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Pariah Brewing Co.

in San Diego, California

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

Pariah Brewing is located in North Park area of San Diego in an interesting building. It's shared with two other breweries which all had a similar vibe. This is a small-ish brewery that had a small bar area with some more seating along the roll-up window and side wall. I did like the Pariah sign on the wall. Very cool.

I had a sampler of two beers. It's a nice local spot to hang out.

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J & L Eppig Brewing

in San Diego, California

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

Eppig Brewing is located in North Park area of San Diego in an interesting building. It's shared with two other breweries which all had a similar vibe. This is a small-ish brewery that had a small bar area with some more seating along the roll-up window and interior wall.

I had a sampler of two beers, gose and berliner weisse. It's a nice local spot to hang out.

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The Holyrood 9A

in Edinburgh, Scotland

4.38/5  rDev +2.1% | Avg: 4.29
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped in on a Sunday night well after the dinner crowd for some late evening beverages. Had previously read about it having an excellent selection of local and non-local beers and it did not disappoint. It is located a couple of blocks off the Royal Mile and worth the detour. Our server was very knowledgeable and recommended several Scottish beers, of which we had a couple of sets of tasters. We stuck to some apps for food and they were fine, but they do have a larger menu. While we did not bring our kids (teens), they are family friendly for meals. Nice atmosphere and we would definitely visit again.

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Legal Remedy Brewing

in Rock Hill, South Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +16.5% | Avg: 3.57
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Uber cool spot in Rock Thrill SC. Love the space, great indoor and outdoor areas. They both stay packed, btw. They specialize in meats... great looking menu. If asked, though it isn't advertised, they will sell you a pint the of bacon. Yes - it's exactly what it sounds like. There's a lot of different beers to try, and most I found to be good, but not amazing. I understand they're switching brewers to try and rectify that. I have no doubt that they will. Stop by and check them out - I imagine they'll soon be a force to be reckoned with. Cheers!

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BrewDog Edinburgh

in Edinburgh, Scotland

4.44/5  rDev +2.8% | Avg: 4.32
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Stopped in late afternoon on our trip to Scotland and was not disappointed. Right off the Royal Mile, they were accommodating for a family (teens). This location is pretty small so there's not a lot of booths. Pizza was very good, though menu is limited to pizzas.. Then again, we didn't stop in for the food. :-) Only wish we had time to sample more of the beers.

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Barley's Brewhaus & Restaurant

in Shawnee, Kansas

3.58/5  rDev -14.6% | Avg: 4.19
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I visited during Kansas Craft Beer Week. There were lots of brewers and free samples. I then sat at the bar and had a pint and burger. The food was excellent, and the beer selection is astounding. Service was a little disinterested, slow, and seemed annoyed by the patrons. They no longer brew their own beer, but, other than the service, the establishment was worth the visit. .

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White River Brewing Company

in Springfield, Missouri

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

During a recent trip to Springfield, I dropped into this brewery. There was on-street parking and a roomy tap-room, with an outdoor patio/beer-garden. The building is an old industrial site, and the equipment is visible though windows. They had many selections on tap, but no food. The server was very friendly, and offered samples, and explanations of the brews. There were also plenty of regulars, all of whom were friendly. Good place.

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Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits - Sioux Falls #4

in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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

Of the several almost identical Hy-vee liquor stores in town, this one seems to be staffed by folks more knowledgeable about craft. I don't make it here much, but I have stopped there when the closer stores are out of something.

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Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits - Sioux Falls #2

in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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

Of the several almost identical Hy-vee liquor stores in town, this one seems to be staffed by folks more knowledgeable about craft. Last summer they sold a truck of overstock FBS at a huge discount, earning them the largest KBS allocation in the area.

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Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits - Sioux Falls #5

in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

3.9/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.9
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Another Hy-vee liquor store, one of several in town that are part of the Hy-vee grocery chain. They all have an excellent liquor, wine, and beer selection - plus growler fills. This particular store is kind of home-turf to me, as it is in the grocery store we shop at. Staff here are well versed in craft, though perhaps not as much as others. I cruise down the craft aisle nearly every time I am in. A few months ago, this store got a huge supply of BA Fidy, and I ended up buying way too many.

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Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits - Sioux Falls #1

in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

3.76/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.76
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Of the several almost identical Hy-vee liquor stores in town, excellent selection of craft. Staff here did not seem as well versed in craft as other stores.

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Cognition Brewing Company

in Ishpeming, Michigan

4.44/5  rDev +14.7% | Avg: 3.87
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

This brewery was part of a UP brewery weekend (Marquette area) and was the gem of the bunch. It's in the lower level of a beautiful looking building; it was a little hard to find because apparently the Taproom sign had blown off in a wind storm. Regardless we found it and drinking ensued. It's a semi-dark, smallish space and it almost felt like being in a secret hideout. They had a popcorn machine for munching and a robust list of beers that really ran the range of styles; a NE IPA, Milk Stout, Belgian, Light Lager, etc. All the beers were well made and a couple stood out as really excellent. The beer that stood out the most was called Storm the Castle, which was a bourbon barrel aged Wee Heavy. One of the better BBA beers that I've had from any brewery. They sold cans to go (16oz for $8) and I grabbed a couple to take home with me.

Can't say how busy the place gets as we were there early on a Saturday afternoon. A few locals popped in an out and were very friendly with us; guess it was pretty obvious we weren't from the area. The person tending the bar was a little chilly to us at first; certainly did not ignore us or act rude, but after hanging out for awhile having a few flights and pints of our favourites, they joined in with chatting us up. I look forward to a future visit back to this brewery as it really stood out as a place that has it figured out for being fairly young.

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Casa Video Film Bar

in Tucson, Arizona

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

Awesome concept. They play films and movies throughout the day and have great events as well. Food trucks come occasionally and you can order pizza right to the bar. They have an insane selection of bottled beers including rares or hard to find ones. They also have 20 beers on tap that they rotate regularly. They're attached to a video rental store with a huge selection which is also cool.

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

in Maple Shade, New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -7.5% | Avg: 3.98
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Been here three times. Very crowded Fridays and Saturdays but dead during weekday lunch. No lunch specials so appetizers and meals were pricey but the quality of the food was very good. Beer selection was small, 6 beers on tap but the quality was good. We had the Witt with raspberry which hinted at raspberry but was not sweet, the porter which had a full, smooth, rich coffee flavor which was my favorite and the Irish red ale which was good. Flank steak with red pepper sandwich was great and pulled pork nachos with pineapple and jalapeƱos was very tasty and a generous portion. Appetizers with entrees are pricey but portions are large enough to share so be careful not to over-order!

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Yard House

in Moorestown, New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.95
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

With 110 beers on tap they cover the gamut of varieties and geographic diversity. Lots of local beers as well if you want to support instate breweries. Beer selection and freshness of beers I've sampled was great. Prices are a little high and lunch and happy hour specials were not great. Liked most of the food but had their take on a California roll appetizer and was put off by the crisp rice. Focus on beer and a light appetizer pairings to keep bar tab lower. Bartender was very knowledgable of the beers but wait staff are generally not.

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Spring House Brewing Company

in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +21.3% | Avg: 4
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

The building is a rehabbed warehouse, beautifully done. There's always an awesome selection of brews on tap, and the ever-changing menu is filled with creative and delicious fare. They have recently opened a 2nd floor arcade with a soaring view of the brewery. I cannot over emphasize the beauty of this building, and the plethora of creative ales, IPAs, and stouts they offer. Now I can even shoot pool or play skeeball while quaffing my favorite coffee stout.
Spring House Brewery is definitely my new 'Happy Place'!

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Locust Lane Craft Brewery

in Malvern, Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.9
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Locust Lane is a charming, clean, well-designed brewery & tasting room in Malvern, PA not far from The Beer Store.

It's in an industrial park on the aptly named Three Tun Road, and so there's plenty of parking available, and a spot right out front for their food truck of the day (4pm Thurs., and 1pm Fri. - Sun.)

The decor is done in the currently popular "modern industrial and reclaimed wood" vein but it's set up nicely and well done. The bar looks into the brewery displaying the 15bbl brewhouse, and there are a fair amount of tables and chairs throughout the room as well.

They have ten taps although they've yet to fill them all with their own beer; and they do offer a cider (as well as PA wines) so I doubt they'll take that off unless it's for a special event. Additionally, a distilling operation is slated to go in next door, which would most likely mean a greater variety of options for those who shy away from beer.

Not unlike most operations of this type, which are very basic, there's a bit of what you bring to it that makes it enjoyable. If you simply like sitting down and enjoying a tasty brew at the bar by yourself they've got you covered. If you'd prefer to bring a few friends, have a couple of Empanada's from Abuelita's and a pint or two and chat, they've got you covered. Or, and I'm sure they'd enjoy this, if you'd like to get together a gang of Penn Staters to watch the game - they've got you covered!

Note: as they get going and increase the number of beer they have on tap I'll update their score for "Selection".

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in Portchester, New York

4.29/5  rDev +2.9% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Hole in wall place in Portchester, mostly serving pizza (hence the name) with some wings and smaller apps. Wings are killer and we had the Brussel sprouts app which was equally as awesome. Pizza was not as traditional as you'd expect, but if you find the right match it tastes fantastic.

For beer they have a dedicated Hill Farmstead tap, need I say more? Also enjoyed some Other Half and Grimm, as well. Best spot for taps in Portchester. You're missing out if you don't go here.

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Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +5.4% | Avg: 3.71
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Nice place, but hidden in the back with an outdoor patio area. Quiet for lunchtime, bunch of TVs by the bar. Selection was pretty good, about 10 beers on top when we were there. Beers were good but not great, typically 3.5/5 to 4/5 at best. Really enjoyed the Belly Flop, though. Food was pretty typical Americana, nothing to rave about but quite satisfied. Overall worth a visit, the location is especially nice on warmer days.

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LagerHaus Grill & Brewery

in Palm Harbor, Florida

3.59/5  rDev -7.9% | Avg: 3.9
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Visited for the first time on a Saturday, mid-afternoon. The place was quiet, but not expected to be busy at that time. Restaurant area was clean and inviting enough.

Fairly good selection of beers on the menu. It was difficult to ascertain which of the beers on the menu were brewed at LagerHaus though; I ended up needing to ask the server. They had only two available when I was there, and I picked one of those - the tangerine hefeweizen, which was good enough but nothing outstanding.

The server we had was prompt and attentive. No real complaints there.

The food was a bit of a disappointment. Jagerschnitzel was only passable, and a warm potato salad that left me wishing I'd picked a different side. Mr. Dunderbak's food offerings have been much better in my experience.

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Crafters Brew Market & Social

in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

3.78/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.78
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

New beer bar on main road, only open a few weeks, in the old swimming pool and supply place. Plenty of parking and cool outdoor seating around the old pool and fountain displays. Plenty of local and TN beer on tap, and a few bottles. Food allegedly coming in near future. Service is stand in line and order from one guy at the elevated counter. The other employee (owner?) was busy helping his friends order food from nearby restaurants...look forward to going back when weather is warmer and the newness kinks have settled down.

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8th Wonder Brewery

in Houston, Texas

4.66/5  rDev +25.3% | Avg: 3.72
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A must stop place while in Houston. If Andrea is waiting on you, in very good hands you are in. These people get it. The only drawback is that they don't serve food, just have food trucks from time to time, but you'll get over it. Great place.

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Sloop Brewing

in Elizaville, New York

4.06/5  rDev -1.7% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Cool place to visit. We hit it up for basically just a can release, but seemed like a decent spot to grab a pint or two. It's a very rustic location with parking in a converted barnyard surrounded by an orchard. Selection is heavily slanted towards IPAs which also tend to be their better offerings. Factor that in if you aren't a hop fan. Service was quick even on a busy Saturday afternoon. Check it out if you are in the area.

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Peekskill Brewery

in Peekskill, New York

4.01/5  rDev -2.9% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Rated after a couple visits spread out over a few years. They have been a through a few different brewers, but overall quality of the beer has remained pretty high. There is no denying it is a popular spot especially on weekends. Service can maybe suffer a bit as it gets busy, but between the downstairs taproom and upstairs offering you can hopefully find a vibe that works for you. Now that they are canning more often it provides another good excuse to stop in. Food is pretty good, but I've by no means tried it all.

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McHenry Beverage Shoppe

in McHenry, Maryland

3.91/5  rDev -2% | Avg: 3.99
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Been here a few times, always enjoy having a decent spot to find some decent beers.

The place is quite clean, and has been, wine, and spirits, as well as a little section of glasses and homebrew stuff. They also have some cigars, and used to have a selection of snacks, but I missed it this past time.

Quality of offerings is good, a decent variety of regional and national brands (also BMC). They have some special offerings, but not much of a "whale" store. Counter this with the fact they have some old stock, especially off-season.

Service has always been friendly and helpful.

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