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“Nothing special”

Butternuts Beer and Ale
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Bellmore, NY
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252 reviews
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“Nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

A stop on the Cooperstown Beer/Wine trail. This was probably my least favorite. The beer was OK, but it only comes in cans (not something that I like). The tasting room was run down

Visited September 2013
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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“Passed it, big barn”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

The drive here from Cooperstown was about 30 minutes, nice drive, scenic. We initially passed it, it's a very unassuming big barn that looks like any other farm/barn in the area. Nothing to really distinguish it as a brewery. We pulled in and felt kind let down (after having been to Ommegang brewery which was very nice, more of a "city" mainstream location/setup). We really only wanted to go 1- because it was on the brewery trail and 2- Pork slap beer is an inside joke in our circle, someone brought it to a party, we got a kick out of the name, and it was god awful beer. So we wanted to say we saw the place for kicks. We were better off without wasting the trip. No GPS signal out here, got lost down some unpaved dirt road listed as a "major highway"... good lord. Learned lesson, don't rely on cell or GPS signals out in the country, your screwed unless you have a good old classic paper map. Or your a local and don't need one.

Visited September 2013
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53 reviews
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“Great beer, fun bartender”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

We almost didn't stop here as it was a our last day in the area, but we are glad we did! We weren't familiar with the beer as it's not in Chicago. The beer was excellent, and the bartender who gave us tastings was really friendly and informative. Definitely worth the stop.

Visited July 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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44 reviews
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“Beer Barn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Butternuts Beer and Ale is an old dairy barn. No frills on the inside, but some pretty terrific beer. For just $2.00 you get 7 nice samples. (I'd guess at least 4oz pours) 3 on tap and 4 from cans. Betsy who did the pouring was very friendly and very knowledgeable about each beer. Started from light beer to the dark beer. My personal favorite being the Moo Stout. Kinda reminded me of a Manhattan Special(Espresso Coffee Soda) a little bit with the coffee undertones. The cans are great with different characters and funky names like Pork Slap. Left the brewery with my purchase of 12 pack variety. Will def. come back on my next visit to Cooperstown.

Visited June 2013
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Antwerp, New York
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“Broken down barn home to amazing beers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

This new addition to the Cooperstown BeverageTrail was our second stop on a dreary late Fall day. It looks just like any other dairy barn in the area, but inside are some very delicious beers.
The tasting area is a small cave like room with a wooden bar. For 2 bucks, you get to tastings of 7 beers. And very good sized pours! They featured three beers on tap, and poured the rest from cans. From light to dark, Butternuts has a beer anyone would like. And our pourer (is that the correct term) Betsy was the best. The room was very crowded, but she kept our group's beer coming, and took time to explain each one.
If you love beer, you have to take the trip to Butternuts. One side note though, don't trust your GPS, just follow the map. Our gps took us on some wacky dirt road to get there.

Visited October 2012
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