United States > Maryland > Ellicott City
Travlr (1686) Washington, Washington DC | September 3, 2012| Updated January 11, 2015
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Large place in a strip mall. Lots of bombers, few 12 ounce singles. Prices higher than nearby places.
mnoud (28) Martinsburg, West Virginia | January 14, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent selection. I didnít see everything by every brewer but I certainly saw a few by many many brewers. Found some things I had not seen elsewhere like the Dogfish Head Pearl Jam. Very impressive amount of cooler space. Staff were helpful, almost to the point of fault by which I mean the fellow stocking almost forced me into conversation and to allow him to help when I just wanted to browse. I suppose that could be a response to comments about organization, they seemed a bit afraid I wouldnít find something. You definitely wonít regret a stop here.
porterhouse (68) Boothbay , Maine | November 26, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice selection. Will be going back.
themadmumis (11) Westminster, Maryland | February 12, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
I was impressed with the beer selection but the organization and pricing leaves some to be desired. ~300 beers seems to be alittle high, but there are many offerings to please any pallet. Larger focus on wine and some liquor. Large cooler section to take their selections with you and enjoy immediately upon your arrival to destination. Prices are steeper than the average. Have Trappist, decent Belgian selections and good variety of multiple selections from each offered brewer. A good find and worth a visit if in the area-
rollingwood (10) Maryland | January 24, 2010| Updated March 18, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 8/20
Just expanded (most recent visit was January of 2010)--doubled literally--their floor space. Added quite a few beers and breweries to their offerings (really expanded their room-temp magnums). Long line of coolers and a walk-in for self-serve cases. Service is not particularly beer-knowledgeable, or at least they do not go out of their way to offer in-depth information. Large selection of liquors (partial to SM Scotch and Cognac myself).
But, that being said, they donít hover either, which is a blessing if you donít want or need assistance. Parking is more than adequate. Wide aisles.
That being said, though they are trying to compete with A-list stores in the area, was disappointed to buy a stale 6-pack of Great Divide Titan IPA (complete with íchunksí floating in a beer that is not bottle-conditioned). Rotate the stock!
And another update, Jasonís continues either to fail to rotate their stock, buy in quantities that result in beer ísitting aroundí for months, or store stock in an unprotected environment. Today, again, I purchased a 6-pack (this of Goose Island IPA) that has begun to deteriorate in the bottle, dated 5/23/12. So my rating of them drops and I return an old six-pack. Long story short, I should not have to verify dates and look for sediment in each beer I purchase that isnít bottle-conditioned: thatís their job.
nickd717 (81) San Francisco, California | September 14, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice little beer store in Ellicott City. Great selection of foreign beers as well as all the locally distributed American craft beers youíd expect to see. Lots of Victory, Troegs, Clipper City, Flying Dog, Weyerbacher, Southern Tier, etc. I was also surprised to see some beers from The Bruery there, which I didnít realize Maryland is lucky enough to get. One criticism of the place is that they donít allow mixed 6-packs, but oh well, you canít always have it all. Service is hit-or-miss depending on who you happen to talk to. Good beer store overall though.
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