Oliverís Beverage Center | Albany, New York
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Oliverís Beverage Center
Excellent based on 50 ratings
Type: Beer Store

105 Colvin Ave
Albany, New York United States 12208 [ print map ]
518 459 2767

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Hours: 9am-9pm M-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun


Mayor: beerbill (40) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: over 1,350


Oliverís Beverage Center

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Beer Available At Oliverís Beverage Center (arranged by most recent)
Naked Flock Citra Ultra Premium Hard Cider , Applewood Naked Flock Draft Cider , Nine Pin Ginger , McKenzieís Green Apple Hard Cider 43, Prairie Artisan Ales Christmas Bomb! 91, McKenzieís Hard Cider 28, Adirondack Rock the Boat Ale , Nine Pin Blueberry , DeMunckís Cider , Ommegang Upside Brown 85, Ithaca The Creeker 94, Hazlitt Vineyards Cider Tree Cider , Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: The GreatíER Pumpkin 96, Nine Pin Hunny Pear , Nine Pin New York Hard Cider , Beak & Skiff 1911 Raspberry Hard Cider , Beak & Skiff 1911 Blueberry Hard Cider , Grimm Bees In The Trappe 84, Grimm Golden Hour , Grimm Action/Adventure 86
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50 reviews for Oliverís Beverage Center
 Ambiance  57%
 Service  69%
 Selection  85%
 Food N/A 
 Value  72%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  85%
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 28, 2004
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 thereís a good stock rotation. Iíd watch the date when buying low aging potential stuff still. Selection is huge, certainly much bigger than New Beers and bierkraftís in NYC although itís 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 Baltimoreís 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 wouldnít expect much service though, youíd better know what youíre looking for. Not world-class, but definitely top echelon.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (557) Toronto, Ontario | August 25, 2008
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.
78
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | May 1, 2004| Updated February 21, 2006
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.
62
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | July 25, 2006
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.
78
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla  (315) Minneapolis, Minnesota | April 30, 2012
Similar to the Westmere store. Solid selection with good growler station. Staff was relatively helpful. Store has a warehouse feel. Prices are competitive.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17  (300) Woodland, California | April 16, 2004
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.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
j12601  (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | February 18, 2011
Stopped in on the way back from a weekend trip to Montreal. Didnít 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.
66
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | April 26, 2004| Updated May 2, 2004
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. Thatís worth upgrading the service.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus  (233) Connecticut | June 5, 2005| Updated January 6, 2006
This the place to visit if youíre 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.
56
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu  (205) Victoria, British Columbia | April 29, 2004
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 whoreís 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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