United States > Illinois > Edwardsville
beastiefan2k (177) Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington | December 24, 2011| Updated July 12, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME. I was in Edwardsville so I thought I would make the best of it and stop at the best beer store. They only have 2 coolers of beers, which has 6 packs in it as well. There is one other small self. While all the beer available is craft, the selection is too small. You are better off shopping at a supermarket. The store itself is nice looking but has a small selection on everything. They try to be boutique but not really. I was in and out in 2 minutes.
GreggK25 (5) Carbondale, Illinois | November 3, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Located in a strange little vintage strip mall I used to meet a truck driver here to pick up beer for a different store out of the vicinity. The owner was always friendly and the service he provided to customers seemed to be top notch. I believe he was a wholesale side guy before he got into retail, thus extremely knowledgeable. The store is small and the selection is limited and reflective of the cross section demographic of this sleepy college town. Prices seemed a wee high but not over the top. Not a bad little place all in all.
jandd1983 (177) Florissant, Missouri | August 20, 2011
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Well, this is more of a wine shop than a beer destination. The owner was there to help, but was not much to choose from. We picked up a Sam Smithís India Ale, for a decent price, but were disappointed in the beer selection. You never know until you try.
emerge077 (129) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | March 3, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting little place, in a 70ís era strip mall. The sign proclaimed "Wine, Coffee, Cheese" and I was halfway expecting a little cafe, but it was more of a small retail shop.
Beer coolers were up front, a bit too close to the windows and sunlight, so I grabbed bottles from the back. There was a window display with minikegs, though I didnt see any for sale. Found Schlafly 20th Imperial Pilsner here for 12.99, and the Big Muddy lineup (Pale, Wheat, and Dunkeldog). The thing is, these bombers were 9.99, and I hadnt seen them elsewhere (until later finding them for $5 in Peoria). So they were double what they should be.
Selection was small but quality, Expedition, Chouffe, Ommegang, some New Zealand beer, and a few more. Spirits selection in back was small but quality too, 25 scotches and 25 bourbons. Didnít see any cheese or coffee, but there was plenty of wine.
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