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Beer Available At Samís Quik Shop (arranged by most recent)
Foothills IPA of the Month: December (Miss Elle Toe) , Sweetwater Hop Hash Double IPA 96, Sweetwater Whiplash White IPA 91, Thirsty Dog Bottle My Brew Ohio Homebrew Challenge: Session IPA , Thirsty Dog Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager 95, Thirsty Dog Irish Setter Red 45, Stone Coffee Milk Stout 94, SKA Rudie Session IPA 73, Victory Harvest Ale 97, Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal Imperial Stout 100, Highland Flogging Roggen , Highland Love Is In the Ale , Highland Hoppily Ever After , Highland Only NC Belgian Pale , Highland Belmont Abbey Pilsner , Angry Orchard Green Apple 32, SKA Autumnal Mole Stout 73, AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Barrel Aged 100, Thirsty Dog Citra Dog 92, Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale 92
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BeerFlavoredBeer (17) New Hampshire | November 16, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I hadnít read the reviews. I didnít know what I was walking in to. All I knew was that some friend of a friend of a guy who worked at some place I stopped in at told me to check it out. You pull up and itís a gas station and self-serve carwash with a little brick building. Next to a highway overpass. Totally unassuming. I figured theyíd have a few coolers of nationally-distributed stuff and maybe something that the guy who recommended it hadnít seen before.
Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Walk in the door and everywhere you look, beer. Glorious, wonderful beer. Bottles everywhere. Shelving of all types packed full of nearly everything you can think of. All fairly well organized. You can definitely find what youíre looking for very quickly, but the layout also invites you to wander around and take in the selection.
Thereís a whole wire shelf dedicated to promotional beer glassware from tons of breweries. Which is really awesome. Near the front thereís markdowns on seasonals and stuff theyíre looking to unload. Always worth browsing. Walk towards the back, past the front counter, and youíve got coolers on your right and a back room full of stuff. In front of you are aisles of more beer. Oh, and thereís a good selection of cigars and some wine. They also have rotating taps. I think hopslam was there not too long ago. Definitely keep tabs on their facebook page!
The staff are awesome, as well. Very knowledgeable, very friendly, and can provide recommendations on the spot - no matter what youíre looking for. They introduced me to some fantastic beers the first time I stopped in, even though I wasnít sure what style I was looking for at first. There are always regulars hanging around, chatting. Itís a great atmosphere. Prices are comparable with everywhere else in the area on things they carry in-common. Prices on hard-to-find or limited distribution stuff are good. Iíve never felt the need to hold off on a purchase, fearing I wasnít getting a good deal.
Tim Webb (203) 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.
RABinCO (87) Colorado Springs, Colorado | October 8, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is the store that never ends. An amazing wall-to-wall selection. Around every corner is something new and special. Excellent variety of styles, breweries, regions, countries, maybe other planets. Great prices, friendly service and great hours. Fresh local growlers and pints available!
maxwelldeux (130) Everett, Washington | October 8, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
The selection at this place is second to none. Theyíve got an amazing number of beers here, and I had no trouble finding a bunch of new brews. I was a tad disappointed with the service, since it seemed like it was just a couple people with jobs, rather than run by people who love beer. But this is a definite stop if youíre looking for craft beer.
beernovice39 (248) 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.
haukur (27) Reykjavik, Iceland | September 13, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
was in a hurry to catch my flight, was impressed by the selection but really impressed by the service. Teller was incredibly helpful and kind. Wish I woud have had more time. Extra points for singles of everything!!
pumpkin (2) Apex, North Carolina | June 22, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great selection, great place, beer on tap as well, been going here forever, if you have never been get there!!
Hussey (21) North Carolina | March 13, 2012
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 6/20
Great selection but service was CRAP. Tattooed hipsters too cool to say hello or entertain questions. First class pricks. Keep your brews. Iíll go to Bestway.
beeroverthere (15) | January 26, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer store with a fantastic selection. Itís a must when visiting Durham.
drinkrealbeer (2) Virginia | October 10, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 17/20
Samís is great and well worth a trip. I decided to stop in a pick up a few things while in route from DC to Myrtle Beach.
The staff was helpful and even poured a few samples while I was shopping. Most of their stuff cost a bit higher than other places but nothing outrageous.
They seems to have a ton of Mikeller, Sweetwater, New Belgium and Big Boss. Lots of America Craft.
Their German section is a bit lack luster but then again, no one is going crazy of lagers theses days so its somewhat expected.
Cant wait to go back.
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