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BrewDog Camden

in London, United Kingdom (England)

4.46/5  rDev +7% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

The BrewDog pub in Camden Town is one of the best places I've beer that are beer related and are not breweries. The space is very cool wanting to have a more older tone to it. The beer selection is good but not that great. Was expecting to find some 'unfindable' US beers that are rare in Europe but just some Stone beers were available. I've had the Ruination 2.0 on can and was very happy with it!

The BrewDog Camden has food but I didn't had any.

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Cultivate Brewing Company

in Berrien Springs, Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -4.4% | Avg: 4.29
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Awesome brewery with a great selection. They cover most styles and the location, while it may seem off the map, is a fantastic place to relax with friends, family (kids), and even your dog. Drink your beers in the hop field or 'under' the outdoor patio while listening to some live tunes! Surely worth the visit

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RAR Brewing (Realerevival)

in Cambridge, Maryland

4.36/5  rDev +12.4% | Avg: 3.88
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

OK, on vacation with the the family.
Stopped by the brewery to get my stash.
Vibe:
With the the open air blowing in from where a wall should be (LOL..)
It's got that "blue collar", "stop by and have a few, vibe before you go home"
Orioles and Ravens on the TV's (it is Cambridge !)

Beer right there next to you fermenting . MMMMMMm fresh.
Even took a pic of the brewmaster. (I don't think her likes his pic taken)
Good menu, fresh beer.
Waking past the place...it's like you have to walk back and stop in, no matter what you are doing.

And that my review
Djkman

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Eastern Shore Brewing

in Saint Michaels, Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +15.1% | Avg: 3.77
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

On vacation.
Visted the town, hit the brewery.
VIbe is great. Your there to drink the beer and hang. That makes it good.
Talked to the brewmaster about what craft beer I have had.
Yes "geeked out" talking beer in a brewery, go figure.............

Bough my stash, shook his hand, and now posting how anyone who hits St. Michaels in MD should stop by.

And that's my review.
Djkman

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Holsteins Shakes and Buns

in Las Vegas, Nevada

4.45/5  rDev +17.1% | Avg: 3.8
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Still one of my Vegas strip favorites. I'm a huge hop-head and they were featuring several top notch IPA's during my visit including Alpine Duet. Try the Nom Nom burger with Kobe Beef, 1000 Island Dressing, and Potato Chips on a Wheat Bun. It can get a little crowded at night, so you might want to hit this place up for a great lunch.

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Corks And Taps

in Bay Shore, New York

4.03/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Decent place for craft beer, wine and tapas small plates...bay shore has a decent little beer scene going on with at least 4 decent bars to hit up, and a good thai place...what else do ya need?

Corks and taps puts out about 18 or so quality taps..expect the usual locals, regionals and national heavy hitters... nice bar, pleasant spot...good place to go with beer and wine enthusiasts...good place for date night....pizza in the place next door hits the spot...yeah Long Island...

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Breckenridge Brewery & Pub

in Breckenridge, Colorado

3.71/5  rDev +0.3% | Avg: 3.7
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4

We've been here before, but this is the first time I've reviewed.

The place was very busy on a Friday afternoon. We found a quiet place on a sunny outdoor patio. Service was above average; our server regularly came by to check on us.

The selection covered their standards. Only one rotator on tap. That said, the Vanilla Porter on tap can't be beat. The Summer Lovin' Saison was excellent!

We always enjoy the range and quality of pub food they serve!

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12 Gates Brewing Company

in Williamsville, New York

4.08/5  rDev +11.8% | Avg: 3.65
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Nestled away in a business park, 12 Gates can be a little tricky to find. Although it doesn't look like much from the outside the inside is clean and inviting. The owners/staff have done a great job creating a modern space with some cool details. The staff was very attentive and friendly. There were four house brews on tap along with one guest tap. This may have expanded since I was there, as my visit was during their soft open. They offered limited food options, but hey I didn't go for the food anyway. 12 Gates is definitely worth a stop if you're touring the Buffalo beer scene or if you are just looking to hang out and grab a brew.

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Aslan Brewing Company

in Bellingham, Washington

3.56/5  rDev -5.1% | Avg: 3.75
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Just realized I hadn't done a review of this place. While the atmosphere is basically attractive, the acoustics make it a hard place to enjoy. It's a big, rectangular room, with high ceilings, so the sounds get real bouncy, especially when it's busy. Which is often, to their credit. I generally sit at the bar and get good service, but the few times I've sat at tables, service has varied. It's never been terrible, just wildly inconsistent. I generally like the local art they display, which isn't always the case. Especially in a college town, with a lot of art students.

The beers are generally pretty good these days. Some of the early batches were quite rough, but now I find the beers flavorful and tasty. They brew a nice variety of styles, and there's generally something new and interesting on tap. All of Aslan's brews are 100% organic.

The food is pretty good, although a bit pricey for town, and on some dishes, portions are a bit small. The kitchen is fairly creative, but sometimes gets a bit overly fussy with things. Overall, Aslan is a positive presence on the Bellingham beer scene. Worth checking out when you're in the area.

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Gruff Brewing

in Bellingham, Washington

3.7/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.7
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Bellingham's newest brewery opened two weeks ago. Still a work in progress, as there is still work on the taproom and patio. Despite that, it's cozy spot with a solid view over Bellingham Bay. A dozen-ish taps, with a nice variety of styles. Beers are pretty solid and enjoyable so far. Owners are friendly and chill. A worthy stop on any Bellingham beer Tour.

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Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

in Westerly, Rhode Island

4.22/5  rDev -0.2% | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in on the way to Newport. They have recently changed how they do things, so here is an update. They now have two locations next door to each other. One is where they sell beer to go, the other is a bar-like taproom. In the beer to go they offer 32oz and 64oz Growlers and decent selection of their brews to choose from, they also started selling cans on site usually Captain's Daughter and one or two other brews. Their taproom has about 10 of their beers available for a glass or 4-beer flight, they also have guest beers on tap which are not available for flight. The taproom has about three rooms to sit plus an outdoor Beer Garden, which was pretty nice. The were friendly and the service was quick. The beers were average with the exception of Captain's Daughter which was quite amazing.
Overall a nice place to stop for some good craft beers and beer atmosphere.

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The Freehouse

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -2.2% | Avg: 4.02
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

this is a neat spot, i actually rolled in for dinner not knowing they made their own beer. they have a smallish operation off to the side of the multilevel restaurant, very modern decor and lighting, very urban and cool, loaded with younger professional looking people, but i didnt feel out of place cruising in a little buzzed up with a flannel and some flip flops on. they have great food here, i had some thai pork dish that i really liked, but i could have gotten anything on the menu and been satisfied, all the food coming out of the kitchen looked fantastic. they had a somewhat limited selection of beers, but the couple i had here were actually outstanding. a coffee stout from the cask was the clear winner for me, but they were all quite tasty. i feel like there isnt a lot of hype around these guys right now, and i wonder why, they beer was solid and the food was excellent. maybe a little pricey in here, but thats just the clientele you know? hip and cool at the same time (the two sometimes do not align in my experience), with underrated beer. i spent a good couple of hours in here getting loose, and i would do it again...

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Bad Weather Brewing Company

in Saint Paul, Minnesota

4.31/5  rDev +0.9% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

its funny that i was over in saint paul and it started absolutely pouring rain, so i thought, you know what, im not far from bad weather, and in i strolled! its a great place, they have a big patio, but it was soaked when i was there. they have a pretty substantial inside space too, with a long bar spanning the length of the building almost, the brew house in behind that, with a large floor filled with tables, lots of butts in seats when i was here on a weekday afternoon. they had a great selection, more than ten beers going, and a couple of new ones they were just trying out. the ipa and the gose were both really good, but i liked everything i had here. they were maybe a shade off the cutting edge in terms of innovation and overall quality, but they are offering a very solid product right now. service was incredible, i think everyone on staff mush have come around to see how i liked the beers and offer me tasters at one point or another, and they were all so humble and cool, not as common as you would hope in the industry i am afraid. great vibes all around in here, well made beer, and a certain welcoming sense of community that you do not find everywhere. one of my favorite brewery visits in the twin cities so far!

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Armsby Abbey

in Worcester, Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -8.2% | Avg: 4.61
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

First rate bar, the best I have been to in Boston. The only bar in Mas. that has Hill farmstead. Also Oxbow, Tired Hands, and of course Trillium. Perfect lines, great carbonation. On the way back to Canada from Boston.

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Julio's Liquors

in Westborough, Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev -4.7% | Avg: 4.65
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

One of the best beer stores I have ever been to. Incredible selection. 15% discount for buying 6 or more singles. Tim is the beer manager and was generous with his time talking beer and showing me what not to miss. Worth 30 minute drive out of Boston.

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Hurley's Tavern

in Glen Allen, Virginia

3.94/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.94
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Right around the corner from the much more popular Capitol Ale House, I actually liked Hurley's a lot more.

It has no pretensions of being a beer bar, and that can be a good thing. I'd rather stop at an un-douchey place that happens to have good beer than a fairly douchey place that makes a big deal out of having good beer.

The vibe isn't nearly as upscale as its neighbor, but it is quiet and welcoming. It's a bar in a strip mall in an industrial area, so, yeah, there's not much character. Low lights, a handful of tvs, some hightops. Regulation stuff.

The staff was very friendly, though. And the locals were blue collars. And the prices were good and the beer selection was varied and extensive and almost entirely local.

So, good lord, I would not travel just to come here. But it's the best option in Glen Allen.

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Backcountry Brewery

in Frisco, Colorado

4.19/5  rDev +6.6% | Avg: 3.93
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Cool brewpub. Nice view of the mountains! Service was very good. Bison burger was great. Had the porter, imp saison and breakfast stout. All very solid beers. The breakfast stout is the one of the most outstanding low abv stouts I've tasted. Brewers A.J. and Owen were great, enjoyed doing a bottle share with them.

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Friar Tuck Beverage

in Edwardsville, Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -1.3% | Avg: 3.84
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Vibe: big box store. Meh. Its clean and organized?

Quality: competitive pricing, good selection, overall Id say I was happy with the quality of the place.

Service: Satisfactory - no one came to ask if I needed help while I was browsing, but I had an issue with the price on a beer and they fixed it quickly and were helpful.

Selection: Above average selection of beer although as is the case with many big box stores CHECK DATES. Seriously, there were bottles covered in dust on the shelves. Granted it was a BA barley wine and I bought several, but I can imagine the issues would be similar for the IPAs. Honestly though, this is really the best selection your going to get in this area.

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Country Boy Brewing

in Lexington, Kentucky

4.8/5  rDev +10.9% | Avg: 4.33
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great place, run by great people, and most importantly, great beer. Sinkhole Imperial Stout, Heart of Dankness Black IPA and their bourbon barreled offerings are excellent. Overall beer quality of all styles is very, very good.

Service is very good, bar staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Flights of four are available; no upcharge for half pints.

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Ice Axe Grill / Mt. Hood Brewing Co.

in Government Camp, Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -2.6% | Avg: 3.88
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped in after a morning of hiking with Da Boss. Located conveniently just off Oregon 26 at the west side of Government Camp.

Place had equal amount of indoor and outdoor seating as the patio was very good sized. Indoors there were a decent number of tables. The bar probably had room for 12-15. No special vibe emanating.

Quality of the beer was pretty good. The oatmeal stout was solid and the English IPA was serviceable.

Service was a little slow initially, despite it not being hugely busy for the late lunch crowd. But once focused our server was attentive and timely.

Selection of beers was OK, 12 or so house beers including the cask and nitro that I enjoyed.

Food was good. Da Boss really enjoyed her ham sandwich while I had the chicken on ciabatta bread that was a tad over cooked.

We are staying about 10 miles to the west in Welches. Somehow we missed this six years ago so we definitely made it a point to stop. To sum it up, It is a serviceable place with decent food and brews.

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Gore Range Brewery

in Edwards, Colorado

3.69/5  rDev +4.5% | Avg: 3.53
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Have been here multiple times, and this is the best experience so far.

Pretty laid-back vibe for Thursday lunch. Not hopping but above average.

Overall quality decent for the beers we had. Range covered all of the standards, but didn't have anything that pushed the envelope too far. (Chocolate Orange Stout was an exception, but we didn't try that one.)

Service was attentive. Where we sat, server came by every couple of minutes!

Maybe we were just really hungry, but we finished just about everything we ordered.

We will be back on our next trip to the area.

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La Cervesera Artesana

in Barcelona, Spain

4.5/5  rDev +9% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

We went in July and enjoyed our visit very much. If you are anywhere in the vicinity of La Pedrera, it's a must. To tell you the truth, I don't remember the beer menu or what we drank specifically, but it's been years since there's been a review and I just want to let you know what a fine establishment it continues to be. It was dark and cool on a hot day, it has a great variety of beers that are reasonably priced and it's got a comfortable vibe. It's easy to chat with others at the bar and we enjoyed our conversation with a local who wanted to practice English by talking hombrew. We didn't eat and I regret that. Altho I wish it opened earlier, all in all It's the kind of place you want for a local and I think that's pretty high praise.

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Hy-Vee

in Madison, Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev +2.5% | Avg: 4.04
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

HUGE selection....they have what you are looking for and they likely have 25 cases of it...in a typical also huge Hy Vee supermarket..quality food...quality beer...cant miss stop in Madison...just a short distance to karbon 4 Brewery

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The Malt Shoppe

in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

4.32/5  rDev +2.4% | Avg: 4.22
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Mid sized beer boutique kinda place...tons of bottle, can, growler fill options...friendly and low key staff....bar kinda area in the back, samples, pints, growler fills and the ball game on the TV...enjoyed my visit...I'd be a regular if I was local...

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Q39

in Kansas City, Missouri

4.23/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Newer place in the KC BBQ scene...this def. qualifies as “white" BBQ spot. Not to be confused with the raw and wonderful grittiness of the downtown Arthur Bryant's or Gates...this is an upscale spot, modern, clean, open floorplan, communal tables....one of the best places in town for quality BBQ as well as quality craft beer...a fine combination...this place does not disappoint….delicious BBQ (tried some ribs and pulled pork off of the “competition” BBQ menu) and got brisket and some wings to go…wonderful stuff…expect about 16 on draft, including several from Boulevard and a crew of other local, regional and national heavy hitters…fine place to hit up before a Royals, or with a date…BQ and craft beer as a the double play not all that available in many KC BBQ spots…if you want both-you can’t go too wrong with this place

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