Category Archives: Brewery Reviews

Groundswell Brewing Company, Grantville, San Diego – Brewery Review

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Your vote counts!Groundswell Brewing Company, Grantville, San Diego There’s something really attractive about this tasting room that is hard to put my finger on. Perhaps it is the dimensions and colors and horizontal salvaged-wood wall accent, but it is making me think of Scandinavian architecture and design. There are about 24 seats plus two cushioned L-shaped bench in corners. The bartender, Stefanie, was immediately welcoming and friendly, and clearly has good relations with her regulars (of which there are many: always a good sign). There’s no official…

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ARKANE ALEWORKS – BREWERY REVIEW

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Your vote counts!Arkane Aleworks – Located in  Largo, Florida For those who aren’t aware there’s some really fantastic beer being brewed in the state of Florida.  The Sunshine state has long been home to bigger name brewers such as Cigar City and Funky Buddha but like so many areas of the county craft beer is booming down south.  My first introduction to Florida beer was about 3 years ago when I had the chance to visit a buddy that moved down south because he hates snow.…

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Lake Anne Brew House – Brewery Review

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Your vote counts!We love going to the farmer’s market. Waking up early on a Saturday morning to purchase fresh produce; pick up some grass-fed, organic, hand-cut meats; indulge in a danish between some free fruit samples, and drink some beer. Wait, did he just say drink some beer? That’s right people, when you make your way over to the Reston Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning make sure to stop in to the Lake Anne Brew House for wake-me-up beer. Located right on the banks of…

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Finding Elusive Yetis at Great Divide Brewing Company

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Your vote counts!The title is not a euphemism. Denver is a great town for wanderers. You can easily skulk around the whole city in a day, and even better, explore a few neighborhoods thoroughly while stumbling around from bar to bar. Just a quick shuffle from the heart of the city you’ll find Great Divide’s original location, still one of my favorite spots. As you head down Arapahoe out of the city, you suddenly start to see a silhouette of fermentation tanks rise in the…

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Stone Cow Brewery – Review

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Your vote counts!Stone Cow Brewery Review Barre, Massachusetts Massachusetts has quickly become a beer lovers paradise with more than 125 breweries currently open and more on the way.  Western Massachusetts specifically has become home to some of the top breweries in the state despite, according to many Bostonians, being in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do.  The relatively rural and quiet region of Western Mass has no shortage of wonderful craft breweries and was recently named a Top 11 Beer Destination by Thrillist Magazine.  You…

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Venice Duck Brewery Review

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Your vote counts!Venice Duck Brewery Venice, California   In Venice, California, “local” is almost the secret password. Living or working in its bounds does not make one an ipso facto local. In Venice, local is not so much geography as a vibe and a way of being. It is tough to describe but impossible not to recognize when you are here. Both mellow and yet somehow unmistakably in your face, it defines the wide diversity of the locals who comprise Venice in the shared experience…

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Lazy Dog Cafe – Brewery Review

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Your vote counts!Everyone is trying to cash in on the meteoric rise of the craft beer industry. Outside of the highly publicized purchased of craft breweries by the macro-producers (maybe they are just highly publicized in the stuff I read) there is also the growth of the craft beer restaurant. On paper, the concept seems great. Beer and food go together like Southern Tier’s Pumking and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving Day (I’m sure there is a better analogy but we are all beer snobs here…

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An enthusiastic hand for Left Hand Brewing

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Your vote counts!I live in an apartment within the city limits of Denver. Fresh hops are about as close to my mind as horseback riding in the nude when I’m putting together a brew recipe. In fact, I’ve never had the opportunity to even get my hands on fresh-grown hops until a friend of mine asked if I wanted some freshies. Um, yes? What started as a quick pick up, turned into a fun little afternoon at Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont, Colorado. I…

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Hamilton Family Brewery – Brewery Review

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Your vote counts!Hamilton Family Brewery, located in Cucamonga, California Jetlag leads to Hamilton Family Brewery Traveling for work can be a drag. It’s even worse when you have to leave your house at 4:25am on the east coast to make a noon meeting on the west coast. You quickly learn that there can be more than 24 hours in a day. It’s exhausting. Nothing makes an agonizingly long day worthwhile like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that is the…

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Can Epic Brewing out-epic its own namesake? Possibly.

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Your vote counts!Epic Brewing Company opened its doors to the Denver public on September 28, 2013. Their original brewery opened in Utah in 2008. Have you heard the story yet? The long and short of it goes Utah law made opening a brewery in Denver very attractive for a number of reasons. Google can provide a more in-depth explanation. I’m not one to repeat the internet; I’m just the voice of us drunken wanderers of the world. Their building is in the budding RiNo (River…

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