Finger Lakes Beverage Center | Ithaca, New York
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Finger Lakes Beverage Center
Excellent based on 31 ratings
Type: Beer Store

605 W State St
Ithaca, New York United States 14850 [ print map ]
607 277 2337

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Hours: Mon-Wed:9am-9pm / Thu-Sat:9am-10pm / Sun: Noon-7pm


Mayor: pinkie (20) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 800+


Finger Lakes Beverage Center

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Beer Available At Finger Lakes Beverage Center (arranged by most recent)
Rodenbach 93, Dark Horse 4 Elf Winter Ale 93, Ommegang Gnomegang 98, Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial Stout 100, Weihenstephaner Vitus 98, Central City Red Racer White Ale 45, Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait 98, Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest 75, Central City Red Racer India Pale Ale 98, Paulaner Salvator 95, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale 96, Tröegs Hop Knife 98, Genesee Cream Ale 8, Ithaca Laissez Faire 42, Elysian Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale 88, Keuka Russian Imperial Stout 59, Stillwater Classique 93, Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Chocolate Oak Aged 100, Elysian Loser Pale Ale 82, Ithaca Excelsior! Old Habit 98
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31 reviews for Finger Lakes Beverage Center
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  82%
 Selection  89%
 Food N/A 
 Value  80%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  91%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
TaktikMTL  (256) Montréal, Quebec | November 1, 2008
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)
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Changed  (10) Ithaca, New York | July 4, 2008
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!
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
hoplover406  (30) Crofton, Maryland | March 1, 2008
I drove through a wicked little snow storm from Syracuse to get here...and it was worth it. They got a good thing goin’ on here. The folks were friendly and the selection was decent. I’ve never seen so many diffeent specialty sodas. They did have some Blenheims Ginger Ale from South Carolina which blew me away...that stuff is good. Anyways, their beer selection was decent. Better than Party Source in Syracuse for sure, but I was disapointed with their lack of bombers. There were hardly any bombers in the store. I did score some DFH Red & White and Golden Era. Seemed like they had a good selection of Belgian Saisons and Gueuze, but I don’t know anything about those styles to say if they were good ones or not. Bottom line: It’s one of the best bottle shops from Syracuse to Buffalo.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
CarlatIC  (1) ithaca, New York | November 6, 2007
Life at Ithaca College is made easier having such a great selection so close to my dorm. The create a six pack is perfect for days when you don’t know what to get. They sell t-shirts and other fun stuff. The staff knows all. Ask them what to get.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
earlofboydkins  (8) | October 9, 2007
Best Bottle Shop in the Ithaca Area, helpful staff, great selection for this part of the state, growler fills are a huge plus
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Brewbie  (17) New York | March 4, 2007
Just found this place about 40 minutes from home. Been making do with the occasional brewry trips and local distribution, so this has been like Christmas for me. Love the single bottle purchases and filled a few sixes to taste. Looking forward to finding a lot of new favorites. Large selection of bottles and taps.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
dmradus  (13) Ithaca, New York | March 2, 2007| Updated December 26, 2009
Clean, well-lit, convenient location in the center of Ithaca. Their relative dominance of the craft market in Ithaca affords them a high turnover. Swill in the back, as well as a crapload of gourmet soft drinks if you’re into that sort of thing. Some micros are also kept in the chill chest, but duplicates are always available at room temp on the shelves. Gift cards are available, which is nice. Personable staff in keeping with that characteristically Ithaca vibe. This place blows any bottle shop Syracuse can offer out of the water, hands down.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
argo0  (220) Washington DC | August 6, 2006
I’ve never made it up to Beers of the World, but this place has a great selection that can stand on its own! I found nearly 30 beers to try -- the fact that I’m not a local undoubtedly helped, but given how many I’ve had, it’s been a long time since I found so many new beers for purchase at one place. Top-notch, and definitely worth a visit if you’re passing through.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
ElJefe  (9) Rochester, New York | February 26, 2006
This place isn’t as big as Beers Of The World or Half Time, but the space they have they put to good use. They cram the macro swill all the way in the back, and they waste no space in the Craft Brew section - it’s all good stuff. Seriously, you could go down any aisle with a blindfold on and randomly grab a bottle, and you won’t be disappointed with what you selected. Very clean and well maintained shelves, and I haven’t found an expired beer there yet. They also have 11 beers on tap for growler fills, and they are always good selections. Service is always good both when filling growlers and asking questions about the selection. They have given me freebies on a couple occasions when I spent a significant amount there.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
frylock  (80) Atlanta, Georgia | January 23, 2006
I was pleasantly surprised by this store. Very nice selection. I was able to find quite a few beers that I can not find at Premier Gourmet. Good selection of Belgians and other imports, as well as plenty of US micros. I like the way the shop was organized, easy access to singles. Purchased some Southampton, Heavyweight, and Stoudts among others. The guy at the counter gave me a free glass, because I spent about $80 there. I highly reccomend.

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