Beer Crazy

3908 NW Urbandale Dr
Urbandale, Iowa United States 50322
bottle shop  3.8/5.0 19 reviews
Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM; Sun -Closed

Mayor: heemer77 (6) | Bottles: 600+
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
jackl  (690) Minneapolis, Minnesota | July 29, 2016
Small hybrid bottle shop / home brew store. I was primarily interested in finding locals and was pleased to find about 50 Iowa ticks. The selectionís rounded out by another 200 or so bottles. Tight but well curated. Prices were quite cheap and service was friendly. Decent spot. A convenient place to stop if youíre driving through Des Moines.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Shag  (81) Chattanooga, Tennessee | July 4, 2016
A small store that appears to be more geared toward the beer geek. Its seems to be a homebrew shop first beer store second. The selection is not what you might get at a mega grocery but what they have in not fluff. You arent looking over cans of swill or Guinness looking for craft beer. The price seems reasonable. I made out with quite a haul for about $40. Overall a nice place to check out.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
ads135  (257) Omaha, Nebraska | August 20, 2015
An okay beer store, but what makes it nice is that its also a homebrew store. Decent selection of beers, many from Iowa, some hard to find.
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
fooferjw  (6) , | January 21, 2015
web site says 600 lucky have 100. staff got upset when pointed out most of their IPAís were 2 or more months old. do yourself a favor drive to ames go to cyclone liquor they really do have 500 beers friendly staff and in date selections. this place is a joke
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
theisti  (773) Kansas | August 18, 2014| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited just after lunch on a Sunday. Easy enough to find in a strip mall not too far from I-80 on the West side of town. Setup is a home brew store that also has 4 or so racks of beers and a cooler in back. Entire selection is available as singles, and the prices were good. Selection of Iowa beers is right up front, which was nice. Major downside to this place is that the vast majority of craft beer is sitting warm on the shelves. Service was friendly, and knowledgeable. Decent spot to grab some Iowa beers.

64 = ★★ (Just ok)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
demmbonz  (65) Erin, Wisconsin | August 16, 2014
Stopped quick. Grabbed a couple bottles of good stuff. One friendly worker and one not so friendly. Nice homebrew supplies which I wish I had more time to browse. Moderate selection. Some good stuff though. Individual bottles are nice.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43  (169) Robbinsdale, Minnesota | December 1, 2013
Lots of beers but a pretty poor selection, lots of dusty bottles that shouldnt be dusty. Pricing was very fair for singles, service was poor. Looked to have a lot of homebrew supplies.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale  (303) Lansing, Kansas | September 29, 2013
Nice beer store! Only beer and home brewing available. They took the time to show me all the Iowa beers they stocked. Prices were good. Not a huge selection, but decent. I believe that everything they stock can be bought as a single. Easy to find. Will stop by again.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
emeinz  (47) Minnesota | May 10, 2012
Great store. A go to when Iím in Des Moines. Great selection, solid staff and generally a fun place to be. I love the homebrew store/beer store combo. Stop here if you are in the area
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
sthlm  (146) Duluth, Minnesota | May 6, 2012| Updated August 9, 2013
Stopped by on a Friday afternoon. Interesting homebrew and bottle shop located in a strip mall. Not much to look at inside or out, but the selection of beer is pretty decent, and the service was friendly. There was a beer tasting going on when I was there, but i didnít have much time, so I didnít take part in it. Less selection than Cyclone Liquors up here in Ames, but they allow singles to be sold, so I will probably just skip Cyclone from now on and buy my beer when Iím down near Des Moines. Fairly easy access to this store off of I-80, and definitely worth a stop.

I still love the fact that they do singles, but their selection was a little weaker last time I stopped by. Also, the guy working the counter acted a little weird--definitely made me feel uncomfortable. Iím considering it to be a fluke visit, and Iíll be back.

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