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Bella Vista Beer Distributors

in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +4.1% | Avg: 4.36
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

This is a great place indeed. Spacious, clean and with a great selection of US and imported beer. Friendly staff as well. The prices were very reasonable too especially considering its location near(ish) the city center.

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GOTL Brewing Co.

in Geneva, Ohio

3.53/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 2.76
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4.25

Found this brew pub while driving thru Geneva on the Lake, a small town on Lake Erie an hour or so east of Cleveland. I think it is relatively new. The deck behind the pub overlooking Lake Erie is awesome! What a great place to have a beer and a meal, especially at sunset. It was quiet when we were their on a Tuesday evening, but it looks like a place that draws big crowds on weekends. As of July they only had 2 beers brewed on premise: an ale and a lager, priced very reasonably at 5.50 for a 16 ounce serving. Both were fine, although not as memorable as the view! We enjoyed our dinner - a fish fry for me and a perch sandwich for my companion. Very tasty, fresh with a good batter that wasn't greasy. I would definitely return for the atmosphere, and hopefully more interesting beers will be brewed in the future.

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Belmont Station

in Portland, Oregon

4.58/5  rDev +2.2% | Avg: 4.48
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

My first stop in Portland 18/8/17
Thought I got us lost at first because it was a fairly residential neighbourhood but here we are. Selection is ridiculous, I did my research before showing up and still took a while. They got choices no doubt there, staff were great and helpful at every turn. My wife sat in the bar while I shopped, two dozen or so taps kept her busy while I shopped. Everything was as expected other then all the stock blocking the shelves, annoying for sure as I may have missed out on some hidden (literary) gems but that being said I blew my budget in minutes. About as good as it gets really other then the stacks of stock blocking the shelves.....

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Brewsky's Bottle Shops

in State College, Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -11.3% | Avg: 3.27
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3

There are several Brewsky's Bottle Shops. They all offer basically the same limited selection, and don't really sell singles. I walked into this one, looked at each of the cooler doors searching for almost anything to buy, and then walked out without the cashier even saying a word. It's absolutely not worth visiting for craft beer.

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Bill Pickle's Tap Room

in State College, Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +8.5% | Avg: 3.16
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Bill Pickle's Tap Room is a college bar, and thus you have to accept that it has service issues and will be full of young people during the school year, but it's also a bit of an institution behind Zeno's and The Rathskeller, and it's actually pretty nice inside. It has a sort of a German pub feel with lots of dark wood, exposed timbers, a chandelier over the bar, and a small-tile terracotta floor. The bar is copper topped, and they offer 12 beers on tap but only 4 or maybe 5 are actually craft amidst the likes of Bud, Miller Lite, and Yuengling. They do serve the local Otto's beers though, although they're not that far away and offer better food so why not just go there?

The food is basic bar food with items like Hot Wings and burgers, and the quality is what you'd expect of a standard family-style restaurant chain.

The service is generally poor, but you might get lucky, especially if it's not busy.

I certainly wouldn't visit when it's busy, and to be honest, I wouldn't even go during the school year, and most importantly I wouldn't go for the beer as there are a lot of better choices within walking distance but that's up to you.

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Ghost Monkey Brewery

in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

4.42/5  rDev +0.5% | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

In the industrial area of town, pretty easy to find off GPS. Walking inside you get a real warehouse feel with concrete and light colored woods and a very high ceiling. Large bar can seat about 15 or so patrons. Couches, wire spool tables, and a pool table are also here. Very casual vibe.

There were 14 on draft during my visit. Only one person serving beers made things a bit slow with the 30+ people in the place, but he was friendly and loved to talk beer when he could. I had some time to have a few different beers, and they were of really good quality and tasty. Got some crowlers to go too. Anyone visiting Charleston should make this a stop on their trip. Definite up and coming brewery.

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McGillicuddy's On The Green

in Colchester, Vermont

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

Continuing on in the McGillicuddy's chain around the state of Vermont, this nice little clean restaurant in Colchester is pretty much the only place you'll find in Colchester to eat pretty good food and have a good lineup of craft beer. They get basically the same lineup as the other McGillicuddyu's (Williston and Five Corners), the Montpelier one, is well, let's just say, you'll have to read my review about that place or find out for yourself. If I lived in Colchester, I'd go here more often.

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Cap'n Cork Beverage Discount

in Colchester, Vermont

3.67/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.67
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Pretty much the only bottle/can shop, you'll find in the town of Colchester. Trevor, the manager has tried for Heady and S.O.S and though he's having a hard time trying to get it, this place isn't bad. He purposesly left the back light off so it wouldn't affect the beers in the case, so it does show me that he does care. It's a fairly clean little store with the normal selection of any other beer store in Vermont, not a bad place at all.

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Humpy's Great Alaskan Ale House

in Anchorage, Alaska

4/5  rDev -0.7% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Across the street from Glacier Brewhouse, I actually started here first that night. I got a reindeer burger that was really damn good! Beers came out quick in non-frosted glassware. It seemed like a pretty happening place and had pretty good service, fairly clean place. I'd go back if I lived closer.

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Glacier Brewhouse

in Anchorage, Alaska

4.14/5  rDev -0.7% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

One of my Anchorage trips, met one of my beer buddies and his brother here. Really nice place, very clean, was pretty impressed with my tasters, though they were served in wine glasses (ugh - only downfall!). Service was very quick and it seemed they kept up with the crowd at peak times because I was there during a peak time. I'd definitely go back if I lived closer.

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Two Blokes Brewing

in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -2.9% | Avg: 4.07
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

This place is located in an industrial area. Non-descript building. As you walk in you notice the bar and a few couches in a cavernous space. Definite warehouse feel here. The L shaped bar could seat about 15 patrons.

11 beers on draft, and flights are available. The beers I sampled were decent to OK, not really blown away by anything. Service was so-so. Got some crowlers to go to sample more of the beers at home.

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The Lucky Lady

in Juneau, Alaska

3.74/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.74
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

It's a dive bar with mainly Alaskan Brewing Company beers for craft. Pool tables are a bit worn, but service is pretty quick/good. Regular/easy to find Midnight Sun beers will show up, but don't expect anything from their high end. Do-able.

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Crafty Draught

in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2% | Avg: 4.16
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

While walking through the shops and restaurants in there is a nice little craft beer sign calling in the visitors. The bar is a small L shaped bar that can seat about 10. Huge blackboard listing 25 beers on drafts. Loads of craft beer signs here. This place has an interesting list, with some more of the harder to find local brewery beers. The service was very personable and friendly, and liked to talk beer.

I had a few pints while waiting for dinner, and each beer was fresh and quickly served. No food here, just some bagged popcorn and hot pretzels. Just over the bridge from Isle of Palm, this place is worth a stop.

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The Alaskan Hotel & Bar

in Juneau, Alaska

4/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.74
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

For a hotel bar, their tap line and service is what's the best for this place. They try to keep Old Rasputin on nitro as much as they can. Some musical acts show up from Thursdays to Sundays. Pretty clean little place and even when the musicians aren't playing, it can be a pretty enjoyable place to hit up in the downtown for some beers.

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Salt

in Juneau, Alaska

3.51/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.49
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Not much of a beer bar per se, but they do have a decent selection of Alaskan and some PNW beers. Only 4 taps the day I was in there. Food is extremely pricey. Service was decent. I'd rather check out other more beer centric places in the area.

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Rookery Cafe

in Juneau, Alaska

3.94/5  rDev -2.7% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Coffee cafe' in the morning and afternoon with a decent lunch menu that I can't seem to find on line to post, but this place turns into a bar at night that takes a round turn to show some quality brews. The food is pretty good here. I recommend if you're coming to Juneau, check it out for coffee or a beer in the evenings.

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Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

in Montréal, Quebec

3.85/5  rDev -12.7% | Avg: 4.41
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Great neighborhood brewpub! Peche Mortel on tap - need I say more! Had the cheeseboard and flatbread pizza, awesome! at least 14 different beers on tap, all brewed by them. A must if you are a beery visiting Montreal. A little off the beaten tract, but don't let that scare you. Find it and go there. It's a great friendly place.

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Left Hand Brewing Company

in Longmont, Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +0.2% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Pretty chill taproom with some cool artwork. Friendly bartenders are happy to help. Tour was super fun and gave a great look into their history as well as how they do their thing. Local food trucks out front are always fun ways to get a quality bite to eat.

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Odell Brewing Company

in Fort Collins, Colorado

4.47/5  rDev -0.7% | Avg: 4.5
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Beautiful brewery. Very comfortable feel inside and plenty of tasty beverage options available to satisfy just about any taste. Staff are all super friendly and seem like they genuinely love working there. The tour gives a great behind the scenes look at how they do what they do. Definitely one of my favorite stops in Colorado.

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New Belgium Brewing

in Fort Collins, Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.2% | Avg: 4.24
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Absolutely gorgeous campus. Lots of space inside and out to enjoy a beverage, throw a frisbee, play some Cornhole, or just relax in the grass. Solid selection of beers on the board featuring their tradition Belgian and famous sour ales to their American style options. Wouldn't mind seeing a little more info on the beers available though. I wish I had more time to explore and hang out here. The tour sounds fantastic which would explain why it books up so quickly.

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von Trapp Brewing

in Stowe, Vermont

4.13/5  rDev +7% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Swung by the bierhall for lunch while in VT for a few days. In so many ways it's the cure for the hop-saturated visitor. Beautiful location that's a fork-in-the-road away from The Alchemist. Long winding dirt and gravel road through the trees brings you to a lager-oasis. Sparkling new beer hall that's clean and spacious. Nice large benches and tables with a view of the brewing equipment. Merch out front if you fancy.

Half dozen of their beers on tap; we enjoyed the pilsner, Vienna and Oktoberfest. All crisp, clean, fresh and delicious. No guest beers for sale so the selection is limited to their own beer; bottles/cans available to go. The food was awesome - super tasty and runs the gamut from light (sliced and salted radish) to heavy (freshly cooked brats). We had the radish, salad sampler, chicken schnitzel and pretzels. So good. Sauerkraut-mash is heavenly.

Great vibe, cool scene and fresh beer abound. Like I mentioned - it was the break I was looking for, and the kids had a great time as well. Worth a visit.

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The Bee Hive Brew Pub

in Canandaigua, New York

4.84/5  rDev +13.1% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

This is a great place for the craft beer lover!!! 32 draft lines with 29 dedicated to craft beers. Always rotating selection and features some hard to find and highly rated beers. Knowledgeable staff and great food.

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Anchorage Brewing Company

in Anchorage, Alaska

4.54/5  rDev -5.2% | Avg: 4.79
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Anchorage brewing is the premier brewery for Alaska. Their tasting room is very modern with a wide selection of most of their beers except ADWTD which is disappointing. Plenty on tap. They also have a wide variety of bottles but they need to update their reader board since two variations of Darkest Hour were available in bottles but not on the posted list. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Odyssey Beerwerks

in Arvada, Colorado

3.73/5  rDev +0.3% | Avg: 3.72
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

been meaning to check this place out for a long time, i have always liked both their pale and their hefe, and think its strange their beer hasnt caught on more, as its almost always interesting and well made in my experience over the years. its tucked away in arvada, not the easiest place to get to, but definitely worth finding. they have a small taproom, maybe only 5 or 6 seats at the bar, some tables inside that sprawl out to a nice patio with some picnic tables, very relaxed vibe on a thursday evening. they had a cool selection, with all their classics but also some stuff i had not seen before. i had one called tuk tuk, a wheat ale with tamarind and citrus, not bad. they also had some barrels in there, but i didnt see a barrel aged offering, maybe soon?! they had cans stacked to the deck, i havent seem them around in stores in awhile, maybe getting ready to make a relaunch or a push of some kind, there were a ton of them! the bartender couldnt pause her conversation with her friends long enough to even pretend to be warm, pour a beer and here ya go sort of thing, really distracted and even a little rude, weird considering i was one of the only people in there, but that was my experience with the service. annoying but not a real detractor for me, who cares. the beer was good and the space was mellow. more blue collar and sort of old school vibe here than like a new image or even a denver beer co up there in arvada now, enjoyable place to have a pint!

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B & J Coney Island

in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

2.61/5  rDev -13.3% | Avg: 3.01
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

this place could be a great place to drink beer, but they have 30 beers on tap and the bartenders couldn't tell the difference between an imperial stout or a double ipa. they act like they know but they don't know shit. One bartender was trying to tell me that a guinness draught was stronger tasting and more alcoholic than a great divide Yeti. plus since it's in a college town they act like everyone who comes in there under the age of 30 is a college student that wants to get totally fucked up and cause trouble. So they'll serve you maybe two 8 percent beers and send you on your way even if your sitting in the corner minding your own business. As for food it's not too bad but unless they change bartenders I'll never go back and it's a shame because of the great beer selection

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