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Corral Liquors

in Wood River, Illinois

4.82/5  rDev +36.2% | Avg: 3.54
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

What a gem we have. These guys know their beer. I've tried a lot of great beers based on their recommendation. Lot's of hard to find beer. This has become my go-to beer store. I enjoy visiting with there people too.

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City Steam Brewery Café

in Hartford, Connecticut

3.99/5  rDev +3.6% | Avg: 3.85
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Very cozy feeling dark wood and brass pub, despite its pretty massive seating capacity. Located in an historic building in downtown Hartford. Great menu; limited selection of beers (only theirs - which i admittedly quite a long list - plus a couple of collaborations). Service was excellent. Food selection was great too. This is more of a restaurant that happens to brew its own beer than a brewery that offers some food. If I lived in Hartford I'd probably patronize City Steam occasionally, but it would be for the food and not primarily for the beer.

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Crystal Ball Brewing Company

in York, Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.26
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is one of the best breweries I've ever been to. The guys that run it are great and their beers are fantastic. They don't have a large selection, but their beers are all high quality and delicious. Bottom line is this place is laid back and freaken awesome.

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Mack's Beverage

in Parma, Ohio

5/5  rDev +9.4% | Avg: 4.57
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Macks is the place to go for craft beer in the Cleveland area. Not only is the selection great, but the owner Pete is there to help you with whatever you need. Go there a couple times and he will greet you by name the next time you come in.

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Maximum Beverage

in West Hartford, Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -9.8% | Avg: 4.41
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Visiting Hartford CT from PA and wanted to sample some local brews, so I consulted BA for advice. Maximum Beverage scored very high. It's located in a pretty nice shopping center - I had to convince the wife not to go shopping elsewhere ($$$) while I checked out MB. Fortunately they have a massive selection of wines so she stayed entertained while I browsed their beer selection. Which is good - not world class, but good. What's there is reasonably fresh. I found beers from numerous New England breweries so it met my objectives. Prices seemed reasonable but hey I'm jaded.
Bottom line: beer is a small part of their inventory, but they have a decent selection.

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Druthers Brewing Company

in Saratoga Springs, New York

5/5  rDev +17.4% | Avg: 4.26
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Love Druther's! Both locations, Albany and Saratoga are great. The beer selection and the taste of the beer is very good! If I were to create a brew pub, it would be Druther's!

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Harvest House

in Denton, Texas

4.5/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.5
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

My normal after work beer stop. Very good staff, some more knowledgeable than others but that is to be expected. Decent selection I would say, many from local breweries. Awesome patio for sitting out, and live music most nights. Overall very pleasant and enjoyable place to have a beer.

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Brash Brewing Company

in Houston, Texas

3.18/5  rDev -13.4% | Avg: 3.67
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4

The place is cool, kind of crappy but they always have good metal playing. I like the place and I like their beer, but for fucks sake they need better employees. Their employees are FUCKING ASSHOLES. There is a ton of great beer being made in the market, and acting like you don't need a customer base is a poor business decision. They're going to have to shape up or they're going to alienate customers.

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in Palm Springs, California

3.49/5  rDev -9.8% | Avg: 3.87
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4.5

Vibe. Was there on a sat night at 7. Plenty of empty seats. No music playing in the background, only a few tvs in the place. Most might be able to see one. So not a music place or sports bar. It's a place to enjoy a drink or two and have some really good food, and enjoy the company only. Of you came to do more. Go somewhere else. Beer quality and selection. They have 12 taps, currently had none of the roasting selection, kegs were out and none to take their spot. Standard run of the mill cali options plus allagash white, Stella Artois. Picked this over yardhouse cause I hoped the selection might have something a bit more exotic. No. no it doesn't. Go for quantity at yardhouse, and they had some quality stuff too. Service fine. Attentive wait staff. Food was extremely good best of the 1 week trip we made. Had a very good veggie burger, pizza, dessert. Food is top notch. Overall. Beer is sparse in the desert lands. Hit up a brewery or go to yardhouse, if you're looking for some decent beer. Otherwise if you're looking for a nice meal, go!

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BJ's Restaurant

in San Bernardino, California

4.14/5  rDev +5.6% | Avg: 3.92
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Right across the parking lot from my hotel. Excellent selection of IPAs, including West Coast IPA and Stone Enjoy By Tangerine on tap. The service is friendly and fast. Food is good!

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Mc Breen Beverage

in Lynbrook, New York

2.76/5  rDev -12.7% | Avg: 3.16
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.75

As other reviews have said, the craft beer selection is rather poor. Items that are priced are pretty good for the area. The staff is disinterested and not helpful at all. On the positive side much of their stock is fresh.

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Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

in Elmsford, New York

4.23/5  rDev -1.2% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Keep an eye out for the entrance, we missed is in one direction, but going the other direction a sign was visible. We went on a beautiful fall Saturday afternoon. There was ample outdoor and indoor seating available. Outside there was corn hole and bocce. Inside there is a medium size seating area with barrel type tables for four and picnic type tables for larger groups. There is also a more spacious area outside the tasting room with more seating and indoor corn hole. Food was available to order in the tasting room t o pick up at the bar. There is probably something for every type of diet (vegan, veg., paleo, low carb, see food) Everything was well organized. There was one line for tastings and 16oz fills. Another for 16oz, growler fills, and bottle/can purchases and another for food. You but a $2 5oz tasting glass that you take home and can reuse when visiting again. 5oz tastings are "bought' by chips. You can get 5 chips for $5 or 12 for $10. Most tastings cost 1 chip, but higher ABV beers are 2 chips.

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Poor Richard's Wexford Ale House & Grill

in Wexford, Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -34.7% | Avg: 4.26
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2 | food: 4.5

Look - nothing special

Beer selection - every grocery store with Taps around there has better

Service - eh, wasn't the fastest but it was all correct.

Food - the gem of the evening. The food was all spectacular so they did have that going for them.

Maybe during happy hour or something when their mediocre drafts would only be $3 it would be worth stopping to eat

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Alluvial Brewing Company

in Ames, Iowa

4.08/5  rDev -1.2% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Alluvial Brewing is located on the outskirts of Ames and has a rustic, barnlike quality on the outside. A large outdoor patio appears popular, even when it's a touch cool. The taproom is all wood and warmth, well-lit with a botanical/biological theme as well as lots of artwork. You can also go into the small brewhouse. The beers I tasted were quite good as was the service. About 7 of their beers on tap. No food but occasional food trucks.

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New Glarus Brewing Company

in New Glarus, Wisconsin

4.31/5  rDev -3.6% | Avg: 4.47
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

The New Glarus brewery is a stunning facility, from the gorgeous copper brew kettles to the sparkling clean tasting room. It looks like there are usually about six beers on tap with A couple often devoted to their specialty brews. The outdoor beer garden is lovely. The self-guided tour, while a bit limited, still offers a nice look at their amazing facility. Great beer and an excellent bottle shop. The gift shop is a touch over the top.

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El Bait Shop

in Des Moines, Iowa

4.85/5  rDev +12.5% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Funky, slightly run down look with beer stickers and signs covering nearly every available inch of wall space. And then you see all those taps! Great selection of Iowa and regional beers as well as world-class stuff. The service was top-notch both nights I was there. The food was mainly American diner classics and it's very good and affordable. A great experience.

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JL Beers

in Grand Forks, North Dakota

5/5  rDev +37.7% | Avg: 3.63
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

40 beers on tap that are ever changing with a wide selection of imported beers in bottles as well. Simple for food, just burgers and fresh cut fries/chips, but done amazingly well. The best part is the staff that make it seem like it's their hobby to find you the perfect beer (maybe it is haha) and they have the knowledge to guide you to it!

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The Liquor Collection

in Honolulu, Hawaii

4.75/5  rDev +18.5% | Avg: 4.01
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Small store in an expensive place to rent a spot, which accounts for their high prices. At that location, they can't do economy of scale, like Healthy Spirits in SF does. They make up for this with a selection of beer that is at least tied for the best on the island. Decent selection of ciders, too. Exotic liquors, like absinthe, and chartreuse are also available here. Ming and George (co-owners) are great friendly and knowledgeable people who only hire the best to work for them. They will have to move, soon, because the land owner, Victoria Ward, has deemed they can make more $ by tearing down Ward Warehouse, the shopping center Liquor Collection is located in, and replacing it with a luxury residential high-rise. Hopefully, the Liquor Collection can relocate to a place with a lower rent that will be reflected in their prices.

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Veracious Brewing Company

in Monroe, Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev -2.3% | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Vibe would be better if there were more people. Great music playing (oldies). Beer wasn't world class (wasn't expecting it to be) but also wasn't bad, the stout was good!

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Little Bristol Beach Bar

in Speightstown, Barbados

4.11/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.11
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Seaside bar with cold beer, wine and full liquor. Very good live music and great place to watch the waves crash on the sand below your feet and catch a beautiful sunset. Go on Friday evening for two for one happy hour, and live music by guitarist/singer Jae.

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Fisherman's Pub & Grub

in Speightstown, Barbados

3.83/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.83
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Authentic Bajan lunch menu and cold local and import beers, including Banks on Draught. On the sea, and the crashing waves smack the footings as you eat on the porch above. The service is cafeteria style, you pick among what is offered that day, then pay at the bar which is stocked with a wide array of rums. Try the cornmeal cou cou (like mashed potatoes) with okra and brown gravy.

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Canton Brewing Company

in Canton, Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5% | Avg: 3.98
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

This place has a main floor that was very crowded with a bunch of tables to eat or drink at and a bar. Downstairs is an entire other bar and seating area with couches to lounge on and a nice large bar and high top tables. The downstairs is all brick and has a speakeasy vibe that is very cool. The beers are fairly solid as well, this is a place where you just want to hang out at. Had a pizza while not jaw dropping was pretty decent. The service was good as well. This is worth checking out if you are in the area just for the downstairs bar!

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

in North Olmsted, Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +8.6% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is huge fore a brewpub, and usually busy as well. Have a lot of their beers on tap and some nice Guest Taps as well. Really a great place to go and hang out. The menu is huge and the food is superb. You can buy Headhunter and Bumble Berry in bottles to go as well and merchandise. They will also growler fill anything they have on tap, except cask ale or one offs. They even growler fill guest taps.

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Steamworks Brewing Company

in Vancouver, British Columbia

4.14/5  rDev +7.5% | Avg: 3.85
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

OK, I was surprised how much I ended up enjoying this place. I was expecting total tourist trap mediocre. Their beer is actually very good and the food is tasty as well. We were fortunate to get window seats during the noon hour without waiting, even though the place was very busy.

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Cato's Ale House

in Oakland, California

3.8/5  rDev -1.6% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Nice beer stop along Piedmont Avenue. No frills but a good enough lineup to quench most thirsts. No crowds during the day. Decent enough lunch at the take away food counter

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