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Beer Available At Good Beer NYC (arranged by most recent)
Grimm Rainbow in Curved Air 95, Stillwater Readymade - Projector 92, Kuka Coffee + Cream Stout , Keegan Ales Joe Mamaís Milk (2009+) 95, Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial Stout 100, Dieu du Ciel Exorciste 94, Cigar City Peach American Sour 86, Elysian Space Dust IPA 97, Westbrook One Claw 97, Founders All Day IPA 95, Bells Planet Series: Mercury - The Winged Messenger 65, Logsdon Straffe Drieling Tripel 96, Cigar City Hopped on the High Seas (Calypso) 69, Kyritzer Mord und Totschlag 7.2% 88, Upstate Brewing I.P.W. (India Pale Wheat) 64, Brew Bus Are Wheat There Yet? 79, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 1 California Lager 58, James Page Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter 48, Two Roads Olí Factory Pils 71, Shiner Bock 15
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DiarmaidBHK (747) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | June 23, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is New York Cityís version of Bruisiní Ales. (If you donít know what Bruisiní Ales, get thee to Asheville as soon as possible.) smallish beer store in the east village with a ton of American local, regional, and national craft. Everything is available as a single which is awesome. It looks a bit like a New England Packie from ghe outside but when you realize you have the run of the place in additon to 12 shelves they also have 7-9 coolers. Prices ad what you would expect for NY. They also sell growlers with 12 beers on tap. They have tables and you can also buy a pint to drink as you walk around the store and thy have a limits bar food menu. Itís nice to visit places that are all about beer.
GT2 (650) San Diego County , California | September 6, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Cool store with a lot of refrigerator space. Lots of singles...nothing too exciting like what you might score at Bowery Place Whole Foods or New Beer Distributors. For instance, almost no geuze here save for maybe Boon or something. No 3F or Cantillon. Focus is on things like River Horse, Sixpoint, Captain Lawrence, Founders. Prices seemed a little bit higher. $7 Orval bottles for instance. They do have a bar of sorts with some taps for growler fills or drink on premise pints or tasters. Some pretty decent Victory and Southern Tier beers on tap. Lots of weird bottles are stuck in the fridges here, which doesnít seem necessary. I picked up some IPAs and pilseners that could benefit from the fridge, but they didnít seem too fresh so Iím not sure what the point is. Cool store, with a lot of fun for new beer geeks especially if you want to mix and match six packs of unrated random stuff. But not a whole lot here that peeked my interest, probably because I am a spoiled snob. So worth stopping by if you are in the area, but on a step below Bowery WF and NBD.
theisti (614) Leawood, Kansas | April 1, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
First off, let me just say that I am a complete sucker for this format of store (primarily a bottle shop, with taps for on-site pints and growler fills). Many of my favorite spots in the US are of this genre, they always seem to attract cool beer people. Slightly below ground, the sotre has coolers all the way to the back on one wall, and rack of beer up front and to the other side. The register / tap station is in the middle, and there are a couple of smaller tables behind. I was happy with a Ballast Point smoked lager and a bit of shopping. Really good vibe, really nice guy working. Selection is certainly below that of New Beer and Whole Foods Bowery nearby, but this place is worth a stop to chill for a few minutes.
88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
JoeMcPhee (522) Toronto, ON, Ontario | October 12, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A nice beer shop/drinking hole in the East Village. Lots of coolers and a growler/tap section up front. A few small tables at the back where you can enjoy whatever youíve purchased. Bought a few cans and enjoyed a pint of IPA while I was here. I like the move Iím seeing in NYC to having places serve as both bottle shops and casual pubs. This does both pretty well.
msante79 (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | November 30, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Pretty cool little store front that is kind of hard to find if you donít know what your looking for as it is in a basement like unit. Nice selection for both growler fills and bottles to go. Few tables in back where people were drinking flights and eating cheese. Would be a regular if I lived locally. They did not have a ton of hard to find stuff, but I have a feeling that the good stuff flies off the shelves. They had Cantillon at one point today according to their Facebook page, but was well gone by the time I showed up.
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | November 28, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice little shop with a vice that reminds me of a little place that opened up in Rhinebeck about twenty minutes north of me recently. Good selection of bottles, especially for anyone who isnít the most demanding beer geek (meaning this is a great spot for locals who are just into beer and not ridiculously picky like many of us on RB). Twelve beers on tap for either growler fills or pints or samplers in the store. When I came in there was a party of about six sitting at the table in the back eating and having some samplers and there was a couple seated at one of the front tables doing the same. Prices seemed a bit high for bottles but the growler prices seemed reasonable and I liked that they can do tasting pours and pints. Iím curious how that works since the two places near me that do growler fills and are stores, donít have that ability.
jredmond (227) Manhattan, New York | April 1, 2012| Updated May 4, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Stopped by here for the first time this past weekend. Essentially, a bottle shop with seating area, taps, and flights available of good beer, get it?
ads135 (188) Lawrence, Kansas | November 20, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 14/20
Went here with Anne during my stay in NYC in 2011 for the Paleography workshop at Columbia. Great selection of bottles. The staff was knowledgeable and pointed me in the direction of several good east coast brews.
luttonm (160) Seattle, Washington | July 29, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice little bottle shop, nothing crazy interesting or rare but a nice cozy space to drop by. Nice help from the ladies working there, some interesting rotating taps and alright single bottles focusing on East Coast beers. Lots of stuff missing from shelves that they ínormallyí have. Nice enough spot.
puzzl (138) New York, New York | November 12, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
The East Villageís newest beer store is finally open, Good Beer NYC on 9th st between 1st and A. Iíd originally read that they were going for a Bierkraft type setup but it seemed closer to Whole Foods Bowery, albeit with a few random food items.
The selection was alright, nothing too great, and I am a bit concerned with their display capacity, or lack there-of. They have almost everything in fridges, which seems like a bit of a waste of space when space is at such a premium. I guess we will see how they grow once their inventory starts overflowing as is bound to happen. Most of the focus is on American products; I was looking for some Belgians I havenít rated (De Ranke, among others) and they were nowhere to be found; Iíd estimate less than 30 Belgians in the whole store, all of them very standard. Itís a similar story with German brews.
Pricing is a tad highóOrval $7.20, Cascade Kriek $22óbut you get 10% off everything with 6 bottles or more, which puts them in line with everyone else.
They have a tap station with I think 12 lines which were pretty decent. The growler prices were excellent (nothing was more than $12), and you can get a pint of anything to drink in the store for $6óI had a Brooklyn Cuvee Noire.
Itíll be a nice place to have around the corner when I need to pick up something quick or a random drink for the night, though it wonít be replacing the Whole Foods/New Beer combo anytime soon for selection. I do hope they fill in their imports selection a bit.
Oh and, the place had tons of customers; it really says something about the beer industry when an average place like this opens and gets instant business, whereas Sakagaya, one of the best Sake stores in the country, opened down the block a couple years ago and still seemingly struggles to make a few sales each day.
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