phaleslu (442) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 15, 2009| Updated April 14, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great little store along the Ludlow corridor in the Clifton Gaslight District. Rotating bottle selection. Family owned, and the wife (Julie) is the beer specialist, though Mike has come along way and is starting to know his stuff. Always some choices of Bellís, Dogfish Head, Southern Tier, Great Lakes, Goose Island (a lot), Founders, Troegs, Hoppin Frog, Listermannís, 21st Amendment, Southern Star, Dark Horse, Unibroue, Mt. Carmel, BrewDog, Left Hand, Two Brothers, New Holland, Anchor, Weyerbacher, Brooklyn, Clipper City, Jolly Pumpkin, Nogne O, Stone, Moerlein, and others. Beer tastings on Saturdays at 5:00 until 8:00, closing time. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. Paired with Kellerís IGA a half block down, this makes for a formidable pair for beer buyers in the area.
foundmd (26) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 7, 2009| Updated March 8, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice little shop near the University of Cincinnati. More wine than beer (obviously) but the selection is pretty good for the small space available. Focus is on American craft breweries like Bells, Goose Island, Great Lakes, Southern Tier, and TrŲegs. Purchased a Southern Tier Oat here when everyone else in the area seemed to have sold out of it. Beer tastings are common on Saturday nights. Parking can be a bit of hassle, but a great store if youíre in the area.