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Victory DirtWolf 99, Brash The Bollocks Imperial IPA 97, Great Lakes Silver & Gold IPL 86, De Proefbrouwerij / Cigar City Tropical Tripel 94, New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA 92, Highland Black Mocha Stout 94, Speakeasy Prohibition Ale 93, Boulevard Smokestack Series - The Sixth Glass Quadrupel 98, Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet Black IPA 95, Mad River Serious Madness Black Ale 95, Anderson Valley El Steinber Dark Lager 54, Thirsty Dog Mayan Last Dog 67, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 99, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Long Strange Tripel 97, Alchemist Heady Topper 100, DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus! 94, Blue Mountain Spooky 84, New Holland Pilgrimís Dole Bourbon Barrel Wheatwine Ale 97, Cisco Pumple Drumkin 46, Two Brothers Resistance IPA 93
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DiarmaidBHK (712) Pennsylvania | October 14, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Itís not as big a place as I thought it was going to be, but at last they have their own parking lot. Vibe was dive bar meets used book store. I liked that most of what they offer, and they probably have 650-700 bottles, they had a solid pick 6 for a tenner section that has a lot of local craft stuff. Most of the bees they offer are a bit more expensive then youíd find in other states. They also had a few bottles from brewers like Crooked stave and Epic and prairie artisan and you will pay dearly for them. They also have a bar with 30-35 crafts on draft. Itís a pretty good store by PA standards and probably worth the trip if youíre looking for la rarity or two. .
Drake (415) Free Union, Virginia | May 3, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Bar/bottle shop. Excellent draft selection, and I was able to hang a bit with the owner at the bar, and he was quite nice. Other than that, the customer service sucked. I was browsing bottles half an hour and no one said a word to me and the cashier was a little surly when I checked out. Good beer selection with some rarities. The prices are high, but they also have a large selection of singles you can get for 9.95 a six pack. Small parking lot. Overall, glad I made the drive to come out here.
LilBeerDoctor (283) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 6, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is the best beer store in the Pittsburgh area. It offers plenty of single bottles, bombers, but no cases. Also they have 40 taps (sometimes less) which you can order a pint or growler to go. They have the best beer selection in Pittsburgh - including stuff that doesnít even distribute here (Westvleteren, Russian River, Lost Abbey, tons of international stuff, Struise). I donít know how they get it, but itís here, and thereís a special shelf near the register with one offs (I remember Central Waters Peruvian Morning). The only problem is freshness - some of these gems have been sitting around for awhile, so be careful. It is also pricey, because youíre paying for single bottles (and the out-of-market stuff is just more expensive). Anyway, itís a great place but itíll hurt youíll wallet because youíll want to buy everything.
Nate (264) Indiana, Pennsylvania | November 14, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A big thanks to Naka for letting me know about this place. Finally got to it in early summer on a Saturday. I had ambitions of stopping here and then heading further in to Pittsburgh, but once I got here and spent a good 45 minutes pouring over the selections, followed by a few pints of excellent draught IPAs ... well, it was time to head home again.
Great staff! Friendly, helpful, and know their beer. The guy running it that day opened up a bottle of Karmeliet Tripel for everyone to sample for free at the bar, because they were getting a sixtel of it the next week. Just a great place to stop and stock up. Nice Belgian selection and tons of micros and imports. Wonderful draught selection, too.
cheap (147) Beaver County, Pennsylvania | January 23, 2011| Updated March 31, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
This place is the bom! No, Iím not kidden. I thought Vintage Estates was cool but this place meets it and is a tad cooler on the prices, no lie! Even in good old tyrant LCB controlled PA! I donít know how he does it but there were so many beers. Six pack mixed for $10 and bunches of cool beers for a $1! Also, I was pleased to see many good bombers for $4 each. Oh yea, the tap selection is phenominal also! Iím going 100% on this place. My only prob is that itís an hour drive to get there. However, Iím splitting my vintage estage time with this one because they are both an hour away. The help was very knowedgable and what he didnít know he didnít try to BS the BSer! I liked that. They even had some custon beers that were not on the market on tap from a combined belgdian effort! One of kind wew!
Beerman6686 (121) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | May 18, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Ambiance is a basic bottle shop, nice layout allowing it to be easy to find beers you are looking for. Service is good, with staff always asking if you need help finding anything. Selection is very good, having some things that most places in Pgh wouldnt but may also not be able to find things that you would expect them to have. Value is unbeatable of anywhere in Pgh, prices are very low and it is also located out of allegheny county so you can avoid the drink tax. Overall a very good selection at awesome prices.
MrChopin (100) Baltimore, Maryland | March 24, 2010| Updated November 6, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Situated in Industrial burn-out New Ken, this is like Caponeís in Philly as its not much to look at from the inside or out. Standard store vibe, shelves and coolers. Then you find the shelves, which are organized a bit oddly but easy enough. Good selection for Pgh, similar to Dís but with a few rarities from HotD, Girardin, Cantillon that canít be found elsewhere in Pgh. The price is what makes this worth the stop, though their $10 mix-6ers are only for the most easily obtained micros and some borderline macros. If it wasnít for Vintage Estate, this would be a regular stop. As is, Iíll stop by again, but mainly for the price.
kassner (71) Wexford, Pennsylvania | June 29, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Ambiance is all about the beer. Huge selection and well informed . attentive service and friendly enough. Rare types and samples available. Going to add food.
artmcd8 (61) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | February 7, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I cant go into this place and leave empty handed. The selection is top notch and you can usually count on them to get the rare stuff in. I make it a habit of stopping by once a week after work.
Mooncattie (57) Markham, Ontario | April 7, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited March 29, 2013. What an incredible place! Well worth the research and effort to get to New Kensington, where you may well discover beers you never knew existed. I went for my hard to find Augustiner Edelstoff, plus a Shiner Bock from Texas (at $1 a bottle!! yes, it tasted fine!) before relying on the extremely helpful fellow at the register to help me load up on the rest of my Pennsylvaniaís Two Six-Packs Only stash. Great Lakes Alchemy Hour Double IPA, Victory "Hop" Wallop, Stone Ruination IPA were recommended for me, and I decided to finish off with a Brooklyn Pennant Ale í55. Bar area in the back offered food (I think) and a series of awesome looking kegs. Truly outstanding beer store. Very highly recommended.
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