curly (114) Redmond, Washington | January 30, 2012| Updated February 1, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I had a real nice conversation with Wayne today. Super nice guy. Obviously passionate about his store and really connecting with the customers. The beer selection was great, not insane, but a lot of great beers and no filler. All IPAís are refrigerated and turnover looked excellent. Iím sure Iíll be coming here many more times.... Already back again. This is a great store to have just a few miles away since it would take me a good 25 minutes or more to get to another store as nice as this one.
CheersMate (149) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | December 15, 2010| Updated February 2, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place is very much geared towards catering to the wine crowd. There are a couple of coolers, and when I say "a couple", I literally mean this. The beers that they have are well thought out. They seem to have only what is fairly good to excellent, in terms of selection. The purveyors are extremely nice. Iíve met the husband and wife team once, and they were both very affable people. Now, I will say that they have the opportunity to really beef-up their beer selection and be the best beer store in Renton because, hell, they really donít exist. Anyways, I also love the prices -- a 750 ml. Temptation for $15.99?! They get some great seasonal stuff e.g., Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws, so I know theyíre paying attention to the beer crowd. Free tastings on Saturday for both beer and wine, I believe. Updating my rating a bit. I met the husband and wife team for a second time, and I canít say how nice these people are. Theyíre willing to answer any and all questions. Theyíll be the best beer store in the area soon enough.