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Whyteboar from Michigan

Cerberus Brewing Company

in Colorado Springs, Colorado

4.31/5  rDev +8.3% | Average: 3.98
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Came highly recommended by the locals so had to stop in for a beer or two and a bite to eat. Better selection of beer than food, but I’m okay with that. The beer has been as advertised. The feel/ vibe is good and I imagine in the summer it’s absolutely amazing. Nice place!

59 minutes ago
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VABA from Virginia

State of Beer

in Raleigh, North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.4
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

A great beer store and tap room. There were about a dozen taps with different N.C. breweries. The store had very good selection of N.C. breweries as well as through tout the USA, the also had a good selection of Belgians including some rare gems. Worth a visit!

Today at 12:13 PM
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dcotom from Iowa

Binny's Beverage Depot - Joliet

in Joliet, Illinois

4.78/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.78
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Beer, wine, and spirits superstore with an outstanding selection. Pleasant vibe. The store is clean, well lighted, and well organized. Aisles are clearly labeled so you can easily find whatever you're looking for. Excellent selection of craft beers from all over, including many locals, imports, and individually priced singles. They also offer a modest "mix-a-six" selection. Staff are helpful and knowledgeable and are eager to answer any questions. (One caveat: some of the craft beer stock is kept unrefrigerated, so be sure to check dates.) Well worth a visit, and you might even run across a hard-to-find item or two.

Today at 07:02 AM
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dcotom from Iowa

Binny's Beverage Depot

in Rockford, Illinois

4.92/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.92
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Beer, wine, and spirits superstore with an amazing selection of everything. Pleasant shopping atmosphere: immaculately clean, well lighted, and well organized. Aisles are clearly labeled so you can easily find whatever it is you're looking for. And just in case you can't, the friendly and knowledgeable staff are ever-present and will offer to assist. Binny's offers craft beers from all over, including many imports and individually priced singles. Some of the craft beer stock is unrefrigerated, so be sure to check bottling and canning dates. Overall, though, you can't go wrong here.

Today at 06:50 AM
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Salt Flats Brewing

in Salt Lake City, Utah

3.89/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.89
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Small brewery in industrial park on the west side of town. Entry into small bottle shop that sells single cans. Small tasting bar in adjacent room partitioned off from the brewery. I just bought cans so did not pay any attention to the tap list. Friendly service.

Today at 02:53 AM
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Toasted Barrel Brewery

in Salt Lake City, Utah

4/5  rDev +11.1% | Average: 3.6
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Cool little spot almost under an overpass on the north side of town. Bottle shop in the foyer and small tasting room behind it with view of the brewhouse on the left. 8 or 10 beers on tap, I had the 2 IPAs which were very nice. Brewer was behind the bar, which made for an interesting and informative stop. Got the Phineas to go and enjoyed it very much with my dinner.

Today at 01:43 AM
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Bewilder Brewing

in Salt Lake City, Utah

4/5  rDev +1% | Average: 3.96
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Very cool interesting renovated brick factory building with great front porch. Large spacious interior with brewhouse on the right, long bar across the back, and some table seating to the left and opposite the bar. 10 beers on tap, the two I had were solid. Friendly bartender. I did not try the food.

Yesterday at 09:36 PM
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Uinta Brewing Company

in Salt Lake City, Utah

3.83/5  rDev -7.9% | Average: 4.16
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Sleek modern brewpub on the west side of town. Entrance into foyer with bottle/ merch shop on the left an taproom on the right. L-shaped bar against the back wall, about a dozen tables and booths inside and maybe 8 or 10 outside in sunken patio. Can't say I'm a big fan of QR code menus... order at the bar... Utah beer rules, 5% draft, whatever in cans. The 2 beers I had were OK. Friendly, personable barmaids, but kitchen took a half hour to make a mediocre turkey club.

Yesterday at 09:24 PM
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Redrover from Wisconsin

Jake's Pub

in Chicago, Illinois

4.07/5  rDev +27.2% | Average: 3.2
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

I was glad to see Jake's still open as I used to go here often in the late 1980s timeframe. Revisited a few weeks ago and it is as great as ever.

Super friendly owner and staff. A few TVs, a popcorn machine and a good jukebox add to the ambiance.

Nice craft beer selection. Guessing 25 taps and 20 are crafts. plus bottles an cans to fill out your choices.

Yesterday at 06:53 PM
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Ogden River Brewing

in Ogden, Utah

4.15/5  rDev +1% | Average: 4.11
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Very hip brewpub that is still building out. By the river, with bike and dog paths, the building has sort of an entry courtyard, which will be bordered by another building that looks like it will be a dining room. Lot of glass, brewhouse is on the right after entry, followed by a straight bar farther right then a garage door opening with counter seating. The left is a spacious dining area. 10 beers on tap, the 3 I had were solid. Very professional bartender. I also had the buffalo chicken pizza, the topping was close to excellent, some chopped celery would have been a nice finishing touch. The crust unfortunately was not good.

Yesterday at 05:17 AM
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Star Route Brewery

in Pocatello, Idaho

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

Cool storefront brewery in the old town section of Pocatello. Spacious high ceilings and garage door opening to patio provide a nice cooling breeze. Large L-shaped bar seats about 20 with a dozen table about the room and even more outside. They have live music and food trucks in the patio area. 8 beers on tap, I had the Grand Apogee, which had the taste and feel of a barrel aged beer. They single single cans to go...

Yesterday at 04:49 AM
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Talisman Brewing Company

in Ogden, Utah

3.93/5  rDev +3.7% | Average: 3.79
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Cool little spot not too far off the highway. Small service bar just inside the entrance with a half dozen tables to the left of the bar and some counter seating adjacent to the fermenter. There is also a little patio area in front, but the Adirondack chairs are uncomfortably laid back. 11 beers on tap, had the Spindrift, which was very nice. Friendly bartender.

Yesterday at 01:57 AM
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jim Dandy Brewing

in Pocatello, Idaho

4.1/5  rDev +0.7% | Average: 4.07
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Small industrial building on the other side of the tracks. Long straight bar perpendicular to the entrance seats about 15, with about a dozen tables about the room. 10 beers on draft, I had the Flyhopper, which was very nice. Friendly barmaid, very much a locals hangout. They do not sell single cans to go (bummer).

Yesterday at 01:45 AM
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dcotom from Iowa

Binny's Beverage Depot

in Plainfield, Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +4.8% | Average: 4.38
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I stopped in during an overnight stay in the area, as I do whenever I'm in a Binny's town. This one did not disappoint. (They never do, but that's another program.) Very clean, well lighted and well organized. Incredible selection of craft beers from all over, as well as a ton of imports. Excellent selection of wines and spirits of all types. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, which is true of every Binny's I've visited. Make it a point to stop if you're in the area.

Yesterday at 12:58 AM
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KT3418 from Colorado

Total Beverage

in Thornton, Colorado

3.66/5  rDev -8% | Average: 3.98
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

The selection seems great to me but this is my 2nd time in the store and pretty much every I wanted to purchase beer wise ranged from a month expired to who knows how long this is out dated. Literally so many things were dated. They had a Beirstadt product though which seems hard to get. The date thing really soured me though.

Wednesday at 04:46 PM
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

Snow Eater Brewing Company

in Liberty Lake, Washington

3.99/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.99
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

fun new spot in a part of the country that has more breweries than i think people realize, i discover a couple of new ones every time i am up this way, and the general quality is quite high. the are in kind of a strange location off the highway, but the space is absolutely gorgeous and sort of reminds me more of a colorado ski town vibe than what others are doing in the spokane area, high ceilings, open air with some garage doors open, a breezy patio, even a lofted seating area above the bar, tons of taps for a new spot, neat art, a view to the tanks in the back, mellow vibes, very low key on a weekday evening when i was in, i hope they get busier for their sake! i believe this is a family business too. i was impressed with the selection, a really diverse menu with all kinds of choices. i had a honey and vanilla cream ale that i liked a lot and their black rye ipa which tasted like a clone of the old firestone walker gem wookey jack, a very high compliment indeed! wished i had time for more, but will be back for sure. the dude was real friendly, the energy was good, and the beer list was interesting. slightly classier feel here than the typical taproom, well worth visiting when you are in the area!

Wednesday at 03:52 PM
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Radome from Florida

Lowes Foods #184

in Apex, North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +3.4% | Average: 3.77
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I stopped in while visiting family in the area, thanks to reports from my family members on the quality of the beer selection and a beer tasting bar at this grocery store. The reports were not mistaken.

There is a tasting bar with a few bar stools and high tables so that drinkers can enjoy beer from 8 taps of local North Carolina craft brews. Tasting flights, pints and growlers are available for the draft beers. The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable of the beer. The store also has a large selection of beer cans and bottles, most of it cold in a cooler stretching the length of one of the aisles, but also some in additional shelf spaces. The cans and bottles were primarily regional craft beers from the Carolinas and Virginia, but there were some craft beers from around the US and other countries. The prices seemed very reasonable.

The beer selection, tasting bar and obvious respect for beer culture make this store noteworthy. I don't have any grocery stores like this in my part of Florida, and I have rarely seen one this good in my travels. Definitely stop if you are in the area.

Wednesday at 04:32 AM
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Clairvoyant Brewing Company

in Boise, Idaho

3.96/5  rDev +1.8% | Average: 3.89
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Lively brewery taproom and covid inspired patio. Revamped industrial building, probably was once a garage. Open airy feel, to garage doors in front with a fenced in patio area with about a dozen picnic tables. Inside there is a long service bar on the left, and the brewhouse on the right and a dozen or so hightops about the remainder of the room. 11 beers on tap, I had the 2 IPAs, which were both solid. Friendly local crowd. Service was fine. Great place to grab a beer on a pleasant Boise evening.

Wednesday at 04:28 AM
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Billolick from New York

Citarella Wine and Spirits

in Greenwich, Connecticut

3.91/5  rDev -13.7% | Average: 4.53
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Next door to their super upscale food store, famous for their high quality sea food and meats, this is a boutique wine booze and beer spot with a small but high quality beer selection housed in a SMALL self contained cooler unit.

Happy to find offerings from places like Other Half, Kent falls, Lock City, Finback, Lawson's and a few others....

Pleasant enough staff, and its nice having the near by food options, but this selection is kinda skimpy and could be pumped up a bit to make this more of a destination.

Wednesday at 02:26 AM
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Barley Brown's Brewpub

in Baker City, Oregon

3.94/5  rDev -4.6% | Average: 4.13
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Downtown brewpub. Spacious interior with L-shaped bar on the right and 2 rows of booths along the left walls. Also has sidewalk seating. 8 beers on tap, I had the Pallet Jack and Moxee Water, both were pretty good. Also had a pub burger which was very tasty. Service was a tad on the slow side, only one person doing everything.

Tuesday at 09:06 PM
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Billolick from New York

Sand City Brewing Co. - South

in Lindenhurst, New York

4.32/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.32
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

This is the new south shore outpost of Long Island's heavy hitter Sand City Brewing.

This is a larger box of a place, with high ceilings, large windows out onto the busy street scene, and a medium to large out door seating area. Just a block or two from the LIRR stop. Place was rocking on the sunny Sunday afternoon that we visited, they are gonna sell A LOT of their tasty beer here. New atmosphere, but same deal as the North location, tasty juiced up and highly worthy IPAs and stouts to stay or to go in tall cans. Feel free to bring in your own food. Much less out of the way for many, larger room to handle the hordes of fans, same tasty offerings...well worth a visit.

Tuesday at 02:33 PM
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slander from New York

Brewery Ommegang

in Cooperstown, New York

4.48/5  rDev -0.2% | Average: 4.49
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Looking over the empty fields of play a day before Thanksgiving and thinking about procuring some (I’ll never actually set up the) tent space for the BCTC that won’t be, at least anytime soon again. 13 years I’d done the beer festival turned lost weekend here, and every year for the last 7 of ‘em I’ve said, “I’m too old for this shit, I’m done”, but then it’s 2AM, and I’m standing around a bonfire with a hundred of my closest strangers. I’ve got a growler in one hand and a full snifter in the other, and I think, “Maybe I’ve got another one in me”. Down in the wee hours and sunrise awoken brings an early run to the Stagecoach for a double espresso, a quick pretend guest swim in the pool at the Otesaga, and then this iceman cometh with bags of the kind cubes for those in need. Amazing what a very little sleep weekend does for one’s disposition. So, late November nostalgia Ommegang proper. Through the arch and to the newish tap room in the middle of the parking lot…

Straight dark wood plank bar, panel base, & foot bar to the rear. Seating for nearly a dozen and a half on cushiony stools. Large barback unit with a squared center mirror and rounded narrower ones to each side. 4 tap towers with 5 non-descript handles each on the counter fronting, with 3L bottles displayed in both corners. A long horizontal wood piece sits above listing draft selections in 5 rows of 4 slats each (Beer, ABV, IBU, & cost for full & shorty pours). Glass front cupboard space to both sides with alt cider cans displayed. Glassware shelved below the bar with sampler paddles hooked, and coolers on the ends with canned & bottled beer, wine, & cider.

Large square block flooring, black ceiling with a white inlay, and white walls with brown trim. Drop spinny top lamps tracing the bar, dodecahedrons over the floor, and cone horns on the barback. 9 tables mix & match; shared hightops off the bar to raised roundies to low squares.

Loooong side room along the exterior holds a dozen and a half tables, mostly on shared benchings that run a good length of the room. Drop single bulb lighting all the way down to both sides of center pan lamps. Window views here of the pavilion where I’ve VIP’d the fire pit I knew so well and the fields of stage, stagger, & slumber. And through to a little rear room with a shorty table shuffle board, great early 1900’s hop harvest pics & farm tools, Displays of Ommegangeria (yes, that's a word now), labels, & mirrors. A single spinny overhead. Cushy chair set with a table and sleepy inviting leather couch. Crashing on that couch at a BCTC would be the WIN of all WINS. It’s a comfortable room, too good for the likes of you.

20 taps; 18 beers (Witte, Witbier, 5.2%; Hennepin, Saison, 7.7%; Rare Vos, Amber Ale, 6.5%; Abbey Ale, Dubbel. 8.2%; Nirvana, IPA, 6.5%; Farmhouse Pilsner, 5%; 3 Philosophers, Quadrupel w/Kriek, 9.7%; BBA 3 Philosophers, Quadrupel w/Kriek, 12.3%; Wine Barrel 3 Philosophers, Quadrupel w/Kriek, 9.9%; Blueberry Coffee 3 Philosophers, Quadrupel w/Kriek, 9.7%; BBA Adoration, Belgian Dark Winter Ale, 10.5%; Pale Sour, Wild Ale, 6.9%; Rosetta, Oud Bruin w/Kriek, 5.6%; Neon Rainbows, NEIPA, 6.7%; Fresh Hopped Hopstate Pale Ale, 5%; Saisonztraminer, Farmhouse Ale w/Gewurztraminer Grapes, 6.5%; GoT: My Watch Has Ended, Imperial Brown Ale, 8%; Double Barrel Dubbel, 9.9%) and 2 house ciders (Rose & Dry).

I sampled and shortied as I am prone to do (Abbey Ale, did you know the Omme Abbey was (like) my first Belgian love all those years ago? It’s true, my buddy Mike the Fool was all about the strong Belgian ales ‘cause they got you messed up, but I was always lovin’ on the Dubbel, and this one in particular. Nice to drink it at the source; Rosetta, how have I never had this beer? Oud Bruin & Kriek blend, Goudenbandesque but cherried up some, sweet & sour, me likey; Neon Rainbows NEIPA, was not hazy, and is a solid IPA, I’m actually surprised; Blueberry Coffee 3 Philosophers, got the coffee, but not so much the boo, I would have preferred it the other way around; Fresh Hopped Hopstate Pale Ale, piney, citrus, pleasant; Saisonztraminer, Farmhouse Ale w/Gewurztraminer Grapes, subtle funkiness, Belgian yeast, yep, vinous & dry, yes, please, and thank you). Really no clunkers to be had, but that’s the Ommegang I’ve come to know these past (good grief), 2 dozenish years.

Food will happen. The soup was chicken vegetable (these are a few of my fav-or-ite things). There was serious chunky carrot & celery action, and came with me bread & buttah! Obvi Witz was all about the Poutine. Dantender dealt us out, and there were helpful Ommegang people otherwise, as we hit the store over there (me, pointing) for bottles to a go-go. And sadness kicks in as I spy the hop trellis lining the hill. They’ll be no walkabout this day (sigh). Chill house, excellent tunes, the perfect snack, and the beers were all very good. Am so very glad we dropped through.

Tuesday at 01:00 PM
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flagmantho from Washington

5 Rights Brewing Co.

in Marysville, Washington

4.33/5  rDev +0.2% | Average: 4.32
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I visited 5 Rights the other day while bumming around Marysville and was quite pleasantly surprised! They have a huge taproom space in an older building with merch and breweriana decorating the walls. They had 18 beers available on tap when I visited, covering a wide variety of styles. The Juicy Brut brut IPA is darn good, and I also quite like Erwin’s Mosaic pale ale. For non-hoppy beers I had the Nellie’s Nectar Bavarian Hefeweizen, which is excellent, and the Mr. O oatmeal stout which is pretty decent.

Service is cool and friendly, though they weren’t super busy upon my visit. Overall all the beers I had here were above-average or better. 5 Rights is definitely worth a visit if you’re up in the Marysville area.

Tuesday at 03:04 AM
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flagmantho from Washington

Bosk Brew Works

in Woodinville, Washington

4.38/5  rDev +0.5% | Average: 4.36
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I visited Bosk the other day and was very impressed. They have a huge open space inside, sharing a floor with the brewhouse and fermenters, which is a look I love. There were about 9 beers on tap when I visited, with a focus on lagers and German styles in general. Each beer I tried was great and well executed, especially the Goth Beach Party schwarzbier and Ramble On rauchbier. Service was also excellent - I’ll definitely be returning!

Tuesday at 02:57 AM
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gatornation from Minnesota

Wooden Ship Brewing Company

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.85
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

On the corner of Zenith Ave and 44th St in trendy Linden Hills. It took over from a violin shop and a Pilates studio. One houses the 7 barrel brewery its to the left and is visible thru a large window, the other is the taproom 8 or so tables and a bar with 6 seats or so is in back of the room. The inside is well built but is small. They have 1 garage door that opens to a very nice sunny patio with 6 large tables. Inside they had 9 beers on tap with crowlers and swag to go.Quite a variety of styles in 3 different serving sizes,I thought the beer was good for day 1 , and like that they several different series and styles and will continually make new ones. Worth a visit

Monday at 09:07 PM
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Sabtos from Ohio

BrewLounge Beer Company

in Columbiana, Ohio

3.98/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.98
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

It's pretty refreshing when a location takes its name as a mission statement and executes it, and I say this because Lounge is THE word for this place. The lighting is intentionally kept low over the short but attractive hardwood bar, and even lower in the back area where large, comfortable leather seats and coffee tables allow you to comfortably sit back and chill over a pint with friends and family.

I find the main draw here, personally, to be their fairly extensive selection of guest cans and bottles, especially for the area, providing a respectable variety for their rural patrons to try out. Half of their draft list also consists of guest taps, while the other is flowing with their own brews, of which I was fairly impressed. They didn't blow me away, as the "NEIPA" was more of a West Coast, and the sour was a little acidic, but they also weren't terrible either.

There's some on-site pizza and snacks available, of which I didn't partake during this visit. They also offer cigars and an outdoor patio space, enclosed and heated for the winter, to enjoy them.

Monday at 04:39 PM
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

LCBO Store - Elizabeth & Mill Street

in Creemore, Ontario

3.42/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.42
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Little boutique in this model town, with even the cashier at her cash offering service. All the new releases they get which is mostly local or macro , are in the fridge. Can you find a couple craft beers yes.

Monday at 01:18 PM
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

LCBO Store - Church St & Airport Rd

in Caledon, Ontario

2.89/5  rDev 0% | Average: 2.89
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.75

A smaller store, yet still could be better organized as I have seen bigger ones organized or not but no excuse for a small one not to be. Not friendly vibe. But they had the beer I was looking for, though new not in the fridge.

Monday at 01:16 PM
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

in Hood River, Oregon

4.03/5  rDev -3.1% | Average: 4.16
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Covid restrictions limited access to the interior, there were plenty of seats on the sidewalk and the open lot across the street. About a dozen beers on tap, I had the IPA which was very nice. I hope to get back here when times are more normal.

Monday at 07:07 AM
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Ferment Brewing Company

in Hood River, Oregon

4.01/5  rDev -3.4% | Average: 4.15
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Very unique space, mixed use building down by the river. Large partially covered patio space on 2nd floor, with small indoor taproom. There was also a well manicured lawn on the back side of the building with a few picnic tables. Place had the feel of a courtyard at a first tier museum. About a dozen beers on tap, I had the IPA which was very nice. I also had the chicken sandwich which was very tasty.

Monday at 06:39 AM
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hudsonvalleyslim from Massachusetts

Six Pack Brewing Company

in Bristol, Rhode Island

4.54/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.54
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

An early after-Pfizer indoor outing for me. On Mothers Day. Twas 4 pm on Sunday, a quiet afternoon at the brewery. Friendly comfy place, nice layout with suspended railroad tie lighting and industrial topped tables. Cool place. I had 3 smalls and a fine Baltic Porter. Took home a crowler. Most beers this afternoon were high ABV.

'Six Pack' is named for the 6 dogs the brewers had at the time. Sheldon was the dog (of the sixpack) that was on duty. Named the West Coast IPA after him I think.

I'll return for sure!

Monday at 12:53 AM
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lagrluvr

Nantahala Brewing Company

in Bryson City, North Carolina

2.44/5  rDev -42.7% | Average: 4.26
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5

This place is dying a not-so-slow death.....was told That Cigar City has invested in saving their ass, and that's a good thing. They need some direction and a team with a clue.
Desperation was hangin in the air, their flagship ipa was out (on a weekend afternoon in May?), so they offered me one from another brewery! Lots of items crossed of menu, and just a bummer this (last ) time. Needs rebranding experts.
Mountain Layers has become the best local brew in Bryson, and the KILLER BCO taproom which has great craft brews from all over.

Sunday at 11:29 PM
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WOLFGANG from South Carolina

The Brass Tap

in Rock Hill, South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.75
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Decent selection from time to time. The staff rotates pretty frequently, so it is hard to become a regular.
This place can get pretty busy in the evenings, since there are minimal options in this high potential neighborhood...terrible job of development manager.

Sunday at 08:42 PM
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WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Tattooed Brews

in Rock Hill, South Carolina

3.56/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.56
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I usually go to have a beer here after visiting other nearby places first. Subject to have 1, 4/5 brew option a couple of times per month. Food options are limited, due to kitchen space/appliances, but fairly quick if they are not busy.

Sunday at 08:35 PM
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WOLFGANG from South Carolina

O'Darby's Fine Wine & Spirits

in Rock Hill, South Carolina

3.94/5  rDev -4.6% | Average: 4.13
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Better prices than most places in the area, but product(s) availability can be an issue. Multiple locations can be checked for product(s) availability, which is helpful. staff is very helpful.

Sunday at 08:27 PM
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WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Millstone Pizza & Taphouse

in Rock Hill, South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -5.5% | Average: 4.18
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Some of the better draught options available in the area can be found here sometimes. The wood fired pizza has a higher cost for a pie, but it is quite good. Staffing issues sometimes, but staff is always courteous.

Sunday at 08:19 PM
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WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Earth Fare

in Rock Hill, South Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -9.2% | Average: 4.01
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Pick up options that are easy to find elsewhere with a slightly higher price tag. Excellent accoutrements. Cold brews are the primary options. Always loving the deli area. Staff can offer guidance for the novice.

Sunday at 08:09 PM
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Suds from Missouri

Good News Brewing

in Defiance, Missouri

3.88/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.88
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

I visited this brewery with my wife and son, after a wonderful bike ride on the Katy Trail. Located right off the trail, the brewery has roll-up garage doors, a huge patio, and lots of outdoor seating. There are plenty of bike racks, and a large parking lot for those that visit by car. The beer was wonderful. We enjoyed a well made Wit and a very tasty IPA. The menu is simple...really just pizza, but it was very tasty. This is a great place it sit outside on a beautiful, sunny, spring day, enjoying solidly brewed beer.

Sunday at 08:05 PM
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

in Creemore, Ontario

3.32/5  rDev -12.2% | Average: 3.78
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

pretty town and location. friendly service. the beers were above average 20 some years back. now its quaffable and worth the stop as its brewed within days and driving nearby.

Sunday at 06:16 PM
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Radome from Florida

Brüeprint Brewing Company

in Apex, North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev -1% | Average: 3.95
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Stopped in here to check them out and grab some cans to go while visiting family in the area. The brewery and taprom is a little out of the way, on the edge of Apex, NC, in a non-descript industrial area. The taproom is fairly small, but nice, and has the usual wood and bare concrete look, and a window into the brewing area. There is also seating outdoors in a grassy area next to the building, which seems to be the most popular option. On the Saturday afternoon I stopped by there was a food truck and live music by a country performer.

The bartender was polite and efficient. He was not having a hard time keeping up with the small crowd of customers who were enjoying the music. There were 14 beers on tap and a good number of them available in 4- and 6-packs in a chiller near the bar. They also had 32 oz and 64 oz growlers available. The quality of the beers is above average for a brewery of this size. I had tried an excellent barrel-aged Brueprint beer on a previous trip to North Carolina, and I was eager to try more when I found out they were located near my family's home. I was not disappointed with the cans that I took home.

Definitely try Brueprint beers if you can find them, or swing by and sample them here. If you're lucky it will be a beautiful Spring day with live music playing, like it was for me today!

Sunday at 05:01 AM
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Radome from Florida

Vicious Fishes - Taproom & Biergarten

in Apex, North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.76
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

This is a relatively new taproom for the Vicious Fishes Brewery in Angier, NC. It is in a small but modern (purpose built) building on Old US 1 in between Apex and New Hill, NC. The taprom shares a building and seating area with a Piranha Coffee shop. The indoor area is a bit small but open, well-lit and modern, feeling more like a lunch-counter type cafe than a taproom. There is also a large outdoor biergarten area that is being steadily upgraded in order to allow more seating and comfort under the COVID-19 restrictions. They seem to have one or two food trucks every day of the week, and the parking lot has been nearly or totally full every time I've driven past. Overall, the vibe is pleasant but the location doesn't have a lot of character yet.

There were two bartenders working when I went in to buy beer to go. They were friendly and efficient. In addition to pints, they sell beer in simple 32 oz crowler cans with twist-on caps. I had not seen this crowler type before, but they worked well and kept the beer carbonated for several days even after being opened. There were 10 taps, which included 8 of their own beers and two local ciders when I visited. The two beers I tried were well-made and true to the target styles.

Overall this is a nice place to stop in and grab beers to go or to drink a few, especially in the outdoor biergarten. I have family in the area, so I will definitely go back when I visit again.

Sunday at 04:42 AM
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mellonsm from Pennsylvania

Mad Chef Craft Brewing

in East Petersburg, Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +10.4% | Average: 4.13
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

More of a strip mall vibe although the patio was excellent.
Service was pub style where and food and drink is bought at the bar.
Tremendous beer selection.
Tremendous beer quality.
Best food I've had at a brewery.

Sunday at 03:49 AM
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mellonsm from Pennsylvania

Lancaster Brewing Company

in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +15% | Average: 3.94
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Good vibe. Great location and layout.
Tremendous beer selection with a wide variety.
Excellent service as the server added dessert for free due to slower food delivery.
Food quality and options were good but not great.

Sunday at 03:46 AM
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Everybody's Brewing

in White Salmon, Washington

4.4/5  rDev +9.7% | Average: 4.01
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Happenin' brewpub on a slope of the Colombia River gorge. Upscale modern multi-level facility set up for social distancing. Entrance into spacious dining are with long straight bar along right wall (covid closed) with outdoor deck passed the bar up a half flight of stairs. 15 or so beers on tap, the two I had were solid. They also sell single cans and bottles to go. I also had the marinated chicken burrito which was very tasty. Friendly, efficient service. Very enjoyable experience.

Sunday at 03:08 AM
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MacMalt from New Jersey

Odd Bird Brewing

in Stockton, New Jersey

4.32/5  rDev -7.1% | Average: 4.65
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This is a delightful, small brewery located in one of my favorite towns on the Jersey side of the Delaware River. It's located a short walk from the main street and shares a building with a gas/service station. You have to be careful when parking; read the website which gives directions. There is both indoor and outdoor seating although during the COVID pandemic the seating is outdoors. The patrons represent a mix of locals and craft beer aficionados who have sought out the brewery. It's a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and willing to discuss the beer with you. There is a nice selection, including some unusual styles. When I visited they served a "tavern style" English Stout on cask in a mug and a smoked Helles Lager, among other selections. If you enjoy walking along the river in a relaxed atmosphere, then Stockton is a great place and after your walk I recommend a visit to Odd Bird Brewing.

Sunday at 12:23 AM
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mastodonj from Colorado

Cycle Brewing

in Saint Petersburg, Florida

3.14/5  rDev -26.8% | Average: 4.29
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Since this brewery had a fairly high rating, I went there today. Let's just say: if you are a craft brewery lover on a limited time visit to the Tampa-St. Pete area, you'll probably want to skip it.
1) Not being local, I had no idea what Central St was like. Hence, you get a lot of people coming here who really aren't beer drinkers...it's just a convenient spot to sit outside and talk before your next stop. So, just because you see a crowd, doesn't mean it's good.
2) Beers: Tried a pint of their session "Fixie" which reminded me of the session ales that were coming out 3 to 4 years ago; basically trying to hop up the beer with no real thought to the overall flavor. Next, I tried their standard IPA and it was literally forgettable...don't know what else to say.
3) "Presentation": Ok, I get it. You can take beers outside across the public sidewalk and into Cycle's drinking area. So, the containers need to be plastic (maybe they would be close to 16 ounces if they topped them to overflowing, but they were not doing that to anyone's beers) But, again, for a craft beer lover, you might ask: "Would you like a glass container or a plastic one? The glass ones are a full pint. The plastic ones are...." I may have opted for the glass (if that was even an option; I don't know; no one said anything) and sat inside with the two locals who appeared to be there.
4) Staffing: During the entire time when I drank 2 pints, and watched a lot of other groups come and go, I never saw any staff come out and ask if anyone needed anything! After about 45 minutes, a guy did come out to collect the empty plastic cups; did not see him take any new orders.

On the plus side: if you are craving a stout, they did have several available; seems to be their strong suit.

So, this is nothing like going to a brewery taproom, if that's what you had in mind. If you want a place to grab a decent brew while you're touring Central, then go for it. Otherwise, save your time for one of the other actual taprooms.

Saturday at 11:27 PM
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John_M from Oregon

Buffalo Bill's Irma Hotel

in Cody, Wyoming

3.16/5  rDev -11.7% | Average: 3.58
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.25 | food: 3

The wife and I both enjoyed our recent visit to the Irma, but truth be told, this place has no business being in the data base. As it's clearly not a beer destination.

Ambience and vibe are the best thing the Irma has going for it. The place just exudes charm and atmosphere, and the historical aspect is pretty fascinating. The bar side really feels like an old, comfortable saloon from the old West, and it's a great place to while away a lazy afternoon.

I'd visit the Irma again in a heartbeat, but not for the beer. The day we stopped in I think that had all of 3 craft options on tap from a couple of local breweries (Black Tooth is the only one I recall). Bottles and cans largely consist of your usual maco swill selection, SNPA by far the most interesting offering otherwise.

Service was fine for what it was. This isn't a beer bar, and so the bartender knew next to nothing about the local beer scene, but he was friendly and affable, and quick with a drink.

As for food, we got an order of wings. They come deep fried with wing sauce and blue cheese on the side. I've had better and worse over the years, and would describe the wings here as decidedly average.

The Irma is definitely worth a visit if you happen to be in Cody, but don't get your hopes up from a beer standpoint. Cheers!

Saturday at 10:29 PM
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Outlet Liquors

in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

2.39/5  rDev -38.2% | Average: 3.87
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Large store, good spacing throughout so it's easy to move around. Good craft selection, fair pricing, but not well organized. No staff approached us while we shopped. Biggest problem was checking out. Cashier was rude and seemed determined to embarrass us. Too much competition in the area to consider going back.

May 08, 2021
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dcotom from Iowa

Rockmill Tavern

in Columbus, Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +4% | Average: 4.28
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I stopped in here for dinner without a reservation and the servers bent over backwards to get me a table before the late rush started. I'm glad they did, because this place is a gem. Rather low-key atmosphere, with dim lighting and ambient music that isn't distractingly loud. My server Sydney was awesome. She was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the beers on the tap list and the Columbus beer scene in general. Excellent food, and Rockmill has a great lineup of beers with emphasis on farmhouse styles. Pop in during Happy Hour (4-6 Tuesday through Sunday) for half-price drinks and flights. You won't be disappointed.

May 08, 2021
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DavidStone

Firetap Alehouse - South Anchorage

in Anchorage, Alaska

2.75/5  rDev -24% | Average: 3.62
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 1

I was a first time visitor to Firetap Alehouse during mid afternoon on 05-06-2021. Aside from the initial friendliness of the hostess, helping me get a window booth seat, my experience was quite poor. I asked for a King's Bavarian Hefeweizen and was told by my waiter that they had run out, that they had Widmer Hefeweizen which was much the same. I relocated from the Portland, OR area to Anchorage, AK and Widmer is not the same. Ok, so they ran out, no biggie, I'll get a soda and ice water with lemon. The soda was ok - could use carbonation turned up just a bit - and the ice water arrived with no lemon. I reminder my waiter of such and he brought me a scraggly slice of lemon with his bare hand. Yikes. I proceeded to order the large Macho Nachos ($19) and I added chicken ($5.50) - $24.50 total, which has to be the highest priced nachos in Anchorage. They were terrible. While a good amount of cheese is dropped on top they are not layered well at all. Some of the corn tortilla chips under the top toasted layer were actually soggy from the black beans and corn lying on top of them. The chicken was tasteless, bland. And, the accompanying guacamole cup was pitifully small, especially for the 'large' 18 inch 'ish long dish of nachos. So, to summarize, the nachos weren't layered well, there were some soggy chips, the corn and black beans weren't hot underneath, and the chicken was tasteless. Finally, while not too busy for a Thursday mid-afternoon the place could still use an upgrade in cleanliness, specifically referencing the floor. Then, there was a gross hidden stash of trash - old face masks, napkins, etc. - located between the booth and where it went up against the window wall. Disgusting. There are certainly better nachos in town - Bear Paw would be my first recommendation, then Bear Tooth, and they are both less than $24.50. My first experience with Firetap Alehouse will likely be my last.

May 07, 2021