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Trio Wine Beer Cheese

in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

4.39/5  rDev +2.8% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

My daughter talked me into going here. I reluctantly went. Glad I did! They have a great selection of beer categorized by country for the imports and by region for U.S. crafts. I was impressed with the build your own six packs. I was looking for NC crafted brews and found a variety of selections. And to my amazement, the beer was not of date.

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Magnify Brewing

in Fairfield, New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +3.4% | Avg: 4.43
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Comfortable taproom, cool vibe, nice people and most importantly delicious solidly crafted beer. Family operation, within an industrial park, but a far nicer taproom than other NJ breweries I've visited in industrial areas. If this place was around when I lived in the area a few years back, I would totally be a regular.

6-7 taps, with 4 really good flagships and 2-3 rotating taps. No food served, just pretzel rings, but that's fine. Beers served in 8 & 16 oz mason jars. Fair prices, very reasonable growler fills. And nothing like a brewery fresh IPA. Their saison & black wheat are both particularly excellent. Well worth seeking out.

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in Fort Collins, Colorado

3.96/5  rDev -5% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Located in an industrial area just off a main arterial two lane road, it's pretty easy to find. We had a rental and found a parking spot on premise.
It's cute inside, bright green and other pastel paint on the walls. There is a small area with swag for purchase and a good assortment of items. The main entry bar/ gift area is tiny but there is a large outdoor patio for warmer days. Staff was on point with descriptions and gave us space to stare off and enjoy the place with a flight. I'm not down with the sour town but there was still an option for me and I appreciated that.
If you or someone you are with enjoys sour's, you need to sop here.

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Oskar Blues Brewery & Tasty Weasel Tap Room

in Longmont, Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -2.3% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

It was a rainy cool day mid October around noon and the patio was closed. There were a couple regulars inside and another group of tourists, not a peak visit time. This is good and bad, good because there is no lines and you have the place to yourself. Bad, because the brewery is in full swing and the canning line is very noisy. I could not yell loud enough for the person sitting next to me to carry on a conversation outside of, "it's too loud I cant hear you".
If you have some earplugs and are going solo, go during the day.
Staff were attentive and quick, they knew their stuff. I really like how you don't even have to order a water in CO, its so dry they just give it to you without asking, so no stink eye for ordering a water.
The place was clean and reeked of delicious beer. Many limited beer items in the cooler that were not in stores at the time (BA TenFidy, death by coconut).

All in all it was good to finally get there, definitely stop here if you are passing through the area.

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The Farmhouse Tap & Grill

in Burlington, Vermont

4.73/5  rDev +6.8% | Avg: 4.43
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

This place is legit. Great food and quality tap list. Not cheap but not outrageous either. Check it out when in town.

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Stout's Pub

in Falcon Heights, Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev +11.3% | Avg: 3.72
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Pretty good food, nice tap selection(always something byCastle Danger), and buxom waitresses.Bartenders are generally knowledgable and congenial. I like making this place my last stop after imbibing at Urban Growler or Insight.

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Bellport Cold Beer & Soda

in Bellport, New York

4.11/5  rDev -5.5% | Avg: 4.35
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Went here on a whim with my girlfriend's dad. Tons of selection from local, regional, and national craft brewers. Some shelf turds, but nothing extreme like I've seen other places. The staff is really friendly and knowledgeable, and offered suggestions and advice when I couldn't find what I was looking for.

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Wicked Weed Funkatorium

in Asheville, North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.6
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Very helpful and attentive staff. Great selection if you like sour beers, which if you go to a place named the funkatorium you should expect. Very glad I visited.

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Burial Beer Co.

in Asheville, North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +3.5% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Great establishment. They had a good selection of beers on tap with a solid representation of most styles. I am so glad I decided to go to this brewery.

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Green Man Brewery

in Asheville, North Carolina

2.57/5  rDev -35.1% | Avg: 3.96
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.75

The bartenders were not very helpful, bordering on rude. I along with other patrons felt that we were not wanted there. They were very rude when I was ordering. The staff came up and grabbed the flight trays and glasses without asking if we were done or how the beers were. I visited many of the other breweries in the area and found them to all be much more friendly and inviting. The beer was decent, but no where near good enough to make up for the overall unfriendly experience of visiting this brewery. when I return to Asheville this brewery will be last on my list to visit.

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Geneseo Brewing Company

in Geneseo, Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -0.2% | Avg: 4.1
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 +4.7% | Avg: 3.8
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

4.75/5  rDev +2.8% | Avg: 4.62
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Stopped here for the first time today. I was impressed with the selection (although small it packed quality stuff). The prices were competitive. 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 -46.7% | Avg: 3.75
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 -2.5% | Avg: 4.44
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: 3.75
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 -0.2% | Avg: 4.12
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 +9.6% | Avg: 3.45
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 & 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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