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Mellow Mushroom

in Evans, Georgia

3.78/5  rDev +2.7% | Avg: 3.68
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Typical MM location, 'cept this one seems like it needs a facelift/updating....expect the usual variety of flavorful pizzas, respectable but nothing special taps and the typical (fake) hippie vibe...taps were on the dissappointing side, too many very standard options and minimal locals or otherwise very interesting options...with the "highlight" being some Terrapin Hopsecutioner...yawn....stop in for a bite of decent pizza, but dont expect many overly interesting beer options

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Payette Brewing

in Boise, Idaho

3.84/5  rDev +3.5% | Avg: 3.71
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Based on 3 visits in June 2017.
Innovative and varied list of beers on tap. Variable quality. Flights available. No food but frequent food trucks at night. Large outdoors area plus a largish interior - lends a laidback atmosphere even when crowded. Nicely located on the greenway. Very friendly staff.

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Bittercreek Alehouse & Red Feather Lounge

in Boise, Idaho

3.91/5  rDev -7.3% | Avg: 4.22
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Based on 3 visits, not counting one where i couldn't get a seat for dinner, in June 2017.
Extensive, varied, and well documented (menu) list of beers on tap. Focus is on 'local' (WY, Idaho, Oregon) beers. Some rarities on tap each visit. Very good food with excellent presentation.

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Tap & Bottle

in Tucson, Arizona

4.42/5  rDev -5.8% | Avg: 4.69
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

An absolutely phenomenal place that uses mostly correct beer glassware along with a bunch of high end breweries' beers to some breweries that I didn't recognize as I was only in Arizona for a visit at that time. Very clean with a nice semi-rustic sort of feel to the place. Should be a beer destination to the beer geek going to Arizona and able to spend some time in the Tucson area.

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Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

in Kalamazoo, Michigan

4.29/5  rDev +2.1% | Avg: 4.2
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

While cool in theory, the changing beer prices are actually pretty annoying. I don't like anything which makes me want to wait to order a beer. Food was good, tasty sandwich and exceptionally good friends. Service was weirdly friendly (my waitress's hard core eye contact and smile is still freaking me out a bit). That said, the beer selection was good enough that I'd definitely go back (and it's not like Kzoo is hurting for options).

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What Ales You?

in Burlington, Vermont

4.7/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.7
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Yeah, I really need to say something about this spectacular beer bar. Service is spectacular and the place is always clean. They have roughly mostly rotating 20 taps with fabulous beers. These guys don’t joke around when it comes to what they keep on tap here. With Focal and Heady in cans here, figured I better say something since no one seems to know about this little "gem" of Burlington. I don’t always give a 5 for vibe but when it’s due, it’s due. And no, I don’t work for them. Looking forward to seeing more people check this place out.

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Noble Hops

in Oro Valley, Arizona

4.31/5  rDev +4.6% | Avg: 4.12
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

When I was married, years ago when I went to visit my mother-in-law in Oro Valley, she knew this place was within walking distance of her apartment complex, little did I know or she knew was that this was a hidden gem! Holy moley and a half! I had my first Epic beer ever, their barleywine, a nice porter from Maui Brewing Company and some San Tan and some others that night, woooeee, I think I floated back to her place, haha, but anyways on the serious side, food was very good. And the rest of the crew, my son and ex wife were pleased. Service was really good too. If you're passing through Oro Valley, this is the place I suggest!

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The Market at La Comisaria

in Modesto, California

4.58/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.58
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This is the best bottle shop in Modesto. There are 4 refrigerators filled with quality beers by a beer enthusiast owner, Patrick, who is friendly and willing to help. It's in a bit of a weird location on seventh street next to what seems like a not-in-use taco truck parking lot, and they don't have super convenient hours, but the quality is excellent. Pricing is very fair, and they will often have things that other stores in the area do not carry. If you need a spot to pick up some good beer in Modesto, this is it!

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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery - Pine Street Brewery

in Burlington, Vermont

4.14/5  rDev +2.7% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Really nice brewery right across the street from Queen City Brewery and just down the street from Citizen Cider. So if you don’t like Zero Gravity’s beers, just go across the street or walk up the street to Citizen Cider. Lots of bar space along with tables. Paraphernalia and some canned beers off to the right. Service seems to keep up with the peak times. Give it a shot if you’re in this part of Burlington.

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The Union Beer Store

in Miami, Florida

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

No food at this place, just amazing beer. Glad we stopped by before heading out of Miami! Dave the bartender provided excellent service and recommendations, and encouraged us to bring in food from a neighborhood place (since their kitchen is not open yet). Decor is beer-oriented, with splashes of old school WWE/WWF flair (coasters/one TV and Mortal Kombat cab). Beer choices were excellent (though, due to a Bruery Takeover, it didn't have quite as many Florida beers as we had hoped, since we are from the West Coast). Nevertheless, Dave pulled out all the stops, including pulling out a Hunahpu's Stout from the back "bottle fridge" to share with us and the other 3 folks at the bar. After having our few beers and lunch from the place across the street, we picked out some bottles+cans from their refrigerators to take home (yay, trip souvenirs!) on the plane with us and packed up to head to the airport. Good luck to the owners here and hope to see you on our next trip out!

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Windham Wines

in Brattleboro, Vermont

3.57/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.36
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Might be mainly a wine place, still, this isn’t a bad place to look for some beers while in Brattleboro. Service is good, I will say that at least they ask you, but at the same time, there’s not a whole lot of beer knowledge to be honest.

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M & M Beverage & Bottle Redemption Center

in Montpelier, Vermont

3/5  rDev -2.9% | Avg: 3.09
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75

Nothing to see here, really as Long Trail, Rock Art and Otter Creek seem to grace the shelves prominently more than other Vermont breweries. And not exactly the cleanest of places either. Value is reasonable, but you’re in Montpelier, there’s other cleaner stores, bars and restaurants to get better beers. Convenience store type food.

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Tamarack Grill

in East Burke, Vermont

3.6/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.6
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

What’s left in East Burke, the better place closed in this town. Honestly, well, when ski season is open, this is more of a happening place because it’s close to the ski place. For the times, I’ve been here, sometimes they have good service, sometimes, they don’t. It’s worthy when you’re in town.

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Steeple Market

in Fairfax, Vermont

3.57/5  rDev +0.6% | Avg: 3.55
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Fairly quick and friendly service, mostly clean. Not a bad place to check out on some beers when you’re in Fairfax. Never bought any food, but lots of nice looking fresh tempting treats to take home. Decent value for the Fairfax area.

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Maple Leaf Tavern

in Wilmington, Vermont

3.86/5  rDev +4.6% | Avg: 3.69
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

So most of the beer is not produced any more, except for their brown ale which Long Trail does. Ambiance might be mediocre all around but Jan kicks ass, the bartender I had. I kinda came in late practically within the last 10 minutes of it closing and she let me have 2 beers at a great price. I’d go back here.

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Brattleboro Food Co-op

in Brattleboro, Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -7.2% | Avg: 3.77
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

It's Brattleboro and well, the prices for beer are the same all throughout the entire town. Beer selection here is decent at best, nothing to go bonkers about. I'll give it to them that they do a good job of keeping the store clean and easy to take small kids in.

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Next Door Beer & Wine

in Pownal, Vermont

3.17/5  rDev -6.8% | Avg: 3.4
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Used to stop here on my way from PA to VT and vice versa, I stopped after I found it was quicker to go along 87. But when I did take RT 7 off the beaten path, this is pretty much the only beer/liquor store in the vicinity. Though, not exactly the cleanest, beer selection does leave a little bit to be desired. Warm growlers, yes (leaves me scratching my beard). Nothing really exciting in this place.

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Graniteville General Store

in Graniteville, Vermont

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

Out in the middle of nowhere Vermont, South of Barre, if you ever find yourself in the neck of these woods. This place, well, it’s decent. You’re not going to find anything else for beer til you get into Barre. This’ll do. Might not be one of the cleaner stores, but they do carry some surprising beers, one might not think are there.

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Mellow Mushroom

in Augusta, Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +3.7% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Typical MM dealio....grovey hippy decor, tasty pies and ample but noting super special taps/bottles....this one is near the man restaurant/bar strip in Augusta...friendly staff...worthy spot for a decent pie and quality taps...relaxing and comfortable

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MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub

in Chester, Vermont

3.91/5  rDev -6.5% | Avg: 4.18
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

In my opinion, it was a pretty genuine Scottish style pub, but then again, I’ve never been to the UK. They try to keep Samuel Smith’s beers here and never seem to run out of Guinness on nitro. I didn’t have the haggis the two times I was here, but lots of others always told me it’s supposedly the best place in Vermont to get real "haggis." I guess I have something to go back for.

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Lisai's Chester Market

in Chester, Vermont

3.14/5  rDev -7.1% | Avg: 3.38
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.75

The "sometimes" store. Not sure what nice things I can say about this place as I remember I got hit with a mop the first time I was in here, luckily it was the hard end, probably should’ve knocked some sense into me to get out of there, haha. And the person who accidentally hit me with it, never apologized even after they knew they hit me with the mop. Go to Meditrina’s, unless you want to just go in here to "tick" a place. Not impressed with much here at all, to be honest.

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Sweet Clover Market

in Essex Junction, Vermont

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

Within biking distance, perhaps a decent walk from Essex Discount Beverage and located in the strip mall area, you'll find this pretty clean grocery store with a decent selection of Vermont and New England offerings plus Stone, Lagunitas, Founders, Dogfish Head, Victory, Ballast Point, Ommegang, Unibroue and Stillwater. The deli shop in the back does cremies (soft serve ice cream for all of you tourists) and they do a pretty good job of keeping this place pretty clean all throughout the year. Heady varies here when they get it. No S.O.S. but oddly enough, yes, Super Session, yes, weird, but whatever, I don't make the rules for distro - insert that googly eyed emoji here.

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Five Corners Beverage

in Essex Junction, Vermont

3.89/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.89
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Coming in from the South along 2A and before you actually meet the "5 Corners" intersection, there lies a state store right next to Rocky's Pizza and Ice Cream. It may say "Vermont State Store" in bold letters on the front door but a faint store sign where the parking is off to the left of the building actually says "Five Corners Beverage." Todd is the beer, wine and liquor guy since it's a small store and he's well versed in all three, I would say. He does his best to rotate pretty much all of the alcohol as smoothly as he can. Prices are pretty good. Don't make it an absolute pit stop but if you're with your family who wants ice cream and pizza, well, it's a decent stop to get some "Vermont flavors." No Heady or S.O.S. here.

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84 Tavern on Canal

in Westerly, Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev +5.2% | Avg: 3.83
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Nice clean restaurant with pretty good service as they seemed to be "real" with you and not that "fake" happy attitude you sometimes see in a fair amount of places (yes, I had a long winded chat with one of the locals here and he bragged that he's been all around the world and said that you'll never find friendlier service anywhere else for a beer bar). Me, I liked this place and figured I'd entertain this guy by listening to him. Food was damn good! Baked macaroni and cheese skillet with a Captain’s Daughter (GS), well, what’s not to like.

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Dick's World of Wines

in Westerly, Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -6.9% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Finally! A place in New England that I don’t have to complain about parking! Hell yeah! Every time I’ve been here (only twice, actually), pretty much always had good service. Pretty clean, probably one of your best bets while in Westerly, RI for bottles/cans.

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