United States > North Carolina > Winston-Salem
Beer Available At City Beverage (arranged by most recent)
Haandbryggeriet Porter 95, Lonerider DeadEye Jack Espresso Porter 80, Mother Earth Windowpane Series: Peaches 51, Victory Yakima Glory 98, The Bruery Saison Rue 98, Bear Republic / Fat Headís / Stone TBA 96, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout 98, Stone Lukcy Basartd Ale 99, Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet Plank II: Doppelbock Style Lager 94, Great Divide Rumble 95, Dogfish Head Burton Baton 99, Ommegang Belgian-style Pale Ale (BPA) 97, Great Divide Wild Raspberry Ale 41, Dogfish Head Punkin Ale 90, Baltika 7 Eksportnoe (Export) 8, Samuel Adams (Barrel Room Collection) Thirteenth Hour Stout 94, Allagash White 94, Abita 25th Anniversary Vanilla Double Dog 79, Great Divide Hades 69, Founders Breakfast Stout 100
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slang (13) Columbia, South Carolina | October 20, 2005
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Very nice shop with a chill vibe. Good service. The selection is great too, w/ 2/3 cold. Plenty of good americans and belgians (w/ a lot of proper glassware). I was warned of their prices, but they arenít much worse than Total Wine which is also worth checking out.
rumproasts (63) Grand Rapids, Michigan | October 7, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
huge selection and nicely organized. however, there didnít appear to be any/many singles available. all i saw were a few random bottles stacked along the bottom of some coolers. the place was pretty busy with a wine event, so i didnít take the time to ask for help.
DiarmaidBHK (523) Pennsylvania | September 11, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Imagine an alternate universe where they had craft beer stores in the 1950ís and your pretty close. Lots of wood paneling gives city beverage a clubhouse feel thatís immediately inviting. They have most of their bombers in the room to,your left with coolers straight ahead from the entrance. They also have a home brew supplies section. They have a ton of local and imported crafts with a nice cider and mead section as well. The only real drawback, as others have noted, are the prices. Theyíre a bit a higher thean other places in the state. Still itís a nice find.
Onenote81 (74) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | April 20, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
So happy to have this gem of a bottle shop in town! Though the prices can be on the steep side, this is THE place to get your beer hook-up. I canít even begin to describe the enormous selection. Everything is organized well, so finding your genre of beer is not hard at all. Decent keg and growler offerings as well. A must-stop!
Sikash (1) North Carolina | April 7, 2012| Updated July 25, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Just off the bat this is the GO TO place for Winston when it comes to craft brews. Total Wine in Winston is nice and way cheaper but has a less of a selection. I have been going to this place for a while now and here are my thoughts.
Ambiance: A little small but overall good, has a nice beer with great beers on tap at a decent price that are nice to grab as you browse.
Service: The old guy that I think owns the place is minimally helpful at best. The two younger guys that are there regularly in the afternoons and on the weekends are extremely helpful and always a joy to work with.
Selection: As stated earlier they tend to have the best selection around when it comes to craft beers and Winston. I do not recommend their growlers as I have had multiple (I think) skunked growlers because they tend to sit there in an open glass window for a while. I also question how long some of their yest/hops have sat in their fridge in the back.
Value: This is the ONLY reason I dislike this location. Everything is overpriced (except the beers on tap). Expect to pay a couple bucks more than anywhere else for things. I also STRONGLY recommend not buying singles as buying a single of a beer is close to half the price of a 6-pack. If they dropped their prices by 2-3 bucks per beer (for most but not all) it would be perfect. HOWEVER, when they have sales they are very worthwhile and a must whenever they have their bi-annual Tent-Sale Event.
Overall: This is my go to place for beers in Winston, the service is great as long as the older gentleman is not working there alone. The store is overpriced in general which is a huge drawback but the selection is wide and the atmosphere is pretty solid. They do tastings every Saturday which is a huge plus. Overall itís a decent place but could be awesome if they brought their prices down a bit.
Hussey (21) North Carolina | March 13, 2012| Updated July 25, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great place. Super knowledgeable folks working there. Especially like the layout by beer type rather than alpha. Cool room to the left just full of great hard-to-find stuff. A gem of a store. Another mecca for NC beer geeks.
zappuh (2) North Carolina | February 15, 2012| Updated July 25, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great store for anyone living in the Triad. A huge selection of beers with a bar that has like 5 taps.
planbee (36) North Carolina | November 10, 2011| Updated July 25, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Big shop with a nice sitting area and a large selection. Kind of cramped, disorganized, and hard to navigate, but if youíre in Winston, this is your place. Pretty heavily trafficked place, but plenty of parking. Service was OK. I donít think it is in the same league as Bestway or Samís, but definitely the best in town.
BiochemProf (5) Boone, North Carolina | October 23, 2011| Updated July 25, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great little shop not far from Foothills.
Thorpe429 (58) , Illinois | September 1, 2011| Updated July 25, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I love that this place opens up at 9AM. Why? That means after we got inside Foothills -- for both regular and BA Sexual Chocolate this year -- weíre able to sit down and have a coffee when they open at 8AM and then stroll over to City Beverage at 9 before the bottle sales start. The only drawback to this approach is missing out on the draft selection inside the beer store.
Very cool atmosphere inside the main beer area with a bar with several draft lines off to the right and a nice assembly of shelves with plenty of beer. Really nice import selection and plenty of glassware to go along with it. Service has always been great. While I havenít asked specific questions about their selection, whenever Iíve started chatting with an employee theyíve always been very enthusiastic about beer and have been enjoyable to talk to.
The only caveat I have to all of this is that the homebrew selection is fairly weak. I get this impression itís kind of an extra service, so I wonít complain too much, Iíd just say that if thatís what youíre looking for -- rather than a top-notch beer store -- Iíd go elsewhere. That said, if youíre looking to pick up some bottle caps or some rice hulls during a beer run, this is an added convenience.
JCB (174) Durham, North Carolina | October 24, 2010| Updated July 25, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Rolled in after the Foothills BASC release, a bit bleary after a fine evening. Low ceilings, dark wood, and a precariously dense stock arrangement could reasonably be described as "cozy" but I thought it was a bit confining. Aside from the general clutter, however, it was a very pleasant store. No real service whatsoever, which suited me just fine (gentleman at the register was quite friendly, but no silly questions on the floor). Stock was excellent overall, with a very good representation of whatís available in NC (latest Stone, New Belgium, Founders, and imports). Good sales and discounts, mixed sixers available, and itís definitely worth stopping in for Olde Hickory and Pisgah beers, which arenít available further east.
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