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Hermit Thrush Brewery

in Brattleboro, Vermont

4.56/5  rDev +6.3% | Avg: 4.29
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Great selection and the owners are fantastic. Some of the team who serves do not have the best personality but the beer is great and the atmosphere is awesome.

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Sigma Brewing Company

in Houston, Texas

3.5/5  rDev -19.5% | Avg: 4.35
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Cool place that I think is still picking up steam. Beer is good and I think will continue to improve. Staff is somewhat friendly.

This brewery is a "sleeper" for the Houston-area. I think its currently slightly underrated and I think will do big things in a short amount of time. Cant wait to see them further develop!

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Brash Brewing Company

in Houston, Texas

4.18/5  rDev +10.6% | Avg: 3.78
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

This is my favorite Houston brewery - purely in terms of beer. That said, we also do love the vibe of the brewery but realize it may not be for everyone.

Arcade games are cool, juke box olays SUPER loud metal music (i.e. Metallica, Pantera, etc.) Very open space and often a food truck on Fri & Sat.

Employees are super nice, though arent always the most approachable.

Best IPAs coming out of Houston.

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Sour Cellars

in Rancho Cucamonga, California

4.14/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Sour Cellars is located in an industrial park in Rancho Cucamonga. From the outside, you would expect your standard tasting room. No! The interior was very nicely done. It's like you moved back in time and are visiting a parlor. Lighting was dark. Furniture and fabric were period pieces and velvety.

There was a bar and some seating area. It's not a large space. As their name suggests, they only brew and sell sours. They've only been open for about 6 months and their beers are aged for a year, so the beers I had today are probably their first batch. I ordered a flight (their flight #1) which came with 5 beers. I liked 4 of the 5.

Very cool place to visit and enjoy some sours. I'll be back again when in the area.

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in Upland, California

4.22/5  rDev +4.7% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Liquorama in Upland is a bottle shop that carries a large selection. The craft beer selection is the best I've seen in this area of the Inland Empire. I was pleasantly surprised.

There are beers both in coolers and on shelves. They carry a nice selection of local craft beers, German and Belgian beers, and your standard distributed craft beers from around the country. I also did notice when paying for my purchase, a shelf behind the counter with more limited releases. This was my first visit, so I didn't notice until I was at the cashier. So, check that area, if you are looking to see what "harder-to-get" beers they may have at a given time.

If I lived in this area of town, Liquorama would be a regular stop for me.

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Rök House Brewing Company

in Upland, California

4/5  rDev +1% | Avg: 3.96
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Rök House Brewing is located in an industrial park in Upland. Once you enter, you have your tasting area, bar area to order and drink at. There was this cool room to the right with a window into their production area. They had some benches in there but the way it was decorated separated it from their other section. Nice.

I had a flight of tasters. The beers were nice. The server was friendly and attentive.

Enjoyed my visit.

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in Upland, California

4.04/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.11
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Liquorland is located near the municipal airport in Upland.

The cashier was friendly. They had several coolers dedicated to craft beers, bombers and six packs. I saw some nice beers, so kudos to that. The selection isn't expansive but if you're in the area and know what they carry, it's a nice, local place to pick up some craft beers.

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Last Name Brewing

in Upland, California

4.03/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Last Name Brewing is located in Upland right next to their municipal airport in a business park. There is a patio area in front of the entrance. Once you enter, it's a fairly large space with a bar where you order your beers, lots of seating area, and production area in the back. They also had a food vendor set up shop in the back.

The beers were good. I had a flight of tasters. The servers were friendly and nice. It's a nice place to hang out with friends and have beers.

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Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company

in San Francisco, California

3.43/5  rDev -1.7% | Avg: 3.49
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4

The first thing to say about SRBC is that the brewing of beer seems to be in second or third place in their business model. If you go to their website, you'll see information about their food and their cocktails. For beer, you'll see a brief listing of six beers on tap. No info about those beers, their ABV, beer style, or anything else.

And that's kind of what you get at the restaurant. This place is really a restaurant/cocktail bar/beer place, and the beer isn't front and center. That said, I had one taster (wheat sour, mediocre) and one pint (dry stout, pretty good), and the beer was OK. The pluses in my visit were (1) a chance to watch the Warriors/Cavs game #1 in the Outer Sunset neighborhood I happened to be limited to, and (2) a very good goat cheese and kale pizza.

So, BA beer geeks, don't go here for the beer. There are much better places in SF to spend your time at. But, if like me, you find yourself in Outer Sunset, hey, it's worth a stop. Especially if there's a Warriors game on, and you can get a seat near one of the two TVs in this rather large restaurant.

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Selin's Grove Brewing Company

in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -1.2% | Avg: 4.34
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

This small brewery is located in downtown Selinsgrove, Penna. It features both indoor and outdoor seating. The bar area is small and dimly lighted and has the feel of an old fashioned Pennsylvania tavern. The outdoor area is also small but pleasant. There is another room with tables. The food is well-prepared and tasty. There are 7-8 beers on draught. The quality of the beer ranges from okay to excellent. The servers are friendly. Overall, this establishment is a nice place to enjoy fine, locally produced beer. I particularly enjoyed the outdoor seating.

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Sunset Grill & Tap

in Allston, Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -10.2% | Avg: 4.22
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

They have a big tap list . . . but no top end beers. My stomach is still fuct up from the food 3+ hrs later. I would recommend Lulu's instead if you're in the area

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Twisted Cypress Brewing Company

in Charleston, South Carolina

3.57/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.57
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Enjoyed the first but quick trip, one of the owners gave us the history and was welcoming. The place is an old moose lodge that the owners fixed up and brew in. While it is not fancy inside it does have a cool local vibe that I like. They did a great job on use of repurposing materials to finish the inside. Since it is a micro brewery they can run out of some brews but they had at least 5 or 6 to choose from when I went. They have an outside area out back but I didn't check it out. I would recommend to check it out. Beers I had were average to above average brews. They also serve coffee too in the mornings.

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Pinocchio's Restaurant

in Media, Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +2.7% | Avg: 4.41
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Love this place. They have a deep selection, the guys are very knowledgeable, and their events are always eventful. The prices are a little marked up, but the availability of 25 beers on tap, and ability to get crowlers of those beers makes it an absolute gem. Food is standard pizza joint fare and is always good. You can sit in the restaurant with the fam or drink and bottle shop in the beer garden which has more great beers per square inch than just about anywhere else locally!

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Bent Hill Brewery

in Braintree, Vermont

3.86/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Killer view. Perched on a Vermont hillside, the brewery is undergoing a renovation to expend the tasting room. Still a bit rough, but very cool space. 4 beers on tap... really enjoyed the 30/30. An interesting excursion.

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Barrel Head Brewhouse

in San Francisco, California

3.88/5  rDev -7.2% | Avg: 4.18
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Surprisingly lively on a Saturday afternoon. Excellent quality across their range of styles, from English to German to Belgian. Sat at the bar, so service should have been attentive, but it was difficult to get the bartender's focus. Didn't have any of the food, but everything that went past us smelled fantastic!

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New Oberpfalz Brewing

in Griffith, Indiana

4.93/5  rDev +18.8% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Favorite local place. Great beer. Great food. Great people. Wonderful patio area. They just keep getting better. Plus, they aren't afraid to enjoy the musical stylings of Canada"s premier power trio.

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in Bar Harbor, Maine

4.57/5  rDev +12.3% | Avg: 4.07
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

The place to go for craft beer in bar harbor. Draft list was about 20 beers with a mostly Maine focus, otherwise New England. Sat at the outside bar and had an awesome server. Been to about half dozen restaurants while vacationing here so far and this is the spot to go for anyone that is reading place reviews on this website.

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Dunagan Brewing Co.

in Tacoma, Washington

3.11/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.46
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2 | service: 5 | selection: 2.25

First time to this (relatively) new brewery. I will have to try it again, and some different beers next time. Honestly, friends had gone soon after it's opening and literally said "don't go" and "beer is not good" so decided I'd go myself on a quiet evening.

Sad to say I had perhaps the first beer I have ever considered unprintable...I seriously questioned my own palate as I tried to quaff it and simply could not. Luckily, the very nice owner offered to replace it. FYI, it was their only IPA on tap, a session with Simcoe hops, I think 5.7% or so and very lightly hopped. Had a replacement of the rye porter, which was better and drinkable, but with the same sour aftertaste. Not sure...bad yeast perhaps? Or, I just have no palate match at all for their beers...certainly a possibility.

Reason for the reviews? IPA was the worst I've ever had...I even asked if it was intentionally made as a sour. The rest of my review is very fair...I have been to many, many breweries/tap rooms in the US and abroad. Some places just don't get it done...hoping they can improve or perhaps I'm just not gonna be their typical customer and others like the beer. Love their drive and desire to build a brewery...the products I tried? Not so much unfortunately.

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Pavilion Discount Beverage

in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

3.87/5  rDev -3.3% | Avg: 4
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

A much larger store area dedicated to beer than at the other liquor/wine/beer places that I have stopped - the beer/wine section was about 50% of the store space...otherwise it had the vibe of a grocery store/drug store - just a place to grab something and leave. Not really anyone hanging around and any discussions between patrons.

There is a handful of decently long aisles dedicated to craft beer as well as a couple of cooler doors. Probably the largest amount of shelf space I have seen dedicated to craft in the area but be sure to check dates and seasonals as I saw a couple that were more than a touch out of season. I should note there is a small section of singles available.

The cashier was friendly and quick but did not seem to have any special beer knowledge though I happened to luck into a distributor rep being in the store giving me some information on things that I had just missed and what was coming soon.

This place probably has the largest selection in the Myrtle/North Myrtle area that I have visited over the last couple of years (since Piggly Wiggly Market Commons closed) - I did stay towards the Northern end of Myrtle so I have not checked out any of the places in Pawleys/Surfside/Murrells Inlet. There was a decent selection of local/regional (Southeast/South)/national craft brands as well as a few that I had not seen in any other local shops. Decent selection of international beers with a heavier focus on Germany/England/Belgium and a handful of South American/Caribbean beers.

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Independent Brewing Co.

in Bel Air, Maryland

4.94/5  rDev +13.8% | Avg: 4.34
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A beer focused, per friendly establishment serving only 23 of their own brews. Only 2 tv's which are rarely on promoting socialization. No kitchen, only a rotating line up of food trucks out back - place your order and they bring the food to you. Occasional live music. Indoor and outdoor seating. Great line up of beers and comfortable vibe.

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Triple Voodoo Brewing

in San Francisco, California

3.81/5  rDev +4.1% | Avg: 3.66
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Relatively mellow vibe at what we thought would be peak time on a Friday night. Good quality across a broad range. Service was fine, walking up to the bar. Broad selection including Belgian styles, English, and Pils. Enjoyed the experience overall.

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Portsmouth Book & Bar

in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -0.7% | Avg: 4.06
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

On vacation in Portsmouth so we decided to go to this place. Very nice atmosphere overall.

It has the feel of a nice library with a cafe. Tables near the middle, couches across the space, and an outdoor area with tables. Tons of books galore, in rows and book cases. This atmosphere made It a great area to study, read, and have a drink.

In terms of drink, you can have the wide variety of coffee and non-alcoholic drinks or, what seems to be, a nicely chose draft and bottle list. Beers like Sixpoint, Jack's Abby, and the local Liar's Bench were on tap.

Overall, a very unique place to read and have a drink.

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Woodland Empire Ale Craft

in Boise, Idaho

3.85/5  rDev -7% | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

13 ME beers I tap plus 1 cider and 1 kombucha. Bets were good off better except for one lousy Berliner weisse. Pinball machines [3] and a superb food stop out back with deliver really raise the attractiveness of this micro brewery.

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Boiler Brewing Co.

in Lincoln, Nebraska

4.65/5  rDev +6.7% | Avg: 4.36
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Classy place, the brick work and tanks behind bar give this place a nice feel. Informative staff. Tons of beers for a small brewery. If they have time the staff love to talk about the local beer scene.

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Great Rhythm Brewing Company

in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

4.09/5  rDev -3.1% | Avg: 4.22
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

On vacation so I stopped in here. The brewery is located on a road near downtown. It's location away from the downtown offers it plenty of parking, which was nice.

You enter and you have the brewery to your right and probably about 8-10 tables on your left. In the front is a wide range of taps; some kicked for this particular day, but in general it looked like they offered 9 to 12 taps. The freezer behind the bar had numerous 4-packs. Many of the brewery's offerings seemed to be offered by can.

The bartender was extremely friendly and helpful to me. She provided detailed info on the beers that were useful in my purchasing decisions.

Overall, a great location for a brewery; away from busy downtown. And very cozy with friendly staff,

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