Kris Wines

394 York Way, Lower Holloway
Holloway, Greater London England N7 9LW
bottle shop  4.85/5.0 63 reviews
MON-SAT 1.00PM - 11.00PM SUN 1.00PM - 10.00PM

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Beers At Kris Wines

Sharps 6 Vintage Blend7.4%10/24/2016
Buxton Rain Shadow 201610%10/20/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Hallertau Blanc Galaxy5.2%10/19/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Chinook Exp 431 Centennial 5.3%10/19/2016
Redchurch Lemon Sage Saison4.7%9/27/2016
Tenby Hammerhead6%9/26/2016
Enefeld London Pilsner4.8%9/26/2016
Hastings Handmade 21: Columbus India Brown Ale6.5%9/19/2016
Enefeld London Porter5.5%9/19/2016
Rocket Sour Escape4.7%9/19/2016
Weird Beard / Electric Nurse Bearded Nurse (BA Ardbeg)10.2%9/18/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Mosaic El Dorado5%9/18/2016
Cloudwater Imperial Stout Special Edition - Hibernate10.1%9/18/2016
Arbor Shangri-la4.2%9/18/2016
The Kernel Bière De Saison (Citra)4.9%9/18/2016
Rose Brew Black Rose Chocolate Stout6.3%9/18/2016
Rose Brew White Rose Wheat Beer5%9/18/2016
Cloudwater Small Beer Special Edition - Hibernate7.5%9/18/2016
Redwillow Witless V5.9%9/18/2016
Kompaan 45 Vrijbuiter7.1%9/16/2016
Brew By Numbers 10/06 Coffee Porter Kamwangi AB6%9/16/2016
Beavertown Lupuloid6.7%9/15/2016
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager 5%9/15/2016
The Kernel India Pale Ale Centennial Nugget Simcoe Galaxy6.8%9/12/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Citra Centennial Columbus Chinook5.3%9/12/2016
Anchor Go West! IPA6.7%9/11/2016
Portobello Carnival Pale4.2%9/11/2016
Buxton Berlinoise5.2%9/11/2016
The Kernel Biere de Saison Barrel #304.6%9/11/2016
Runaway Summer Saison4.2%9/11/2016
The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe Chinook Centennial6.6%9/9/2016
Cloudwater Spring Summer 2016 IPA Vic’s Secret6.5%9/9/2016
Brew By Numbers 20/03 Belgian Pale - Crystal & Tettnang4.5%9/9/2016
Weird Beard Hops Maiden England4.5%9/8/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Perle5.1%9/8/2016
Cloudwater DIPA - v69%9/6/2016
To Øl Sur Citra5.5%9/2/2016
Chorlton Amarillo Sour5.1%8/29/2016
Crafty Devil Born Slippy 4.7%8/24/2016
North Coast PranQster7.6%8/20/2016
Enefeld London IPA6%8/20/2016
Three Sods Session IPA4.4%8/20/2016
Siren Broken Dream Extra Shot6.5%8/3/2016
Partizan IPA Mosaic Columbus6.5%7/24/2016
Magic Rock Shredder4.5%7/24/2016
Thornbridge Eldon8%7/21/2016
Buxton / Oedipus / Oproer Ring Your Mother 1832 XXXX Mild9.5%7/20/2016
Cloudwater Imperial Stout Ardbeg Special Edition - Hibernate10.7%7/17/2016
Bolée d Armorique Cidre Brut5%7/15/2016
Three Sods Leap Year5%7/15/2016
Wild Weather Sunbathe in the Shade4.5%7/14/2016
West Berkshire Saazbrucker Pilsner4.9%7/14/2016
Marble Mincikowscy5.1%7/13/2016
Weird Beard Attack of the Ryeclops5.5%7/12/2016
Chorlton Equinox Lager5.7%7/11/2016
Rooie Dop Utrecht Strong Ale9.1%7/10/2016
Signature Polar6.3%7/10/2016
Moor PMA5.3%7/10/2016
Bad Seed Farmhouse IPA 6%7/8/2016
Tiny Rebel NP1010%7/6/2016
Weird Beard / La Debauche Pankot Palace5.4%6/27/2016
Redwillow Faithless XLV5.2%6/27/2016
Weird Beard Double Perle8.6%6/19/2016
Wild Weather Peach of a Weekend5.8%6/15/2016
Left Bank Moloko Milk Stout5.5%6/15/2016
Two Chefs Dirty Katarina10.5%6/11/2016
Dunkertons Organic Vintage Cider (Bottle)7.5%6/11/2016
LoverBeer Saison De L’ouvrier - Serpilla5.8%6/11/2016
Harvest Gold Mead13%6/11/2016
BrewDog Bourbon Baby5.8%6/4/2016
BrewDog #MashTag 201510%6/2/2016
Thornbridge / ’t IJ American Wheat Ale5.8%6/2/2016
Weird Beard / Hanging Bat Rye Smile10.6%6/1/2016
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon5%6/1/2016
White Hag The White Sow (Coffee)5.2%5/31/2016
De Molen Kopi Loewak Coffee Stout (2011-2013)11.2%5/27/2016
Thornbridge Hall Bracia10%5/25/2016
Blacks KPA Kinsale Pale Ale5%5/11/2016
Kees Just Another IPA6.5%5/11/2016
White Hag Little Fawn4.2%5/11/2016
Sharps Quadrupel Ale10%5/10/2016
White Hag Bran & Sceolan7.2%5/10/2016
Magic Rock Inhaler4.5%5/10/2016
Kees Pale Ale Citra4.6%5/8/2016
Luscombe Farm Organic Devon Dry Cider 4.9%5/8/2016
Late Knights Hop O’ The Morning 4.2%5/3/2016
Brick (UK) Red Brick4.9%4/28/2016
Rodenbach Grand Cru6%4/23/2016
Cloudwater Vermont ESB6.5%4/21/2016
Signature Brew Hospital Porter7%4/20/2016
Evil Twin Yin10%4/13/2016
Brew By Numbers / Põhjala 24/02 Amber Ale - Multigrain3.8%4/12/2016
Hawkshead / Crooked Stave Key Lime Tau6.3%4/12/2016
Weird Beard Double Perle (Jim Beam Barrel Aged)8.6%4/5/2016
Rocky Head Spacer3.2%4/4/2016
Weird Beard / Kew Brewery A World Without Dave5%4/1/2016
Signature Brew / Yeastie Boys Anticipation5.4%4/1/2016
Orbit Hey5.9%4/1/2016
Moor Union’Hop4.1%4/1/2016
Aleyard No’a4.1%4/1/2016

  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jc1762  (88) Washington DC | December 27, 2014
Apart from the lack of ideal location, I really can’t find a complaint about this place. The owner, Kris, is incredibly friendly and helpful. He was kind enough to give me a small discount when I purchased over £150 of beer. The type of service only available in small businesses! Kris’s passions for beers shows in the selection, as he puts everything in there. Good selection of European beers (e.g. Mikkeller, De Molen, Struise, UK brewers). An unbelievable selection of American beers - Pipeworks, Prairie Artisanal, Stone, Alesmith, etc. He keeps the shop simple, small, with no music just to focus on the beer.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
SlackerMads  (35) , Denmark | December 13, 2014
Ambiance: Well, no music or strippers or anything, just a regular shop with beers. Small and filled from floor to ceiling and can feel a bit cramped if you’re not the only person in the store. The street outside seems interesting with people wasted out of their minds in the afternoon.
Service: Was offered assistance as I stepped through the door, and Kris knows his beers and gives good recommendations. I have only met the dreaded “other guy” once. He fetched me a box to stand on so I could reach the top shelf, so he is good for something.
Selection: Worth to travel for. Great selection of Belgian, German, American and Danish beers along with an extensive selection of locals. No bargains, but the prices are fair and if you put some money down you sometimes get an extra bottle thrown in for free. Found some stuff that has passed on the date, so bring your reading glasses.
All in all the best bottle shop I’ve visited in London so far, but unfortunately a bit out of the way for me.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
pricey290483  (59) London, England | November 6, 2014
think this is the best shop i have ever been in never seen such a collection.Kris was there which help because man does he know beer. helped me pick out some really nice beers and i can’t wait to try them easy to find shop that will make you want to go back
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tania_nexust  (15) , England | August 17, 2014
Small beer (and wine/spirits) shop but packs in a big selection. Dedicated shelves for Belgian, German, UK, London beers, and other areas for Dutch, US, Spain, Scandinavia etc. Belgian selection had lots of stalwarts but also some new beers from the likes of Alvinne and de Struise and others. Good seleciton of German beers from Alt, Berlinerweisse, Doppelbock to Hefeweizen. Omnipollo, Kaapse, De Molen, To Ol, Westbrook, Flying Dog, etc. are all well represented, though I was surprised to see no Italian craft beer on this visit (but selection changes regularly so that will probably not be the case next time). Large bottles (750ml) also available from The Bruery, Rogue, Alesmith etc. 330ml bottles seem to start from around £2.99 and upwards - which seems a little pricey but the trade-off is the selection in one place. One of the best bottle ranges in London.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666  (167) Göteborg, Sweden | July 17, 2014
Poped in while drivning North to Stansted for a quick one (family was waiting in the car). A bit back and forth but my wife guided me well (many thx), probably easier to go with the Tube and walk the last distance. Presented me a the desk - and what I could understand from the latest reviews I was lucky,- Kris was on duty! - My advice there either give a ring or mail in advance an book a time were there is less customers (likely) and Kris there or bring your IPhone or similar to check RB for advice. Great selection of London beers (no Brodies, though) English, American, Belgian, and a few sour - mostly big bottles and medium standard high prices for the sours. Prices were good for the local... Kris was very helpful in helping me out with the last bottles - flying with Ryan;). He also poped in a Saison that was cold as on the way beer for free - Worldclass! When you are going there: bring a big backpack, a loaded Visa and allow you at least one hour to go through the selection. It looks wee but’s packed with gems. Many thx Kris!
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
ozanyumrukaya  (1) , Turkey | May 21, 2014
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
deeblo  (74) NYC, New York | April 27, 2014
A very small shop in a less than desirable location. Nevertheless, Kris typically has a huge selection of European and American beers at great prices for London. Kris knows his stuff and is helpful but if he’s not there, the other guy doesn’t know anything about beer. It can feel very cramped with just a couple customers inside. Another downside is that the neighborhood and some of the clientele are a bit ghetto. I’ve been inside while fights have almost broken out right inside the doorway.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
tom10101  (281) Quebec | April 8, 2014| Updated April 15, 2014
Small store with a good amount of beer, but also wine and spirits. The staff (the owner?) was extremely friendly and helpful, but I was a little disappointed when I noticed that the Partizan Mild I bought on his advice was a couple months old. [UPDATE: I just received a beermail from Kris who, after seing my review, apologized and offered me a refund or to replace my bottle. Classy and professionnal, that’s good service in my opinion.] Selection is interesting, but not that much better than other store I visited in Greater London area (like Drink of Fulham and Beer Boutique). Price are a tad high, but not higher than other stores in Greater London area. Definitely a nice place to have in the neighbourhood. Based on other comments, it seems like the place to go for limited releases, but it seems they weren’t many left when I went. Still a very nice beer store.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple  (213) London, England | March 16, 2014
Don’t go on a Sunday if you want some advice. Otherwise great selection
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 7/20
gunnar  (591) Sandnes, Norway | January 17, 2014
Very small store, big selection, minor in service. I took my time in here, and searched the shelves for the better part of a halfhour, without any questions from the man behind the counter, and when i asked him a question, he woulld know just as much as Manuel from Fawlty Towers.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Camons  (474) Hasselager, Denmark | January 11, 2014
Small store but with a great selection of both local british beers, aswell as some Danish, Belgium, American etc. beers. Good prices for the local stuff ( wich was what i was looking for) and rather expensive for imported beers. Good knowable service by Kris. Abit out of the way, but pretty easy to hit by bus from Euston st./St. Pancras where my hotel was.

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