United States > Iowa > Ankeny
bookman10 (31) Osseo, Minnesota | January 2, 2015
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty hard to get into this place--I drove past it and had to double back. Pretty small shop, but had Friday night tasting of beers and wines. I found quite a number of local Iowa craft beers, which is what I was looking for (plus one Boulevard beer from KC). Prices seemed a bit high. Service was all right. Might stop in again sometime.
emeinz (47) Minnesota | May 10, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Decent stop. Nice selection of locals. Prices are ok. I only stop here if I do.t have a chance to stop at Cyclone up in Ames or beer crazy. But it gets the job done.
heemer77 (215) Urbandale, Iowa | December 9, 2011
42 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 6/20
The previous reviews pretty much nailed it. Nice service, but not super knowledgeable. The prices seemed a little high to me. Small but decent quality of selection. Their biggest draw is that they are right off of I-35, but their selection is blown away by Cyclone Liquors and the better places around Des Moines. Maybe itís better that they keep the selection smaller as I didnít see any dusty stuff on the shelf. Only worth a stop if you donít have time to go elsewhere in the area and want some Iowa beer.
cyclonematty (9) Iowa | February 26, 2011
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 13/20
Little selection. Good location and friendly service but not the most knowledgable.
CanIHave4Beers (74) Pouring Bus, Iowa | January 8, 2011
36 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 8/20
This place serves itís pourpose, I suppose. Itís right off the Highway so if youíre just passing through this will be the easisest place to pick up a few Iowa/midwest micros. Generally speaking though the selection is lacking, it looks like they rotate new stuff in but with a full wall of the store serving as a beer cooler one would have to walk to the last five feet to find anything particularly good. Theyíve got a bunch of singles at pretty seriously inflated prices, for example I almost bought a Tank 7 12 oz till I saw it was almost five dollars, I almost bought a 330ml of Chouffe till I saw it was almost seven bucks. Six pack prices are on point with basically any liquor or grocery store in the area. One can find good beer here, but not a lot of it. If I lived in Ankney I might stop in from time to time to see what theyíve got in, but given the selection at other Des Moines locations I canít imagine going here again. Oh but they have a drive-thru!!!!
BelgianBeerGal (82) Panama City, Florida | August 22, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nothing fancy about it but it did have a nice selection of local Iowa beers. Plus you can build your own 6-pack. Probably about 12-15 Iowa beers and then plenty of other Midwest beers too. Even have a drive through in the pack. I just wanted some Iowa brews and this place was perfect.
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