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Beer Available At Samís Quik Shop (arranged by most recent)
Frog Level Bug-Eyed Stout , Sweetwater Whiplash White IPA 82, Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans 97, Coronado / Maui Two Islands Hibiscus IPA 84, The Duck-Rabbit Paulís Smoked Holiday. , Lagunitas Sucks 99, Left Hand Safety Round 1 48, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Belgian Black IPA 96, Blue Moon Pine In The Neck 87, Fullsteam Fearrington Winter 2013 , Triangle Bourbon Aged Abbey Dubbel (Lacto) , Birra del Borgo Duchessic 98, Goose Island Sofie 98, Local Option Morning Wood 93, Saranac Rudyís Spiced Christmas Ale 23, Bacchus 79, Hoppin Frog Hoppin to Heaven IPA 97, The Bruery Sour in the Rye 99, Kasteel Winter 79, Evil Twin / Westbrook Mini Growler 99
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frozen_glass (5) Wisconsin | October 9, 2010| Updated September 29, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
It looks like just an unassuming convinience store, but I was quickly surprised by the selection. The staff was very friendly, but not intrusive, and knowledgable. We mixed a six pack, and the price was fairly standard. Great place, and if I was closer, itíd be my store of choice. Unfortunately, itíll just have to be saved for those special trips. Canít wait to get back there!
McDurHam (1) Durham, North Carolina | May 29, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome little hole in the wall service station. Canít tell it has the best selction of bottles from the outside but once you go in, itís jackpot.
gpekar (16) Florida | May 9, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
As everyone else has said itís just a little hole-in-the-wall place by the railroad tracks, but inside is beer heaven. Stopped in on a trip from Terp land to Southern Pines and was pleased to see plenty of beers available that we canít get in MD. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Plenty of craft beers from around the country and hardly any of the Budmillcoors crap, YAHOO!!!!!!!!. Definetly worth a stop when you are in the area.
GT2 (480) Riverslime, 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.
obguthr (20) Lynchburg, Virginia | March 12, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
The location sucks since it is right in the heart of the Duke campus; Go Hokies!From the outside, it seemed like an ordinary inner city c-store, with gas pumps. Immediately upon entering, there are the usual c-store items. After about 3 small shelves, the room opens into a hall of unique and interesting beers. It has the feel of a head shop, but with beer, and lots of it! Many rare and hard to find beers. Most notable: Fantome, Jolly Pumpkin, Cantillon, Struise, Hoppin Frog, 3 Fonteinen, Great Divide. Funky eastern europeans I had never heard of too, including some Polish meads. The staff was cordial and seemed willing to help. The cleanliness left much to be desired, particularly the restroom, but thatís a minor issue when compared to the expansive beer selection. I bought Great Divide Dunkel Weiss, Jolly Pumpkin, Cantillon, and every wheat I could find that I havenít had. Oh, and I got a full tank of gas too. I will definitely visit again and often despite the fact that it is 3-4 hours away and I have no other reason to be there.
petey (14) Fayetteville, North Carolina | January 1, 2010
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
You better make time to browse. Itís like being a kid in a candy store. Best selection in North Carolina.
EvMan (3) Raleigh, | December 30, 2009
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Best selection Iíve seen in NC. Wall to wall with different styles and breweries. I find stuff there that I canít find anywhere else in the area. Buy a 6pack with a brand to match their pint glasses on special and get the glass for $2. I stop by almost every time Iím in Durham.
Prometheus (23) Bamberg, Germany | October 18, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Looks like a crappy convenience store from the outside. You would never even think of going in unless you knew otherwise.
Tons of beer selection here. I spent a good 45 minutes looking through everything.
Very nice selection of different beers around the world.
Really appreciate them letting me break some six-packs so I could try some new beers.
Would definitely recommend. Best beer store in NC.
Butters (176) Richmond, Virginia | May 21, 2009| Updated July 6, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This place is the definition of a " diamond in the rough". I canít think of any other store that allows you to peruse a massive selection of good beers and letís you fill up your gas tank! This place is a must if you ever pass through north carolina. But be prepared to spend at least an hour looking around at all the shit you want but know you canít afford.
craftbeerdesign (100) Fort Collins, Colorado | April 12, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
stopped into Samís on a trip to Raleigh... Samís is not your normal beer store - it is essentially a gas station / convenient store with a boat load of awesome beer.... coming from GA, I was thrilled to be greeted with Founders, Thirsty Dog, Moylans, Bells, Ballast Point, Hoppin Frog and rarities such as Black Albert, Pannepot and more. The selection is top notch... the employees seem to know there stuff and the overall pricing was average. They do allow you to break six packs, which was great since I canít get Founders at home.... highly recommended indeed.... just go in willing to drop some $$.
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