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Wine & Brew Emporium

in Westerville, Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +11.4% | Avg: 3.87
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

In from out of state. Nice selection, some stuff from the top 250, the guy was very friendly and helpful. As most BA'S know, watch the dates. I would shop here again for sure

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Pivovary Staropramen

in Praha, Czech Republic

3.93/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.93
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I decided to go on a bit o f a hike while in Prague and found myself at this massive brewery. It takes up a long city block. The building is older with some architectural flair. It seems really well maintained. The neighborhood is industrial as expected but was safe and busy.

I didn't have time for a full blown tour, so I just went to their attached pub & restaurant.

The entrance is off the side street and you go down to the two level pub. It is a really stunning place with lots of dark wood, brick, old brewery artifacts, etc. They also had samples of the different malts and hops they use on display. The ceiling lighting was unique. It was square backlit pictures of the brewery and Prague. Some of the light/photos change to show the same scenes at different times of the day.

I guess they have an outdoor garden area but I was there in January.

They had 5 beers on tap during my visit all served in great marked glassware. I had the garnet and their unfiltered lager. .4 Liter mugs of Beers were 200 Crowns, which during my visit was just about $2 USD.

Service was friendly and the woman even took photos of me behind the bar.

They offer Czech pub food that is very well priced.

I really enjoyed my visit and I think most folks would.

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Witty's Fine Wine & Liquors

in Rahway, New Jersey

3.87/5  rDev -4.4% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

This place is a diamond in the rough. There is nothing special about the vibe or service but the selection of craft beers is above average. If you know what you're looking for and don't need help, this place is really good.

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Gary's Wine & Marketplace

in Madison, New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev -4% | Avg: 4.02
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Gary's has an adequate selection of American craft beers but an excellent selection of european and other beers. It's well-lighted and easy to shop in. The staff is generally helpful.

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Beer to the People

in Fresno, California

3.85/5  rDev -4.7% | Avg: 4.04
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25

Located next to the Cricket Wireless.

Chill spot with a small L-shaped bar a few tables and a couch area. A few beers on tap, bottles in fridge and outside on shelves.

Half the taps were out the day I stopped by. Four of the 9-10 taps were out when I stopped by, limiting options. Guest tap IPA was out so only hoppy option was a pale that has some odd ingredients added to it.

Not much in selection, but there were decent variety to the few options. Surprisingly didn't notice much Fresno/local bottles (maybe all sold out?). I was able to snag a Libertine Gose bottle there so that was cool. Server was very attentive and helpful in providing info.

Not sure what the Fresno scene is like, but assuming this is one of the better spots.

Decent-to-okay in my opinion.

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Barley Creek Brewing Company

in Tannersville, Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev +7.1% | Avg: 3.4
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Packed on a Saturday night. Service was in line with that - could have used a few more visits from the server, and the wait for food led some things to be cold. We aren't all that picky so it didn't matter. The vibe is good, lots of activity and smiling people. Great burgers, nachos and fries. Good deal on flights - $8.50 for 4 four ounce pours. Their beers are ok. They have variety, no stand outs though. The guest tap list is good and the flight pricing applies to those beers also.

Tried to load a picture of the tap list but it wouldn't show as a picture.

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Sly Fox Brewing Company

in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +0.5% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

My wife and I took the hour drive to Phoenixville yesterday for lunch.

The brewery is located in a strip mall, right off of Route 113. It's not the most scenic of locations, but it's functional enough. The interior is a pretty open and lets in a good amount of light. We sat at the bar, which is a light-colored wood and rather deep. Behind the bar, you have pretty good visibility of the brewing operation.

A major snowstorm was on the way, so at 1 PM on a Friday, the bar was pretty full of people getting growlers filled. There were a few tables having lunch, as well.

There were about 15 beers on-tap, in addition to 3 casks. I had a one-off festbier, as well as their Odyssey IPA and London Porter on cask. I have to say, I was very impressed by their cask conditioning.

Food was good. We had the pierogies (very good) and the French onion soup (excellent). I had the pretzel burger (solid, but overcooked) and my wife has the grilled cheese (very good). Prices are reasonable, totally in-line for solid bar food.
Our bartender was very attentive, without being overbearing.

In addition to growlers, Sly Fox has all of their canned and bottled beers available for takeout. I bought a mixed case of 12 Pikeland Pils and 12 Helles for a pretty reasonably $33.

It was a good time, with good beer and good food. I'd definitely visit again.

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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

in Sugar Land, Texas

4.2/5  rDev -1.6% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

The selection of beers at this location was impressive when I was there. For example, Boulevard's new porter Early Riser, Rasputin XVIII, Ten Fidy Wild Turkey, SN Hellraiser, etc. Bottle selection was great, too. My only complaint is they do not have an off premise license. I would have left with a couple of rare bottles.

On the other hand, the food selection was not impressive at all. Hamburgers are tasty enough but a bit skimpy. The Shepherd's Pie was a lot of mashed potatoes but the thinnest of thinnest layers of beef mixture underneath. Pretzel was not much to write home about. Not every place can be Hay Merchant, but a better menu would serve FS very well.

This did not feel like a beer emporium. It felt like a diner, even a family friendly diner, with an awesome beer selection. To be fair, we were there for lunch. Service was good but I wouldn't say the overall feel of the place was overly welcoming.

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Terry's Turf Club

in Cincinnati, Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -6% | Avg: 3.81
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

A little pretentious for my liking. Almost like they are trying to force a hipster feel. However, the burgers are very good and they have an interesting array of cans and bottles available.

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Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

in Cincinnati, Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -16.3% | Avg: 4.18
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This place is struggling to maintain it's irish pub roots while competing with a lot of newly opened bars. Other than the decor, nothing is above average here. The menu offers the right selections but the quality of the food falls flat for the prices they want to charge.

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Sammy's Gourmet Burgers & Beers

in Blue Ash, Ohio

3.33/5  rDev +6.1% | Avg: 3.14
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

An interesting selection of beer in a place that doesn't have the feel of a bar. Beer met everyone's needs. Everyone was ok with their food but service was poor and we couldn't get over how it felt more like a diner than a bar.

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Rhinegeist Brewery

in Cincinnati, Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +7.1% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

When you go to a brewery you know you've limited your selection. They are great at consistently delivering their quality brews. Only gripe is that you can often get their beers on tap cheaper down the street.

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Taft's Ale House

in Cincinnati, Ohio

3.89/5  rDev -8.7% | Avg: 4.26
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

If they can handle the noise you should take your parents to see this incredible former church. Their beer is ok and if you go to the lower level they do serve some other craft beers. Food was just ok but overall experience was great.

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16-Bit Bar+Arcade

in Cincinnati, Ohio

4.16/5  rDev -8.2% | Avg: 4.53
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Crowded with men and women young and old (all 21+) the place has a great energy to go with the free games. They could use a bit of help keeping lines down for beer but they'd have to remove some games. Just enough variety on tap. I was impressed with how clean they were able to keep the place.

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O'Malley's in the Alley

in Cincinnati, Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.5% | Avg: 3.62
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

A simple old place that added a great deck overlooking the river. Feels old school. Food is good on a small menu. Only complaint is that by not trying to cater to the office lunch crowd they are slow serving lunch.

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Shooters Sports Grill

in Loveland, Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.5% | Avg: 3.59
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Tuesday pint night is awesome. Family friendly with average food. The place feels a little too stiff and corporate. Servers are always friendly but they frequently are out of the most desirable beers they have on tap. Not a great value overall but worth giving a shot of you are looking for an alternative from Buffalo Wild Wings.

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Maui Brewing Co. Brewpub

in Lahaina, Hawaii

3.83/5  rDev -4.7% | Avg: 4.02
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

Good modest industrial type space in a strip mall right on the main drag between Ka'anapali and Kapalua. Went for lunch with kids...staff was friendly, but only so-so when it came to talking about the beer. Food was okay, but forgettable. Lots (like 15 or so) of their beers on tap, as well as a few guest taps, available in 12 or 16 oz pours (or taster flights). If you're on the island and looking for beer, this (or the brewery in Kihie) is probably the place to be. Doesn't quite compare to better brewpubs or taprooms on the mainland, but it isn't bad, and then again, you're on Maui, so...

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Wildcard Brewing

in Redding, California

4.16/5  rDev +10.3% | Avg: 3.77
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

The brewery is a chill little spot on the east side of town. But they just opened up a taproom, the Tide Room. Tonight was the grand opening. Awesome tap room. Good style, good room. Very nice you guys. If in redding go check it out. It's on Butte street.

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4 Noses Brewing Company

in Broomfield, Colorado

3.92/5  rDev -8.4% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3

Good atmosphere, friendly attentive staff. Well behaved dogs welcome. No food, but scheduled food trucks on site. 50% of beer selection are IPAs. Great place to relax and enjoy a beer. One of my husband and I favorite local breweries.

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Bru Burger Bar

in Lexington, Kentucky

4.89/5  rDev +12.4% | Avg: 4.35
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Decided to go in shortly after they opened w while back. WOW, great burgers and excellent service. The server on my 1st visit, I affectionately call"Sal" (he reminds me of Sal on Impractical Jokers) only added to the wonderful visit. I will lead it out plain and simple: Great food, better than average beer selection and great service!!!

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The Beer Trappe

in Lexington, Kentucky

5/5  rDev +7.1% | Avg: 4.67
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is my favorite place to go for beer and good company. The selection is outspend as are the rotating taps. Kevin, the resident Cicerone offers the best advice and reviews. Without him my rating would be lower. Oh....and also Beer School. Learn and try new beers with the guidance of the aforementioned Beer Genius Kevin.

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Cheers Fine Wine and Spirits

in Carrollton, Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +6.7% | Avg: 3.73
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This place is more of a party-drinks kinda store. There is a good selection of craft beer but in due time, you'll probably have tried their steadily shelved beers. Keep in mind they do keep some very special beers in back so always ask, but they don't disappoint. Overall, good store, staff is friendly enough, just don't expect to find some super rare beer here.

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Oxbow Blending & Bottling

in Portland, Maine

4.13/5  rDev -1.9% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Awesome place, the staff are always pleasant, engaging and knowledgeable about the beer. The beer was good and selection was also pleasant plus the Hip Hop on the speakers made my experience that much better.

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Novare Res Bier Café

in Portland, Maine

4.95/5  rDev +11.2% | Avg: 4.45
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

This place was amazing, had CBS on Tap plus too many other great stouts I can't even remember. The staff was very helpful and the atmosphere superb. Would definitely recommend.

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English Cellar Alehouse

in Providence, Rhode Island

2.7/5  rDev -15.1% | Avg: 3.18
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2 | service: 5 | selection: 2 | food: 2

This was a horrible disappointment. Not a great beer list and very limited pub food. I was served a Stone beer over $8 in a glass jar not a mason jar which still had a bit of label residue on the outside- the reason, it had measurements on the outside. NO prices on the beer menu- forgot to ask but $8.25 for Stone Thunderstruck is steep. Shabby upstairs, no beer or food menu online. The bartender was the only great thing about this visit. Mostly Brown students using mom & dad's credit card who don't care what things cost. Actually thinking about reducing the small food menu because "no one orders food." Came in for the wings due to a local state wide promo-
Food Fights. Try Rogue Island in Downtown PVD or Julian's on Federal Hill instead.

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