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Russian River Brewing Company

in Santa Rosa, California

4.54/5  rDev +1.6% | Avg: 4.47
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Had not anticipated visiting RRBC, BUT so glad we made the drive from Bodega Bay! The long wait to get a table was all worth the wait! ALL the wait staff are very professional and hard workers. Kudos to management!

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Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.)

in District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev +8.6% | Avg: 3.71
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Been here numerous times. This place is near the Verizon Center, so can get pretty busy on game nights, especially on the weekends. The place is essentially a hybrid craft beer bar, weekend hangout, and pub.

The place on the evening that influences this review the most was a game night (though during the game on a weekday). It wasn't overly crowded, but the bar was full (about 20 seats at two sections of the front bar). We didn't have trouble getting the bartender's attention, though we have been there where that is more of an issue. It was overly dark in the bar area, to me, but oh well.

The place had a nice variety of beers on their 30 or so taps. There are local, national, and well respected out of town beers. Every major and a few other styles were represented on tap. The bottle list is quite large, as well. It doesn't have the rarity in options of a Churchkey, and sticks more to core styles, but a body should be able to find a beer to drink without much effort.

The restaurant serves American bar cuisine, for the most part - sort of like an American pub. The main seating area is more utilitarian - indicating that this hybrid is more of a bar than a restaurant (though they likely do decent food business on game nights).

Our recent stops have included bar area and restaurant seating. The two experiences balanced out to the score I gave. Depending on the timing of your visit, I could see lower scores (i.e. on a busier night then we most recently had).

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Stage House Tavern

in Mountainside, New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

This gigantic establishment is located in a former catering hall on Route 22. It was opened earlier this month by the owners of the Stage House, a very well known restaurant in nearby Scotch Plains. The new owners gutted the place and created one huge space for dining and drinking. It has an industrial appearance and vibe. The large, serpentine-shaped bar is surrounded by big screen TV's for viewing sports. They serve both mega beer and "name" craft mostly from the East Coast. There weren't any New Jersey beers on draught but I suspect that will change. The kitchen is still getting its footing but will be fine given the success of the owners as restauranteurs. Overall, this place provides an interesting drinking - and eating - experience.

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Prost! Specialty Beer & Wine

in North Hampton, New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -6.3% | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

This is a relatively small but nice place. It doesn't have everything, but much of the selection is really good. The owner is friendly and knows his stuff. Definitely worth a visit.

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Lowe's Food Store #203

in Oak Ridge, North Carolina

3.37/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.37
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

This is a grocery store but the first of the Lowe's that I have visited that features the "Beer Den" section of the store. I visited mid-morning in the middle of the week so the store was not especially busy. This store has been recently renovated and was clean and bright.

The majority of the beer is stored cold in brightly lit open fronted coolers, there is an area for domestic, local NC craft, craft, and singles. The bombers are available on an endcap and not stored cold. For drafts, they offered both snifter and shaker pint glasses (which I assume are used for the different styles of beer, or at least the different ABV ranges of beers as that is how the pricing works). They also sell and fill growlers but I did not get one or see anyone else fill one during my visit.

The couple of employees that I interacted were just grocery store employees, not craft beer experts (the "experts" are only staffed in the Beer Den after lunchtime during the week). The employees were friendly and had some basic knowledge and pointed me to a really good deal on a bomber (normal $8.99 on sale for $4.99 and a recently released beer).

Selection for bottles/cans/bombers and singles was a little bit better than the average Lowe's stores and certainly fresher than at many of the other locations but the real interesting stuff was the draft offerings - pretty decent range of styles and at least one of them a pretty new release that I had not seen anywhere else in the area.

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Climbing Bines Hop Farm

in Penn Yan, New York

4.58/5  rDev +21.5% | Avg: 3.77
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

A very nice brewery and hops farm overlooking Seneca Lake in central New York State. Knowledgeable staff made our visit fun. Nice selection of 10 beers on tap when we visited.

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Mikkeller & Friends

in Reykjavik, Iceland

4.71/5  rDev +0.2% | Avg: 4.7
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Colorful, semi-psychedelic decor in a small, attic like space above a wonderful gourmet pizza shop. The pizza shop folks were kind enough to let us bring beer from upstairs while we ate.

Incredibly enough we visited during an Other Half tap takeover. I was very glad to try two stellar IPAs from them plus an imperial stout from War Pigs. All were priced at 1800 isk, or $16-$17 each. Ouch.

The bartender was awesome. Very knowledgeable and eager to talk beer. I asked which of the 6 OH IPAs he recommended and like a boss he just starts pouring his favorite. We had a fantastic experience at this place, highly recommended.

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1912 Brewing Co.

in Tucson, Arizona

4.48/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.48
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great brewery in industrial area west on the highway on Grant. It's newer and worth checking out! Great vibe with games and TVs. Exceptional service and great selection of a broad range of beers.

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Cambridge Brewing Company

in Cambridge, Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +8.1% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Every thing you'd want in a brewery next door to MIT. Must see. Beantown stout and all their fragrant pale ales FLY!
Try their extensive menu and enjoy the brainy university crowd. A bit of heaven. I'll always return here. Spacious bar.

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Dragoon Brewing Co.

in Tucson, Arizona

4.56/5  rDev +4.6% | Avg: 4.36
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Dragoon is fantastic - great service and great selection. The beer is very good. Don't let the location in an industrial park turn you off - this is a real brewery that happens to have a taproom. It's worth hunting down. Actually it's easy to find off the highway. Just head West on Grant and turn left at the Arby's.

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Zephyrhills Brewing Company

in Zephyrhills, Florida

4.9/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.9
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

One of my favorite hang outs!! The staff are amazing. There is always something fun going on there. Founded by 2014 AHA National Homebrewer of the Year, Robert Hilferding, the beer is always good and Robert is very knowledgeable and fun to talk to. I highly recommend ZBC. Enjoy!!

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Falling Rock Tap House

in Denver, Colorado

4.24/5  rDev -3.4% | Avg: 4.39
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Love the beer selection there, usually have really good beers there, as well has some hard to find beers, they usually have Pliny on tap, or at least something from Russian River. Service isn't the best and the food is mediocre at best, basic bar food. The main reason to go is for the beer, they have a great list of taps, and bottles/cans.

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The Crafty Fox Taphouse & Pizzeria

in Denver, Colorado

4.71/5  rDev +19.5% | Avg: 3.94
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

They had an amazing tap list during my visit, especially with all the stouts they had. The service was awesome, both bartenders went above and beyond to help out and serve. They have food, but did not try any. I do recommend going for the tap list, I believe they had 60-70 taps. I had a hard time ordering, not because of lack of beer, but because there was just too much good stuff to try. Thankfully they do short pours, which let me have 5 beers there, instead of just 2.

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Hops & Pie

in Denver, Colorado

4.85/5  rDev +12% | Avg: 4.33
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

This place iss a must visit when you go to Denver, hell....even if your in Colorado. You definitely need to make a trip out there. Their food is amazing, personally my favorite is the pizza. I like to get the Blackberry BBQ sauce, with double serving of the Beer Braised Beef Brisket on it. The tap list is pretty well done, usually 20-25 taps, but always a stellar selection; DFH to Abraxas, to West Coast and East Coast IPAs, to stout and old ales from around the country. Again, this is a must visit location.

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Mindful Brewing Company

in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.58
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2

This place is new and busy so I understand the service being a little off. But the food both times I ate just wasnt very good.

The nashville hot chicken was solid, but the side of mac n cheese was as bland as could be. Second time, I tried the chicken and waffles, but boy was that a mistake. The waffle was dry and dense, and the "syrup" was more like a sweet wing sauce. it was not edible whatsoever to eat with the waffle, and it wasnt that good on the chicken either.

Beers made in house are pretty average. But they have a great selection otherwise and can in the building so thats a plus

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Hitchhiker Brewing Company

in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +14.6% | Avg: 4.11
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Love the vibe in this place. Unfortunately its tiny. Loved the local beef jerky and what this place is about, its just a bit small. But its 5 minutes from my house and they make great beer!

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The Happy Gnome

in Saint Paul, Minnesota

4.59/5  rDev +5.3% | Avg: 4.36
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

What a great place! So many beers on tap, so much to choose from. Food is good, service is top notch. I went there for lunch, and I definitely will be back.

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Hy Vee

in Bloomington, Illinois

3.86/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Typical Hyvee wine and spirits section of the store walled off but accessible from the main store and through a separate entrance. Pretty much all the beer (except for a few things kept behind the counter) are in cold storage/cases! Very nice. The downside? So many of these beers are old - especially the IPAs. So while the cold storage helps them keep longer, they're still pretty old. Service was fine, nothing special - friendly at the cash register, but no help when I was looking around. Selection was quite expansive and thorough in the craft and domestic side of things. Imports were a bit thinner - mostly it was macro imports with a few Belgians, but overall a very solid selection.

Yea, its in a grocery store, but Im not reviewing food ... dunno why thats on here.

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Boulder Dam Brewing Co.

in Boulder City, Nevada

3.53/5  rDev +3.2% | Avg: 3.42
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

This is a good brewpub in downtown Boulder City.

It has a small selection of beers, only a few on tap at any time and fairly standard with limited range. However, quality if above average with goo character based on what we had.

Food was excellent - excellent cheese-steak fries (wonderful), excellent burgers and sandwiches.

Service was very good and attentive.

The place itself is a weakpoint and a bit limited. The patio is nice, comfortable with a number of umbrellas but still in need of more shade in this sunny, hot climate. The inside is too limited witgh fairly little seating in a small, rather bare-bones area.

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The Dreamchaser's Brewery

in Waxhaw, North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +4% | Avg: 3.76
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Yard Breather is for real. That beer is on par with the best beer I've had in the greater Charlotte area. Service was amazing. Prices are solid. The atmosphere and everything else was really top notch. But unfortunately, I still think they need to work on their beer recipes and/or production a bit. Granted I only tried three beers, but there was a significant drop off from Yard Breather to the rest. I hate to use this description, but "the rest" tasted like average homebrew. Leads me to believe that they sort of stumbled across Yard Breather by luck at this point until I try something else from them that comes close to that level. I will be back, because every other single thing about this place kicked ass...and at least the fact that they were able to produce a beer like Yard Breather tells me they have potential.

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Rhein Haus

in Denver, Colorado

4.23/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.84
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

In town for a conference. Beer selection is slanted German/Belgian brews but others available like Fresh Squeezed IPA. Definitely notable is indoor bocce courts. My wife and I had a blast playing several rounds while sipping brews.

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Timber Creek

in Mercer, Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.77
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Not too many places in Grove City to hang out, but the food here was very good, and a couple of their beers, like the Grizzly Bear Imperial Nut Brown Ale and Big Timber American Strong Ale were pretty solid offerings.

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Iron John's Brewing Company

in Tucson, Arizona

4.51/5  rDev +10% | Avg: 4.1
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Iron John's is a super small operation. Every beer I tried was good. This place is small - a couple of tables and a few bar stools. You are just coming here to try the beer. But it's worth it. If you are worthy, you should make the trip.

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Arts District Brewing Co.

in Los Angeles, California

1.8/5  rDev -46.1% | Avg: 3.34
vibe: 3 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 1

This is the worst brewery I've ever been to, as far as quality of beer goes.

The place is the epitome of craft-beer-trend cash-in, complete with too expensive skee-ball, too much wood plank, a warehouse motif, and a photo booth.

More importantly, the beer is entirely BAD. Like really bad. Like check my profile, I've had a lot of beers, and I don't mean to be rude, but I feel like I need to spare my fellow beer aficionados - THIS PLACE IS BAD.

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Collins Pub

in Seattle, Washington

4.16/5  rDev +2.7% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

I visited Collins Pub yesterday on the recommendation of a friend, and I'm glad I did. This is a small neighborhood pub with a moderately-sized but outstanding taplist. They have 20 taps, focusing on Puget Sound-region breweries but occasionally going farther afield; the quality of the beers is very good indeed. The bar itself looks simultaneously old and lived-in as well as clean and welcoming; service is decent enough. If you want some great beer, it's definitely a good place to check out in the Pioneer Square area.

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