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December 22, 2014 @ 03:40 PM EDT
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Establishment: Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg, PA

Once I finally got a waitress to pay attention to me, the service was fabulous (but it took a while to get to that point even though I was there for a late lunch and the place was pretty empty). I chose the Fish and Chips, and would absolutely stay away from that in the future. The chips were really great, and the fish was very fresh, but the breading on the fish was greasy beyond belief. It was only crispy on the top of the top piece (there were two); everything else was drippy and soggy. They have a widely varied menu, though, and there were many other items I almost chose instead, so I have no concerns about going back for food.

The beer selection is HUGE. This was my first time here, and I couldn't believe the number and types of beers, all from their brewery. I had wanted to have the Mountain Lager first, but it was gone, so I tried the RauchBock. It was nice, but a touch too hoppy for me (I am absolutely NOT a hophead!). The Zoigl Star Lager was next, and it was very refreshing. I was actually surprised that it was their January beer; I would have expected something like it to be very popular in hot weather.

I ended with the Pennypacker Porter. I liked it a lot, but it was different than I was expecting; I'm used to a Porter being smoother and maltier than this one, but still it was good enough that I took a growler home with me.

I'm planning to stop here again whenever I pass Harrisburg. It's easy to get to from I-81, and well worth the visit.


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Great Good So So Good Good

Establishment: South Street Brewery, Charlottesville, VA

Arrived shortly after 4:30pm when they opened to find the main door locked ... regulars knew to go in a different door, but I had to wait to see what the deal was. The bartender was reasonably friendly, and I started with a Hefeweizen, which was good but not outstanding. Next was a Kolsch, which was very well balanced and refreshing. I finished with the Porter, which is nitrogen-pushed for a beautiful appearance. The flavor (with a hint of toffee) was good but thin.

The food was pretentious and over-priced, and cigarette smoke hung in the air, spoiling the flavors of both the food and beer.


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Establishment: Bru Room @ Bar, New Haven, CT

Visited at lunchtime on a weekday, and won't go back. The food was OK (nothing but half-burnt, flame-fired pizza on the menu), but the service was terrible (even though the place was almost empty when we arrived, we had to wait almost 10 minutes for a waitress to wander over to our table). The Pale Ale was decent, but everything else was thin with little taste. The Stout and the seasonal Scotch Ale were especially disappointing. Fortunately, we started with a sampler, so we were spared the waste of ordering full pints.


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Establishment: John Harvard's Brew House, Manchester, CT


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Great Good Great Great Great

Establishment: Rock Bottom Brewery, Chicago, IL

The Terminal Stout was my absolute favorite. Food portions were huge.


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Awesome! Awesome! Great Great Awesome!

Establishment: Northampton Brewery / Brewster Court Pub, Northampton, MA


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Awesome! Great Great Great Great

Establishment: Maplewood Farms, Amherst, MA


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Establishment: Amherst Brewing Company, Amherst, MA


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