DocLock (144) Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania | August 8, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in here based on the reviews here. This place is a lot like Epps, only not as big, with not as good prices. Not a bad place, with a very good selection, but thereís no reason to go here instead of Frank Smithís.
obxdude10 (109) Pottstown, Pennsylvania | November 15, 2009| Updated November 11, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
This distributor used to be a Wawa, before they built a new store right down the street. They carry the usual suspects of big brewer beers, with some regional favorites. They do miss out on quite a few local selections, though. There isnít much from Weyerbacher, Sly Fox, Flying Fish or several others. They do carry Victory, but not all of the year-round or seasonal beers. They also have Dogfish Head, but the selection there isnít all that impressive either. The number one complaint I have about this store is the prices. Compared to my favorite, Beer Mart in Reading, Coventryís prices are consistently at least $5 higher per case. For example, a case of DFH 60 Minute at Beer Mart is about $32, while Coventry will charge $37. I just bought a case of Sam Adams Boston Lager, and it cost me $35. To me, thatís a bit high. I really only stop in at this store if Iím not in the Reading area. This is almost a place of last resort. I only shop here if I really have to. UPDATE: 11/11: I feel a little compelled to write a bit of an update of my initial review. The selection over the last few months has improved dramatically. They now carry a lot of local micros as well as a few new imports. One thing I do really love is that once in a while, they will offer a handful of single bottles up at the register. For example, just today I picked up single bottles of AleSmith Old Numbskull and AleSmith Wee Heavy. In the past, Iíve also picked up a few singles of DFH Red & White and Black & Blue. I also purchased a growler of Rogueís Yellow Snow. So the selection has definitely improved, and therefore, Iím going to increase my rating a bit. The prices, however, remain a little higher than some other stores in the area.