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American Beer Distributors
Excellent based on 33 ratings
Type: Beer Store

256 Court St.
Brooklyn, New York United States 11231 [ print map ]
718 875 0226

Hours: M-Th till 7pm, Fri 8pm, Sat & Sun 6pm

Mayor: americanjones (4) | Bottles: 400

American Beer Distributors

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Beer Available At American Beer Distributors (arranged by most recent)
Jester King Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale (Batch 1-9) 95, Grimm Golden Hour , Anchorage Galaxy White IPA 99, Dogfish Head Bitches Brew 99, Grimm #01 - From the Hip Rose Hop Blonde 68, Penn St. Nikolaus Bock Bier Brewers Reserve 89, Wild Onion Jack Stout 81, Hair of the Dog Ruth 89, Samuel Adams Utopias 100, Samuel Adams Black Lager 84, Samuel Adams Boston Lager 66, Samuel Adams Cream Stout 93, Hair of the Dog Adam 100, Hair of the Dog Fred 100, Samuel Adams Coffee Stout 69, Leelanau Petoskey Pale Ale 96, Samuel Adams Ale 60, Hair of the Dog Michael 97, Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA 81, Leelanau Whaleback White 94
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33 reviews for American Beer Distributors
 Ambiance  66%
 Service  72%
 Selection  83%
 Food N/A 
 Value  63%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

swoopjones  (294) Buffalo, New York | August 16, 2013
A total dump. Filthy, disorganized. Philly dusty bottles. How this ranked ahead of bierkraft is crazy. Selection was below average IMO also. Not worth a trip.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz  (121) Brooklyn, New York | October 9, 2012
Based on the number of bottles you canít really be miss by shopping here. There are some relative rarities and a good breadth. But there are also holes and it seems that the rest of the city caught up and kept going with more curated selections. There are growler fills as well, always good. I wish the hours were later.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
mcmisko  (11) New York | April 7, 2012
Kinda dirty, but the beers are organized, and thatís what matters. Great selction. I found things here I could not find anywhere else in NYC area. Prices are okay, not over priced in my opinion. If it was not so hard to get here, iíd be here often.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin  (100) Baltimore, Maryland | November 7, 2011
Really odd place. Broken glass in the corners, dim lighting, shady entrance, almost like a grocery store from the mid 90s. Even more weird that they have fresh taps up front, like how could anything in that place be clean and fresh? Bottle selection is weird ranging from old de dolle and Southampton to new Bruery, to swill-deluxe. Service is interesting, some people courteous others clearly insane. There are some treats tucked away here and there, so if youíre lucky, you may end up with a story of how you sloshed through puddles in freezing ran to max out at two atms and drop $400 cash like that. Then again maybe not.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito  (67) Nueva York, New York | January 21, 2011
This used to be my beer store of choice when I lived in Carroll Gardens. It is rather large and there is a sizable selection of warm and cold beer. A lot of it is from American Microbreweries that are not so well known or so well acclaimed (Landmark, Lakefront, Cottrell, Saranac). It is also for some of these breweries that you will get the best deal in town (i.e. 7-8 dollars for a six-pack). When it comes to proper beer geek beers, this place is lacking. For example, they charge $9 for De Dolle Stille Nacht. In general their selection of foreign brews is not the best and one would think that many of them have been chilling there for too long. The service is not great either. There are always 6 employees in the store, but they never seem interested in the customers until they come to pay for their beers. In general, if you want a cheap sixer of something that you never had before, this is a good place, but New Beer Distributors is better in virtually every other way.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (559) London, England | October 26, 2010
Solid shop in an easily accessed part of Brooklyn. The store itself is nice, well lit and well organized, and located right on a major street. The selection is very good, certainly more than ample for any beginner to intermediate beer drinker, with likely a few good finds for the seasoned drinker. Prices are, on average, average, with some stuff costing too much and some too little. There is also a growler station and the ability to purchase kegs, neither of which have I used. Overall a good spot to which I will return.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc  (74) Bellmore, New York | February 24, 2010
Decent place. Well lit and clean, well organized. The selection is not bad, but not much in the way of rare beers. The prices were on par for most beers, some bargains, some were overpriced. Overall a decent place, but I wouldnít gpo out opf my way to get here unl;ess there was a sale or something. Decent growler pricing and selection, however.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Beerapprentice  (11) Hopatcong, New Jersey | June 23, 2009
Ventured in on a Sunday afternoon. Found what I was looking for which was Brooklyn Brewery Black Ops and Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Had a good selection. Prices were not as good as NBD BUT...they did have shopping carts!!! Didnít need to use one though. NBD, take note!!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl  (138) New York, New York | February 6, 2009
Pretty decent, way cheaper than Bierkraft down the street, with a decent selection. Not much more to say, really. You are often better off going to Manhattan for New Beer and Whole Foods but this place sometimes snags a few imports that are tough to find elsewhere.
hogfodder  (34) Seattle, Washington | February 19, 2008
This place rules. Not much in the way of ambiance, but with the clout of NYC comes great selection. every brewery wants to have their best stuff on the best shelves in a big town. Hell, theyíve got stuff from the west coast we canít get...on the west coast. But the real reason to go here is for the tremendous regional bottles from all the great breweries out east. Great prices too, all things considered.

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