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Elysian Tangletown

in Seattle, Washington

3.85/5  rDev -2.3% | rAvg: 3.94
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Good selection of beer and food is solid. Casual atmosphere, good food. If you are in the area and looking for a brew and some food, this is a great spot to seek out and chill. (176 characters)

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Jackalope Brewing Company

in Nashville, Tennessee

3.87/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.81
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Small narrow tap room with counter service. Kinda brightly lit with a lot of natural light. A bluegrass band was playing in the front corner, which was nice. Servers were cool and talkative, knew the beers. Beers were solid. Six taps available, mostly stuff I'd seen in cans or at other bars around town, but nice to be able to try them on tap at the tap room. Easy to find, walkable from The Gulch. (405 characters)

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Russian River Brewing Company

in Santa Rosa, California

4.25/5  rDev -4.5% | rAvg: 4.45
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

You all know the beer, so no point mentioning the obvious. Yes, they have beer, yes its really good. But the food is pretty fantastic too. For a brew-pub I was very impressed with the quality of their house pizza. Selection of beers is unsurpassed. Get the sampler and you'll be well on your way. You can even get 6packs to take home. WOOHOO! (342 characters)

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Coal Creek TAP

in Laramie, Wyoming

3.92/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.79
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

The Coal Creek Tap brewery is adjoining the Coal Creek Coffee company. The southern Wyoming beer scene is definitely behind Northern Colorado despite the close proximity, but Coal Creek was pretty decent. Laramie is an interesting mix of cowboys and college students and the cliental of Coal Creek represented both groups. Nice modern decor at the railroad track edge of downtown (perfect - I love trains). Good friendly service, fair to good beer quality, and a nice diverse selection of everything from a Belgian Coffee Stout to hoppy IPAs to a smoked porter. If you're in the Ft Collins area I wouldn't say it's worth the drive (although the drive is beautiful) but if you're zipping through Wyoming on I-80 you'll be glad you stopped here rather than Little America... (777 characters)

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The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

in Strongsville, Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -10.5% | rAvg: 4.28
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The ultimate mess salad (topped with pulled pork and cole slaw was excellent (according to my wife) and the smoked wings were also very tasty (according to my taste buds). I sampled four of their beers with the Big Woody Lager coming out on top. They have a good selection of other beers that you can sample. All in all a good place to stop if you are driving along I-80. (373 characters)

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Burwood Brewing Company

in Walla Walla, Washington

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

Micro brewery in the truest sense. These guys are helping to bring craft brew back to eastern Washington and doing it with style. While they are starting out in an "incubator" space at the local airport, they have some cool tables, card games and really good beer to keep you happy. Add to that the Pizza Truck usually parked out back and you have the makings of a great evening with your friends or even you kids, yes, kids are welcomed and they have house made root beer too. (478 characters)

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Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

in Portland, Maine

3.53/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.02
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

I really like the story and the people involved in Bissell Bros. they have a huge following and I see why. But this review is not about the individual beers. It is about the brewery. I think it is really great to be able to visit 5 breweries within walking distance of each other. I even love the great merchandise. But the line is longer than at Tree House Brewing in wait time and it's not because people are dying for the beer it's because the system is incredibly slow. Please separate getting pints of beer and merch from the can line. It will move things along much faster and I would drink more beer here. Maybe even add another Square register they are only $99. All in all great place but could use some mods for the fan base. (736 characters)

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Lord Hobo Brewing Company

in Woburn, Massachusetts

4.66/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.66
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

The brewery is in this awesome marble bricked building with a huge marble block and a big black fence. This place exudes royalty hence the Lord title. Went in on a Sunday. Was pleasantly surprised when they had four different kinds of cans for me to purchase. They offered both me and my wife free 4 oz pours of all the beers but this is their common practice. Loved them all so I picked up a variety case. Free stickers. Loved everything about my experience here. Go meet the Lord! (482 characters)

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Brewer's Haven

in Nampa, Idaho

4.79/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.79
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I can't believe this store has been here for two years and i'm just now visiting. They have an amazing selection of craft, local, and import bottles and cans. Plus all the homebrew equipment you will need to start you own batch. Customer service was great. Friendly and helpful. I will be frequenting this establishment for as long as they keep the doors open. The best selection in Canyon County, by far. (405 characters)

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Bistro Nieuwege

in Jabbeke, Belgium

4.63/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.63
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

This place is a 10 minute drive from Bruges centre. It's situated next to a beautiful canal, completely off the beaten track. It has very decent food and an amazing beerlist at reasonable prices. (196 characters)

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The Charleston Beer Exchange

in Charleston, South Carolina

4.82/5  rDev -0.6% | rAvg: 4.85
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Gem of a place in the heart of historic Charleston. Went there twice in a weekend to get growler fills and some rare/hard to find stuff to bring home to Maryland. Mark was very knowledgeable in both his inventory and the "story behind the beer". We talked at length about several beers they carried. Nice selection of local offerings and several world class beers too. This will be my first stop whenever I visit Charleston. (425 characters)

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Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant

in Newport, Rhode Island

3.94/5  rDev +4% | rAvg: 3.79
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Brick Alley is the place I go to when I am in Newport. I usually go there for the food--which is excellent and affordable--at least by downtown Newport standards. The bar itself has about 15 drafts and 30 bottles. They have multiple selections from DogFishHead, Grey Sail, Sam Adams, and more. Several macro offerings are there too. Not a place I would rush out to if I was exclusively looking for beer. However, if you want a good beer to complement a great meal, this is the stop. (488 characters)

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Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -7.1% | rAvg: 4.23
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Went here for the BA Sexual Chocolate release. The release event was awesome, one of the best I've been to and well organized. Plenty of space inside the brewery/restaurant, friendly staff and good beer, no complaints here! (224 characters)

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Total Wine & More

in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -1.3% | rAvg: 3.78
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Your typical Total Wine, it's like a retail store so don't expect much for customer service. But I did find some local gems while visiting one evening. Also cheaper than most locally owned stores. (198 characters)

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Founders Brewing Company

in Grand Rapids, Michigan

4.31/5  rDev -1.6% | rAvg: 4.38
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Been here pre-renovation and post-renovation. It was great before, now it’s simply incredible. This should be a highlight of any brewery tour in Brew City Michigan. Food is great, usually order yourselves at the counter and pick it up when ready. Bar staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Will be back any time I’m in the area. (330 characters)

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.

in Munster, Indiana

2.49/5  rDev -42.6% | rAvg: 4.34
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2

Of all the breweries I have been to this is my least likely to recommend to anyone. All hype in my opinion. Had to wait an hour outside before getting a table. The food menu lacked anything I wanted to spend money on (the fries were the cheapest thing at $8). The only flight you could get was of the four main beers you can actually buy in a 6 pack. There was loud metal music and a subtitled kung fu movie on all the TVs. I had one (very disappointing) beer and left. (469 characters)

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Founders Brewing Company

in Grand Rapids, Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.7% | rAvg: 4.38
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Easily one of my favorite breweries I've ever been to. Amazing food selection. Amazing beer selection with a lot of beers unique to the brewpub like Gold Dust Woman and a Nitro Pale Ale. Great, quick, friendly service. Definitely a must on any craft beer lovers bucket list! (274 characters)

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Sarasota Brewing Company

in Sarasota, Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3% | rAvg: 3.76
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Sarasota Brewing Company is an interesting little place situated in a strip mall off of 41 below 72.

It's got a fairly strong "local" vibe to it with a seemingly solid line-up of regular patrons; and it's fairly interesting to look at although it's also kind of weird in a way.

The small 12 seat bar is the main focus as you enter, with some dining and a second bar around to the right. The main bar is wood with green padded-pleather along the edge to rest your arms on; and it's got a wood ceiling and back-bar, but there are ceiling tiles and ceiling fans surrounding that. Mugs hand above the bar, and along with the stone sections of the walls, it has an almost "lodge-like" feel. Perhaps it's had a past life as a Bavarian "beer hall" or restaurant? It's comfortable with an "old" feel, but the mish-mash of newer touches added in don't quite mesh and it's a little quirky. The only part of the atmosphere that's an actual drawback, however, is the odd smell that's part dirt and part cleaning chemical.

Neither the beer nor the food are outstanding, but both offer some interest and reward. Starting with the food, it's basic bar/pub food with a very slight edge at reasonable prices for the area, and there are some highlights: Mako Shark Bites, Seared Ahi Tuna, and Spinach Stuffed Oysters make good starters (let's not forget the wings, they're not the best but they're OK); and I'm not sure what the Chicago connection is, but the Chicago Italian Beef or Combo Sandwich are both nice, as is the Chicago Seven Pizza (and their other pies as well). On the beer side there seems to be a lot going on, and although not every beer hits the mark, the fact that there's such a rotation is nice. Would I like to see a better overall quality? Yes, but given the size of the brewery and the probable demand for the beer I don't foresee any 3-month-aged lagers in the future. And if you stop in during happy hour you can hardly complain about the prices!

In conclusion, it's not the best strip mall brewpub I've been to but it is one of the more memorable ones given it's local flavor and nitty-gritty charm. There's no flash, pomp & circumstance, or dreams of a Michelin star here - it's all real, and sometimes (usually for me) all you need is a basic meal with a not-so-basic beer. (2,289 characters)

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4 Hands Brewing Co.

in Saint Louis, Missouri

3.86/5  rDev -10.6% | rAvg: 4.32
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Honestly my go-to brewery in St. Louis. I love that you can see right in to the brewery behind the bar and that there are always brewers working on something. The food is provided by a third party and there never really seems to be something I want to get from them so I've never eaten there. The service is hit or miss. There are two bartenders that are pretty cool but there are a lot of employees that have a little arrogance and a chip on their shoulder. AMAZING beer though. They make a wide range of imperial stouts and they made a few different saisons this summer that were killer. (589 characters)

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The Craft Bar

in Panama City Beach, Florida

4.33/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.43
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Decent selection of craft beer. 30 on draft. No domestics served. Full liquor bar. Beer/Liquor store next door has excellent selection and you can walk through from the bar. Had a Thirsty Dog Leghumper Porter and a Fairhope Causeway Ipa. Took home a Sierra Nevada Bigfoot in a 32oz crowler. Thumbs up!! (302 characters)

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Dirt Farm Brewing

in Bluemont, Virginia

4.88/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.88
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Dirt Farm Brewing is a throw back experience that is totally unimaginable so near the urban sprawl of the Wash., D.C. Met. You are "Transported", a la Time Machine, to another Era of long ago. It's as if you are visiting your neighbors down the road, and they have "Broken Out" the "Good Stuff" for your enjoyment. A convivial setting, with a panoramic view, that takes you back to a simpler, and more easy going, time ... Being "Child & Pet Friendly" is also a great plus. The proprietors are true "Stewards of the Land" and walk the walk regarding "Going & STAYING, Green." Very impressive from the first sudsy sip to the last lingering after taste. (657 characters)

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Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats

in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

4.09/5  rDev -1.9% | rAvg: 4.17
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

I went here after going on a tour at their Milton facility, so it was a bit of a Dogfish head day. Knowing already how much I love their beer, I figured it would be enjoyable to have a good meal from their brewpub. Honestly, I could just go on and on about how fantastic the food alone was. My girlfriend ordered something particularly amazing, which was their meatloaf sandwich that utilized their chicory stout for the gravy. It just so happened I ordered the same beer to go with my burger, and the combination with both meals was outstanding. I can say though, despite how much I love that brew, there wasn't much going on with beer menu. Some rarities, but nothing particularly chase that you would feel the NEED to come here. Still fantastic food, solid selection of year round favorites and minor rarities, and friendly unintrusive service. I honestly know I will go back for the food alone. (898 characters)

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Tired Hands Brewing Company

in Ardmore, Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -3.4% | rAvg: 4.44
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

This brewery is the real deal. A friend of mine turned me onto these guys when he was wowed by their top tier Saisons. I was a little skeptical because I am not huge on belgian ales, but after perusing their website I decided it was worth the trip. I first went to their brewcafe, and it is a wonderful hole in the wall filled with character. I had a cask pumped stout conditioned on citra hops (Nope) and a grilled cheese pannini. The food and beer were both delicious and affordable. They seem to carry a greater variety of styles and experimentation here (I had Pineapple Milkshake IPA here). However the real treat has been my repeated trips to the Fermentaria. The first day I went I stumbled upon a bottle release (Astral Plane) and got to pick that up. Then my girlfriend and I went into spilt dessert and try some brews. The menu is definitely a little more pricey here but the selection is a lot bigger. Same with the beer menu. I have been able to enjoy some truly remarkable beers from there since I have gone. Hophands, Shambolic, Only Void aged on coffee and cherries, Freedom from the Known, and my favorite which was Such Passion. The service also has always been pretty great. The first two times I went we had the same woman, she remembered us, was very friendly, and also very helpful. She was quick, and knowledgeable of the many brews on tap. The third time I went I had someone else, and she was kind and apologetic due to how busy it was, but she was a little forgetful. It didn't ditract from the overall experience too much. The growler fills a bit expensive, but since I am not a local I never mind filling up to enjoy from home. If it was habitual I might not be so consistent with that. Overall the beer is definitely worth the visit alone, but at both locations you will stay for the great cuisine, location, and service. You will find that not every beer knocks it way out of the park, but you will not have anything less than really good beer. The merchandise is also great, with shirts of a great variety of colors, and three types of glassware, which I happily added to my collection. I will definitely continue to support these awesome locations! (2,182 characters)

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Glasstown Brewing Co.

in Millville, New Jersey

2.88/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.15
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

I have been hear twice in the past year. Honestly, other than being better than your run of the mill macro breweries, Glasstown is nothing special. If you are on the hunt to try local brews, that would pretty much be the only reason you would feel the need to check it out. It is an extremely small warehouse in the middle of the Millville airport. You can bring your own food, and the second time I went it looked like they had some sort of grill set up with a limited menu, but it was clear that you weren't going there with dining as your intention. Anyway, onto the beer.
I have had the following at their establishment: 609 IPA, Fortescue Fishermans Ale, Smith and Wood Foundry Porter, A Stout with No Name, and Nightcap Belgian ale. The beer is all similar in this; these brews have no head retention at all. If there is a head on the beer when they get it to you (and a small head at that) it will be gone within the minute, and will be near impossible to revive. Even the Nightcap belgian tripel was served in a tulip and retained no head. The beers are all lacking any delectable aroma, and really just feel like baseline standards of the styles. Nothing to be impressed by here, obviously just a local favorite to the uninitiated craft beer fan. (1,256 characters)

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Four Bullets Brewery

in Richardson, Texas

2.98/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 2.98
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 2

Nice atmosphere. It's in a non-description business park behind a car dealership. No AC. Only three bets available on tap. $10 gets you a pint of each beer and a logo point glass to take home. Overall a good deal and a nice something for some local north Texas beer. (266 characters)