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New Province Brewing Company

in Rogers, Arkansas

3.97/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.98
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Younger brewery in the NWA scene. The beers are very to style and tasty. One nice thing is that their IPA and pale ale offerings are of the more hoppy less malty variety that is prevalent in this area of the country. The tap room is very modern with a friendly vibe. There is a window to the brew house so patron can get a first hand view of the behind the scenes action. Overall, it was a good first impression and I'm sure I'll be back next time I'm in this neck of the woods.

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Rio Bravo Brewing

in Albuquerque, New Mexico

4.08/5  rDev +12.7% | Avg: 3.62
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Visited on a weeknight in April 2017 with a few coworkers. The tasting room was modern, large and well-appointed. It was also almost deserted, but the staff was cheerful and attentive. The brewing equipment was visible behind glass and I'm told the head brewer is happy to give informal tours when he is present, but unfortunately he was not there that night. We did not try any food. I had a taster flight of 5 beers from the tap list, which was sufficiently large but not overly extensive. The beers were all fresh and well-made, probably the best overall beer sampling that I had after visitng several other taprooms that night. For me the highlights were the Russian Imperial Stout and the Woodford Reserve Barrel-Aged Porter.

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Terminal Brewhouse

in Chattanooga, Tennessee

5/5  rDev +22.9% | Avg: 4.07
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

While at Chattanooga Brewing (another awesome place), I asked for a certain stout I had seen at our hotel, and one of the friendly local regulars (yo Greg!) told me where to go, and it wasn't hell this time.

A side note - (Our hotel bar had a colorful Southsidenstein Stout tap handle on it, with a funny cool monster cartoon logo, so I had to find it. In town to see Here Come The Mummies/Flaming Lips, so a monster brew was very appropriate.)

Fire Bad - Beer Good!

Immediately I could tell this place was gonna be great. It was Saturday afternoon/Riverbend fest's final day, and Terminal was jumpin and vibrant. Friendly fun atmosphere for all.

They have some great, talented tappers (BIG shout out to Jeremy and Mariah) and servers, with many excellent choices of their quality brews and some fine looking pub fare in a hip yet traditional layout. Great location in the midst of a bustling area by the Choo Choo, makes for a fun environment.

First up - the Southsidenstein Stout: an absolutely perfectly tapped pint, top quality fresh, aromatic oatmeal stout with classic dark roast malt, and the black coffee and cocoa undertones. An all around great classic style session-able stout at 5.7%abv.
We could see down into the brewing area from the bar. Nice, spacious but cozy feel to it. This place was rockin' busy and running smooth like a track.

Next, we got their "Rock Out With Your Bock Out"- a Maibock Amber and their Malachi Irish Red. Both are beautifully done. And again, these tappers were so smooth and fast, constantly filling flights and pints perfectly.
The Amber had a nice tart bite to balance its malty richness. Killer good. At 5.8% abv, it's punched up a bit. Aye.

Malachi Irish Red may have stolen the show. At 6.3% abv, it's punched up a bit, and just gorgeous in the pint, with that red fiery orange color, and a clarity that I love. Bright, juicy -but not too fruity, crisp, balanced clean and kicking finish. Superb for a hot summer day, or whenever...Top hats tipped, friends.

I will happily drive the three hours through the whitewater region of southern mountains(Ocoee/Nantahala/Cherokee) to reurn to Chattanooga and the emerging brew scene, with it's really hospitable vibe. Just go.

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Bernie's Tap Room & Restaurant

in Waukesha, Wisconsin

4.36/5  rDev +3.3% | Avg: 4.22
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Went there on a Wednesday afternoon a few weeks ago. There was a retirement do going on, so the place was jumping, a fairly old school bar

All beers we tasty & fresh

Service was prompt, friendly & welcoming

Beers were reasonably priced & there was a lovely selection, over 24 drafts to include Revolution

Well worth checking out if in downtown Waukesha!

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Brews Wine & Spirits

in Pewaukee, Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Not a huge store, but real gems found here

Most beers were good, but I wish I would've checked the dates on them Surlys I purchased, 3+ & 5+ months old on the Furious & Todd the Axeman

Service was friendly/helpful

Not much New Glarus there, but plenty of other Wisconsin options, plus Toppling Goliath, Three Floyyds, Surly amognst others. If ever in the area, this is a must do

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The Rox Bar & Grille

in Pewaukee, Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.1
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Was up here for some training & this bar was a mere 75 yards from the hotel.

Sports bar feel to this, but a nice patio as well

All the beers were in nice shape

Friendly prompt service, made me feel at home

A nice mixture of Wisconsin brews, regional & national craft beers, 20 on tap

Bar food, not bad, not great though

This was a nice suprise & would reccomend it to anyone in the area. Suprised no locals have reviewed this place

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Libbie Market

in Richmond, Virginia

4/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.99
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

V: Libbie Market is a small, somewhat high end grocery store in Richmond's West End. It's kind of a cramped place, but in general, a nice spot.

Q: For the most part, the quality of the selection here is pretty solid. There are some macrobrews, but they are certainly in the minority. Otherwise, pretty good.

S: I didn't have a whole lot of interaction with the staff, but they seemed pretty professional.

S: A nice selection of beer, focusing a lot on Virginia beers (Hardywood, Champion, Legend), ubiquitous national beers (Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Stone), and some foreign beers as well. There are a few macro beers, but they're in the minority. In general, a nice array of beer.

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Consume

in Lake Zurich, Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -4.9% | Avg: 4.51
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Cool spot near the lake, definitely a high demand for a place like this in the area. Located in a nondescript strip mall with black tinted windows, it gave off the vibe of a speakeasy or something from the parking lot. Inside it was shiny and modern, with a marble bar, pendant lighting, and digital flatscreen beer menus. Tables in the middle and booth seating around the perimeter. A bit sterile but nice.

Service was very good, they greeted patrons and were quick to chat beer right away. Prairie Krafts was a new brewery on draft, and they were able to tell me plenty about them I didn't know. The beer menu was well organized with serving size, style, and price.

The bottle shop certainly held some quality stuff, though it was small with a limited selection. A lot of Destihl for some reason, Pipeworks, Tighthead, Only Child, Jolly Pumpkin, and a few other obscure ones. Skewed more towards US craft. Some small batch whiskeys as well.

Overall it was a nice little place, i'd return sometime to try more rotating drafts and sample the food.

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Mo's Liquor

in Lake Zurich, Illinois

3.72/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.38
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Stopped in today and found Mo's to be perfectly cromulent.

It's a pretty standard old school liquor store with tile floors, florescent lights, incense, and random tackers on the walls. Would have been cool to see a namesake life-size cardboard cutout of Morrisey, but alas there wasn't. Some singles in the first coolers on the right side, oddball "last bottle" deals, found a Bare Tree '13 in there. Most of the beer is in the back coolers, with a long aisle sporting craft/import bombers/750s/4pks/6pks. Plenty of FFF, fairly fresh Maplewood Son of Juice & Charlatan, Revolution, Off Color, good locals represented. Probably 150-200 brands in all. Not the monster scale of Binnys, but the quality was there. That said, there was inevitably some old stuff, like the Alpha Klaus aforementioned by TMoney. Stay frosty on those bottle dates.

The clerk was an affable guy that said hello and goodbye, prompting me not to forget my credit card. Nice enough dude.
Overall it's a small shop with some good beer, plus some oddball things up front like novelty keychains, beer glasses, loose tobacco, hookah pipes, and guajillo peppers for some reason. Keep Lake Zurich weird...

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Crescent City Brewhouse

in New Orleans, Louisiana

2.09/5  rDev -39.2% | Avg: 3.44
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 1.75 | food: 3.75

Average to poor beer quality and only had a few to choose from. Several people in our group asked for flights and the waiter said they were out of glasses. After asking manager, the waiter went downstairs and grabbed flight glasses (there were plenty for each of us). Overall, poor and unfriendly service. The food was the only redeeming quality. Crawfish ettoufee was pretty tasty. If I'm ever in New Orleans again, I will not be going back.

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Four Quarters Brewing Co.

in Winooski, Vermont

4.22/5  rDev +4.2% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped in to say hi and was amazed by their beers, Justin was serving and was quite easy to deal with. I had 3 beers - Herbie, Gerard and the Barrel aged Morning Star (which was my favorite of the 3), I'm not one to drink BA stouts this time of year, but that beer was totally legit. It looked like the place used to be a garage as there was a garage door at the front o the building and then there were a ton of all sorts of equipment laying around in that area - it didn't bother me, just told me that Brian the head brewer keeps extra equipment on stand by, I get that (always gotta be prepared). Nice looking picnic tables were outside. Also, noticed that there were some barrels off to the right that looked like he was aging some beers - pretty cool to me and I can't wait to go back. Too bad they don't have better hours as I would be back more often.

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Pulpit Rock Brewing Company

in Decorah, Iowa

4.32/5  rDev +2.6% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Visited on 6/17 as part of a weekend of biking riding, beer drinking and shopping in Decorah with my wife. Of the two breweries in town this was our favorite. Fun place to sit outside on a nice day to drink great beer and talk with friendly people. We each had three beers (two IPAs and a porter for me) and all were very good to great. Service as attentive - small trial pours were not a problem. Selection was good with a couple of hoppy offering s to scratch my itch and some dark beers for my wife. If you find yourself in Decorah this should be on the top of your list of places to visit.

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Golden City Brewery

in Golden, Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -3.4% | Avg: 3.83
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

V-Golden City's best asset is the patio/beer garden. It is tucked off the main drag in Golden in a quieter neighborhood with plenty of shade and large tables. It is a nice, comfortable place to hang out. The indoor area is tiny and the bar is basically a walk-up affair with another window outside for service on the patio. GCB was full, but not crowded when I visited on a Saturday afternoon. The crowd ranged from families to hipsters to bikers.

Q-I tried full pours of their dry Irish stout and the regular IPA, both were just OK. I also had tastes of the IIPA, which was not very good, and the "summer sour," which was OK, but not great. No guest taps.

Ser-The bar tender was friendly and prompt, but the pours were a little off. The server intentionally wiped the head from my stout(?) and my friend's sour was poured in a shaker pint glass. I'm not a huge glass snob, but all beers were poured in a shaker glass, and a sour in a shaker is not cool.

Sel-GCB had about nine beers on offer, as well as some ciders. It was a pretty standard selection with a few IPAs, a mixed fermentation sour, a red, a wheat, and a brown or porter if memory serves me right. Nothing super experimental happening here.

O-While I liked the laid back patio vibe, the beers could use an upgrade. Go here if you want to relax outside on a great patio; go to Cannonball Creek if you want good beer.

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Binny's Beverage Depot

in Champaign, Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +3.4% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Pretty comparable to the Bloomington, IL store with slightly different arrangement. Extensive selection as expected. Asked if they had a particular beer and they found the beer expert who offered me several bottles they kept in the back. He was friendly and very knowledgeable. Overall, a positive experience.

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

in Decorah, Iowa

4.11/5  rDev -5.7% | Avg: 4.36
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 2.75

Visited on 6/16 as part of a weekend of bike riding, beer drinking and shopping in Decorah with my wife. When we drove by the place we almost missed it. An earlier reviewer's comment of it looking like an old steak house is spot one. Once inside the place is very inviting with tables around the front entrance followed by a wooden bar near the back. To one side is parking and on the other side is a beer garden. We drank at the bar and then ate Mabe's pizza outside. The service was excellent - the bartenders were nice, helpful and not afraid to pour a small trial sample. My only beef (more like my wife's) was the lack of non-hoppy beers on tap. Dorothy's was the only non IPA / PA beer they had on tap. I enjoyed the hell out of Sue, Pompeii and Scorpius Morchella (wish they'd bottle this stuff). If they would have had a dark beer or hefe on tap my wife would have enjoyed TG a bit more. Hop heads paradise in a nutshell.

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Side Project Cellar

in Maplewood, Missouri

4.73/5  rDev +1.1% | Avg: 4.68
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Chill vibe. Cozy feel. I could see this place getting pretty packed at busy times. Only one small bathroom became a bit of a problem. Excellent beer selection and not just Side Project stuff. They update the bottle list on their website regularly. Interesting to me how the menu is organized by temperature. Everything is top quality. Somewhat pricey but for the best of the Side Project beers, it's worth it in my opinion (Example: $25 for 375mL Fuzzy). Sharing is encouraged of course and they ask how many glasses you need and will let you pour yourself if you choose. Staff has friendly. They also have a really nice whiskey selection. Overall, a really great place and I'm looking forward to going back when I have the opportunity.

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Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

in Auburn, California

4.21/5  rDev +4% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Finally got a chance to check this place out. Dropped in late morning on a Sunday, gf and I were quickly seated and attended to. We opted to take on the "everything on the board" sampler to see what this place was all about. There was a full scale of styles from light to dark, malty to hoppy, all were solid. I actually found myself drawn most to the Belgian style offerings, basically the polar opposite of my usual preferences. Our server was very friendly and happily gave us a detailed run down of the beers on the board both before we ordered and when we had them in front of us. We were still full from breakfast so we didn't order food, but everything that passed our table looked great. It's got a really comfortable feel and it seemed like there were a fair number of locals meeting up there to grab food and a pint. Some of the other breweries in town garner the majority of attention, but this spot shouldn't be overlooked.

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Moonraker Brewing Company

in Auburn, California

4.26/5  rDev -4.1% | Avg: 4.44
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Another hop-centric brewery for Auburn. Tucked into an unassuming business park they are cranking out some solid IPAs, many NE style, but they also have a few other styles available on the board for those not yet initiated into the cult. There is some indoor seating along with a good size outside patio with rotating food truck service. Can get busy, especially on can release days, but that's becoming the norm these days. Definitely a fun stop.

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Johnny Mac Liquors

in Springfield, Massachusetts

2.18/5  rDev -40.9% | Avg: 3.69
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.75 | service: 1 | selection: 2.75

They occasionally have access to some 'limited' beers (nothing too special, sip, beer camps, etc.). Nothing great, prices aren't anything to write home about. Been coming here for a while since I live right across the border, but new store policy is to refuse service to anyone under 25 with an out-of-state license. Automatic 1-star for service with a useless policy like that.

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Barrel33

in Warren, Ohio

4.06/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.25
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

This is a nice beer bar in a strip mall near the howland giant eagle. They have 16 roatating craft beer taps and a somewhat fancy kind of small food menu.

They have coolers and shelves in the back with the best selection of beers I have had in Trumbull county. This is a great place to go but not worth seeking out if you are not already in the Niles/howland/Warren area

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Mulligan's Brick Oven Grill & Pub

in Cedar Falls, Iowa

4.31/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Neighborhood pizza restaurant offering a full menu of appetizers and sandwiches in addition to a variety of specialty brick oven pizzas. Good selection of quality craft beers on tap. Wait staff is friendly and helpful. Spacious patio seating area. Excellent food, excellent beer, pleasant atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

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Door County Brewing Co.

in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +3.7% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Awesome spot! Solid beer and a great atmosphere. If you are visiting Door County i would highly recommend! They are opening up a new tap room in Baileys Harbor this summer. Cant wait to check it out!

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Stone Arch Brew House

in Appleton, Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev -1.8% | Avg: 3.96
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

All in all a pretty solid spot. Their normal beers are nothing spectacular, but are pretty good. The seasonals and limited releases that i have had there have been great however. Food is pretty good too. The location is very cool! I would recomend if you are visiting the Appleton/Fox Cities area

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Max's Taphouse

in Baltimore, Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -23.3% | Avg: 4.43
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Not an LGBT-friendly business.

A large group of us decided to enjoy some casual drinks here on a Saturday night for a friend’s birthday. We were all let into the bar by the bouncers with no issue. One of us (who happens to be gay) stepped out to smoke a cigarette, and when he attempted to reenter he was asked for his ID. After providing his ID, our friend was denied reentry to the bar, with the rationale being something along the lines of “you’re too drunk.” Okay. Totally understandable.

Moments later, another member of our group left the bar and overheard the bouncer say to his colleague, “I wasn’t about to let that gay guy in!”

With six years in the service industry under my belt, I completely understand denying someone initial entry into your establishment because they are too intoxicated. Guests cannot be allowed to pose a danger to themselves or other guests. However, I understand it less when someone has already entered the establishment five minutes previously, has caused no trouble inside and is entirely coherent, and then attempts to reenter. I draw the line at denying someone entry because of their sexual orientation (or race, gender, religion, etc.).

With so many establishments to choose from in Fells Point, I see no reason to return to Max’s and drop another $100.00 only to hear about nonsense like this. Somehow, I think I’ll be able to find a bar that, at the very least, can hire bouncers that just do their very important job while keeping their personal opinions to themselves.

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Dystopian State Brewing Co.

in Tacoma, Washington

3.67/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.26
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Huge open place with giant posts and beams. The brewing facility is on the same floor, complete with fork lift. The place is so vast you can have your own private 200 square feet. It need a collection of big trucks or some Cessnas.

The place is up the hill a good ways so it has great views of city and harbor out the walls of windows.

I see they are doing some collaborations, which should be a good thing for Dystopian. The beers are seriously idiosyncratic, but interesting. There are also a bunch of beers aging in rum and bourbon barrels. Digital tap lists (two) are easy to read and informative.

The place is quiet as the music is subdued. A group of serious game players were at one large table on a tuesday. There's a huge projection screen and couches in one corner. I didn't like the terrible glaring lights over the bar. The bartender was pleasant but busy so we didn't converse. I think Dystopian is worth a visit, and it anchors the north end of what has become a several-stop ale trail in downtown Tacoma.

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