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Half Hitch Brewing Company

in Cochrane, Alberta

3.98/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.91
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My son and I stopped in on our way to a mountain ski day. When we arrived, we were informed it would be a 25 minute wait, so I elected to get a growler fill and carry on. By the time my growler was filled, fifteen minutes had elapsed so we opted to belly up to the bar. Half Hitch had five taps, plus several local guest taps - very nice touch. Our food was tasty, service was friendly but less than efficient. This is a lovely facility with a nice view of the Bow River - we will be back!

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Tonopah Brewing Company

in Tonopah, Nevada

3.44/5  rDev -5.8% | Avg: 3.65
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

This is a good, but not great, brewpub with a mostly BBQ menu. All in all, it's hardly a top-notch brewpub in any way but it is a great addition to the Tonopah area and is definitely worth the stop for a drink or food if in town and especially if spending the night. If in the area, I would almost certainly come back.

The place itself is ok, mostly plain and basic but with some nice touches. It is a basic, functional commercial building that looks like it has been spiffed up with some artsy-industrial decor outside, a nice sign on the front that is a good touch, and a quirky giant light-up pickaxe out front - reference to the mining of the area, the shape of the county, and the slogan "The Pick of Nevada." It has some outdoor seating with some shade bt it's right along Hwy 95. Inside is pretty plain, dark with small windows buut it has a nice wooden bar with some nice details to jazz it up.

Beer selection is standard and limited. Quality seems pretty good based on the limited sampling we had.

Menu is mostly just BBQ and related items. The food is good, not great. The BBQ is at least smoked but it is a bit dry and bland. The sauces they have are all very similar, mostly differing in sweetness and spiciness rather than style (i.e., not Kansas City vs. Carolina style). They are pretty good. THe cole slaw is very good, the beans are great.

Service is fine if a bit gruff.

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Dead Lizard Brewing Company

in Orlando, Florida

4.21/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Finally stopped by with my Pops a couple of weeks ago and was glad we did. The wife bought us a groupon that included 2 flights (4 beers each) and a take home glass, which of course they were out of, however we were able to use what was left over for the purchase of more beer, which was awesome.
It is located in an industrial complex right off of I-4 right near Universal Studios, so it was fairly easy to find. Outside seating area which is necessary in Florida. Inside there was plenty of tables to sit at with Jenga and other games for people to play while hanging out. There is also sidewalk chalk you can use to draw on the walls! There is a small bar with about 10 high top chairs. The brewery area is open for tours, but there was a private party set up when we were there so we couldn't go in, but you could check it out through the windows.
There was 9 beers on tap the day we were there, including a nitro tap with their Cream-Sic-Ale which was flavorful and so easy to drink it was ridiculous! They add oats and lactose to it which gives it an even more creamy mouthfeel. The big winners for me was the Komodo "Koko" Dragon Milk Stout, tons of roasted flavor and they Purple Skink IPA which had a great hoppy bite. The usually have a beer on Randall too, when we were there it was the Cream-Sic-Ale with strawberries and cilantro, which sounds interesting, but had been on so long that the cilantro was breaking down and that's all you got was this strong vegetable cilantro...blech.
I forget the guy's name that was working that day, but he engaged everyone as if he knew them a long time and was completely unpretentious and happy.
They have pre-packaged food for sale, like chips and other small things you cold purchase, but we didn't go there hungry, we went there to drink and try some new local beers!
Overall, I'm definitely heading back as they have plans to expand their barrel aging and get into sours. Plus it's only a 1/2 hour away. Check them out if you ever get down to Orlando and are near Universal Studios.

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North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom & Grill

in Fort Bragg, California

4.5/5  rDev +20.6% | Avg: 3.73
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Had pulled pork nachos.... Yum yum yum! Excellent servers as well! If you aren't excited to visit this pub, you are jaded! Excellent beer with a great pedigree! I'm from south of Pittsburgh and so having great beer just a stones throw from the Pacific Ocean is spectacular!

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Cloudburst Brewing

in Seattle, Washington

4.97/5  rDev +22.1% | Avg: 4.07
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I want to rate his place a 5, just because it should be rated higher than it is! I have visited many breweries across the Nation and cloudburst in brewing beers with the best of them. Especially in the IPA world. Their beers are original and progressing the industry. If you are in Seattle, you have to go here!!

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La Cabra Brewing

in Berwyn, Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +5.6% | Avg: 4.46
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Very enjoyable brewery and eatery that opened in Fall 2017. Nice selection of 10-12 beers on tap including to from cask. Lagers/Kolsch predominate and are very well crafted. Food is excellent. Very much worth visiting.

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The Porch Kitchen And Cantina

in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

3.66/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.9
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Definitely a pretty busy spot in the West End of Winston-Salem, in an old renovated mill with a slightly industrial/slightly Tex-Mex joint kind of decor... I have been a few times in the past (about 2 years ago) and just visited again recently at lunchtime during the week. At lunchtime at least, you no longer go to the counter to order and then wait for your food to be delivered - there is normal table-side service for ordering as well as the delivery of the food. The lunchtime crowd was a mix of folks from business colleagues to hipsters to couples and even a family with under 5 year old children (though I would personally not recommend this place for children and I have not taken my own here).

The beers were all served in shaker pints from what I could see though it was fine/appropriate for the style of beer that I ordered (Irish Stout). The beer was served at a proper temperature with a reasonable amount of head which is a bit surprising since it took a little bit of time from pour to delivery at the table (I could see the bar from my seat).

Across all of my visits, I have to say that the service can be quite spotty - I have had a couple of decent servers when I have visited but the majority of time I feel like the servers are hipsters that are annoyed that they have to bring food and don't bother to check on you during your stay - I had my food take almost an hour on a previous visit where it was sitting in the window area for delivery for like 40 minutes.

There were 6 drafts and a handful of bottles/cans. A number of different styles were represented and they had at least a couple of local and NC beers available. Nothing crazy here but most of the offerings pair nicely with the Tex-Mex style food.

Food is very good and probably the only reason that I keep going back. I have yet to chose anything off the menu and be disappointed in my choice.

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Fairmount & Co.

in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 2.75
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.25 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.75

Ehh.....nope. Looks nice from the outside, but this place is really a dump. Seems like a good dive for locals, but it's really pretty crappy. Service was basically non-existent, and the only time an employee acknowledged our table was to tell us we had to move because that's where the quizzo guy sets up. Ok, on the plus side, the beer selection was pretty good. But since there was no service at the bar or table, and I wasn't able to actually acquire a beer...I'm going to have to give this place a big PASS. Plenty of other good bars in Fairmount to go to.

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Free Will Brewing Taproom at Peddler's Village

in Lahaska, Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.45
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Great little tap room and bar right in Peddlers Village. I love Free Will Brewery in Perkasie and its the same great beer only closer to my house which I love. Not a ton of beers on tap but perfect amount for location and size, plus all of the bottles and cans are available for purchase as well. I love that you can get draft beer to go in plastic cups while you go from shop to shop. My only complaint is the pours I got from the bartenders were pretty bad barely half the 12oz glass was filled when I ordered, which means I paid $8 for 6oz of a sour beer with not that high of an ABV which kinda bummed me out. But same great beer just a lot closer to my house now so can't complain too much. I will be returning many many times.

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Bow Bar, The

in Edinburgh, Scotland

4.11/5  rDev -2.4% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Bow Bar is a fine purveyor of real ales and offers an extraordinary location in the Old Town between the Royal Mile and the Grassmarket. It is a single room that has a small bar where drinks are ordered along with more character than one needs to quaff a fine ale. Many tourists, of course, along with many locals on their way home stopping in for a quick pint. The walls are adorned with brewer paraphernalia. During my visit, I enjoyed a wonderful pale ale from Oakham Ales and a delicious beauty called Elemental Porter from a brewer called Tempest. (The latter I was sure to find later.) Excellent pub in a wonderful town.

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BrewDog Edinburgh

in Edinburgh, Scotland

3.93/5  rDev -8.6% | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

This was my third Brewdog visit, during my recent trip. Located on Cowgate, which parallels the Royal Mile, this location is rather cramped and difficult to navigate. There are some booths, a few hightops and a small bar with some rather uncomfortable stools. The beer selection excels as usual with each location offering something new. As usual, the service was great and the staff proud of their beer. I am surprised that there are not more locations in this fine city. During my visit, I enjoyed: Punk IPA, Elvis Juice and 5AM Saint. Great beer in the one of the world's greatest cities.

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Waterzooi

in Garden City, New York

4.28/5  rDev +12.9% | Avg: 3.79
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

An absolutely excellent selection of Belgian beers, many of which are not available locally. Perhaps a bit pricey but worth it. Ambiance and lighting are not particularly good bit the crowd is low key and pleasant. I've been here many times and quite frankly the only thing I eat here are the mussels and dessert. The majority of the menu is overpriced even for Long Island, but the mussels are outstanding and reasonably priced. The service is consistently excellent. Happy Hour at the bar is a great value as they have mussels buffet style for free.

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Brewery Ommegang

in Cooperstown, New York

4.64/5  rDev +8.7% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

True Belgian farmhouse brewery feel with a NY flare, Superb Belgian style ales that rival some of the greatest Belgian beers. Food is delicious from the Belgian style foods to the more average pub fare. Friendly faces all around and beer tastings and tours at 5$ you can't beat it! All nestled into the beautiful landscape and hills of Cooperstown. Truely magical place. Also to be noted, there always is a limited time beer in the merchandising room which I as a avid beer drinker really appreciate. GO TO BREWERY OMMEGANG!

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Russian River Brewing Company

in Santa Rosa, California

4.54/5  rDev +0.9% | Avg: 4.5
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Had not anticipated visiting RRBC, BUT so glad we made the drive from Bodega Bay! The long wait to get a table was all worth the wait! ALL the wait staff are very professional and hard workers. Kudos to management!

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Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.)

in District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev +8.3% | Avg: 3.72
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Been here numerous times. This place is near the Verizon Center, so can get pretty busy on game nights, especially on the weekends. The place is essentially a hybrid craft beer bar, weekend hangout, and pub.

The place on the evening that influences this review the most was a game night (though during the game on a weekday). It wasn't overly crowded, but the bar was full (about 20 seats at two sections of the front bar). We didn't have trouble getting the bartender's attention, though we have been there where that is more of an issue. It was overly dark in the bar area, to me, but oh well.

The place had a nice variety of beers on their 30 or so taps. There are local, national, and well respected out of town beers. Every major and a few other styles were represented on tap. The bottle list is quite large, as well. It doesn't have the rarity in options of a Churchkey, and sticks more to core styles, but a body should be able to find a beer to drink without much effort.

The restaurant serves American bar cuisine, for the most part - sort of like an American pub. The main seating area is more utilitarian - indicating that this hybrid is more of a bar than a restaurant (though they likely do decent food business on game nights).

Our recent stops have included bar area and restaurant seating. The two experiences balanced out to the score I gave. Depending on the timing of your visit, I could see lower scores (i.e. on a busier night then we most recently had).

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Stage House Tavern

in Mountainside, New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

This gigantic establishment is located in a former catering hall on Route 22. It was opened earlier this month by the owners of the Stage House, a very well known restaurant in nearby Scotch Plains. The new owners gutted the place and created one huge space for dining and drinking. It has an industrial appearance and vibe. The large, serpentine-shaped bar is surrounded by big screen TV's for viewing sports. They serve both mega beer and "name" craft mostly from the East Coast. There weren't any New Jersey beers on draught but I suspect that will change. The kitchen is still getting its footing but will be fine given the success of the owners as restauranteurs. Overall, this place provides an interesting drinking - and eating - experience.

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Prost! Specialty Beer & Wine

in North Hampton, New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -8.6% | Avg: 4.41
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

This is a relatively small but nice place. It doesn't have everything, but much of the selection is really good. The owner is friendly and knows his stuff. Definitely worth a visit.

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Lowe's Food Store #203

in Oak Ridge, North Carolina

3.37/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.37
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

This is a grocery store but the first of the Lowe's that I have visited that features the "Beer Den" section of the store. I visited mid-morning in the middle of the week so the store was not especially busy. This store has been recently renovated and was clean and bright.

The majority of the beer is stored cold in brightly lit open fronted coolers, there is an area for domestic, local NC craft, craft, and singles. The bombers are available on an endcap and not stored cold. For drafts, they offered both snifter and shaker pint glasses (which I assume are used for the different styles of beer, or at least the different ABV ranges of beers as that is how the pricing works). They also sell and fill growlers but I did not get one or see anyone else fill one during my visit.

The couple of employees that I interacted were just grocery store employees, not craft beer experts (the "experts" are only staffed in the Beer Den after lunchtime during the week). The employees were friendly and had some basic knowledge and pointed me to a really good deal on a bomber (normal $8.99 on sale for $4.99 and a recently released beer).

Selection for bottles/cans/bombers and singles was a little bit better than the average Lowe's stores and certainly fresher than at many of the other locations but the real interesting stuff was the draft offerings - pretty decent range of styles and at least one of them a pretty new release that I had not seen anywhere else in the area.

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Climbing Bines Hop Farm

in Penn Yan, New York

4.58/5  rDev +15.9% | Avg: 3.95
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

A very nice brewery and hops farm overlooking Seneca Lake in central New York State. Knowledgeable staff made our visit fun. Nice selection of 10 beers on tap when we visited.

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Mikkeller & Friends

in Reykjavik, Iceland

4.71/5  rDev +0.9% | Avg: 4.67
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Colorful, semi-psychedelic decor in a small, attic like space above a wonderful gourmet pizza shop. The pizza shop folks were kind enough to let us bring beer from upstairs while we ate.

Incredibly enough we visited during an Other Half tap takeover. I was very glad to try two stellar IPAs from them plus an imperial stout from War Pigs. All were priced at 1800 isk, or $16-$17 each. Ouch.

The bartender was awesome. Very knowledgeable and eager to talk beer. I asked which of the 6 OH IPAs he recommended and like a boss he just starts pouring his favorite. We had a fantastic experience at this place, highly recommended.

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1912 Brewing Co.

in Tucson, Arizona

4.48/5  rDev +5.2% | Avg: 4.26
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great brewery in industrial area west on the highway on Grant. It's newer and worth checking out! Great vibe with games and TVs. Exceptional service and great selection of a broad range of beers.

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Cambridge Brewing Company

in Cambridge, Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +7.9% | Avg: 4.06
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Every thing you'd want in a brewery next door to MIT. Must see. Beantown stout and all their fragrant pale ales FLY!
Try their extensive menu and enjoy the brainy university crowd. A bit of heaven. I'll always return here. Spacious bar.

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Dragoon Brewing Co.

in Tucson, Arizona

4.56/5  rDev +3.9% | Avg: 4.39
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Dragoon is fantastic - great service and great selection. The beer is very good. Don't let the location in an industrial park turn you off - this is a real brewery that happens to have a taproom. It's worth hunting down. Actually it's easy to find off the highway. Just head West on Grant and turn left at the Arby's.

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Zephyrhills Brewing Company

in Zephyrhills, Florida

4.9/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.9
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

One of my favorite hang outs!! The staff are amazing. There is always something fun going on there. Founded by 2014 AHA National Homebrewer of the Year, Robert Hilferding, the beer is always good and Robert is very knowledgeable and fun to talk to. I highly recommend ZBC. Enjoy!!

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Falling Rock Tap House

in Denver, Colorado

4.24/5  rDev -3.6% | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Love the beer selection there, usually have really good beers there, as well has some hard to find beers, they usually have Pliny on tap, or at least something from Russian River. Service isn't the best and the food is mediocre at best, basic bar food. The main reason to go is for the beer, they have a great list of taps, and bottles/cans.

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