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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

in Decorah, Iowa

4.7/5  rDev +8.5% | Avg: 4.33
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Awesome place. Great experience to come and visit here. People behind the bar were excellent and very helpful. The locals are very nice. Started an impromptu share when we visited with some beers from back home, and someone broke out a MD. Quite an experience.

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Biercafé 'De Vliegende Hollander'

in Middelburg, Netherlands

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

I love this bar, when I walked in the first time I felt welcome. The owner and his team will always help you to choose a beer you like. They have an awesome assortment of beers and some are exclusive one's. It's really a bar for and by beer lovers!

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IMBĪB Custom Brews

in Reno, Nevada

4.37/5  rDev +3.1% | Avg: 4.24
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

One of the best breweries in Reno! These guys are relatively new to the scene but have really impressed me with the quality of the beer! Have tried multiple beers, but the anything in the Berliner Weisse style from them have been my stand out favorites. There is a bit of limited seating at the bar and in the front entrance of the brewery, but plenty of space in the back with a foose ball table and darts on request.

Any beer can be had to go in a crowler or a growler fill. You can build your own flight of as many different 4oz. pours as you wish. They have a bit of merch on the wall for sale as well.

No food is offered, Occasionally they will have some food trucks parked outside. Its BYOF otherwise if your hungry.

Overall, very impressed with the quality of the beer they are putting out. A must try if your in Reno.

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Uncle Billy's Brew & Que

in Austin, Texas

4.18/5  rDev +4% | Avg: 4.02
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Very good brewed on site draft beer. Canned limited release beer to buy and take home. Growlers too. Friendly bar staff and neighborhood pub vibe. Great location along restaurant row on Austin's south side. Didn't try the food having eaten next door...maybe next time!

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Cambridge Wines

in Morristown, New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Don't be fooled by the name. This store, located in Morristown's Transit Village, has an eclectic selection of craft beers from New Jersey, other states, and Europe. They often feature beers before other local stores. For example, they were the first in town to sell Evil Twin. In this store, it's quality over quantity. The service is excellent: the proprietors enjoy talking beer and swapping stories. The wine selection is very good, as well.

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Brandon Spirits

in Brandon, South Dakota

3.76/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.8
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Not a very big store, but friendly folks, owner is craft knowledgeable, craft selection is decent quality though limited selection, prices are excellent. Decent selection of Founders. I stop there about once a week. Not open on Sundays.

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Modern Times Beer

in San Diego, California

3.86/5  rDev -11.7% | Avg: 4.37
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Vibe - Industrial cool. The tanks and the seating area share a large, open space.

Quality - Good.

Service - Pleasant enough.

Selection - Good. No guest beers.

I realize that Modern Times was on the front-end of the San Diego beer explosion. This probably explains the horrible location (bad part of town/no parking). The place is cool. Getting there takes some effort, though.

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Grand Hotel Du Niger Patio

in Niamey, Niger

3.21/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.12
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.5

I visited Niamey twice in the late 1980's, for a total of 5 weeks. I stayed at another hotel based on recommendations of coworkers, but was told that the gathering place for foreigners during late afternoon and evening was the terrace at the Grand Hotel, which overlooks the river and offers an incredible sunset view, often deep red due to Sahel dust. Visitors to Niger were advised to drink only bottled drinks - which at that time was water, non-diet Coke, Heineken, and two African beers. I don't recall the name of the beer from a neighboring country, but the local Niger beer was Biere Niger. I don't like Heineken though locals were proud to offer it to guests in their homes. Though it was no great beer, I drank Biere Niger. I expect mixed drinks and wines were/are available. Food, such as chislic was available. On my first trip, I could not sleep on the flights, so had been up for almost 2 days when I arrived, expecting to hit the sack. My cohorts were not having that as I arrived late afternoon and it was time to head for the Grand. Pretty surreal to wake up in South Dakota winter, be up about 2 days, and be having beers in Niamey, Niger while viewing the spectacular sunset and watching camels. People are friendly, beer was just OK, food was good, but the scenery makes this a must stop in Niamey.

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Tree House Brewing Company

in Monson, Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev -0.4% | Avg: 4.67
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

My wife and I traveled to Treehouse in January while visiting a friend over his birthday weekend. After spending a little bit longer than usual getting to the place (we overshot our turn), we arrived to this lovely brewery in the country. The vibe outside the brewery wasn't much to write home about, as it was a muddy, mushy, day and not the most inviting. However, going inside was a different story, as it smelled of great beer, held a gaggle of happy, talkative customers, and lots of knowledge from the staff.

The quality of place is pretty amazing, but this might be slightly biased based on how tasty their beer is. The inside of the brewery is set up nicely, albeit seemingly haphazardly. The divide between the brewery and the tap room and merchandise section is nicely done, giving you an idea on what goes down during daily operations. The decor is pretty and welcoming, and the merchandise is arranged in a matter that compliments the overall quality look. Of course, since they don't have a beer license, you can't enjoy your brew here. No big deal, really.

The service, despite the crowd on a Saturday morning, was pretty efficient. Perhaps another person at the can station would of helped the disproportionate line that wrapped around there, but all-in-all, I enjoyed my experience greatly. I'll be back time and time again.

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The Brewer's Cabinet

in Reno, Nevada

4.17/5  rDev +6.9% | Avg: 3.9
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

A very worthy stop along the path of life. Good beers, with a couple of cool variations, a very relaxing environment, and killer Bloody Mary's. Next time I'll have to grab a bite, it looks tasty.

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La Bodega Cerveza Artesanal y Licores

in Mexicali (Baja California), Mexico

3.83/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.83
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Nice bottle shop, lots of local beers and imported stuff from Europe and the US. They have brought stuff such as Heady Topper all the way over here! The owner is very friendly and knows a lot of the local beer scene.

The bad thing is when the owner is not around, the cashiers know almost nothing about craft beer, so if you need help choosing a beer they won't be able to help. Also, some days the beer selection dries up a bit.

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Bullfrog Brewery

in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -24.9% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3

Stopped by on my way back home and was excited to find a brewery along the way. Headed into town and was excited to try out the brews. Had the sampler of the beers that were on tap. Nothing very memorable, all of them pretty much seem to meld together.

One that did stand out was the Blackberry JuJu, had that as my main pint for the evening. The food while looking good was pretty much bland. The onion rings were a bit oily and lacked salt. The pork schnitzel was good but again it lacked salt. The potato pancake that came with the schnitzel good, but lacked salt.

The mac & cheese with bacon was on point and was tasty. The roast beef melt was actually quite tasty so not all the food was bland. Overall, if you're looking to spend money on a local place I say try this place but don't expect a huge wow factor.

Buen Provecho!

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in Ottawa, Ontario

4.3/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

The only place in Ottawa that gets Bellwoods beers. When they don't have any, there's always a nice alternative like Stone City. Servers aren't entirely knowledgable, but if you know what you're after, it's not a problem. Food is some of the best in the city. A reliable spot on Elgin.

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Pearl Street Beverage

in Burlington, Vermont

4.57/5  rDev +25.9% | Avg: 3.63
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

really nice laid back vibe. people will ask you if you need help finding anything but otherwise pretty unassuming. they have probably the best selection of Maine Beer Co beers that I've seen after living in Boston for a year and Burlington for a year ... hell yes!! They also get delivery of Heady Topper, Sip of Sunshine, Tribute, and other great VT IPAs - and the supply tends to sick around a bit longer than it does at other places. They have some good releases there, although not up to par with some of the other top notch beer stores in VT. however, I have 'stumbled upon' both a 4pk of founders KBS and Hill Farmstead Edward, which are two beers that usually would be sold out immediately upon release. Only complaint is there are some older bottles, but most of the beer that needs to be super fresh (NE IPAs) is canned within a few weeks to a month.

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Exit 4 Food Hall

in Mount Kisco, New York

4.25/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.25
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5

good tap list, great bottle list and the food is killer. 10 taps, 1/2 things you expect to find (allagash, captain lawrence, ballist point) and 1/2 cool nerdy beer (oxbow, grimm, other half) but the bottle list is deep with plenty of treats you wouldn't expect to find.

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in Milano, Italy

4.9/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.9
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

In short - absolute must in Milan, even worth going out of your way to Milan to see this place. One of the best beer bars I've been to. I haven't been to many of the super famous ones in europe, but I have to imagine this compares. I have no idea how this is flying under the radar like this.

Came in on a random Monday night on advice from the Tutta Birra beer shop. The fridge had crazy Cantillons - Lou Pepe Framboise and Geuze, Vigneronne, Mamouche, Iris, Cuvee St Gilloise, Classic Geueze, Kriek, Rose de Gambrinus - and Drie Fonteinen Geueze, Oude Kriek, and Golden Blend, along with every other standard, amazing Belgian and Italian beer you'd want. Tap list was well curated - good variety, all craft, not just big breweries, super interesting locals, and so on. Bartenders were super knowledgeable; both ladies knew extreme details about every beer they were selling. To give you an idea, the bar was shutting down later that week because the whole staff was going to Quintessence Day at Cantillon. Bartenders (Cristina and didn't catch the other name) were also super nice and cool to hang out with, liked them a lot.

Food was great. Only had bruschetta and cheesecake and both were awesome. Burgers looked huge and tasty.

It's probably worth saying that I am not affiliated with this bar in any way even though this is such a glowing review. If you're in Milan, you should go here every single night you're in town.

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E-Z Shop

in Cleveland, Ohio

4.73/5  rDev -0.6% | Avg: 4.76
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Surprised to find such an Excellent selection of quality microbrews for a relatively small space inside a gas station store! Clerk was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

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Gordon's DTX

in Boston, Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.24
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Great location, across from Stoddard's. Well lit, laid out nicely and spacious. Friendly employee. Huge selection of single craft bottles. Prices were also very reasonable for a downtown location. Very good addition to DTX.

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Nedloh Brewing Company

in East Bloomfield, New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.6% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is an outstanding brew house! When you pull into the parking lot you are given a stunning view of the hop fields behind the brewery as well as the perfectly situated brewery building itself. With a copper colored roof and dark wood framing, this brewery fit perfectly into the farm landscape. On entering the building there are signs announcing live music weekly, special events and new brews on tap. It strikes you as a vibrant place. The tap room is well thought out and smartly situated with shelves of bottles on the right, a display of shirts, glasses and other breweriana in front of you and the bar to the right. The bar is curved wood and steel and allows panoramic views of the fields and hills of the fingerlakes. Nedloh has made the beer tasting experience a pleasure with well marked and described beers on the menu and artistic barn board signs hanging informing you what's currently on tap. The brews were truly artisanal productions featuring hints of flavors and unique combinations of tastes and smells.

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in Allentown, Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.82
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

We had a reservation - As soon as my family and I walked in the door, we were greeted right away. Very polite and courteous. The vibe of the place was so chill, wasn't too loud with music blasting, good amount of TV's to watch the baseball games, very clean , awesome modern touch and just overall a cool place. Our server was very polite, friendly, always had a smile and provided great service. When we gave our order for 6 people, our server didn't write a single thing down - and you know what...when the food came out it was exactly as we told her how we wanted it. She was pretty awesome! Selection of craft beer is great! Of course they had the few that I've had multiple times, but there were some NY (SingleCut Beersmiths) and mid-PA breweries (Pizza Boy) that I have never gotten to try. Food...AMAZING! We had the Lamb Meatballs as an appetizer, which were damn right delicious and the burger I ordered was plump and juicy, a delicious tasting burger! I honestly loved being at Grain! Another great factor to grain is that they are right next to Cork & Cage, which is a small craft beer store with a vast selection of craft beer and some pretty hip music playing. Grain is definitely a must when you visit Allentown!

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The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery

in Reno, Nevada

3.38/5  rDev -5.3% | Avg: 3.57
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75

Awesome old building to have a business in. $10.00 for 4 four ounces samples seemed a bit much, and that proved to be true as only one of the four I tried was worthy a repete visit (the Scotch Ale). I didn't try the food, was turned off my the $9.00 grilled cheese and the $9.00 mac and cheese. Deciding to look elsewhere for food, wish me luck.
Oh, my server was super rude to me and seemed to avoid all his customers, I guess we're all intitled to a bad day once in a while.

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Yankee Spirits

in Sturbridge, Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +16.9% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped here after a Tree House run. Trillium bombers in the cooler. Picked up Mettle, Congress Street. Beer guy came by and brought out additional Trillium from the back as customers inquired. Very cool. Also picked up Firestone Walker 4 packs. Single Cut and Stillwater also available. Incredible selection and proximity to Tree House makes this a must stop. Also, Trillium prices were same as at the brewery!

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Bottlecraft - North Park

in San Diego, California

4.68/5  rDev +12.8% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Despite it's limited size, this is quite possibly my favorite bottle shop in San Diego. Solid selection with plenty of great/often not easy to obtain beers regularly coming in. The staff are all cool and seem to genuinely know/love their beers. Parking in North Park can be a bit of a hassle depending on what time of the day/night you're trying to go, but you can generally find something within a block or two.

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The Snooty Fox

in Fredericton, New Brunswick

4.18/5  rDev +6.1% | Avg: 3.94
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Vibe- Dark wood floors/tables/booths and dimly lit. Very cozy and appealing. Booths in the front by the bar and lots of tables in the back for additional seating. Fireplace in the back gives a great vibe in the winter. Rooftop patio for the summer!

Quality- Beer is always cold and flavourful. No apparent issues with taplines. One thing I really love about this place is that they serve beer in appropriate glassware. No shaker pints here (at least not for beer that I've ordered).

Service- Staff is speedy and friendly. Also quite attentive when it came to needing another beer!

Selection- Snooty has one of the best beer selections in Fredericton. While they have the Macros, they also have a ton of New Brunswick made beer and craft beer from other regions as well.

Food- Typical pub fare but done extremely well. More often than not, I order the Lumberjack Burger and it has to be one of the best burgers that I've had anywhere.

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The Lunar Rogue Pub

in Fredericton, New Brunswick

4.03/5  rDev +4.9% | Avg: 3.84
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Vibe- Comfortable and cozy indoors. Tables are quite close to one another and as annoying as it might be sometimes, it has fostered a lot of table to table conversation (making a great pub atmosphere). In the summer, the patio offers a good spot to socialize outside. Not a big space but definitely adequate.

Quality- I have been to The Lunar Rogue many times and I've never had any quality issues concerning the beer (or other beverages) nor the food. The beer is always cold (or the appropriate temperature) and no issues flavour wise (tap lines are apparently cleaned regularly).

Service- Every server that I've had has been nothing but the best: Friendly, patient and most importantly... knowledgeable. I often test out a servers skills by asking them what they recommend for a beer and every time I've asked at the Rogue, I've gotten great answers and many servers have given suggestions based on what I planned to order for food... impressive.

Selection - Like any bar that wants to make money with a wide audience, The Lunar Rogue carries the typical macro beers but thankfully, 80% of their beer offerings are craft beers from New Brunswick or otherwise. For those of you that are whiskey drinkers, you should know that The Lunar Rogue has an incredibly diverse range of literally hundreds of bottles.

Food- The food is always excellent and delicious. Typical pub fare as to be expected but pasta and seafood dishes are also available.

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