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The Courtyard Brewery

in New Orleans, Louisiana

4.38/5  rDev -2.9% | Score: 4.51
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Really cool looking place and venue. Definitely 'hipster' with quality having an older but with a good bit of character feel too it. Great service and friendly staff. Outdoor seating was also available. The beer selection was VERY good of both house and guest taps. Will be coming here again next time I am in New Orleans.

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Barreled Souls Brewing Company

in Saco, Maine

4.43/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.43
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Fun place, interesting brews, really special if you like Barreled Aged big beers.

Lots of space outdoors in nice weather, corn hole, chairs, rails to lean on.

Inside it is clean, lots of seating made out of barrels, rustic, small bar with stools.

Tons of variety including big BA brews, IPA, sours. Multi size pours makes it easy to try a bunch of stuff.

Lots of swag, growlers and they had bottles available to go when I was there. The bottles were hand numbered.

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ABC Fine Wine & Spirits

in Orlando, Florida

3.57/5  rDev -2.5% | Score: 3.66
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

It is a typical ABC store, not a lot of vibe to the place but it was clean and well light.

There were several/many cases of cold beer along the wall and a couple of aisles of beer on the shelves. The beers were available as singles or in 4/6 packs as well as bombers (and larger packaging). Seasonals were mostly correct, a couple of leftover singles of non-Fall seasonals but that acceptable very early in the fall. Most of the IPAs I checked were pretty fresh.

The staff at the store was friendly and willing to help (including offering to carry my purchases out to the car but did not really have much specific beer knowledge (though the mentioned the beer guy was not working at the time).

Good selection of FL breweries (which is what I spent my time looking at) as well as other craft offerings. Nothing crazy here but solid, fresh offerings.

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Craftbeer Corner Coeln

in Köln, Germany

3.71/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.71
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25

This is Cologne's first and only proper craft beer bar, which is located right on the edge of the old town district in a rather quiet little street away from the hustle and bustle. They have 15 beers on tap (plus a bunch of bottled beers), three of which are house beers (Wieß, Wheat Beer, IPA) and 12 of which rotate all the time. They will usually be european beers, with a good portion being taken up by german breweries, but they also have some more international beers from time to time. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen a US beer there, but they recently had two rather nice NZ beers for example. The house beers aren't that great, to be honest, but the other stuff is *mostly* top notch and they really try to keep up a good variety of different styles. I really have had some fantastic beers there and it's pretty rare that you get a bad one. They are not allowed to call their "Wieß" Kölsch because it's unfiltered and not brewed within Cologne, by the way.

The atmosphere is somewhat rustic, with some light modern touches. It's rather nice and comfy, really (apart from the bar stools which are slightly too low for the counter), but perhaps a little bland. The music is quiet and inoffensive, offering various styles. The crowd tends to be slightly older than what you might expect from a craft beer bar and can be a little snobbish at times. This is probably because the place is rather expensive, especially by Cologne's standards. Students can't afford to drink here. Just to give you an idea, the rotating beers are between 4.50€ and 8.50€ (most commonly 5-7€) for 300ml, which will set you back 2.50€ to 3.00€ for a standard, industrial beer in a normal bar.

What mostly lets the place down is the service, which is REALLY hit and miss depending on who's tending the counter. Some of the guys and gals are pretty nice and helpful, but others can be kinda grumpy at the best of times and downright rude at others. And to be honest, even the nicer seeming staff could probably make more of an effort to make you feel genuinely welcome.

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

in Ardmore, Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +7.6% | Score: 4.1
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

First time ever at an Iron Hill facility. Very clean and modern.
My wife and I stopped in, just after noon this past Monday. There was about 8 people there when we arrived, so the timing did not warrant a 'vibe'. We had a seat at the bar, and informed the young lady upon our arrival, that we'd like to get some food, before trying a couple of beers. She was quick to get our order in, and was a fantastic brewpub/bartender. She immediately engaged us for our tastes, our likes and dislikes.. and off we went. The food arrived fast, and we settled on trying a flight. During the tasting, she gauged where to go from there. At one point I inquired about a beer that was sold only in cans.. to which she popped the top on one and gave my wife and I a sample. All during our talks, she was letting us try small samples and kept us informed on each brew.

The food was very good, and as ordered. The beer(s) had some really good flavors, so of course we didn't walk out empty handed. We were only there just over an hour, but my wife and I both enjoyed our visit, the conversation, and the attention we received. Iron Hill will be getting more of our business! Great job M!!

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Hopwater Distribution

in San Francisco, California

4.54/5  rDev +6.6% | Score: 4.26
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Neat spot, very unassuming front opens into a fairly airy but intimate space. The selection of beers is broad, and well chosen to highlight the wide variety of local brewers. The food is delicious, and the service friendly and pleasant. I'd go back again with pleasure.

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Wine Country Bottle Shop

in Shreveport, Louisiana

4.86/5  rDev +24.6% | Score: 3.9
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Lots of great beers from local breweries as well as other Louisiana breweries. Very friendly and helpful staff. They are very willing to get answers for you on items they don't have and their availability. Always fresh Great Raft Brewing beers. Their section changes alot because they are majority wine focused but like having a fun beer selection.

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Forager Brewing Company

in Rochester, Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.5% | Score: 4.45
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Very nice brewery in Rochester. Excellent experience. Well made beers, great service, and a very nice facility. All of these made for an enjoyable visit. Well worth a visit if you are anywhere near here.

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Walking Tree Brewery

in Vero Beach, Florida

5/5  rDev +13.1% | Score: 4.42
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

There is nothing else like it in Vero. The building is massive and has a ton of character. There is nearly always a crowd, and plenty of space. With 20+ taps as well as wine, coffee on nitro, cider, kombucha, soda, and snacks. Live music on the weekends and they often have a food truck. A fun family friendly brewery!

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Birch's on the Lake Brewhouse & Supperclub

in Long Lake, Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev -1.2% | Score: 4.09
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

An on the lake supper club with lower level brew house. Good view of Long Lake on the patio. Fire pit outside with aromatic wood smoke. Larger parking lot, and select time valet parking.
As an Brew Club member, the benefits are a pint sample of all new brews (within three days of release), a monthly growler fill of one's choice, and discounts on brewmaster dinners (which are quite tasty). The Brew Club cost was $25, which included one growler, which is filled with the monthly fill.
Suburban, lake vibe at the bar, multiple monitors for viewing (local sports), and live music on weekends. Also can sit inside with lake view or outside on the patio. Rotating special dinner selections on Monday.
Menu changes with the seasons, but is both priced to the neighborhood and above average.
Service is attentive, keeping in mind that the limited staff serves multiple areas of the establishment.
Beer line is eight taps, with full service bar. Beer is always very fresh. Beer choices are geared to suit the neighborhood.
I enjoy my stops for new beer samples and for growler fills.

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Sand City Brewing Co.

in Northport, New York

4.7/5  rDev +6.8% | Score: 4.4
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Went there after running the Cow Harbor 10k.

Walk in to a crowded tap room. The atmosphere is typically functional with not a lot of frills.

The beer is incredible.

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

in Brooklyn, New York

4.84/5  rDev +17.8% | Score: 4.11
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

This is an incredible food and beer spot in Brooklyn.

The tap list features locals from other half and Brooklyn Brewery and a limited beer made for them by Middle Ages.

Not to mention the food is amazing.

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Threes Brewing

in Brooklyn, New York

5/5  rDev +18.5% | Score: 4.22
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is a great spot. A ten minute walk from Barclays with an awesome vibe and great beer.

Service was spectacular and the beer selection was awesome with house made beers and guests selections from excellent breweries (Suarez and Alchemist to name a few).

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Redd's Biergarten

in Newark, New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.13
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is the sister to Redd's Restaurant and Bar in Carlstadt, NJ, near MetLife Stadium. The Newark location is across the street from the Prudential Center and has a large, lively crowd before and after sports events. However, being located in a quickly redeveloping part of downtown Newark, Redd's has become popular for after work drinks and dinner. It's a testament to the fact that folks feel comfortable hanging out in downtown Newark at night. The tap list is heavily biased toward German beers but Redd's also pours rotating New Jersey craft beers including Carton and Kane. The food menu is basically pub fare but they have pretty good German food including wurst platters. Overall, this place is worth checking out before or after an event at The Rock.

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Gas Full Service Restaurant

in Saint Augustine, Florida

4.1/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.1
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Since we stopped in for an early dinner on a Tuesday night not too long after Hurricane Irma came through (it was not super easy to find because there was not a sign outside, just a small banner), it was not too busy but that it not overly surprising - there were people at about one third of the tables. The place was a smaller/more intimate sized restaurant with a rolling chalkboard that they brought around to tables with the beer list on it. Music was playing at a reasonable volume but it was still easy to carry on conversation. Family friendly as well.

Beers were well poured in a variety of different glass style (based on the beer style) at a proper temperature and with a proper amount of head.

Service was friendly and attentive as well as being knowledgeable about the beers.

There was a pretty decent selection of beers here - a number of different styles and a lot of smaller FL breweries represented.

Food was excellent for American bar food - great burgers and the rueben rolls appetizer.

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Brew Link Brewing Company

in Plainfield, Indiana

4.36/5  rDev +7.4% | Score: 4.06
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I really like this place, the only complaint that I would have is the hours. We've stopped in after dinner on weekdays and they were on last call, but it is what it is. I really love the bartenders here, they are very attentive and are fun to talk to. They do not serve food but have a relationship with a local pizza shop which you can get delivered to the tasting room. I will say that their selection doesn't change very much, but what they do have they do really well. I am a huge fan of the ivory (white stout) and would recommend it. It is the kind of place that you can strike up a conversation with anyone at the bar.

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La Margarita Restaurant and Tequila Bar

in Indianapolis, Indiana

3.84/5  rDev -12.5% | Score: 4.39
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Tried here for my wife's birthday, everything was good but the service was way too slow. The bartender took their time getting the drinks for us, and there really wasn't a reason because it wasn't busier than any other place. We also had a meal here which was as good as any Mexican that I have had, my wife put it at slightly above average. It seems to be more of a tequila place, but the beer selection is very good. Perhaps the night we were there was an off night, but the service was slow enough that we aren't in a hurry to go back.

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Jacob Liquor Exchange - West

in Wichita, Kansas

3.56/5  rDev -0.8% | Score: 3.59
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 2.25

Nice clean store, decent selection of craft 6 packs, one small rack of singles and one small rack of bombers. Employees were friendly and helpful. Overall not a bad store but selection is a bit lacking and there are quite a few better options in west Wichita.

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Staminee De Garre

in Brugge, Belgium

4.34/5  rDev -2.3% | Score: 4.44
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Another must go to place if you can find it. Head north of belfry and to the right corner of the square, 50yards and your looking for a tiny back alley entrance to your right (next to a traditional toy and mannequin store).
Once in, you'll feel like you have found a secret den, you can only sit and will be told to come back if already full.
Beer selection is a little limited and you are generally encouraged to take the house beer!! Personally try something else, but that's just my two pennies worth.

The place does feel like Rennie Artois' cafe in Allo Allo, and the table service from the head honcho is first rate.

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Bierbrasserie Cambrinus

in Brugge, Belgium

4.56/5  rDev +6.5% | Score: 4.28
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

A must go when in Bruges, located about 50 yards North of the main square. Selection on beers is pretty phenomenal given this is a serving establishment. You'll spend ages simply flicking through the beer menu, I always close my eyes, open it and point randomly, and hasn't let me down!
The atmosphere is brilliant especially in the winter months, something appealing about sat on a bar stool with your hands and beer on a brass top bar! Probably/possibly the best place in Bruges on balance.

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Bootlegger's Brewery

in Fullerton, California

4.11/5  rDev +1.7% | Score: 4.04
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Never judge a book by its cover.

Ive never been a huge fan of Bootlegger's label artwork. Cant say why, really. It just sort of seemed cartoony which made me question how serious the operation is. When I went to visit, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that my suspicions couldnt have been more off. Great selection, friendly staff and good beer. I had about 8 tasters in a variety of styles and not one was bad. The tasting room can get a wee bit crowded on Friday/Saturday nights but if youre in the area, give them a go!

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Bottle Logic Brewing

in Anaheim, California

3.98/5  rDev -6.8% | Score: 4.27
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I first visited Bottle Logic a couple years back and although I enjoyed the vibe of the tasting room, I struck out in terms of selection. My first visit was dominated by IPA's and after a while they all started tasting the same. More recently, however, they've stepped up their game. Admittedly I still dont have the best luck with stumbling upon a mind boggling menu when I visit, they're overall variety of beers has increased and so has quality. More impressive than the in-house taplist, Bottle Logic's recent limited bottling have been where the action is at; awesome beers that sell out super fast.

If you're in the area, its worth a visit but unless you happen to go on a release day, the best stuff comes in bottles.

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The Growler Guys

in Portland, Oregon

4.69/5  rDev +5.9% | Score: 4.43
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Killer tap list with great prices. Tasters are 4/$10, or roughly half the price per pint. But a good way to sample before you buy. My only complaint is there is no seating at the bar!

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Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom

in Portland, Oregon

4.77/5  rDev +10.2% | Score: 4.33
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This place gives new meaning to the phrase "well curated." There's a wall of bottles, as well as four fridge units, all of which are tantalizingly tempting. Not to mention the tap handles to enjoy in house or get a fill. Impressive. Most impressive.

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Breakside Brewery

in Portland, Oregon

4.54/5  rDev +6.3% | Score: 4.27
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Breakside was a bit of a letdown in terms of selection as their board had been cleared out of all but their flagship IPA the evening of my visit. In terms of hoppy beers that is. Service was top notch. Try the house made habanero ketchup. Hope to return and spend some more time here on my next Portland visit.

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