AJ’s Beer Warehouse

175 Clay Rd
Rochester, New York United States 14623
bottle shop  4.1/5.0 9 reviews
Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sun 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Mayor: Ron (66) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: 1000+
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Beers At AJ’s Beer Warehouse

Embark Nievw Yorker Cider5.9%10/21/2016
Bell’s Best Brown Ale5.8%10/21/2016
Southern Tier Tripel Café8.8%10/16/2016
Ommegang Great Beyond8.8%10/4/2016
Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock8%9/23/2016
Ommegang Nirvana IPA6.5%9/21/2016
Dark Horse Octoberfest8%9/6/2016
Sly Fox Oktoberfest5.8%9/6/2016
Captain Lawrence Captains Kolsch5.5%9/5/2016
Sixpoint The Crisp Pilsner5.4%9/4/2016
Clown Shoes Mangö American Style Kölsch5.5%9/3/2016
Avery Raja8%9/2/2016
Great Divide Colette7.3%8/7/2016
Great Divide Titan IPA7.1%8/1/2016
Kalnapilis 7.307.3%7/25/2016
Great Divide Denver Pale Ale5%7/24/2016
Boulevard Heavy Lifting IPA6.2%7/22/2016
Southern Tier 2XTangier8.1%7/17/2016
Switchback Slow-Fermented Brown Ale0%7/9/2016
Left Hand Fade To Black Vol. 1: Foreign Stout8.5%5/20/2016
Abita Shotgun Double IPA8.5%5/14/2016
Weyerbacher Tarte Nouveau3.9%5/3/2016
Ballast Point Piper Down Scottish Ale5.8%5/2/2016
Horseheads Double IPA8.9%4/30/2016
Central Waters Space Ghost12%4/23/2016
Hamburg Hoppenstance8%4/14/2016
Ommegang Rosetta 5.6%4/12/2016
He’Brew Chanukah in Kentucky8%4/9/2016
Smuttynose Big Beer Series: Zinneke8.7%3/27/2016
War Horse Breakfast with Churchill Oatmeal Stout7%3/20/2016
Clown Shoes Pecan Pie Porter (2014+)8.5%3/19/2016
Iron Flamingo Mocha Coffee Porter5.8%3/16/2016
Amber Grand Imperial Porter7.2%3/12/2016
Goose Island Experimental Ale - Autumn 20155.7%3/9/2016
Almanac Barbary Coast10%3/7/2016
Evil Twin Nomader Weisse4%3/3/2016
Against the Grain 35K Stout7%3/2/2016
Clown Shoes The Barista8%2/29/2016
Best Damn Root Beer5.5%2/26/2016
Jed’s Hard Root Beer5.9%2/26/2016
Ithaca Super Stout5.2%2/23/2016
Black Isle Organic Export Oatmeal Stout 8.5%2/21/2016
21st Amendment Monks Blood8.3%2/20/2016
Central City Red Racer Gingerhead Gingerbread Stout6%2/17/2016
Left Hand Hard Wired Nitro Coffee Porter6%2/14/2016
Otter Creek / Lawson’s Finest Liquids Double or Nothing10.5%2/12/2016
Founders Azacca IPA7%2/11/2016
Ithaca Excelsior! Fifteen8.4%1/29/2016
Ommegang Lovely, Dark and Deep 5.3%1/29/2016
Keuka Fat Stack Maple Pecan Porter6%1/24/2016
Rochefort Trappistes 1011.3%1/19/2016
Founders Backstage Series #10: Dissenter Imperial IPL8.7%1/17/2016
Borg Garún Icelandic Stout Nr. 1911.5%1/14/2016
Fairport Raiders Irish Red5.2%1/5/2016
Climbing Bines Imperial Stout9.2%1/4/2016
Ellicottville Lloyd Christmas Ale5.6%12/31/2015
Central Waters Mud Puppy Porter5.5%12/29/2015
Fish Tale The Hobbit: Smaug Stout9.5%12/27/2015
Left Hand Warrior IPA7.3%12/25/2015
Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness8%12/23/2015
Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red6%11/29/2015
Defiant Belgian Style Tripel Ale9%11/28/2015
Steadfast Oatmeal Cream Stout6%11/27/2015
Ithaca Pacific Gravity8.5%11/25/2015
Midnight Sun SOB Stout (Son of Berserker)8.5%11/22/2015
Lagunitas Equinox Ale8%11/21/2015
Central Waters Satin Solitude Imperial Stout7.5%11/19/2015
Kuka Ginger Mango IPA6.2%11/14/2015
Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel 9.5%11/4/2015
Arcadia Thunder Trail6%11/3/2015
21st Amendment Fireside Chat7.9%11/2/2015
Keuka Pumpkin Cream Ale4.5%10/31/2015
Breckenridge Whiskey Barrel Aged 72 Imperial7.2%10/26/2015
Flying Monkeys Netherworld Cascadian Dark Ale6%10/25/2015
Evil Twin Molotov Lite8.5%10/24/2015
Green Flash Hop Odyssey Black IPA7.2%10/17/2015
Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.08.5%10/14/2015
Central Waters Illumination Double IPA9%10/12/2015
Kuka Coffee + Cream Stout6%10/10/2015
Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale7%10/8/2015
Hamburg Oktoberfest5.7%10/3/2015
Bell’s Planet Series: Neptune - The Mystic9%10/3/2015

  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jc1762  (88) Washington DC | July 5, 2016
Literally just an unfinished warehouse with the barebones minimum - lots of shelves filled with beers and home brew equipment. There’s two cold rooms that store European/Belgians and another one for American. A lot of great stuff including Dieu du Ciel’s Peche Mortel and a regular supply of Bell’s Expedition Stout. The place also has about 30 taps for growler fills, all NY breweries. The place is unfortunately not very well located in Rochester as it is quite far of from the highway in an industrial area. But the staff are friendly and knowledgeable with all the beer properly stored. Also allows people to buy singles at $2-3 a bottle. Great shop and only wished they shipped in and out of state.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
rejtable  (223) Ontario | June 10, 2016
Pretty solid spot. Unassuming when you walk in, big open warehouse, but then you head into the coolers and they seem to go on forever in the back. Lots of singles, lots of bigger packs. Good mix of local, regional, national and some international beer. Service was fine, nice but not intrusive. Loved that 99pct of the beer is in cooler. Liked this place better than Beers of the World.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
MarkoR  (18) Toronto, Ontario | August 20, 2015
Very good selection with almost everything available in singles, which is nice if you want to try many different beers. Good value for the money.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
jb  (149) Rochester, New York | November 10, 2014
Less stuff here than I’d have thought but decent prices and plenty of enthusiasm. Huge growler selection and will sell everything in a small size too. Nice Belgian section to go with the NY beer domination.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty  (675) Kyoto, Japan | September 1, 2014
Big frig with most beers in there, unlike other places in town. Lots of local and NY brews, which is nice but then again some lack in quality. Good selection, good people, good prices. Possibly the best beer selection in Rochester now.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
wheresyourball  (63) El Cajon, California | May 2, 2014
Stopped in here while visiting, at the suggestion of my brother-in-law. This is the anti Beers of the World; huge refrigerator with lots of upstate craft beers, but selection lacked stuff from outside the region. They made a big point of not keeping things behind the counter (a la BOTW). Very friendly service, but the selection wasn’t as good as I had hoped. Overall a pretty cool place.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Gamin  (5) Brockport, New York | January 18, 2014
AJ’s is a great new addition to the Rochester, NY beer scene. Biggest downside is they opened up so close to Beers of the World. Would have been nice if our bottleshop locations were a bit more diverse. The aspect of AJ’s that makes them particularly unique is their commitment to local beers. While their bottle selection pulls from all over the country and world, they have a particular focus on beers from this area, including many of the great breweries in the finger lakes region. The bottles aren’t the best part though, as they also feature something like 20 tap lines for growler fills. These are also incredibly focused on local beers. This makes them often the only place outside of the breweries themselves to get great finger lakes beers. Bring a growler, sample some beers, and take home some local goodness!
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
McGarnigle  (6) Rochester, New York | January 17, 2014
Looks a bit run down from the outside and nothing pretty inside. Decent selection of bottled beer, a good bit of which is refrigerated, but this isn’t BotW. Nice selection for growlers and "bombers" (half growlers, not 25 ounces). They say they’ll fill your own growler, plus the fact that you can get 32 ounces from the tap is nice. Prices are a bit steep. Still, a welcome addition.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Ron  (162) Rochester, New York | November 30, 2013
Store just opened 11/25/2013. I stopped in a few days later. I was drawn there by them having a special New York state Beer section. I did find a couple there that I did not find at Beers of the World. The manager told me they want to get many of the NYS Micros in there. That would be a good niche for them, since they can’t match the USA and world variety that Beers can fit into their larger store. They do have a good selection of the most popular USA and World brands. Their 1st week they just had 12 of their taps going and I enjoyed several free samples.

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