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Second State Brewing

in Cedar Falls, Iowa

4.8/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.8
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Craft beer done right. Nick has been in business for under a year but he has been brewing for a lot longer. Seasonal favorites that are sure to please. There is no food served so if you want to take a sandwich or a pizza in with you, they are good with that!! If you are in the Cedar Valley and want to try some truly AWESOME craft beer – stop in for a flight, a glass, or a growler!!!!

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Katabatic Brewing Company

in Livingston, Montana

4.42/5  rDev +10.5% | Avg: 4
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

The place is not hard to miss, it is off the I-90 business route wedged between other places of business. Parking your car was a slight hassle. After I parked about a block away, I meandered up to the store front and waltz inside. The place is a quaint homey place with adequate seating for this size of town. A brick wall is on the west side giving the place a warm cozy feel. The bar sits in the back and it fairly huge, with plenty of seating. The server at first was a bit standoffish, but in five minutes that all changed and she was chipper and cheerful. She really made my experience here awesome. I really enjoyed the two hours I spent talking and sipping beer. Most of the beer they have is pretty good. The Amber ale is more hoppy than traditional ambers. but the selection was good, no guest tap from what I could see. It was not too busy, just a lazy afternoon at brewery. Overall great experience, enjoyed my time here and I will visit again.

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Argilla Brewing Co.

in Newark, Delaware

3.38/5  rDev -1.2% | Avg: 3.42
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

The vibe is like a dark, dank neighborhood bar which is misleading when the outside looks so modern. I found what beers I have tried ok. I think I was turned off by the vibe. Pizza is good.

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Redwood Curtain Brewing Company

in Arcata, California

4.33/5  rDev +0.7% | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Second time I've been here... thought I reviewed this place before.

Sixth stop on the 2017 Summer Tour. 9:45 on Thursday night (Sep 21), place was pretty crowded with a live band. Crowd skewed a little young but not excessively. Twenty or so beers on tap. Growlers available to go. No food available. I tried four beers, Belgian Pale Ale, Mama Sultry, IPA, and Apricot Rustic (sour). All well made with no obvious flaws, I liked the Belgian Pale Best, Mama Sultry the least.

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Mellow Mushroom

in Tempe, Arizona

4.36/5  rDev +18.2% | Avg: 3.69
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Good service and pretty friendly staff. A very nice selection of beers at good prices. The food is awesome too. Would definitely recommend coming. On par with the Ahwatukee location.

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Sprouts Farmers Market - W. River Rd.

in Tucson, Arizona

4.08/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.96
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3

Really great grocery store with a slightly above average selection of beer. Nothing to drive out of your way for at all though. Good produce and friendly staff.

The Speedway location has a much better selection.

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in Tucson, Arizona

3.13/5  rDev -7.4% | Avg: 3.38
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3

Lots of bombers and 6 packs. Some of the bombers are dated so that was unfortunate. There selection is decent I just wish they had more 12 oz singles.

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Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket

in Chandler, Arizona

2.73/5  rDev +13.3% | Avg: 2.41
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3

I get the bad reviews. But no one comes here for the beer. The produce and hard to find asian goods are incredible though. If you need some good asian food then come here. Yes it smells a bit funky but it's not that bad... There are some good beers.

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in Chandler, Arizona

3.74/5  rDev +10.7% | Avg: 3.38
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25

Decent selection, either 6 packs or bombers. No single 12 oz that I saw. The selection is pretty good though although I wouldn't personally go again because I don't like buying bombers.

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Whole Foods Market

in Chandler, Arizona

4.44/5  rDev +1.6% | Avg: 4.37
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Nice location and very good quality beers. Wish they would have more singles as 98% of their singles are bombers, and usually expensive ones at that. Everything else about it is great though.

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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

in Austin, Texas

4.61/5  rDev +12.7% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I used to work in Columbia, SC and our group often went to the Flying Saucer for diner on Wednesday, which is beer night. I now travel to Austin for business and thought I would try the Flying Saucer. Great beer selection and good service. Not quite the fun college crowd that frequents the Flying Saucer in Columbia, SC, but still fun. Highly recommend visiting for a beer.

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North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom & Grill

in Fort Bragg, California

3.23/5  rDev -15.7% | Avg: 3.83
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3

Fifth stop on my 2017 Summer Tour. Third time I've been here, coulda sworn I'd reviewed it before.

Full bar in addition to their beers on tap. Only a couple of beers on tap that are exclusive (cherry, peach and cranberry Berliner Weiße). I had the four deer sampler. Bar was about half full at 5pm on a Thr. Friendly staff who bent the rules for my pup (much appreciated).

Decent enough overall but not really worth a trip out of your way to get here. The drive up 128 & 1 is amazing though, highly recommended.

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Intergalactic Brewing Co.

in San Diego, California

4.33/5  rDev +5.9% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

About 20 or so beers on tap in a range of styles. My personal fav is any variation of their "Cake Is A Lie" coffee cream ale. Delicious. Friendly staff and cool, albeit nerdy, decor. Good amount of space in the tasting room and they often have food trucks on weekends. When in SD, stop by for some "Cake Is A Lie.'

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Council Brewing Company

in San Diego, California

4.16/5  rDev -1.2% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I had been a few times when all they had were Council beers and I liked it. Nothing to write home about but it was decent. On a recent visit, they had split out into a sub-brand; Magic Factory, which makes mostly sours and fruit beers. The new addition is exactly what Council, in and of itself, was missing. They have a pretty diverse menu and something for everyone. Not a huge place but its friendly, comfortable and affordable.

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Green Flash Brewing Co.

in San Diego, California

3.54/5  rDev -16.3% | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 2.5

Ill be honest, hoppy beers have never been my thing. That being said, even though IPAs arent my go-to, I can still tell the difference between a well-crafted hoppy beer and a so-so beer that just had a bunch of hops tossed into it. Green Flash has some good beers, no doubt about it...but they also have a few borderline crappy beers that are just hopped up. None of that really matters though, as this place is almost always busy and there is never any shortage of local hopheads who will willingly slap down $30 to get IPA'd up after work. To each his own.

Not my favorite spot in SD but if you're way into IPAs they've got you covered. On any given day, they'll have about 25 beers on tap and Id venture to guess that 20 of them are hoppy.

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Bridge Brewing Company

in North Vancouver, British Columbia

4.09/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Located in a less touristy section of North Vancouver, Bridge Brewing is an old school, warehouse with tables and a bra type of setup. Its near some industrial businesses and definitely had some local regulars hanging out. The beertender was friendly. They didnt have a huge selection, less than 10 beers. I opted for a flight; 3 of the 4 were hoppy and not really my thing but the Quaywi sour was pretty tasty.

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Drygate Brewery

in Glasgow, Scotland

4.17/5  rDev +15.8% | Avg: 3.6
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Drygate has a super cool location, walking distance from both the necropolis and Glasgow Cathedral. Although they have a full service restaurant downstairs and a beer hall upstairs, they dont boast the largest menu when it comes to beer. I recall them having about 8 beers on tap. Everything was around 5% ABV except for the stout I ordered, which came in at 6%. Apparently anything over 5% is considered 'strong',' so when the beertender accidentally poured me a full pint instead of the half pint as listed on the menu, she offered to pout it out, noting that she wasnt supposed to pour that much and that the beer is "quite strong." I assured her I'd be fine and happily drank my half-priced full pint.

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BrewDog Glasgow

in Glasgow, Scotland

4.03/5  rDev -3.8% | Avg: 4.19
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

BrewDog in Glasgow is nestled in a cozy line of shops near Kelvingrove museum and the University of Glasgow. The location is small but comfortable and the waitstaff is friendly. After hours of sight seeing and museums it was nice to sit, have a drink and some friendly chat with locals. They had about 15 beers on tap in a variety of styles. Every beer was around 5% ABV, as is common in the UK.

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BrewDog Camden

in London, England

3.76/5  rDev -9.8% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

A nice little reprieve from the hustle and bustle that is London. hey have about 15 beers on tap but since youre in the UK, most of these are going to come in around 5% ABV. The day we went, they happened to have a 13% Scotch ale and it sold out in a couple hours because, as I was informed, its almost unheard of in that area. Cool set up but it can get a bit busy in the evenings.

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Délirium Café

in Amsterdam, Netherlands

3.4/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.7
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2

- Great location, right on the water and sort of under a bridge/road.
- A plethora of beers to choose from
- Despite being in a busy city with lot of foot traffic, this location didnt get overly crowded

- Food. Not great. Ordered nachos and got soft chips with oily, knock off, Kraft cheese slices
- Not as good of a selection as the Delirium in Brussels
- Service was on the slow side and we had to wave down a server more than once

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Kilowatt Brewing

in San Diego, California

3.94/5  rDev -2.2% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Kilowatt makes some GREAT beers. They also make some so-so beers. In my opinion, about 70% of the menu is great and the other 30% is a pass. I've also experienced some inconsistency with some recipes. Case and point: Mango Pale Ale. This beer drank like a fruit beer when they first released it; sweet, fruity and light. Some months later, the beer had transformed into a hoppy pale with a slight mango aftertaste. I stopped drinking it for about a year and finally gave it another shot only to find that they had changed it to a new recipe closer to the original while still maintaining some hoppiness. Ive heard other people tell similar stories.

I will say, however, that they arent afraid to try new and crazy recipes which I find refreshing. Not being afraid to take risks is what keeps me coming back to Kilowatt. They also have one of the better bottle clubs around. $30 every other month gets you three 22oz bottles, a free flight and 20% off your bill. Not too shabby.

Overall Kilowatt is worth a visit and they have some awesome beers, just be prepared to potentially deal with a little hit or miss.

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Modern Times Beer

in San Diego, California

4.43/5  rDev +1.4% | Avg: 4.37
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Admittedly, I like the Flavordome in North Park better from an aesthetic standpoint but this is the headquarters and they typically have a better selection. They offer about 20 beers on any given day, spanning a number of varieties. This location also hosts an awesome in-house coffee bar and a cool little merch/bottle pick-up nook.

The fact that MT is employee owned makes it THAT much cooler. Great beer, ethically sound and worth a trip to SD.

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Cascade Brewing Barrel House

in Portland, Oregon

4.89/5  rDev +7% | Avg: 4.57
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Sour beer heaven. On a recent trip to Portland, I made sure to stop by Cascade 3 times in as many days. I regret nothing. World-class sours a-plenty! On any given day they offer about 20 beers, 17 or so are sours and you honestly cant go wrong. I did stray from the sour path ever so slightly and tried a milk stout as well and it was also fantastic. Clean tasting room, friendly staff and you cant beat the selection. When in Portland, this is a must.

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Norfolk Tap Room

in Norfolk, Virginia

4.41/5  rDev +9.4% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Beautiful space. Bartender friendly but could have been a bit more attentive. Had the Crab soup, which was out of this world. I appreciate the whole buy local vibe. I like European beers also. They have been brewing for centuries. I find the "local craft only" attitude constrictive and one sided. If you love beer. you love beer from where it is. I want a Belgian wit, not a local, less than better, attempt at the real thing.

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Craft & Social

in El Paso, Texas

4.95/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.59
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This place is fantastic. Driving through from NY to CA. stopped in for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Selection was Fantastic. great cross section of local / craft/ European. Bartender was awesome, friendly and knowledgeable. Wish I lived in El Paso just so I could frequent this place.

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