Itís Total Wine Etc., so the selection is extensive and there is a huge selection of singles so you can make your own 6ers. This place is only limited by the Maryland distributors, i.e., the Virginia Total Wine is always a treat when I get to the other side of the Potomac.
Typical Total Wine layout with shelves upon shelves of beer happiness. Wide aisles easily accomodate shopping carts and the beers are well organized. Staff was very friendly and eager to help. Prices were certainly fair for the area. Selection was good overall, but they tended to not have many new special releases and focused on year-round favorites.
mnoud (28) Martinsburg, West Virginia | January 7, 2013
2012.01.05 - As noted, is a Total Wine. VA Total Wines seem to have a bit more variety but I think I saw some things here not in the Sterling or Chantilly store. Such are alcohol laws, like apparently you can't get Bell's in MD. Good store, definitely worth a stop. As with other Total Wines you probably won't find any true rarities but a wide variety of things you probably don't see in your local bottle shop.
íTis your typical Total Wine, meaning there are plenty of singles to mix and match. The beer selection is good, though the VA locations have a little more variety. The staff is ever-present and helpful. My favorite part though was being in line behind a guy who pulled out a green plastic newspaper sack to fish for change to pay for his "beer"; classy.
Recommended by Andrew at Alewife, thank you sir. This place has a massive beer selection, heavy on regionals and locsls, but with a smattering of stuff from all over, including Central America. Staff are friendly, prices are good. What more do you need?
Overall a good place for singles, good selection given the Maryland distribution limitations. Very busy place and aisles a little too narrow to navigate with banging your head a bit. Not as big as other Total Wine stores, a function of the specific location. Beer prices seemed decent although the 10% 6 pack discount disappeared. Service is great... lots of people with knowledge and helpful. No one was condescending when asking for "value" wine selections. Other than the crowding, a great place.
When I walked into this place my jaw dropped. They must have over 500 types of beers to choose from to make your own customized 6 packs. Not only is their selection huge but their prices are lower than any other store Iíve been to.
What I would call a superstore when it comes to beers. Very large store for the area sometimes I can find beers that are available in smaller less stocked stores than I can find here. They have the best on hand selection of keg beers (I look for interesting 1/6th kegs and always have a 1/2 keg of Guinness on tap which I can always rely on being in stock). You can always order anything in a keg thatís available but I like the on hand selection. I donít know any place else in the area where the keg selection is as good.
This place was somewhat disappointing. Fairly large selection, though not necessarily as diverse as one would expect for a store of this size; they tended to carry the most obvious (and available elsewhere) choices for most breweries, as well as the most obvious breweries. Large selection of wines and liquors, and if you like Bud/Miller/Coors this is your place for low, low prices on your 24-packs. The quality beers are fairly well organized in terms of logical order (foreign and domestic separate; alphabetical order in terms of brewery). Their prices are good, I have to admit (for instance, they undercut my usual beer stores by about two dollars on every six-pack or bomber). I left with bombers of Cockeyed Cooper and Smuttynoseís Barley Wine, both reasonably priced.
But hereís the catch of buying in bulk to give me those low prices. The ďuse by dateĒ of the twelve-pack of Magic Hat #9 I purchased was over two months older than what I buy at my local package store. The Magic Hat I bought at Corridor is obviously not fresh tasting. Magic Hat # 9 at its freshest is delicate and yeasty with subtle apricot notes; in this twelve-pack the hops has gone somewhat bitter and that flavor drowns out the yeast. In short, I wonít be returning.