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Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery

in Chicago, Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +1.2% | Avg: 4.19
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

A nice vibe with a bar in the center surrounded by tables. Everything is clean and comfortable. I got a flight of five beers for $13. Everything I tasted was good. The bartender let me try a few other beers while my growers were being filled. A very good selection of house botanic beers, guest taps, cocktails, wine and spirits. I did not try the food on this visit.

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Barrel Theory Beer Company

in Saint Paul, Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev -1.4% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

First off, if you're not used to downtown St. Paul, like I am not, parking is a pain. Lots of seating. They have pre filled growlers. Beer is great. Some music playing in the background, but it is loud in here from all the people talking. Interesting place.

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Corridor Brewery & Provisions

in Chicago, Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -0.2% | Avg: 4.12
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

The vibe is nice with the front open to the street. Everything is clean and comfortable. The quality of the beer is quite good. I got to sample 6 different beers for $15. My bartender was Emily. She was very friendly and helpful. The selection is pretty limited with an emphasis on local products. I had a pretzel. It was pretzel dough made into a bun instead of knot. The bun was very soft though. The Belgian beer cheese and spicy brown mustard dips were really tasty. 32 oz crowlers and 64 oz growlers to go. I will go back to try more of their beers and food.

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Twin Elephant Brewing Company

in Chatham, New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +1.6% | Avg: 4.37
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The place is a comfortable setting in an industrial complex. Plenty of wood, long tables, and kind of a basement feel to it. Eight beers on draft, and the line for growler fills was several people long. Showed up at opening time and staff had all hands on deck with professional and relaxed personalities. Blackboards show the offerings of the day. The beers I had were very good, and the IPAs were top notch. This is a must stop for anyone in the area.

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Broken Cauldron Taproom

in Orlando, Florida

4.5/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.29
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Two breweries in one building. I thought all the beers were good. One benefit of such a small place is the guy behind the bar was the owner and brew master.

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New Park Brewing

in West Hartford, Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -0.2% | Avg: 4.04
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Cool little place in small mall-esque shopping park. The short bar, halfway down a long narrow room, seats about 6-8 people and there are a dozen or so tables spread about the front of the room. Brewhouse is visible off to the left of the bar. They only had 3 beers on tap when I was there, 2 berliner wiesses and a grisette, so I was a bit disappointed - I've heard good things about their IPAs. Friendly servers and a food vendor out the front door provided nice atmosphere.

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Luke's Super Liquor Store

in Brewster, Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +21.9% | Avg: 3.33
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

A very large and wide ranging selection of craft beers for Cape Cod. Problem is its too far from our Cape Cod home to visit especially during the summer season and the traffic.

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Uncle Fletch

in Santiago, Chile

4.21/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

If you're looking for a place that combines good local offerings and some favorites from home, this is it. Their not big on IPA's on Chile but they had a local IPA on tap, which I followed with a locally made Saison that was on par with those at home. After that some Delerium Tremens on tap. Have any of the burgers, they are delicious.

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Pub HBH (Ñuñoa)

in Santiago, Chile

3.8/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.84
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Actually named Cervezeria HBH, what it lacks in offerings it makes up for with decent food and great service. The beers? I tried them all and would only recommend the Amber ale which was serviceable. The blonde ale left lots to be desired and the stout was really watery with very little flavor and no mouthfeel. Still had a good time. The majority of the food offerings are pizzas which are pretty good. Do try the bread as a side, it's delicious. These guys bend over backwards to serve you.

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Starkeller Brewing Company

in New Ulm, Minnesota

4.82/5  rDev +3.4% | Avg: 4.66
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

A plain metal building on the outside, the taproom is an incredible space. The main feature is the huge, circa 1936, cypress fermenting tanks. A stunning bar completes the scene. Seating is communal style. Low lighting and not at all noisy. Be sure to carefully check out the antique cooperage ephemera lining the hallway. That theme carries over to the ultra-clean restrooms.
The quality of the beers is hard to top. This is the showcase for Schell's Noble Star series. Fabulous beers, with 8 on tap when we visited plus older vintages available in the bottle.
The service was outstanding, knowledgeable, fast and friendly. A great experience. Food pairing plates also available.

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Tree House Brewing Company

in Monson, Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +0.4% | Avg: 4.63
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Went to new brewery in Charlton, MA first week new location opened. No cans for sale, however long lines were endured to get 3 pours of on-tap beers. Great new location and vibe, hopefully will be able to support the demand on a consistent basis.

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Cisco Brewers Inc.

in Nantucket, Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -2.4% | Avg: 4.11
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Easily one of the most fun breweries out there. Decent beer, fabulous food trucks, great music! Seafood sliders, raw bar, lobster, etc ...Don't know what this place is like in the colder months, but in the summer time, party is on at Cisco. And being on Nantucket doesn't hurt! If in Nantucket, this is a must visit!

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Local Option

in Chicago, Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -5.8% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Local option is a decent place to try great craft beers. Good music and good vibe. Definitely on the pricier side though. What you see is what you get here. Don't know if I'd go regularly but if you're in Lincoln Park and need a break from all the BIG 10 douchebag bars this is a good spot.

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Half Acre Beer Company

in Chicago, Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -0.9% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

If you're in Chicago, Half Acre is a MUST. Not only does this place serve great beer but they sell it at a great price. The vibe is casual and the staff is laid back (in a good way). I think the best thing they have going for them is their growler station. They have around 12 different beers on tap to fill up your vessel and the cool part is a lot of the beers here aren't made in large quantities so they always have something new to try. I came in with my cousin one time and the guy behind the bar let him sample EVERY single beer on tap, super nice. Their taproom is cool but a little small, it gets packed at night which is great for business but sometimes can get annoying to be so cramped. Over all this place rocks and their beer is super dope so definitely check it out.

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Corridor Brewery & Provisions

in Chicago, Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -0.2% | Avg: 4.12
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

A very fun and causal place to get a drink. The food was pretty good with your typical "bar food" offerings mixed with more "refined" options such as seared tuna (which was a little dry but not bad). The staff was pleasant and unpretentious (can't stand beer snobs). The neighborhood is fantastic and the outdoor seating was lovely. The majority of their beer was average but there were a few standouts that were quite tasty. Glad I came across this spot and will definitely return.

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Lagunitas Brewing Company

in Petaluma, California

4.44/5  rDev +4.2% | Avg: 4.26
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Outstanding brew pub. Lively and fun. Great people. Friendly and big on making sure they try to do anything they can for you. Extremely knowledgeable crew as well. Fantastic range of their many many mainstream beers complemented by their big beers , BA favorites and a number of variants. Lots of experimentation going on too. Food was great...from tasty munchies and pub grub to solid real deal crafty cooking from land to sea.

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Deschutes Brewery

in Bend, Oregon

4.37/5  rDev +3.3% | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Deschutes puts out some top notch high quality beer. The beer selection is worth going. I've been to the Bend location multiple times and the Portland location more than that. Portland is not my thing but Bend is awesome and I'd recommend going there and visiting Sisters and camping up at Three Creeks Lake.

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The Whistle Punk

in Stone Lake, Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.5
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Small bar with 7 rotating craft taps. Always a pretty great tap list. Lots of seasonals and some occasional draft only taps. They do growler fills. Staff is super friendly and welcoming.

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Positive Pie

in Montpelier, Vermont

4.15/5  rDev -0.7% | Avg: 4.18
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Went here with a buddy tonight, July 22nd and had an absolutely wonderful time. Bunch of nice beers, some Hill Farmstead and a beautiful Belgian sour called "Cuvée des Jacobins Prestige" which was damn awesome.
Nice vibe of the brick wall behind the bar, somewhat reminiscent of the same one up in Hardwick (yes, I know it's part of the family chain and I guess they did that on purpose).
Service was alright, waitress did look straight at us once and didn't do anything even after I thought she saw that my water glass was empty, weird, but whatever, I guess.
Pizza was absolutely legit, that Old Supreme was bomb with my second glass of HF's Abner!

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Notch Brewing

in Salem, Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -0.5% | Avg: 4.12
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Went here to visit friends. Notch seemed hard to find, but they are off a busy street with a decent amount of parking. The space is rather large with big communal tables to one's right, some on the side on the left, some in the back, several in a back room, and about a dozen tables outside. Old industrial vibe with, what I believe was brick, on the walls. Some games available at the brewery, including several board games. Great view of some of Salem with, what I believe was a small canal running by the brewery.

Notch had several beers on tap, maybe 2 exclusively on tap, with many of the beers available to purchase in cans. The brewery was very well staffed. I could maybe count 3-4 people behind the bar working with several workers running around cleaning tables and serving people the limited food menu.

Overall, I really enjoyed this place and would come back again.

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B-Side

in Fairfax, Virginia

4/5  rDev +12% | Avg: 3.57
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Attached to the Red Apron butcher shop.

V - Clean not that brightly lit. inside could be consider conducive to drinking and beer drinking. Could be crowded if folks are standing around the bar. Similar but much smaller than the Partisan in Washington, DC, which is owned by the same restaurant group and is also attached to a Red Apron. 4

Q - Nice, clean and correct glassware. Beer not served too cold. 4

Sel - The best beer selection in Mosaic. Nothing whale worthy, but a good variety from lagers to stouts, siasons, and not excessively heavy on IPAs. During this visit they had a good on tap selection of Oxbow from ME. 4

SER - Quick and friendly. 4

F - N/A

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Old Stump Brewing Co.

in Pomona, California

4.03/5  rDev -1.2% | Avg: 4.08
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Old Stump is located in a warehouse type building in Pomona. It's easy to find from the street, ample parking. It's a large space. Lots of area for people to congregate and enjoy their beers. The production area is clearly visible from the taproom which I like to see. Outside, I saw a food truck serving Italian food. They also had some more tables and seating outside as well.

They had games available to play along with several large screens mounted on the wall. Nice selection of beers on tap. I had a flight of four tasters. I enjoyed all of them.

Very nice place to hang out and enjoy beers.

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u4ic Brewing

in Belle Plaine, Minnesota

3.47/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.47
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

The place has been open for awhile but I review only after my second visit. The beer is so uninspiring to not warrant more frequent visits. There is an ordering station but no bar. Not encourage to hang around the area to chat with anyone that works there. Plenty of seating with most of it consisting of large communal type of seating. Couple of large TVs, no mobile phone coverage and no Wi-Fi. So you better bring good company. The people you order beer from are friendly and quick. A large selection of beers to chose from. But $6 a glass for everything is a bit much for in the sticks. They offer flights if someone feels like slowing down the staff with filling small glasses when they are busy. The beer is hit and miss. The beers I think they will fail they do a commendable job, and the easy beers they can cover up flaws, they fail. They obviously do not like bitterness and hop forward beers. I think they just offer IPAs because they have to and they do not put much thought or effort into them.

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Brew House No. 16

in Baltimore, Maryland

3.55/5  rDev -9.2% | Avg: 3.91
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

I thought this was a beer bar, but it's actually a brewpub. It's in a dense and inconvenient area of town that's full of neat stuff but I never really visit it because I am lazy.

The building is capital-G Gorgeous: a converted firehouse that was built in the late 1800s (they had sense enough to leave the poles in tact). The ceiling are very high, the decor is wood and brick, the lighting is soft, and the noise is low. Absolutely worth visiting if only for the architecture and food.

As for the house beer... I had only one before switching to a mixed drink. It wasn't abysmal and I'll give it another try at a different time, but I can't really recommend you come here just for the beer.

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Redwood Curtain Brewing Company

in Arcata, California

5/5  rDev +23.8% | Avg: 4.04
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Visited on a busy evening in April 2017. Despite the crowd size service was always prompt and friendly. The space was large and open, with a friendly, inviting vibe. I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the tap list and variety on offer. More so than that, I was blown away by the quality. I did not have a bad beer. Stout, IPA, Belgian, sour, all were fantastic. I highly recommend stopping by! 5/5

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