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Beer Available At Finger Lakes Beverage Center (arranged by most recent)
Samuel Adams Triple Bock 29, Unibroue Blanche de Chambly 82, Founders Cerise 82, Captain Lawrence Captain’s Reserve Imperial IPA 99, Lagunitas Sucks 99, Maine Beer Mean Old Tom 98, Founders Porter 100, Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale 99, Green Flash Double Stout 99, Captain Lawrence Brown Bird Brown Ale 80, Rodenbach 93, Magic Hat Pistil 42, Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat Ale 28, Anchorage Bitter Monk Belgian Style Double IPA 100, The Bruery Orchard White 92, Reunion - A Beer For Hope 2011 (Shmaltz Brewing) 94, Horseheads Pumpkin Ale 73, Cortland Industrial IPA 77, Rooster Fish Hop Warrior Imperial IPA 77, Three Heads Bromigo Ale 74
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j12601 (262) Poughkeepsie, New York | January 1, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Definitely feels like you’ve walked into a basement or something, but there’s a ton of stuff here, especially for what would seem like the kind of town where you might not find such a nice selection. Going by how fast certain limited selection stuff vanishes from the shelves near me, and the amount of those same things still left on the shelf here, I can tell they probably don’t get a ton of demand for certain things, which makes it more impressive that they carry stuff that may run the risk of not moving. Found a number of things I don’t get back home including a few ciders. Didn’t really interact with the staff much. Prices seemed pretty good. Worth a stop if you’re in the area.
alobar (46) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | August 8, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Love this place! Great selection! Good prices. Not much for ambience, but it’s a bottle shop. Worth a stop whenever you are in Ithaca.
rudolf (100) Buffalo, New York | April 24, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good store. There was a good selection of stuff that I can’t get in Buffalo (Pretty Things, Thirsty Dog, Capt. Lawrence among others). Prices were comparable or cheaper than they are in Buffalo or Rochester. A few great finds - they had a display of Unibroue 2005 & 750ml bottles of 2004 Boon Marriage Parfait. I’ll certainly stop here again next time I’m in Ithaca.
Glouglouburp (345) Montreal, Quebec | September 23, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A nice medium size store with a bit of a messy mom-and-pop-store feeling. Good selection of American micros with pretty much all the breweries available in the NY state (Rogue, Lagunitas, Bear Republic, etc.). Captain Lawrence, the pride of the NY state, was missing in action. The American selection is superior to Wegmans (a few blocks away) but the smallish import section is inferior to Wegmans. I don’t think it compares to the best beer stores in eastern NY state (Albany and NYC) and I don’t even think it is as good as Premier Gourmet in Buffalo. But it is probably the best center-state store. Don’t forget to complement your shopping at Wegmans, walking distance from there.
FrankP450 (1) East Lansing, Michigan | February 24, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of my favorite places, not just in Ithaca, but anywhere. Its not overly lavish but it gets the job done. That job is to sell an insane variety of beer at a reasonable price. The best thing I love about FLBC is that you can buy single bottles. That way you dont have to commit to a case. I’ve probably tried about 150 different beers from here. They have a good rotation of beer with lots of seasonal offerings. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. They can help find a few gems that fly below the radar. While I think this place is excellent, the only thing I wish they would do is have a "Whats New" list so you know all the new arrivals. They should have a loyalty club and offer premade six packs based on seasonality or styles.
IPFreely (143) Sanborn, New York | February 16, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Not a huge or particularly nice place per se, but holy hell what an awesome amount of beer. Awesome regional selection as well as solid representation of other American micros, Belgians, and plenty of other international beers. The service was good, but over half of my beers’ prices weren’t in the computer, which made for a rather long wait at the check-out counter. They sell singles of everything and have 12 taps for growlers. They also have quite the selection of micro brewed pop/sodas. Like all stores of this magnitude, check your bottling and best by dates. I got home and the three beers I got from Brouwerij ’t IJ were bottled in 2005. Hopefully they’ve held up. Otherwise, it’s a killer store
auerbrau (278) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | December 22, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place is heaven for someone tired of the lack of selection and high prices in Pennsylvania. A really nice selection of Belgians, Germans, English, locals, regional, and country wide good beers. Singles. Growlers. Great prices! I dont know what else to say. One of the more enjoyable beer stores Ive ever been to!
penguinjive7 (5) Buffalo, New York | November 21, 2008
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
I will quote my reaction as soon as I entered: "...." Yes, absolutely speechless. I was absolutely overwhelmed walking through the store. Row after row of racks of specialty brews form all over. The largest selection I have ever seen by far. I’ve only been there twice so far and I am incapable of spending any less than a half an hour there. There is just so very much to take in and discover. All of the people who work there are very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. If I had the time and the money, I would make this place a daily stop.
The only sad element of this for me is that this is my last year living in Ithaca...so I better take advantage of this place while I’m still here!
Reviewed on: 02-12-2007
TaktikMTL (215) Montréal-Nord, Quebec | November 1, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Établissement visité le mercredi 15 octobre vers 15h. Ambiance: Petit magasin dédié presque exclusivement à la bière. Tout est propre et bien classé. Service: Sympathique et très ouvert au suggestion. Sélection: Surement la meilleure sélection de la région et une des plus grande que j’ai vu à ce jour. (118e rating d’établissement)
Changed (10) Ithaca, New York | July 4, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Living in Ithaca, this is the only place I need to go. I’ve been shopping here since the week I turned 21, and haven’t looked back since. I feel spoiled to have such a great store, so close by. Yes, the exterior looks pretty shady, but once you get inside, you are met with row upon row of gorgeous micro brew. They even hide the macro-crap in the back, as not to detract from the ambient-glow of the finer beers. Overall, the best beer store I’ve ever seen, and the one I’ll remember forever if I ever leave the Ithaca area!
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