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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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Royal Falconer British Pub

in Redlands, California

3.68/5  rDev +8.6% | Avg: 3.39
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

This place seems cozy even on a summer day when the outside temperature is over 100 F. The beer selection is fine and the Cornish pasty I had was tasty. The service was attentive and nice. A favorite in the area.

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Eureka! Burger

in Redlands, California

4.14/5  rDev +3.8% | Avg: 3.99
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Went to have dinner with dear friends I the area. It was their pick, and they chose well. Great food and a great beer selection. Had Firestone Walker Bretta Rose on tap, fresh and tasty. Service was good and friendly. I recommend it.

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Gerrards Market

in Redlands, California

4.37/5  rDev +3.6% | Avg: 4.22
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

When I am in the Loma Linda area I love to stop here for the excellent selection of beers. They have hard to find beers from across the country and around the world. Many can be bought as singles and much of the stock is stored in two cooled caves. The service is friendly and knowledgeable. I will be back during my next visit to the area.

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Nuevo Mundo Draft Bar

in Lima, Peru

4.2/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.2
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3

My go-to place in Lima (Miraflores district) for a great selection of on-tap local artisanal beers. Fun location on Parque Kennedy, interesting crowd of foreigners and Limeños, hilarious bathrooms (really), decent food (mostly, except for that one time the potato wedges looked like they were made with rotten potatoes :P). Prices are reasonable, I mean they're not giving the beer away, but the beer is definitely worth the price!

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Mehuron's Market

in Waitsfield, Vermont

3.76/5  rDev +0.5% | Avg: 3.74
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Grocery store type of place, fairly clean, lotsa shelf turds just sitting around like MBC Lunch, Heady, S.O.S. and Super Session. Bunch of Frost beers too. It's all in the back, semi-organized. I tend to mention cleanliness in a lot of these stores I go into and actually, this place leaves just a bit to be desired. Mad Taco is within walking distance, so that's a plus, but this place, take it or leave it - the selection is there but nothing really to go bonkers about. Normal prices for the Waitsfield area.

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Sanctum Brewing Co.

in Pomona, California

3.93/5  rDev -4.8% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Sanctum Brewing is located in an industrial area in Pomona. The space is shared with other businesses and located in the back corner. Once you enter, you have the tap area where you order and purchase your beers. In the back a bit you can see their production area.

I had a flight of 5 tasters. The beers were okay. The service was nice. They don't serve food, but there was a food truck when I visited.

A nice local place to drink beer and hang out in Pomona.

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Soo Corner Store

in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

3.79/5  rDev -8% | Avg: 4.12
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Lives up to it's name - that corner grocer with a pretty good beer selection that you know you always want to go back to, wondering to yourself "what's Soo Corner Store going to have today?" Pretty clean store that had good service every time I used to go in. Prices were reasonable and just down the street from where I used to work and also from where I used to go fishing. Nothing like nabbing some salmon, cleaning them up and then grabbing a sixer of Two Hearted back then.

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3 Corners Grill & Tap

in Downers Grove, Illinois

4.03/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Location was begging for a competent option and 3Corners stepped up.
Large open floorplan for the U-shaped bar surrounded by high-tops, booths and 4-tops to serve 100 or so. The bar itself will seat 25 and there is another room for 30 or so that can be a private party area. In addition they have an interesting outdoor patio that easily seats another 40 patrons.
Beer selection is strong with 30 rotating pulls ant another 30 or so cans/bottles.
Service is attentive and knowledgable. Prices are comparable for the market, and the immediate market is thankful and competitive.
Food is very good, I especially like the buffalo shrimp.
Thank you to all three corners.

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Brass Rail Deli

in Campbelltown, Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8% | Avg: 4.34
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Clean little shop that offers food so they can get around the PA law of being able to do mix a six and still have a pretty good lineup. I saw The Lost Abbey in there a couple of times. Half Acre shows up every now and again, but limited beers. Deschutes - high end and easy to find stuff can be found here. Place works for me when I'm in the area.

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The Union Beer House

in Lebanon, Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +8.1% | Avg: 3.97
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

My parents live in Lebanon, so whenever I go to visit, this is pretty much the best bottle/can shop that's in the Lebanon area. Mak is their beer guy and he's super easy to talk with and deal with too. He keeps the store in ship shape. Some bottles in the front, cooler is along the side roving to the back and parallel to a warm shelf of bottles and cans that people can do mix-a-six which is what I usually do. And it's the usual suspects for PA distro - Deschutes, Boulevard, Bell's, Founders, New Holland, Half Acre (sometimes), Dogfish Head, Smuttynose, Ommegang, Allagash, Great Lakes, Evil Twin, Two Roads, Stone, and even limited Anchorage at times. I say check it out if you're in the area.

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Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

in Paso Robles, California

4.2/5  rDev +1.9% | Avg: 4.12
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Visiting PR for a wine tasting event with the relatives, and took a break from the wine to visit this place.

Really impressed by the size and layout of the brewery, and liked the tasting room as well. As you come inside and meander over to the left, there's a good size wrap around bar (holding roughly seats I think), with a smattering of tables and chairs as well. Was here fairly early on a Friday afternoon, but there was still a fair size crowd enjoying the cool, well air conditioned, dark ambiance of the place, along with the 6 or 7 flat screen TV's on the wall. Service was a bit slow at first (to the point I was starting to get annoyed), but when I was finally served, it was pretty outstanding. The staff was knowledgeable and engaging, and when I expressed an interest in the Fortem IPA (only available in cans unfortunately), the bartender pour me a sample of a can he happened to have open.

In terms of the beer, I think there were roughly 20 FW beers on tap, along with cans to go of different items. The tap selection consisted of around 7 of the low abv., core beers (DBA, 31, Union Jack, etc.), and then a variety of limited release beer and BA stuff. Got a sample of the adversus and Generation one, along with the feral one, the hefe and the 20 anniversary beer. I was not impressed with the feral one and remain convinced that this is just not FW's strong suit. However, the IPA's were all outstanding (including the fortem), and the XX and hefe were both quite excellent.

Didn't try the food here, but what I saw looked pretty good. This place is definitely worth a pit stop any time I'm in the area from now on.

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Vermont Tap House - Rutland

in Rutland, Vermont

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

As the Vermont Tap House chain continues, their second establishment located on the main drag in Rutland is a nice quaint and cozy place to grab some Vermont beers, they actually don't have HF the last time I was there, but they're trying to get the easier to find HF beers there (guessing Susan or Edward, I'm thinking they're probably trying for). The food is the same recipes as the ones in Williston, and the chefs do a good job of keeping it pretty much right on par for the same as in Williston. It's either this or Hop n' Moose which are your top tier options while in Rutland. Give it a shot if you're in town.

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Bottle & Keg

in Roanoke, Indiana

1/5  rDev -72.4% | Avg: 3.62
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

I will never go in here again. I was called a BITCH and told to leave when i brought my 10 month old daughter in to get my husband beer while he was at work. I would rather drive to Fort Wayne then give them any of oiur money

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