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Fieldwork Brewing Co.

in Berkeley, California

4.33/5  rDev -2.3% | Avg: 4.43
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

what a cool place this is, sort of in an odd part of town, but really pretty neat, maybe off the beaten path a little bit, industrial sort of spot, large fermentation capacity inside the quaint and minimalist taproom, they have some picnic tables both inside and out, a two sided bar with growler and crowler fills on one side, some limited baked food items, and a very impressive draft list, at least a dozen or more beers working, lots of natural light, friendly but unremarkable service, and a whole lot of taste beer. we sat outside and had more rounds than i can count, time flew by here, and i cant wait to revisit them again down the track. some of the highlights were the hoppy beers for sure, several pales, ipls, doubles, and even east coasty ipas, all were outstanding. i also really dug the morning time coffee beer, but all of the beers they had here were quite good. it wasnt unreasonably expensive either for how much we drank. these guys are making a great name for themselves and apparently have plans to expand. sounds like their beer is in real high demand, and a few glasses and you can see why. great stop if you are in the area, they hype for the most part is well warranted.

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Brews Brothers

in Galveston, Texas

4.54/5  rDev +2% | Avg: 4.45
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

About 20 or so taps, a nice (small but good) selection of bottles, tables inside and out along the street. Knowledgeable staff and very laid back and friendly. Definitely stop by if your on the island.

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Sam's Bottle Shop

in Durham, North Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +2% | Avg: 4.54
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

On a trip to the Triangle I checked out this store and Tasty Beverage in Raleigh. It seemed like Sam's was a little larger and had more beers available on the shelves, but I found Sam's filing system confusing or perhaps non-existent, Great selection of NC beers mixed in with other great beers from around the world. Just be prepared to wander and browse.

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Liquor World

in Kankakee, Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2% | Avg: 4.01
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Its a shady hole in the wall liquor store. The beer section looks like the inside of a hoarders house. Cases staked up to the ceiling. Boxes filled with miscellaneous bottles. Thick layers of dust on beers that haven't bee available anywhere else in years ... including Pipeworks beers that were from 2013... However in that pile of beer are some real gems.

Most importantly the owner is a straight shooter. He keeps his beer menus up to date and he has no problem selling it to you if you ask for it. His selection is expansive. However be careful with dates. The thick dust on many of the bottles betrays just how old they are.

Still, they get some hard to find stuff so its a great stopping off point in the southern suburbs.

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BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery

in Bourbonnais, Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -1.3% | Avg: 3.78
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

The vibe here is comparable to a buffalo wild wings or generic sports bar type place. There is some restaurant seating that is a bit nicer, but overall its just a generic brewpub.

The beer is mostly average at best, but there are a couple beers that are really outstanding. The APA and Hopskip are both excellent beers. They also have wine and cocktails.

Service was solid if unremarkable.

Section of beers is solid. They have a bit of everything.

Food was again, what you'd expect from an american brewpub. Plenty of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads, etc. Pretty good food.

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Alibi Ale Works

in Incline Village, Nevada

4.14/5  rDev -1.7% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

They always have good beer flowing.Great variety. Lots of tasty selections. Awesome employees here. A must stop if your on the north shore of lake Tahoe.

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in Valley Center, California

3.01/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.01
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.5

Whenever I'm gambling, I often enjoy a beer with the activity. Being able to access a Sierra Nevada or a Sculpin is often a victory in itself, but throwing in Corked, a 12-tap beer and wine bar inside Harrah's Rincon, takes the beer and gambling theme to a higher level. Located near Pink's Hot Dogs and away from the table games, Corked offers a little slice of good beer in an immediate area lacking any (unless you consider the 30 minute drive to Stone immediate). The bar is easy to access, shaped like a circle, with electronic games at each seat. There is a tap menu offered, however I found it to be out of date.

12 taps pouring beer, plus a handful of bottled options make the beer menu. Beer pouring included Allagash White, Rogue Hazelnut Brown, Bell's Oberon, Mission Plunder, plus bottles of Damnation and Rodenbach create a list which offers some vibrancy. Both beers I ordered tasted fine. There's a generous time length of happy hour, where drafts see a 25% discount. That's the good news. The bad news is that the pours are short (14 ounce shakers), carbonation bubbles sticking like glue to the glass (not a good sign for glass cleanliness), and the bartender poured me a pilsner when I asked for a stout.

Think of Corked as an oasis for beer inside Harrah's Rincon. But don't make a road trip here just for the beer; at least play some video poker while you drink away.

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Beer Kitchen

in Kansas City, Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +6.5% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Definitely going back here on my next KCMO visit.... maybe for brunch instead of dinner this time, as the brunch menu looks amazing. Hell maybe i'll do brunch and dinner at Beer Kitchen — it's that good!

Beer wise:
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that they do 6oz pours for all of their on tap selections. More places should do this!
Instead of having 2-3 different 10-12oz (depends on glass style) beers over dinner I was able to try 5 different beers by getting 6oz pours. Helps me be able to try all the beers I want to without getting plastered and full to the brim with beer.
As far as selection goes they had a great tap line up when I was there — 2016 PumKing on tap, Prairie Paradise, Prairie Ace, Deschutes' HopZeit, etc... all very good and not something I can easily find at home. Prairie Ace was insanely delicious.

Food wise:
Hella good truffle-parmesan fries. My burger was great as well... It was cooked to perfection with a perfect pink center. Prosciutto, Maytag blue cheese and some fontina cheese.... garlic aioli and an amazing sun-dried tomato relish on the brioche bun with arugula (no shitty watery iceberg lettuce here!)... fantastic.
My wife had the vegetarian (vegan?) black bean burger.... she said it was great, especially the chipotle aioli they used, but I didn't try even one tiny bite of it because I was in beef and prosciutto and garlic aioli heaven.

Other stuff:
The 'vibe' of this place is very casual and seating capacity is smaller than I thought it would be. We had to wait 45mins for a table but luckily there were spots at the bar so we waited there over beer and fries. Perfect atmosphere for a beer and a burger. Service was great as well... bartender was attentive and even though the bar was damn near completely full I never had to wait for service — he was there to ask what's next as soon as I finished the glass.
Once we got seated at a table for dinner the waitress was the same as the bartender: was there when we wanted order and wasn't overbearing at all. Check and a to-go box came quickly and we were out the door.

Like I said: definitely going back to Beer Kitchen whenever i'm in KCMO next.

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Portsmouth Brewery

in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.9% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

We arrived early and quickly was provided a nice place to sit high in the room. The waiter was pleasant and knowledgeable and we had a nice discussion of the beer available. The food arrived in a timely manner and was well cooked and delicious! Great place, vibe and location!

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Bert's Market

in Folly Beach, South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -0.5% | Avg: 3.85
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Probably the only beer store i've walked into barefoot.
It's a small deli/market, but they have a good small beer selection, maybe 65-75 beers in all. The Coast 32/50 was about 3-4 days old, which was nice. A few other local options, plus a growler station with 6 beers at the deli counter. Tourists and locals alike shopping here. Didn't ask for help and wasn't offered. I'd imagine they'd have some recommendations at the growler station, but we stuck with 32/50 cans. It did have something of a cozy vibe, but from the outside it looked like a bodega shack. Not a bad stop, and certainly convenient if you're local or staying on Folly Beach. No pop outs.

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Minnehaha Lake Wine & Spirits

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

3.89/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.89
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

An Old School full service liquor store right of of Lake St. and Minnehaha Ave , its close to the Howe and Longfellow Hoods. Rail station and Harriet Brewing are blocks away. This is an up and coming neighborhood the next to be gentrified in MPLS, The store is retro it smells of stale whiskey , cardboard and musk, but i like this place, when you walk in people make you feel welcome they appreciate your business, it has a good selection of craft , it gets the limited distro we all like , and the Customer service is great here , you wont drive here unless your hunting or happen to be in the hood and see it its a hidden store , the future for this store is fantastic because hipsters and geeks are headed here.

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Revelry Brewing Co

in Charleston, South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +10.9% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Revelry made a strong impression. We were visiting during Charleston beer week, and they had an event featuring exclusively sour beers called "Where the Wild Things R". It was well run with multiple bartenders and 2 bars, one in the brewery and another on the roof, accessible by stairs in the back of the building.

Selection was really interesting with lots of handpicked stuff for the event. The best beer of the week for me was Systema Naturae with Scuppernong grapes/lilies from District 9. They also had unblended lambic from Oud Beersel, a funky Basque cider, Revelry's Watermelon Gose, and a few others. I really appreciated the "on deck" listings on the board, under the respective kegs they would replace. Probably not the typical selection here, but lots of effort went into it, which I really appreciated. I grabbed a bottle of Stupid Sexy to go, and it was really great.

Crowd was friendly and enthusiastic for the most part. There was a tropical storm coming through and 4" fell that day, despite that we all had a lot of fun at this brewery and would return again.

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Edmund's Oast

in Charleston, South Carolina

4.48/5  rDev -3% | Avg: 4.62
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Top notch drinking and dining destination, with an aesthetic very reminiscent of the Publican in Chicago. Minimalist space with a collection of antique cutting boards hanging high on the back wall above a row of booth seating. Open kitchen in the back.

House beers here were impressive, creative and hitting style hallmarks at the same time. Favorites were the house lager, Parsimony, and a new IPA called Thick & Juicy. We passed around a few house tasters and tried all that were available. They had quite a number of esoteric drafts that were very tempting, but there wasn't enough time.

Food was great, we stuck to small plates and tried all the starters and sides. For me, the standout was the house-made charcuterie and cheese plate. Nice variety of flavors and textures across the board. Veggie sides and plates were all uniquely prepared and tasty.

Service was friendly and helpful, timely and professional. Lots of staff running the place efficiently.
I'd revisit again whenever in town, definitely a strong choice for best beer & dining destination in Charleston.

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Point Ybel Brewing Company

in Fort Myers, Florida

4.01/5  rDev -3.8% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

This is a neat smaller brewery located in Fort Myers, FL on the way to Fort Myers Beach. The tap room is a clean bright wooden bar with a couple of large park benches to sit at. There is a small stage that hosts different music events throughout the week. It seems that on Wednesday they do a different Randall concoction. The head brewer Jordan really seems to know his stuff! He certainly has an affinity to sours, but still makes a great selection of different brews. There is food that can be ordered in close by. As all places the help can be a little lacks at times so the service can suffer.

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Holy City Brewing

in North Charleston, South Carolina

4.07/5  rDev -3.6% | Avg: 4.22
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

It was raining and very packed when we were here, not really the norm i've heard. I'd avoid at peak times if you can though. Mid-size brewery with a bar that seated 2 dozen or so, plus lots of seating indoors and outdoors.

Selection was very good, and I was impressed with some of the one-offs, namely the BA blackberry saison and Lowcountry Outlaw. They did a single hop pale with Ariana hops (Exp Pale 1), which was very good. The same beer with a different hop wasn't as good, oddly enough (Exp Pale 2 - Callista).

Service was a little slow, but again it was basically 3 deep at the bar the whole time. Not really a beer geek crowd, lots of college kids and family birthday parties that day, even a guy with a pet tortoise.

Interesting place that i'd like to return to and try more of their beers. They had a pretty extensive selection.

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Aurora Brew Works

in East Aurora, New York

4.04/5  rDev -0.5% | Avg: 4.06
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Great bottle shop and bar for the locals. The town seems really laid back and nice which sets the tone for this spot. Had Grimm on bottles that was delivered 4 days prior. Stuff usually sells out fast downtown, so it's nice to pick some up. I'd come stay in Aurora for the night just to soak in the town. Prices were a bit higher. Had some NFL game on the big screen when I was there.

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COAST Brewing Company

in North Charleston, South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -7.4% | Avg: 4.19
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Spartan tap room, basically some folding chairs and tables set up in the brewery for 3 days a week, no actual bar.

Beer selection was lacking, just their main lineup of packaged beers and Event Horizon, a black IPA.
Quality was great though, 32/50 was my go-to all week long, but the selection here was pretty dull unfortunately. We stayed for a round and took off. I wouldn't say it's worth a detour at all. Seemed like a loyal crowd of locals, but their canned beer is days-old at the shops... all-in-all, not much to see here.

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Urban Harvest Brewing Company

in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +2.5% | Avg: 4.08
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Bright sunny brewery, Folks met as the door who where friendly, Bartenders were nice. Beer section was good and 3 beers I had were tasty and above the average. patrons seemed nice. Good value on T-shirts packages. I must visit again.

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8 Degrees Plato Beer Company

in Detroit, Michigan

4.56/5  rDev -5% | Avg: 4.8
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Awesome bottle shop and bar downtown. Had some gems on tap and some bottles I haven't seen elsewhere. Prices are decent to high, but it's worth it for a Canadian such as myself. Love the design of the space, modern pub with that classic Detroit/American style.

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Marino's Beverage Depot

in Sylvania, Ohio

2.98/5  rDev -28.5% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

Made a quick stop here on my way to Cleveland from Detroit. Place has tons of beers from all over but definitely felt like a lot of shelf beers. I imagine it gets picked over by a lot of locals. Grabbed a RIS from Jackie O and Alpha King from FFF and proceeded on my way. Great spot if you're a local, but keep driving if you're not.

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Freehouse Brewery

in Charleston, South Carolina

4.32/5  rDev +3.8% | Avg: 4.16
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Had a great experience here recently, after having mediocre experiences elsewhere that day, this was exactly the type of relaxing and unpretentious place we needed. It's hard to find, and completely hidden from the street. Once you cross the tracks, it's around back on the right. The building is a former army medical supply depot, with original wood roof beams that are impressive. The bar area is small but comfortable, seating for 12 plus tables all around.

Selection was very good, several saisons, wild ales, and even an imperial stout. Life of Don was a highlight, a wild ale dry hopped with Citra, Galaxy, and Cascade. The assistant brewer was bartending, and she was very cool, offering tastes and chatting with everyone at length, answering all our nerdy beer questions.

Overall, Freehouse is a cool quirky brewery off the beaten path, making some solid beers. Worth a visit for sure.

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MobCraft Beer

in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

3.46/5  rDev -3.1% | Avg: 3.57
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.25

A corner building that had all its large doors open to street when we went. Crowd was big, it was a bit loud. Our bartender was a bit smug and it took long to get him to grab our order. You get to vote on the next beer they will bottle.

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Row 34

in Boston, Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev -3.1% | Avg: 4.58
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Had the opportunity to stop in for dinner and beers at the bar before a flight out of Logan. This place is outstanding. Would go back again and again if I was local.

Vibe: Very busy, beautiful space with a large l-shaped bar. Definitely a high-end restaurant.
Quality: Great.
Service: This is where this spot really shines. My bartender was extremely knowledgeable about the beer, and the food menus. Without asking he was bringing tasters of beers to try. Super attentive (even before I was seated after a wait).
Selection: Great beer list, mixed with local NE highlights and overseas exports. Nothing mind-blowing, but they definitely had some beers I've not had before from the area.
Food: Amazing seafood. Oyster selection was out of this world as expected for the location. Also had a fried fish sandwich that was about the perfect accompaniment to the beer.

Go here.

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Bavarian Bierhaus

in Glendale, Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.9
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

New brewery in a freshly remodeled beer hall. Large dinning hall, walk up bar plus old world bar next to Oktoberfest grounds. Oktoberfest beer was solid. Much like the Hofbrauhaus in IL. will have eat lunch there sometime soon.

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Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer

in Charleston, South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6% | Avg: 3.99
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This is a coffee shop with a tiny bar in it, maybe 3-4 seats. There was a chalkboard with 6 or so taps listed and a cask. These weren't that interesting so I passed on a beer. At the register there was a paper beer list which had a few more beers on it, but I didn't see 20 beers listed. Maybe it was double-sided? Maybe the chalkboard were only to-go growler beers? Anyway, I was disappointed to have missed some of the gems listed on their website currently. They need a clearer beer list on-site. Oh well, the coffee was good. Pretty standard café vibe, lots of college kids hanging out. Stopped here twice for coffee as it was in a convenient location.

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