Scotland > Edinburgh
Beer Available At Nina’s Mini Market (arranged by most recent)
Weird Beard Dark Hopfler 96, Thwaites 13 Guns 86, Mikkeller Cream Ale 88, Huber Bock Beer 37, Partizan Pale Ale Cascade Columbus Citra 80, Tempest In The Dark We Live 99, Elixir Sugar Lumps 96, Ayr Hiphopopotamus 80, Five Points Hook Island Red 78, DemonBrew Black Out 40, Anchor IPA 90, Maisels Weisse Original 92, Lagunitas India Pale Ale (IPA) 93, De Molen Rook & Vuur (Smoke & Fire) 94, Tryst Nelson Sauvin Follow The Hop 68, Highland Light Munro 44, Black Metal Will o’ the Wisp 55, Sierra Nevada Summerfest 41, Tempest Unforgiven Ale 85, Fyne Ales Naughty 73
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nate2g (1016) Boomtown!, Australia | May 26, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
What a surprise. Small but interesting selection of good beer. De Molen, Mikkeller, Kernel, Marble... Good pricing too. Albeit, it is a dingy convenience store, but reminiscent of similar beer/grocery stores around Europe.
Theydon_Bois (853) Tourist Town (West), England | December 22, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on Saturday 8th December ’12. Right between Cloisters and the Hanging Bat (2 or so minutes from either) if you want to build this into a crawl as I did.
As others have touched on a dingey mini market with a pretty decent beer selection at reasonable prices. Quite a few Dutch and Belgian offerings as well as a few from the US and plenty of Scottish micro stuff. I picked up 3 winners from Tempest amongst others.
Guy serving knew his stuff and had a little chat about beer as I paid.
Reccomended and whilst a 10/15 walk from the centre of town, if you’re doing a pub crawl easily incorporated as touched on above.
Leighton (710) London, England | January 2, 2015
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
A basic off licence with better selection than your standard offy. Maybe 30 bottles on offer, mostly macro, with a selection of German stuff widely-available American craft (Flying Dog, Goose Island, etc.). By no means is this place a destination, but you need some drinking beers and you are in this neighbourhood then this place should do the trick.
sic1314 (478) Leiden, Netherlands | November 16, 2012| Updated December 1, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Quite an amazing sight to walk into a convenience store and find a shelf of De Molen. Not a huge selection, but wonderfully varied. Has the same ownership as Brauhaus?
Scopey (475) Croydon, England | May 8, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Nina’s is a random little mini-market with an impressive bottle selection given the size of the place. If someone hadn’t told you about it you when never think of stopping past. They have plenty of interesting UK, American & Scandinavian beers on offer. Plenty of stuff like Mikkeller, Kernel, Alechemy, Tempest etc. They had a couple of things not available elsewhere in Edinburgh. Worth a visit, especially considering it’s so close to Hanging Bat & Cloisters.
Rune (473) Tromsø, Norway | August 23, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
An ordinary kiosk with an unusual good range of bottled beers. Has got some similarity with the one, Kihoskh, in Copenhagen. I was especially impressed by the selection of bottles from Scottish microbreweries. All of them well arranged on the shelves and reasonably priced. Opens early (08.30) and closes late (22.00). Polite service. Connected to the nearby Brauhaus (information per 10/8), and located next to Cloisters (visited a few times during my stay in Edinburgh, early August 2013).
Cunningham (449) Halden, Norway | November 8, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
WOW. I just found this place by a coincidence. Planned to buy some food before The Brauhaus opened. Thought this was an ordinary off licence. What an outstanding range off bottles. The man behind the desk could do a well guiding as well.
gunnar (436) Sandnes, Norway | July 28, 2013
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Strange shop, big selection of imports, some US, and a lot from Belgium and De Molen. Not really a beer shop, but nice enough if you are in this area.
jercraigs (344) Toronto, Ontario | July 20, 2014
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
2014-07-09. Convenience store with an okay selection of Scottish beers and imports. Some De Molens that caught my but they were all bottled over a a year ago. We had already stocked up on Scottish beers elsewhere so we didn’t end up buying anything here. Worth poking your head in if you are in the neighbourhood but fairly disappointing today.
JohnRMurdoch (330) Glasgow, Scotland | January 3, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I find this place a bit surreal. It looks like a bog standard mini supermarket. but were you would expect to see the Tennents & Stella there is instead an amazing selection of high quality craft beers which are hard to find. Owner very friendly & passionate about beer. One of the most interesting beer stores I have ever visited.
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