Hippo Beers

128 Queen Margaret Drive
Glasgow, Scotland G20 8NY
bottle shop  4.2/5.0 10 reviews
Sun-Mon 12-18; Tue-Thu 11-20; Fri-Sat 11-22

Mayor: JohnRMurdoch (45) | Bottles: 350
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Beers At Hippo Beers

Previously Available
Bellfield Lawless Village IPA4.5%8/16/2016
Cloudwater Spring Summer 2016 US Light Ahtanum Bravo3.6%8/15/2016
Heretic Evil Cousin8%8/14/2016
Cloudwater Spring Summer Range - Session IPA E.4314.5%8/12/2016
Heretic Evil Twin6.8%7/24/2016
De la Senne / Brew by Numbers Session 44%7/23/2016
Lervig Brewers Reserve Galaxy IPA Single Hopped6.5%7/21/2016
Mother Earth Sweet Spot7.2%7/19/2016
Fyne Ales / Magic Rock It’s Magic5%7/16/2016
Fallen Grapevine5.4%7/16/2016
Jopen Mooie Nel IPA6.5%6/20/2016
Two Beers Trailhead ISA4.8%5/28/2016
St Andrews Black Orchid4.9%5/25/2016
Mikkeller Mikkellerberger5.2%5/6/2016
Two Beers EVO IPA6.2%4/25/2016
Chorlton Citra Brett Pale4.5%4/19/2016
Two Beers Fresh Hop6.2%4/17/2016
Half Moon Bay Mavericks Tunnel Vision6.8%3/31/2016
Clyde Cider Dry5%3/28/2016
Loch Lomond Brave Hop (BIPA)6%3/28/2016
Kaapse Carrie6.5%3/18/2016
Fyne Ales Christmas On The Beach5.2%2/27/2016
Fyne Ales Ragnarök7.4%2/26/2016
Tempest Elemental Porter5.1%2/23/2016
Hop Valley Proxima India Pale Ale6.3%2/23/2016
Celt Experience / Hopcraft Pre-Prohibition IPA7.4%2/21/2016
Acme California IPA6.5%2/20/2016
Oskar Blues IPA6.43%2/19/2016
St Andrews Blackberry Stout5%2/17/2016
Driftwood Fat Tug IPA7%2/16/2016
Thornbridge West Coast IPA7%2/15/2016
Mother Earth Honcho Hefe5.5%2/10/2016
Howling Hops Black XX Superior No.15.4%2/8/2016
Vocation Divide & Conquer6.5%2/7/2016
Fallen Light Freight2.7%2/6/2016
Clyde Cider Medium5%1/31/2016
Big Hug The Bears Hibernation White I.P.A.5.2%1/30/2016
Thistly Cross / Tempest Saison Cider7.4%1/28/2016
The Kernel India Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin6.8%1/28/2016
Boundary India Pale Ale7%1/28/2016
Brewsmith IPA6%1/26/2016
Brewsmith APA5%1/25/2016
Reuben’s Crikey IPA6.8%1/24/2016
Primátor Weizenbier5%1/16/2016
Firebrand Rye PA5%1/7/2016
Jaw Surf4.3%1/7/2016
St Andrews Big Red Rooster4.5%12/9/2015
Orkney Gold4.5%11/27/2015
Fallen Track 295.2%11/26/2015
Anchor Brotherhood Steam Beer5.6%11/20/2015
Northern Monk Northern Star Mocha Porter5.9%11/18/2015
Ruhstaller Frank J IPA7.6%10/30/2015
Speyside Rye to Roam4.7%10/29/2015
Northern Monk New World IPA6.2%10/24/2015
Brouwerij Kees Pink Grapefruit IPA5.5%10/24/2015
Boundary American Pale Ale3.5%10/23/2015
The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra Columbus Chinook Centennial6.9%10/22/2015
Pine Street Atom Splitter Pale Ale5%10/22/2015
Salopian Polygraph 7.4%10/21/2015
Hopcraft Temple of Love3.8%9/21/2015
BrewDog Hello, My Name Is Holy Moose5.5%9/21/2015
Mikkeller Centennial Session IPA4.5%9/20/2015
Brouwerij Kees Pale Ale Citra4.6%9/17/2015
Alechemy Bring Out The Imp10.5%9/15/2015
Stewart Black IPA5%9/15/2015
Bottle Cap Scotch Ale6.9%9/15/2015
Cromarty AKA IPA6.7%9/15/2015
Bottle Cap IPA5.2%9/15/2015
Cromarty Rogue Wave5.7%9/15/2015
Bottle Cap Stout5.2%9/15/2015
Orkney Dark Island Reserve10%9/14/2015
Drygate Ax Man Rye IPA5%9/14/2015
Cromarty Ghost Town5.8%9/14/2015
Alechemy Citra Burst5.4%9/14/2015
O’so Hop Whoopin! IPA7%9/12/2015
Lakefront IPA6.6%9/12/2015
Hopcraft The Party Line5.1%9/12/2015
Hopcraft Deutsch Projekt Hallertau Blanc4.5%9/12/2015
Mother Earth Kismet IPA7.2%9/11/2015
Wild Beer Madness IPA6.8%9/10/2015
Fallen Platform C6.3%9/10/2015
Beavertown Black Betty7.4%9/10/2015
Beavertown Gamma Ray 5.4%9/6/2015
Cloudwater Winter Range - IPA8%2/11/2016
Firebrand Graffiti IPA5.2%1/30/2016

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Fin  (965) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | June 21, 2015
We visited Hippo Beers on Thursday 18th June 2015, we walked from The Three Judges but it seemed a longer walk than a mile, certainly longer than I was expecting. This place is just beyond the Botanical gardens amongst a small arcade of shops in what seems like a quite smart area. The shop is a smallish rectangular unit, well laid out in terms of where all of the different beers (country of origin) can be found. As expected there is a strong emphasis on Scottish beers with some interesting finds, however there was also a decent USA selection, I picked up a couple of cans from here. I liked this place, prices seemed good, the member of staff was initially quite but at the counter very friendly and chatty. Good beer store, though still has to go some way to trouble Valhallas Goat which I felt had a superb selection.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson  (104) , England | November 18, 2014| Updated March 20, 2016
A decent bottle shop, although I was hoping for a little more. There’s a fairly solid selection of beers from Scotland and around the world with a few rarities on offer, but it’s a pretty small shop, so don’t expect too much. The prices were OK.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (1006) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | June 8, 2014
Placed an online order in May’14. Decent enough selection, I’m told there’s quite a bit more on the shelves than goes online, but at least you get the option to place an online order here! I was actually after a Partizan beer I’d been chasing which I picked up and managed to fill up a box of 12 beers with interesting enough ticks from Scotland, England and Austria (Bevog). 2 of my original picks were out of stock and they emailed me to let me know, offering some suggestions for similar beers, but crucially holding back on the order until I got back in touch with them. Whilst this delayed my order by the best part of a week (I had presumed the email was an automated dispatch note initially) I was glad not to end up with beers I didn’t want and was able to make new picks! General (online) range is OK whilst not mind blowing, prices are fair, although the postage is a little steep @£9 compared to the typical £6.50-£7.50 range in the UK. Can also use AMEX here (only UK onliner I’ve found so far that deoes!) so nice for the airmile top up. Overall a good experience. Hippo Beers won’t be my first choice on line port of call but I’ll be sure to check them out from time to time.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
bakingjames  (1) Glasgow, Scotland | April 7, 2014
Glasgow’s best beer shop. Great service from the guys, who know what they are talking about. The selection is mostly UK-based with a focus on Scotland. They do, however, have a solid set of belgian, German and US breweries represented. You can always get Rochefort, Cantillon, Celebrator etc, which is why I go back. I enjoy the new UK stuff, even if some of it is of questionable quality. I would like to see some more traditional UK ales represented (especially Sam Smiths, which draws me to the Cave), but I understand space is limited. Still, just great.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo  (174) decatur, Tennessee | September 16, 2013
Great place. Pretty small but packed with beers from everywhere. Divided up into sections so that you can easily find the brewers you are looking for. Staff knows the stock and beer. If you re in Glasgow you gotta stop by for instant beer gratification. Not cheap but nothing in Scotland is, but you get what you pay for.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Scopey  (653) Croydon, England | July 21, 2013| Updated August 23, 2015
We walked here after visiting Inn Deep, which took about 10/15 mins. Hippo Beer is Glasgow’s only dedicated beer shop and will not disappoint! The Scottish selection was easily the best in town with the likes of Cromarty and Tempest filling up the shelves. UK craft beer big-hitters such as Kernel, Partizan were also well represented. They also have extensive US, Scandanavian, Belgian and German offerings. There are some fridges which is great for picking up some craft cans for thewalk to your next beer venue! Plenty of clothing and glassware also. Guys working there know there stuff. They just pip Valhalla’s Goat to the best beer selection in Glasgow. A must-visit.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
WeissGary  (18) Glasgow, Scotland | May 13, 2013
Glasgow’s bottle shops are still not quite to the level of their Edinburgh counterparts who excel in choice and impressive selection... Hippo Beers is a new bottle shop which has already cemented its place as one of the best bottle shops in the city! A short 15 minute walk away from the Hillhead subway station, Hippo Beers has a fantastic selection of ales and craft beers from Scotland, the rest of the UK, Europe, the US and beyond. I definitely recommend a visit if you looking for a good bottle shop in Glasgow!
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
rjkreid  (9) , Scotland | April 14, 2013
Probably the widest beer selection in Glasgow, with a particularly good Scottish beer section which is well tilted towards the growing Scottish craft beer scene. As much American beers as they can get (which is can be tough given the limited supply!) Prices are not bad. Friendly staff.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Graham77  (23) , Scotland | March 3, 2013
Great new shop in Glasgow, has the best selection of craft beer in the city. Stocks a lot of Scottish and American craft beers as well as other countries offerings.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
JohnRMurdoch  (364) Glasgow, Scotland | December 8, 2012| Updated December 10, 2012
Glasgow’s first dedicated beer store just opened in the West End of Glasgow close to the Botanic Gardens. Hillhead Underground is not too far away. Over 300 really interesting beers in stock organised by country. They only have smallish quantities of each beer & hope to rotate the selection frequently. Really knowledgeable, interested, friendly & helpful staff. Prices really good. I am really pleased this place has opened as it is close to where I work & will be able to stop off on the way home. Definitely won’t be going so often to Edinburgh now.

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