I have been in here a few times now, figured it was time for a review. Upon entering you see all the racks of beer laid out in front of you, with the registers to your right. Vibe is pretty good, as is the service, with a few people around to answer any questions you may have.
Quality has always been pretty good. I have only ever seen one or two out of date cases on the shelves. The selection has always been very good, although not as good as Westyís. They have quite a few exclusives, such as Founders, that nobody else can get. Prices are on-par or slightly above the areas average.
Overall a really solid distributor that I will continue to visit when I am in the area.
Pulled in really quick just to see what was on the shelf. Man I hate PA and the bs beer laws case stuff wow what a pain. Typical beer warehouse lots of cases of beer and nice craft selection I will have to say. But traveling and just wanting to get ticks not very convenient.
Fairly typical PA beer store except this one has more craft beer and located prominently in the front of the store. Prices seemed reasonable, but you have to really love a beer to get a whole case of it though I was tempted by the case of Weihenstephaner Hefe they had.
Capa (381) Kitsap, Washington | December 13, 2012| Updated January 2, 2014
One of the better distributors Iíve been to in Pa. Well light, didnít feel like a dingy warehouse, and well organized. Plenty of craft and import offerings. Lots of the normal stuff, lots of locals, and some of the harder to get stuff. They have a cold room in the back with a fair amount of cold craft cases, too. Service was friendly and attentive. Would stop in if I pass thru the area again.
Places like the Brass Rail help take the pain out of the stupidity that are PA beer laws. Very good prices on very good beers. Just beware that they donít have a lot of room on the floor so if you donít see what you are looking for, or if you need more cases of something be sure to ask the employees.
Only annoying thing is the need to provide ID and info if buying more than 4 cases. Fortunately you only have to fo this once.
Lotís of Bellís, Founderís, Trappist Ales, Terrapin, Troegís, Weyerbacher, North Coast, Lost Abbey, Pizza Port and other well rated North American brews to be found here. I think the prices/selection for the ares make it a worthwhile stop when in the area.
Affiliated deli next door has singles, sixes and subs to go.
Right beside the Brass Rail Deli, which is becoming a regular spot for me, I had to take a walk and check out the case store. Very nice layout with the export and micro brews in their own area, separated from the macro stuff. They have a very good selection of the rarer and more expensive beers, and their prices reflect that. There was only one staff member around and they asked if I needed help, the store was not at all busy. It is a small place, but they have a good selection. Itís all cases, if you want singles and sixers, walk next door.0
All three people I encountered here were very friendly and eager to help. I told them just how painfully new I was/am to decent beer, and two guys tagteamed me, spending 10-15 mins answering questions and pointing things out. Quite impressed.
This by far the best distributor in Lebanon County. They have a great selection with a surprisingly high turnover of American micros and imports given the area. Very nice selection including: Founders (Centennial IPA, Breakfast Stout, Blushing Monk, etc), Hoppiní Frog (Black and Tan, BORIS, Hoppiní to Heavin, Mean Manalishi), Bellís (Expedition, Two Hearted, Hop Slam, etc), Stone (Ruination, IPA, RIS), Moylans, DFH, Victory, etc. Great selection of imports and Belgians. As has already been said, lots of parking, clean, very helpful and knowledgeable staff.