United States > New York > Albany
Beer Available At Oliver’s Beverage Center (arranged by most recent)
Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale 99, Tröegs Blizzard of Hops 96, Long Trail Triple Bag Triple Amber Ale 77, Nine Pin Belgian , Naked Flock Citra Ultra Premium Hard Cider , Applewood Naked Flock Draft Cider , Nine Pin Ginger , McKenzie’s Green Apple Hard Cider 37, Prairie Artisan Ales Christmas Bomb! 98, McKenzie’s Hard Cider 25, Adirondack Rock the Boat Ale , Nine Pin Blueberry , DeMunck’s Cider 43, Ommegang Upside Brown 88, Ithaca The Creeker 94, Hazlitt Vineyards Cider Tree Cider , Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: The Great’ER Pumpkin 96, Nine Pin Hunny Pear , Nine Pin New York Hard Cider , Beak & Skiff 1911 Raspberry Hard Cider
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Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 28, 2004
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Looks like a low ceiling warehouse at the total end of Albany. No air conditioning. Most beers are not kept in refrigerators either, but the place seemed rather full and I can hope that there’s a good stock rotation. I’d watch the date when buying low aging potential stuff still. Selection is huge, certainly much bigger than New Beers and bierkraft’s in NYC although it’s not the same quality. Upper NY (southern tier, middle ages, lake placid..) state breweries are better represented in Albany as well as a few rarer external breweries like Baltimore’s DeGroens. Prices are middle of the road between New Beers and bierkraft which makes them pretty decent and a neglectable factor. Very good all around selection. I wouldn’t expect much service though, you’d better know what you’re looking for. Not world-class, but definitely top echelon.
Sammy (561) Toronto, Ontario | August 25, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
one of the better beer stores, wth lots of harder to get Cpt Lawrence, Alesmith, and UK in particular. COme during the daytime. Reasonable pices.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | May 1, 2004| Updated February 21, 2006
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Very nice bottle selection, plenty of interesting American micros (Bear Republic, Victory, DFH, Smuttynose, Allagash, etc.) and a nice selection of Belgians and Eastern Europeans too. As CapFlu said, I was very impressed when the cashier ran out of the store while we were standing outside to see if he had overcharged me for a DFH Olde School. That was pretty impressive and reassuring. The best selection I have seen north of Half Time in Poughkeepsie.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | July 25, 2006
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Not very big but packed. Good selection of American beers although incomplete (missing the Stones, Hair of the Dog, Three Floyds and AleSmith among others). Selection of Belgian is average. German/others is ok. Place feels like a small warehouse and the staff is not very helpful. I bought for over $200 and got a $10 bomber free.
deyholla (324) Minneapolis, Minnesota | April 30, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Similar to the Westmere store. Solid selection with good growler station. Staff was relatively helpful. Store has a warehouse feel. Prices are competitive.
DYCSoccer17 (300) Woodland, California | April 16, 2004
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
This place is pretty damned good. Decent supply of Micros and a formidable supply of Belgians. Prices are kinda steep. Didnt ask the staff any questions.
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | February 18, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in on the way back from a weekend trip to Montreal. Didn’t really get a lot of time in the store since apparently they close at 5 on Sundays. Nice bottle selection, a good variety of stuff including a nice section of ciders. Worth stopping in.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | April 26, 2004| Updated May 2, 2004
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I actually didn’t find the prices to be out of line...much cheaper than Half Time for example. However, the selection doesn’t equal that store or many in MA/CT. Belgian selection ok, many interesting things but nothing truly rare...nice little group of E Euro porters, pils, etc. Oops, forgot about that bit with the cashier running out to fix his overcharge of Martin. That’s worth upgrading the service.
Cletus (233) Connecticut | June 5, 2005| Updated January 6, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This the place to visit if you’re looking for beer to take home with you. Their selection is several aisles deep with an impressive Belgian and German section, reasonable prices and, more importantly, a steady supply of all the local beers including the availability of fill your own growlers.
CapFlu (205) Victoria, British Columbia | April 29, 2004
56 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Every bottle was $1 more than Glenville Beverage and the American Micro selection was somewhat of a bust but the Belgians covered the north wall - including 4 labels of Fantome. Some interesting internationals from small, unknown countries are represented as well. Dirty as a whore’s bed and shopping cart-unfriendly but the fact that the cashier ran out of the store to tell MartinT that he had over-charged him on the 12oz by ringing up the 22oz price was very satisfying.
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