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Home Brew Stuff

in Garden City, Idaho

4.36/5  rDev +0.9% | Avg: 4.32
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Found this by accident while out running errands. Nice surprise of bottles foreign and domestic, and some from outside the NW area. Clearance shelf with some real bargains. I’ll be back for sure. Recent expansion has made the customer experience a lot better.

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Binny's Beverage Depot

in Schaumburg, Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -0.2% | Avg: 4.04
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Passing through Chicago and visited this place due to it’s ratings. Very good selection of local craft brews and Belgians. Surprising selection of Polish beers as well. Prices seemed high, but may be due to cost of living in area. Would visit again.

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Pub l'Escale

in Reims, France

3.64/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.6
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Single female bar staff, overwhelmed by predominantly male customers. I counted maybe 60 bottles available, taps ok. Nice vibe, if you speak French....

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Mettlacher Abtei-Bräu

in Mettlach, Germany

3.1/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.27
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.5

Nice little brewpub. The Germans are slowly picking up on this concept. While I was there, only pils and dunkel were available. But good beer nonetheless....and there are monks related to this somehow....

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Dranken Pauwels

in Kortrijk, Belgium

4.04/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.04
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Belgian beer heaven! Lots of variety, including gift packs and assembled gift baskets. Seasonals stocked also. Owner was able to assist in English. Will definitely visit again if I am in this part of Belgium!

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Two Stones Pub

in Newark, Delaware

3.89/5  rDev -9.3% | Avg: 4.29
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Nice neighborhood bar/restaurant with excellent beer selection and great food. Beer menu is quite extensive. Also had a randall, for weekend events. Part of a strip mall, so look closely for it.

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ABC Liquors

in Bear, Delaware

2.94/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.1
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

This place is around te corner from my sister's house. Usually my first stop when visiting. Good selection of American and imports. Staff willing to help out. Decent prices.

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in Forbach, France

3.34/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.34
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

A hypermart, and quite crowded on Saturdays, but to get Belgians and French farmhouse ales, its the closest place. Prices are very reasonable as well, gift boxes (beers + glassware) available during holiday season.

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House of 1000 Beers

in New Kensington, Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -5.3% | Avg: 4.36
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

One the best bottle shops in Pittsburgh with actually over 1000 different types of craft beers to choose from. This place has gone through a lot of changes in later years back in the day offering mix six packs as cheap as $10 then increased to 10.95. Now they have buy 5 bottles and get the 6th free which in the end comes to about $18 a six pack not the worst deal. Especially finding stuff you're not going to find anywhere else. Bomber selection is expensive but that's understandable for PA.

Overall I think I'm going to shop at carnivores now since the price is getting a bit out of hand at this shop and will only go there to mix a six pack if I'm in need of new brews.

One final note they do overcharge quite a bit for one off and limited releases so you may want to shop around before putting down 4 to 5 dollars for that single.

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Carnivores Restaurant & Sports Bar

in Oakmont, Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +9.7% | Avg: 3.92
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Figured I would do an updated review after shopping from this place for about 5 years now. As some bottle shops around have gone out of business the shop still remains as one of the best selections of craft beer around even trumping House of a Thousand beers now with over 500 bottle beers in the cooler selection.

I don't really go there for food or the beers on tap because they're so expensive but I recently went and was able to find at least 18 new beers I've never had before which is hard to do considering I've had over 2,000 brews under my belt. Mix and match price is hard to beat with $15 for most cooler picks for the six pack. Go there if you want to avoid high PA beer prices and a great selection.

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AJ's Beer Warehouse

in Rochester, New York

5/5  rDev +11.1% | Avg: 4.5
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

First stepped in here a few months back and since then they are my first stop. Always a friendly "hello" from the staff when you first walk in and they are very willing to help you find whatever it is you're looking for.
AJs has won my business!

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Great Lakes Brewing Co.

in Cleveland, Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -5.2% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I love the downstairs "dungeon" style set-up, lots of brick and wood. Solid beers available, but not much beyond their year round offerings, wish they had a little more. I didn't have any food so unfortunately can't rate anything there.

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

in North Olmsted, Ohio

4.61/5  rDev +8% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Awesome beers, great sandwiches, and solid service. Had the Hop JuJu and Imperial Red, both pretty exceptional. Big variety of their own beers and guest beers on draft.

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Doherty's Ale House

in Warwick, Rhode Island

4.33/5  rDev +5.4% | Avg: 4.11
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Very cool bar 100 taps great selection. The square wrap around bar is situated around the keg room. Food was excellent and reasonably price. Very enjoyable.

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in North Bergen, New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped by for a growler fill while doing some work in the area. The store looks and feels new, it's only about 4 months old. They have a fully-stocked bar inside with 16 beers on-tap, all available for growler fills or as draft pours at the bar, with an additional 6 taps that are growler only. After 5pm they have a bartender that pours cocktails. Nice selection of local breweries (Allagash, Brooklyn, Carton, Kane, Demented, Ommegang, Victory, Yards) with others mixed in. I ended up getting a growler of Victory Helles Lager, which was poured with time and care at their growler filling station. You can buy their 32 or 64 oz growlers for pretty cheap (I think $2 and $3 respectively) or bring your own. Staff was very friendly and, when I told them it was my first time there, was interested to know how I found out about them. After my growler was filled, they held it up front at the register for me while I browsed the store. Taking a quick look through the beer section, the selection was decent but nothing mind-blowing. The bar area seemed to be the main attraction and, despite not having any seats, looks like it could be a fun place on weekends or after work. I'll be back again to refill my growler.

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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

in Capitola, California

4.33/5  rDev -4.4% | Avg: 4.53
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Super chill place. Wish my navigation system wouldn't keep trying to take me thru a mobile home park with no through street. All beers here are well crafted but they're lacking stouts in terms of selection. We all know what their niche is so we won't hold that against them. There's no restaurant service (food) made here but they apparently have food avail frequently through outside restaurants etc. employees and patrons slime are really chillaxed here in this dog friendly environment. Highly recommend this place.

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Whole Foods Market

in Boise, Idaho

3.78/5  rDev -2.1% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

This will be a combo rating of the Whole Foods market and River Room. Decent selection of NW beers and mixed six pack options. River Room offers a place to enjoy your WF deli purchases and offers a nice selection of local and regional crafts. Old Rasputin on nitro is always on@!

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Tres Bonne Cuisine

in Boise, Idaho

3.75/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.75
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Finally a great selection of European beers! Nice deli offerings too. Owner is very knowledgeable and stocks pretty high quality stuff, knows his market well. Unfortunately, the stock hasn’t been rotating and I’ve gotten more than enough skunked bottles, that I just lowered my score. Food and selection are top notch, but please check the bottles carefully.

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Trader Joe's

in Boise, Idaho

2.34/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 2.34
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2.5

Typical Trader Joe's. complete with their own lineup of mediocre beers. Still they have a good price on Chimay, and keep some good locals in the cooler available as singles. Usually a good place to pick up meat and cheese trays for bottle shares.

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The Front Door

in Boise, Idaho

3.28/5  rDev -21.7% | Avg: 4.19
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Nice little place in the bar district, decent pub grub and rotating taps. Build your own flight option a nice touch. Pizza was alright, small but cozy. I imagine it is quite hopping on the weekends.

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Ram Restaurant & Brewery

in Boise, Idaho

3.58/5  rDev +2.9% | Avg: 3.48
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Nice place for a brew and a sporting event. All brewed on site, and many screens with all of the sports being broadcast. Reasonable prices. Burgers dominate the menu, nice patio in warmer weather right on the river.

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Pre Funk Beer Bar

in Boise, Idaho

4.82/5  rDev +3.4% | Avg: 4.66
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Going in mainly for growler fills, but they offer you a taste before purchase. Nice touch! Rotating taps means lots of choice . Has become my go to place for taps in Boise. 40 taps always something new and exciting. Make me feel like Norm from Cheers.

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Old Chicago

in Boise, Idaho

3.29/5  rDev -11.1% | Avg: 3.7
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

I had read some good reviews, but was a little let down when I saw their tap list . Nothing new for me here. Good, but not great pizza, and some decent bottles, but not that broad. I was expecting more. Same as downtown review.

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Old Chicago

in Boise, Idaho

3.29/5  rDev -12.3% | Avg: 3.75
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

I had read some good reviews, but was a little let down when I saw their tap list . Nothing new for me here. Good, but not great pizza, and some decent bottles, but not that broad. I was expecting more.

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Cost Plus World Market

in Boise, Idaho

2.56/5  rDev -7.9% | Avg: 2.78
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.25

Occasionally has some oddball regional and seasonal beers. Allows you to break up six packs. This outlet has some Stone glasses for sale also. I only stop when out in that area.

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