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New Glarus Brewing Company

in New Glarus, Wisconsin

4.42/5  rDev -3.1% | rAvg: 4.56
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I've traveled here twice now and I just love the place. I believe prices are up from last year, but still very good value. Your first pint comes with a glass and from there you can elect to get refills for a couple bucks cheaper or get a new glass if you want to take it home. Thumbprint series and fruit beers are a couple bucks more. They also have tasting glasses which are smaller but come with a wristband with 3 fills. The outdoor area is beautiful with plenty of seating and inside you can do a self-guided tour of the brewery at no charge. (547 characters)

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Pulpit Rock Brewing Company

in Decorah, Iowa

4.35/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.35
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

I was actually very pleasantly surprised how good this place was...from the quality and selection of the brews (approx 8 different offerings across all styles), to the cozy atmosphere, to the friendly staff. And I thought Toppling Goliath was the only game in town...not so! Give these guys time, and I expect they will develop a following all their own. (354 characters)

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Big Moose Inn

in Eagle Bay, New York

4.75/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.75
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

My wife Susan and I own and run the Big Moose Inn and we love doing it. We take pride in our food, drink and staff. Of course my review is most favorable, however please take note that under Selection I rated ourselves a 4, because realistically we will never have the space to accommodate what I would consider a 5 star selection. Come check us out if you're in the area, I promise you won't regret it. (406 characters)

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Anthony's Beer, Wine & Deli

in Ocean City, Maryland

4.33/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.8
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I picked up a bunch of Fire Stone Walker and Great Divide Yeti and Oatmeal Yeti. Then I went into the bar up front and had an Allagash Victoria on draft for $4. Then I was compelled to get a sandwich because of the delicious smells coming from the deli. Reads like a nice afternoon, doesn't it? Friendly, helpful, local staff. The selection may not be the largest, but it is good. And they have all the local Maryland beers there in one spot. Not every place on Coastal Hwy does. (480 characters)

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Cisco Brewers Inc.

in Nantucket, Massachusetts

4.85/5  rDev +19.5% | rAvg: 4.06
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great setup and a selection for whatever your vice is; beer, wine, booze. Wish there was something in the Boston area that was similar. Will go back anytime we visit the island. (177 characters)

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Bell's Brewery, Inc.

in Kalamazoo, Michigan

4.48/5  rDev +8.5% | rAvg: 4.13
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Stopped in here on my way to Grand Rapids. The exterior is unremarkable, which is quite a contrast to the interior. Twenty-foot ceilings, great woodwork and stained glass. Food was a bit pricey but otherwise good as was the service. I was hoping that they'd have a little more selection on tap and I felt that for the most part I could find everything at any respectable bottle store. I held out a snowball's chance in Hell that there would be some Black Note but was willing to settle for some Expedition Stout; unfortunately skunked on both accounts. Settled for a Uranus, which was not a bad consolation prize at all. (626 characters)

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Full Pint Wild Side Pub

in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.34
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Hole in the wall. Awesome decore and natural wood theme. I would guess 25-30 person firecode capacity. 15 was feeling a little crowded. Great punk and metal playing all night. Good beers. Wicked selection; all their own stuff, except a cider or two. Friendly staff. Fills on 32 and 64oz growlers of any origin. Cool spot. (321 characters)

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Founders Brewing Company

in Grand Rapids, Michigan

4.88/5  rDev +11.4% | rAvg: 4.38
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I had high expectations for Founders and it didn't fail me. I was there on a Saturday and the place was packed from about noon until I left around five. Seemed to be a mix of not just out-of-towners (like me) but locals too. Servers and bartenders were attentive and on top of it as soon as your glass was empty. Food was above average for a brewery and the menu was surprisingly large.

I took the brewery tour as well, which I would highly recommend. Tour guides were very knowledgeable with lots of info about Founders history and operations that you probably won't get anywhere else. Moreover, the $30 tour included a five-beer tasting, another pint at the Taproom and a souvenir pint glass; tough to beat all that! (725 characters)

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N St. Drive In

in Lincoln, Nebraska

3.97/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.74
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A large store off O street in Lincoln. They have a large selection, maybe the largest in LNK. Prices were on par with other places in town, but higher than say Beer Corner in Omaha.
It's worth checking out. It's a good place with a good selection. (247 characters)

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Tree House Brewing Company

in Monson, Massachusetts

4.69/5  rDev -1.1% | rAvg: 4.74
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Excellent beer but only 3 to choose from when I was there, hence the lower rating. At least the samples are free - take note Hill Farmstead. I know beer brewing is a business but since when have you had to pay to taste a beer? I digress, the beers were all excellent and the staff knew their beers and were keen to talk to everyone making you feel at home. I'll be back. After all, I have to refill the growlwers I bought. (422 characters)

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Tributary Brewing Co.

in Kittery, Maine

5/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.46
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

From the staple pale ales to the porters, stouts, milds, gose, and especially Mott the Lesser, a top quality brewery from the New England legend -- Tod Mott.

Great local music too. Super spot to hang and chill for a bit. (222 characters)

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Oakshire Brewing Public House

in Eugene, Oregon

4.46/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.37
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

This place is great, and puts an interesting spin on the public house. Big huge roll up garage style doors open up the whole place, leaving it feel very open air, which is really nice on a hot day. It has a nice layout, quality furnishing, and interesting local artwork! Most importantly, the beer selection is varied and high quality throughout (berliner weisse, sour, dipas, espresso stout, amber ipa, some of my favorites. Daily food trucks and carts show up around 5, so there's always some pretty awesome food choices. (527 characters)

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Victory at Magnolia

in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.24
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Went early on a Friday evening with wife, daughter and her boyfriend. Got seated immediately but had to wait 10 minutes for our server. We were not in any rush so it was no big deal. Once she arrived we ordered two flights and a couple of appetizers. We got the flights in a quick time and over the course of the next half hour the appetizers showed up one at a time. We didn't see our server again for 45 minutes. I knew she had 2 tables near us, and some outside. Table next to us were ready to leave and had to wait 15 minutes for the server.
When she did come back we ordered dinner and a round. The beer came quickly, but the food was slow. The young lady apologize for the slowness, which was okay, but I like the server to at least check on us a few times. The food was very good and no complaints about it. I could have had a few more beers while waiting.
I liked the fact we were not rushed, just wanted a little more attention. I know she had quite a few tables, maybe they were short staffed...I don't know. She was very pleasant and i wasn't upset at her at all. Hopefully the next time we go the service will a little quicker. (1,140 characters)

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La Fromagerie Atwater

in Montreal, Quebec

3.61/5  rDev -9.1% | rAvg: 3.97
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

In order to learn more about artisanal beers, I have been reading reviews on this site and then going to local stores searching for Quebec-brewed beers with the best reviews. I have visited all the Montreal beer stores mentioned on Beer Advocate, and in my opinion, this is the best. I went there with specific beers in mind. The clerk (friendly and helpful) asked me which breweries I was looking for, and then immediately recommended the beers I was looking for as their best. That impressed me. In addition, the store is in the Atwater Market, which merits a visit in itself.
By contrast, when I went to Depanneur Peluso, they did not have the beers I was seeking. The clerk there was also friendly and helpful, and recommended other beers which he claimed were equally good. However, they were not. I didn't like them and neither did their reviews.
He also went into a side room, and pulled out a bottle of Dieu du Ciel fruit beer from a shelf behind a curtain. He told me that it was from their special store and I would love it. However, it had nothing to do with the type of beer I had asked him for. Sorry for being cynical, but it struck me as a selling technique. While this store is clean and attractive and has a large stock, it is not in an appealing neighbourhood.
As an interesting aside, artisanal beers are really taking off in Quebec. The "Metro" supermarket chain now stocks them, and their stock is expanding.
Hope this helps. (1,461 characters)

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4% | rAvg: 4.15
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Beer selection is limited to those beers brewed in-house. However, they are very good with a wide range of styles. Food is high quality, nice selection, but a bit pricey. Excellent service. (192 characters)

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Peekskill Brewery

in Peekskill, New York

4.56/5  rDev +11.5% | rAvg: 4.09
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Tap room felt really welcoming and the bartenders were great. They could tell I was a beer geek and didn't hesitate sharing some cool beers with me. Awesome selection of stuff I don't come across in NYC. Food was all reaaly good as well. Definetely worth an hour and a half train ride on the metro north! (304 characters)

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Ram Restaurant & Brewery

in Seattle, Washington

3.84/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.5
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

In my opinion this is a typical large chain American restaurant. The beers, at least in my opinion, at meh and the food is ok. About what you would expect from a large chain. Great place to watch a game though (209 characters)

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Pike Pub & Brewery

in Seattle, Washington

4.75/5  rDev +23.4% | rAvg: 3.85
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great place to visit whether you live or are visiting Seattle. Located in historic Pike Place Market, this brewery has a huge selection of beers and good food as well. There is also a small, but very cool beer museum. This is a must visit for fans of craft beer (261 characters)

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Legend Beer Coffee Restaurant

in Hanoi, Viet Nam

2.78/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 2.78
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2

This feels more like a restaurant. Visited near tourist y area near lake. Prices expensive for Hanoi. 2 beers on offer a pils and a dunkle both pretty average. There is able service and a nice rooftop terrace outside. Nice enough and close to the water puppet theatre if your there. (282 characters)

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La Birreria

in New York, New York

3.56/5  rDev -6.1% | rAvg: 3.79
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

This place is pretty cool being on the roof. The food was fair, nothing amazing. All dfh on draft and while I like dfh, I like to switch it up. The bartenders were not very friendly. (185 characters)

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One Mile House

in New York, New York

4.4/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.36
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

This place is great. Located in the Bowery, had 30ish drafts on, great selection to choose from. Had hill farmstead IPAs, a bunch of sours, stouts, porters... Pretty much something for everyone. Megan was behind the bar and she was the nicest gal ever! (256 characters)

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Two Brothers Taphouse and Brewery

in Scottsdale, Arizona

4.61/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.26
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This place is right next to the Scottsdale mall. Seemed to have just opened when we went in June. Really modern layout and design in a gastropub style. Food was fantastic, incredibly good. Beer was about 10-12 of Two Brothers beers and samplers were available. Cool place. (272 characters)

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in Wilmington, North Carolina

4.87/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.72
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I stopped in here on my most recent visit to Wilmington. I had been to Lighthouse before but figured I'd check this one out. The selection is amazing and the prices are fair. Large enough selection in the fridge, but also beer out of coolers. It's a small shop but still enough space where you don't feel cramped. The owner showed me around, explained mix sixers + discounts, etc. He was very friendly and welcoming. Also had some beers on tap available to take home in growlers. The next time I'm in Wilmington, I'm certainly going to stop by! (544 characters)

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Three Weavers Brewing Company

in Inglewood, California

3.78/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.78
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

The brewery is in the same space as the tasting room. They have about 12 beers on tap at any given time. I got a flight and the beers seemed a bit warm all around. Service was good, especially when fixing a mistake I had in my flight. I would definitely recommend a stop in here, especially if it's before a show at The Forum. (326 characters)

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Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co

in Gilbert, Arizona

4.87/5  rDev +10.7% | rAvg: 4.4
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Visited 8-28-15. The place seemed very crowded mid-day. (although it was Friday ) Took about 5 minutes for a spot to open up at the bar. Staff was very tentative and friendly. Had 12 or so beers on tap. Had a Refuge IPA first and then the guy behind the bar suggested their Tropical Storm, which was incredible. If memory serves me right, it was single hopped ( Galaxy I believe ). My girlfriend (who isn't a fan of beer in general) ordered the Hummingbird Saison/Sour which was very refreshing and she quickly gulped down a couple of these guys.( Ended up taking a meowler back to Iowa) We ordered the breadsticks and they were excellent. Would have liked to try one of there many burgers. ( Perhaps next time ) Stumbled into the taproom upon opening and discovered the same taps as the brewpub plus some additional handles. Noticed in the back of the taproom they had a "Sour Room" but surprisingly dindt see a lot of sours on the menu.

Overall this was an excellent brewery and from the sounds of things, is still fairly new. Will defiantly stop in again if Im ever in the Phoenix area. (1,091 characters)