Stopped by on my way from Chapel Hill down to Atlanta. Great little shop near the downtown area of Greenville. Walls packed, a nice growler station in the back. Packed full of local and regional stuff, COAST, Terrapin, Duck Rabbit, and even a good bit of Drie Fontenin and Cantillon... Even had some 1989 Thomas Hardys. Itís a must stop in Greenville.
I went to Charleston Beer Exchange a couple days ago and I think this one is actually better as far as selection goes. Certainly there are more taps but there is more floor space as well, hence, more beer. And the selection is very much world class. The fill growlers and they do bombers of draft stuff here as well. Excellent customer service, prices are on the high side. I think there is a garage across the street. Itís is RIGHT next to Barleyís Taproom and the Trappe Door for a nice little beer-centric corner.
Definitely one of the best beer stores Iíve ever patronized. Itís remarkably similar to the Charleston location but even had a slightly more enticing selection on my visits, namely an impressive selection of smoked beers. The sales clerk was outstandingly knowledgable and helpful. On the rare occasion he hadnít tasted a beer I asked about he straight up told me he hadnít personally tasted it rather than putting up a facade like I often encounter. I canít sing the praises enough of the service. Most every beer I looked at was fresh which is a huge plus. I am eager for a return visit.
This is a small store, but it really has an absolutely outstanding bottle selection from all over the world. I didnít notice dust on any of them, so it appears theyíre doing a good job of moving the beers they stock.
The prices didnít seem unreasonable.
The gentleman working in there seemed to know his beer, but didnít come across as pretentious. If I asked for help, he helped, otherwise he just left me along to browse.
They fill growlers here, too! They had somewhere between 12 and 16 taps up including several seasonal and/or hard to find beers.
I will definitely be back in on my next visit to SC. This store is right in downtown Greenville, just around the corner from a great beer bar called Barleyís Taproom.
If youíre looking for bottles (or growlers) in the Greenville area then this is the place you need to go. Itís not easy to find though, even with GPS, and if not for the trucks unloading kegs down an ally way then I might still be looking. The organization of this place is top notch. Itís not huge but itís clean and packed with a very impressive selection of bottles, as well as an extensive growler section. The service was also top notch. I didnít catch the name of the guy working behind the counter but he was very friendly, knowledgeable, and clearly into the craft beer scene (uh, youíd have to be, right?). We chatted import distributors, ratebeer/beeradvocate, and just beer in general. A must stop if in the area and even a little drive could be justifiable.
hellbilly (139) scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona | October 19, 2011| Updated February 27, 2012
stopped in 7/10/2011.
how is this place not on anyoneís radar. best bottle shop i have been to (so far)... it makes bruisin ales look rookie. growlers to go are a plus.
Visited the guys at GBX this past summer and Iím still longing for their storeís selection. Great atmosphere and decor with tons of beer organized alphabetically and separated into craft and import sections. Taps on the back wall and several fridge doors. Selection was incredible. I was mainly looking for craft and was able to find a ton of stuff I was looking for: Southern Tier, Bellís, COAST, Duck Rabbit, Ballast Point, Great Divide, Avery etc., but in perusing their incredible selection of Belgians and other imports I was able to hit several of my wants and I saw many others that I would have loved to pick up. huge selection of Mikkeller, Brewdog, Fantome etc. They also had an awesome selection of glassware that I hadnít even seen most of before. It did seem a little bit more pricey than other stores I went to, but it was nothing out of the ordinary or I wouldnít pay again, great experience.
Iím finding that I left Greenville area too soon as it is steadily becoming the Beer capital of the world (IMO). Charleston Beer Exchange did SC a service by opening up a satellite store in this beautiful city. Great selection and ideal location, you wonít be disappointing if you make a little pit stop when passing through this part of world.
Knowledgeable and friendly staff that always makes me feel at home. Less pretentious than I have found The Community Tap to be. This place has a TON of different breweries and selections to choose from not to mention the ever changing growler offerings. Just canít go wrong at GBX.
Velkyal (76) Gordonsville, Virginia | June 20, 2011| Updated September 7, 2012
Good selection of beer, including some difficult to find in Virginia stuff. Knowledgeable staff and a welcoming atmosphere, definitely a place to stock up in advance of the weekend.
Stopped in here quite a couple of times upon opening and once before to check things out. The key to this establishment is location. Located just down the alley beside Barleyís. There is a large parking lot on the other side of the alley, but be careful where and when you park as they patrol it quite often and check for payments being deposited. Upon walking in you are greeted by shelves on your right FULL of glassware with the counter on your left. I have always been promptly greeted upon walking in. Moving forward into the store you will see a center section COVERED in beer and tall shelves on both your left and right full of beer as well. Along the back wall you will see a fairly large cooler section with 16 taps beside it setup for growler fills. Yes, that is 16! There is also a hallway that branches off toward their storage room that is lined with beers as well. For me to say that the beer selection is good is a COMPLETE understatement. It is crazy some of the things you see on the shelves here... If you are a sour fan you will feel right at home in their sour section in the hallway. Trust me on this one... Every person that works at this location is a complete and total beer geek (much like myself). So they are excellent at recommending brews for you. All you have to do is ask. Feel free to stick around and carry on a conversation with them as well, as they are quite friendly. Glad to see this store open up finally after all of the rumors, but my wallet is going to hate it Iím sure.