A hidden gem located in a well-to-do shopping center in Reston in a store full of wood shelving and track lighting. Head straight to the back because that is where the beer is. They have a cooler of craft beer and 3-4 shelves as well. What this place lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in quality. They have stuff here I havenít seen anywhere else in Northern Virginia. Dave is one of the better salespeople Iíve seen. Equally comfortable with wine and beer. Friendly to everybody who walks in the store. He says he stocks the stuff he would like to see if he were a customer. The prices are slightly higher than other locations but with service this good and beers this rare Iím definitely going back.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Dave runs the beer section and is clearly passionate about craft beer. He is very friendly and seems equally knowledgable about the beer and wine that they sell. The store is only 20% beer scattered around the back of the store, but what they have is all quality. He tends toward Mikkeller, Evil Twin, Avery, great divide, Stillwater and numerous seasonals. They have some ciders I havenít seen elsewhere, that Iím excited to try. They donít have many locals, but heíll order for you. They have beer events like a great lakes tasting coming up this next weekend. This is clearly a wine store where one of their folks got craft beer religion, so youíve got to support that when it is done well. The prices are a tad high, but average for Reston.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
By far the best place in and around Reston. Dave is super friendly and very knowledgeable of all things related to beer. Selection is on the smaller side, but a very diverse and interesting selection nevertheless. Dave will work on getting beers that you request.