Place Reviews: Most Recent
in Woodstock, Vermont
3.75/5 rDev -5.1% | Avg: 3.95
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Nice little family owned store that offers a pretty nice selection of Vermont breweries that bottle or can. New England breweries are represented pretty well too. Some of the larger respected commercial breweries are represented. Pretty clean store, but I did notice a fair amount of little knick knack type of stuff fairly easy for little kids to grab that probably should be kept under wraps a bit more, I feel the need to mention that since I'm a parent.
in Woodstock, Vermont
3.57/5 rDev -16.4% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5
Pretty nice and clean bottle shop, the norm like every other place in Vermont. Good service, they seemed to care in here. Only qualms here is that they seem to charge a bit more than expected. I'd say - do-able while in Woodstock.
in White River Junction, Vermont
3.75/5 rDev -3.6% | Avg: 3.89
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Only went through White River Junction before Big Fatty's and River Roost were open, so this is based on that. I'd say it's a decent place with the norm of Vermont distro. Nothing too special. Prices seemed pretty reasonable. Service was good. Pretty clean place and easy to take kids in. If I lived in White River Junction, I'd check out from time to time.
in Johnson, Vermont
3.5/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.5
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
Just like any other gas station, nothing exactly special as a stellar beer place. It's clean I will say that, but they keep saying they're going to get Heady and S.O.S. and for every time I've been in here, I've never seen it. Go to Sterling Market when in Johnson or drive into Burlington or Morrisville. Yes, Johnson is a bit of a hole in the wall town, but I tend to like that town to be honest, it's fun to country boy like me.
in Johnson, Vermont
3.25/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.25
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25
It's an okay spot, I will admit, yes fairly clean here, but when in Johnson, I'd rather go to Sterling Market, that, in my opinion is probably your best bet. Or just drive into Morrisville or into Burlington. Not much else to say, unless you're place ticking.
in Johnson, Vermont
3.64/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.64
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
For a grocery store, they do a pretty good job of getting a fair amount of New England flavors (ie. Allagash, Banded Horn, Smuttynose, Exhibit A, Foolproof, Two Roads and Stony Creek). Founders, Dogfish Head, Victory, Ommegang easy to find beers can be found in there too. Pretty good service, I've never had any problems but I've always went in here with the mindset of what I was looking for. Fairly clean and easy to take young children in. It's worth a shot if you're in Johnson and can't find anything else that close by as you'll have to either make your way into Morrisville or go to Burlington for anything else.
in Wilmington, Vermont
3.59/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.59
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
What's nice about this seafood restaurant in Southern Vermont is they do a pretty good job of keeping clean tap lines and trying to get a good lineup of Vermont and New England beers in here. I've seen Rising Tide (ME), Smuttynose (NH), Banded Horn (ME), Baxter's (ME), Foolproof (RI), Stony Creek (CT), Cambridge (MA), Dogfish Head (DE), and Victory (PA) seem to be the out-of-state breweries. They got some high end meals along with some easy pub fare. Prices are pretty good. Easy to take young children in. But don't go on Saturday nights in the Summer, place is absolutely packed and they don't keep up with the service. Honestly, when work calls me South, I'll hit this place up in the Winter, much better then. Other than the Maple Leaf, this is one of the few places in Wilmington that there's some good beer at.
in Montpelier, Vermont
3.25/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.25
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.5
It's a clean serviceable sort of place, nice décor but slightly crammed. Food is good, but nothing over the top. Taps are minimal with nothing to write home about. If you're in Montpelier and looking for good beer taps and great Mexican/Tex-Mex food, go to the Mad Taco instead. And honestly, there's a bunch of other places in Montpelier that I would rather eat and drink at instead of this place.
in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
3.64/5 rDev -13.1% | Avg: 4.19
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2
Right on the boardwalky-type ocean area that's not really a boardwalk but still has all the stuff you'd find on a boardwalk. They've just opened a new, very large restaurant facility right next door to the old pub, which is now a shop.
The decor looks like it came out of a box labeled "Premade 2017 Middlebrow Restaurant." It's woody, there's edison bulbs, TV, medium-strength light, low ambient noise. It's pleasant enough but doesn't have much character to it.
The beer is Dogfish Head beer. It's good.
The food kind of sucked.
The service was meh but they were incredibly busy for a Monday so they were a little under-staffed.
Overall, stop by if you're in town. But probably not worth traveling for.
in Albany, New York
4.7/5 rDev +3.3% | Avg: 4.55
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5
Great tap selection of New York and regional handcraft beers. Great casual dining vibe and attentive wait staff. Bar seating as well as larger tables. Plenty of parking. Great food, although the lobster roll was a little peppery and over-dressed. Would gladly go again.
in Hinton, Alberta
4.23/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
This is a beautiful, brand new facility just east of the Jasper gates. They have a solid selection of beer, a tasty menu, and extremely friendly staff. This is a "must do" for anyone who is in the area.
in Kent, Connecticut
3.58/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.58
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
A wine and liquor store with plenty of corporate/national and international beers, and a decent selection of local and Connecticut beers too. Mainstream handcraft from around the country. Service was very helpful and knowledgeable. Good selection in an out of the way small town.
in Piozzo, Italy
4.46/5 rDev -1.8% | Avg: 4.54
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Amazing place in the middle of Rome is where I went (Open Baladin) great beer selection and the multiple varieties are crafted to perfection. My favorite was the rock and roll American IPA
in Charleston, West Virginia
3.96/5 rDev +1% | Avg: 3.92
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Big tap list including WV and Charleston brews. Even bigger craft beer selection from around the country. Pizza is always good, as are the sandwiches. Service is hit or miss. Parking is on street and limited. Vibe is pizza joint with classic rock on. Outdoor seating on sidewalk for people watching. I visit at least once every time I'm in town.
in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
4.91/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.91
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75
Good and bad but definitely made up for it, but I'll explain as much as I can. My two close friends and I finally stopped in Borough Brewhouse on Friday July 20th 2017. We arrived say about 7:39 and left around 10:03 (google timeline). Greeted at the door by a lovely girl who's name escapes me at the moment. The place was packed but we were lucky enough to still be seated right away after a table was cleared. The atmosphere is historic and industrial with modern updates The clientele are your typical brewpub people and some children are aloud with adults. Only thing I hated is one of the spot lights near the roof must of dropped a bit and was shining right in my face most of the night. Anyway I'll continue.
Start with the beers, If your like me you've been drinking Neshaminy Creek since before the brewery opened in 2010 you already know all about the beers. However if you don't they have a few staples, a few specialties and a few infusions like Coffee JAWN. They also carry some "guest" beers and other various libations to appeal to everyone who is at a brewery to not drink beer. The poor waiter we had was running all around but the whole think is only maybe 2 months old. Things are defiantly being worked on but hey it's all brand new, I cant expect EVERYTHING to be perfect. I waited a bit till her came around to ask about my 2nd beer but after that he was great.
Now the rest of the menu. Well the layout was a bit confusing but we figured that out and its got a little something for everyone and everything seemed to be great. So we ordered a couple flat breads and a burger. Flat breads came out in what maybe 15 min or so? However it is at this time the burger did not. In fact Christen came over VERY unhappy with how the kitchen was going that night. They were out of the burgers at the point of telling us after the rest of the food was done. My friends, Christen and I were unhappy but we do understand because while she is the manager of the brewhouse the food portion is a separate outside company called 33rd Street Hospitality which also has ties with Say Cheese food truck and Revolution Taco. However they took care of this by buying my friend whatever he wanted on the menu. Anyway, he got the Dry Aged Meatballs. All three of us loved everything and then we even ordered the Pig Wings, Chicken wings and Truffle Fries (ok the pieces of fries was annoying but well worth it for the flavor). We were also informed of the kitchen running out of more menu items but not what we ordered thankfully. With all the issues with the food, everything was amazing.
So anyway to wrap it up, we loved the place. Some improvements and communication between bar and kitchen are needed but its still very new, so give it some time. I hope to see some location specific shirts but that's personal preference. The current brewery gift shop is pretty much unused and they started moving the stuff to the common area in the brewery. however having a few more things at the brewpub and something saying Borough Brewhouse would be nice.
Now a tad about me and Neshaminy Creek. I found Neshaminy Creek at random online somewhere and attended the first tasting at Beer Store Southampton before the brewery location was found. Which is where the beers County Line (IPA) Road and Dunksferry (Dunkelweizen) Road come into play as far as I remember. My two friends started going since the brewery opened in 2010. We also know many of the companies employees from the area and the brewery also. Some would even call us veteran customers of the brewery.
Anyway, check the place out or stop in the brewery, it's well worth the drive. Thanks for reading. Sorry that I'm a terrible writer.
in Arlington, Virginia
4.66/5 rDev +7.6% | Avg: 4.33
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
I met up with a few other BAs here for a Thursday Happy hour. It did not disappoint! He place has a pretty large bar, larger communal tables and more intimate searing as well. The staff and management were friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. I didn't even look at a food menu so no comments on that but the bottle and tap list are what you are going to want to look at. We were there the day after a Alesmith tap takeover, Perfect!
Great place, can't wait to go back!
in Watertown, New York
2.54/5 rDev -18.3% | Avg: 3.11
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2 | selection: 2.75 | food: 1.5
My family and I stopped into this spot while passing through town. Located in the mall, it is tucked into a corner in the food court. Small and comfortable, it seemed like a nice little brewpub. For a Friday afternoon, it was quiet, and very lightly staffed. As a result, the service was really slow. They had a lot of guest taps and about six of their own brews. The beer was average. Nothing really outstanding, but also nothing that was off or poorly made. The IPA was reasonable. My wife had poutine, which was excellent. The rest of the food, from chili cheese fries to the burger, was awful. Over cooked, not well seasoned, and tasteless. Unfortunately, beer, service, and food could all improve here.
in Reykjavik, Iceland
4.33/5 rDev -6.7% | Avg: 4.64
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
After a very long day of travel, the wife and I got to Iceland around 6:30am. We did a bit of driving around the ring and finally made our way into Reykjavik. Had lunch up the street the saw Hellgrimskirja. After all of that, I was ready for a cold beer.
We walked up and down Laugavegur and I saw the word "Mikkeller", so I stopped immediately. I wanted to make sure the lack of sleep wasn't playing tricks on my eyes and brain. Sure enough, a quick check to BA proved this mirage was in fact a true oasis amongst the volcanic Rick desert.
Rather small place, just like everything else here. The bar is on the second floor. Loaded with taps of Icelandic beer. I was unsure of the prices, but knew I would get torn apart, so I was delicate in my choice. I knew anything too alcoholic would be cost prohibitive, but didn't want to spend $10 on a 3.5% pale ale. I chose an IPA for 1400ISK and was mostly satisfied. At that price point it is hard to have more than one.
Lovely little place but like everything else, quite pricey.
in Albuquerque, New Mexico
3.13/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.13
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.5
Make no mistake--this is a sports pub, not a craft beer destination. Painfully loud music made conversation difficult, other than that the atmosphere was modern and appealing as a sports pub. My server was not overly concerned about customer service and did not show any beer knowledge. The food was tasty..
They had about 20-ish taps, with only 3 or 4 that were interesting for being local or unusual in some way. The vast majority were mass market or common "craft-like" beers. Overall, this was a disappointing stop in a city with a strong and growing craft beer culture.
in Pendleton, Oregon
3.5/5 rDev -2.2% | Avg: 3.58
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25
Only brew pub in this town. Good selection of beer on tap, something for everyone, prices were good. Food was marginal with a limited selection. Huge event going on in town the night we visiting so the staff was maxed out, but were definitely accommodating.
in Hector, New York
4.56/5 rDev +14.9% | Avg: 3.97
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4
Great location on the Finger Lakes, beer trail. Beautiful views, great beer and atmosphere, laid back. All of the local breweries I visited do a wonderful job with their craft. This place is a must.
in Hamilton, Ontario
3.69/5 rDev -2.6% | Avg: 3.79
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25
Hamilton has been long overdue for a proper brewpub and Merit is it. The atmosphere of the place is good, and like the lightbulb motiff that doubles as the place's logo. The beers themself were exceptional and they had several offerings on tap,. The food menu is limited to sausages, and while I had a nice chorizo sausage there I do wish something else was offered. A bit pricey too but still a nice place to go.
in Elk Grove Village, Illinois
4.51/5 rDev +7.4% | Avg: 4.2
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
Tasting room holds 30-35 people and the line starts before it opens. They control the number of people coming in so the wait for beer is not too bad once you are inside. They usually have a wide selection of beers to choose from, and I believe they have a 48 oz. limit. Pretty basic inside, sit and enjoy your beer and listen to music. For those who just want to buy great beer to go, they have another entrance for beer to go. This is the option I usually choose, and the line moves pretty quickly. But in the end, it all comes down to the beer.
in Brooklyn, New York
2.83/5 rDev -28.4% | Avg: 3.95
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 3
Did I go to same place as the previous reviewers had?
The vibe, as my friend pointed out, was off right from the get - go: The mirror over the bar listing spirits had "Congac". Not a good start.
The service was very good so no criticism there. Then again, this site is about beer so let's talk about that. Three of us each got a sampler of four beers: not a one was finished. The first two I tried were a Berliner Wiesse and a barrel-aged sour: almost indistinguishable, and neither coming close to their respective styles. After that it was a dry-hopped saison and a pilsner. Both were weak and relatively flavorless. Also, all four of those beers were served too warm - not something I usually complain about. The IPAs were the last chance for redemption but no such luck. All four were weak and uninspired. This was most disappointing as I had noted good ratings for all of their IPAs on BA. This is the first time that this has happened in all of the time that I've been a member. Maybe I've just been lucky until now. And last but not least was the barrel-aged sour brown. Almost undrinkable.
All in all, a mediocre experience.
in Wichita, Kansas
4.79/5 rDev +10.6% | Avg: 4.33
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25
One of the nicer liquor stores you'll find in Wichita. For beer they have a few doors worth of refrigerated singles and bombers as well as a few shelves of non refrigerated ones. They have an even larger amount of cold and warm craft 6packs. Quite a few local brews with not many imports. Typical wide selection of big beer. This is also the place to go in Wichita for wine as a side note. Overall they have a larger than average selection of craft for around here but still can't match Goebel's on West street. Definitely worth the occasional visit though, especially if you live on the far west side.