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Beer Available At McScrooges Wine and Liquor (arranged by most recent)
Abita Wrought Iron IPA 91, Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Tripel 94, Victory Winter Cheers 81, Silly Sour 53, Straight To Ale Velvet Evil , LoÔc Raison Cidre Bouchť Breton Brut 47, Founders Black Rye 98, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Hoppy Lager 96, Highland 20th Anniversary Weizenbock , Blackhorse Saint Nickís Dunkel , Orval 99, Terrapin Side Project Turtleneck Winter Warmer 71, New Holland el Mole Ocho 82, Ayinger Jahrhundert 82, Blue Pants Big & Tall #1: Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Ale 59, Goose Island Sofie 98, New Holland Cabin Fever (2007-) 76, Newcastle Caledonian Scotch Ale 49, Fish Tale The Hobbit: Gollum Precious Pils 49, Scotch Silly Barrel Aged (Cognac) 93
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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.
decaturstevo (135) 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.
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.
NachlamSie (619) 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.
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.
beerandrugby (14) Nashville, Tennessee | January 31, 2005
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
The staff is indeed friendly and knowledgeable, but the selection is not as good as Asheís plus I really hate all the traffic in this area! On the up-side they will chill your beer for you in their wine chiller.
maltdog (77) Colorado | November 30, 2004
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
See all comments below. Rather dismal hi-alc beer selection, maybe the best around. Knoxville sucks like that. Knowledgeable friendly staff. The best wine and spirits store in town, however.
BeerandBlues2 (737) Hanover, Maryland | 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.
Trappist (5) Knoxville, Tennessee | February 18, 2004
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
I also agree with everyone. Knoxville is just a shitty place to live if you want good beer! But their are a few places in town McSrooges being one of them, that tries to stock up for the beer lover.
Suttree (175) 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.
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