Place Reviews: Most Recent
in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
3.96/5 rDev -2.5% | Score: 4.06
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4
stopped in for dinner and beers. nice space, with the high vaulted area over the bar and the balcony seating area. long draft list with a wide variety of styles, available in multiple sizes. the food was fairly good.
in Douglas, Michigan
3.28/5 rDev -18% | Score: 4
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 3.75
This is a nice clean place with above average food. It is generally family friendly. The place is reall two separate facilities, which is somewhat preposterous, so choose wisely. The brewpub with a larger menu has the standard taps. The Barrel Room has the more elite beers including barrel aged beers and one-offs. If you choose to dine in the brewpub, you are out of luck in terms of getting the higher end beers. Same building, different rules.
in Denver, Colorado
4.19/5 rDev +4.2% | Score: 4.02
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
V-Station 26 is located on the east side of Denver near the old airport-now neighborhood of Stapleton. The place is obviously an old fire station with the tile and garage doors opening up to give the place a light and airy feel. A large patio out front was covered by a tent when I visited on a gorgeous, unseasonably warm day in early December. The patio was full and the space inside was busy too, but there was room for me a the large bar. The crowd was older than the average Denver brewery but there was at least one dude with a crossfit shirt and hair that had clearly been gelled and styled to poke out from under his backwards baseball hat, so.... Not sure why, but I was not overly impressed with the feel of the place.
Q-I have tried about a half-dozen beers and been impressed with almost every Station 26 beer I have tried. They really do hoppy beers well, e.g., Juicy Banger, but I tried a chocolate rye beer, and was impressed by that one too. I'm looking forward to cracking my bottles of their BA stout.
Ser-The bartenders were friendly and prompt. My two pours arrived in proper glassware with a nice head too. I didn't chat too much because they were busy, but they seemed to know about the beers they were selling.
Sel-Station 26 had ten beers on tap when I visited, all of which were brewed by Station 26. The lineup was a mix of flagship offerings that you could buy anywhere in Denver, and one-offs or seasonals. The style spectrum spread from pale to cream ale to pumpkin to BA stout.
O-I like the beers more than the vibe here. Not sure that I would make a journey to visit, but the beers are quite enjoyable.
in Denver, Colorado
4.03/5 rDev +2.8% | Score: 3.92
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
out on the east side of denver. the neighborhood didn't seem that nice, but the brewery definitely had a cool feel. has an outside patio, lit up at night with comfortable seating. when we were there, there were a lot of kids running around, but it was early (5ish) and they did have a Santa session, so I guess that is to be expected. great range of beers. definitely one of the better breweries in the Denver area.
in Charleston, South Carolina
5/5 rDev +19.9% | Score: 4.17
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
This one of kind brewery in the northern part of downtown has an awesome vibe. Beside the brewhouse is a great little bar and a unique selection of beers that they produce. Even better is the open air deck on the top of the brewery with even more selection of beers and an awesome view of the city and bridges. The staff was super welcoming and friendly and happy to chat about all the different styles and seemingly odd creations. Tasted a variety of what they had on tap and settled on an ale infused with ginger. I can't remember the name of it but it was delicious.
in Brookfield, Wisconsin
4.04/5 rDev -4.7% | Score: 4.24
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Huge sports bar and grill. Lots of quality craft beer on tap. Service was friendly and helpful. Went here for their third anniversary party and it was packed. I'd like to try it again when it's not so crazy.
in Prince Frederick, Maryland
4.21/5 rDev +14.1% | Score: 3.69
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
I just moved here from beer mecca of Northern California. It is a solid little place with a great beer selection. I was impressed with their recently released and now gone Berliner weisse and now hazy not lazy NE IPA.
I come here often for a few pints and a growler or cans. Definitely cannot complain.
in Farmingdale, New York
4.31/5 rDev +2.4% | Score: 4.21
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Small tasting room with a very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Eight beers on tap representing usually five styles. Flights of four beers are eight bucks. They brew some very unique beers, not being afraid to incorporate ingredients such as snickers bars into their beers.
in Frederick, Maryland
4.18/5 rDev -2.3% | Score: 4.28
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
Food trucks are great here. Crowlers to go is a plus. They make a really solid NE Pale Ale called Galaxy Maid. Other beers I've tried from them are average. Great staff/friendly. Place gets crowded and quite loud. Easy parking is a plus. Prices are on par with the breweries of the area and respectable for the quality.
in Frederick, Maryland
3.88/5 rDev -4% | Score: 4.04
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
Loud place, expensive and average quality craft beers. Frederick hipster hang. Not a great combo there. Easy parking situation is a plus. Staff seemed friendly. Need to step up the quality of the beers though to match their high prices.
in Warwick, New York
3.09/5 rDev -26.3% | Score: 4.19
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5
These guys are at it again with the 12/1/17 CBS release, believing that they're the only place in town for some reason.
Stopped in at about 4:00 PM on 12/1, was told that (by the owner) the had "1 bottle left and will sell it to you for $29.99". I was prepared to pay the upcharge but was then notified that in order to get the bottle I had to buy a 4-pack of 2017 KBS. Walked out without inquiring as to the price for the KBS, actually left without responding in any way. Because this is the same place that charges $10 for a single of 2017 Black Note I'm sure the 4-pack of KBS would run somewhere between $35 and $40.
Drove up the road, stopped in at Craft Beer Cellar and was offered 2 750s of CBS for $28.25 each with no annoying and predatory conditions.
This place has a good selection. Their prices are always higher than the competition (with the exception of Beer World which is another horror story itself), but this bothers me on principle much moreso than laying out a couple of extra dollars than is conscionable. The issue I have is the unbridled arrogance. I'm done with these guys.
in Savannah, Georgia
4.11/5 rDev +0.7% | Score: 4.08
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Loved the vibes in this small Savannah brewery. The tour guide was great, the facility was quaint but had great vibes... the beer quality and selection was excellent. Any style from chili beers to light golden ales was available, as well as a good variety of cans and bottles to-go. I hope to see these guys go places.
in Los Angeles, California
3.73/5 rDev -1.8% | Score: 3.8
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Visually, one of the best breweries I’ve visited. Great artistic vibes, awesome local support, and a gorgeous repurposed brick building. The bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable. The beer itself lacked a little for me. A couple good tasters in my flight, but also a few less-than-stellar beers. And while the selection when I was there wasn’t very good, they did have a lot of choices of varying styles. Next time I’d love to see some options from the barrel room, or some more big heavy stouts to choose from for the holiday weather. Cheers!
in New York, New York
3.91/5 rDev +0.3% | Score: 3.9
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75
Very crowded with men in suites both times I was there. Mussels were good and they give a good portion. Beer comes in brand specific glasses. Would like a better selection to put up with the crowds.
in Detroit, Michigan
3.88/5 rDev +4% | Score: 3.73
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
It's in a great location, more or less across the street from Jolly Pumpkin. It has a dive bar feel, complete with a fairly intense bleach smell when we walked in. That didn't really bother us because it seemed to fit the vibe. My wife & I plunked down on a couple stools at the smallish U-shaped bar and enjoyed a couple pints each. My personal favorite was the Ghettoblaster. True, they don't have the widest selection of beers, but the ones we tried were tasty and representative of their styles.
The bartender was nice and fairly chatty. Prices were quite reasonable given the downtown location. We also liked that they are within walking distance of Little Caesars Arena (albeit a fairly long walk). It's a worthy stop if you are in the area.
in Midlothian, Virginia
3.93/5 rDev 0% | Score: 3.97
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
V: In a lot of ways, this is a typical Kroger, if not a step above the average. First off, it's absolutely huge; it feels like it's twice the size of a regular store (if you don't know where something is, you might get lost. Nonetheless, it's clean, orderly, and well laid out.
Q: So far as I could tell, the quality of their beer is good. I couldn't find anything that was expired lurking around.
S: I didn't interact with the staff on the subject of beer, but they were friendly and helpful otherwise.
S: Overall, a decent, but not spectacular, selection. They had a bunch of local / state beers (Hardywood, Ardent, Kindred Spirit), and nationals (Cigar City, Uinta, Founders), but not many foreign beers (some Chimay and Delirium Tremens, but you can get those just about anywhere). Not a bad selection if you're in the store and you need some beer.
in Mandeville, Louisiana
4.8/5 rDev +7.9% | Score: 4.45
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3
Staff is very friendly. Beer selection is pretty good with new drafts every week. Food could be better but their kitchen is very small and they do the best they can with what they have. Prices for beer are extremely reasonable, if you are on a budget you can drink Bud, Mich Ultra, Coors Light... for $2 a bottle and PBR in a can for only $1 during Happy Hour (M-F 3-6:30pm). I like this place and go there often.
in Greeley, Colorado
4.4/5 rDev +1.6% | Score: 4.33
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
i have been meaning to make it up here for awhile now, and am really glad i finally did. this place is great. i was not sure they would have any of their cool stuff on offer, but i was wrong and they did, a couple of pastry stouts and a few heady ipa variants, i was very pleased with the selection in here. cookies and cream achromatic was an absurd beer, but a standout for sure, and the german chocolate stout was similarly intense but delicious, they are doing great work in those flavored stout styles. the space is cool, a bit of a mission from the highway, but worth getting to. i was surprised to see it so mellow given all the hype around their beer, but i guess thats greeley. their taproom is large, with a right angle bar that has plenty of seating and a lot of tables around the place, high and low, as well as a decent sized patio that opens out to their parking lot, over 100 people could easily be hanging out comfortably here. the decor was sort of generic, but the beer is unique and exceptional. service was good, quiet but generous and i enjoyed the professionalism of the dude behind the bar. its also cool how much beer they sell to go, crowlers and cans already filled and ready to take, and the list was long and exciting. prices were a little high, but that comes with the territory. overall my visit here was well ahead of my expectations, i was stoked to see so many cool beers available in here, which is not at all what i thought it would be like. good for them for not saving all that stuff for special releases and whatnot. ill be back no doubt! greeley is blowing up from a beer standpoint...
in Virginia Beach, Virginia
4.18/5 rDev +8.9% | Score: 3.84
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
I’m rating the Growler Tap in the store. I was excited to find this place, a grocery store that has a Growler bar, yes! I have been coming here for about 6 months. They have 8 taps that they rotate as kegs empty. You can taste the selections before deciding. The attendants are very helpful and knowledgeable. It is clean and friendly. Overall department selection could be better, but, it is a grocery store not a beer/alcohol specialty store. They definitely have an excellent selection compared to other grocers.
in Millheim, Pennsylvania
4.1/5 rDev -1% | Score: 4.14
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
Elk Creek is about 40 minutes northeast of State College, PA on Rt. 45. It's become a destination and central meeting point to a certain extent not just because of their music nights, food, and great beers but because it's in the middle of nowhere. The only other place on their little strip of town is Original Italian Pizza across the street, and at night the warm light emanating from their almost floor to ceiling windows is like a beacon in the darkness.
Inside it's comfortable and cozy with plank wood floors, yellow walls, a small stage, and colorful art on the walls. The bar seats about 12 and there are plenty of tables for dining. There are 6 regular beers and usually 2 specialties, and 22 oz. bottles are available for take out. For food they offer a limited menu but it's good, including a burger, ham & cheese sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, fish & chips, steak frites, and some more interesting items like Chana Masala and a falafel/pita.
You should note, they're closed on Mondays and they're only open for dinner on Tuesday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday you can get lunch starting at 11:30 and then they're open until 11 pm. On Sundays they do brunch and close early.
If you're in the area I definitely recommend you check it out. It's got so much more charm and character than any other place around, and the staff is great. And if they've got it definitely try some Hairy John IPA.
in Tulsa, Oklahoma
5/5 rDev 0% | Score: 5
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
A new brewery in an old machine/mechanic shop. A really nice remodel. Light and airy with plenty of space. The building faces south so they can open the garage doors and enjoy the sun even on a cool day. I loved the beer selection that included lagers and farmhouse ales. If I were going to do a small local brewery, this would be it. Friendly staff that included the owners/brewers. I can't recommend this place enough. P.S. the cleanest and nicest restrooms for any brewery or bar....probably any business. lol.
in Royal Oak, Michigan
4.11/5 rDev +0.5% | Score: 4.09
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
Worth visiting for the ambiance alone, and the beer is pretty good too.
Yes, it's another brewery in a warehouse, but Roak has some of the most interesting décor that we've seen. The ceilings inside are very high, and a HUGE chandelier hangs down, dominating the front half of the tap room. On the wall behind the bar is some sculpted glass thing that extends all the way to the ceiling.
We only stopped in for drinks on a moderately busy Saturday evening. Service was fine and prices were very reasonable. We did not sample any of the food, but given that many people around us were only eating (and not drinking beer), we have to assume the food is good too.
in Charlton, Massachusetts
4.73/5 rDev +1.7% | Score: 4.65
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
This was the place that really got me into beer. You can see their passion for beer by visiting the awesome grounds in Charlton. Doesn't hurt that their beer is best tasting around!
in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
3.57/5 rDev -11.6% | Score: 4.04
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
I'm kinda new to the beer lovers scene. But when I taste a beer my biggest concern is the smell, taste, and alcohol percentage. At a slightly above abv level, it has a slightly sweet odor of almost caramel. Take a sip and my immediate thought was carbonated yoohoo. It took me back to my childhood. And I can get drunk off of it! Bonus!
in Redlands, California
4.23/5 rDev -3.6% | Score: 4.39
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75
Visited Gerrard's the other day to check out their beer selection and they have plenty of it. They have two huge beer caves with lots and lots of selections. One cave is dedicated to craft/macro beers and the other cave is dedicated to imports/craft. I was impressed by their selection. As far as freshness, I did notice some of their beers were old as well as some being fresh. Their service was not good as nobody asked me if I needed help and I had spent about 30 minutes perusing their beer caves.
My other complaint besides their service is their prices. Their prices are higher than other bottle shops I regularly visit. One example is a FW beer that sells for $5 more than my local bottle shop. But overall, a solid place to visit with a great selection.