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


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

Mayor: beerbill (32) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: over 1,350

Oliverís Beverage Center

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Beer Available At Oliverís Beverage Center (arranged by most recent)
Green Flash Road Warrior 97, AleSmith IPA 100, Le Trou du Diable Saison du Tracteur 98, Chatham Tripel , Westbrook White Thai 78, Ninkasi / Devils Backbone The Devil Went Down To Oregon 87, Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA 97, Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger 96, Caldera Kettle Series Rauch Ur Bock 94, Captain Lawrence Smoked Porter 96, Westbrook India Pale Ale 97, Captain Lawrence India Pale Ale 88, Stone Delicious IPA 96, TrŲegs Nugget Nectar Ale 99, Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal Imperial Stout 100, Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale 98, TrŲegs Blizzard of Hops 96, Long Trail Triple Bag Triple Amber Ale 77, Nine Pin Belgian , Naked Flock Citra Ultra Premium Hard Cider
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50 reviews for Oliverís Beverage Center
 Ambiance  56%
 Service  69%
 Selection  85%
 Food N/A 
 Value  72%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  85%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons  (121) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Chad9976  (33) Albany, New York | July 9, 2014
Sister store of Westmere Beverage, with essentially the same format, though the selection is a little bigger.

Great selection of deals and new inventory as soon as you walk in. A craft beer cooler on the left and a macro cooler on the other side with a huge selection.

Bottles are sorted by country and state. Great selection of breweries from around the world, though a lot of product tends to sit for a while.

Staff is pretty good most of the time. Theyíll help you out without hesitation. ask for Nico, heís the best.

Not a fan of the empties return process. They usually dig through your bags and boxes and fish out stuff thatís not technically returnable. Why so anal?

Otherwise no complaints. Itís a great store with a great selection. Usually busy no matter when you shop there, so expect lines at the counter.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
mfp13jr  (45) Glenville, New York | April 15, 2014| Updated April 17, 2014
Love coming to Olivers. Great selection for what we get in NY. Beers are separated by region, with the US taking up most of the room. There is also a newer Cider section for ciders only. Love the create your own six pack. And they just added tons more selection this week, April 2014!!!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb  (255) San Diego, California | December 2, 2013| Updated March 5, 2015
Un classique depuis 2-3 ans. Ma rťserve secrŤte de Firestone special release et de 3 Fontenein. Les prix sont raisonnables et la variťtť de biŤres internationales vaut le dťtour ŗ elle seule.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Jow  (186) New York | February 16, 2013
A wharehouse with lots of beer. Nice selection of upstate beers and some random other countries which is what I picked up. Nothing super exciting at least when I was there but staff was friendly and certainly worth a stop if u need supplies in A town.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut  (192) Between JAX and SGJ, Florida | December 3, 2012| Updated October 28, 2013
stopped here after a recamondation of a friend. Large store with an ample amount of beers. Imports, and a good slection of beer from surrounding states and California. No whales, but not that I was expecting any. I got a mixed 6 of IPAís from some New England states I have limited availabilty too plus a chilled magnium of Ommegand Art of Darkness. Prices were some what reasonable, if not a bit high. Update: have been able to find some great bruery beers, allagash including barrel aged beers... Increasing selection points.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
blipp  (170) San Diego, California | July 26, 2012
This place has an awesome selection, especially if youíre from out of town. My only concern is that itís more of less a warehouse that is subject to outside temperatures, in other words, expect everything in the place to be subject to high temps during the summer. I went in July, so Iím imagining a lot of what I bought probably suffered a bit from storage.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
AleWife725  (66) Albany, New York | July 4, 2012
Great place for bottle selection, rather hard to work with if you are looking for specialty kegs. Discounts on 6-packs are great, so are their end-of-season sales.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla  (399) 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.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 3/20
Ernesto987  (104) Arizona | July 30, 2011
I was passing through from lake placid. The employeeís there didnít know anything about beer and were rude.The place was also dirty and expensive. The selection was pretty good, you can tell that someone there knows what they are doing. Too bad I didnít talk to them, everyone i talked to (3 employees) were completely retarded. I couldnít even get a recommendation for a local breweries beer. Perfect example of why selection isnt everything. Oh, they are on the expensive side too.
beerbill  (115) Laurel, New York | April 1, 2011
I travel to Albany fairly often on business. Usually, I donít have much time to explore, but this trip I had a free evening to get out and headed over to Oliverís. The space is somewhat cavernous with three long rows of beers well organized on shelves that go basically from floor to ceiling all the way down the aisle. The selection of local upstate beers is excellent as is the selection of beers from northern New England. They sell singles of everything, and each six-pack of singles gets a $3 discount. Prices were reasonable and service was very good. Overall, this place is definitely worth stopping by and I will make it a point to visit more frequently.

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