Mainstreet Wines & Spirits

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Beers At Mainstreet Wines & Spirits

NameABVEntered
Revolution Citra Hero IPA7.5%7/10/2016
Brewery Vivant Tree Bucket9.3%7/10/2016
Greenbush Starchicken Shotgun6.8%6/26/2016
Sweetwater Hop Hash Double IPA7.8%6/25/2016
Port Brewing Board Meeting Brown Ale8.5%6/25/2016
Smuttynose IPA 6.9%6/19/2016
Avery IPA6.5%6/12/2016
Smuttynose Big A IPA8.2%4/29/2016
Lagunitas The Waldos’ Special Ale11.5%4/27/2016
Green Flash Pacific Gem Single Hop Pale Ale5.5%2/9/2016
Buckledown Belt & Suspenders7%2/9/2016
Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale9.75%2/5/2016
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tropical IPA6.7%1/29/2016
Stone Enjoy By IPA - Unfiltered9.4%1/28/2016
Surly Furious6.6%12/29/2015
Revolution Unsessionable Imperial IPA10%11/26/2015
Green Flash Double Stout8.8%11/17/2015
Pipeworks Close Encounter (2015-)7%11/17/2015
Green Flash Hop Head Red (2014-)8.1%11/16/2015
Deschutes Pinedrops IPA6.5%11/4/2015
Furthermore Makeweight Triple Pale8.5%10/26/2015
Ale Asylum Satisfaction Jacksin8.25%10/23/2015
21st Amendment Toaster Pastry7.6%10/22/2015
Capital Square Bomber Series Capsized Again Imperial IPA9.2%10/21/2015
Lagunitas India Pale Ale (IPA)6.2%9/3/2015
Ten Ninety Imperial Witbier0%8/27/2015
Anchor Argonaut Collection: Double Liberty IPA8.2%8/26/2015
New Holland Imperial Hatter9.4%8/26/2015
Green Flash Soul Style IPA6.5%8/25/2015
Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster Imperial IPA9.1%8/25/2015
BrewDog Hardcore IPA (9.2%)9.2%8/13/2015
Great Divide Showdown Rye IPA8.3%7/30/2015
Boulevard Smokestack Series: The Sixth Glass Quadrupel10.5%7/29/2015
Uinta Hop Nosh IPA7.3%7/27/2015
Great Divide 20th Anniversary Belgian-Style Ale8.2%7/27/2015
Hinterland IPA6.8%7/26/2015
Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA8.3%7/23/2015
Revolution 1ZENUFF11%7/4/2015


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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack  (32) Illinois | March 7, 2015
I’m in the area pretty regularly but I guess I have overlooked this place thinking it was a wine store. I stopped in today mostly out of laziness and they happened to have just what I was looking for plus a few beers I had not seen and picked up. The beer steward that was manning the section led me directly to what I was looking for based on a vague description. Good service and selection.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass  (30) Illinois | September 1, 2010| Updated July 16, 2014
Second UPDATE - 2014-07-16: The selection is quite extensive now - largest in the local area by far. Lots more bombers and also a "make your own 6-pack" section. Still not as extensive as a big Binny’s, but damn respectable. Lots of choices for local area brews here - more than I’ve seen anywhere other than at Binny’s. UPDATED my selection rating because the selection has expanded a lot over the past couple of years. Solid craft beer store. This store is geared toward wine, but has a pretty decent beer selection. Not as varied as you can find at a larger Binny’s, but much better than what you find at a smaller Binny’s. Light on bombers and individual bottles, but a very, very good selection of imports and US craft beers. Prices seem to be a $1 or $2 higher than other places, but it’s close to me, so I visit regularly for old standbys and for an occasional something new to try. They’re not really beer savvy in my experience, but I depend on ratebeer for recommendations and to check ratings when out shopping, so not an issue for me.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
emerge077  (131) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | May 3, 2010
This was a random stop today on a trip down I-55. The store looked as if it was an old grocery store in a former life, with lots of space and high warehouse ceilings. I was greeted by the lone visible employee upon entering, though no one was on the floor. Beer was in the back, far away from any sunlight, under a row of hanging beer signs and mirrors. The store was clean and well lit, with homey touches like wood trim and wooden handles on the cooler doors. Noticed a Goose Island rack first, with gems like 09 Juliet and Sofie. Another rack next to it had Belgians singles, a couple Cantillon 375s and other obscurities like Noire Dottinges and Erpe Mere. Spotted some obscure UK ales here from Cotleigh, and noted the generally deep selection here. Craft was spread out across a few shelving areas, noticed staples from FFF (5 including Dreadnaught & Behemoth), Founders (5), Two Bros, Dark Horse, and others. Craft & Imports were well represented in the coolers. Not a bad stop in an area where there isn’t much immediately nearby... Binnys is in Willowbrook, and Angel’s in La Grange, but if you’re in Countryside, Mainstreet is the place to go.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
msante79  (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | February 27, 2008| Updated October 9, 2008
Used to live 10 minutes from place. great for wine. Good beer selection of beer. Does not carry beer from a lot of breweries but the one it does it carries the full line. Can find DFH, 3FF, Anchor, Flying Dog and many others. Had some singles in small cooler back of store but mostly imports.
70
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
npdempse  (16) St. Petersburg, Florida | May 19, 2007
Very nice, if quirky, beer selection. They’re completists on several micros, like Capital and Goose Island, and have a good overall US craft brew selection. Selection of imports is rather small, but quite good nonetheless. Certainly worth the stop if you’re out that way.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 7/20
HopsOrDie  (11) New Lenox, Illinois | May 18, 2006
This is a wine store with a big back room for beer. There are lots of regional micros and many imports to chose from. Mostly six packs. Not much in the way of 750 Belgiums or 22 oz. micros. You won’t see that "beer I’ve been looking for", but a good selection for an out of towner.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield  (143) Oak Forest, Illinois | May 17, 2005
This place makes me wish that I was the more than occasional wine drinker. Fantastic selection. But once you work your way to the back of the store, you’ll find a very impressive beer selection. You won’t uncover any "big" beer find, but you will find a solid selection from around the world and the U.S. They rotate the crop often enough so that I can usually pick up a few new things to try each time.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty  (100) Oak Lawn, Illinois | May 15, 2005
A very clean store with a focus on wines (including weekly wine tastings), but if you make your way allllllll the way to the back, you’ll be pleased to find a selection of 300+ beers... I’d say more than half in coolers. Average pricing and a rotating selection with some real gems amongst the usual suspects.

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