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Bluegrass Brewing Co.

in Louisville, Kentucky

3.46/5  rDev -13.9% | Avg: 4.02
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Visited at 8 on a Sunday. Rather busy but got a spot at the bar. 12 of their own on tap. Didn't get any food but it seemed like typical pub far. I had 2 of the flattest pints I've ever had at a brewery. And the beer was very mediocre. I'm not a fan

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Geneseo Brewing Company

in Geneseo, Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +0.7% | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Can't get better than a brewery in your hometown. The bartender is an alumni of local hs as well. Knowledgeable beer guy. Beer keeps getting better and make great variety. Great atmosphere with awesome seating of couches and chairs. Their Pilsner they are serving now is one of the best I have ever had. Starting to serve food as well. Lionstone gets all the hype, but this place makes better beer. 1/2 pice growler refills on Tuesday!!!!

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Rudder's Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub

in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

3.73/5  rDev -7% | Avg: 4.01
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

A large waterfront facility with lots of seating, including a fairly large, waterfront deck. Only 5 beers on tap during my visit but these were all good to excellent in quality. By reputation, an excellent place to get lobster, and my hot lobster roll lends support to that view. Seafood chowder was also very good.
Highly recommended if in Yarmouth, and worth a drive to come here.

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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

in Louisville, Kentucky

4.34/5  rDev +5.3% | Avg: 4.12
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Stopped by at 6 on a Sunday. Quite busy at first, but it thinned out a bit soon after. 9 of their beers on tap and another 10 in cans for purchase. Vibe was eclectic, but energetic. Didn't have any food but it looked solid going by. Being attached to the stadium, I wonder if it gets crazy on game days. I'd be happy to stop by when I'm in town

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Tavern in the Square

in Allston, Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev +4% | Avg: 3.47
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

This is a sports bar first and foremost. I estimate 30 televisions in here showing at least four different sporting events. There are over 30 beers on tap. Most are conventional or from the more popular craft selections (I.e. One won't find anything funky or hard to find here.). Still, one week likely find something that will satisfy.

It's a Memorial Day Sunday, after most schools have had their graduations. So the place is understandably slow. I ordered a burger which was done well. I didn't see too many others eating.

The service was nicely attentive but not very knowledgeable. "What are your seasonal offerings?"

"They are all the summer ones."

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Hand of Fate Brewing Company

in Petersburg, Illinois

4.4/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Best new brewery in the greater Springfield area.
I tried some of their beers last summer at the Springfield Oyster Fest, and they made a big impression.
Located right on the town square in Petersburg, a quaint destination near New Salem State Park.
Makes a nice weekend getaway from Chicago, Peoria, Bloomington, St. Louis, etc.

Inside it's airy and spacious, smooth concrete floors, high ceilings with hanging strings of lights. The bar had lots of cool details, reclaimed wood and rusted corrugated metal, antique barrels and metal work above the "roof" of the bar. Brewery visible in the back hallway, various old breweriana pieces on the walls. Folksy, friendly, and welcoming crowd of locals and people travelling in for the holiday weekend.

Beer selection was fairly eclectic, 6 taps running, 12 total once they maximize production.
New England style IPA, Scottish Ale, French Saison, Vanilla Cream Ale, Milk Stout, and imperial Wee Heavy. The brewer was on hand, chatting with the crowd, and mentioned an imperial porter was on deck.

Service was quick and friendly, stopped in twice over the weekend and service was great both times. I'm used to ordering at the bar, but they offered table service as well. Growler requests were handled quickly too.

No food, but bar snacks are available, as well as local food menus. I'd reccomend the italian sausage pizza from Ray's Escape. Overall it was a great experience, and i'll be back whenever i'm around Springfield.

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Harpoon Brewery

in Windsor, Vermont

4.11/5  rDev -2.8% | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Nice and spacious with outdoor seating with its own beer "kiosk" to use. Gets busy quick but has a retail side for bottles and cases as well as brewery gear. Store looks into the brewery itself which is fun to see. Kind of in the middle of nowhere but a welcome stop for me on my travels.

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Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

in Middlebury, Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1.9% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

In a small town off the beaten path of Burlington. Has a modest taproom/pub that is fun and simple looking into the brewery through windows. Food is snack to light lunch or dinner and very tasty. Staff are attentive and very helpful. Glad I stopped in on my way through.

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Downtown Drafts

in Gainesville, Georgia

4/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

This is a funky, downtown establishment on the central square in Gainesville. It features numerous beers on draught, many of which are Georgia-brewed. They also have excellent craft beers from other parts of the country. The staff is friendly and they enjoy talking beer with you. If you're a craft beer fan in Gainesville, you'll spend a lot of time here.

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Choice City Butcher & Deli

in Fort Collins, Colorado

4.88/5  rDev +15.4% | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Amazon beer selection with awesome food as well. Are here twice while in Fort Collins. The bison ribeye was the best steak I have ever had. I also had the butchers salad for lunch and that was great as well. The beer selection had something for everyone and was great.

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Ace Beer Growlers

in Newnan, Georgia

3.99/5  rDev -18.9% | Avg: 4.92
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

A good beer spot in Newnan for getting craft beer. They have both a great beer selection and draft selection for growling. Their guys know beer and are happy to talk with you about it. For the out-of-towner, it's a great spot to get regional beers. Where I'm from, that's hard to do.

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Chan's Wine World

in Destin, Florida

4.6/5  rDev +6.2% | Avg: 4.33
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

The Florida panhandle is a neglected island of beer distribution but Chan's is a place that makes due in a spectacular fashion. You can find some great beers here and the staff really know their stuff. This is my go-to spot for beer; it's always the first place and the last place I go.

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de Garde Brewing

in Tillamook, Oregon

4.36/5  rDev -0.7% | Avg: 4.39
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Nice long scenic drive to get there no matter where you're coming from. Friendly staff, nice outdoor spot to drink in the sun. Its a small brewery so I thought the setup was was great for the size. Plenty of parking being in a smaller industrial area.

That photo might be there old spot on main street. Ive only been once and its now in an industrial area by the Air Museum.

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The Other End

in Destin, Florida

4.2/5  rDev -4.8% | Avg: 4.41
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

A small, well-hidden spot on the Destin Harbor. Food is prepared from an airstream trailer and it's solid, Americanized beer garden fare. All seating is outdoors, which is fantastic when the weather's nice, but when it's typically hot or randomly cold, you have to toughen up!

Their beer selection is 16 taps and about 60 bottles, ranging from domestics to impressive imports, as well as whatever's hot on the craft beer market at the time. It's also a good place to get Destin Brewing beer.

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Beach Liquors

in Destin, Florida

4.1/5  rDev -2.6% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

One of a very small chain in the area, Beach Liquors is definitely a spot to hit up for craft beer in the area. They have their coolers set up by beer style for making your own six pack, and the selection is extensive. You may not find any unicorns in here, but they always have a great selection. Their staff is knowledgeable and love to talk beer. There's a bar by their growler station that's a great spot to relax and enjoy a few beers without the loud hustle and bustle of your typical bar.

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Lagerheads Smokehouse & Brewing Co.

in Medina, Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -10.4% | Avg: 3.38
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3.75

Lagerheads is a good ways away from any highway, and such is pretty difficult to get to via a very busy two-laned road through the shopping orientated part of Medina. It's beyond all that, out in the country, past a golf course and surrounded by farms.

Lagerheads has a pretty big gravel parking lot, a large, long, lacquered wooden bar in the one wide open room with numerous sports-focused TVs, with a smaller room off to the side with more tables.

This is an old school brewery, so much so you'd think this was born pre-90s given the more standard, classic and limited number of taps and styles. They seem frozen in time with the craft beer industry having exploded and evolved all around them, leaving them untouched. The beers are okay, pretty basic, but of a higher quality than some other local breweries in NEO.

The food is pretty good, that is, for Ohio BBQ, which is a non-existent scene. They give huge portions, including the appetizers. It all hits the spot, with the barbecue not being overly dry and flavorless, although obviously this isn't the South, they do their best and it's not bad at all. Brisket is really fatty, pork is a touch dry but not too much, chicken wings aren't extremely smokey but are well done and have great sauces that are used in the right portions, and their sauces are unique, peppery but sweet.

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Brothers Craft Brewing

in Harrisonburg, Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +21.1% | Avg: 3.83
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Long overdue review from Resolute Day (11/14/15). I only give it ~4.5 across the board because there is always room for improvement and the bros are up to it. Not only was this event well organized, but enjoyable. A ticketing system that allowed me to go up the night before, "get in line", and guarantee myself beer. The day of, I not only arrived late, but didn't lose the number I obtained the night before on my ticket/wristband. A rotation of guest taps, food trucks, and a laid back environment, what more can you ask for? Beer was distributed ~25 numbers at a time that were called with a ~10 minute buffer. No standing in line and talking to the same people for hours. Just come up, hang around, listen for your number and enjoy some great beer. The guest taps were phenomenal (CBS and Miami Madness being the highlights) and the staff handled the crowds very well. The staff, from owners to volunteers, ran a great show and I plan on coming back whenever possible. After drinking several world class beers before, during and after the event. I found myself coming back for more and more Cutting Teeth, the mosaic..? pale they had at the time. These guys are doing great stuff and if you ever want to 'go back to college' for a weekend, rest assured there is great beer waiting for you as well.

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Crafty Bastards

in Gainesville, Florida

4.35/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.36
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

60 taps and a dozen T.V.s. They serve food and have greatly improved it. The selection is very good for most styles except sours and funk. They have a long bar and restaurant seating.

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Copp Winery & Brewery

in Crystal River, Florida

3.54/5  rDev -26.9% | Avg: 4.84
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Heavy on the English styles but decent versions. The owner and brewer was tending bar and talked about brew related stuff. My wife had some wine and she enjoyed it.

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Dorn's

in Gainesville, Florida

3.73/5  rDev -4.4% | Avg: 3.9
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Mainly a wine shop but has a decent selection of beer. Sometimes a couple surprises too. Also they have fine cheeses and are a liquor store. They do occasional wine and liquor tastings.

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Gator Beverage

in Gainesville, Florida

3.61/5  rDev -1.9% | Avg: 3.68
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Look like a convenience store from the outside but inside it has a wide variety of bottles. They usually showcase the new arrivals near the cash register.

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Tipple's Brews

in Gainesville, Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.7% | Avg: 4.53
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Very cool bottle shop. They stock all the stuff they can get and will order it if they can get it. You can drink while you shop and some days they have food trucks. They are a little pricier than the other shops in town because of the location. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

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The Blind Pig Co.

in Champaign, Illinois

3.11/5  rDev -29.3% | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

Had to spend some time in Champaign and this was recommended by a friend. Looked at previous reviews and thought, allright, going to be a good night. Was there after Spring semester was over so maybe that had something to do with the crowd but not sure many undergrads visit anyway. Service was abysmal, bartender was too busy to help as she was snapchatting away. Beer selectionon tap was 5 of their own beers and a few other. Since bartender was of no help, couldnt get a good read on what is supposed to be a good bottle selection. Atmosphere as we walked in was nice, dark, lots of old oak and empty beer bottles from all over stuffed on shelves and on beams, but there were no unusual or treats to be had. Maybe something has happened since the last review but current rating is way off.

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DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works

in Champaign, Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -5% | Avg: 3.82
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Food was the highlight. Selection was average with several items on the menu not available. Park in the parking deck behind the place, street parking rules are a bit sketchy.

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Nikki's Liquors

in Providence, Rhode Island

4.9/5  rDev +7.5% | Avg: 4.56
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Nikki's Craft beer selection is excellent, a great craft beer store in Providence, RI, there are 2-3 other local stores that offer a great selection, but Nikki's is my favorite. I like the per state layout on one side, per country imports on other side of aisle.

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, good background music playing.

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