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Beer Available At Windy City Liquor (arranged by most recent)
Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA 100, Lost Abbey Mayan Apocalypse Judgment Day 96, The Bruery Tart of Darkness 99, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Kern River Just Outstanding IPA 99, Ironfire 51/50 IPA 80, Alpine Beer Company Exponential Hoppiness 100, Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness 96, Manzanita IPA 84, Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA 100, Lagunitas Sucks 99, Northern Reserve Honey Brown Lager 19, AleSmith Decadence 2012 100, Hangar 24 Barrel Roll No. 03: Pugachevís Cobra - Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout 100, Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa 100, Great Divide Belgian Style Yeti Imperial Stout 99, Great Divide Hoss Rye Lager 83, Karl Strauss Mouette a Trois 88, Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA 99, Black Diamond Peak XV Whiskey Barrel
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Homer321 (12) Rockledge, Florida | May 15, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Did an online order. Quick shipping to FL. Didnít have to interact with anyone. Beer showed up in those cardboard cutout type of shippers. Would order from again without hesitation.
Bestbrew1 (7) Minnesota | May 15, 2013| Updated May 17, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
My first order went through great and Julian was helpful and recommended Knee Deep which was awesome. My second order not so great I was notified that they canít ship beer to MN anymore because of MN laws. It took a few emails to get a refund. Thought this was a great find but so much for that due to the laws of my state. It sure is frustrating.
jhogan4 (36) El Cajon, California | May 2, 2013| Updated May 5, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve stopped by this place a few times. Itís a typical bottle shop, and the beers are sort of disorganized on shelves but many are refrigerated. The clerks seem eager to help but often donít know that much about beer. I went in last week and was overcharged for Parabola; Julian (?the owner) saw my Ratebeer review describing this, messaged me, and gave me $5 off the next bottle I bought. Julian seems like a nice guy, knowledgeable about beer. I appreciated him trying to make things right.
wharfrat1 (1) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 10, 2013| Updated May 5, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Great place. So nice to be able to get some great beers from Cali sent to OH. Iíve used them a couple of times and Julian has been great. On my first order they were out of the Nelson so Julian recommended Drakeís Hopocalypse. Damn that beer was awesome. Great place to get good West Coast beers if they donít distribute in your area.
Tobster24 (1) Middle River, Maryland | January 24, 2013| Updated May 5, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Placed online order. Great selection, reasonable prices. Reasonable shipping cost. Julian was great to work with. Will definitely order from again.
conlepa1 (1) Chillicothe, Illinois | December 19, 2012| Updated May 5, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
Ordered rather large order by combination of phone and email. Julian is top notch. Very helpful, friendly, extremly responsive. Offered some recommendations, which i am excited to try. Selection was absolutely outstanding. Inventory was up to date. Shipping was ridiculously fast. Packed nicely. Prices are fair. Finally got ahold of one of my bucket list beers which is impossible to find in the midwest. Will absolutely be doing businessagain. They have earned a loyal customer here.
bytemesis (214) Sunnyvale, California | November 27, 2012| Updated May 5, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Not sure why this place is not higher rated. I suspect some competitor bashing in the reviews, because on its merits this is an impressive store. Nothing too shocking in stock, but they have a great selection of California, US, and international craft brews, including several Alpines (which are incredibly hard to find anywhere outside of the brewpub), and strangely enough refrigerated vertical epics from 07-07 to 11-11. I paid $10 for an 08-08, which I thought was pretty damn good. Most of their stuff is in the fridge as well. The one knock I would give it is that I do wonder a bit about freshness; they had a full row of Yulesmith Summer in the cooler in November; that canít be good. Otherwise a great place. And they use RB logos!
daknole (300) Scottsdale, Arizona | October 30, 2012| Updated May 5, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
My neighbor and I split an order. Service and shipping was top notch. Nice place for some Ca gems.
jredmond (161) Manhattan, New York | October 16, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
Great online service and communication via email and phone. Julian makes the process fluid and painless. Incredible selection including Russian river and alpine. Boom daddy boom!
fata2683 (131) Tucson, Arizona | September 14, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Contacted Julian and he set some stuff aside on my drive into San Diego. Right off of I-10 and the selection is staggering. Easily one of the best selections I have seen in a single store. Huge California selection to include Alpine, RR, with some rare Lost Abbey and Kern River and an equally impressive import section with plenty of sours. Prices seemed very reasonable and after visiting other SD bottle shops the prices here are average if not a little lower than most. Will stop here again!
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