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Beer Available At Big Z Beverage (arranged by most recent)
Stone Spröcket Bier 94, Leinenkugels Summer Shandy 16, Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA 95, Pretty Things Jack D’Or 95, Molson XXX 6, Magic Hat Heart Of Darkness Stout (2012-) 90, Stone Go To IPA 97, Icehouse Edge 1, Miller Fortune 8, Sixpoint Global Warmer Strong Ale 61, La Rulles Estivale 96, Mikkeller Beer Geek Bacon 99, Evil Twin Bikini Beer 86, Adnams Broadside (Bottle) 91, Defiant Belgian Style Tripel Ale 93, Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale 28, Brooklyn Lager 89, Anchor Steam Beer 77, Leinenkugels Berry Weiss 14, Smuttynose Summer Weizen Ale 45
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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 Z’s. 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 Z’s 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 Z’s 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 Z’s now offer growlers in 32oz jugs in addition to the standard 64oz jugs. INITIAL REVIEW-
Big Z’s 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
drinksaround (3) | March 8, 2008
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
i went to this place because i have been reading all the new reviews and i was very disapointed. The owner was not in when i went in there but the guy behind the counter was nice( didnt know muchabout what i wanted to know but nice) the selection is basically what you would find in any beer store that wants to sell good beer and the size of the store is not all that impressive not to mention that i almost got creamed by jericho tpke traffic trying to get into the tiny parking lot. The store was clean and deffinitly kept up with but its didnt give me that big beer store ambiance... they had a mix a six shelf but the variety was fairly limited and not always the best value. I alsoo noticed that they close very early so i was lucky i got there early. All and all not a horrible alternative to superstar or even shoreline for that matter but dirve the extra 2 min up the road to superstar and you will be much more impressed.
beerbill (101) Laurel, New York | March 6, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I used to visit this place 9 or 10 years ago when it was under different ownership and it was the best place to get beer on LI at that time. Over the years it deteriorated and I stopped going. The place is under new ownership now and Mark is super enthusiastic about beer. I’ve been there several times now and he’s always bringing in new beers and seems genuinely interested in talking about beer. He recently installed new storage shelves and the place is spacious compared to most beverage stores. I especially like his pick-a-six section for $9.95. Often times I don’t want a to buy a six pack just to try a beer, and this is a great alternative. This is now one of the two bottle shops I routinely visit, the other being Dave’s in Bellport, who is another great guy to talk beer with.
beastiefan2k (176) Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington | March 5, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I too will exalt the owner’s service and friendliness. This place is much more spacious than almost any beverage place on LI. The selection is on par with the other good shops, maybe at the moment a step below Shoreline but cleaner and less old stock. Prices are usually about a dollar more than usual (still on par with the other LI stores). However, they have a constantly changing mix-a-6 for 10 bucks that often includes beers that are worth a lot more than that. Also, they seems to want to reduce old stock by having sales (50% off). Special brands include Captain Lawrence and Alesmith, gets stuff as fast if not faster than the other stores. I really see no reason why this wont soon become my only stop in LI for out of town beer.
glennmastrange (68) hobe sound, Florida | December 23, 2007| Updated December 2, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 14/20
Mark, the owner is exceptionally friendly and helpful. He goes out of his way to find beers for you when you request them, and if you ask he’ll hold special bottles for you (like Stone Double Bastard). He also has a bunch of shelves with a decent selection to make up your own mixed six pack. Increase the selection and the popularity of this place will go up as well. Update 9/27/09: Back again. This time the selection has increased, larger selection on tap (which we were given free samples), breaking up six packs are not an issue, and the big guy was very helpful and even pulled out a free bottle from his own cellar. Kudos for turning the service around! Just be mindful of the singles rack. The prices are high for singles, but the savings increases the more you buy.Update 12/2/2013 This place sucks as of late. Bottle selection is reduced, the growler station has nothing but mediocre stuff, and all at jacked prices. Shame
southamptonsam (1) New York | December 19, 2007
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Great new owner who is very responsive to suggestions and requests. Always something new and interesting to sample.
bonbright7 (39) Jacksonville, Florida | June 16, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Last night, I was invited to see the revitalized Big Z with another consultant and I was pleasantly surprised to see a good selection of imports and American craft beers. As we walked around, the neatly arranged store came into full view as a growing business that was complimented by the new owner’s cheerful "can-do" attitude. I saw some interesting sizes of brands I had not seen before, such as Westmalle 750’s. While the selection has a way to go to matching the depth and quality of Shoreline’s, the new Big Z has made a good start to becoming a worthy competitor.
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