Australia > Melbourne
Beer Available At Purvis Cellars (arranged by most recent)
Mikkeller Frelser 98, Founders Porter 100, Silly Saison 52, NÝgne ō / Bridge Road Aurora Borealis II 93, Garage Project La Calavera Catrina 85, Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale 98, Dieu du Ciel Aphrodisiaque 100, Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale 99, North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout 100, North Coast Red Seal Ale 91, Red Hill Scotch Ale 51, Founders Backwoods Bastard 100, Red Duck Rufus Icenium , Stillwater Existent 94, Red Duck Boppel Duck , Augustijn Blond 84, Kentucky Ale 27, De Ranke Saison De Dottignies 96, Red Duck Bobcat , Renaissance Enlightenment Series The Age of Raisin 76
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nate2g (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | September 26, 2009| Updated August 9, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Placed an order online with Purvis and it arrived at my doorstep in Brisbane two days later. Fast, efficient service and a great range of beers available, and thereís always something new on offer. Reasonably priced as well. Cheers guys! Update August í12. Visited the Bridge Rd. shop. Nice big space with a lot of bottles here. Canít be sure on what sort of turnover they have but some beers looked past their best before date (PA, IPAs and the like). Stick to local beers and you should be safe.
mullet (224) Melbourne, Australia | June 15, 2004
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Iíd say this is the best bottle shop in Melbourne. They have pretty much every micro from these parts and turn them over quickly. Lots of English stuff, very helpful staff. Pity itís out in the íburbs.
omhper (175) TyresŲ, Sweden | August 7, 2005
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Excellent bottle shop. Iím happy I wen t here, even though itís quite some way from CBD! Lotís of interesting Australian micros and staff that really knows what they are talking about.
maneliquor (146) Perth, Australia | August 6, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Good lay out to this store. Nice range including some stuff I havenít seen at other places. Very good range of Aussie craft and well priced. Service was ok but the guy and girl didnít really know their beers without having to look them up, although in saying that, recommended some decent selections when I did ask for a particular style. Cool place
jonno (116) , Japan | December 23, 2009| Updated May 13, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Internet order. Easy to deal with, efficient and chucked in some glasses for me. The prices are a bit higher than the other big beerstore in melbourne, but these guys have a few things in that that store doesnít. Easily one of the best in Australia. Would deal with again.
voota (91) Melbourne, Australia | June 30, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Great selection of beers from around the world, most recently a bunch of dupont and brew dog. If youíre after new rates, this is the place to come.. they have a fantastic selection of aussie micros and brittish ales. Prices are fair, but you get a 10% discount if you buy more than six which is a solid deal. They have beer tasting sessions occasionally, and the staff like to have a chat about the nice beers. Its a bitch to get to/from from the city though if youíre carrying a box of beers.
fletchfighters (66) , Australia | May 30, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Have made a few internet orders and been in the shop a few times.
Great selection but can get out of date bottles easily. Especially the UK stuff and less interesting stuff.
Adam is great to deal with and knows his beers.
Can be a bit pricey on imports but the Australian stuff is well priced.
One of the best stores in Australia.
Sevenlee (64) Central Coast, NSW, Australia | February 29, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Takes a while to get to if youíre not driving and coming from the CBD but when you arrive, itís totally worth it. The selection is huge. Two full walls with a couple of extra shelves to go with them. The prices rival anywhere else in Melbourne (most prices in most places are about the same) The guys know their beer and are always keen for a chat about beer. I really love this place and would love it right next to my apartment in Rio. Iím totally going back the next time Iím in Melbourne.
highlandlad (44) Blue Mountains, Australia | June 12, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
The east coastís best bottle shop by a country mile. First place in Australia where Iíve found twice as many new rates as I could carry. Bought around 20 singles and could have bought at least 20 more if I had another pair of hands for carrying. Just as an example, this place had four different Ethiopian beers. (If Ethiopia is anything like Tanzania, thatís probably two more than the average Ethiopian bottle shop.) There was also a good selection of Brits and Belgians, and a huge range of Victorian micros and a few from WA. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. They know about RateBeer and they appreciate our support. The good news for us interstaters is that a mail order service is planned in the next four months. The shop is a bugger to get to but very much worth it. I took the train (15 min wait, 30 min journey, 10 min walk after asking for directions) there and a tram back. The tram stop is 30 metres from the shop so itís the best option.
hawthorne00 (42) Melbourne, Australia | December 22, 2009| Updated June 29, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
(Physical shop) I liked this place a lot. Lots of good things on the shelves, lots of good things being shelved. Staff were friendly and clearly available to help but left me to browse. The place feels like a ramshackle neighbourhood bottleshop where someone likes beer and people have noticed. Thereís no pretension or fetishism about beer evident here.
There are plenty of good beers here and plenty of respectable ones for the homesick Brit as well - if I want some Brains for the next triple crown decider, Iíll know where to go.
Prices are fairly good, but not always the best Iíve seen where I have a comparator. Other than that, the only downside is itís too far from home.
[Oct 2011] Now has a beer-only shop in Richmond too. With lots of new things available in Melbourne these days, Purvis is looking a little under-curated and at times dusty at the moment, but the breadth of offerings is remarkable.
With so much more on offer here these days, do feel like youíve got to look for the gems. Gone from a place Iíd make a trip across town for to a good place to stop by when passing. Still much prefer the old shop to the new.
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