Made a stop in Orlando just to check out this store. Service was fantastic, selection even better than I had hoped for. I spent $100 easily on Rochefort, De Dolle, and Cigar City beers. Iíll be coming back whenever I can.
Donít let the size of the place fool you. They pack a huge selection of craft beer into this place. The guy working there was very helpful and knew exactly what he was talking about. Sorry I forgot his name. Pricing was a tad high but worth it for the selection of nice stuff. A must stop in Orlando.
Absolutely fantastic place, with initiated staff. Not being that well aquinted with some of the spectacular brands of the South East, I got some really good recommendations and ended bringing some iconic beer with me back to Europe. Worth a visit ANY DAY!
Probably the best beer store Iíve walked into in Florida. The selection just blew me away. A lot of stuff that I didnít expect and a lot of stuff that I wanted to get that I didnít think they would have. It was well worth the hour trip from Daytona. I will be back for sure!!
Really the only craft beer store in Florida- but itís still massively awesome. Alan is the man! Super nice, very helpful. Has done a lot of favors for me above the call of duty. Selection is excellent- a bit pricey. But get ready to come home with no less than a case of crazy rarities. Whenever Iím ever slightly near Otown I stop by.
It is quite a challenge to get there for a tourist but what a reward to find it. Impressive service; the guy knew exactly where were the beers on the shelves and he proposed me newer or older bottles. Tremendous choice but there would have been a few more brewers to deserve a higher score. World class beer store anyway, for sure. Iíve never seen so many beers but, of course, I come from Quťbecís Imaginary country, where the beer offering is majors, locals and a very few european beers, which could explain the high suicide rate, maybe...
Finally got here after several near misses. Cozy place with wine and such up front and the back half dedicated to brew. It was a good haul - a few De Dolle, couple Bells I hadnít tried, Nogne, Hoppin Frog, Thomas Hooker, Weyerbacher Unfiltered Double Simcoe, Haandbryggeriet, etc, etc, etc. The selection is quite good. Service was one guy and he was helpful and knowledgeable. Only disappointment was no Cigar City - but I was told that they are in good with CC and normally have it. Great stuff - deserves itís reputation. Will go out of my way to stop in any time I can.
I called before hand and got Chris on the phone. He was able to tell me what they had on the phone so I did not waste the trip. The beer selection is second only to oak tree buy right is s plainfeild NJ. They had an excellent selection of bells, Belgiums, Nogne, brooklyn, and cigar city to name a few. I want to thank Chris and Alan for there help and I promise to bring them something from Goose Island because I noticed its one of the few beers they donít carry.
Ive been waiting to come to this place for some time...finally got a weekend in Orlando...a little hard to find but worth the driving around in circles...Its located right next to the NYPD Pizza just before the Publix.
As far as ambience...nothing special...but the store was quiet and the employees gave me my space when I pretty much told them I knew what I was looking at.
The staff was extremely helpful...the few questions I had asked them, they had the answer for...when I asked if they had in any good Pumpkin beers, one of the guys walked to the little fridge in the back and pulled out a Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin and said it was the last one they were going to get and he put it in there for himself but I could have it...when I asked them if they had anything special hiding...the guy up front pulled out a Fantome Pissenlit and Smuttynose Gravitation and said those were the last they were going to get. Just great guys and very helpful.
The Selection...the best Ive seen hands down...a bunch of Jolly Pumpkin, Fantome, DFH, Great Divide, Dieu Di Ciel, Mikkeller, Unibroue, Nogne, Hitachinos Nest, Bells, Gouden Carolus, some Cigar City, and a bunch of shit Ive never even heard of (mysterious italian beers in badass bottles. Just a ton of stuff for a florida beer store...ive gotta imagine the best selection on the east coast. Also looks like a great selection of meads and sakis. Also have a bunch of various glasses (snifters, trappist glasses, pints) all being sold for $5 each (I bough a nice Duvel snifter myself).
As far as value...probably the best your going to find in a store with this much stuff and such a great staff. $10-$15 for Jolly Pumpkin and Fantome. $8-$10 for Cigar City. $7-$9 Mikkeller. Peche Mortel and Stille Nacht were both around $5 I believe...
Overall...Awesome...Iíll be back asap for myself and to do some trading...Spent the $120 I could afford...wished I had at least 10x that...
A friend and I visited this place before we hit up Redlight, Redlight... and wow. Their wall of craft beers is amazing. I spent about 20 minutes just admiring their selection before I got my hands on anything. Feeling overwhelmed, I went to the friendly guy running the place and popped my iPhone out with RateBeerís Top 50 webpage on the screen. I gave him the phone and asked him that whatever he had just put it in my cart. He knew of them all, and with what he had available, knew exactly where to find them. I ended up walking out with about $90 worth of beers. Still have yet to drink them all. Sweet stuff. #23 on 29102009, DG.