United States > New York > Brooklyn
Zeswaft (114) Charleston, South Carolina | October 29, 2006| Updated June 5, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
right on, nhorween took me here. Somewhat cramped U-shaped store. one side of the store lined with coolers of beer on the left and half open cases, bombers and snacks. selection is terrific. tons of east coast stuff. then random but quality selections of everything west, eg. goose island, oskar blues. Had an eclectic selection of europians and a great selection of belgians. prices? other than the $4.25 i spent on a can of oskar blues gordon, they seemed reasonable. of course iíve been in philadelphia for the last 2 months so singles are ~2x what they are in illinois. they had take out of growlers of some pretty fantastic beers i rarely see on tap, if ever. other side of the store is totally gourmet with probably 100 different cheeses and some great meats. the guy in the beer section was excellent-eager and knowledgeable, but everyone else was terrible slow and dull.
festyzizzle (2) Brooklyn, New York | October 20, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Amazing store in park slope. Offers a truely outstanding variety of beers. They are ordered by country or region and are priced normaly. Its tough to shop around for a beer but $10.50 seemed a little much for the Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA.
They also have a large cheese and chocolate selection. Check this place out if youíre in the area.
PilsnerPeter (100) Flushing, New York | September 7, 2006| Updated April 3, 2009
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 10/20
When I first went here I talked to the owner (Richard) for a while. He knows his stuff. I had a cheese sample as well. Has a nice single bottle selection, but itís VERY OVER PRICED, and the rest of the staff isnít all that great (especially the fat guy who specializes in cheese, heís a real winner...) All-in-all, goes else where when in Brooklyn like American Beer.
nhorween (6) Chicago, Illinois | September 3, 2006
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Really nice place with good service. Some really good finds to be had there (and they deliver to Manhattan, which rocks). The other side of the store is all gourmet food and cheeses, really good stuff. I got a sandwich there when I was on the way out, and it was super tasty. Really amazing selection of cheeses too. Free tastings every tuesday, if I understood them right, and they provide free beer samples that they pair with cheese.
beervana (32) Libertyville, Illinois | August 23, 2006
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
(07.03.06) I visited this Brooklyn site and was astounded by the wall of refrigeration holding a huge collection of high quality bottled microbrew beers from breweries such as Southampton, Smuttynose, Stoudts, Weyerbacher, Heavyweight, etc.. Many imported bottled beers as well. There was also a section where you can purchase growlers of draft beers from Six Point and other breweries. The store also had an amazing selection of gourmet cheeses and chocolates. High quality stuff. Very knowledgeable staff. I spent an enjoyable hour speaking with an employee named Ben who really knew his beers and then another few hours studying their beers. I could live in this place. A must for all beer geeks.
chimay67 (60) hunt sta, New York | August 12, 2006
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Not the largest selecgtion, but amazingly well picked. More Normandy style ciders then Iíve ever seen. Only complaint was not enough warm selections. But great if you are buying for immediate gratification. Great selections of cheeses and meats. Killer chocolate selections. Helpful staff. Prices are not bad for NYC.
Capa (322) Kitsap, Washington | August 8, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Very big selection of micros and imports. all sinlges are kept in coolers for imediate consumption. They have about 8 taps of some good brews to get your growler filled. Also had some, what I was told, was the owners homebrew that he lets people taste from time to time. too bad he wasnt there at the time. Large cheese, meat and fine chocolate sections too. Good looking beer store, though a little pricey.
mkobes (53) paramus, New Jersey | July 26, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Been here once to buy buy some cheese. They have a nice cheese and beer selection. Its a bit expensive though. They have a good selection of beer bottles. Lots of belgians here too. Nice knowledgable, helpful and friendly staff.
MullMan (29) New York | June 26, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
more beers in the cold case than I have ever seen. prices are very expensive. just for kicks I looked at the scaldis prestige - $62.50!!!!! but you can get things like a sixpoint bolshoi and other rarities because not everyone in brooklyn/park slope is willing to pay that much for a beer. but if they hop on the craft beer bandwagon look out. the attached gourmet cheese/chocolate shop kicks ass, that is the way a beer store should be! you can also get a growler filled of whatever they have on tap (usually around 8 taps?)
beastiefan2k (183) Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington | May 11, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Here is the deal there are 3 beer stores in NYC and they each have a different bright spot. BierKraft is more of a beer geek store. They know whats rare, they know whats wanted and they know they can charge a bit more for it. Its a U shaped store, one side beer in coolers, the other side gourmet food (cheese, sweets, meats) and some taps in the middle. They definitly carry beers that are rarier than either of the other 2 stores. The will charge more for them as well. For example: 2003 WWS (10.50), í02 Old Crusty (6.50), singles of Rammstein WInter Wheat (2.25), Peche Mortel (21). But you will go here if you really want something thats not available in the other 2 stores and you are willing to pay a bit more for. The staff were really helpful when I was there. Pulled stuff out of the cellar for me, told me what they got coming, and tried to convince me that the fridges donít affect any of the beer. we talked about stuff e like and so on. Numerous hard to find belgians as well.
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