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in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4.74/5 rDev +7.7% | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
Been here many times and just went back again. It is always a good time there. They have cool funky decor that makes you think you are in a ski lodge. That sort of thing makes you feel cozy and welcome. They have the Full Pint regular line up, but they always have some new offerings that are interesting and fun. This time I had their super wheat which is a wheat beer brewed with blueberries and basil. The basil was really nice in a wheat beer. I always have to have a Rye Rebellion and a White Lightning. We did not order any food, so I have no idea. My only observation that could be a negative is that the place is always very dark. If they turned on a few lights it might brighten things up a bit. You would think that it is closed with how dark it is all the time.
in Kingston, New York
4.24/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.24
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
Bar & Grill located in downtown Kingston, with a bar in the front, and tables and a music stage in the back. I believe they also had outdoor seating behind the building. Vibe is a little gritty, the staff is heavily tattooed and the sound system was playing the tunes of Devil Makes Three.
20 draft taps of mostly NY and VT beers - good stuff like Suarez, Sloop, Hill Farmstead, etc. Good variety of styles. They had some bottled/canned beer and a few hard ciders available too. Plus a full bar.
Our bartender was friendly and attentive. We ordered burgers which appear to be their specialty, and were not disappointed.
in Madison, Wisconsin
4/5 rDev -5.4% | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Visited the brewery when on vacation in Madison. It is a nice little spot off of Park St. The brewery taproom is not that big, but they make the most of it. They had about 8 taps, 6 of which were their beers with 2 guest beers. They do have a little outside seating in the back for a nice little patio. They do also have a cooler of bottles for on-site consumption. There is a little area where all the typical brewery swag is, shirts, sweatshirts, glassware, etc.
in Bay Shore, New York
4.06/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.06
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
Another worthy beer spot in good old Bay Shore NY, got to be over about 8 worthy and interesting spots to hit in this small down town area....just a few mins from the Fire Island Ferry depots....this place has about 10 interesting brews on tap...as well as about 8-10 varities of oysters...worthy spot to have a quality draft or two and pair them with some fresh and tasty oysters...they do a real nice job plating the oysters and the service is quite attentive and professional...they do have a fuller food menu, but it seems the oysters are the draw here...worth a visit or a worthy spot as oart of a Bay Shore crawl
in Penn Yan, New York
4.16/5 rDev -5% | Avg: 4.38
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5
Pretty cool place. The building is an old barn that they've done some minor updating to in order to make it a brewery and tasting room. There's a deck with tables to enjoy your beers with a view of the lake. Overall its a great stop in the Finger Lakes to sit down and have a pint or a flight.
in Austin, Texas
4.25/5 rDev -2.1% | Avg: 4.34
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Drank here a couple of times, nice friendly vibe. Staff is very friendly & helpful
Beer quality was pretty good, had a good selection of brews. Nice mix of local & national choices
The outside garden is cool, enjoyed watching the ping pong.
I liked Eureka better, but this is a solid pick in the 6th Street area
in Fredericksburg, Virginia
4.24/5 rDev +5.2% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 5
This was my local, go-to place while on travel to FXBG for two weeks. Beer is definitely good but food really stood out for me. Nice selection and waitstaff were very knowledgeable and friendly.
in Fredericksburg, Virginia
4.08/5 rDev +1.7% | Avg: 4.01
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Nice place selling traditional English-style ales. Occasionally brews a non-traditional beer like a NE DIPA. Relaxed, decent vibe with about 4-6 beers on tap.
in Portland, Oregon
4.19/5 rDev -2.3% | Avg: 4.29
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Excellent service and good selection of music. Food is very good. Selection is limited to whatever they offer at the time you are visiting. Need to offer full line of products
in Portland, Oregon
4.36/5 rDev -2.7% | Avg: 4.48
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
Excellent service with very attentive staff. Food is excellent. Sweet beers are excellent. Need to expand operation to meet demand for bottles and take home products
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3.78/5 rDev -1.3% | Avg: 3.83
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4
The place is a little bit divey. Little space for too many beers. Many of them with a layer of dust on top of them. Most but not all had prices on them. Some very interesting finds like KBS, beers from De Dolle, 3 Fonteinen, and others. A bit expensive but comparable to other places downtown. At least the place had A/C and therefore kept the beers in a good cool temp.
in Portland, Maine
4.43/5 rDev +1.8% | Avg: 4.35
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5
What luck. During my drive from central New Hampshire to Portland Maine on Rte 302, I noticed that I would drive within 1/4 mile of Allagash Brewery. Had to stop. Unlike other breweries I had visited, Allagash either cannot (State Laws?) or will not sell beer for on site consumption in their tasting room. Instead, they provide their visitors with free (!) flights of 4 of their most popular or in-season beers. I found Allagash Brewery to be very clean and organized, full of pleasant employees who are very proud of their brand and eager to share free samples. Outstanding. You should plan to stop if you are anywhere nearby.
in Portland, Oregon
4.73/5 rDev +5.6% | Avg: 4.48
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25
Awesome location right off Alberta. Outside area is very nice with plenty of tables, umbrellas, plants, etc. Friendly staff that was hustling the whole time. Glass empty, gone in seconds! Beer? On a whole other level. Had the Blueberry Muffin, Grapefruit Zest, Farm Hand, Juice Jr., and 3-Way collab, and all were phenomenal! Man, that Blueberry Muffin would make anybody smile. Even got some free beers thanks to "extra pours"! I can't rate the food, as we only shared the Waffle Fries, but they were damn good with the Ginger Ketchup, for what that's worth. Would have loved to see more available to-go, as there was none. Crowlers, cans... gone. Cheers!
in Greenport, New York
3.88/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.88
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
Was driving down Route 25 in Peconic, NY, and decided to stop for a look. The facility is divided into two rather spacious serving areas with plenty of seating, one for bar service, the other for food and drink. The appointment is a quirky blend of rustic and modern, low rent and high, but it works for the area. Similarly, the crowd seems to be a blend of local people and tourist types.
The bar area sported 14 taps, all of which appeared to be in active use on the day I visited. Flights of 5 brews that you select are available; a full pour or 32 oz growler refill is $6 and a 64 oz growler $11. Canned versions of many of the beers were also available in a refrigerator case.
The service was reasonably efficient. The flight I ordered, however, was a mixed bag; they seem to be experimenting with quite a number of different styles, as a result of which there was a bit of a hit or miss quality to some. That said, among the brews were two handsomely fruity Berliner Weiss varieties which were well constructed and enjoyable, particularly the Berry OG, which many patrons were ordering.
I would definitely go back to see what else they have available.
in Essex Junction, Vermont
4.32/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4
Been here several times and for the user's awareness, though I have sent in the updates more than enough times, the homebrew shop is actually inside this brewery's location. Not sure why, no one has changed it yet, but anyways, what I do love about this place is that Shawn Trout is super "transparent!" His adamant nature of keenly listening to his customers is quite commendable. Though the brewery is somewhat small, it's laid out very nicely and I always love to go back. Damn glad, the place is within biking distance of my house and also glad they're starting to bottle that's a plus!
The homebrew shop has everything you're looking for and Shawn is extremely willing to listen to your needs for whatever you're looking for.
in Grand Rapids, Michigan
5/5 rDev +47.5% | Avg: 3.39
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Love the atmosphere. The hammered copper bar is awesome in a country way...
The owner is awesome to hang with, he's hilarious..
The beer choices are amazing..
The Scottish ale is decidedly delicious. I need to stop now. But I'll be back many times.
in Tiranë, Albania
4.1/5 rDev +0.5% | Avg: 4.08
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75
I searched this out when in Tirana in June 2017 and we found this to be an unexpectedly good brewpub. It has only a small range of beers - on tap were 4 (Helles, Dark, Bock, and "Rose" - apparently a slightly darker lager, like a Vienna or Marzen) and they had a couple others not on tap at the time, while all the beers were standard types. However, this is a great option and variety given that very few places in the entire Balkan region, not just Albania, brew anything other than standard pale lagers and occasionally dark lagers. The quality was unexpectedly good - the Helles and "Rose" both being particularly good. Food was overall excellent - a typical Albanian mix of traditional Albanian/Balkan foods and Italian dishes plus some general European-type dishes, burgers, etc. Service was good, efficient, and enthusiastic, the bartender automatically offering generous free tastes of all the beers on tap without us even asking. The place was large but nicely decorated in an ersatz-German style, ceiling fairly low to keep it from being cavernous, nice seating niches, and at basement level, making it pleasantly cool.
in Framingham, Massachusetts
4.29/5 rDev +4.1% | Avg: 4.12
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
I've been wanting to visit the Barrel Room since they opened; however, it's just not all that close. That said, I finally made it up on 7/7/17. Full disclosure - I was there at noon and the weather was terrible, so it was pretty empty. That said, the place was great! It's very much reminiscent of a German Beer Hall - long open space with about 20 wooden tables and a long bar. No food, but you can order pizzas delivered from Jack's Abby right next door or BYOF which is great. They had about 12 offerings on-tap. About half were wood-aged sours and the other half were IPAs, APAs and a few other style selections. I purchased two flights which I thought were very reasonably priced and was pretty happy with everything I had. Not everything was earth shaking, but all were solid. The pizza from Jack's was excellent, albeit a little pricey ($13 for what I would consider a small) for a Margherita pizza. They also had several pinball machines, skee-ball and a hunting game (maybe Big Buck Hunter). There were three coolers for takeaway and they offer growler to go options which is pretty great. Staff was knowledgeable and attentive and offered great suggestions for the sampling line-up. It was hard to rate the vibe because of the time, but I would definitely come back.
in Attleboro, Massachusetts
3.2/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.2
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75
Big open converted industrial building. Very clean, smells like old industrial building though. No decor just painted bite and gray everywhere. Smaller bar and a handful of high top tables. Staff is very friendly and fairly knowledgeable or at least trained. It gets loud as the acoustics are poor, some classic rock playing somewhere in the background, if you happen to be in the specific corner of the bar.
Beers are ok at best, 7 beers at any given time all their own, but priced cheaply. There is a 4 beer flight bit it's set as the top four beers so none of the specialty beers which irks me. The only food is small bags of peanuts, nothing provided for snacking while drinking. They don't cool water rinse the glasses before pouring either, and don't purge growlers.
Overall eh, at least I tried it but probably won't be back. I heard they had some adjustments to do, so I gave them a few months, but still they don't seem to really be there, and I think it's a combination of a lot of things, so not easily fixable unless they really want to address it.
in Wichita, Kansas
4.28/5 rDev +16.6% | Avg: 3.67
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
Both the east and west locations of WBC are "must visits" if you're coming to Wichita. The beers are excellent across the board, as is the food (homemade pizzas are their thing). They also have lots of TV's, good service, and outdoor patios. Easily the best of Wichita.
in Chillicothe, Ohio
4.8/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.8
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Stopped in for lunch last saturday to get the kids back from the grandparents after two weeks away. They drove from Michigan. We drove from NC. We've been doing this switcheroo in Chillicothe for years after finding a nice downtown area and city park. I found the Old Canal Smokehouse on Trip Advisor when we wanted to meet for lunch during the kid handoff. We were not disappointed! Great pulled pork and ribs. Great service. Sat on an enclosed patio ( 3 season room?) with the windows open and a nice airy feel. Called ahead that morning to make a last minute reservation and they were able to squeeze us onto the popular patio in a comfy, roomy corner.
Wasn't sure what to expect from the beer list. Was not disappointed! Had a lot of small OH breweries that I can't get in NC or Michigan. Some interesting imperial stouts and DIPAs. Since i had two hours of driving to the hotel ahead of me, I kept it low ABV and had a Berliner Weiss and Blonde ale from Jackie O's in Athens, OH. Tasty and refreshing. They do offer samplers in a flight. Maybe next time i'll do that with some of the higher ABV offerings.
My family and in-laws were all very happy with the food and service. We will definitely go back when in town.
in Bidwell, Ohio
3.91/5 rDev +4.8% | Avg: 3.73
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Stopped in last weekend on one of my many long drives from NC to Michigan each year. The wife and I have always been curious but this place is either closed on the days we travel or it's just bad timing. Well, we finally made the time. Had the wife and two young daughters in tow. I agree with the previous review that said this is definitely geared more toward wine tastings, but that's ok. The big roadside sign says Merry Family Winery. Saw no signage for Old Mill Craft Beer anywhere. My wife had a flight of 6 samples from the over 20 they offered. Unfortunately, she wasn't impressed with them.
I had 6 of the 8 beers available. Shandy (light and lemon sour, which i enjoyed on that hot afternoon), vanilla butter ale (which had vanilla notes but almost some oil-like quality), pilsner (which was unremarkable but unoffensive), imperial ale (a 7% strong red ale which was my favorite of the bunch), black lager (tasted good as well), and Warning Bell IPA (i didn't pick up much from the advertised 'overwhelming hop flavor' but otherwise fine.
The staff was pleasant in serving us. The big red barn looking structure is inviting with a big koi pond out front. A large covered deck seating area out back was comfy to sit and enjoy our samples while gazing over the hop bines and vineyards. The tasting list states they do fill other brewery's growlers so I will make a point of brining one or two on my next drive through. I'll stop in and get a couple fills to go if nothing else.
in Barcelona, Spain
3.13/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.13
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5
Nice outdoor patio and pleasant indoor bar area. Selection was a pretty standard range of ales. I ordered a flight. Despite the clever names, nothing was particularly remarkable and once the head had settled across each of them the amounts were totally different. Weird. Service was good - there were 3 people working inside so we had plenty of attention. Food was a good selection of tapas and other shareable dishes.
in Gainesville, Georgia
5/5 rDev +2.5% | Avg: 4.88
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I have been going to Gainesville every summer to visit my brother for a weekend. Did not realize this place has been open since 2014. Thanks to finding them on BA before this summer's visit, I read on their website that they fill other brewery's growlers. So i came armed with a handful and was not disappointed.
Located on one side of a garden supply store with big windows all along the storefront. Plenty of parking out front. Stopped in early Friday afternoon and got to speak with the owner at length about their setup and ask questions. He was very personable and eager to chat. We were offered some samples before making our selections for a pint to have on site and the three growlers to go. Good selection of small GA breweries I don't get in NC and also some bigger GA ones like Terrapin and others from nearby states.
Unfortunately, state of GA still has some arcane blue laws that limit your servings to something like 20 oz total per visit. The owner told me that he buys a special permit once a month that gets around this so he can have more of a typical bar feel. Clears the garden store side out to have a live band, food truck outside and no legal limit on your beer consumption.
I will definitely return on my annual trips to Gainesville!
in Miami, Florida
5/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 5
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
In the heart of Little Havana one of the best bars in south Florida has grown. This spot has a great vibe with amazing staff and it all starts with management. Amazing beer on tap at all times. Great selection of to go beer. You can order food from all the surrounding shops. Tv's always playing some great stuff and the wrestling vibe is beyond amazing. If you're looking for good beer with a great vibe, this is your spot.