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in Amsterdam, Netherlands
3.64/5 rDev -2.9% | Avg: 3.75
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
Simple little place at the end of an ally in an industrial block in Amsterdam.
Could seat 25 inside on picnic tables - a few tables and plastic chairs outside hold 18-20 more.
6 beers on tap - 12 more in bottles. OK mix from IPA to sour porter. Stout was a little bitter but worth trying.
Service good - guy makes you sample them - makes sure you like it before pouring healthy amounts in large tulip glasses.
Cool music on vinyl, too.
Give it a visit if weather is good - probably crowded inside if rainy.
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in Norwalk, Connecticut
3.96/5 rDev n/a | Avg: 3.96
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
Went here today for lunch, sat at the bar. Place was fairy quiet, maybe about 10 people there at the most, large space for eating at tables and a bar for about 15 people. Service was friendly and asked for drink orders right away, never left glasses empty for too long.
Selection was kind of meh. When this place first opened they had a lot of good stuff on tap but when we went today the best beers on tap were 60 Minute and Lagunitas IPA. Some OK selections in bottles down below. Food was solid, though. Everyone seemed pleased with their meal. Overall a nice lunch spot in East Norwalk and good for a bite to eat, just don't come expecting awesomeness for a tap list.
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in Waxhaw, North Carolina
3.19/5 rDev n/a | Avg: 3.19
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5
New brewery in Waxhaw. Took over the old firestation. Fixed up with a great open air feel. Really nice. Service was great. Big, long bar, with lots of tables/seating. Garage doors that open up. Really nice looking. Went on opening day. Lots of people there. Bar was full, but also had two stations set up on the street during an arts festival. Could get pours from some coolers. Great service. Four beers...an irish stout, an IPA, an APA and a honey wheat beer. Of the four beers, really only the IPA were decent. The APA was average, the honey wheat was so so and the Irish Stout was horrible (watery and 3.4%).
I know this was opening day. They got the digs right and the service right. Now they need to REALLY work on the beer part.
I'm sure I will be giving it another try in the future, but there is a lot of work to be done.
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in Charlotte, North Carolina
3.58/5 rDev +3.5% | Avg: 3.46
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
This place worked for me...had an hour or so layover...connecting flight's gate was in the same terminal...tap options seemed pretty tame, the best selection was at the kiosk where there were about a dozen quality mostly local options in cans...expensive...I wish every airport was as nice as this one and finding a place to buy a can of local DIPA before a flight is always a plus...not worth travelling across the airport for, but if things work out...give it a try
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in Amsterdam, Netherlands
3.93/5 rDev n/a | Avg: 3.84
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75
Happening place. Large after work crowd. Young and hip.
Staff works hard to find you a seat and get you served.
10 beers available, decent selection varying from a lager to a barleywine. Smoked porter and IPA were both enjoyable but not wowing.
Food arrived quickly and was good. Although burger was a bit rare. But maybe that was why it arrived quickly or is how it is typically cooked in Amsterdam.
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in Virginia Beach, Virginia
4.28/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
A restored fire house with a lot of cool wooden tables/chairs, this is a very inviting place to have a beer or two . They have a good amount of beers on tap divided between Belgian style and traditional American. Commonwealth has a strong focus on IPAs as they had 4 on draft when we visited. Beers were solid across the board at a minimum, with the traditional saison and a tropical New England style IPA being favorites for me. Service was very friendly. Overall, a very nice addition to the VA beach craft beer scene.
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in Houston, Texas
4.07/5 rDev -7.7% | Avg: 4.41
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
Out of the way place. Selection in terms of more likely to find something on the harder to get side, is superior to the big box. Selection in general is pretty great. Friendly on my experiences.
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in Somerville, Massachusetts
5/5 rDev +25.3% | Avg: 3.99
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
This is hands down my favorite brewery! The staff is really knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the beers, and they always have a great selection to appeal to any craft beer enthusiast! The food is surprisingly good as well so I've definitely popped in to watch a Patriots game on one of their many TVs or just after a road race for the fun music and great vibe.
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in Nashville, Tennessee
4.46/5 rDev +18.3% | Avg: 3.77
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5
I visited this brewery while in Nashville on a brewery tour with my bachelorette. We had a fantastic time and loved all of the outdoor space! The decor in the brewery is fun and upbeat and the bar snacks were a perfect addition to our flights!
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in Novato, California
4/5 rDev +0.8% | Avg: 3.97
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
i always imagined this place would be bigger, its quite humble in its size, a freestanding location that looks like it could have doubled as an old red lobster or applebees or something. has that sort of exterior and layout inside, but the place has been around a long time, and they have had quite the distribution footprint for their size too, impressive when you see how small it is. sort of irish sports bar vibe inside, a little more authentic, but similar feel. lots of old beer memorabilia on the walls, and something like 12 beers on tap, maybe more. they had a good mix of their classics that i knew and some new more experimental stuff. i liked the flaneur belgian pale a whole lot, and enjoyed the tealight as well. these guys have been one of those sort of staple california breweries for me over the years, so it was cool to finally check out their spot. i wish we had time for more beers, but the ones we had were all very solid. service was fine, a bit distracted but friendly and liberal with the sampling, just perhaps a little disinterested. they have a good thing going here, a very loyal following, and i think a healthy mix of well known stand by beers and experimental new stuff to keep it interested. great stop when cruising north from san francisco!
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in Portland, Maine
4.58/5 rDev +3.6% | Avg: 4.42
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Allagash Brewing became a favorite of mine and my wife's while being in Maine. Some of the best domestic interpretations of Belgium styles and experimental styles.
The brewery tour was something we would bring visiting friends and family to see, not just for the tastings, since it seemed to show their passion for great beer and seeing the cask room is different from most breweries. I would say, though, having done one nearer to the simpler times of Allagash was more familial and personal than the latest I attended. But that's with most fast growing business. Inevitable.
Either way, the product is what's important. Barring any internal catastrophe, this brewery ought to be putting out consistent quality runs and provide an enjoyable experience on campus or from the bottle.
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in Charlotte, North Carolina
4.48/5 rDev +6.9% | Avg: 4.19
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25
First off I have to tell you that this was the place that started it all for me. I had my first ever craft brew here and it changed my life. I had a copper amber ale from the olde mecklenburg brewery.
Walking up to it the vibe was very cheerful and homey. A man sat outside with a friendly giant of a dog and the place looked very inviting. Walking in you step onto a hardwood floor and see the wooden bar and tables/chairs. There is more than enough room for a large crowd and plenty of comfy booths. Darts and other games can be played there too. The service is usually pretty quick but when it's at it's peak hours it can be a little before you get your next brew or pick up the check. The selection is phenomenal. Over 200 beers available from around the world to right down the street. I love this place and can't wait to go again!
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in Columbus, Georgia
4.07/5 rDev +6.3% | Avg: 3.83
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Great little bottle shop downtown on the main street. It's got a great look when you walk in and a nice inviting vibe. Normally it will have a good crowd on any given night especially weekends. They offer a variety of growler sizes, shapes, and styles. (crowlers, howlers etc.) They offer a pretty good selection especially the local brews. They have a nice make your own 6 pack section along with a nice selection of beers on tap to taste for a 4 oz glass for a dollar. I go there quite often for a 6 pack and other bottles. I wish they had more selection but then again who doesn't want more selection? Highly recommend it!
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in Grand Junction, Colorado
4.19/5 rDev n/a | Avg: 4.16
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
A couple of friends and I visited this place tonight. A pretty nice place, lots of TVs watching sports. Quite a few people were here tonight. We split a deep dish pizza, very very nice pizza. The beer selection was pretty good for an average joe, but for me it was slim pickens, but found something I have not had before, a brew from Boulder, was very tasty. Our server was pretty friendly. Definitely would eat there again. Recommended!
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in Cary, North Carolina
3.01/5 rDev n/a | Avg: 3.01
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3
decent selection overall. They had a pretty good selection of local NC beers. But I was rather disappointed in their lack of Wicked Weed brews from Asheville, NC. They were the main beer I was looking for there.
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in Cary, North Carolina
4.3/5 rDev n/a | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5
Excellent selection, maybe the best I have seen in a store. Great local brew selection too. Prices were reasonable. I made a large purchase of local NC beers. I am from GA. I always love to purchase NC beers when I go up to visit my wife's family.
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in Columbus, Georgia
4.14/5 rDev -2.8% | Avg: 4.26
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5
When first starting to take an interest in homebrewing the first thing I did was google home brew shops. I finally got around to going to the one homebrew shop in columbus. The place in tucked away in a neighborhood behind a Home Depot. The store front isn't fancy or anything but not uninviting either. I was walking into the store and the owner of the store was on the phone; he quickly ended the call and gave me his 100% attention. We probably talked for a good half hour about the beginning of homebrewing and what he had in store to get me started. There isn't a great selection but all the basics were there along with the grains to go all grain brewing. The store itself is old and some things are a little dusty. Other than the limited selection this was a great place to go for a first timer looking for some advice and reasonably priced equipment.
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in Houston, Texas
4.14/5 rDev +6.7% | Avg: 3.88
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75
Update on 5/25/2016.......
This has been one of my perfect corner bars, almost dive bars over the last few years. There has been a deep cleaning, so not as grungy as years past, though they still have kept their edge. Just recently they have about doubled their tap space. B-52 Berliner Weiss and DIPA, lots of Real Ale that always includes the Mysterium Verum offerings. All the Houston and Texas breweries are well represented, along unusual offerings like Odell's Meddler and you will be surprised at some of the other offerings. Yellow Rose was about as fresh and vibrant as I have had in town. Which says a lot. Many releases of Saint Arnold Bishop's Barrel are still available.
Service is always on top of things...really significantly and consistently better than my first visit years ago (with the same bartender to boot), and the food is consistently good. Shepard Pie is great and the beer dinners are a staple. Not everything on the menu hits with me, but enough is very good to make up for that. This has become one of my favorite spots in Houston for many reasons.
Original review 9/26/2009-------------------------------------------
There is a lot to like about this place, but it is not perfect. A small bar made of tiles to the right. Some old uncomfortable tables to the left, and some seating outside. It looks like there is an upstairs as well, but I did not check it out. Dim and dirty. The service can be hit an miss. Sometimes a guy behind the bar that seems uninterested. Other times, a very enthusiastic and funny bartender. Food is just standard pub grub. A very average and greasy burger, some wings, and sandwiches.
The beer list is pretty good. Three taps each of Real Ale and Saint Arnold. A few other micros, imports, and BMC. There is a cooler of bottles, but I did not really look at it. The quality of the taps seemed fine. It is great that they have some good Texas crafts. You would also be surprised with some of the special beers they get sometimes as well. Avery Rumpkin, Stone 10.10.10, Saint Arnold Bourbon Stout on occasion, and they got a few kegs of Real Ale's new Highlander (they receive these all without fanfare and hype).
Not a bad place at all. I wish the service was more attentive at times, and the food better. Though, all in all a good place to relax and have a few with some friends.
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in Anaheim, California
2.75/5 rDev -22.1% | Avg: 3.53
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3
OK beers. This place has an odd empty feel to it, it could be the bar stools that are not shaped for human anatomy and are horribly uncomfortable. They have short hours, tricky parking and beer prices are high.
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in Remington, Indiana
3.53/5 rDev n/a | Avg: 3.53
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25
Not bad for a small-town liquor store. Small but decent craft selection and as a Marylander I was happy to score two Gumballhead 6-packs at 10 days old.
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in Atlanta, Georgia
3.74/5 rDev -2.6% | Avg: 3.84
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25
Beer plays a less prominent role than either wine or liquor at this large store but the selection is nonetheless excellent. Particularly strong in regional craft beers. Most of the left side wall is beer in coolers; mainly 4- and 6-packs. There's more beer, however, at room temperature in the front left of the store. Narrow aisles lend a nearly claustrophobic atmosphere.
Low prices for the most part, and most things clearly priced. The one bomber bottle I took to the register rang up at a price about 30% higher than indicated but I think this was a fluke.
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in Boynton Beach, Florida
4.13/5 rDev -4% | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
Very nice tap room with plenty of seating, choices of high tops and booths or sit at the bar. This place has more of a bar feel with low lighting and not a busy taproom like some breweries. It seems that they usually have a decent amount of their beers on tap and growlers/crowlers to go. Urinals made out of old kegs and tap handles for the sinks in the bathroom are cool touches. There is also and upstairs, not sure if its always open, but there are some arcade games and a ping pong table up there. Parking can be a bit of an issue, other than that its a great addition to the Boynton beer scene.
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in Montréal, Quebec
3.84/5 rDev -7.2% | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75
Bright, open, multi-leveled hipster version of an old-style supper club, with levels that make it kind of weird feeling/looking, but it feels bigger, I guess.
Lots of their beers, lots of invited beers and a few private import bottles. Their beers are ok from what I had, but I would pass them up (from the ones I have tried) compared to other places with a better vibe and nicer prices. The prices! They're super high, I feel. I am willing to pay, but 6$ for half a wine glass of okay beer and lunches starting at 15$ is beyond what I want in a place.
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in New Orleans, Louisiana
4.41/5 rDev -5.4% | Avg: 4.66
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
Looks a little smaller from the outside. Vibrant on the inside. Food trucks outside. Live music. I CA. Dig it. They have a good mix of their own stuff on tap plus guests. Knowledgeable pouring staff.
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in Everett, Massachusetts
4.59/5 rDev +3.6% | Avg: 4.43
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Night shift has a reputation for making a million different beers at their tap house. There are usually 12-16 beers on tap. This is their best and worst feature. There are so many time's i've visited where I've had standout beers side by side with an experiment that missed the mark. I love visiting Night Shift during their off hours. Over the weekend the space is crowded and there's a long line to get in.
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