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in Carleton-sur-Mer, Quebec

3.79/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.79
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Best place to buy bottles in the area. Selection of around 150-200, prioritizing local brews with the occasional Auval (sold out very fast). Simple place with rustic decors, lots of woodcraft, although small and cramped. Very friendly place though the knowledge is only starting to grow (I'm trying to train the owner). The prices are good and similar to Quebec city or Montreal. Also a grocery store with lots of beer oriented food including local sausages and meat, sometimes they also sell fresh homemade bretzels.

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Tin Lizard Brewing Company

in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +5.7% | Avg: 3.89
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

A very nice, cozy and clean place. The food is great and the beer they brew on site are fresh and tasty. Nice lineup of mostly rotating and one-off beers. Friendly staff.

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Hugh O'Neill's

in Malden, Massachusetts

4.79/5  rDev +8.9% | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Love this place! Great food, amazing beer selection and awesome service. No frills just great beer and good pub fare. Deviled eggs were just like grandma used to make and the liter of Fest beer hit the spot. I will be back. Soon!

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in Carrboro, North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +2.8% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Was in late night after a show across the street at The Cat's Cradle on a Thurs night, and it was totally dead and they had their limited late night menu on. So just keep that in mind. Its why i gave lower marks for vibe. I ordered the quesadilla, and they were adequate. I was starving, drunk and high, so they probably should have been phenomenal. Now for the most important part, the beer selection eas very good. Did not count, but lots of drafts and bottles. I went with a Marshal Zhukovs, which was a great end of night sipper. Would definitely be ok trying again if I find myself back in Carrboro area.

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The Bottle Shop

in Brugge, Belgium

4.57/5  rDev +5.8% | Avg: 4.32
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

The Bottle Shop is a large store just off the main square in Bruges.

Vibe is pretty calm and laidback, and the store is very clean and organized. Proper glassware is availble for many of the beers, and the glasses sit next to the appropriate bottles. The selection is huge, from all the staples to some more obscure and some highly vaunted beer. They had six or seven different versions of Black Damnation, and a lot of stuff I've never heard of. A few Cantillons were available, and some 3F as well, including Hommage.

The service was excellent as we chatted for a while with one of the people working there about beer and a dessert wine they had just gotten in. He offered us a sample, and we ended up buying a bottle. We went in the next day and talked to nother of the workers, and she was just delightful, funny and knowledgeable.

Overall, a great store. Prices were fair, and the selection huge. Definetely worth a visit or two.

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Ecliptic Brewing

in Portland, Oregon

3.82/5  rDev -4.3% | Avg: 3.99
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

This recent addition to the Beervana brewery scene is the child of Oregon brewing icon John Harris, a lover of brewing and astronomy. The name refers to the Earth's orbit around the sun. Located across the river, and a 5-minute walk from Stormbreaker (See Review), Ecliptic sits in a large warehouse-type building; there is a roomy patio and a roomy dining area. There is a separate bar area, where the stars come out - the "stars" being the tasty brews. There were about a dozen taps available. I enjoyed their Orbiter IPA and the Capella Porter. (Harris created the recipe for Deschute's Black Butte Porter, so you be pleased. I was.)

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Heist Brewery

in Charlotte, North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +20.8% | Avg: 3.85
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

While visiting Charlotte, and after reading a few recommendations on the forum, my wife and I stopped in on a Sunday evening to check it out. There is a very sizable patio area (I believe I saw a couple of dogs outside, none inside), and then the brewpub has 3 sections.. the bar area, the restaurant area (with a windowed view of the brewery), and the live music area (with another bar).

The place was hopping upon arrival. The hostess asked us if we wanted to check out the rest of the brewpub, and choose where we wanted to sit. The restaurant table area was closed (it was a Sunday night), and the live music was about to start, so my wife and I settled in the bar. We were quickly tended to, the food (wings) was very good.. but the real reason for being there was the brew. We started with a flight, then moved on to our own selections. All of the beers were very good, but Ripe With It (Pale) stole the show for the both of us.

The service was excellent, prices in-line for a brewpub, the staff VERY friendly, and there is no reason for us not to beeline back to HB the next time we visit!

We bought a couple glasses, shirts and growlers before Ubering back.

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Moeder Lambic Fontainas

in Brussels, Belgium

4.47/5  rDev -2% | Avg: 4.56
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Visited at opening on September 15th.

Bar was empty for most of our visit on a Friday morning waiting to head to the airport.

Moeder has more taps than I found customary for Belgium, and the selection was very good. They have some special Cantillons brewed for them, and our server informed us that Belgians don't really drink sours, so their versions are much milder, and on cask. Had all three Cantillons on tap, and they were of course served in correct glassware.

Vibe was laid back, and service quick and friendly. Didn't try the food, which seems limited to charcuterie and cheese, but it looked good.

Overall, a bar I would gladly return to.

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in Brussels, Belgium

4.78/5  rDev +7.9% | Avg: 4.43
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Like a previous reviewer said, I almost don't want to praise this place, because it's so damn tiny. But I'm going to anyway!

Place is, as I said, tiny. Maybe twenty-thirty seats in a narrow room. Setting is intimate, but not claustrophobic, probably thank to the ceiling height. We got there early and managed to snag a table by the window.

Beer list is ridiculous. They don't have the basic staples of Belgian beer, because you can get those anywhere. No, this list is well curated and varied beoynd belief. Prices are also very reasonable for Brussels. Be sure to check the list on the website!

Food was excellent, with some cool takes on classic Belgian dishes, many made with beer they serve. I had the flemish beef stew, always a good bet, and my friend had the vegetarian burger, which was pretty unique.

Service is quick, polite and in total command of the beer list.

The vibe is friendly and the staff never push you to give up your table, even if you're done eating. Ordering good beer helps, of course.

In conclusion, if you're in Brussels, this place deserves your money. Just get there early!

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Brasserie Cantillon

in Brussels, Belgium

4.8/5  rDev +1.5% | Avg: 4.73
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Finally, after years of pining, I got to Cantillon. Since first trying the Kriek many years ago, this place has been at the tp of my beer bucket list.

When you first enter the place, it seems like there's been a mistake, you basically walk into a store room. Then you look left and there is the bar. And the smell... oh, the smell. It has to be experienced. Started off with the tour, which is fascinating, and it gave me a whole new level of respect for lambic brewers. After that, time for some beer...

The selection at the bar is not huge, but oh my, the quality... aged versions of the classics and bottle pours of more obscure ones. Highlights for me was the Gueuze from 2006 and 2014 Lou Pepe Framboise. The vibe in the bar is very communal, and everybody is sharing their stuff with the neighbours an talking about life and beer. I could sit here for hours, even without the beer. Service is quick and fairly polite. Note that the bar only takes cash, for card payment you need to go to the main register, which is a hassle. Prices are ridiculously low, with a 750 ml bottle costing between 12 and 35 Euros, and bottle pours between 2 and 5.

There is also beer to go, with the selection varying with the season. Prices are low, so pick up some stuff here before checking other bottle shops.

Overall, this was as close as a religious experience I've had, I almost got a bit misty eyed when I walked in. And seeing Jean Van Roy walking around just triggered the fan boy in me. If you're ever in Brussels and have even the slightest interest in sour beer, GO TO CANTILLON! I'm already schemeing to get back!

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Café Rose Red

in Brugge, Belgium

4.57/5  rDev +2.9% | Avg: 4.44
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Visited on the 13th of September.

As most good beer places in Bruges, Rose Red is pretty small, about 6 seats at the bar at maybe 30-40 seats at tables. Vibe is pretty quiet and laidback, and the place seems to draw a diverse crowd, from locals to regular tourists to beer nerds.

Beer selection is extensive, about 8 beers on tap and a sizeable bottle list. Rest assured, you will find something you like. Service is swift, polite and, as all the good Belgian places, very knowledgeable.

Rose Red is located in the very heart of Bruges and is well worth a visit!

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Brewery Bourgogne Des Flandres

in Brugge, Belgium

3.68/5  rDev -0.3% | Avg: 3.69
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

The brewery is located in downtown Bruges, and as any place in Bruges, the building is old and stunning. You enter through a little courtyard with the shop on the right. There's plenty of seating inside, but the real draw is the patio, which is right next to one of the channels. Great place to sit and people gaze.

Being a part of Boon, the beer selection is pretty varied, with everything from an IPA to a Geuze on tap. Overall quality is good, and everything is served properly, of course. Service is quick and attentive.

Overall, a nice place to hang out qhile in Bruges. Not the best spot, but well worth a visit.

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MIA Beer Co.

in Doral, Florida

4.01/5  rDev -7.2% | Avg: 4.32
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

The amount of beers they have on tap is something truly remarkable. Usually around 20+ of their beers. They do a good job mixing up their offerings and have something for all aspects of the beer palate. They even have Kombucha for the non alcoholically inclined. Despite that, what should be their heavy hitters and are the flag ships of most other world class breweries (stouts and barrel aged stouts) are rather blasé here. It is also a bit loud and the bar doesn't have that many seats.

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The Press Club

in Huntington, West Virginia

4.51/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.51
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

A newer place in Huntington that has turned from hole in the wall to a good vibing, intimate music venue with an alright selection of craft beer and high end bar food. The staff are all great and knowledgeable about whats on tap. The entertainment is probably the best thing about this place with a vibrant lineup of local music acts, a comedy night, open mic, and a bi-monthly jazz combo. They have daily lunch specials with a generous happy hour so its never to straining on the wallet. overall its probably my favorite place to eat, drink, and listen to music.

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Pazzo's Pizza Pub

in Lexington, Kentucky

4.53/5  rDev +4.4% | Avg: 4.34
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Love the seating inside and out, only wish the patio was larger. Greeted immediately and seated as quickly. Beer selection is second to none. The food is excellent. Great place.

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DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works

in Normal, Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8% | Avg: 3.97
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Prefer to keep to one overall rating per beer/place. etc., so this rating is maybe lower than it should be. That said, their food is incredible, but their Granite City vibe is not.

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Cardinal Wine & Spirits

in North Riverside, Illinois

2.99/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 2.99
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

This was a random stop on the way to Kinslahger, the area was pretty barren for beer stores, so when I saw this Cardinal I stopped in. Out front it looked fairly new and didn't have that dingy vibe yet. Crappy LED lights framed all the windows. A video slot machine parlor was positioned right up front, which was odd for a liquor store. The clerk said hello and when I asked about mezcal he didn't know what it was, but no big deal. Didn't really offer any help otherwise. All the beer was in the back coolers with some endcaps holding some sad stray sixers that were dusty.

Selection was passable, but once Binnys opens a mile down the road, it will be irrelevant soon. Around 100-125 brands, maybe 50-60% craft. Macro cases on the left, with some random crafts like Tocayo and macro imports thrown in. Craft wise they had Rev, Great Lakes, Off Color, Half Acre, Lagunitas, Two Brothers, Alter, Buckledown, Surly, and Kinslahger cans. Not many seasonals. The only fall seasonal I saw was Sam Adams Fat Jack. Stuff seemed a little old here so check dates as always.

Probably wouldn't make a point to return if passing through again. Binnys is opening nearby Fall 2017, and will be bigger than the Elmwood Park store from what i've read.

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Cape May Brewing Company

in Cape May, New Jersey

4.57/5  rDev +8.6% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Went here on Saturday and had an absolute blast. Great atmosphere, with corn hole and other games as well as a huge selection of beers. Crowded, and was a great place to have a beer flight and fill up a growler. Would recommend to even a casual fan of beer, a great way to spend an afternoon. Only even slight issue is that it's a bit off the beaten path.

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O'Connor's Homebrew Supply

in Grand Rapids, Michigan

4.28/5  rDev -7.2% | Avg: 4.61
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Was in town visiting in-laws and had a day to entertain myself, so decided to check it out, since it was in a neighborhood I used to live in. Cool place. I wish it had been there when I lived in there over a decade ago; might have started homebrewing sooner.
Anyhow, nice little shop that seemed to carry most things that the majority of homebrewers would need. Nice variety of malt, hops, and yeast, as well as a bit of chemicals, minerals, and what not. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but again, would be good for 98% of what the average homebrewer would need. If I weren't used to shops with a much larger selection, the rating for it would be higher.
Fairly well organized. Wished there was a bit better lighting. Seemed very clean. Looks like they may be expanding next door?
Service was great! The guy working acknowledged me but let me snoop around. I spotted some 1oz packs of various MI hops in the cooler and asked about them. He gave me a good run down of the supplier, and when I asked if they had any in bulk, he went into the back to check and offered 3 varieties in 1# packs. Took a pound of Centennial; looking forward to a single hop MI Centennial beer soon.
Dude also gave recommendations on new beers and breweries to check out.
Also, to the guy that called the neighborhood a ghetto in his review: I thought that I had made it when I moved to Heritage Hill. Dude must have never stepped out of his safe, gated community.

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Trillium Brewing Company

in Canton, Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +2.4% | Avg: 4.6
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Excellent customer relations. The taproom personnel were very patient with my partner giving her several samples to try to find something she liked. I think he would've let her try a sample of every tap if she had wanted to.

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Joshua Tree Saloon

in Joshua Tree, California

4.64/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.45
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Best dam burgers in the basin. Great beer selection and yes the menu has food other than burgers. Never a bad meal and a great place to relax with friends and beer, Entertainment is a coffee shop vide but with lots of beer.

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Sherry's Wine & Spirits

in District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +12.9% | Avg: 4.43
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best selection, amazing prices, loyalty points Weekend specials Prices are fair to good. Cheaper than the other place down the street. Always helpful.

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Occidental Brewing Co.

in Portland, Oregon

4.24/5  rDev +6% | Avg: 4
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

In the northern most part of Portland, nearly right under the St. John's Bridge is this fantastic brewery and wurst haus specializing in fantastic German goodies. The selection might be limited to the modern day drinker and foodie, but rest assured that if you are looking for classic old world fare this is the place to be. Outstanding traditional and even vegan offerings along with world class American made German beers, Occidental is second to none. I love this place, and woul like record men's it to any local, friend, fan m Molly, out world traveling friend out there. Prost!

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Beer Co.

in Greensboro, North Carolina

5/5  rDev +12.4% | Avg: 4.45
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I always feel welcome at Beer Co. As a woman, it can be intimidating to go somewhere alone to hang out and have a beer. I had a bad experience at a place out near my home in Oak Ridge. I will never go back there. Everyone at Beer Co. is welcoming and kind. Josh, Chris and Lucy are always helpful and have taught me a lot about the wonderful world of craft beer. Forever a favorite local spot. Thank you Beer Co.

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Hi Sign Brewing

in Austin, Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9% | Avg: 4.25
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great place to go for a beer. Heading in or out of town, it's located right near airport so very convenient. Great selection and new building so very comfortable.

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