Ale Yeah! (Decatur) | Decatur, Georgia
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Ale Yeah! (Decatur)
World Class based on 28 ratings
Type: Beer Store

906 W College Ave
Decatur, Georgia United States 30030 [ print map ]
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Ale Yeah! (Decatur)

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Beer Available At Ale Yeah! (Decatur) (arranged by most recent)
Green Flash Hop Odyssey Symposium IPA 98, Verhaeghe Echt Kriekenbier 90, Orpheus Atalanta Tart Plum Saison 93, Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents 99, Mother Earth Endless River KŲlsch 69, Unibroue Trois Pistoles 100, Smuttynose Old Brown Dog 84, Prairie Artisan Ales Christmas Bomb! 98, Three Taverns Prince of Pilsen , Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb! 100, Evil Twin Yin & Yang 99, Creature Comforts TropicŠlia 94, BlueTarp Tropic Thunder , Second Self Mole Porter , Orpheus Sykophantes , Goose Island The Muddy Imperial Stout 92, Orpheus Lyric Ale 86, Evil Twin Turkish Delight 86, Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale 66, Victory Harvest Ale 97
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28 reviews for Ale Yeah! (Decatur)
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  91%
 Selection  84%
 Food  50%
 Value  75%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  96%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
aracauna  (73) Georgia | October 15, 2011
This is a tiny store, although they are very selective with what they pit on the shelves so itís a very beer geek-friendly store. Like Hop City, Ale Yeah! also fills growlers and has very knowledgeable and helpful staff. The only two drawbacks are that Decatur is kin of out of the way for out-of-towners passing through, although it is also the best beer per capita neighborhood of metro Atlanta. The other drawback is that limited releases go in a hurry here and at Hop City because they cater only beer geeks.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
mcrowther  (27) ATLANTA, Georgia | July 26, 2011
Such a great place- if it is a craft beer and is available in GA it will be here. All beers arranged by style, the new arrivals are on a separate shelf, the owner is usually there and has a fantastic knowledge of beer and will always give me some good advice. My new go-to spot.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21  (46) Atlanta, Georgia | July 22, 2011
Friendly knowledgeable staff will offer suggestions or let you browse at your own pace but will always greet you on your way in. A true neighborhood spot in that regard. Style separation is handy and sometimes stuff lasts here a day or two longer than some of the bigger spots around town. Nice selection of complementary pieces to your beer experience as well in the form of some local cheeses and small batch chocolates.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek  (140) Atlanta, Georgia | July 15, 2011| Updated June 6, 2013
A small store in an unassuming part of town. The bottles are organized by style, and very accessible and clean. The employees are busy, but quick to take the time to talk beer and find what you need. The selection is top notch. They have the best beers, but they donít have the shelf space to be exhaustive. Its a bit pricy, but not too bad. Overall, a small, quality beer store.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat  (213) Georgia | May 21, 2011
If there are any beer stores in Heaven (or the Elysian Fields, or whatever), they are like this. Small and cozy, stocked to the gills with outstanding craft brews and imports arranged by style - and there is not even so much as a drop of big-name industrial swill. That is a BIG plus in favor of this place. The people who work there are helpful and friendly, but not in-your-face or obtrusive. Jay, the proprietor, was delighted to see me going after so many fine beers and even helped me look for some. I enjoyed meeting him and talking with him, and I fully intend to go back! In addition to all the fine beers, they have an impressive array of glassware - not just regular pint glasses, but lots of brand-specific stemware. They also stock homebrew supplies. Their prices may not be the best, but their selection leaves nothing to be desired; they had several beers I have never seen before, including a few from a brewery I had not known of previously. If you live in the Atlanta area, Ale Yeah is a must!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
jw0406  (30) atlanta, Georgia | May 1, 2011| Updated July 29, 2011
Very nice selection, organized by style, with a section devoted just to new items that have entered the store. The people in the store are always very helpful and very knowledge. Great option of build your own six pack with anything in the store. have growlers as well. Excellent store with good prices and great people
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (622) Denver, Colorado | March 1, 2011
Ale Yeah! has perhaps the best name for a beer store and it was a good stop. Itís not the largest selection in the area, but it has the essentials and enough new and rare stuff to interest me in a return trip. The beer is displayed very well in small divided sections comprised of one style of beer, including one section merely labeled "new". I like being able to easily find new stuff without browsing through everything. The salesman was absolutely helpful and one of the most knowledgeable of the product that Iíve encountered. Prices are pretty reasonable, not quite as low as Greenís, but in the ball park of some other beer retailers. I will more than likely be back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy  (26) Marietta, Georgia | January 27, 2011
Stopped in last night! Letís giveír a go, shall we?

Parking is directly alongside College Ave in Decatur, with several spaces directly in front of the building and a make-your-own parking gravel area on the other side of the road. I lucked out with a proper parking spot, but be careful, as youíre backing out on a busy road. I suggest just gunning it!

A very cozy location, very boutique (beertique?) in size and scope. Along the walls are various wooden shelving dedicated to sections of styles - IPAís/DIPAís, Porters/Stouts, Sours, etc. A few coolers in the back house some scattered single bottles, as does a shelving unit beside the register.

A variety of glassware is available for purchase, as are some Ale Yeah! apparel and logo pint glasses. Thereís a small portion of the store dedicated to homebrew supplies and, if youíre in need of a dairy-based snack, a variety of cheeses from Sweet Grass Dairy in southern Georgia.

Due to their size, itíll be hard for them to compete with the selection of Greenís, which is only a few miles away, or Hop City on the other side of downtown. Same with the prices, which were a bit more than other stores. One complaint regarding the pricing is that a portion of the selection had no price tags on them whatsoever. I have no interest in carting around several unmarked bottles by the register to find out how much they cost.

This location will definitely need some love from the locals and hopefully benefit from their relatively close proximity to Brick Store Pub and Twainís. Best of luck toím!

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