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Stony Creek Brewery

in Branford, Connecticut

2.84/5  rDev -22.4% | Avg: 3.66
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

Beautiful place located on the edge of a river. When I went, it was packed with people, mostly 20 somethings. I ordered a sample of beer, mostly Cranky variations and ended up leaving most of them on the table. The beer is very clean, however it is pretty pedestrian. Each one of the ones I tried only had a bitterness quality to them with little to no malt flavor, or distinguishable hop aroma. I would stop by again and try some of their other offerings, however their beer really fell flat based on what I tasted.

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Lonesome Valley Brewing

in Prescott Valley, Arizona

2.5/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 2.5
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

With many breweries popping up, I have the same thing to say about many of the newer and smaller ones I've tried. "Just because you can make a decent homebrew does not mean you should open a brewery." That is not to say that there aren't many great small breweries, because there are. This is just not one of them. I've made better tasting homebrews. Almost every beer I tried had an off flavor in the finish. To be honest I would not recommend this brewery to people who like good beer.

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Hardywood Pilot Brewery & Taproom

in Charlottesville, Virginia

3.97/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.97
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Smaller place just off of the UVA campus and within walking distance of the hospital. Wood and black metal decor with the big feature being a wooden slab table. A dozen taps, of which two are a nitro cold brewed coffee and a kombucha so something there for the DD. They were playing 70's and 80's rock while we were there, not too loud just present. Service was okay, two tenders there at the time and they were pretty busy with flights. They were friendly and acknowledge people, but you couldn't help but feel a little awkward trying to get around all of the bar seating to try and get a tender away from all the folks sitting at the bar. You fill out a card for a flight of 4 beers, and of course they do full pours. A small cooler is off to the side which held 6 packs of the staple Singel and Pils, as well as Raspberry Stout and Ruse. Also a small cooler with cans of cold brewed coffee.
Overall, it seems like a nice place to while away an afternoon sipping beer and working on a laptop or chatting with a couple of friends. Preferable to order a flight as it might be difficult to get service otherwise.

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Half Full Brewery

in Stamford, Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev +0.5% | Avg: 3.76
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

As much as I love the heavily have to bears I like to mix things up with bears more crisp and pale as half full brewery sells this beer as an Indian style pale... very intriguing .... The alcohol content was not apparent – that's a good thing- Love the subtle grapefruit and pine notes... The tester out however did not very as much as I would've liked – the fortes in the aftertaste pretty evenly matched and the same… I would generally agree with the one review I read here has a 3.75 out of five

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Dorchester Brewing Company

in Dorchester, Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev +1.8% | Avg: 3.79
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

A convivial place located at the end of Mass Ave in Dorchester (Boston). A former factory building it seems will suited for a brewery and a very casual drinking establishment.

Good range of beers, a big improvement from the last time I visited. The quality of the beers seemed to have improved as well.

By law, food must be offered but there is no kitchen, just bagged pretzels.

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The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden

in Nashville, Tennessee

3.99/5  rDev -4.8% | Avg: 4.19
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

This is a nice place with its own outside beer garden. Service was good not a huge selection of beers but good variety. Went on a Saturday at 4:55 and had to wait an hour for a table. Food was just ok, not the end all be all of burgers was not worth waiting for an hour. I had the wurst platter and while decent wasn't anything to get excited about, the burgers everyone else had were good. I'd definitely go back for a beer but I would skip the meal.

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Bearded Iris Brewing

in Nashville, Tennessee

4.77/5  rDev +15.8% | Avg: 4.12
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This is a nice place with a pool table and a beautiful huge bar. The beers are great and the service was great as well. I only ding them a little because they had a ton of IPAs on tap so a little less diversity. This brewery is big on the New England Style IPAs and they do them well. The paintings on the wall of the place are very eclectic and nice.

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Garces Trading Company

in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.07
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

One of the several Jose Garces restaurants in town and as expected it delivers on high quality food and service. On one side of the restaurant is a large metal top bar that can comfortably seat about 12. The other side has a large room filled with tables somewhat separated from the bar. The food menu is small, and so is the beer selection. Only four on draft and a few bottles. If you are looking for great food come here, but not if you are looking for a bar to hang and drink a few beers.

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Finn McCool's Ale House

in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

This place is a comfortable bar with loads of wood and brick. A long stone top bar takes up a good part of the room. Some large windows provide natural light during my afternoon visit. There were 15 beers on draft with a mix of some locals like 2SP, Pizza Boy, Troegs, and Weyerbacher, and also some out of staters like New Belgium, Lagunitas, and Allagash. The beers I had were fresh. Service was prompt and friendly.

Overall this is a comfortable place to have a beer and maybe a bite to eat, but don't expect any one off beers here.

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Miscreation Brewing Company

in Hanover, Pennsylvania

4.76/5  rDev +18.1% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Hometown brewery, Nice location on the square. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Love the decor. The only thing that is a issue is no kitchen service on Sundays since the work with a nearby pizza joints.

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Beer Shop & Tasting Table

in New York, New York

4.32/5  rDev +3.6% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Upper west side NYC boutique beer bar and bottle shop.

Long thin rectangle of a place. Sitting area is mostly one long communal and tall table and a couple of smaller tables...small serving area/bar towards the rear and then a few steps up to the smallish bottle area with a few cooling units.

I recall about 12 taps....high quality craft...rotating...helpful guys to answer your questions....head to for the updated tap list...they get in the ususal case of Grimm/other Half/Finback kinda stuff...but you will need to get there on the right day at the right time to procure a can or two...typical NYC elevated pricing...expect to pay a buck or two at least extra over what you might find things for in the out laying areas around the city...but you knew that...enjoyable place, pleasant athmosphere ...well worth a visit...quality thai food a few doors down...actually there are two thai places..we went to the one with the "A" rating from the health dept...excellent food

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Chuck's Wine & Spirits

in Bowling Green, Kentucky

3.72/5  rDev -17.1% | Avg: 4.49
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

I've stopped in Chuck's on the way between Lexington and Nashville several times. It is right off of the highway, which is convenient. If I still lived in TN near the KY line, I would make 3-4 trips per year just to seek out 3 Floyds, West Sixth, etc. The staff was friendly, but seemed less knowledgeable on the craft beer side. This is mostly a liquor store after all. Not too many singles of the 12oz. variety. Overall, I would check it out again - a solid craft beer spot

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in Lexington, Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev -4.9% | Avg: 4.26
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

HopCat is a chain out of Michigan, which is reflected in their beer selection. For a while, this was the only place in town to get Shorts, Jolly Pumpkin, Odd Side, and Saugatuck beers. The regular rotation of Founders and Bells doesn't suck either. Their beer menu is easy to follow, but can be overwhelming for a newcomer. The staff is super-knowledgeable as beer is a key part of their training.

Their food menu seems to be more about the artwork than the food and can also be hard to follow. Whatever you do...GET THE CRACK FRIES!!! The rest of the food doesn't compare to the fries, except possibly the grilled cheese with apple slices. The restaurant opens up on the inside and has a really nice vibe. I definitely recommend for craft beer lovers that aren't in the mood for pizza.

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Cheers - Beacon Hill

in Boston, Massachusetts

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

I have been there a few times, mainly because I use to love watching Cheers on TV. Nothing special, but it just felt good to be in the same bar as all those characters!

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Tröegs Brewing Company

in Hershey, Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -4.2% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Get there early as this place fills up fast. Server rule as to what they will/won't serve you is a bit jarring on first visit. Get your own water/food.

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Stone Company Store

in Pasadena, California

4.63/5  rDev +11.6% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Came by here the other day from Woodland Hills, CA. Very nice area, the Stone Store has a great vibe and I'd say just as impressive and diverse a selection of draft and bottled brews from their collection, and a great alternative to the 2.5 hour drive to the Escondido brewery / Liberty Station locations.

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Six Mile Bridge Beer

in Maryland Heights, Missouri

3.41/5  rDev -11.7% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

This is a small, store-front place, located off a main street. Beer is made on a small system in the back, and a bar is right in front of the door when you enter. They had about six beers on tap. It was early on a Saturday night, and the place was empty. The bartender was polite and chatty, and the beer was all tasty. Open and industrial ambiance, and no food.

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Crooked Hammock Brewery

in Lewes, Delaware

3.88/5  rDev +2.4% | Avg: 3.79
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

This is a beach-themed place a bit off from the actual beach. It seems to maybe lean just a tad towards bar/brewpub than restaurant that happens to brew beer. The restaurant seems to cater well enough to families, and there's a space for lawn games in the warmer months.

There were 10 beers on when we visited, plus a cask ale. The selection wasn't vast, but also included some styles others neglect. Belgians, browns and pale ales, a few with twists that seem to work more than not.

Service was quite friendly. The place was fairly busy even past normal lunch hour. Speed of service took a little hit during the busier times, but not drastically. There seemed to be a few regulars passing through, as well as a few bigger groups that would gather at the bar.

Was a fun place to hang out and the beers were enticing enough that we'll quite likely return another time and see what's happening.

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Revelation Craft Brewing Company

in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

3.61/5  rDev -9.5% | Avg: 3.99
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Not sure if my overall visit was the norm, but one thing that has to be the same is that this is a tiny place. Off the main road, there is a bar not more than 15 feet from the brewing area (but separated from it). Maybe about 20 seats at the bar, a couple of tables, and a small outside area. Not sure how far into the lot beers can be taken. Extra notes: one unisex bathroom; windows show brewing area, including ability to see brewing notes of some fermenting beers.

The clientele seemed fairly laid back, and I think a few bikers stopped by while we were there. It was busy most of the time. The service was extremely friendly, but for the crowd, they were understaffed with only one server/bartender.

The beers were nice, mostly lower ABV offerings with a few IPAs, a few darker ales, a couple sours, and a couple odds and ends on their dozen (+/-) taps (plus a cask). The Berlinerweiss stood out, while their IPAs were decent. The darker beers were hit and miss.

If we weren't in such a relaxed, no worries mood, the slowness of service would've been a bit annoying. Not sure if this was normal or an anomaly. Seemed like a fun place to stop on occasion for a beer or two, though, especially coming back from the beach before dinner.

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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

in Louisville, Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev +3.9% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Had an enjoyable time here. Service was great. Atmosphere was OK, a bit sterile for a brewery. Board with beers on tap was very hard to understand. Citra Ass Down was excellent. Will try food next time.

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Chicago Brew Werks

in Plainfield, Illinois

4.44/5  rDev -6.1% | Avg: 4.73
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great place for brewers. I could get lost in there, and it's not that big.
A great resource, not just for supplies, but the staff compose a fine sounding board.
Beer selection at Week Force is limited, but solid.
Overall, the place exhibits all the best attributes of small town America.

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Stone Arch

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.5
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Opened in late 2016, offering MN-only craft beer options. Menu spanned many styles, with approximately 30 different taps. Bottle/can selection had good breadth and depth. Planning for future growler/growlettes fills. Food was damn good as well. I will definitely hit this spot whenever my layovers allows.

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Nevin's Brewing Company

in Plainfield, Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +8.4% | Avg: 3.59
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Laaarge place. Seating for 25 around a u-shaped bar. High top tables for another 40 and a room that can be made more private with tables and chairs for about 40. There is also upstairs seating with a balcony facing the stage. Classic rock on the juke-a-box. Lots of live acts, and the lately ubiquitous trivia, weekly.
40 pulls with the majority being doubled up in-house beers and about 8 or so guests, right now including Bell's, Dogfish Head, and Sierra Nevada.
I didn't eat on my visit, but it looks great. Sandwiches and pizza, mostly.
Attentive and knowledgable staff.

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Pulpit Rock Brewing Company

in Decorah, Iowa

4.29/5  rDev +3.1% | Avg: 4.16
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

IPA was awesome. Beautiful day and the place was hopping. This could be the best beer block with TG just a short walk up the street. Low on selection but what they have is the highest quality.

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Kenny Road Market

in Columbus, Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -33.3% | Avg: 4.12
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 5

I have lived in UA all of my life and have visited Kenny Road Market over the years for their outstanding selection of beers. However, after visiting Kenny Road Market for the last year on a regular basis, I have to say that there is one particular woman cashier during the day that is very nasty, rude, and not pleasant at all. People do not need this type of abuse from a carry out cashier when they are purchasing a product from this establishment! I have stayed away from Kenny Road Market for several months due to this cashier, but have recently returned to purchase beer and she is still just as rude, nasty, and unpleasant as ever! The owner of Kenny Road Market should get rid of this abusive cashier woman!

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