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Total Beverage - Thornton
Exceptional based on 37 ratings
Type: Beer Store

770 E 104th Ave
Thornton, Colorado United States 80233 [ print map ]
303 280 3800

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Beer Available At Total Beverage - Thornton (arranged by most recent)
Vampire Pale Ale 46, Wyders Dry Pear Cider 16, Deschutes Class of í88 Imperial Smoked Porter 95, New Belgium Pumpkick 59, Stone Smoked Porter 99, SKA Special ESB Ale 45, Tommyknocker Nice Saison 42, New Belgium Hop Kitchen #2 - French Aramis India Pale Ale 91, Odell Levity Amber Ale 46, River North Quandary 84, River North Avarice 89, River North Unified Theory 56, River North Hoppenberg Uncertainty Principle 89, River North J Marie Saison 65, Wynkoop Silverback Pale Ale 46, Wynkoop B3K Schwarzbier 49
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37 reviews for Total Beverage - Thornton
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  63%
 Selection  83%
 Food  10%
 Value  76%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  83%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Ringo  (7) Loveland, Colorado | August 14, 2004
The best store in Colorado, although Nick and Liquor Max in Loveland are closing in fast. Excellent selection, not so great service (they never have enough cashiers and they are slow). I also once got into an argument with a jerk that worked there for parking my Harley too close to the entrance (it wasnít, the guy just didnít seem to like bikers), although I got a polite response and a discount offer after I complained in an e-mail.
52
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
snowtiger  (4) Brighton, Colorado | March 2, 2004| Updated December 23, 2004
Very good overall selection and great selection of Belgians, but they miss obvious beers they should get and are very slow to get some others. For instance, they still donít have Oskar Blues Old Chub. They only got one case of Averyís The Beast, and they donít carry Rogue Old Crusty even though I can get it in Boulder. Updating comment: The more I go to this place the more they piss me off. I asked them when they are getting Great Divideís barley wine (becuase they donít have it) and they told me the distributor was out so they canít get it. How does the biggest liquor store in the state not get first dibs from the distributor?
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths  (1270) Boulder, Colorado | February 25, 2004
In the three times I've visited this year, I can't say I was too pleased with my experiences at Total Beverage. In addition to the trailer-trash crowd and cheap-supermarket feel, the selection was not what I expecting. Granted, the selection was good, but I'm not sure I would call it the best in Colorado. It is easy to get to when traveling through Denver, located not more than a couple of blocks to the east of I-25. For such a large store, beer takes up a surprisingly small volume of the store, with most floor and shelf space used for wine. The beer is divided among wall coolers and warm shelves, and while they seem to have a LOT of different bottles, they lack the really rare gems you might want on your way through. Not bad, but don't expect it to be one of the best. They could really benefit from a larger glassware collection.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
leacha  (1) Colorado | February 12, 2004
This is the only store I have found in Colorado worth a vast. Excellent selection, large cooler, clean and open store. My major grip is the selection can be old at times. They seem to put sales on anything they get in huge volume instead of turning over old inventory. You need to visit the store for a while to see what is brought in and what sits on the shelf (the layers of dust on some bottles can be an indicator). Over all best in Colorado (Applejacks is a joke).
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest  (165) Boulder, Colorado | January 21, 2004| Updated October 3, 2005
Unfortunately Rick moved to the wine department and the beer list has suffered (the beer buyer appears to know diddly-squat about good beer, and doesnít put the effort into getting the really choice stuff that Indian Peaks can obtain). So, this place has fallen in my list of recommended beer stores considerably. Liquor Max and Wilburs are the top places in Colorado nowadays.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC  (155) Mission Viejo, California | January 16, 2004
Excellent selection of micro's & euro's. It's big, roomy and well laid out. A definite beer stop while in the Denver aread
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Aubrey  (74) Bellingham, Washington | January 12, 2004
IMO, this particular Total Beverage is one of the best liquor stores in the state of Colorado. Great micro selection and European selection, and it seems to be ever-expanding. They just expanded their singles section, too. Their refrigeration costs must be through the roof, as they have a cooler section that is as big as a grocery store's. Oh, and the place is very spacious and always spotlessly clean. The beer guy there (I think his name is Rick) is really helpful and must have some really good distributor connections. They always seem to get stuff way before other liquor stores in the area. To get there, take I-25 north of Denver to 104th and head east a few blocks to the intersection of 104th and Washington. Total Beverage is next to King Soopers, in the southeast part of the intersection.

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