett…

Big clean neat place on the corner. Drove on up and parked a lot, and in through the rear swag store. Past some seating and bar side through, to stand and await some space. Shot the shit with Jean for a bit, he & his family awaiting a table, too. Quickly procured a few seats at the bar, an ‘L’ of a long stretch, resin overlayed dark refurbished mushroom cypress plank topped with a steel lip trim, cinder block base, and foot bar. Seating for 2 dozen or so on hightop wood chairs.

Barback is a length of stainless steel horizontal coolers, the tops of which hold a 30 tap tower at each end, a growler fill machine on center, and a pair of handpumps to one side. Growls shelved and countered, glassware tucked below the towers and some wines. Barback wall of alt hued horizontal wood plank with the large VICTORY letters in red. Flats in the corners and a vertical board quite right on the end of the bar listing beer & ABV only.

Seating areas on both ends. Down the hallway, a half dozen+ hightops and upwards of 2 dozen tables mix & match ‘round the bend. Gray wall uppers with phat rough wood vertical lowers, and light logo play. Roughly a dozen and a half tables down the other end between the shorty lows penned and raised roundies. Horizontal wood plank gray uppers and arched panel windows. Up and down dark ducts on a matching black ceiling, drop spots over the bar and in rows over the adjacent seating areas. And an out front stretch holding 8 small roundies curbside.

30 tap row tower of house beers (Hop Devil IPA, 6.7%; Storm King Stout, 9.2%; Golden Monkey Tripel, 9.5%; Mad King’s Weiss, 6.2%; Headwaters Pale Ale, 5.2%; Old Horizontal Barleywine, 11%; St Boisterous Helles Bock, 7.4%; Sunrise Weiss, 5.7%; Cage Radler, 2.75%; Autumn Harvest, 5%; Hoppy Quad, 13%; Dry Hopped Saison, 7.6%; Festbier, 5.6%; Prima Pils, 5.3%; DirtWolf Double IPA, 8.7%; Helles Lager, 4.8%; Braumeister Pils - Tettnang, 5.3%; Vital IPA, 6.5%; V-Twelve, 12%; Moonglow Weizenbock, 8.7%; Kirsch Gose, 4.7%; Fodders Feast, 10%; Winter Cheers, 6.7%; D-Town IPA, 6.5%; Moving Parts #5, 6.5%; Harvest Ale, 6.5%; KSQ Five Grain Saison, 5.6%; Donnybrook Stout - nitro, 3.7%; Hop Devil IPA - nitro, 6.7%; Root Beer), and 2 casks (Hop Devil IPA 6.7%; Headwater Pale Ale, 5.2%). I drank the Braumeister Pils - Tettnang, Moving Parts, & Five Grain Saison. Beers were clean and fresh, as expected.

Food was not the plan but you know how these things happen. And there will be blistered Shishito peppers for all (I caught a hot one, but not like that night at St. Anselm), and teetering back and forth between the French dip and the mustard glazed salmon, I opted for the latter (Pennsylvania maple syrup, sweet potato & cranberry hash, micro cilantro, beurre blanc, chive oil). It was really tasty, but the salmon was a sliver, literally a half cut. Question. What bullshit is that? Davo’s pork poutine arrived sans pork (It’s not too difficult, folks), and was clearly of the ‘had been sitting out’ variety. He made a poutine stink (as was legit) and recall was in order. The new version was better, however not curd melting hot. Edface was happy with his Maryland slaw dog, anyway.

Swag store has Victory jerky & ice cream, but not my cool green Prima hat. It was packed when we got here post-festival but has lightened up some. It’s a chill house, but it’s loud. Too loud. And the service is meh. The beer was excellent, but the beer board does not match the printed beer list. Likewise, while the food was for the most part good, there were multiple versions of the food menu circulated. Get your shit together, please. Great tunes (Beatles ‘Eleanor Rigby’, Cake ‘Frank Sinatra’, Radiohead ‘Fake Plastic Trees’, and the perfect Beck ‘Golden Age’ to wind down the night). It’s Victory, their beer is champion.

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British Beer Company

in Danvers, Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Straddles the line between Peabody and Danvers, an area I only go to when doing weekend shopping. There's a target and a warehouse store and a mall very close by, along with all the stripmall fast food accompaniment you would expect in such an area. Aside from the bar n' grills in the malls, this is the only place nearby that serves booze.

The decor is that of a faux British pub: lots of glit wood, old-looking gimcracks, soccer on the TV instead of college football. It's medium fancy but still welcoming. There are TVs, and people watch them, but it doesn't have the vibe of a loud sportsbar. It also doesn't have the vibe of a beer bar, though. It's a faux British pub.

The beer menu features about a halfdozen British drafts (mostly from Fullers), another dozen craft taps from local and nationally available brewers, and then another halfdozen or so from Inbev MillerCoors. The beer list on their website gives a pretty decent description of what they got, but it's not updated very regularly.

The food is tasty. The traditional British items (fish & chips, steak and ale pie, shepherd's pie) are all great, but so are the weird limey-yank fusion options like the nachos. Very hearty, very tasty, and pretty darn affordable.

I've stopped here a couple of times but never thought to review it because it never struck me as the sort of destination beer people would seek out. This is a great place to stop in the middle of a shopping jag, though.

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Big River Grille & Brewing Works

in Chattanooga, Tennessee

3.6/5  rDev +3.4% | Avg: 3.48
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Large facility just off I-75. 7 beers on tap but looks like there are usually 8. Good menu and the food we had was very good. Excellent service. Solid beers. Family atmosphere, at least during the day on a weekend.

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Blue Note Brewing Company

in Woodland, California

4.55/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.55
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

The Brewery and Tap Room is bright, open and set up with plenty to keep your attention while you enjoy one or more of their expertly crafted brews. If you are lucky, you might catch the crew in the process of brewing and watch the process that made the wonderful beverage you are enjoying at the time.

There is plenty of seating space, food trucks visit the facility and there is a convenient sandwich shop accessible without having to venture out into the weather.

The tap room is clean and efficient and the servers are not only friendly but knowledgeable of the beer they are serving. They are children and pet friendly with a comfortable level of good music playing continuously.

This brewery is worth your time to visit.

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Riptide Brewing Company

in Naples, Florida

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

Glad to see a new brewery come to Naples! I only come down hear a couple times a year, but I'll be excited to come back and see how this group progresses!

Their establishment is impressive and they've done a great job with the tasting room. Warm colors with surfboard accents around. There is a P shaped bar (if you will) made of a nice natural wood top and corrugated metal siding with 23 seats. There are also (7) 4 seater high tops, 14 seat long high table, 4 seater low top, and a comfy couch (with 3 other really nice wooden seats around it) - plus 2 picnic tables outside. In short, there is plenty of seating. Along with their own 8 taps, they also have 6 guest taps from other Florida Breweries. There is also food available from "Bill's Cafe" next door and they will deliver it to you in the bar (good appetizer, sandwich, and salad menu).

At the time of my visit, it having only opened yesterday, I didn't anticipate the beers to blow me away (sorry Riptide). However, I think they have a really great base and are only in need of very minor tweaks. I think their Undertow IPA was my favorite of the day, and on the "negative" ,their Shorebreak Pale probably needs a little more body and hops but has a lot of potential.

Once again, I'm really looking forward to coming back in less than a month. I wish all the best for Riptide!

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Mid-South Malts

in Memphis, Tennessee

4.52/5  rDev +1.1% | Avg: 4.47
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Mid-South Malts is a small place but Mike will help you with any thing you may need. He is very helpful and knows wine making as well as any one. The place is very clean and is stocked well with Beer and wine items.
I started making wine about a year ago, he has help me with all of my questions. I would recommend Mid-south Malts to anyone. The business is open six days a week and Mike is always around to help you in any way

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