United States > Kentucky > Bowling Green
jmagnus87 (85) Rockford, Illinois | May 21, 2011
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Checked out this place while I was in Bowling Green for a Fire Department recruit meeting, and I was like a kid in a candy store. I was here for about and hour and a half and left about $150 bucks poorer. Got some Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf, Sam Infinium, a few Great Lakes, a few Brooklyn beers, Bells 10,000, Sierra 30th and Beer Camps, Goose Night Stalker, Stone Oaked Bastard and some Dogfish. Staff didnít seem to be around to help but, then again, I didnít ask for any. Also, I found a Makerís Mark whisky blooper pack that I hadnít heard about and Makerís cigars which Iím always trying to find. Overall, it was awesome! I canít wait for my next meeting in BG so I can drive the 4 hours and come back with more treasures.
illinismitty (279) Nashville, Tennessee | June 26, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Located not too far off of exit 22, this is a popular place for us Nashvillians to get out of market beer. For starters, they have Bells, FFF, Founders, Goose Island, etc. Second, they bring in limited release and rare kegs for growler fills. This is because Blake, and avid beer enthusiast himself, has established friendships with the craft beer community in the region. You call ahead and show up when he is working, heíll treat you right. The selection can vary at times because Blake moves a lot of beer, especially the rare and limited release stuff. Sometimes you have to ask for stuff because itís not on the floor. Great store with great people running it.
allfreej (76) Louisville, Kentucky | November 11, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is a must-stop for any craft-beer lover in the area or just passing through, like I was. Large, well-appointed store. Blake, the beer specialist, is very knowledgeable and is a true beer geek. They have an outstanding selection of American and European craft beer and pour some very impressive stuff in the back at their growler station (they had Brooklynís Cookie Jar Porter when I stopped in). They also seem to have some really nice rarities tucked away in the back. The prices were very reasonable, and some of the specials they had were really quite a deal. I frequently travel through BG on my way to Nashville for business and I will make a point now of stopping at Chuckís when I do so.
phishpond417 (51) Madison, Wisconsin | October 18, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
This package store is located conveniently off I-65, and it has an enormous selection of everything. As incredibly huge it is, they utilize every bit of space given, and fill it up with something cool. They have a great beer selection from all over the place. Being from Wisc, when I stopped in to check out their mix and match- they didnít have a whole lot of Kentucky beer in it. So I asked a gentleman, who appeared to be the manager and he immediately put together a six pack of beer for me from different KY breweries. As if that wasnít enough, on our way out they had a barrel of some beer that they brew, and we sampled that. We also wanted to buy some plastic cups but they gave it to us for free. Excellent service from everyone there, and next time Im in the area, I am definately stopping by.
Brianito (2) Tennessee | June 24, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Good sized store with an impressive selection of wine, spirits and, of course, beer. I had no idea where to go for thje beer initially so I headed towards the back where I could see cooler doors.
Whoa. St. Bernardus, Maredsous, Duvel, Great Divide, Founders, Great Lakes, Bellís...door after door. I have to admit I was impressed but hoped there was an aisle as well.
Um, yeah there was an aisle. It must have taken me 10 minutes on my first pass as I took in all the beer. I immediately walked to the front of the store and requested a cart!
The lower ABV selection is not as extensive as the higher ABV but they have pretty much anything you could want, including whatever shitty beer you might need to pick up for your grandpa. The wine and beer specialist, Blake, is also there to help out with some goodies from the treasure chest.
nqualls (35) Nashville, Tennessee | January 3, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is by far the best beer store in bowling green, and a must visit for anyone in Nashville seeking a different selection of micros. Their beer selection just keeps getting better and better. Most Bells offerings, Great Lakes, some Goose Island. The owner is really making an effort to bring in the hard to find stuff. Last visit had some Cantillon, Mikkeller and a Nogne-O Dark Horizon (which I bought the only one of). I keep going back to this place. Value is better than Nashville beer stores too.
Rustyham (101) St. Petersburg, Florida | April 17, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
I drove in from Nashville with a buddy because iíd heard the rumors and had met Blake, their beer guy, at a tasting. This place is by far way better than any store in TN, and any store in South Florida.
they have beer on tap to fill growlers and a nice 100+ year old bar in the back where they do tastings and events. You can get just about any beer they have either refrigerated or warm, and they sell everything in singles or packs.
Huge display case of glassware at great prices (most under$5) is also a big plus.
cake (1) Hendersonville, Tennessee | March 3, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Drove up to Chuckís from Nashville. Thought they had a good beer selection. Lots of different beers not found in TN. Staff was very helpful and showed us some good beers kept in the back. Had good selection of beers found in coolers and a larger selection found on the shelves. Picked up some Bells Batch 10,000, Expedition Stout & 3rd Coast Old Ale, Founders Breakfast Stout, Backwoods Bastard & Old Curmudgeon, Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf, Dreadnaught IPA & Behemoth, Great Divide Old Ruffian, Dogfish Head/Three Floyds Poppaskull, also had selections of Great Lakes and Goose Island as well as Anchor Old Foghorn. You can make your own six pack as well as buy beer glassware. Was a good trip and I will go back.
ManvsCity (24) Redmond, Washington | June 20, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
On a seven day work trip to the beer wasteland of Nashville, I was fortunate to find Chuckís, only an hourís drive away across the border. I like how you can see the "LIQUOR" sign from I-65 as you approach exit 22. I was also fortunate to get guidance from Blake, their beer specialist, and fellow Dark Lord Day attendee. The selection of beers not available in my home Seattle area was top notch. Blake even dove into the cooler to find me some Founders, Schlafley, and Troegs rarities. The store also has an impressive selection of bourbon and other whiskey. And, one of their other BG stores does growler fills. If youíre visiting Nashville, or live there, this place is an oasis in the desert. I have heard, though, that Tennessee tax law can get you thrown in jail for bringing beer across the border.
Shrews629 (5) Kentucky | December 15, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Another very nice Chuckís store. Seems to have a tad bit better selection of craftbeer at this store. Can "create your own" 6 pack, which is perfect for reviewing beers. The staff is friendly and helpful, however maybe not as much as the store on Louisville Rd. Either way a great place to visit. Wine tastings are a common feature at this store as well as the others. I will definitely continue to stop by when Iím in Bowling Green.
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