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William's Brewing

in San Leandro, California

4.66/5  rDev +4.3% | Avg: 4.47
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I recently started using William's (about three orders so far), and have been very happy with them. Their prices are right in line with most other online retailers, and shipping is very reasonable. They're in Northern California, and I'm in Southern California. The three orders I've placed have shown up the next day, which is even faster than morebeer, so I'll definitely be using William's as often as I can.

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in Bismarck, North Dakota

3.99/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.99
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

The service was great, nobody said anything, perfect. The selection was awesome for north Dakota, mix a six area and probably 200 different beers in bombers and six packs. Only one local beer, and it was from fargo. Ipas were surprisingly fresh. They have a growler station, but nothing looked good. I picked up some abyss and a couple six packs. I'll be back if i come back to Bismarck.

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Aslin Beer Company

in Herndon, Virginia

3.82/5  rDev -4.5% | Avg: 4
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Great brewery, but they need to seriously reevaluate their allotments during can releases. No reason to sell out of beer within 90 minutes of opening. Lower allotments = more people get to try their beer.

Otherwise, great beer and good service.

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Windmill Liquor & Fine Wines

in Orleans, Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +1.6% | Avg: 3.87
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

One of the largest selections of beer on this part of the Cape. Was able to purchase a 6 pack of Dogfish Head Namaste White here and will be back to check out other labels.

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Town Center Wine & Spirits

in Eastham, Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +9.1% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

This place has been our go-to shop for wine, and with our recent interest in craft beer, their selection interests us. Easy to get to from our house in the summer. The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful, especially Harley! Bought Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA to try.

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Windmill Brewing

in Dyer, Indiana

4.18/5  rDev -0.7% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

A smaller kicked back taproom for brewery, lots a natural light. Smaller parking area. What a draft list. 15 to choose from for the size of the brewery that is great. met brewer Justin, and the nice and informative bartender brewer assistant A.J., also the brewery cat, the friendly Luther. Loved both stouts. must visit again. They sell beer in cans to go.

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Beer Run

in Charlottesville, Virginia

4.14/5  rDev -3.3% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Never ate here but the food I saw looked good so I gave it a 3. The beer selection is pretty damn good though and the prices are fair. Service has always been great and very friendly. Can be crowded and parking is sometimes challenging.

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Hinano Cafe

in Venice, California

3.85/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.85
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Hinano Cafe is legend. It's a classic, no frills, costal dive bar that's been around since 1962. And apparently it was Jim Morrisson's favorite Venice hangout.

It's very much a watering hole for locals, but attracts a diverse group of tourists, too. The place is rough and dirty around the edges with sawdust on the floors, some pool tables and free popcorn. But the vibe is always lively and the service is friendly.

As for the beers, they've got 16 taps and about as many in bottles/cans. Most are big brands, but they've always got a handful of local beers on. Like a rotating Three Weavers tap. And if you're not into frosty mugs, you'll need to get over it quickly.

Food? Yep. They do breakfast 8am-noon daily, but it's all about the World Famous Hinano Cheeseburger. You can make it a double or throw some bacon, chili or a hot link on it, too. But trust me. Get the burger w/ everything on it: Lettuce, tomato, red onion + a pickle, some hots and a random bag of chips. Your welcome.

Important to note:
* Strictly 21+ only and IDs are checked at the door.
* No liquor. Beer (and some wine and cider) only.
* Cash only, but there's an ATM inside.
* Happy hour is M-F from 4-8pm daily w/ deals on mugs, pints and pitchers.
* It's one of the only places that says it's open to 2am and actually stays open until 2am.
* Kitchen closes at 1am.
* Men: Lock the door when doing your business or someone will squeeze in and awkwardly join you.

Your visit to Venice Beach isn't complete until you hit Hinano.

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Colonial Spirits

in Acton, Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4% | Avg: 4.35
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great selection of craft beers; particularly smaller breweries from eastern MA. I did like the fact I could buy singles of most of the beers in the coolers. This allowed me to sample beers from a dozen of the smaller breweries in the area that don't distribute widely. Also had a standing rack of discounted singles. Worth the stop if you are visiting the Concord

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in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -5.6% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Nice selection of canned/bottled and on-tap. I believe they currently have over 30 taps. Growler refills. Basic food (hotdogs/nachos) but the hotdogs are quite good. Service is always good and friendly as well. Prices tend to be on the high side - example: Sam Smiths Stingo cost $17 here but only $12 elsewhere. I love to shop here as I can enjoy a draft while I browse the coolers for my take-out. Really don't like that the majority of beer is "mystery priced" meaning you find out when you get to the cash register.

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Dan's Taphouse & Restaurant

in Boonsboro, Maryland

4.16/5  rDev -5.5% | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My experiences with the food have been a little up and down but mostly great food. Nice atmoshere. Good service. Can be crowded and loud - reservations reccomended for Friday/Saturdays. Beer selection is pretty good. Not a vast amount of beers on tap but usually the selection is pretty top notch. Parking can be challenging.

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Charlottesville Draft Taproom

in Charlottesville, Virginia

4.88/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.48
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stumbled onto The Draft Taproom while walking Charlottesville Downtown pedestrian mall. What a great concept - you use a credit card to get a scan card, then you pour yourself the beers you want to try from the 60 taps that they have, paying by the ounce - the price per ounce is clearly noted at each tap. This system allowed me to have small samples of 10 Virginia brews, some from breweries I hadn't heard of previously. For someone like me, basically a tourist (and beer nut) in town to visit Monticello, Montpelier & Highland, this was the ideal way to sample a lot of local beers from different breweries. They have a sports bar vibe with plenty of flat screen TVs, and pub food (didn't sample, had dinner reservations). I will be returning to The Draft Taproom the next time I am in the area, which I hope is soon!

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Forest & Main Brewing Company

in Ambler, Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -4.7% | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Had a job in the area so I thought I would check out this Brew Pub. It's in an old victorian home right on the Main Street; I actually drove past it without see in it the first time. Very casual but cool atmosphere, with tables outside on the porch and several rooms inside. I went to the small bar area, which is on the left as you enter. Only 6-7 stools can fit at the small bar, but the room was big enough for many more. The bartender was attentive, and I ordered several IPAs and an ale. There were a couple of small annoyances: no flights available, so you have to order a 10, 16 or 20 ounce glass of each beer you want to try. I prefer flight so I can sample a wide range of beers. The bartender did offer small samples on request, so that helped mitigate the issue. Also they were out of growlers and 'crowlers' (what we use to call 'oil cans') so I could not take any beer with me. I did not sample any food. But the beer was tasty and fresh, the place was fun, and I would go back in a heartbeat the next time I'm in the North Philly suburbs.

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The Shaved Duck

in Saint Louis, Missouri

4.04/5  rDev -2.9% | Avg: 4.16
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This place is tiny, but phenomenal. I've visited twice now and will be back. Expect to wait for a table, but their beer list is going to be good. Only 4 beers on tap, but there will be plenty of variety in cans and bottles to choose from. You need the smothered fries and the burnt ends when it comes to appetizers. Get the brisket point burger with bacon (I've had many fantastic burgers, but this might be my favorite) and the jalapeno creamed corn as a side (not hot, but plenty of flavor). The waitresses in both of my visits were attentive.

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Bardo Brewpub

in District of Columbia

3.17/5  rDev -14.3% | Avg: 3.7
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This brewpub is outdoors, underneath the Potomac Street Bridge which crosses over the Anacostia River. They have numerous, maybe ten, beers on tap. The outdoor area has many long, unfinished wood planks for tables. The atmosphere is friendly with people partaking in corn-hole and conversations. The brewery itself is painted shipping containers and large stainless silo tanks. Fumes from a helicopter originating from the city police helicopter landing zone unfortunately wafted over the river. The service was friendly and fairly knowledgeable. They replaced a beer that I considered undrinkable free of charge after allowing me to sample two others.

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New Terrain Brewing Co

in Golden, Colorado

3.68/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.68
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

V-New Terrain is located a bit outside of downtown Golden near the Cooks Tek office park. It is a pretty giant facility with Wal-Mart-like parking and a shiny new building right near the North Table Mesa trailhead. There is a large gravel area outside and lots of room inside too. The location near the trailhead is nice, but the place feels a bit like an someplace that someone thinks would be appealing to people who go outside and do extreme things would like. I should add that when I visited on Thursday evening, the place was packed and there was a bluegrass band playing on a stage outside.

Q-I tried full pours of the cream ale, which I really liked, and the NE-style IPA, which was mediocre. Small tastes of other beers revealed varying levels of success; the orange cream ale was less creamy than the plain version and the wit was alright.

Ser-I have some sympathy since the place was busy, but the service was below average. The staff was not very friendly and they did not have enough people behind the bar to move people through. They also had a strange line-up system that did not help the backlog of thirsty patrons. Glassware was beer-specific, however.

Sel-I counted at least a dozen beers on tap, with a good variety summertime appropriate beers. A few sours and lighter offerings, e.g., cream ales and wits, as well as the ubiquitous offering of IPAs. Also nice to see a few lighter stouts and browns on the menu.

O-Perhaps this place was just too big for my taste, or maybe the rude service turned me off, but I had merely an OK experience here despite the decent beers.

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Mikkeller & Friends

in Reykjavik, Iceland

4.93/5  rDev +4.7% | Avg: 4.71
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Stopping in after the Secret Solstice Festival, I will be making my way back after a 2 week trip to enjoy more beers at my new favorite beer bar in Reykjavik.
Greeted by their brand "Mikkeller & Friends" on a 3 story building, their bar is located on the second level. Their print is of famous Ringling Brothers and circus clowns and goes well with their 1940s decor. Draft list was 10/10, solid with a good mix of Sours, Stouts, and IPAs. If you want a barrel aged or rare beer; look no further. They are second to none in this department.
HIGHLY recommend if you are in the area. Staff is super friendly and helpful as well. Keep up the good work!

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Ron's Corner Tavern

in Bedford, Texas

3.96/5  rDev -1.2% | Avg: 4.01
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Having grown up in Bedford in the 80s, shocked to see how the bar/resto scene has evolved.

Rons is a great example of a local neighborhood beer bar. Friendly service, nice selection of beers that are poured nicely & at a reasonable price.

Had good conversations with the barkeep & other local beer fans. Some about beer, some about sports - not a snooty beer palace by any means.

Worth a visit if you're in the mid-cities area.

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Brauerei Gasthof Peter Hennemann

in Staffelstein, Germany

4.15/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

They call themselves "Stublanger Loewenbraeu" and they are always busy. They only sell their own beers: Pils, Lager, Hefe-Weissbier and Landbier were on tap when I visited. Comfortable German light wood paneling and tables. Very clean and well kept. Outstanding food! Well frequented by locals, this is a great place!
They have several rooms available to stay overnight as well. Clean and well kept, we had no issues!

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Alter Brewing Company

in Downers Grove, Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3% | Avg: 4.18
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nice place with the typical industrial feel. Good tap selection. Nice view of the shiny stainless steel brewing equipment. Friendly and helpful staff. Bring Your Own Food, but they seemed to have a couple of small snacks available for purchase. Decent amount of seating, but limited at the bar area. Crowlers and Growlers along with a couple of different options for 6-packs and a bomber available to-go. 10-12 tap handles if I remember correctly, with a variety of their beers including a collaboration available when I was there. Price is average for this area. I'd go back again if I'm in the area like I was today.

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Smith Street Taps

in Singapore, Singapore

4.04/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.04
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Had a layover in Singapore so off I went looking for this place. Took Uber to Chinatown to the hawker stall center at 335 Smith Street. To find this stall head to the 2nd level and start looking for stall #02-062 ,it is on an outer wall off the main food court area. A bit tricky to locate. Small but wide ranging selection of draft beers. A bit on the pricey side with the "sin" tax and all but worth it in my estimation. Had 2 mugs of Pilsner Urquell , bargain at $7.25US and a 300cl pour of Cloudwater's Simcoe Mosaic IIPA , outstanding by the way, for $12US. Pricey but reasonable for this city. Worth seeking out for the experience but do not expect any amenities - communal tables and no AC, a pay public restroom. There are a mind boggling array of inexpensive local food choices available at the surrounding stalls.

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The Salty Dog Cafe

in Hilton Head, South Carolina

3.61/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.61
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Visited here this past Wednesday for a late lunch with the Da Boss. This place was recommended by my dermatologist LOL!

Vibe was solid for an early afternoon as this is located in the posh Sea Pines enclave of Hilton Head.

Quality of the beer was OK. I had the Pale and Da Boss had the Amber.

Service was solid as the server was timely.

Selection was very limited. There may have been 6 more brews on tap.

Food was very good. I enjoyed the crab cake sandwich and Da Boss enjoyed to Po Boy Flounder; very enjoyable for us desert dwellers.

Overall a good place to have food and some cocktails. Suspect it gets rocking in the evening hours with the well to do Millennials and Gen X-ers!

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in Hilton Head, South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -6.3% | Avg: 3.84
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Visited here a few times while on Hilton Head Island.

Vibe - well it is a grocery store, not much to say beyond that.

Quality - they carry a solid selection of local, regional, international and national craft brews. They have a select a single option as well with fair prices.

Services - see Vibe.

Selection is solid. Saw some classic Belgians including Rochefort seen today. Definitely worth a stop if spending time here

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8th Wonder Brewery

in Houston, Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4% | Avg: 3.7
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Went in the afternoon before a show at Toyota center. Beers are good but nothing really jumps out. Not many people in the place and still took a while to get served.

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Toolbox Brewing Company

in Vista, California

4.23/5  rDev -2.3% | Avg: 4.33
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Made sure to stop at Toolbox on my way down for a beercation in San Diego. Insta pictures available #officialbrewbroads

The space is what you expect from a smaller brewing facility, an industrial stripped look appropriate to it's task. Speaking as a young woman who spent more than a couple first dates ruining my shoes and looking out of place at a brewery, I did appreciate the cleanliness and the decor which make this facility feel warm and inviting. Right off the bat I was impressed by the diversity of the menu. San Diego for all it's innovative spirit is still the posterchild of Westcoast hopcentrism. I was pleased to see only the requisite two styles of IPA as I personally feel if you do something well you won't need umpteen hundred variants. When asked what I'd like to sample the bartended was tickled to hear I would like one of everything, and what we drank was exceptional! I made sure to pick up several bottles of their stand out beer 'United Expression'in honor of International Women's Collaboration Brew Day, but mainly because it's an incredible combination of flavors I couldn't wait to pair dishes with. 10 months of aging yielded this American Wild Ale produced a well-balanced combination of flavors. Sweet from the Hibiscus to the literal ("La Jolla" sea) salt. The Hibiscus was sweet but never too sweet, the Brett was razor sharp, but never cutting.

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