TonyBeerdain (2) , | February 14, 2014
- AMBIANCE 4/5
- SERVICE 7/10
- SELECTION 13/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE 6/10
- OVERALL 18/20
Huge. Welcoming. Bright. Well-designed. Areas of the establishment are clearly defined and labeled. Long, spacious rows are not yet filled, but offer a promising glimpse into what this place can be in the future.
They’ve got some fantastic stuff here, not all of it easy to find elsewhere. Craft beer fans can spend at least an hour in hear perusing the aisles before deciding what their budget will get them. Because the place is so new, so are the products. Nothing dusty, nothing damaged, nothing expired (that I saw).
A couple of sales folks were doing the rounds. Folks were available for questions but were not overbearing by any means. Check-out people were friendly. Manager/owner seemed a bit overwhelmed (they opened before scheduled because customers were banging on their doors daily).
Best I’ve seen at a beer store thus far. Craft Beer from the US, South America, Belgium, Russia, Germany, Italy, Spain. The list goes on. Entire sections dedicated to Gluten-Free (not my thing, but this is indicative of their breadth of selection). Their tap wall (for growler fills/refills) features 22 rotating taps.
They also have a home brew supply selection. As a home brewer I’d sooner go to my preferred Local Homebrew Supply shop, but this place could do in a pinch.
The soda and crap beer selection is also plentiful, but rightly segregated towards the rear of the store, clearing the way for their customers to bask in their craft beer selection.
Fair prices that seem aligned with the market. Prices and availability of product are attainable on their website (http://www.halftimebeverage.com/).
Huge. Accommodating. Varied. Easy to access. Knowledgeable staff.