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Beer Available At McScrooges Wine and Liquor (arranged by most recent)
Left Hand Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout 97, Crazy Mountain Lawyers, Guns and Money 77, Terrapin / New Belgium Black is the New Wit 86, Crazy Mountain Old Soul Belgian Strong Ale 47, Stone Spotlight Series: Drew & Steveís Imperial Mutt Brown Ale 94, Victory Anniversary 19 Ale Session IPA 91, Smuttynose Kindest Find , Green Flash Hop Odyssey Mosaic Session IPA 94, Smuttynose Rhye IPA 97, Kentucky Rye Barrel IPA 50, Abita Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout 95, Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Chai Spiced 94, Parallel 49 Old Boy Classic Ale 45, KŲnig Pilsener (Germany) 29, Founders Backstage Series # 1: Blushing Monk 100, Abita Strawgator 62, Mendocino Seasonal Pumpkin Ale 77, Howe Sound Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout 88, Brooklyn K is for Kriek 85, Bitburger Premium Pils 29
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BeerandBlues2 (779) San Diego, California | November 10, 2004
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
I have to echo everyone elseís comments on Knoxville being a crappy place to purchase beer. However, McScrooges does have one of the best selections in the area.
NachlamSie (631) Denver, Colorado | January 14, 2006| Updated March 26, 2007
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
McScrooges has a few high alcohol beers that come and go due to the frustrating distribution laws in TN. However, they have started expanding their beer shelf lately. I think they try to get anything in stock that the distributor will let them have. The staff is almost always engaging and is always willing to help if needed.
nearbeer (208) Knoxville, Tennessee | April 11, 2007| Updated February 9, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
For the last 10 years, the largest selection of +6% beers in Knoxville liquor stores, and has improved tremendously in the last year and a half (2012-2013). Friendly and helpful staff. Brent is kind enough to keep all the local ratebeerians updated when new stuff arrives, and for years has been almost a single voice begging the wholesalers to bring moí bettuh high gravity beer to the area. They often get some rarer stuff in that isnít available even in other parts of the country. They also are the only operator in Knoxville who seems to understand the concept of discounting older stock in order to move it on out.
Suttree (177) Knoxville, Tennessee | February 4, 2004| Updated May 12, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
What everyone else said - The staff is helpful and enthusiastic, but they are at the mercy of distributors. When The distributors are feeling generous, the selection here (of over 6% beers) is as good as anyone elses in Knoxville. One tip - try to plan a visit so that you will not have make a left turn in or out.
markwise (175) North of Tampa, Florida | March 25, 2008
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Not bad, but Iím from Florida. The guy behind the counter recommneded Aiko Pale Lager as his favorite beer. It was disgusting swill, so he lost a LOT of credibility with me. They had almost no DFH in stock on a Saturday night, but lots of Stone, which we do not have in FL (Muchas Gracias). Best one can do with wacky TN liquor laws.
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | April 2, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
Best beer selection in Knoxville, can get a little pricy, as much due to Tennessee laws as anything though. Brent and the staff mostly know their stuff on some of the beers. The wall of scotch constantly tempts me to spend more than I should.
decaturstevo (143) decatur, Tennessee | August 16, 2006| Updated May 12, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A place that truly tries to keep up with the high gravity market. With the crazy tax laws of our state that is a task. The selection is the best in Knoxville. Friendly staff always willing to help. Very good selection the go to place in Knoxville.
SpringsLicker (138) Tennessee | February 4, 2004| Updated December 27, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
In Tennessee, the law says high alcohol beer must be distributed by the liquor distributors and sold in a liquor store. Thing is...the liquor distibutors donít want to haul beer! (I guess I wouldnít want to distribute my competition either)
Ditto what haddon90 said. Ask for Brent (mickblueeyes)
tronraner (109) Walland, Tennessee | August 11, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Typical TN high-alcohol selection, with a handful of things I havenít seen elsewhere (e.g., Baladin). Lately (summer 2006) their beer selection seems to have increased somewhat. Iíll usually stop by if Iím out in Cedar Bluff, but donít usually make a special trip.
ClarkVV (91) Allston, Massachusetts | February 14, 2005
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
What they have is fine. Itís really tough to comment, I know they are restricted by poor distribution in TN and only being able to carry 6% abv or more beers at that. Very friendly staff, but ultimately, nothing particularly new to see here. Plenty of DFH though, so that would do if I lived down here. Mendocino Winter Ale was kind of cool, and they did have Stone AB and Ruination. A very well-laid out wine store as well.
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