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Beer Available At Samís Quik Shop (arranged by most recent)
Highland Wolfgang 1756 Symphony Lager , Harpoon UFO Gingerland 40, Victory Golden Monkey 96, Quest Golden Fleece Belgian Pale Ale 78, Anchorage / Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Boreal 99, Midtfyns Chili Tripel 63, Green Man Holly King 91, AleSmith Olde Ale 99, The Bruery Smoking Wood - Rye Barrel 99, Weyerbacher Tango 85, Uinta 801 Pilsner , Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: Siren Noire (2013 -) 99, AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale 100, Olde Hickory The Event Horizon 100, Smuttynose / Stone Clusterís Last Stand 96, Mikkeller Koppi Coffee IPA Citra & Michiti 95, Victory Moving Parts IPA - Batch 03 95, Heavy Seas Phantom Ship 92, Steel String Zupfen-Gose , Amager The Sinner Series Pride 98
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DiarmaidBHK (746) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | September 27, 2011| Updated September 12, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Has the ambiance of an Exxon station. Well it is an Exxon station if 80% of the floor space were filled with beer. I love the fact that what little BMC they had was hidden in the back. I canít recall a beer store with so many coolers. They must have had 20-25. The selection of national and Belgian craft was especially good. I wish they had more local stuff but thatís a minor quibble, I guarantee most folks will find something there theyíve never had before. Definitely one of the best in the nation.
GT2 (637) San Diego County , California | April 13, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Samís is absolutely ridiculous. First off, it is literally a gas station convenience store and sells 2% gas station bullshit and 98% craft beer with literally aisles and aisles to peruse. Loads of Allagash, Bear Republic Ballast Point, Unibroue, Dieu du Ciel, Rogue, Bells, Founders, Nogne O, Mikkeller, trappists, random German and English things. You get super cheap glassware to match with the beer you buy!! I have come into Samís with a tasting group and racked up a $250 tab easily. Yeah, itís that awesome. Also, the guys that work there know just about everything about beer so ask them questions! Just not dumb questions.
Drake (564) Free Union, Virginia | March 25, 2015
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Iíve been here many times now, and today I find the place is now entirely devoted to beer (and wine). Lots of taps now, more than I remember from before, and I hear of their plans to build out the back and add 1600 feet more space. Woot!
Bi-polar store. First part makes a 7-11 look like a high class place. Next room over, and you have a phenomenal selection. They have plenty of macro selections, but they also dedicate major space to craft beers from all over the world. Decent prices with some good sales. Selection is a little haphazard looking, but everything is pretty well labeled. They allow you to break sixers, and the staff is helpful and friendly. Best beer store Iíve seen yet. You must stop here if youíre anywhere near Durham.
Stopped by here again today. Still feels like Iím a kid in a candy store.
beernovice39 (249) Montana | October 1, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
Need a DIPA while you shop at 8 AM? This is your place. Great selection and prices. A must if in the area.
Tim Webb (244) Cambridge, England | October 16, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Easily missed and a bit grungy on the outside but this has to be one of the best beer stores in the world for selection. We hit it on a busy evening when they were serving a few beers too but the tellers coped. Intelligently laid out shelves, all well-stocked. Good mix of US and imported.
JCB (237) Durham, North Carolina | January 3, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Surprised that I had not yet rated my local, which is happily also *the* place to buy beer in the Triangle. As every other review says, it does not look the part. But who cares, since whats important is the superb selection inside. Every craft brew available in NC is available in Sams, with the exception of some local only stuff from Asheville (and hell, you do even see a stray bottle of Pisgah here from time to time). The list would simply be too long. Suffice it to say that they have all the locals and regionals, all the top shelf domestics, and TONS of European stuff, including fine Germans, hardcore Scandinavian (Mikkeller, Nogne, etc.), and a really vast Belgian selection. Wine and cigars if that floats your boat, glassware for everyone, and what looks to be a modest selection of jerky. The prices are good, comparable with other locals, but it is all here, faster and in greater quantity than anywhere else. Plus, the service rocks hard. Where else can you get guys discussing the merits of
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | February 22, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This is the coolest gas station/car wash that Iíve ever been to. The reason: the huge beer selection that takes up most of the real estate inside the store. I have driven by this place on the way to work for the last 7 months and had no idea it was such a beer retailing juggernaut. Itís just off the Durham Freeway near Duke Universityís east campus. The staff were very helpful. They have a good number of Belgians in stock in addition to macros and micros from around the country. Mixed 6 packs are allowed.
nearbeer (208) Knoxville, Tennessee | July 28, 2008| Updated September 4, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
This may be the best beer store in the Southeast. Selection and prices seem to be better than Atlanta. Staff is very knowledgeable, if not overly-friendly (unless you have multiple body piercings and tattoos). EVERYTHING in singles. So what if itís a hole/service station?
weihenweizen (201) Charleston Area, West Virginia | May 30, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Plenty of parking right on the side of the building. Couple dozen people in this place, half a dozen employees. Friendly and helpful staff. Big selections and pretty good prices. Some tap selections to be had. Hope to go back some time.
Ernest (186) Boulder, Colorado | January 22, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Visited Oct 06. All the ambiance and service you can expect of a gas station quick-stop, but donít let that dissuade you...they have one of the better selections youíre likely to find in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area. Lots of neat treasures to stumble across, scattered about the back of the store. Some things might be a bit old, and lightstruck bottles are possible in some cases (from fluorescents, not sun), so some care is required, but overall this is worth the drive.
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