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The Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub

in Eugene, Oregon

4.18/5  rDev -8.3% | Score: 4.56
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Had lunch, a nice guada and turkdey sandwich . Nice variety of draft selections, quite a few bottles to choose from, though they did not have the German beer I sought. For eugene , it will be your best bet for a good variety

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Left Hand Brewing Company

in Longmont, Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +7.8% | Score: 4.25
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

One of the gems of Colorado. I haven't had anything I don't like, or want to drink more than once. My favorite is the popular Milk Stout, even though I'm lactose intolerant. I have moved to more of the other sections like Sawtooth or the Polestar Pilsner.

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Pateros Creek Brewing Co.

in Fort Collins, Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -3% | Score: 3.71
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I really miss this place. They always had a red ale that was true to the style and hard to find on tap in a lot of other breweries. I hope they come back.

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21st Amendment Brewery

in San Francisco, California

4.09/5  rDev +3.3% | Score: 3.96
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

i tried many of the choices they had, but walked away loving their Gigantes, even though I'm not a big pale ale fan. The flavor was amazing, and really drinkable.

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Thirsty Bear Brewing Company

in San Francisco, California

4.23/5  rDev +12.2% | Score: 3.77
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Great feel and the choices between the beers and tapas make this work for whomever you bring with you. You all can find something to like at this place.

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Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

in Richmond, Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.4% | Score: 4.26
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

They are inventive, innovative. Both sides of brewery are spacious, one side is usually hosting live bands to entertain, the other side is where the long lines take place for purchasing new releases. Family and pet friendly, food trucks onsite most of the weekends.

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Kettlehead Brewing Company

in Tilton, New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +2.1% | Score: 4.24
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

New place, visited about a month after their opening.

Large bar, open room with tables and high table wrapping the outside walls. Register straight ahead from entrance for buying retail cans/crowlers/swag.

Offer flights, 4oz, 8oz, and pint (can shaped glass) pours. They had 12 beers on tap during my visit of variable styles. Session IPA, IPA's and DIPA of course but also a brown ale, pilsner, goes, blueberry ale, porter, stout, scotch ale, red IPA and Rye IPA. Lots of brews and styles for a new place.

Food menu is medium sized, I had the burger, it was above average. Heard other people saying they enjoyed their Pizza and the Pretzel Bites.

Beer was all very good. I tried many of their options and brought some home. They had 4 options to go in cans and offered crawlers of most of the brews on tap. Quest was my favorite of the day. I tried many styles and none disappointed. The IPA/DIPA were the hazy New England style and all were good quality. Lighter carb and soft mouth feel. A mocha stout was also particularly good.

The service was very friendly and attentive. They did not seem to have a ton of knowledge about the beers themselves, but with the place being new I am sure they will learn. (Bartenders are the staff I interacted with).

A nice addition to the NH brew scene and I'll be happy to stop by whenever in the area.

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Cayman Islands Brewery Ltd.

in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

4.73/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.73
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I wish I wrote this long ago. First off, my wife and I love the Cayman Islands. We get sad at
Least twice a year that we're not there. It's awesome that cayman caught on to the raft beer craze. Even some large cities in the United States are lacking. We've been twice and each time everyone is awesome. We did a tour the second time. Our tour guide was great and so friendly. She was knowledgeable and actually cared about what she was showing us. I've been on a lot of tours and it's right up there with Boulevard and Lagunitas. We were sitting in the taproom downing some brews. We started talking to this local who worked pesto control. We told him about how we use to use this cab driver named Roger and we couldn't get a hold of him. Low and be hold the guy knew the cab drivers mother. Who then put us in touch with the cabdriver! Needless to say he picked us from the brewery. And we even used him the next year we came into town. The point of all this is how awesome everyone is. The islands is full of cool people,the brewery is no exception. Also, my wife has been pregnant since we last been to cayman. She
Happened to be in Indiana a before she knew she was pregnant and picked up a case of zombie dust. We also brought home a twisted citrus and mango tango. Guess what my wife asked me to save her for after the baby is born? The cayman twisted and mango tango!

We love cayman brewery and we're so happy about their success!

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Lone Pine Brewing Company

in Portland, Maine

4.12/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.12
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Cool, small spot with a friendly vibe. Comfortable and welcoming, kind of a ski lodge vibe or maybe it was just that it was snowing. Beer was very good, just behind Bissell Brothers and on par with Foundation. Worth a stop.

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Half Acre Beer Company - Balmoral Brewery

in Chicago, Illinois

4.29/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.29
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Entrance is through the parking lot on Rascher, kind of nondescript and easy to miss at night. Building doesn’t have a lot of signage, more signs were posted for deliveries than for the taproom.

The patio area was adjacent to the parking lot, and had some pine bough holiday decor. Once inside, you go down a ramp past the kitchen and a little bar adjacent to the kitchen and a maitre’d stand on the left. The space is open and airy with a wood structure built over the bar and dining room. The bar itself is smooth concrete, no rail for your feet though. A couple of flatscreens at either end playing soccer on the weekend. It was a little sterile, and not as eclectic as the original location but it’s fine.

The food did not disappoint. I’ve heard mixed reviews, but really enjoyed the chicken & duck liver paté and the seasonal roasted butter squash with pancetta and pumpkin seeds. Sandwiches looked pretty standard, though they were made with house baked bread, which they also sell to go.

Service at the bar was friendly and timely. They offer tastes of the beers, and serve a variety of size options for all beers, as they do at the Lincoln Ave. location. Quite a variety of beers on draft, maybe 18 or so. A new hoppy lager called Southern Range was the highlight for me.

Will be interested to return and try more of the menu, and check out the patio in warmer weather.

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Spiteful Brewing

in Chicago, Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.25
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Opening day, a good sized crowd but still plenty of room to move around.
Free standing building with windowed garage doors in front, with the brewery name scrawled across the brick facade in typical Spiteful fashion. Inside it’s a fairly cozy room, plenty of table seating with more seats lining the front windows. L-shaped bar with 15+ seats. Decorated with a few plants and framed labels on the walls. Nice overall vibe.

The brewers themselves and Melani from Green Lady were behind the bar helping out and greeting people. Something like 14 draft handles, maybe 16. Menu listed 12 beers, various standards and seasonals. I had a Messenger IPA. Solid place with quality beer and plenty of potential. Right next to Half Acre for an easy 1-2 option, although the HA entrance is on Rascher. Looking forward to stopping here again soon.

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Trillium Brewing Company

in Boston, Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev -1.1% | Score: 4.57
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Only knock I have is the ridiculous amount of dogs ( all well behaved ) and kids ( some well behaved ) . I just don’t see the fascination with bringing either of them to a loud brewery! Maybe I’m just an old grump but c’’mon . Not a knock on trillium at all just mind blowing how many people feel the need to bring either or . Sorry not sorry

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16 Stone Ale House

in Holland Patent, New York

3.9/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.9
vibe: 2 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 2

A hidden gem and a hot mess. 14 of their own amazing beers on tap. Place doesn't know if it's a redneck sports bar or brew pub. Bright lights, random decor, mediocre food (no burgers?!) And a creepy guy in a hot dog suit. BUT the beers are amazing. The brewer knows his stuff and runs the gamut from saisons to porters, lots of IPAs, Belgian styles, no gimmicky bacon/pbj/pickle ales. Friendly patrons, I've been there alone and with friends on open mike night (Thurs.) They don't do happy hour or anything else besides the hot dog night. Not worth the drive for that but DEFINITELY for the beers!

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Lone Star Taps & Caps

in Lewisville, Texas

4.94/5  rDev +7.6% | Score: 4.59
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Whenever I visit Dallas, this is the first place I go for great fresh beer. They consistently have the best selection which fortunately for me, leans toward IPAs and DIPAs. And then there's the service. Rick and the team are amazing. After our most recent visit, I reached out to purchase a gift card for our friends we stayed with. It got lost in the mail, but Rick personally over-nighted another card so I could get it to our friends. He truly went above and beyond the call of duty. If you want the best craft beer with a personal touch, this is the place to go!

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T & M Meats

in Cross Lanes, West Virginia

4.33/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.33
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

T & M Meats is part grocery store, part meat market, part restaurant and part craft beer bar. They even have a small selection of packaged beer to go, where you can also buy individual or mix-six and growlers. They have the best selection of local WV beer in the area. They have 30 taps with a number of them being local WV brews. Flights are available. The service was good. The food was everything from steak to burgers to brick oven pizza. Check it out if you're in the area, you'll be glad you did.

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Good News Brewing Company

in O'Fallon, Missouri

3.85/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.85
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

After visiting a nearby bookstore, my wife and I visited this brewery. It is a small space, clean and inviting, with a mosaic-covered wood fired pizza oven. They have a covered patio, but it was too cold to use on our visit. Staff was friendly. Beer was well made, creative, and interesting. The persimmon Christmas ale was particularly creative. Worth a visit.

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Naz Liquor

in San Marcos, California

4.88/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.88
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Naz Liquor is a craft beer seekers paradise. It has a club like atmosphere, it's packed wall to wall with all the latest beer releases, singles, bombers, 4 packs, and 6 packs are all stacked on top of each other, it's organized chaos and a little like American pickers (is that really a barrel aged old Rasputin wedged between a clown shoes tramp stamp and a can of evil twin even more Jesus?) It's like a craft beer treasure hunt, uinta grapefruit? I'll try that. Bourbon county, yup. Whoa modern times spaceship, the can is too pretty to say no. Just be sure to hide the receipt so your significant other doesn't wonder why your tithing 10% of your income to some place name Naz :) enjoy!

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Hudson Vine

in Jersey City, New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.72
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Good little place in an otherwise barren area that has little craft offerings. They always have a few gems at this place which I can't get in NY, and the prices are reasonable.

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Taphaus

in Jersey City, New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.89
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Cool space with great views right on the Hudson River and a decent beer selection. The burgers and apps were very good, the services was well above average and this would be a better spot to drink in the warm weather versus 20-something degrees outside. I'll definitely come back.

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Bradley Food & Beverage

in Bethesda, Maryland

3.99/5  rDev -6.3% | Score: 4.26
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

A deli / wine & beer store. Located in a strip mall, this place has a mom and pop feel. Appears most folks stop in for food.

They have quite a bit of wine and beer. On this visit, there wasn't anything special sans a couple of cans of BA 10-50. Everything else was pretty much distro across the region, more micro than macro. Didn't get a bead on beer pricing because I wasn't buying.

Service was good all round.

Food was the real deal though. Grabbed a cup of soup and a turkey sandwich. Very tasty. The price was ok within reason for the area. Appears I missed out on the hot plate special - maybe next time.

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The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center

in Stowe, Vermont

4.94/5  rDev +7.9% | Score: 4.58
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Honestly what is there to say about The Alchemist that isn't glowing?
No lines these days, friendly staff, amazing selection, great price and world class beers.
This remains the gold standard. Only knock is that I wish I could get a pour other than just samples.

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Beacon Craft Beer Shoppe

in Beacon, New York

3.97/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.09
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Small hipster-ish bottle shop on Main Street with ample parking and an excellent selection of craft beer. Was disappointed that they do not break 4 or 6 packs and the prices were quite high.

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Partin Liquors

in Kissimmee, Florida

1/5  rDev -66.6% | Score: 2.99
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

First this guy changed his words for holding bottles. I experienced two times. Also at this time, when he held some limited bottle for me, he pushed me to buy some weird beer I never want. That's really not cool. He might not know how to treat his customers. Lastly, their beers are pretty pricy compared to other liquor stores. I will not visit this store anymore, and he has just lost one of his customers.

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Iron & Glass

in Romeoville, Illinois

4.32/5  rDev -6.7% | Score: 4.63
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

I went for the Noon Whistle GummyBuddy release. Strip mall location that is clean and well lit. They also have a small bar with twelve taps. Service was friendly and very appreciative. Bottle/can selection was good, but I was hoping for more. Wish this were closer to me. I'd be a regular.

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The Collective Brewing Project

in Fort Worth, Texas

4.72/5  rDev +6.3% | Score: 4.44
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I enjoyed visiting with the staff at The Collective Brewing Project. They were all very knowledgeable and friendly. One thing I really loved was that they served their flights in full-size snifters which allowed me to truly enjoy the aroma and flavor of the beers I sampled. Though they didn’t have any porters or stouts, they had a good selection otherwise and all of the brews I sampled were worth the tasting.

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