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Apocalypse Brew Works

in Louisville, Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev +8.9% | Avg: 3.8
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Cool as hell hole in the wall. Mrs. wondered were I was takin' here. Once in, talk with owner(s) and brew workers, she was hooked. Keep the 'Ville weird baby!

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Maltitude

in Columbus, Georgia

3.44/5  rDev -9.9% | Avg: 3.82
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Okay, I'm bias. Young cats run the place but they are somewhat put-offish and snobby (gentrified-metrosexual). Beer selection set-up is like some off-beat grocery store...North Columbus stores (Columbus Beverage and Cagney's) have the better atmosphere and got that blue-collar hustle thing going...

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Crooked Ladder Brewing Company

in Riverhead, New York

2.5/5  rDev -26.9% | Avg: 3.42
vibe: 4 | quality: 1.5 | service: 4 | selection: 1.5

Went to Crooked Ladder Brewing Company hoping to try a flight of their beers. Shocked to find that they had NONE on tap. All SEVEN of their taps were Southhampton beers, including a Pumpkin Ale in May which had more than a bit of skunk to it. Would not have normally sampled a pumpkin ale but their flights are $8 for the 7 on tap.

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The Growler Bites & Brews

in New York, New York

3.93/5  rDev +2.6% | Avg: 3.83
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Vibe: I stopped in for brunch early on a Sunday afternoon. Like the other restaurants along Stone Street, there is outdoor seating which makes for an enjoyable experience during the summer months. I didn't venture inside, but saw that they had live music.

Quality: Beers were served in mugs or snifter glasses at the proper temperature.

Service: Our waitress was rather prompt with taking our order and bringing over beers and food.

Selection: With 20 beers on tap, the selection was very extensive. When I visited, they had beers on-tap from Allagash, Barrier, Brooklyn, Cigar City, Devils Backbone, Firestone Walker, Hill Farmstead, Hudson Valley, Interboro, Knee Deep, Perennial, Sierra Nevada, Sixpoint, and Victory. What was even more impressive was that two of the beers were English Dark Mild Ales.

Food: I started with crab croquettes and had the breakfast poutine as my entree. You can't go wrong with sausage gravy and cheese curds on fries.

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Cloudburst Brewing

in Seattle, Washington

4.28/5  rDev +4.6% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

This is about as hipster of a brewery as I've been to. Great location in Seattle's busy area just north of Pike Place, but if you're looking for and can't find it, it's because it's basically a garage door of a building that looks like it should be condemned. Once you see that, you know you're there.

The place has a great vibe to it with many beer enthusiasts each of the 3 times I went. It is dog friendly as well. There is no food or snacks and there are no waiters/waitresses... Only 2-3 bartenders at a small bar towards the end of the space. The selection was about 10-15 beers (primarily IPAs and saisons) and the bartenders were able to roll through the lines quickly. All the vessels are tightly tucked into the brewery and it's kind of amazing they all fit.

This is a pretty cool place that I would definitely recommend to others. It's a really unique establishment with great character, in a nice area od Seattle and with the best beer!

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BaraBrew Wine & Spirits

in Baraboo, Wisconsin

4.17/5  rDev +0.5% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Small home-brew, wine and liquor store that has a decent selection of quality craft beer. The service is friendly and helpful if you need it. The place is clean and reasonably well lit. The prices seem fair. Recommended.

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Pump House Brewery

in Moncton, New Brunswick

4.58/5  rDev +17.4% | Avg: 3.9
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

The Pump house is a nice bar / Restaurant. The food is really nice, and the selection of the beer on tap is also super neat.
Last time I have been there I tried their 12 beers on tap. It was a super nice ambiance.

Their 12 beer on tap are all super nice and all different

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Microbrasserie Aux Fous Brassant

in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec

5/5  rDev +29.5% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I have been welcomed like it was my house. The ambiance was super nice, and it was the first time I was able to get taster from the tap. I have been able to taste 6 of their beer.

Super nice concept

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Sergio's World Beers

in Louisville, Kentucky

4.65/5  rDev +7.9% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

I have visited Sergios perhaps 5 times (I live in Maryland). Amazing is the only word for it! Love the atmosphere! Reminds me of the very best Diners, Drive-ins and Dives for beer! The coolers, arranged by country, seem to go on forever. It's a local neighborhood place with truly world class beer - like nowhere I have ever been! On my first visit, we drove by the place 3 times before going in - no sign out front. When we got inside - the basic answer was - "if you need a sign - you don't really love beer!"

Sergio has done a remarkable job in acquiring beers you cannot find from all over the world. Every corner has a cooler packed with the best beers of every country! We met Sergio one evening, while sitting in front of the French cooler. When asked about his favorite beer in that cooler, he shared the story of how he had actually bottled his favorite with the brewmaster in France! Just to interact with Sergio is to meet a man who has taken a passion for world class beer and made it a world class establishment for those who also love beer.

I am a lover of Mikkeller Stouts - and Sergio carries numerous varieties. This was the first establishment where I ever had a MIkkller Black - changed my life!!!

Usually 20 top notch beers on tap. I love a place that ensure the perfect glass ware for the beer you are served. He's got a wall of glasses of every beer that you drink.

The tap selection will range from the best of American Craft to the best of Europe. For example, currently he's got multiple choices from St Bernardus and Three Floyds!

The last time I had a meal, it was top notch - perfect beer food. Had a pretzel with cheese and Ceviche - spectacular with a great Saison!

If you are a beer lover and ever get to Louisville, you must visit Sergio's!

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Super Deli Mart

in Seattle, Washington

4.05/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

I've been to Super Deli Mart many times over the years. It's gone through an expansion, and an ownership change, so the older reviews here on BA aren't always quite on point.

But it's still the same quirky place, an old convenience store, turned into a spot to buy beers and drink beer, without shedding the convenience store ambience.

These days, there are 16 taps, usually a couple of high ABV strong beers, often barrel aged, and the rest a mix of styles and breweries, all craft, no PBR here. Prices are good, but no longer the screaming bargains of a few years ago. Pints are $5, and schooners are $3.50, for most beers.

The bottle shop is excellent. They get most of the rare beers that get to Seattle, and those sometimes stick around for a little while. They have lots of sours. It's not quite the selection as at the Beer Junction or Chuck's, but it's better than almost any other spot that I've been to.

There are now a couple of TVs, so you can keep an eye on a game, while you sip and shop. The service is friendly and some of the folks are pretty knowledgeable.

It's a good spot, worth visiting if you are in West Seattle (or coming over from Vashon).

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Wines Unlimited

in Monroe, Connecticut

5/5  rDev +28.2% | Avg: 3.9
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Just re-opened with new (yet old) ownership. The store was bought back by one of the previous owners from about 15 years ago. The store received a quick renovation and has filled with wine, spirits, domestic & imported beer, and most importantly, CRAFT BEER! I have to mention their Make Your Own 6pk! Mix and match 6 singles and receive a 10% discount (easy choice when it comes to exploring new beers without breaking the bank). The new owners are extremely knowledgeable and love to help out customers who come through the door. The large space, unmatched service, and huge selection make Wines Unlimited of Monroe a no-brainer!

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Kuma's Corner

in Chicago, Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +4.2% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

The original Kuma's. I have been here once. We got there right when they opened and we were seated right away. When we left there was a line out the door. Great burgers and fresh cut fries. My buddy liked his mac and cheese as well. The selection of craft beer is very good with fifteen taps and around sixty bottles/cans. Heavy metal music and videos played at reasonable a volume. Recommended.

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Kuma's Schaumburg

in Schaumburg, Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +1.1% | Avg: 4.48
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A great place to grab a burger and a beer. A great selection of quality craft beer with thirty taps and forty bottles/taps. The burgers here a really good and the fresh cut fries are decent too. Heavy metal music and videos are played at reasonable volume. Clean and comfortable atmosphere. They have outdoor seating if you are so inclined. Recommended.

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Wright's Beverages

in Watkins Glen, New York

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

A real nice selection of craft beers. Just one caution, check dates. Many of the beers are well past their bottled on dates--up to a year in some cases.

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Publix

in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.15
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

About what I would expect from a grocery. What sets this one apart from the other groceries offering a make-your-own-sixpack is a larger selection here. They also had a good number of bombers in the cooler. Good amount of sixpacks both craft and macro. Not my go-to for beer, but if you're here for groceries anyways, there's something for everyone in this beer section.

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State Line Liquors

in Elkton, Maryland

4.55/5  rDev -1.3% | Avg: 4.61
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Incredible selection, and great service from this store conveniently off I-95. They allow single bottle sales (big win). Love the selection, and the service is top-notch. I suggest you check dates, but other than that its a gold mine of options.

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Bald Top Brewing Co

in Madison, Virginia

4.24/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Beautiful setting about a mile off the 29 highway. The beers are all flavorful and surprisingly solid for a new brewery. Staff is extremely friendly and welcoming and sitting outside is a very nice time. They usually have a food truck and have frequently have music scheduled as well. To be honest, I came in with lowish expectations and was pleased to find them considerably exceeded.

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Long Trail Brewing Co.

in Bridgewaters Corners, Vermont

3.58/5  rDev -10.5% | Avg: 4
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4

Thick full head with a dark IPA pour out of the can. This batch was canned 12/28/16 and drank on 05/ 29/17.
Nice malt nose and flavor.
I will need to try this fresh but still very good . Mouth feel is hearty, nose is on the dark fruity side.
At 8.7 percent I should have oaces myself better but could not wait for my seond 16 oz. can.

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The Forge Brewhouse

in Sycamore, Illinois

1.9/5  rDev -43.8% | Avg: 3.38
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 2

We had a very bad experience here.

The moment we sat down, a waitress dropped a tray of food, and splatted both my wife and I with marinara sauce. It got on our clothes, and even in my wife's hair and on her face. Accidents happen, though, we understand that. We did not raise a fuss, figuring the situation was awkward enough as it was, with us cleaning sauce from ourselves at the bar. But they did nothing for us to make up for the mistake..they did not comp us for even a single round of beers. All we got for our troubles was a pile of napkins to clean ourselves off with.

The 4 different beers we tried were marginal to bad. The Sunrise Hefe is OK, but lacked the body and mouthfeel I expect from that style of beer...being very light on the tongue. The Great Western APA tasted exactly like an IPA that had sat in the back of your fridge for 2 years...barely any hops aroma, and no hops flavor at all...but there was that strong, unpleasant bitterness that develops when an IPA is stale. We also tried their Berliner weisse. My wife ordered it 'with the raspberry flavor' on the first round...and it was decent, but this flavor is added right at the tap...so she ordered a tasting of it without it to get a good idea of the beer. Without the flavoring, it tasted like sour water. It was bad.

And we ordered their pretzels, and they burned them.

All in all it was a horrible experience, and I do not recommend this place.

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Kings Brewing Company

in Rancho Cucamonga, California

4.9/5  rDev +37.3% | Avg: 3.57
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Lots of beer to choose from, a brewery cat that will greet you with love, and some friendly staff. The decor is a bit modern and street; however, dont judge a book by its cover, go in and enjoy, this place is top notch.

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Rio Bravo Brewing

in Albuquerque, New Mexico

3.6/5  rDev +2.3% | Avg: 3.52
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Went with a friend while in Albuquerque last night. Had the Level 3 IPA which was reasonable. The service was great; they put the hockey game on for us. The ambience was enhanced by a bikers charity event. It was a nice part of the evening.

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O'Brien's

in San Diego, California

4.7/5  rDev +7.1% | Avg: 4.39
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

One of San Diego's original craft brew bars. The tap list is usually awesome. Tap for tap, usually one of the best lists in town. Especially if you like hops. They also have a good bottle list. The service is great. The food is great and very reasonably priced by San Diego Standards. The parking isn't so great. They also have a bunch of TVs for sports fans. The craft beer scene owed a debt to places like this who helped create the craft beer bandwagon.

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Hops & Pie

in Denver, Colorado

4.28/5  rDev -1.4% | Avg: 4.34
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

V-Hops & Pie is located on a busy and currently-hip stretch of Tennyson in the Berkeley neighborhood, which is northwest of downtown Denver by a few miles. We visited around 7:45 pm on a rainy, cold Wednesday night in May...and the place was crowded. We waited 20 minutes for a table, which is less than normal, but impressive for the weather and date/time. The crowd was mostly younger, i.e., under 40, with very few families. Hops and Pie is pretty small. It has two rooms separated by a wall that runs most of the room and there is a smaller bar in one room with tables stuffed in tight. It has a bit of an old-school pizza-place, casual feel. Nothing unusual or weird, but friendly and upbeat.

Q-The beers on offer are pretty unique and all from well-established craft breweries or local places with good reputations. Very strong list with some beers that you won't find elsewhere in Denver.

Ser-Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the beers. Her upbeat attitude matched the vibe of the place. Glassware was appropriate for the beers and they offered samples, which is nice. I have to deduct a little bit because service was a little sluggish at first; we waited five minutes after sitting down before someone came to our table.

Sel-While the quality of beers on offer was great, don't come here expecting to have 100 beers on tap or a 25-page list of bottles. They aren't lagging too far behind -- they have about 20 taps of good beer and a decent bottle list -- but this is not Falling Rock.

F-The lady friend and I had salad a pizza, which seems appropriate for a place called Hops & PIE. The salad greens were fresh and crisp (for Colorado) and the pizza was decent, but not mind blowing. I would rate the pizza here one step above the Crafty Fox for those keeping track.

O-Fun joint with great beers and a long wait at the door.

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Prohibition Pig

in Waterbury, Vermont

4.7/5  rDev +8.5% | Avg: 4.33
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

GREAT place for great selection of their own beers and a fine list of beers from other breweries, locals and out of state. Food was better than I'd expected and they have a fun menus. Absolutely will go back when I'm in the area.

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The Cave Craft Beer & Smoke Shop

in Kirkland, Washington

4.74/5  rDev +11.8% | Avg: 4.24
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

A beer connoisseurs kind of place. A great selection of rotating taps that have things intended more for beer fans than the general public. For example, there are usually at least 2-3 stouts, some specialty high gravity stuff, plus an assortment of other styles. Clearly catering to a more discerning crowd. The bottle selection is top notch, with hundreds and hundreds of different brews available. A nice little unassuming place on the busy 85th Ave.

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