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Uinta Brewing Company

in Salt Lake City, Utah

3.69/5  rDev -8.7% | Avg: 4.04
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Came here while in the area for work. Cool relaxed vibe. Service was slow, but I'll give a slight pass as the bartender seemed to be covering for someone who wasn't there. Selection is about a dozen of their offerings. Loved the $1 samples. Food is pub grub, but enjoyable. I'd come back for sure.

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Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen

in San Diego, California

4.35/5  rDev -2.7% | Avg: 4.47
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Visited earlier today after a day of roaming the San Diego Safari Park with Da Boss.

Vibe was good for a Tuesday mid-afternoon with the crowd primarily being either skaters or tourists. Could see this would be a happening place in the evening. Large establishment with indoor/outdoor seating i would guesstimate at a 200 person capacity.

Quality of the brews were good...it is Ballast Point!

Service was very good by the young dude taking orders at the bar (self serve bar). Food came out in good time and order. Very nice bunch of kids working there.

Selection must have been at least 30 maybe 40 taps of all BP product.

Food was very good as Da Boss enjoyed her BP Burger and i had the Bruchetta sandwich which was very good.

Definitely stop in if you are staying in downtown San Diego...you will not be disappointed.

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Suarez Family Brewery

in Hudson, New York

4.68/5  rDev +4% | Avg: 4.5
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Owners are amazing. Very hospitable,
Knowledgeable and inclusive. For a small brewery, the variety of beers is remarkable. Will certainly go out of our way to taste what's brewing.

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Ale Emporium

in Indianapolis, Indiana

4.56/5  rDev +23.9% | Avg: 3.68
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Just counted 62 items on their beer menu. Solid variety with a skewness towards IPAs, no complaints here...

Their wing options and sauces are also quite robust and tasty.

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Meridians

in Fairfield, Maine

4.49/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.49
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great selection for the central Maine area. Lots of great Maine beers. My wife loves the wines. They get drops every weekday so they always have new beers. Stop by every trip I make to Maine to visit the Parent's.

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North Park Beer Company

in San Diego, California

4.13/5  rDev -0.5% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Located off 30th Street, which itself makes a great crawl, North Park is a recent entry to this scene: it is a large venue with a long bar situated among a sleek and woody interior. Enjoyed several quality brews, such as the Ride the Tiger Double IPA, Burlingame Black Lager and three others, all served as full pours or tasters. Great food and service are a plus. Swanky padded bar stools - really chairs make for a comfortable place to hang out - but there are so many other places to hit.

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Metal Monkey Brewing

in Romeoville, Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +4.1% | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Metal, for sure. Warehouse setting.
Room for plenty. You'll find a large bar upon entry with about 15 stools with four high top tables in front of that. Behind the bar and cooler is room for another 20 or so. Staff is willing to help and will answer or get answers to your questions. 6 or 7 beers on tap with several of the expected styles. I enjoyed the American stout, the imperial stout, as well as the triple IPA. All were very well crafted.
No food, but trucks visit on a regular schedule.
I look forward to more from the Monkey.

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Sierra Nevada Brewery & Taproom

in Mills River, North Carolina

4.54/5  rDev +2.7% | Avg: 4.42
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Been here multiple times including brewery tour.
Knowledgeable and passionate staff.
At least 20 beers on tap in the the Taproom, and lots of locally sourced, eclectic and delicious food items on the menu.
My kids loved the banana pudding!
Nice outdoor area in the back for when the weather is nice.

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Erik The Red Bar & Nordic BBQ

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

Newly opened in the old Huberts location, Its sit directly across from US Bank Stadium. Nicely remolded inside with wood plank flooring and shiplap on the wall with some exposed brick. A nice round bar with full service liquor and 20-30 Taps of local , in house and regional craft brews. Nicely set tables are far enough away from each other in so that you dont feel crowded. I sat at the bar and service was friendly and attentive. They have 6-8 private brews , with nordic names made just for the bar (Bartender said in Colorado). Food is Nordic BBQ loads of smoked option's brisket pork,beef,lamb,ribs, some interesting appetizers as well . This place is clean looking and redone inside , worth a visit if in the area.

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Lost Highway Brewing Company

in Denver, Colorado

4.06/5  rDev +4.4% | Avg: 3.89
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

This is a good place, and I'm bummed they are moving to the suburbs sometime around March 2017. But I get it - they'll have a much bigger capacity there, and I'm sure the rent is cheaper. So good for them for being successful! They had a dozen or so beers on tap, great for a taproom, along with a small menu of sandwiches and snacks, so you can make an evening of it if you want. They are one of the few Belgian-style brewers in the area, so they offer a nice variety of beers that you don't always find at your local taproom. I'll try to get down to their new location when it opens.

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Gruff Brewing

in Bellingham, Washington

4/5  rDev +5.5% | Avg: 3.79
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Really cool space, though a bit difficult to find at first as it is tucked down an alley way. Very open and window lined seating and taproom that was simple and pleasant. Beers offered were of a wide range from ECIPA to cream ale to a lager. Beers themselves were decent, need a bit more dialed in but if they keep working on them they will do some good. Servers were nice and attentive. Has a modest outdoor seating over looking some of the bay.

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Brick & Feather Brewery

in Turners Falls, Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.25
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

A modest taproom, very well laid out. Superb natural light, modestly appointed.
The draft is for sample now with short pours available. The staff is spectacular, warm and knowledgeable.
No food service, but conversations have always been fun! The beer offerings are outstanding.
Worth the trip for certain

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Structures Brewing

in Bellingham, Washington

4.08/5  rDev +9.4% | Avg: 3.73
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Easy to find little store front near Aslan. The space inside is pretty minimal with basic stools and a few small counter tops. Easy walk-up ordering of primarily saison beers but with some variety. Fuzz is a good ECIPA that is also their flagship. Server was pleasant and attentive too. Really enjoyed the beers.

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Farmstrong Brewing Company

in Mount Vernon, Washington

4.24/5  rDev +3.9% | Avg: 4.08
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Easy to get to location but with some limited parking. Inside is a clean and simple wood-heavy motif that is warm and well divided for seating comfortably. Neat chalkboard room for kids as it is kid and friendly dog friendly. Servers are very quick and on top of any needs you might have. Also they were very pleasant to talk with too. Beers are good and have a good variety of offerings. Food trucks do visit on weekends and has a good size beer garden.

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Village Brewz

in Mineola, New York

3.65/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.65
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Passed this little place on the way to an appointment, stopped in on my way back. Small inside, no other customers, and surprisingly sparse - some smaller placed are packed with product, this one was not. Spoke to the owner, Stefano (sp?) who said he'd been there for about a year. The craft section is about 10 feet of a two-sided aisle, and one refrigerated door, but again, fairly sparse. Depth of product was understandably limited, but he did have the freshest dating of a couple of SingleCut bottles and Stone's newest bomber release, so he is getting current product. Prices were clearly indicated on tags hanging in front of the products, and ran about a $1 cheaper than most places I shop. He had some snack products, soda, and BMC-type beer, and ice - a normal selection of non-craft products. Not a spot to go out of your way to find, but if you're local, you can get the more common craft offerings at a reasonable price, and the owner seemed like a real nice guy.

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Rob's Home Brew Supply

in Salem, Connecticut

5/5  rDev +34.4% | Avg: 3.72
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Looks like shop is PERMINENTLY CLOSED. The store was empty and the phone was disconnected. Thanks for the years of service, and friendly attitude. Thanks again.

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Foundation Brewing Company

in Portland, Maine

4.19/5  rDev -0.5% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Small brewery with great beer, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Epiphany is excellent. We visited Allagash, Foundation and Austin St on the same day. Would definitely return.

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Hyde Park Brewing Company

in Hyde Park, New York

3.93/5  rDev +10.7% | Avg: 3.55
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Stopped by for an early dinner and some beers after a trip to nearby Val Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt's home. It is literally right across Rt 9 from the FDR home and library. As you walk in you see the copper kettles in the window, always a good sign. We were seated right away, in the dining area. There is a decent sized bar area, with a couple of big TVs for sports, on the left as you enter. Our waitress was friendly and attentive, and we ordered a flight of six 4 ounce beers that come in fun mini mugs ($14.50).

Overall the beers were good to very good; my favorite was the India Red Ale, Barrel 9 Oatmeal Stout and Mary P's Porter. My companion's favorites were the Winkle Lager & the Oatmeal Stout. I appreciated the laminated beer menu, which the waitress uses to place the beers directly on their descriptions. Makes it easy to know exactly what you are drinking. Just wish they had the abv% listed on the menu. Growler fills are available.

As for the food, I had a delicious burger, with potato wedge fries; and my companion enjoyed her lamb burger. Extensive menu with many beer pub favorites. The atmosphere was casual, low key. I am certain there were plenty of tourists such as ourselves, with the FDR home, Vanderbilt Mansion & Val Kill all within 2 miles, not to mention the Hudson River just beyond.

This is the perfect place to stop at after a day of sightseeing, or a day at work. Good beer and food at decent prices in a comfortable setting.

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Cigar City Brewing

in Tampa, Florida

4.6/5  rDev +2.7% | Avg: 4.48
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

We did the brewery tour on a Sunday. Staff was very knowledgeable and entertaining.
Excellent beers...I mostly stuck with the Jai Alai (excellent). We were hoping to get the White Oak Barrell Aged Jai Alai but they were out at the brewery. We later found some locally at Whole Foods and it did not disappoint.
Great Vibe. There was always a good crowd but lines moved quickly. Great food trucks; Highly recommended.

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Terrapin Beer Company

in Athens, Georgia

4.07/5  rDev +0.2% | Avg: 4.06
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

As expected, crowded on a Saturday...this was almost exclusively a college-aged crowd.
Good live music playing in the corner.
I liked the "floating taps" and zig-zag shaped bar and this seems to move the beer line quicker as bar is designed for pouring and not hanging out.
I had the Hopsecutioner (excellent) and Hi-5 (good).

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Jimmies Ladder 11

in Dayton, Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -0.8% | Avg: 3.91
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

So I have been to this new Jimmie's at least three or four times now since they opened five years back, and had been many, many times to the old Cornerstone and the even older Walnut Hills, both Jimmie affiliated. I like the fire department paraphanalia and theme, and it is a solid place for junch or dinner. The beer selection is good but not great. Thjey finally have a solid selection of local beer, featuring taps from Warped Wing, Yellow Springs, and Reingeist, but this still isn't really a "beer place". The location is key and the food from solid to great. You could do much worse, especially in Dayton.

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Comrade Brewing Company

in Denver, Colorado

2.09/5  rDev -48.3% | Avg: 4.04
vibe: 1 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2

Stopped in during a 1 week visit to Denver, wish I hadn't.

I've never been more turned off by the service and atmosphere at another brewery. The taps and seating area are completely separated from one another in what seems to be an attempt to limit integration between customers and employees. There are zero seats at the bar, and maybe this is a good thing because...

The arrogance of the employees concerning their beer was astounding. I explained that we were visiting for a week, asked for other local recommendations, and was told that they didn't give recommendations for other breweries. When I asked if there were cans or bottles because I would like to bring some stuff back to Milwaukee, an employee literally stepped up into my face and told me that they would never can or bottle and that they were not interested in serving customers that weren't going to come to their brewery.

I'll give them that the beer was decent, and that there's the possibility that I merely showed up on the wrong day. However, despite those two things and regular trips to Denver, I will never step foot into Comrade Brewing again.

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Creature Comforts

in Athens, Georgia

4.36/5  rDev -0.7% | Avg: 4.39
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Loved the Tropicalia.
Went on Saturday afternoon...waited almost 30 minutes to get in....crowded. Lots of people brought their dogs.
Great vibe inside and out.
Athens has alot of cool restaurants and bars withing walking distance of Creature Comforts.
Would definitely go back.

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South Park Tavern

in Dayton, Ohio

4.42/5  rDev -1.6% | Avg: 4.49
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

So, ever since I left college more than twenty years ago, I have been going back to visit my buddy Nate, who I went to school with at UD and is Dayton born and raised. For all of that time, when I visited, I have gone with Nate and his brother Joe to whatever local bar they were patronizing at the time, most famously the old Walnut Hills on Brown Street. In all that time, these two townies swilled Old Milwaukee, PBR, Strohs, and whatever other macrononsense the bar was willing to sell cheapest. At most of these places I was lucky to get a Sam Adams or a Great Lakes and people looked at me weird when I ordered one. Dayton, and these dudes' turf in particular, seemed the furthest place from a microbrew renaissance as you could possibly imagine.

Imagine my astonishment when I walk into my friends' "new" bar in my last visit to Dtown: bright and cheerful, copious menu, outdoor patio, and most importantly, a ridiculous beer list, both in paper form and on a large chalkboard. Almost like being in Brooklyn fifteen years ago, but still..

So this place is crazy convenient for downdown Dayton, has a beer menu heavily featuring Epic and Fathead but plenty of other stuff I had never heard of, and is a genuinely pleasant place to be, unlike most of my Dayton experiences. I enjoyed an Alpha King. I would have loved to see more Dayton and SW Ohio stuff but it was still a sea change for my expectations. While Tank's and Belmont Party Supply had always been stellar, they seemed happy as forlorn outcasts, as 97% of people got their kicks on BMC. A new dawn is rising?

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Noon Whistle Brewing

in Lombard, Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +2.5% | Avg: 4.36
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Went here on a Friday afternoon during work hours.

The place was in a shopping strip, and kind of tucked away. Somewhat confusing to find if you aren't aware where it is.

The day was nice so the garage door style door was open. You could see the vessels inside from any seat and even some of the barrels and QC area. Atmosphere is very chill with a variety of people showing up. People with families, dogs and just general bar flys. The place isn't overly big but it didn't feel crowded. Bartender was super knowledgable and would put on gloves to handle the glass he would pour in! Beers were of great quality out of the ones I had. They would will almost everything on tap in growlers (doesn't have to be theirs) or crowlers. Few things available in cans. They don't serve food but there are food trucks that come bye. What food trucks show up when, is indicated on the menu.

Overall, I really liked this place. Laid back, beers are great and the service is good. I will be returning here.

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