Place Reviews: Most Recent
in Annapolis, Maryland
4.66/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.5
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75
Really good beer joint with excellent food. Tap selection was a bit limited on my one visit. I get the impression this is the kind of place where you can't get a bad beer on tap. While it might not be in your flavor profile, it will be a well-selected beer.
in Albuquerque, New Mexico
4.48/5 rDev -0.2% | Avg: 4.49
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Cool place with a great vibe and awesome beers. Stopped by late on a Saturday afternoon to pick up some beer to take home and a t-shirt. Patio was nearly full as was the bar. Lots of seating on the first floor and they have an upstairs too. Vibe was cool, nice mix of folks who all looked like they were enjoying themselves. The two bartenders on duty had their hands full so the wait was a bit long, but they had great attitudes and took care of me. Had a pint of their Project Dank. Simply outstanding beer. Great experience at La Cumbre. I will stop in every time I'm in ABQ.
in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania
4.19/5 rDev +21.4% | Avg: 3.45
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Up until like last week I thought the Poconos were some sort of island chain in the Caribbean. Turns out they are actually a picturesque mountain range in Pennsylvania and people visit them during the fall because the leaves get real pretty. They got big resort hotels and indoor waterparks and wineries and a surprising number of hibachi grills, for some reason. And also several breweries.
One note: the official Poconos website omits a large number of places. I don't know if they're pay-for-play or whatever but Pocono Brewing Company was not listed, I only went there because I just happened upon it.
It's a big facility with a two-tiered restaurant and a large, roofed patio with its own bar. I had my dogs with me, so we sat on the patio. It was early afternoon on a Saturday, and the crowd was slow and lazy. The outdoor bar had a single TV playing college football if you managed to turn your head away from your phone there was actually some pretty nice foliage about.
The staff was friendly. The vibe was upper middle-brow and very touristy, but that's to be expected from the area. My only complaint is they played bad contemporary music intermittently and it was really loud, which kind of spoiled the early autumn vibe.
The house-made beer wasn't great, but it was a lot better than I expected it to be. They also had a good number of craft taps, which isn't typical for the area. The prices were pretty good, too.
So, overall, a nice joint. If you're looking for craft beer in the area, you really can't do any better.
in Kenosha, Wisconsin
3.96/5 rDev -4.8% | Avg: 4.16
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
Nice almost hippy vibe, cool music, shelves of books, creative art coasters, long brick walls in older downtown Kenosha. We tired 2 samples and bought a bomber to go. I liked the dry stout very much. Our bartender was knowledgeable, she talked about what was on tap. I would visit again when in the area.
in Sacramento, California
4.26/5 rDev -1.2% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
Little place w/ outdoor seating. They have food but it comes from the restaurant next door. We purchased a flight and was impressed with all of them. I recommend highly
in Auburn, California
4.65/5 rDev +4.7% | Avg: 4.44
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
This is my go to brewery when I visit Sacramento.
I've been to SAC about 5 times and i have visited Moonraker at least 7 times and each time it gets bigger and more fun to hangout
in Savannah, Georgia
3.98/5 rDev -0.5% | Avg: 4
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
I was in Savanah for work and was able to stop by Mellow Mushroom for lunch and a few beers.
This MM is smaller than many of the others I have been in. As you enter the bar is straight ahead and there is abundant seating to your right and left. The bar seats about 10 folks.
The beer selection was also somewhat smaller. They had a decent mix of locals, nationals, macros and imports.
The bartender was free with samples, was friendly and gave us good service.
The food is good. I had a calzone and my co-worker had a pizza. Neither of us could finish due to the generous sizes.
Bonus is that this is about two blocks from the Distillery!
in Newcastle, Maine
3.84/5 rDev -14.3% | Avg: 4.48
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75
A great little place off in the rustic woods of south eastern Maine. Farmhouse Ales appear to be their thing and there were four excellent variations of this style in our five beer sampler. But my favorite was a smoked Oktoberfest that rivaled some of the better beers I've had in Bamburg. I wanted to buy a growler to go but they could only refil their own. Kind of wish I had, but the additional $5 growler bottle cost, on top of the $17 price tag, put me off. Very limited food options, but it seemed like a place where bringing your own wasn't going to be an issue. Service is something of a non-factor given the lack of food and how small the place is. Overall, a very chill outpost of a place with some excellent and unique beers that I would recommend taking a detour to visit.
in Moorhead, Minnesota
4.75/5 rDev +3.5% | Avg: 4.59
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
Located in NE Moorhead, MN. The neighborhood is unassuming, not dangerous but definitely blue color. Lots of nearby parking. Picnic table seating outside, with church pew, wood picnic table, and tractor seat seating inside. Rotating food truck selection parks outside. Live music most evenings, inside stage. Crowler cans available in cooler for sale, growler fills on Sunday. Swag, t-shirts, glassware, caps and hats for sale. Non-alcoholic options available. Board games and self served fresh popcorn available. Large boards display what is available for beers and other, with tastings available before purchase. Staff is helpful and knowledgeable, and really serves the community. Very inviting to stop by and try the beers of interest.
in Chicago, Illinois
4.15/5 rDev -4.8% | Avg: 4.36
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
In on a snowy day in March. Great selection of both tap and retail bottles/cans. Nice, relaxed vibe. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Looking forward to another visit.
in Saline, Michigan
3.96/5 rDev +2.3% | Avg: 3.87
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Stopped by on a Sunday afternoon. I was out in the Irish Hills for a weekend and this place was right on the way back home, passing it just in time for lunch/brunch.
Located in beautiful downtown Saline, MI, just a block off of Michigan Ave in a 116 year-old church. Grey block body with a red brick belltower. Upon entering, the main room opens up where the pews would have been in the past. To the left is a open kitchen, while the main room ia dominated by dozens of tables of dark wood. Across the sea of diners is a blonde wood bar with some shining steel fermenters. The floor and walls wood of various greys, the ceiling is plaster-white, and hanging over it all is a giant faux-candle antler chandalier. Most of the light, however, comes streaming through three gorgeous stained-glass windows on the right wall of the room.
Since it was Sunday, we were given brunch/lunch menus. About 8 brunch specials, 2 salads, 2 sandwiches, 2 flatbreads, and a half dozen sides and kids meals each were available. I had the pumpkin soup and pork sammie, the kids had a cheese pizza and hamburger and fries. Food was excellent, with the pumpkin soup exceeding expectations particularly (it's creamy and just a touch spicy, which was surprising but welcome) and the kids enjoyed their meals with gusto.
To drink, I had the Dunkelweizen, which was to style and a bit above average. I ordered a crowler (they also do growler fills) of the tripel to go, but haven't opened it yet.
I don't know if I'll find myself back out that way anytime soon, but if I am I'll insist on stopping by based on this visit.
in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
4.4/5 rDev +5.5% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5
Hard to find, but we'll worth it. Yeah they make an IPA, a couple of stouts, and an Irish Red Ale, but the stars are the German beers brewed in strict accordance to reitheitsgebot. Can't make your mind? They'll set you up with flights of 16 or 21 samples. All this and cigar friendly too ( they sell sticks on site.)
in Portland, Maine
3.91/5 rDev -5.1% | Avg: 4.12
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Casual place. Seat yourself, grab a menu, go up and order your drinks and food at the bar. Place was mostly empty an hour before closing on a Sunday evening. Packers were playing Cincinnati on the two flatscreens and the music was some sort of Indie mix. Outdoor seating out back seemed inviting but we decided to watch the end of the game. We both enjoyed our Lithuanian Kielbasa with a beer. Selection was all local Maine brews with a decent selection from which to choose.Enjoyed my short visit and would probably return when looking for just a light meal and a good local beer. Not sure I would come here on a busy weekend evening, but it suited me just fine when I was there.
in San Antonio, Texas
3.64/5 rDev -0.8% | Avg: 3.67
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5
Who doesn't love a movie with a nice pint of beer? Alamo Drafthouse is a great concept and a great place to both watch a movie and drink a beer. I typically go to the Park North location, up near North Star Mall on Loop 410. It's clean, convenient, and the beer selection is always tip-top. Usually about 15-20 different styles on draft with several more in bottles and cans. I almost always go with the Stash IPA from Independence BC in Austin, but I was recently pleased to see a Southerleigh selection on the list. Keep it local. Service is good and unobtrusive for a movie theater (which is good). Honestly, the food isn't great. It's typical low-brow pub grub, which is just fine if you're looking for that. Just don't set your expectations too high for the food and you'll be fine. You don't go to the movies for the food in the first place. But it sure is nice to be able to go to the movies for the beer. Looking forward to a pint and the upcoming Thor movie, myself. Cheers.
in Saint Petersburg, Florida
4.35/5 rDev +2.6% | Avg: 4.24
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Fantastic space - huge outdoor garden, large bar area, farm table seating. Rustic/modern vibe. Service is quick (if not always particularly friendly). Live music, art shows, food trucks.
in Saint Petersburg, Florida
4.4/5 rDev +10.6% | Avg: 3.98
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Nice outdoor space and two large bars. Nothing fancy about the interior - some pinball/arcade games, open tank area, and a decent bit of seating. Local art on the walls.
in Baysville, Ontario
3.78/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 2.88
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
I arrived in the middle of a festival - great buzz - although I had thought there was just a brewery store. Glad to see a couple of beers not widely available in the LCBO. Did a little tasting - beers on first impressions generally quite good.0
in Saint Paul, Minnesota
4.13/5 rDev +1% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
a really bad name for a brewery i think, but the beers are far better than the name. this place has been a long time coming and its quite cool, right down town in saint paul and sort of on a level thats half underground half above, on the ground floor of an apartment building or something, built in audience! i was blown away by how many beers they had on tap for being so new, i think i counted 12, but there may have been more. a lot of the beers were solid but safe, and the risks were their best. i really liked the dry hopped hefe, but all of them were drinkable and without evident flaws, and it seems like they are just getting started. the folks were super friendly too, both kind and knowledgeable, but also really attentive to us, our glasses never sat empty at all. i like when young people like this just go for it, these dudes obviously believe in themselves and have put in lot of work, it makes me want to support them and it makes me want them to be successful with this, despite the market saturation in minnesota generally speaking. i think the place is cool enough, the beer is off to a great start, and the people behind it genuine give a crap. that counts for a lot. looking forward to seeing how it all works out for them. go check it out!
in Grand Haven, Michigan
5/5 rDev +18.2% | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Hands down one of my favorite breweries in Michigan. The selection is unreal and the change up is great. I always enjoy a trip to Grand Haven just to visit! Beerjito still remains my favorite!
in Columbus, Ohio
4.28/5 rDev -2.1% | Avg: 4.37
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
A nice place to visit in Columbus with a nicely lit dinning area and community
table back room for the sports crowd. Beer selection is solid with nice tap selections
for all palate preferences and a food menu that at first glance that may be slim but
is in fact large on taste. The Kentucky Fried Buffalo chicken sandwich is absolutely
fantastic and worth trying. Service was good and friendly with a friendly back room
where there are more growler offerings that would be coming soon when they expand the
brewery with more kegs. They have great potential, especially for only being 4 years old.
Worth the trip and the food alone had us raving all the way home.
A gem in Columbus.
in Allen, Texas
4.31/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.38
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25
We moved to DFW 6 months ago, and have been looking for a "go to" place. After SIGNIFICANT trial and error, this is the place.
The selection is outstanding, especially the tap list, the service is pretty good, and while it's mainly "bar food," the food is very good. Highly recommend.
in Escondido, California
3.08/5 rDev -8.3% | Avg: 3.36
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.75
Nice location, staff was really friendly but like most BJ's service was slow. They had 40 guest taps so you didn't only have their line up to choose from. Cheers
in Montreal, Quebec
3.88/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.88
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75
we ended up in this place because the wait was too long at dieu du ciel, which is just a block away. this is a neat spot, although i am not sure if they are brewing beer in here or not. the server said it was made across town in sherbrooke, not at the spot we were in, but its listed here as a brewery, although i did not see any production equipment in here, so im not really sure what their set up is. in any event, the place is neat, bike themed, with some really cool lighting fixtures and a neat old building right across from a gorgeous park. mellow on a weekend afternoon, with a nice selection of maybe ten beers on tap, lots of belgian styles but some out there stuff too. we loved the quad, enjoyed the blueberry sour, and also thought the session belgian was nice, but all of them were very professionally done. the service was just okay here, they werent that busy and our gal seemed distracted, and we often waited long stretches with empty glasses on the table for her attention, but she was kind and all. we had some tasty appetized type food and all of that was quite good. for not ending up making it to du ciel, which was a let down, we had a great time in here and really enjoyed their beers. would love to know if they are actually made on site here or if they are all done at their other location...
in Fresno, California
4.1/5 rDev -1.7% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Nice open air corner building with parking and patio space. Pretty bare bones but more than makes up for it with good people/conversation, group game nights, plenty of seating; very good selection of standard and specialty beers; crowlers, bottles and merchandise for sale. Definitely should stop if in Fresno/Central Valley.
in Portland, Maine
4.14/5 rDev -1% | Avg: 4.18
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Chill vibe - this place, to me, is a great example of the well established craft brew scene in Maine. Part of the Industrial Way ecosystem anchored by Allagash, Austin Street has a small spot with limited seating, a small area for standing and retail. Very chill vibe even when it's packed. I've only had growlers filled with Patina and Six Grain; always pleasurable with good service. Obviously the selection will be limited until it expands capacity but all the beers are good to great. A nice place to visit along with Allagash,