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Beer Available At Family Beer and Liquor (arranged by most recent)
Galena Miners Treasure Ale 44, Newcastle Winter IPA 18, AleSmith IPA 100, Firestone Walker Walkers Reserve 97, Central Waters Belgian Blonde Ale 68, Victoria (Mexico) 10, Würzburger Hofbräu Premium Pilsner 54, Radeberger Pilsner 27, Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock 91, Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout 92, Southern Tier 2X Stout 95, Berghoff Heartland Hefe Weizen 34, Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout 99, Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero 98, Capital Blonde Doppelbock 89, Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout 98, Berghoff Famous Red Ale 26, Sprecher Shakparo Ale 16, Ass Kisser Double IPA 68, Berghoff Pale Ale 28
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jmohno (6) Iowa | November 9, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Good random selection. Although Ive noticed alot of dust collected maybe quite a few aged beers as well. Lots of bombers and stuff sitting room-temp shelf.Its a big place acceptable for expansion.They are leniant with pulling a few bottles from cases as well so as not to buy a whole sixer.Friendly nice workers giving good atmostphere to an otherwise warehouse. I dont get the name but,it is a friendly place with a pretty decetnt selection, I didnt come out with too much(which was a good thing for me at the time) but I see the potential this place has.
wlajwl (31) Quad Cities, Iowa | August 1, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Right off Highway 20, it is a converted grocery store. Beer aisles are in the middle of the store and in the back coolers. Selection was decent and being able to buy any single bottle was pretty good. Not an extremely large selection but pretty decent as a whole.
fidelis83 (15) Clinton, Iowa | September 20, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice little place right along the highway. Good selection, GREAT, considering the location. Sort of fun market-type layout. Easy going arrangement, and staff. I would highly recommend this place to any passerby, especially from out of state.
ekoerper (37) Iowa | January 5, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great selection for the area. Allow mix and match, which is especially nice with the discount. They do a good job of getting highly sought after beers from e.g. Avery, Ballast Point, Port/Lost Abbey, Founders, Hoppin’ Frog etc. Nothing extremely exotic, but a respectable selection. They’re smart enough to segregate and discount the old and off-season brews, which shows they care about their beer-knowledgeable customers.
Rando7 (20) Iowa | July 30, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Converted grocery store, quite spacious.Nice selection of craft beer and imports, not outstanding but for the region it’s very good. The big advantage is you can get singles of any craft or import they have in stock and they give you a 5% discount per six bottles. Prices seem very fair. Service mostly limited to checkout but helpful. They do have a "marked down" shelf of expiring beers but this can be a good deal for the right styles.
CanIHave4Beers (72) Des Moines, Iowa | December 30, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
The name of this place is the stuff of Dubuque area legends. I*ve been going here since before I could buy anything and it was the first serious beer-wine-liquor store I had ever been too, so it holds a place in my heart. Let me lay it on the line though, it*s a freaking warehouse dolled up in minimal fashion and they are very focused on liquor and wine. Beer tends to take a back seat but they do care about what they*re doing in the beer dept. There is a decent import selection, particularly for me when I was just starting out, they*ve got you covered on the basics for sure. Their micro stuff rotates a lot, but it’s a fairly good selection and I like that it rotates. There is always something worth picking up here.
scoobysnak (10) Appleton, Wisconsin | March 18, 2008| Updated March 23, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
For being in the middle of no where this place is pretty damn good. A good amount of import, (Chimay, Orval, Sam Smith) to mention a very few, along with a good amount of American favorites, (North Coast, Ballast Point, Goose Island BCS and IIPA, Great Divide, Rogue, Avery, I think FFF but the selection was really small and I am guessing that they aren’t going to carry it anymore) Definately a lot more than I was expecting when I heard about it. Also a huge plus is that everything they have you can pick up singles of, they don’t care if you break up a sixer. Five percent discount if you make your own six pack. The biggest draw back is that everything they have is sitting out in the open, unrefrigerated, but the place is honestly probably the best selection for 50 miles in any direction. Service is non existent, the only time you get attention is when you pay, but that is cool with me, I don’t like being bothered anyway. Definately worth a stop if you are in the area.
randomgarbage (32) @ $13.99, Iowa | January 7, 2008| Updated March 23, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Pours pitch black with a thick...oh wait. Family beer and liquor, gotta love the name. This place is pretty nice. Very big alcohol selection, and beer gets a good chunk of real estate as well. You can mix and match anything they have out, and you get 10% off from anything that is in a six pack. Cool. Selection is pretty good, but newer stuff filters in pretty slow. If you go once and stock up on everything, you pretty much are set for a month or two before you should bother coming back. Staff seems friendly enough, they always offer to carry my stuff out to the car (which i decline at 25) but that might help a few of the older rate beerians out (just kidding).
jde123 (65) Washington, Washington DC | May 20, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Wow! I felt a little uneasy going into a beer and liquor store with the moniker "Family" prominently displayed across the threshold (but such is the advertising in the Midwest, even alcohol is seen as as a wholesome activity), but it dissipated soon after entering the store. Aisles full of an extremely large selection of beer from all over the world. A side note: Whenever I want to find a beer that no one else has rated on beerpal or any of the other beer websites, I head to the midwest, specifically around eastern Iowa. Anyway, I found many that I had not yet tried, and walked away happy.
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | January 9, 2006| Updated December 25, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Been here many time as I grew up across the river in Dubuque. Best beer selection in the area and they allow mixed six packs. They have selections from Avery, Sand Creek, New Holland, Tommyknocker, Grand Teton, Goose Island, and many more. The bad news is that on my most recent visit (Christmas Eve ’06), I noticed an announcement that Bell’s would no longer be distributed in Illinois. Drag.
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