Australia > Melbourne
Beer Available At Purvis Cellars (arranged by most recent)
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 69, Red Duck Limited Release Jupiter , Hoegaarden Julius 75, Outback Pale Ale 7, Pigs Fly Pale Ale 25, Moo Brew Pale Ale 85, Marstons Old Empire (Bottle) 41, Redoak Organic Pale Ale 40, Speights Pilsener 33
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mikelward (3) California | October 5, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Great range of beers, including US and Belgians. Somewhat pricey. Staff seem to be knowledgeable about beer.
beerophile12 (10) | August 19, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty cold & stark looking interior but plenty of room for a huge selection of beers. Service usually isnít the best, except the tall guy Adam is great & i often make a beeline for him but the rest always seem pretty surly. Prices are pretty high compared to others & stock isnt always fresh, particularly english ales. Also, the website is pretty misleading with pricing & i dont realize im in the shop to purchase. Am a member of their club but you dont seem to get anything with it. Been to one of the big beer fests, which was ok value, samples were very small though. Overall, if you want a big selection definitely visit but in most cases you can find it cheaper elsewhere.
mkel07 (17) Brisbane, Australia | May 17, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good prompt service on internet orders. Have used them a few times without any dramas and they always ring to confirmation out of stock orders.
bluebetty (5) , Australia | February 19, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Internet Order. Good selection with some beers I hadnít seen before in Oz. Good prompt service. Will use them again.
jonno (113) , 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.
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.
nate2g (541) 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.
duale (1) , Australia | June 8, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
An absolute cracker of a find. Spent a good hour there chatting with staff who were quite happy to recommend. A fantastic range with discounts and benefits for members.
johninmelb (16) Bristol, England | May 6, 2009
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
What a find! Being an ex-pat Melburnian this place was a real treat - a far better selection than pretty much any place Iíve been, including in Belgium and the UK. Some of the more obscure beers are represented including Mikeller, a good range of Flying Dog, a bunch of quality Aussie micros (and some lesser quality ones), and a whole host of continental and UK beers. The chap who served me was enthusiastic and helpful, and knowledgeable with it. What a beer retailer should aspire to be.
Threepwood (3) , Australia | April 6, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
While the interior is a bit run down the selection is fantastic and Simon has a huge knowledge of his product line. This is a great place to go and just browse beers to find something to take your fancy. An unparalleled selection of small Aussie brewers as well as an impressive international line up. Make time for a visit, I dont think you will be disappointed.
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