Probably the only saving grace about having moved away from a big city! Great selection, but a bit pricey for some stuff.
nearbeer (230) Knoxville, Tennessee | February 2, 2008| Updated October 16, 2008
Good selection of regional brews and imports, really impressive for the area. Probably 350 plus different beers, with about 1/3 of those available as singles. A tad pricey, but they probably are the only place for 100 miles with some of these beers. Some beer glassware, gourmet groceries, wine and liquor as well. Knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Drove 3 hours from West Tn to check this place out. Totally unbelievable place. Biggest selection Iíve ever laid eyes on. Tons of Stone, Rogue, Dogfish Head (including some of the rare stuff), Delirium Tremens and Noel, Brooklyn Chocolate Stout, Avery, Bells, and tons of stuff Iíve never heard of. Very knowledgeable staff turned me on to some things as well. I could easily empty my entire bank account in this place. Prices are very reasonable as well. Picked up lots of stuff that Iíve read about here but never even smelled in TN. I will be making beer runs to this place on a regular basis, and I do mean regular. Awesome.
Took a road trip to this place from Harrisburg IL this past weekend. I was able to find Bells, Great Lakes, Arcadia, Schlafly, BBC, Kentucky Ale, and Stone. Selection was good, even had a closeout section of seasonals and was able to pick up a Rogue Old Crusty from 02! Also picked up a growler of DFH 90 minute, so bring your empty as they usually have 4 beers on tap. I would reccommend and will be going back.
Kevin recommended I visit here and Starnes BBQ. Both were good suggestions. Ambiance: A welcoming store that is higher brow than anywhere in southern IL. Thereís some gourmet foods, but the emphasis here is on wine, beer, and liquor. The walk-in, temperature controlled wine cellar was a nice touch. SERVICE: Was asked several times if I needed help finding anything. SELECTION: Very good. Great Lakes, Bells, Schlafly, Fullers Vintage Ales, Stone, Belgian rarities. Prices were on the high side, however. FOOD: Crackers, sauces, and such. OVERALL: Good store, although prices could be better.
jpm30 (57) East Central, Georgia | September 29, 2006
If youíre across the river in southern Illinois, this is best store you are going to find south of I-70 in the state of Illinois, the best selection of Belgians, imports and micros you are going to find, and that includes Corral in Granite City ,IL. If you have the time or can travel, it is worth it to come to this store for beer.
Probably the best liquor store in the area, but wasnít adventurous enough to stop elsewhere. Selection is excellent for a small city in a rural area. Lambics, Belgians, and around 100 beers to satisfy the picky. A great selection of glassware. Picked up Paulaner and Leffe glasses for $5 each. A small selection of foreign cheeses, although the prices were not cheap. An employee told me they have about 400 wines.
Very nice store. They obviously go for quality they can get their hands on. Fairly nice selection of Stone, Thirsty Dog and Avery. Found lots of Bellís and Bluegrass beers. Very cool and helpful staff. Visited again in 2006, I will return whenever I am in the neighborhood.
visited while in paducah to see family. selection was great, employees know their stuff, have a lot of high quality brews and hard to find stuff. had an avery 10 sitting next to an avery 11. talked beer with the staff for half an hour, they were helpful with suggestions of things that i should take back to Texas. they hooked me up and i will go back when i visit next.