Riley’s Wines of the World

402 W Gorham St
Madison, Wisconsin United States 53703
bottle shop  3.9/5.0 56 reviews
Monday - Saturday: 10am-9pm; Sunday: 11am-9pm

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Beers At Riley’s Wines of the World

NameABVEntered
Next Door Plumptuous Scotch Ale9.5%9/9/2016
One Barrel The Commuter4.8%9/9/2016
Keweenaw November Gale Pale Ale0%9/5/2016
Keweenaw Olde Ore Dock Scottish Ale0%9/5/2016
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Oud Bruin0%9/5/2016
Capital Mutiny IPA6.2%9/5/2016
Furthermore Floating Fire7%9/5/2016
Leinenkugels Big Eddy Royal Nektar9.5%9/5/2016
Door County Bare Bottom Madness Pale Ale5.2%9/5/2016
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Dubbel7.6%9/5/2016
Door County Sideshow IPA6.3%9/5/2016
Lakefront Cherry Lager - Brandy Barrel-Aged10.7%9/5/2016
Lakefront My Turn #018: Evan (Mexican Style Dark Lager)4.5%9/5/2016
3rd Sign Pollux Soursop Witbier4.5%9/5/2016
Next Door Livacious5%8/24/2016
Next Door Luminous IPA 7%8/22/2016
Next Door Kaleidospoke Pale Ale6%8/22/2016
Lake Louie Prairie Moon Farmhouse Ale5%5/14/2016
3rd Sign Jungle IPA6%5/7/2016
Three Floyds Hopped In Half5.3%4/26/2016
3rd Sign Forest IPA6.5%4/20/2016
3rd Sign Sumatra Mild Ale4.5%4/18/2016
3rd Sign Castor Dry Hopped Wheat Ale4.5%4/17/2016
Three Floyds Amber Smashed Face7%4/17/2016
Oliphant Mothra Vs. Mothra5.4%4/16/2016
Lagunitas The Waldos’ Special Ale11.5%4/15/2016
3rd Sign Madagascar Vanilla Mild Ale4.5%4/15/2016
O’so Infectious Groove4.5%4/2/2016
Bent Kettle Insolence IPA7.4%3/30/2016
Bent Kettle Thwack! IPA6%3/30/2016
Bent Kettle Go Fasters American Amber Ale5%3/30/2016
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Milk Stout0%1/1/2016
O’so Liquid Soul Imperial Stout9.2%12/31/2015
MobCraft Most Mobbed Imperial IPA10.5%12/29/2015
Door County L’Hiver8%12/2/2015
Door County L’Automne 7%10/28/2015
The Hop Garden Nuggetopia7.1%10/26/2015
Lake Louie Hop-A-Louie Series # 4: Blue Peter Export Beer5.8%10/20/2015
House of Brews Pagoda Indian Pale Ale7.5%10/18/2015
Wisconsin #002 Yankee Buzzard IPA7.1%10/6/2015
Great Dane German Pilsner5%10/6/2015


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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
3fourths  (1537) Boulder, Colorado | January 9, 2008| Updated April 20, 2013
Fantastic store. New Glarus, Central Water, Viking, Capitol, Harbor City, Tyranena, Two Brothers, and much, much more. Singles in one cooler section, 6-packs in another, with large format bottles on shelves. I could have spent a hundred dollars here if I wasn’t limited my beer purchases to only things I really wanted. Worth visiting.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 28, 2013
Visited August 10, 2013 on the way to the shuttle for Great Taste. Had to stop in for the place tick.

Interesting liquor store conveniently located next door to the Brickhouse BBQ. I found all kinds of things from plastic Kvass bottles to lambic bottles to locals. Pretty nice selection over all. The prices were a bit high and I didn’t particularly feel like spending $25 on a Golden Blend but the option was there. That and we were about to get on a school bus to go to a big beer festival. The service was friendly and asked if we needed any help. Still kicking myself for not grabbing a bottle of kvass, or at least taking a picture of one.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
GT  (672) Oceanside, California | June 29, 2012
Really awesome store in downtown close to campus. Just about everything is in refrigerators. Was able to pick up a ton of New Glarus stuff including unplugged series 4-packs, Belgian Red, Raspberry Tart, Three Floyds Dreadnought. Great selection of singles. Could definitely go on a shopping spree here!
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Sammy  (661) Toronto, Ontario | September 5, 2011
Top notch beer store. Everything they can get their hands on from the state, plus great stuff from other states. They do not concentrate on Stone and the like, just their top picks. This put me in the unique position of picking up almost everything in stock, ex the Shelton brothers stuff. Single bottles of everything. I was here well over an hour fulfilling my customs import limit from cooler after cooler. Only the very high abv are available non-coolerService OK, mostly younger guys, and it was buzy.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh  (639) Tampere, Finland | October 2, 2013
Great place. Single bottle selection of Wisconsin beers was very good. Lots of local beers. Also New Glarus Raspberry Tart available (which wasn’t available at the brewery in New Glarus). Nice service. Easy to find.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Terminus  (356) St. Louis, Missouri | December 22, 2004
I was here on 12/22/04. While walking through Downtown Madison on a fridged december day. This place has lots of good stuff-Bells singles inclidng some of the more rare ones (sparkling, doppelbock). They have all the central waters stuff in singles (minus the bourbon stout) and also all the Viking stuff in bombers (2.99 each!!) killer store. Also picked up a bottle of great lakes nosferatu!
58
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch  (315) Beloit, Wisconsin | January 30, 2004
Good place. Medium, well-chosen selection. Got DFH Festina Lente here, Central Waters Imperial, etc. Only place I saw the Lakefront sampler when I was in town last, but it was pricey and alas looked past date. Couldn't get anyone who knew anything about it either. Still, worth a stop; all of Madison's little shops seem to carry different things. More fun that way, if more time-consuming.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
hopdog  (314) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | July 23, 2007
Decent selection but smaller singles selection (basically 2 coolers). I was hoping to find more singles.
60
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier  (310) Chagrin Falls, Ohio | January 15, 2006
For a store so close to a college campus, the amount of selection is suprisingly good. There is nothing here that is extremely hard to find excluding local stuff (like New Glarus Unpluggeds), but there is also enough selection to make it worth a regular visit. The staff don’t seem very willing to help or knowledgeable on the items in stock. You are on your own although the singles are limited to a small area of the store. As far as their selection goes, there is a nice array of Wisconsin micros (Central Waters, New Glarus, Viking) and other micros (Jolly Pumpkin, Bells, Dogfish). The Steve’s Wine and Liqour on the west side seems to carry the same stuff with a larger selection of rarer beers. If it weren’t for the fact I work only a few blocks away, I’d visit only about once every two months.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale  (308) Lansing, Kansas | November 17, 2012
Visited in October. Very large selection and the staff was very responsive. Found just about everything I was looking for. Sometimes I wish I lived in Wisconsin. Do think this store deserves higher marks. Perhaps a bit pricey.

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