Stopped in after 10PM on a Thursday night, specifically looking for the latest Stone anniversary release. They had it! Pretty standard liquor store layout, with a large selection of beers laid out in a number of spots - coolers, shelves, etc. Had a nice conversation with a fellow beer lover in the store. Really no help needed or asked for, though the folks at the counter were friendly. Overall, easy to get to, nice selection, decent layout.
82 = ★★★Ĺ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Great place to get beer. If Iím anywhere near Atlanta, Iíll be here loading up. Thereís tons of micros and imports at a fair price. Shopping for beer in the south is usually a big pain, but this is more or less the one stop supershop.
Big package store. The beer is to the left with some beer in coolers. Lots of selection, including US and foreign micros with a decent number of rarities. Prices are good, but theyíre going to charge you extra for using a credit card. Staff was all really nice. Plenty of parking. Glad I stopped here.
This store had a great selection of imported brews when I visited (lots of Scandinavian and Belgian goodies, for example), but was very disappointing on the local/American side of things. On top of that, you cannot break 6-packs, so that made it even harder to try and sample local wares. Apart from Sweetwater and a few Terrapins, there werenít any Georgian beers to buy, and very few from nearby North Carolina. I guess local distribution hasnít been organized much yet. Still, Iíd come back here for the imports and quality near-national micros such as Victory and Great Divide, were I to be in the area.
Buford Highway location - Found this place by accident trying to find my way back to I-75 and remember seeing it listed - so I figured what the hell! Has a great selection, hastily arranged though and a few out of date. Belgium, England, Scotland, Germany all represented well here - but lacking in U.S. micros. Probably has at least 300 different bottles - rough estimate. Service - not the best in the world - had to help a lady find a lambic - all she knew was that it was raspberry tasting but it was beer - the clerk kept pointing her to the Smirnoff alco-pops. One positive - all the beer rang up correctly - no singles rang up as six packs - first time that has happened in a while when buying in bulk
I swung by this place when I was in Atlanta to pick up a variety of local beers. The selection seemed pretty nice, though I was focused on the stuff from Georgia and the Carolinas, so I didnít spend much time checking out the other options (really only in passing). Overall a pretty decent shop, but it didnít appear as though they had a beer expert on staff (though it could have been he was just off when I went in). Also, they didnít offer 12 oz singles, so I wound up buying lots of 750s and 6 packs.
Like most of the other comments - they have a great selection of Belgians - especially Cantillon, Saison and Biere de Garde - as well as German and English but just donít seem to have a wide variety of American micros outside of the locals and a few others such as Rogue, Abita and Brooklyn. Definitely worth a stop if in the area - just be careful pulling out of the parking lot.
Located just off of I-85 in Atlanta, easy location to access while passing through Atlanta. Really large selection of bombers and a good selection of 6-packs. Prices were quite cheap (at least compared to Charlotte - probably $2/bomber cheaper than Iím used to). I will definitely hit this place up again, when I am passing through town.
This package store has an exceptional selection of beers. In fact, it is the first place outside of North Carolina that I have seen Duck-Rabbit. They have a formidable variety of single-bottle beers, and lots of different six-packs. They devote more space to imports and craft brews than to megabrews.
The sales people are very helpful. When my cashier was having a problem, a manager was quick to come rectify it. They packaged my purchase quickly, and were very friendly but not overly familiar. Just about the only drawback of this store is its location - right around a curve on Buford Highway, and with one rather steep entrance, so getting in and out can be a pain in the patooty. However, if you love good beer, it is worth the trouble.