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Bearded Iris Brewing

in Nashville, Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.4% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I visited on a Wed evening right as they opened. Light crowd. 8 beers on tap, mostly IPAs and DIPAs. The woman behind the bar was very friendly and helpful, great attitude. The brewery is located in an industrial area and the spot itself is industrial. There is plenty of seating which includes an old fashioned bar, Pool tables, sofas, table and chairs and picnic tables out on the patio.

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Biga

in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

A fairly small place but with a nice selection of beer in bottles but also on draft. Their selection is from all around the country but also with an emphasis on local PA breweries (including some from Tired Hands down the road too). Great pizzas too.

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Coda Bar and Kitchen

in Boston, Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +2.8% | Avg: 3.99
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Small spot tucked away in the South End around the corner from the Back Bay T stop. I love the vibe - brick, cozy tables, long and deep floor space, lengthy bar; it's a good scene. Sister restaurant to another spot I enjoy in JP - Canary Square. Whereas the latter has an extensive tap list Coda has a smaller rotating list that runs the gamut from local beers like Trillium, Night Shift and Notch to more familiar options like Dogfish and Stone. Service is always good and attentive and food is consistently enjoyable. Great spot.

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The Salty Pig

in Boston, Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -1% | Avg: 4.19
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Solid taplist right across the street from the Back Bay T stop. Location is definitely the biggest draw for me. I've heard about their charcuterie and cheese plates but I've never indulged; I'm sure they're delicious with a cold beer. The tap selection (~12) is solid and rotates quite often. I've enjoyed Breakfast Stout, beers from Foundation and Trillium all on tap at various times. I believe KBS is known to show up every now and again during the Spring and there have been some events hosting out of town breweries during festivals. Vibe is downtown-Boston-post-work; I'm more of a casual slob but it's welcoming. Easy spot to post up and chat. Bar tenders have almost been attentive and professional. Good spot for a beer. Personal pet peeve that you can find their cocktail and wine menu online but not the tap list.

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Torn Label Brewing Co.

in Kansas City, Missouri

3.89/5  rDev +1.6% | Avg: 3.83
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Torn Label certainly has an interesting vibe. Walking here from the heart of down town puts you a little closer to the sketchier parts of town. The specific location of their tap room and brewery doesn't help, as it is sort of hidden from the street and behind a building. Once found, it does prove pretty neat. A large outdoor patio provides a fair amount of space to stand around and socialize. When the weather is crappy, the space to drink is cut into a 1/3. The taproom is tiny and dimly lit, so dimly lit that one side of the tap room is illuminated by black lights. Certainly a sort of industrial, speak easy vibe here. Hard wood floors and re-purposed wood for the bar gives it an industrial feel. Current beers are listed on replaceable chalk board strips. Staff is attentive, but doesn't offer much guidance on what to try. Merchandise is available right inside the door, with a nearly full wall of glass opposite it to view the brewery operation. Beer selection is hit or miss, with all their own beers being offered on tap. While their flagship line contains a hoppy pale ale, a sugary Belgian pale ale, and a coffee concentric American stout, the rest of their line-up can vary widely day to day. Overall, a fun little place to drink, but it an fill up quick. If an intimate conversation or quiet drink is of value, pass on this.

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Double Shift Brewing Company

in Kansas City, Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +2% | Avg: 4.07
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Quaint stand alone grey building in the middle of an ever-evolving district of Kansas City, Missouri. Interior is simple, open, and airy. Open HVAC and pipings, with masonry walls, concrete floors, and earthy-stained wood surfaces for the tables and bar. A "U" shaped beer provides a lot of surface area to interact with bar staff with a half dozen picnic benches to sit and socialize. Opposite facing couches with a coffee table in one corner provide a comfy lounge area. The doors to the brewery are wide and open, providing an intimate look into the heart of the brewery. Staff is friendly and attentive, with large black boards updated with the current tap list, bottles, and growlers. Tap list is all Double Shift offering, with a cross-sectional cut presenting styles of all sorts.

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Sunriver Brewing Company

in Sunriver, Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -6.5% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Good little brew pub. Original, authentic. Good location close to all the foot traffic and life in Bend, OR. The beer is some of the best in Bend. Love there IPA's

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Border Brewing Company

in Kansas City, Missouri

3.99/5  rDev +1.5% | Avg: 3.93
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Border Brewery's connection to the street is through a glass/aluminum garage door and a standard door. Once inside, the atmosphere is open, but small. Hardwood floors support small 4-people tables, a short bar, a comfy couch, and a long, regular-height bar along a wall. The brewery equipment is front and center behind the bar and locked behind a 6 foot chain link fence. A little interesting and different and sort of detracts from the otherwise comfy feel. A couple TVs are available for viewing sports. An updated chalk board tap list keeps the current brews on display. Service was good, with quick and friendly service. Selection centered mostly on IPAs, but featured beers in all the corners of styles. Glassware was kept simple - regular pint glasses, or a tulip. Overall, a simple brewery with some good action going on in the beer, and a simple, but homey vibe for clientele.

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Craft Beer House & Premium Liquors

in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.39
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Helpful and knowledgeable staff. I found some items I had been looking for and a few local brews I wasn't aware of before. There is a shelf of singles and plenty of cooler space. Prices are similar to other places I have visited. Glad I stopped in while passing through the area.

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O'Bryan's Wine & Spirits

in Loveland, Ohio

4.41/5  rDev +8.6% | Avg: 4.06
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Great family-run business that provides a great selection of craft beers, as well as fine wines. Growler station has 16 taps, and they rotate them frequently, with a great mix. Bottle selection is pretty good too, carrying a lot of the key players, and occasionally carrying some rare ones as well. Good balance of wine and beer events.

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Wakefield Liquors

in Wakefield, Rhode Island

4.34/5  rDev +3.8% | Avg: 4.18
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

I visited the store while in the area. They stock a wide selection of wines, but also have a nice beer selection. Lots of singles available and a 10% discount if you get six. Plenty of variety with the local breweries I cannot get at home. I like the way that it is arranged by style. Staff offered assistance, but I prefer to just browse the shelves.

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Cappy's Wine and Spirits

in Loveland, Ohio

4.97/5  rDev +3.3% | Avg: 4.81
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best selection in the greater Cincy area. Love the events they run on a weekly basis. They strike a great balance of supporting local brewers, and spotlighting new and rare brewers. 40 taps providing a great variety whether you come in for a pint or few, or need your growler filled. In addition to the taps, they have an amazing selection of product, from sixers to bombers. Staff is knowledgeable, and you can tell they're beer people at heart. Provides a great atmosphere for the business, and makes you want to support them with your business. Covered, heated deck out front to sit back and enjoy pint nights, with local food trucks on hand to soak them up. Great spot.

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Bangin' Banjo Brewing Company

in Pompano Beach, Florida

4.13/5  rDev -0.7% | Avg: 4.16
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

we had a blast here just kicking it for the afternoon. its a little off the beaten path back in a warehouse sort of area, but its extremely homey and welcoming once you get inside. lots of wood features, feels small even though there is room for a fair few folks in here. cool bar area with maybe ten or twelve beers on tap, a smaller production operation in the back im sure keeps them busy. they have a neat observation area where you can have a beer and watch the brew house at work, which i havent seen too often in these sorts of places. picnic tables, bar games, empty bottles around the ceiling of heady beers of years past, and a friendly fellow behind the bar who seemed to be responsible for the whole thing. we admired the diversity of beers, highlights including a coconut milk stout, a banana red, a strawberry lemongrass gose, and a session ipa. really a pretty fun range of beers, but i was most impressed with the simple stuff, a great cream ale and some quality ipa. we played some shuffleboard, some board games, and let time pass us by. they had a food vendor outside selling empanadas that were real good, and we left feeling like we got great bang for the buck. beers here were good and quite affordable. i didnt have one that i didnt like, although the sours were a bit one dimensional. it seems like they have a good little following locally, and if i lived in the area, i would most likely count myself among them. real fun stop, great vibes in here.

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26 Degree Brewing Company

in Pompano Beach, Florida

4.1/5  rDev +2% | Avg: 4.02
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

had a great time in this sprawling new looking brewery, right in the town of pompano beach, where i spent the week on vacation. they have an enormous space in a shopping plaza, some comfy chairs and couches mixed in with some high tops, a long long bar with a clear view to the brew house in behind it, some serious capacity out of the gate, everything looking all brand new. the coolest part of the set up is a game room in the back, no air conditioning back there, but they had basketball, cornhole, and a bunch of other games, really cool idea to have a space like this, and we passed some hours back there feeling very relaxed and content. they had a good selection of beers going, definitely something for everyone, some basic styles, some darker and stronger stuff, even barrel aged and sour offerings, plus a couple of notable guest taps. while i am not generally a fan of naming beers after local highways as puns, the beers were better than their names. i loved their captain ron hefe, just a perfect example of the style, but we also enjoyed the barrel aged scotch ale, the rye95 rye pale ale (super rye forward, citrus bitter hoppy, yet light and crushable), and a cool homebrew colab imperial stout that they were pouring as well. i suspect this place will be quite successful, the beer is beery, and ahead of the curve, and its really one of the only shows in town. i was happy to see handles of their ipa around pretty good. definitely a good place to post up for the afternoon and tip pints back if you are in the pompano beach area. looks like a lot of barrels in house too, so probably some exciting releases to look forward to...

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BC's Bottle Lodge

in Liberty Township, Ohio

4.41/5  rDev +6.8% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Hidden gem that seems to be overlooked in the Cincinnati beer scene. They have a nice selection of bottles and the good stuff seems to hang around a little longer than other local stores. Nice bar and plenty of tv's to watch a game. They have 24 taps and generally have a wide variety of styles. Bryan and Caleb are always there pulling taps so show them some love and pay a visit.

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Toronado

in San Francisco, California

1.41/5  rDev -67.2% | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5

I went to Toronado because I'm into US craft beer, and I'd heard they have a large number of drafts. I was happy to find an English bartender, but things quickly turned bad. The bartender was abusively rude. Okay, okay, so get that attitude is this place's quirk, and it's what to expect, and that's sort of fine... until they start giving you the wrong order. The bartender served the wrong beer three times. The first time, he reluctantly poured a random other one for me. The second time, he swore at me, refused to replace it and verbally abused me, and the third time, he ignored me. Beer people will probably want to seek out this place, but they seriously shouldn't bother. I know Toronado is a chain, and I don't know what the owners think of all this. I'd love to be recommending this place to others, but I'll be doing exactly the opposite.

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Birch Hill Tavern

in Glastonbury, Connecticut

4.59/5  rDev -2.3% | Avg: 4.7
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great little tavern in Glastonbury. Tucked in next to a grocery store its a great place for a quick bite to eat and a diverse selection of brews. Good rotation of local and regional craft brews of all kinds, IPS, stouts, sessions, etc. Food is very good as well. Everything from basic burgers to more creative dishes.

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Diamondback Beer

in Baltimore, Maryland

4.01/5  rDev +1% | Avg: 3.97
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I met my brother there after work yesterday, a Friday, to have a few beers. Unfortunately this is a rare occurrence. This place was definitely a great choice. We had a great time!

Due to the release of their Hop Broth double IPA, unseasonably warm weather and it being a Friday the place was packed. Even so the service was fairly quick and friendly. There were plenty of friendly patrons as well. We enjoyed a couple of rounds then grabbed a four pack of Hop Broth on the way out. I really enjoyed the Azacca blonde ale on tap, which is style that I usually find bland.

The look and feel of their tap room is great. They have a roomy patio and plenty of space inside as well. The coolest feature though was that the bar is built around the base of the industrial brick chimney which rises through the roof wearing the Diamond back logo about 10-12 feet above the roof.

There are also large windows along one side of the tap room that I belive look down into the brewery. I will make it a point to to check that out next time as I will definitely be going back. If I lived within walking distance, as does my brother, I would most likely be there regularly.

This is an easy recommendation.

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The Good Life

in Massapequa Park, New York

4.54/5  rDev +0.7% | Avg: 4.51
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Self-described as an English pub in its stylings, it has a brick and wood interior with tons of TV screens. To one side of the entry is the bar area with a few tables, and to the other side, the eatery, with plenty of tables. Hit it up around one pm on a pleasant weather Saturday... bar had a dozen or so patrons, the eating area about the same. Can't say much for the beer geek element as I was not at the bar proper, but the customers I saw were split pretty evenly between families with kids and couples out for lunch.

Famous for a long list of beer, I had checked beermenus online the night before and it was accurate to what was on hand - a real nice selection of taps and bottles, and only a few cans. While there was plenty to offer, I do have the following comments specific to the beer list when I visited: surprisingly, not a lot of IPAs - maybe 5-10, and only a few very expensive rarities from $135 bottle of Bramble Rye to a $200 bottle of some form of Cantillon. That said, they obviously had a wide range of Belgians, domestics adjunct brews, dark ales, and fruit/sour/lambic-type beers.

Our waitress was great - pleasant, professional, and friendly. Service was well-timed - not at all rushed, nor were we waiting on drinks or food. The food was very good - cool selections of app, sandwiches, burgers, and entrees - nothing terribly cutting edge, but interesting choices. Our food was fresh and well-prepared - totally dug the eats.

I really liked the place, and so did my wife, who is not a beer drinker. Recommended, though crowd level and beer selection will vary,

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Pan-American Grill & Brewery

in Buffalo, New York

3.94/5  rDev +2.3% | Avg: 3.85
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Brewery below an old Buffalo Hotel. Similar beers to Pearl Street. Bar is dark and has the old timey hotel bar feel to it. Bartenders were very helpful when selecting beers and offer samples. Food is pub style food but with some interesting twists. Burger was decent. Flat Pizzas were great, especially the stuffed banana pepper one. Poutine fries were also great. Been here several times, mostly either pre or post a game at the arena and the vibe is always a little subdued. I would say this is a place to try, but is not a hot spot of activity and the beers are middle of road at best.

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The Cannibal Beer & Butcher

in New York, New York

4.26/5  rDev +0.2% | Avg: 4.25
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

I was glad I was able to stop in for some food and beers during my most recent visit to NYC.

As you enter, you will see walls of coolers on each side of you. It makes the hall kind of narrow, but does get you in the mood for beers.

We sat at the bar in the first room. There is more bar type seating near the deli counter and there is a larger dining room off to the side. The beer garden is very nice and they cover it in the winter so they can use it year around. The beer garden has the same type of tables you would see in a Munich bier garten.

Service was very friendly and was great about recommending beers. It was a little slow when we were there as they had a large group in the beer garden which seemed to suck-up a lot the bandwidth.

They had a couple of TVs showing “classic” early 1990s movies and the tunes they had on were very good.

8 tap beers and tons of bottles and cans to choose from. Tap beers were all $8 per glass with the exception of BA TenFiddy which was $12.

The food menu is limited but what they offer is really good. Great pork rinds and extraordinary beef jerky was the start, then our group had chicken sandwiches, Cubans and kielbasas. All were tasty.

If you are ever in this neighborhood, I would recommend you stop by. I look forward to returning.

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Blackstone Valley Brewing Supplies

in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

4.93/5  rDev +3.1% | Avg: 4.78
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

What can I say that hasn't already been said? I started off with a "Mr. Beer" that someone gave me as a gift and the crew at BVBS took me to another level. From equipment to ingredients, these beer sherpas guided to another summit. EVERY time I go in there, either for supplies or just to just get an opinion on or sample a brew, I learn something. Just by chatting with the other patrons, you can learn things in a short time that only years of experience can teach. Certainly a gold-mine for anyone looking to get into home brewing or wine making or taking their hobby to a level higher than they thought they could achieve!

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Hippo Tap Room

in Glasgow, Scotland

4.08/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.08
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Not a bad cellar pub, had a decent selection on-tap with a couple beers I've not seen elsewhere on-tap in Glasgow; they had Cloudwater DIPA v10 on my visit. Seemed to be mainly British craft on when I visited, although there was one from Stone as well but it was pretty pricey for some of the beers. The bottle selection was fairly standard for a craft pub though. Quite busy on the Sunday night I was there & the atmosphere was decent. I never tried the food, they were having a El Perro Negro kitchen takeover at the time & it looked good. Nice place & one of the few craft pubs at the side of the city centre; I'll probably be back at some point.

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Une Année

in Niles, Illinois

4.63/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.76
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

The beer itself and the service are quite exceptional. Forgot how much I loved Belgian style beers. The ambience, however, is extremely lacking. I can get past the fact that it's located in a strip mall. And the tap room, though very basic, would be fine if it weren't for the harsh fluorescent lighting. Replace those with some dimmable pendants and it would make a world of difference.

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Eulogy Belgian Tavern

in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -76.8% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1

did you hear mike naessens, owner of eulogy & bierstube, (phone : 702 334 3853) (address : 206 market street, phila, pa) ...was fired from drexell univ after exposing himself in a classroom.?

mike naessens also cheats his State, Local, & Fed taxes ...he was reported to all 3 agencies by the way.

Mike Naessens has his restaurant reviews & health reports sent to beer advocate , open table , philly beer scene , & more.

mike Naessens  serves food from jetro & sysco from boxes bags and cans.

mike naessens never went to le cordon blu or anything else.  he is a fake chef with fake credentials serving food from a kitchen with roackes & flies as helpers.

michael naessens has a police report filed against him for theft.

michael naessens is a filth monger serving beer from moldy taps & a disgusting beer box.

one of the BIGGEST dumps in all of philly.

have you seen the health reports for this "chef" michael naessens project ? http://pa.healthinspections.us/_templates/551/RetailFood/_report_full.cfm?inspectionID=658259CB-5056-A20B-FAD8E595313D8426&domainID=551&userID=0

Mike Naessens was fired by six different kitchens he's a failed owner of Bennelux , a failed restuarant consultant , and nothing close to being a chef HAHAHAHAH !

He even had Mannyunk Bank filed claims against his assets.

MIKE NAESSENS OWNER OF THE BIERSTUBE & EULOGY for nonpayment of loans.

Michael Garrett Naessens , 210 LOCUST ST APT 2A, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19106-3922

702-448-5498 for all his consulting work LOL!!!

[email protected] is you like to talk dirty to a dirty pathetic no-talent chef !!!

mike naessens is a total looser.

What a lying NON CHEF of a FRAUD. M

MiIKE NAESSENS was fired from Six jobs in six months, uses LYING CREDENTIALS

Mike Naessens has a lying LINKED IN PAGE

Mike Naessens has lying connections to Le Bec Fin

michael garrett naessens is always LYING ABOUT THE FOOD ON HIS MENUS

!! you are not getting truffles in that potatoe salad !!!... OMFG WHAT KIND OF CHEF SERVES POTATO SALAD FOR SERVICE... especially after FLIES WALKED ALL OVER IT????

MIKE NAESSENS would not and could not keep a clean kitchen.

HAVE YOU SEEN HEALTH REPORTS FOR EULOGY AND BIERSTIBE GERMAN SHITHOLE ?????

and when i say MIKE NAESSENS could not cook, i mean the fat slob of a TAX CHEAT CANT COOK..

http://pa.healthinspections.us/_templates/551/RetailFood/_report_full.cfm?inspectionID=658259CB-5056-A20B-FAD8E595313D8426&domainID=551&userID=0

did you hear mike naessens, owner of eulogy & bierstube, (phone : 702 334 3853) (address : 206 market street, phila, pa) ...was fired from drexell univ after exposing himself in a classroom.?

mike naessens also cheats his State, Local, & Fed taxes ...he was reported to all 3 agencies by the way.

Mike Naessens has his restaurant reviews & health reports sent to beer advocate , open table , philly beer scene , & more.

mike Naessens serves food from jetro & sysco from boxes bags and cans.

mike naessens never went to le cordon blu or anything else. he is a fake chef with fake credentials serving food from a kitchen with roackes & flies as helpers.

mike naessens has many many many G+ accoutns : bierstube german taverm, bierstube tsingtau, mack da knife, grandma batista, belgian bistro, oldcity boh, job foh, michael naessens, & jeanine cathers ...all reported to google under his IP addy.

michael naessens has a police report filed against him for theft.

michael naessens is a filth monger serving beer from moldy taps & a disgusting beer box.

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