Oliverís Beverage Center | Albany, New York
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Oliverís Beverage Center
Excellent based on 49 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: UDBeernut (18) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: over 1,350


Oliverís Beverage Center

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Beer Available At Oliverís Beverage Center (arranged by most recent)
Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel 100, Central Waters Brewers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout 99, Three Heads Rochestafarian Wee Heavy Ale 40, Mikkeller Itís Alive! (Chardonnay Barrel with Mango Edition) 96, Blue Point Wet Hops Experiment 81, Ommegang Wild At Heart 77, Three Heads Too Kind DIPA 89, Cathedral Square / HeBrew St. Lennyís 81, Southern Tier 2XONE 97, Saranac Legacy IPA 83, Ommegang Glimmerglass Saison 95, Captain Lawrence Frost Monster 95, Southern Tier Grand Arbor 91, Sixpoint Global Warmer (2013) 94, Ommegang Hop House 94, Ithaca Excelsior! Fifteen 82, Three Heads Cobbs Hill Black Lager 74, Bells Hopslam 100, Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin 98, Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale (DBA) 84
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49 reviews for Oliverís Beverage Center
 Ambiance  56%
 Service  68%
 Selection  84%
 Food N/A 
 Value  72%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  85%
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88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Photog  (26) Camillus, New York | November 14, 2010
Best place to get beer hands down. Has a great selection and the prices are pretty competitive. Itís like going to Mahars but not paying the mark up. There isnít much to the place, basically shelves with beer, but doesnít need much else.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45  (109) Mount Dora, Florida | September 3, 2010
Iíve been in the Albany area many times but it took awhile for me to visit this place. Iím glad I finally did. The place is somewhat large, inside is nothing flashy but big rows of beer and beverages. Their beer selection is good, better than I expected. Singles available for anything you want. Prices are reasonable with a $3 discount per mixed six pack. I picked up a mixed sixer, a couple of Captain Lawrence Reserve IPAís (pleasantly surprised to find these!) and some Goose Island stuff. Next time Iím in the area Iíll make sure I go back.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
PBoegel  (1) New York | March 1, 2010
They are starting to do a better job at using technology to communicate available products via Facebook primarily. They have definitely begun taking a decidedly different approach to how they stock and sort the store. Prices are touch and go, sometimes really good, sometimes spotty, but I have found the majority of their staff to be very friendly and appreciative of the patronage.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 15/20
jmulv  (24) New York, New York | December 17, 2009
Ambiance is nothing special, just racks of beer (which appeals to me). Service is absolutely outstanding, very knowledgeable staff that always offer some friendly advice. Selection is very good - lots of 6 packs, single bottles, 22ozers, imports, variety packs. Value is not that great, especially for the domestic 12oz bottles. But hey, itís got the best selection of beers in the Albany area and the staff is excellent.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons  (82) Allenstown, New Hampshire | September 29, 2009
Since joining RB, this is one of those Northeastern shops I have wanted to visit and when I finally got there I discovered it was worth the wait. Easy to get to off I-90 with a left-right-and left turn into an unintrusive building with a small parking lot. But on the inside it is like entering a beer warehouse. The shelves are ten feet high and spread over 3-4 rows and fairly well organized. There is a single row of refrigerated beers. Price listings for case, six/four-pack, and singles are available on all brews. Great selection of New York and other Northeastern brews. They also boast a decent selection of California beers and Belgians. Most of the imports are the typical ones but there are the occasional surprises. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. It is 3 1/2 hours one-way for me but it is a nice reward for the long drive.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
scubasteev  (7) Albany , New York | September 27, 2009
The Brew Crew rules! Like Maharís...Oliverís makes living in Albany all the more bearable! They have a great selection of micro-brews to choose from. The crew is friendly and always in a good mood. I usually hit them up on Fridayís straight from work because they sometimes have cases of bargain beers, dirt cheap.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert  (60) Syracuse, New York | July 27, 2009
A warehouse of beers that feels more like a large wine/liquor store than a beer store. This has the largest selection Iíve seen in the Albany area. An excellent spot.
78
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
basewars  (11) Sun Prairie, Wisconsin | January 14, 2009
Doesnít look like much from the outside...or the inside really. The selection is excellent. Almost everything you can get in upstate NY. Some rare stuff if you go in often enough to get it. But there are beers available downstate that donít make it up here. The service is good. The guys know their stuff.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
DrDavid  (20) Johnson, Vermont | October 8, 2008
Eye-opening selection of domestics and imports. Truly mind-boggling, compared to what we have in Vermont. For example, nice to find Sprecher and Lagunitas, many NY state micros, and also the full range from Weiherstephaner and other German brewers. John was helpful, and great to talk with. Super store.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (517) 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.

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