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Beer Available At Big Z Beverage (arranged by most recent)
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale 28, Brooklyn Lager 89, Anchor Steam Beer 77, Leinenkugels Berry Weiss 14, Smuttynose Summer Weizen Ale 45, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen 94, Omission Gluten Free Lager 18, Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier 99, Ayinger Weizen-Bock 98, Hitachino Nest Lacto Sweet Stout 35, Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale 53, Smuttynose Short Batch #18 Durty 96, Lagunitas DayTime 96, Sixpoint Spice of Life - Citra 87, Lake Placid Nippletop Milk Stout 69, Spaten MŁnchen Dunkel 43, Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita 6, Breckenridge 72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout 94, Molson XXX 6, Bud Light Lime-a-Rita 3
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BrooHa (6) New York | February 20, 2010
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Went for the Cigar City tasting. Whoa. They changed the place a LOT! The growler-filling station has an actual bar front and is set towards the back of the store to allow for better traffic. The taps shine and the decorations are neat and make you feel like youíre at an actual pub. Itís Rick at the helm now and heís done a kick-ass job with the place! The macros have been stacked in the back of the store but still easily visible for the folks who, uh... drink that sort of thing. ;) Heís got a terrific selection of imports as well as a (somewhat) heavier selection of US craft. These are located in a series of big shelves immediately to your left. There were a few selections I donít recall seeing at the places more local to me. The lighting is good, the bottles seem clean (no dust form sitting too long), the store itself is very clean. The single bottle / sale bottle shelves are in too much direct sunlight but Rick says theyíre going to build a wall to address that shortly. Rick is a really friendly dude thatís into beer. The place regularly hosts tastings which are worth checking out if you can plan for it. I only wish it wasnít such a pain in the ass for me to get to. Cheers, guys! Keep up the good work!
goldfish19 (1) Long Island, New York | October 10, 2009| Updated October 11, 2009
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
~ What can I say about this place? When I first walked through its doors some time ago, I was greeted by the owner, Mark. You could tell in his eyes that beer was not only his hobby, but his passion. Mark has transformed this place from a run-of-the-mill beer distributor into a beer loverís paradise! Big Z carries a huge selection, with hard to find beers that other stores simply do not carry. If you donít see what youíre looking for (and thatís a rarity here), just ask one of the experienced staff, and theyíll do their best to try and order it for you.
Currently there are eleven (yes thatís 11) beers on tap at the growler station. Local favorites are mixed in with hard to find gems. Besides tasting great, the beers on tap are always fresh! The prices are competitive and the customer service is top notch.
I could go on and on for pages on how great this place is, but youíre just going to have to see it to believe it. If youíre ever in the area, stop in, you will not be disappointed. ~
tgncc (74) Bellmore, New York | March 8, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great place. Lots of different and hard to find styles. The proprietor is awesome. He is very knowledgable and enthusiastic about beer. This place frequently hosts beer tastings, and there are growler stations. Wide selection of beers I donít often see. And, I get e-mails with upcomong events. I wish this place was a little closer to my house.
Uncle Moose (1) East Northport, New York | January 30, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Great store! Best on Long Island...Big Z has a great selection of American Micros and some very hard to find stuff. Iím not big into the Euros so I couldnít comment on his selection there. No dusty bottles everything is really fresh due to the volume of business he does. Mark, the owner, is very attentive and knowledgeable; he always recommends beers that he knows will suit my tastes but doesnít have an ego if you decide to go with something else. There are usually in-store beer tasting events a couple times a month (usually Saturdays) and the growler station is great. Good work Big Z!
IauditUUhateme (14) Coram, New York | January 29, 2009| Updated January 31, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great store! I have been here numerous times. Itís a toss up as to who has the best selection around this area, Big Z or Shoreline, I really canít say. Itís usually pretty well organized, and easy to navigate. I would give this place a higher rating for service if it was more consistent. When the owner Mark is there, service is excellent, but he does come off as a bit too phony sometimes. I feel like he is too much of a salesman. When he is not there, itís hit or miss. Overall it is a great store, and you would be hard pressed to find anyone that is disappointed by this place. He getís stuff that I have not seen anywhere else in Suffolk County. I donít know where he gets it, but other beer distributors have told me that some of these beers are not even distributed in Suffolk. Kudoís to Mark! Even though it is not my favorite store on the island, I make it a point to come here anytime I am in the area. I always find something different. His Growler beers are also a reason to stop in.
PilsnerPeter (100) Flushing, New York | September 29, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place has one of the best selections on L.I., and easily has the best service! Mark is very emphatic, knowledgeable, and helpful. I had a long and informative conversation with him from both the craft beer loving, and business aspect of beer. He gets some cool stuff that I havenít seen anywhere else on the Island, and heís always very interested in finding what you want. Mark is a great guy and aspires to provide the best beerstore. Great place! (If I can give a 20-out-of-10 for service, I would!)
lalu (39) Laval, Quebec | September 8, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Visited this store on sept. 4th 08.
One of the best selections i have ever seen.they may have less than some other big stores but they seem to order only the good stuff. Mark was very helpfull and knowledgeable.
A must if you are in the area.
LilBeerDoctor (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 2, 2008| Updated October 3, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Best beer store in Huntington (closely tailed by Shoreline). Great prices compared to other stores in the area, very good American micro section (Green Flash, Alesmith, Captain Lawrence, Goose Island, Hair of the Dog, Southern Tier, and tons of others), growlers (5 taps: usually 1 Smuttynose, 1 Six Point, and occassionally Southampton, Captain Lawrence, Allagash, Sly Fox), and the mix-a-6 section has tons of beers to choose from. The owner, Mark, is very friendly and very open to suggestions. He is very pro-active in bringing new beers to LI. New beers are always coming in, so itís worth a visit every now and then. The tap station is definitely something to check out. For imports, itís better to go to Shoreline, but youíve gotta check this place out anyway.
TeamTrappist (23) jericho, New York | March 22, 2008| Updated November 19, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Stopped by today as I was looking for something specific (they didnít have it, but no one does right now) Very nice people working there,helpful, and pretty knowledgeable. The micro selection was pretty good, nothing too unusual, but some good stuff. Need some work on the imports though. Maybe 12 or 15 belgians. My buddy won something as he was paying, and it was half off of their singles rack 6 pack price, normally $10. Thought that was a nice touch. Definitely a good local spot, and the growlers will make it more of a destination for sure.
NYbeer (11) | March 14, 2008| Updated April 1, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
FURTHER UPDATE-4/1/2009-Things are continuing to get even better at Big Zís. They have regular tastings on Saturdays. Some of the breweries that have come are Captain Lawrence, Brooklyn, Blue Point, and Ithaca. Also, sometime in the next week or two, Big Zís will be doubling their growler station taps from 5 to 10. Mark continues to make improvements to an already superb store.UPDATE-10/22/08-Big Zís has only gotten even better since my initial review. Tremendous selection of micros and Mark has done a great job of upgrading the quality of the imports selection in the last few months. Has a 5 tap growler system and always has quality beers on tap. Also, of note, Big Zís now offer growlers in 32oz jugs in addition to the standard 64oz jugs. INITIAL REVIEW-
Big Zís has come back to life as a destination for quality beer. Mark, the owner is doing a fantastic job of elevating the quality of this store. He is always happy to help, talk about beer, tell about the new beers that he has in stock and
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