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Geneseo Brewing Company

in Geneseo, Illinois

4.09/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Great place to meet with family and friends or unwind after work. Service was slow as there was only one server for the bar and lounge. I think they were caught off guard. The brewmaster came to the rescue and we all had a great time discussing our favorite styles. Overall, really great place to spend some time.

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Lake Drum Brewing

in Geneva, New York

3.98/5  rDev -3.4% | Avg: 4.12
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Visited just after opening at 3pm on a Friday. Only one other person showed up while we were there, and when I started asking questions, the bartender gave us a quick tour of the place which was cool. Apparently they get busy late at night since they stay open later than other craft beer places. 7 ciders on tap and 9 beers (including 2 nitro). Only 3 of the beers were Lake Drum with the other being from 3-4 other local breweries.

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Sedona Taphouse

in Norwalk, Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.25
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

50 Beers on tap. 300 bottles (look out for those born on dates and best by dates as they don't sell like the draft beer).

Corporate restaurant cashing in on the craft beer market. This is a chain.

Food OK if you like the Outback Steakhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings type of thing.

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in Nicosia, Cyprus

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

This is a great place that has opened my eyes regarding beer. It offers 150+ craft beers, and craft beers only, (so no macrobrewery brands). This place's strength is its fantastic variety in beer styles. Highly recommended, especially for more enthusiastic beer drinkers who are not satisfied with the commonly available beers.

The only bad things I can think about are its high prices and its small size. However, you are very likely to feel like you got your money's worth because of the great beer, and even though it's a small place, it's very cozy and has a nice vibe to it. Overall, a fantastic, higly recommended place.

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Dominion Wine and Beer

in Falls Church, Virginia

5/5  rDev +6.8% | Avg: 4.68
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped here for the first time today. I was impressed with the selection (although small it packed quality stuff). The prices were competitive (in fact I purchased a bomber that was $1 less than at TW). They had a few cases of Cigar City Jai Alai! Recommended.

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Market Street Brewing Co. and Restaurant

in Corning, New York

3.9/5  rDev +6.6% | Avg: 3.66
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nice brewpub near the Corning Museum of Glass. Food was much better that typical bar food, and our server was very nice. The on-site beers were good (the lager, IPA and an Octoberfest were had at our table).

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Vine & Barrel

in Hixson, Tennessee

2/5  rDev -44.1% | Avg: 3.58
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3

I was looking for a limited release Goose Island Bourbon County beer that had a suggested retail price of $9.99 a bottle. I called v&b when they opened to see if they had any in stock. They told me they did and that it was $12 and a limit of one per person. I showed up 30 min later and asked the guy at the counter where I could find them. He sent me to a guy in the back to find out. When I asked him, he acted like he couldn't be bothered with my question and sent me back up front to get them behind the counter. The guy at the counter rang me up and told me $40. I told him I had called earlier and was quoted $12 per bottle. He went to the office and asked the owner about the price. When he came back, he told me they were still $40, even though I was told a different price just 30 min before. I understand it's a private business and can sell their items for whatever they want, but when you tell a customer one price and change it right after and won't honor the stated price, I want nothing to do with that business. Especially when they price gouge.

If you don't need help and just want a quick grab and go, it's probably ok. If you're looking for speciality or limited bottles, go elsewhere, like Riverside Wine. I called them and they were friendly and courteous. There were selling each bottle for $9.99 and even put one on hold for me because I was 30 min away. That's the way you run a good business.

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Fonta Flora Brewery

in Morganton, North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev -2.9% | Avg: 4.46
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

In way the hell out of Ashevilletown, an excursion post Pisgah and late morning barbecue, not at all in that order. Somewhat detoured but undeterred by the Morganton Festival. This way and that, the town absolutely packed but still landed a sweet slander spot right out front, or off to the side anyway…

Funny rounded corner spot off a roadway split. Through the pen space, a pair of curbside tables and in. ‘L’ish wood slat topped bar, with a short lip, panel base, & squared foot bar; seating for 9 on metal chairs. Horizontal boards on the barback showing those which have ‘surfaced’; Beer, style, ABV, IBU, the glass style drawn in pint or goblet, and $. Some show prefix markers; a ‘heart’ (local ingredients), an ‘exclamation point’ (last keg), and a ‘star’ (guest tap, of which there are two). Further down the board are ‘next to surface’ (Salted Brown Porter, Appalachian Grisette, & Appalachian Kvass), and upcoming events. 14 leaf handles taps from the wall below the beer board, 2 of which are nitro. Glassware & books over the sill; growls, hats, & rolled up shirts around the bend where a small kitcheny prep area happens (sign for vittles just spotted; meat & cheese, hummus, ships & crackers).

Wood slat floors & white painted ceiling with 3 drop spinnys. Drop wide pan lamps along the perimeter and single drop bulb filaments caged tracing the bar. Brick walls rounded to a door (currently blocked by band play this Saturday afternoon), over slate blue vertical plank lowers with wrap around bar counter ledges. Windows on both sides white trimmed up, and 6 stooled formica-like hightops riddled about; 2 here, 3 on this side, and 1 fronting the small brewing set up off the entrance, each holding a 32oz medicine jar growl on them. A single flatscreen, local art/paintings for sale, barrels in the hallway, & dead soldier guest bottles running the I-beam sill above from the brew room out.

A bakers dozen taps surfaced; 10 house beers (Pontoon Parade, sprite melon & bee balm Saison, 4.9%, okay, it was probably the weakest of the lot; Appalachian Bitter, Ordinary Pale Ale, 4.2%, nice malt backbone, a good bitter; Boom Bap, Brass Monkey style white Saison, 3.5%, most floral, good stuff; Hop Beard, Mountain Man IPA, 6.1%, nice IPA; Bandit, Smoked English Mild, 3.9%, solid effin’ mild, only slightly smoky; Danktron 30/30, Fresh IPA on nitro, 5.2%, dank as actual fuck, winner!; Baba Budan, coffee IPA, 6.6%; collaboration with Appalachian Mountain Brewery; Wu-Weisse, rustic tart Saison, 6.2%, tart, pleasant, very good; Beets, Rhymes, & Life, local beet Saison, 5.9%, really, really beety & earthy, not my thing, as I don’t much care for beets, but it won a gold at the GABF like a month later, so what do I know?; Petal to the Metal, local rose petal petite Saison, 3.1%, not overly floral, also very nice), + an organic house made raspberry lemonade, and a pair of guest non-beerys (Lenny Boy Brewing Good Ol’ Ginger Kombucha & Pure Intentions organic cold brewed coffee). Bandit, Danktron 30/30, WU Weisse, & Petal to the Metal were the best of ‘em but there was really nothing clunkery.

Rear room with some seating. Exposed brick beneath the dry wall; a North Carolina flag, a house quilt, and a state of North Carolina shaped piece. 3 tables pushed together to seat 24 down the middle of the room. We immediately made friends with a 6 year old name Claire, who was kind enough to let us sit with her. We’re now BFF’s. Her parents were amused, anyway (Oh, Phenway).

Good Jazz play and friendly people. Comfortable house, and some really interesting beers (They use locally sourced ingredients; vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices, etc.) And 5 Saisons is pretty badass. Well worth the drive out.

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Sun Valley Brewing Company

in Hailey, Idaho

3.29/5  rDev +14.2% | Avg: 2.88
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Had higher hopes. The beer was mediocre at best, as was the food. Nice atmosphere, you get the feeling everyone knows everyone else in this town. 8 taps and one barrel, and they now do flights. Saved me from getting a pint of something terrible. Looks like a solid music venue also. Too bad about the beer though.

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Sawtooth Brewery

in Ketchum, Idaho

4/5  rDev -3.1% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Small location on the edge of downtown, which I understand to be temporary. About 10 beers on tap, plus two guest taps. Small and cozy with some sidewalk seating. Everything I sampled was above par.

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Yakima Craft Brewing Company - Taproom (On The Ave)

in Yakima, Washington

3.2/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.2
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Cozy place in downtown Yakima. Five year round brews and 4 seasonals on tap. Cans, bottles and growlers available in cold case, as well as some Tieton Cider bottles. Quiet, unassuming, decent beer.

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Grind Modern Burger & PostModern Brewers

in Boise, Idaho

3.79/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.79
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

The food is more of a draw here, but the beer is getting better. Hard sodas a nice edition to the beer list. Burgers are very good, as well as the fries, beer used as an ingredient in several of the sauces as well. Nice ambience, close to downtown.

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Brooklyn Harvest Market

in Brooklyn, New York

4.11/5  rDev -1.2% | Avg: 4.16
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

It's seems to be a growing trend in NYC to stock your supermarket with craft beer. I am finding more and more all the time. This place has one of the larger beer inventories I've seen for a supermarket. Great selection, not the best I've seen but definitely worth returning to when seeking out hidden gems.

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Ram Restaurant & Brewery

in Schaumburg, Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +7.1% | Avg: 3.53
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

had a couple three four bighorn blondes at the bar and dinning area. had the 1 lb. cub burger and tha huge carrot cake. I was stuffed. the food is good, big bar, a large row boat on wall in dinning for fun.so was the beer. its been a few years tho, I don't think it changed much. I know people who go there preiodicaly.

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Kell's Irish Restaurant And Pub

in Seattle, Washington

3.69/5  rDev +5.4% | Avg: 3.5
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

it's in an alley, we sat outside, my wife went inside to check out some area of a reported ghost sighting(lol)
the food was typical pub style, I think I had a guiness or two.close to pike market and pier( where we stayed at holiday inn for Alaskan cruise. I would go again.

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Simone's Beverage

in Lakewood, Ohio

4.72/5  rDev +26.9% | Avg: 3.72
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

The craft beer selection is the best I've found in the area; especially the seasonal varieties, which to create your own six-pack is an entire shelf. The staff is very helpful if you need it, but just browsing the isles of this place is a lot of fun!

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The Safe House

in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.35
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 2.25

While the food and drinks are on course with your average bar fare, this may be the must see bar stop for tourists of Milwaukee. The restaurant is spy themed, and, as such, is actually intentionally difficult to locate. Once found, you are required to give a password or pass a test to determine whether or not you are a spy and, thus, able to enter (do yourself a favor and take the test). Inside the bar is an impressive collection of kitschy spy stuff, hidden areas, themed drinks, and a number of televisions displaying patrons taking "the test" to gain entrance to the bar.

Long story short, go in there for a drink and enjoy the atmosphere, but consider eating somewhere else.

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Bilbo Baggins

in Alexandria, Virginia

4.95/5  rDev +26% | Avg: 3.93
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great beer selection, around 180+, well selected. Best beer spot in Alexandria, ambiance is great, from a cozy environment with fireplace, trivia cards at every dining table/bar space, excellent service, extremely knowledgeable bartenders, great food selection, and just overall fun place. Plus it's just off the beaten path that prevents it from being just another watering hole, its a beer advocates bar. :)

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Savor Pint

in Columbus, Ohio

1.34/5  rDev -61.6% | Avg: 3.49
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2.25

This is a terrible business to shop at. The owners of Savor Growl and Savor Pint make their living ripping people off and laughing about it.

On multiple occasions I have caught one of the owners purposely ringing an extra item onto my beer order thinking I would not be smart or quick enough to notice his cold-blooded attempt to rip me off.

When I brought in a valid, unexpired vendor coupon, he told me "I don't accept coupons", and then began to argue with me about whether that was a violation of Ohio's state sales permit laws or not. (what a tool).

The owner will, however, politely be certain to charge you for every 1 oz. sample he says he will let you try from one of their 20 overpriced taps. What a joke. .... Not only this, but I've also seen him try to get away with filling my growler about 60% full and carry it to the register.

The majority of their products are marked up 30%-40% higher than anywhere else. Simply drive to any other beer store in the area, and you'll find the exact same thing for at least $1.00 less per bottle, often even more than that.

These douches make a living ripping off the Clintonville community. I completely 100% agree with JimmyT who posted previously, I could not say it any better myself.

I will no longer purchase anything from their stores, this includes Savor Pint, Savor Growl, and The Crest. They have permanently lost my business.

This place has TERRIBLE business ethics, and it is because it's ran by 2 TERRIBLE greedy *ss h*les.

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Magnolia Pub & Brewery

in San Francisco, California

3.56/5  rDev -12.1% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Located on Haight Street, this is in it. Really cool look to the place. So much history. Neat in the winter when the windows fog up inside. Beer is solid, they've been doing this awhile and are reliable.

Service is good too, never come across that uppity SF waitstaff so I'm entitled thing here. They work for their money. Selection doesn't yield too much weird stuff, an occasional gruit or gem from the cellar, but other than that, usual styles for the most part. Good food.

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AleSmith Brewing Company

in San Diego, California

3.97/5  rDev -8.5% | Avg: 4.34
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Terrible vibe on the outside, its an industrial park. On the inside it improves. But its still clustered and tight for space when it gets going inside. Quality of the beers is top notch. Wish they had more one offs on tap, really random what they tend to have. Since its next to other places in SD, its easy to make this a priority to check out.

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Deschutes Brewery & Public House

in Portland, Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -11.8% | Avg: 4.25
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Cool place right in downtown Portland. Was super busy when I was there. There was some good beers, this is a good brewery even if it has been a little underwhelming lately. A few things unique to the place they don't bottle. Ultimately though, it falls short of being a beer destination to plan a vacation around.

Some of the single hop, cask varieties are ok, I tend to like more barrel aged selections and those seem few and far between. Food was decent, good salmon.

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Great Basin Brewing Co.

in Sparks, Nevada

3.19/5  rDev -16.3% | Avg: 3.81
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Place is an institution in Reno. Not really a destination place for a brewery, but if you're stuck in the area, head on over. Quality of the beer is average, there's some good stuff, especially the barrel aged ones, but nothing out of the ordinary. I still can't figure out how Icky is so loved, its a total meh beer.

Service is decent, selection is deep, about a dozen beers, usually something I've never had here. Food is standard pub fare.

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Stone Brewing Co.

in Escondido, California

4.41/5  rDev -1.8% | Avg: 4.49
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

This is one of those holy grails, mecca spots.. Chico. This place. FW Invitational. Yeah, that pedigree. Some beer hipsters don't like Stone, but its more about their marketing than the substance of the beer from where I sit.

Great taplist, great guest taps, great bottle list, great guest bottles. Amazing place, the pond, the backyard if you will, everything. Gift shop has some cheesy shit in it for sure. Really popular on the weekends.

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Liquor Express

in Huntsville, Alabama

4.73/5  rDev +16.5% | Avg: 4.06
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

This business has moved since the last review I read on here and has upgraded and improved in virtually every way possible.

This is by far the best craft beer scene in the region. With 95 beers on tap (according to the Tap Hunter app which they update regularly), a newly added tasting bar, and a massive selection of craft and international beers for sale you should be able to find virtually anything you are looking for. The staff is extremely knowledgeable(if occasionally somewhat aloof) and the recommendations I have received from them have been excellent. A great place to go and connect with other beer aficionados. Very clean, well laid out and an enjoyable place to spend some time and money.

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