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MAP Brewing Co.

in Bozeman, Montana

3.99/5  rDev -3.6% | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

first stop on a recent beer circuit in bozemen, i liked it here quite a lot. they have a ski lodge sort of feel, a short drive from the airport, overlooking the mountains to the east and a small pond, pretty view from the patio. lots of wood, exposed beams and such, very montana, very cozy for being larger. the brewery is visible from a small window at the bar, and the bar is four sided, i like that. they had seven or eight beers flowing, with the best one hands down being the midas crush, a really insanely incredible expression of el dorado hops, apparently they cant make enough of it, and i can see why! other beers ranged from good to safe and bland, but overall it was solid. that ipa makes it though for sure, highly reccomended! they have a separate ordering area for food, some cooperative kitchen or something, but the food was great, we had a meat and cheese board and some sandwiches and were quite satisfied. fair prices for what you get too. the midas crush makes this one of the most important beer stops in the area. without it, it would be an above average but not life changing taproom. i hope to be back again for more!

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Rozi's Wine House

in Lakewood, Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -11.1% | Avg: 4.32
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Homey store with creaky wooden floors that can be a little entertaining side distraction at times. Beyond and behind the front of house wine selection, the store likes to show off their craft beer chops with mega whales slayed on top of the shelves. There are some surprising finds in here if you're looking closely, like a Jester King collab I didn't know was anywhere in Ohio. Plus there are tons of singles available you might have trouble finding elsewhere, and plenty of the usual suspects. Only knock is the warmth and brightness--I wonder if there's a better way they can store their selection.

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Buckeye Beer Engine

in Lakewood, Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -8.2% | Avg: 4.29
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Classic beer bar with a half circle wooden bar and a very respectable number of taps, as well as bottles. Some seated areas around the bar as well as in a smaller seated section, with some TVs playing sports, and a bloody mary bar, but the focus here is the bar and the beer, and they do a good job of bringing in some rare or good beers.

However, the food does a good job of competing and/or pairing with the beer, as the list is pretty expansive with some twists on some classics, as well as the basics, and all seems to be very well made and tasty. There are some formidable dishes, but not too large.

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Village Cork & Keg

in Granby, Connecticut

4.94/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.94
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

very small store tucked in the corner of a shipping Plaza. the staff is super friendly and very knowledgeable. they tend to always have bottles that are hard to find in other stores and are priced very reasonably.

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Collins Package Store

in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

3.18/5  rDev -12.4% | Avg: 3.63
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

I live directly across the street so it's very convenient to me. very small store, occasionally has a good selection but be careful, the owner marks up the price on the beers he feels are rareally. (i.e. $21/4 pk Space Juice. $20/4 pk SoS)

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Beer Fabrica

in Sikies, Greece

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

One of the best gastropubs in Thessaloniki. Great beer selection that satisfies all tastes. Delicious menu that changes many times during season. The service and the ambience is wonderful and the personel is very kind!

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McNellie's - The Abner's Ale House

in Norman, Oklahoma

4.21/5  rDev +2.4% | Avg: 4.11
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Far enough from campus, it doesn't feel like a college bar...a few nice booths, and other than that, pretty basic space. Good tap list and great bottle list (for OK, anyway). Very friendly bartenders. I didn't have a chance to order food. Seemed like one of the best options in Norman.

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Draught Horse Brewery

in New Hudson, Michigan

3.91/5  rDev +5.7% | Avg: 3.7
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

A good selection of beers in a wide range. Small place with outside seating to add room. The building is newer and it blends in to the point I almost passed it when looking for it. I was by myself so I sat at the bar. Service was good with a greeting and the beer and food menu placed in front of my quickly.

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Exit 4 Food Hall

in Mount Kisco, New York

3.94/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Interesting kinda place...about 6-8 food vendors around the outside of the room with a bar to the left as you enter... everything from a raw bar to coal fired oven pizza, sushi...all sorts of food options..works as a cafeteria, no waiters involved....bar had about a dozen craft options...good stuff like Captain Lawrence, Sloop, DFH, Jack's Abbey, Rushing Duck...good place for a bite and a drink, or for lunch...not sure if I would go for dinner, unless if it was with the guys...several TVs up and running with the game on...

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Barrel Head Brewhouse

in San Francisco, California

5/5  rDev +19.9% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

They converted an old Tito into their beer tap system behind the bar! Getting people bombed the right way

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New Holland Brewing Company

in Holland, Michigan

3.65/5  rDev -11.2% | Avg: 4.11
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I came for dinner by myself one evening since I was in town and traveling for work. There are plenty of options both in terms of food and beer, although many of the beer styles seemed to run in the same vein when I was there which felt limiting to a degree. My entree was meh, but the side I ordered was really pretty good. I ended up only ordering one beer since I had drained my glass, gotten the attention of the waitress, who then promptly went to another table and never returned to except to bring the check 10 minutes later without ever asking if I would like another. Being that the bar was half empty I would have figured that she would have wanted to add to her tip, but apparently not. At said point in time I no longer wanted another drink, I just wanted to pay and be done. The one beer I had was of good quality. There is plenty of seating in the bar area but tvs only show the menu and goings on at the brewery.

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Shale Creek Brewing

in Franklin, Indiana

5/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.79
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This brewery has a ton of seating whether in the bar itself or in the retractable roof area attached to it. This really cuts down on the noise and allows patrons to easily engage in conversation, which can be somewhat hard to do at some of the more popular industrial-style breweries. Excellent service was quick, prompt, and there when needed. Plenty of different house-brewed beers on tap as well as a few guest taps provide a wealth of options. I will definitely be returning in the future.

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Zaftig Brewing Co.

in Columbus, Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +3.5% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Though this place is not a fine eatery or flashy as far as seating goes the
service and quality of the offerings are not to be ignored. Knowledgeable
staff, friendly, polite, and approachable. They do have food trucks that show
up, and the hours are a bit late to start, but they are a brewery, nothing more;
YET what they produce is all exceptional and well crafted with a pretty decent selection
for such a small brewery. Comically enough they are in the shadow of the evil empire----
Budweiser----which is a stones throw from where they are located. Patrons were all
nice and it is just a nice and peaceful place to grab a growler (although they sell only howlers
for some reason but fill growlers) and chat with the locals who truly have a treasure in their
Next time I would also like to meet the brewery cat who pays attention to the details
of the brewery. A great place to visit---complain about no food all you wish or a stripped
down atmosphere----it is a fantastic brewery and if that is all it is I am more than happy to make
the voyage north to visit.


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VIVA Cerveza! Craft Beer & Bottle Shop

in Quito, Ecuador

4.94/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 0
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Craft Beer Store in Ecuador? Go figure. This is the country's first craft beer shop. The store wasn't open yet, but their signage was too interesting to ignore. A big "COFFEE SUCKS. DRINK BEER" caught my attention. Peaked inside, and the owners encouraged us to come inside. Half done space, they were working on the lights when I walked in, and only had 1 fridge, but it was full of some tasty options. I counted at least 20 different varieties, which surprised me for such a small country. The owner told me that this was only 20% of what they expect to stock. So, I can't wait till the rest arrive. Some bar tables, nothing fancy. These guys are heavy into the beer culture of Ecuador, knew almost every brewers story, and offered some insight to some cool brew pubs in town to check out - some were known, and some were not. So that was some great info.

I can definitely see this place blowing up and being packed day in and day out. It was busy when I walked in, and they weren't even open, or even finished with the construction! I can't wait till they officially open up. I had a Raspberry Ale and and IPA from Saint Roots Brewing, which I enjoyed. Will definitely be back to see what else is in store. Owners are a couple of American Ecuadorians, who spent most of their lives in NY & NJ. They themselves have their own interesting stories, which I will leave that for another day. They mentioned they will also offer craft liquors (flavored vodkas, gins, whiskey), so thats something I am looking forward to try.

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Charlottesville Draft Taproom

in Charlottesville, Virginia

4.08/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.08
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Self-serve taproom with a focus on Virginia breweries/beers. They also have a large number of flat screens supposedly with the option of using a cell phone app to listen to a specific game through headphones. Definitely a sports bar vibe with various staff circulating to clean up/answer questions about the system (using your credit/debit card to first set it up, you get a scan card that totals the amount of total ounces you pour from the many taps). Pretty glitch-free during my initial visit. They do serve food but I did not sample.

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Liquor Central

in Lake Delton, Wisconsin

2.13/5  rDev -49.4% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2

Looks promising, until you reach the beer section. Everything is overpriced compared to the area about $2-3 more a six pack and 12 pack. Big Bad Baptist was $13.99, other stores were $11.99. I grabbed a mix a six for $9.99 but they only had about 10 beers to choose from. Luckily they were ones I was interested in.

Counter service was marginal, they didn't want to be there. I'd skip it if you're in the area.

I also heard this store may be closing.

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Golden State Brewery

in Santa Clara, California

4.34/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.89
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Hanging out in the brewery is cool for a beer nut like me.
Besides the big TVs there is also a pool table and a couple of dart machines.
Bites are only available when a food truck is on hand out front.
A little tricky to find out in the industrial area alongside the railroad tracks.
I would be here much more if it was within my normal traffic pattern.
About once a month I get over there on a weekend.

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Loma Brewing Company

in Los Gatos, California

3.48/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.33
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

Food is a bit pricey but this is Los Gatos. Happy Hour menu could use a couple of simpler items.
The hot dog was very good but you will need a fork. There are a couple of items on the lunch menu I am looking forward to trying, the chili and the mac & cheese. I usually don't get there until 3pm which is the end of lunch service. I will keep going, hopefully about once a week. This is one of my fav breweries in the area.

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Confluence Brewing Company

in Des Moines, Iowa

3.82/5  rDev -7.7% | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Located in an industrial park. Large taproom with windows opening up to the large brewery operation. Service was not the friendliest but was efficient. Nice beer but I has a barrel-aged RIS that was easiest the worst beer I had during my time in the Des Moines area. The Scotch ale and milk stout were my personal favorites but the hoppy beers were enjoyable as well.

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515 Brewing Company

in Clive, Iowa

4.1/5  rDev -2.6% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Large taproom that gets loud when it fills up. They have sound deadening material up so I could just imagine how it was before. Service was efficient and prompt. The beer is the best beer I have had in Des Moines. Really nice fresh hop pale ales. I could drink a lot of Mediocre. Also really liked the stout but did not try any of the Belgian styles.

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Bridger Brewing

in Bozeman, Montana

4.36/5  rDev +1.4% | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Excellent beer and pizza. Due to licensing laws they close early. My favorite beers were the Mad Mile Cream Ale, the coffee stout, and the Lee Metcalf Pale.

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Chelawasi Public House

in Arequipa, Peru

4.49/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.49
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Excellent place to enjoy craft beer (draft and bottles) from throughout Peru. Friendly service. Food menu is limited but tasty. Free filtered water. Sports on large-screen TV.

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Modist Brewing Co.

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4.07/5  rDev +2.3% | Avg: 3.98
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

An accessible and spacious taproom in the North Loop, with a minimalist aesthetic you don't see too much these days. Service is swell; staff is friendly, talkative and helpful.

The beer is above average - wife loved First Call and I really enjoyed Toats (tons of flavor for a 4.8%). We heard pHresh was their best but weren't that impressed. Decent selection of styles, but when you get down to it 5 of the 8 taps are hopped up "takes" on their respective style.

They do crowlers and glass fills but do not offer flights (though they'll give you one ounce tastes if you request them). Cool spot with good beer!

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Black Husky Brewing

in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

4.31/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

I was pumped to finally visit BH's MKE taproom after drinking their beer for the past 6 years. Tim and company did not disappoint. The taproom is spacious, bright and inviting but needs a bit more in terms of atmosphere to come across as a truly polished destination. There is an outdoor seating area for warmer weather - a very nice touch. The beer quality is what you'd expect - topnotch. Sproose, Pale w/ Mosaic, Milk Stout and Howler were all excellent - the only disappointment of the night was their high ABV wheat beer called Harvel the Marvel. Service was attentive - Tim and his wife where very engaging and friendly as were the three servers. Overall this is a great addition to the MKE beer scene as Black Husky easily belongs on the list of one of the top breweries in the state.

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Gore Range Brewery

in Edwards, Colorado

1.95/5  rDev -44.4% | Avg: 3.51
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 4 | selection: 1 | food: 2

Ordered a four glass flight. Hefe, orange stout, IPA, And Oktoberfest. Didn't bring the stout at first. Had to send what they brought back for the stout. As close as we could determine, they served us four samples of red ale. And not good red ale. Don't waste your time at this brewery on your next ski trip to the Vail area.

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