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Beer Available At Capones Restaurant (arranged by most recent)
Avery Samaelís Oak-Aged Ale 97, De Molen Bloed, Zweet & Tranen (Blood, Sweat & Tears) 94, Magic Hat Dream Machine 46, TrŲegs LaGrave 92, Ithaca Laissez Faire 52, Ithaca Obscurite , Ithaca Fleur de Belgique , Sierra Nevada Blindfold 95, Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA 85, Ommegang Hop House 92, Allagash Tiarna 97, Three Heads Tre Kind Triple IPA , Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout 89, Sierra Nevada Snow Wit 89, Bells Hopslam 100, Russian River Pliny the Younger 100, Russian River Supplication 100, Lancaster Southern Cross Hog , Allagash Midnight Brett 98, Sixpoint Hi-Res 98
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TheEpeeist (18) Swarthmore, Pennsylvania | January 27, 2007| Updated August 29, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
After bouncing around between Foodery, State Line and NBD NYC i wasnít expecting to see many different offerings. Went in for the BA Fat Dog, which they had. Abominable too! As others have commented: Alesmith, Great Lakes, Jolly Pumpkins, De Dolle Oerbier & Stille Nacht Reservas, Southamptons, Southern Tier and some cool western PA micros. Not a vast selection but focus seems to be on quality. Fewer mediocre bottles to sort through. Prices very good for PA. Matt knew his stuff and if he didnít have something it was likely coming in soon. I was so blown away that i couldnít even remember most of the upcoming tap selections. Not a problem as Matt sends out regular updates via email. Get on his list. Gotta regroup and head back soon.
MrBendo (16) Swedesboro, New Jersey | January 24, 2007| Updated June 26, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
What a find! Thereís nothing like the bottle selection this place puts out. Always changing, also. Sometimes Alesmith or Moylans, other times Hoppiní Frog or Great Lakes. Matt has the connections.
He is very willing to talk to you about his stock and what else he might get, too. Prices are all clearly marked. He has a lot of sixers, but heís willing to split out anything (maybe on a bigger order)
Iíd say heís generally less than Philly bottle shops, price-wise. (RR Damnation - $9, for example) But the hard to get stuff can be a little more.
Youíve gotta talk to Matt when you go. Tell him youíre from ratebeer. He might have something under the shelf for the connoisseur.
Food was very good. Top notch beers on tap. Even Russian River sometimes!
hopdog (232) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | January 22, 2007| Updated June 17, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Nice gem in the rough. Lots singles (for PA) or some hard to get stuff. Matt is always looking for new beers too. Only been to the bottle shop.
Updated for food. Been here many times and will continue to return.
Updated...one of my favorite spots and Matt is the Man...
kkearn (22) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | January 21, 2007| Updated August 22, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Stopped by the bottle shop last month, and returned for lunch yesterday.
Retail shop is top notch, with numerous brands (Alesmith, Great Lakes, Founders) that arenít available elsewhere in this area. Prices are much less than in Center City. Staff was very friendly. My meal was very good, and being able to enjoy my food with a pint of Pliny the Elder made it even better. Unfortunately, this area is exempt from the Philly smoking ban, but otherwise this place is amazing. Highly Recommended.
Addendum 8/07: my initial review was in 1/2007. In the past 7 months Iíve been back numerous times for food and to pick up rarities in the bottle shop. They put on great monthly draft promos, which are among the top events in the Philly area. Matt Capone is very passionate about great beer, plus heís one of the nicest guys in the business.
TomDecapolis (69) Lawrence, Kansas | January 15, 2007| Updated July 22, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
I have been to Caponeís quite a number of times but only for the bottle shop. Stopped in for dinner last night so I figure it is about time to post my review.
I will start with the bottle shop. Wow...what a find! I never knew there was a bottle shop this good only 15 minutes from my house. The first time I stopped in here the owner Matt talked to me for at least a half hour about the new beers he got in and he also sent me away with a few free goodies. Great selection of american craft beer, Belgians, other imports in addition to your typical American six packs (coors, miller, bud). Current American Craft brews include Alesmith, Founders, Moylans, Hoppin Frog, DFH, Stoudts, Magic Hat, Allagash and may more! Prices are reasonable although have been increasing over the past month or two (which is understandable...this is a business afterall).
As for the restaurant. I got the Veal Parm and it was excellent. My wife got the Chicken Parm and really enjoyed hers as well. Meal came with bread and a soup/salad. They also had a great desert tray. Tap selection included Ramstein Winter Wheat, Pliny the Elder, Stone Double Bastard in addition to 6 to 8 others. They do growler fills!
Matt also does a great job of keeping a current list of what he has on tap so that patrons donít have to rely on their server to remember the constantly rotating tap list.
egajdzis (46) Spring Mount, Pennsylvania | December 28, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Really nice selection for PA. Can buy singles, and the service is fantastic. Every time iíve been in, Iíve been able to talk to the owner or his brother. Highly recommended.
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