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in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
4.31/5 rDev +0.9% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
Fermentaria is great for the beer lover with kids who (rightly) felt weird bringing their brood with them to BrewCafe. It is large, open and can get kind of loud. Jean's drawings adorn the walls, so you know exactly where you are.
I love their beer, so CHECK on that box. The menu offers more than the BrewCafe, and once again executes at a high level on what they have. Love the burger and the chicken sandwich. Wings are very good. Tacos are very good.
Depending on where you are sitting, you can get lost from time to time...
I am a fan, will be back ASAP!
in Omaha, Nebraska
4.18/5 rDev +6.1% | Avg: 3.94
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
This place is great, definitely a restaurant, but it has an amazing beer selection Everything from your English macro brews to smaller regional brews (Zipline, Boulevard) to great standards (delirium tremens).
Order the fish and chips, it's the best thing on the menu.
in Omaha, Nebraska
3.99/5 rDev -1.2% | Avg: 4.04
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5
This is a good stop to try some regional brews and enjoy some good food. Definitely more of a restaurant vibe, little open / standing space. I usually make this a stop when I'm with a big group on a bar crawl.
The selection of beers is pretty good probably around 30 or so. The black butte porter is delicious, the vanilla bean blonde is horrible you get the idea.
Good food. Lots of fried stuff, but in a nice way. The scotch egg and a basket of fries can keep one very happy through several rounds.
Also right across the street from one of Omaha's most secret bars, good luck.
in Tampa, Florida
4.03/5 rDev -10% | Avg: 4.48
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5
Cool feeling inside with a lively crowd of people. Had a nice selection of their beers and for the most part has friendly staff.
The tour is a must and I personally had a great tour guide. Highly recommend to anyone who appreciates beer. Cigar City definitely knows what they are doing. The gift shop on site has a nice selection of gear with fair prices. Have fun!
in Glendale, Arizona
3.18/5 rDev -25.4% | Avg: 4.26
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75
Drove to Arizona for spring training this March 2017, located this place based on good reviews on BA. Went in an WOW! Huge selection. Can't imagine they didn't have anything I wanted from the southwest (I am a beer can collector). Located the singles area and spent a half hour filling up almost 3 cases of cans. Locals, New Mexico, California, Colorado, Utah...they seemed to have it all. Drove home immediately after.
I get home 2 days later, put as many as I can in the fridge, then drink a few. About #4 in..is this bad or...Is this skunk?...then I see it was dated January 2016! I look at a few others and several others are dated prior to June 2016. OMG! I've never look at date stamps in the store, and I've been to hundreds across the country in the past 20 years, after all I am a beer can collector, so that's what I do. But I have to say this is the most disappointed in age that I've ever been. Of the almost 3 cases, I had to dump 16 cans (so far) because they were so freakin' old! Shame on me, yes, but COME ON! Clear the old inventory!
The cashier was very friendly, so they have that going for them.
in Munster, Indiana
4.95/5 rDev +13.3% | Avg: 4.37
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
Like going metal heads basement... in heaven. Went for the beer, which is awesome, but the food was amazing. Offering many styles I did not expect, all damn good.
in Colorado Springs, Colorado
4.34/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.41
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Decent vibe. No real theme in terms of decor, but pleasant finish. A very busy place and on the higher end of the decibel meter. Not too loud, but it is a place where you have to speak up a bit at your table to the other people. Beer quality is quite impressive. Many different styles of beer are offered and they are created to style. Great quality beers. Many guest taps as well. Service is decent. Of course on the really busy nights it takes longer to get waited on than a slower night. Food is amazing so far. I have been a few times with different friends and we always get 3 or 4 appetizers and share. Wow, the potato/fries appetizers are great. The Reuben 'egg roll' is absolutely amazing. Probably my favorite brewpub in C-Springs.
in Colorado Springs, Colorado
4.26/5 rDev +3.6% | Avg: 4.11
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
Decent vibe here and a comfortable place to meet. Noise level is high enough where you don't feel like you have to whisper, but it isn't too loud either. Great quality beers. Many barrel aged beers (saisons and sours for the most part). Many cellared bottles that can be purchased. 6 hour beers. Many other barrel aged and specialty beers. Decent selection of guest beers. Food is decent. Seems pricey, but some selections are higher end ingredients.
in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
4.13/5 rDev +1.2% | Avg: 4.08
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Located in a former bank in downtown Sioux Falls. The taproom has the industrial vibe softened by (appropriately) lots of hand-crafted wood. Caters to a diverse crowd. Usually 10 or so of their own beers on tap, a couple of guest beers and often, a cider.
Quality is uniformly good to excellent with lots of styles represented.
Food is not available but you can bring in your own or order from a nearby restaurant.
Worth a visit.
in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
4.11/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.11
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
I really enjoyed this place even though it is located in a much more up and coming section of W-S that is transitioning from former industrial to more consumer oriented businesses. The place is big and with the nice weather open to the outside with high ceilings making it feel open, though a touch loud on a busy Saturday afternoon. The crowd was mixed - 20 somethings up to retirees and it seemed like a lot of the people were regulars. The place had a fun enjoyable energy to it.
Beers were well poured in proper glassware for the style and served at a reasonable temperature/amount of head. They serve tasters, 10 oz, and pints of the beers with an option to take stuff home in crowlers. I saw them using tulip/snifter and nonic pints while I was there.
Service was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about the product while being quite busy - happy to let you have a quick little taste before making a decision.
They had a decent range of styles available - gose, English brown, Irish red, stout, APA, IPA, and wheat - considering they had only been open for about 11 weeks.
in Middlesex, New Jersey
3.34/5 rDev -16.1% | Avg: 3.98
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25
Service was good. What is it with NJ's idiotic law you have to take a brewery tour (and this one was two minutes) before you can drink in the brewery? Cozy spot, nicely decorated. Beers were...meh. Had eight in two flights and nothing I thought was outstanding. How they best out Kane for best in NJ I have no clue.
in Dubrovnik, Croatia (Hrvatska)
3.63/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.63
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 2
Great atmosphere (smoking allowed). Beer selection is limited. Best option is the San Servolo. The dark is decent but the light is a wheat style done pretty well. Glam cafe has much better selection and is right across from D'Vino wine bar - one of the best in the city
in Binghamton, New York
3.99/5 rDev +5.3% | Avg: 3.79
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon for a burger and a few beers. A nice set with a bar with about 10 stools. Tables for lunch or dinner and the brewery is tucked away on the side. A nice downtown spot and location. Great bartender who was able to answer all and any questions.
The beers were good as well as the burger. A nice selection and variation of beers. They had a rotating rye on which was nice and a new session IPA.
I recommend checking the place out when you are in town
in Grand Rapids, Michigan
3.61/5 rDev -17.4% | Avg: 4.37
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5
The brewery did a marvelous job remodeling a former furniture showroom in an historic building. The pub's physical space and vibe is one of the most attractive in GR (along with Brewery Vivant). My group didn't try anything on the food menu. As for the beer, I tried five of them, and unfortunately, I really liked only one, a brown ale. Nonetheless, I'll certainly make a return visit to try more of their beers, for I think Creston Brewery has a good start and much potential to become a stellar pub.
in West Hartford, Connecticut
4.01/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.93
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5
Obviously, their selection will improve with time. Only 4 beers on tap, but they just opened a few weeks ago, so they get a pass. The Cloudbreak IPA is outstanding! My only complaint is the noise. They need to install some sound buffers in the ceiling!
in Denver, Colorado
4.43/5 rDev +16.3% | Avg: 3.81
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Bright lights and a good trunk greeted us on arrival. Space is very open, virtually all part of the patio thus Sara our dachshund felt very welcome. Young crowd of 20s and early 30s. Very friendly and social vibe!
in Flagstaff, Arizona
3.89/5 rDev -8.7% | Avg: 4.26
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
Nice vibes here, a great place to visit with my puppy! Very friendly atmosphere, greater service, just wish there was more space! I'd also love to see a full draft list from Mother Road in the future. Although their guest drafts are very tasty! A couple appearances from Lumberyard and The Shop Beer Co. when I visited.
in Houston, Texas
2.99/5 rDev -2.6% | Avg: 3.07
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.25 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5
An interesting location. Within the same block as Last Concert and whatever Oxheart is going to be in the future. A small tap room with an L shaped bar and some tables scattered around. Friendly and cozy, and the service is really good. The owner/brewer chats it up with some customers and everyone is really friendly.
Only three beers on my visit. A blonde, Honey Hefe, and a Stout. Nothing was really impressive. Seeing the plastic fermentation barrels with really no temp control didn't make for the best impression on quality control. Everything tasted almost the same, and sugary sweet. Which is a little odd considering none of the beer styles should have anything in common. They seem under attenuated and unfinished, but what do I know? I definitely had a hard time coming up with anything other than a generic sweet profile for their beers though.
Got to love the guys that work here, and the location is pretty neat. Though the limited, and oddly similar tasting profile across styles didn't do much for me. Hopefully they can get a bit more professional, with a better identity with time. As is, pretty amateurish, to be blunt.
in Gainesville, Florida
4.59/5 rDev +9.8% | Avg: 4.18
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Visited on a Friday night, all the taps were their own beers,. Four or five "pilot batch" beers. The only year round beer that I had was Wakullkah, their Hef, which was very nice. I also enjoyed a black IPA and Belgian IPA.
Large outdoor area with kids playground. No Dawgs allowed. Always been a food truck when I visited. TV's and games available. Capacious bike parking with a cool mural.
in North Hampton, New Hampshire
3.9/5 rDev -2% | Avg: 3.98
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75
Stopped in here for lunch today and finally ate here. So the tasting room is in an old barn with some beer garden type seating out back. Maybe 30 seats at the bar off to the left of the space with probably a dozen or so long tables that seat 6 to 8 people. Decent menu with fresh farm to table ingredients. My burger was really good, the beans not so much. They had a dozen beers on tap, the 4 I had were quite good. Service was quick, my lunch was a little pricey at 23 dollars. Nice space, I would go back again.
in San Diego, California
4.57/5 rDev +6% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25
Had an excellent time checking out all the Micro-Breweries in North Park. Mike Hess was our first stop and we were not disappointed. The space and vibe were excellent. Huge fan of the Graprefruit Solis. I will definitely be back the next time I visit San Diego.
in Charlotte, North Carolina
4.68/5 rDev +4.7% | Avg: 4.47
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
Huge fan of this Plaza Midwood Brewery. The quality of their beer rates up there with any I have had before. Big fan of the "Don't Haze Me Bro", a collaboration with Lenny Boy Brewing.
in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
3.75/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.75
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Just visited the Fernson downtown taproom for the first time. This one is not at the brewery, but downtown on what is quickly becoming beer row on 8th st. The taptender was great, friendly and excellent service. The selection was eight Fernson beers. I like that they have diversified their styles. The place is not huge, perhaps would seat 30 or so, but lots of open space to stand also. It is in a nicely renovated older building with high ceiling, big windows. It was mid-day and even though cloudy it was bright in there with no lights on. They only get Fernson beers that are in distribution - to get one-off small-batch beers you need to go to the brewery taproom.
in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
4.11/5 rDev +0.2% | Avg: 4.1
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
The Fridge.... how do I love The Fridge? Let me count the ways!
Basic, simple concept in a kind of weird triangular shaped building - I'm not sure anyone could have come up with a better use for it! There are a few seats outside, and as you enter there's a counter with fresh baked flatbreads (they call it pizza), and a row of 8 glass door coolers to the left. Each beer is clearly marked with a price, and you just grab it and bring it up to pay for it, and at that point you can get a glass if you'd like (and I'd always recommend you drink from a glass, even if it is The Alchemist's Heady Topper!). I should also point out, there are 10 taps of pretty good stuff available as well.
The decor is fairly basic and sparse, which is what you want in a small space, except for the decorative antique cast-iron stove that's a centerpiece fronted by brown leather chairs. I'd imagine in fall and winter you'd want to gather 'round as it can probably get fairly cool in there. The floor is grey concrete, and the walls are reddish-orange and yellow, and it all ties together nicely. There also appears to be some local art available for sale hanging on the walls.
Back to the beer, there's also about 8 feet worth of shelving that holds specialty bottles, both large and small, for sale at reasonable prices, especially given the size of the place.
Finally, music rounds it out. The sound system is neither too loud nor too soft, and clear. Put it all together - great "pizza", great beers, a clean basic space, and great music make it a great place to hang out.
in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
3.68/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.68
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75
While I love Isaac's, I just don't love them for beer. It's an interesting place that looks kind of like a food court (with a little bar tucked in back), and they've got crazy sandwiches, but they've only got 8 beers on tap and most of them are average. Well, craft-brew average - there's no crap on tap. But you'd expect that right, they have to service the masses, it's not a bar, it's a deli. And yes, there are a few bottles as well, roughly 12, but again, they're basic. So I can give it a thumbs up, and even recommend it for lunch over the other local spots (Annie Bailey's, Spring House Taproom, The Dispensary, etc.) based on quality and price, but I wouldn't make it a beer destination.