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Beer Available At Specís Liquor - Arbor Walk (arranged by most recent)
Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock 99, Twisted X Chupahopra , Victory DirtWolf 99, Uinta Hop Nosh IPA 97, Karbach Hopadillo IPA 91, Adelbertís Flyiní Monk 73, Brooklyn Monster Ale 95, Founders Redís Rye IPA 99, Sixpoint Autumnation (2013) 94, Goose Island Harvest Ale 91, Austin Beerworks Heavy Machinery IPA Series #6: English IPA , Full Sail Session Fest Red Lager 65, Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout 99, Hitachino Nest White Ale 88, Victory Golden Monkey 97, Southern Star Red Cockaded Ale 64, Leinenkugels Big Eddy ‹ber-Oktoberfest 60, Big Sky Summer Honey 31, Oskar Blues Deviant Daleís India Pale Ale 99, Clown Shoes Clementine 83
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Caytinator (95) Tucson, Arizona | August 2, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
I agree with other raters - beer is definitely the sideshow at this liquor & wine store. That said, they had a decent selection worldwide bottles, and they want a pretty penny for the really good ones (even with the cash discount). Although for the size of the store, the selection should be even better. It was hard to find the deals, but I got a few. They didnít have many 12oz singles available, mostly bombers or 750ml bottles. The staff didnít seem to knowledgeable or passionate about beer at all.
dresden (45) Saskatchewan | November 2, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Huge store, mostlyliquor but theback wall has quite a few beer. Not reallydominated by BMC. Mostly 6 packs plusa couple dozen bombers, figured outearly to ask what special stuff they have in the back.
dchew (1) Austin, Texas | November 3, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Unfortunately due to the vendors this store canít always stock everything that is needed for the customers. The staff works hard for the pay. Limited space in the cooler means that not all beers (including IPAís) have to be kept on the warm shelves. With that said, the food from the deli is excellent.
mmmbeer (55) Austin, Texas | August 16, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
I figured by my 20th visit, I may as well rate the place. Beer is definately the unwanted child in the attic here- half the beer inventory is on shelves at room temperature (including MANY IPAís- buyer beware), but at least they recieve seasonals- somewhat on time to everyone else- sometimes. More alcohol than beer here, by an easy 4 to 1 margin. Does have a deli inside, but Iíve never got anything to eat here, let alone known anyone who has. Service- very hit and miss. I used to chat it up with several workers there, but itís clear within 10 seconds that some are there for the beer while others are just drawing a paycheck. Price- on average with everyone else. Overall- well, itís Specís- if youíve been to one, youíve been to them all in my book. While itís within walking distance to where I live, it makes me miss Grapevine everytime I go there.
KAggie97 (220) Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas | March 31, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Itís a Specís store. In Austin. Probably the go-to place in the city.
fly (215) austin, Tejas, Alabama | January 28, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
They have their ups and downs - definitely cater to other products more than beer, but thatís the case of most liquor stores. That said, they have close to all available product and generally good pricing and even decent sales now and then. Pay in cash/debit and get slight discount. (why they donít chill some better beers I donít understand)
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