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Beer Available At Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor Deli (arranged by most recent)
Evil Twin Aķn MŠs a Jesķs 100, Stillwater Sensory Series v.1 - Lower Dens 93, Evil Twin Bikini Beer 86, Great Lakes Eliot Ness 95, Struise Pannepot 100, New Belgium Fat Tire 48, Allagash White 94, Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA 99, Allagash Curieux 99, The Bruery Tart of Darkness 99, Rochefort Trappistes 10 100, Maine Beer Weez 99, Pretty Things Baby Tree 95, Maine Beer Another One 99, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break 100, Surly Coffee Bender 98, Saison Dupont Cuvťe Dry Hopping 98, De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Heaven & Earth) 99, Oude Quetsche Tilquin ŗ líAncienne 100, Bells The Oracle DIPA Ale 100
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msindall (1) Maryland | February 4, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great place if you are looking for some hidden gems. Alot of beers, RR, TF, LA, etc. from the West coast, that are not distributed very well on the east coast find their way here. Although if you are from the west coast and do find them, you will notice quite the price hike (sometimes 300%). This is expected though since noone else sells them.
I appreciate the effort that Al goes through to keep his customers happy (emails, holding beers, etc.). I would definitely suggest this place if you live in the DC Metro area or are passing through and looking for some good beers.
pras (39) Maryland | February 3, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place is known for selling stuff that no one else can get or has even heard of. Al is amazing!
evanlarkin (5) Northfield, Minnesota | January 23, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Little place almost hidden by itís own awning just north of Dupont Circle. The mood of the place isnít much different than any other liquor store, except for the notable difference that the staff makes small talk with you. Theyíll talk beer for sure, or just whatís up in life. You wonít find greater service than that. The selection is beyond what most places in the area have too, thanks to Alís ability to get a hold of beers from the west coast, and even some Surly from MN. The deli is gone, but the conversation is all I really need.
magsinva (138) Virginia | September 24, 2011| Updated November 24, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Small corner wine liquor and beer store, that specializes in stocking the good stuff. While their beer floor space is relatively limited (2 8íx4í book cases plus 8í beer cooler), they have some great gems. On my visit they were out of a lot of things, especially the lambics. That aside, they still had a nice cross-section of craft beers. Everything from Russian River & lost abbey on the west coast to rarer DFH on the east coast. The also had about 10 different Mikkellers. The prices were a bit steep, but I havenít seen the Russian River or Lost Abbey anywhere else in NoVa.
craftycarl21 (71) Washington, Washington DC | September 7, 2011| Updated October 2, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Small shop but they make up for it with some random awesome selections. Picked up a Le Trou du Diable Dulcis Succubus today, and they also had Buteuse Special, CCB Guava Grove, Big Sound, and Humidor Jai Alai, and several other very nice things. Definite mark-up but given the area (Dupont Circle) and the convenience to the metro itís hard to complain. Definitely a place worth checking out if youíre in DC.
Thorpe429 (58) , Illinois | September 1, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice little place not too far at all from the Dupont Circle station, so plenty accessible to travelers. By not too far, I mean about twenty steps from the northern exit to the station. Small place on the corner, beer is to the left and back once you walk in. Not a huge number of beers, but there isnít much of anything there that I wouldnít mind drinking.
Al is great and always extremely helpful. The e-mail updates arenít frequent, but normally contain a few gems. Connecticut Ave. is perhaps the best in DC at taking advantage of the liquor laws and bringing in plenty of out-of-market beers. While theyíre generally pricey, itís nice to have that option. Most of the time these beers are fresh -- e.g., in the past week Iíve seen Deschutes Inversion IPA and Surly Furious that were less than a month old -- though occasionally some things slip, so I wouldnít grab anything hoppy without a date code.
All in all, definitely a place worth stopping. DC has pretty good distribution, and this becomes excellent when you add in the extra stuff available here.
Travlr (1269) Washington, Washington DC | August 18, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Tiny place. Owner is keen on interesting bers, very engaging and helpful. Good selection that changes often, and the owner is willing to hunt down stuff for you, or refer you to other places to find stuff he doesnít carry. A must-stop while in DC.
dbarnold (11) Bethesda, Maryland | July 12, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is a place you absolutely need to know if you are a beer nerd in DC. Their manager Al, has connections to small distributors criss-crossing the country and is a huge beer nerd himself. He gets ALL of the rare stuff from around the country, you name it, get gets it. The best part if he send out an email when he gets stuff and will let you reserve things with a credit card over the phone. Itís not cheap, at all, but if you want to try amazing regional stuff frmo Wisconsin, Indiana, Cali, etc. this is your place.
planbee (38) North Carolina | June 28, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Ambience - As an out-of-towner, I loved the vibe of this place, as we just donít have corner markets like this. I can see how the close quarters would get old, but Iíd be willing to make that sacrifice for a selection like this.
Service - Incredibly helpful and knowledgeable.
Selection - Well, this is what the place is famous for, and I canít argue. Thereís not a lot, but youíll want pretty much every bottle they have. I was happy to take Cigar City, Mikkeller, a Mad Bitch, Baying Hound, Stillwater, Jolly Pumpkin, Nogene O, and more back to my hotel. I can only imagine what this place would be like if they had more room for beer.
Value - Yeah, youíll pay for the privilege of buying such goodies in the middle of DC, and the prices did prevent me from getting a few of the things I wanted...but at the same time, a lot of the stuff is priced very fairly. It just depends on the item. I felt pretty great about what I got for 75 bucks.
Overall, I canít imagine going anywhere else if staying in DC. If passing through the area, Iíd drive an hour out of my way just to stop here.
GT2 (477) Riverslime, California | May 25, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
I walk in here once a week. This is an extremely small store, about the size of a dorm room that is packed to the gills with wine, bourbon, and beer. Beer selection at first looks very poor, but this place has some sort of crazy distributor relationship so that they received orders of BCS Rare, Cantillon Fou Fone, Lou Pepe Kriek, Drie Fonteinen Geuze, Cigar City Bolita/Either/Or/Maduro/Jai Alai/Cubano Espresso, Port Brewing Old Viscosity, Lost Abbey Angelís Share, Fantome Saison, Nogne O Dark Horizon 3, Russian River Consecration. So many others. The prices can be a little steep, but this is definitely worth stopping by to pick up a random single bottle that is just not for sale anywhere else for 200 miles. The couple who runs the store is wildly nice- super awesome people. They also stock Duck-Rabbit six packs for some reason even though no other place in DC has these. If there is a Cantillon or something you are looking for, you can kindly ask the staff dude and he might have a bottle in the back if you are polite and ask for a specific beer. They actually used to have a kick ass sandwich store inside (yes, it was the size of a dorm room closet), but they nixed that a few months ago to expand the beer selection!
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