(Visited 10/2007): Vintage Estates is located in a strip mall on the corner of 224 and South Avenue in Boardman. Parking is plentiful in the lot.
There is a small gated patio that leads into the store. Upon walking in your senses are overwhelmed with beer shelves lining both sides of the store. Even better, there is a small bar tucked away in the rear of the store, featuring great beers.
The selection at this store is probably in the top 3 in the entire state. There is a wide variety available from regional brewers like Erie, Penn, GLBC, Thirsty Dog, Buckeye, Founderís & Bellís plus the best of the nationwide brewers like Stone, Rogue, DFH, Alesmith, etc. Furthermore, there is a great selection of imports particularly from Belgium and Germany. Plus there are 6 or 8 taps in the back of the store featuring great beers like Stone 11th (1 of 7 kegs in the STATE), Founderís Breakfast Stout and Fort Collins Chocolate Stout to name a few. All of the beers are well-organized and well cared-for.
Service here is great. The people running the store know the beers and clearly care about the craft beer scene. They do tastings about once a quarter, and they happened to be in the middle of one during my visit.
Overall this beer store is an absolute must-visit for anyone in the northeastern part of the state (or in West PA).
Unusual for a store that features wine and beer is that beer takes precedent. The first room features their room. The next room has retail beer for sale along the walls arraigned by country and brewer. It appears that most of what they have on the wall they also have in the fridges. For a fee of $1.50 you can take anything out of the fridge and drink it at the bar. The middle of the room has barstools and tables and thereís a bar at the far end that has about a dozen taps. The third room is an out and out bar with another dozen taps. They have both wait staff working the tables along with clerks offering assistance for their bottle shop. Service was pretty good. Voluminous selection that had a big numbers of local, California, and Belgian beers. The taps were fairly solid although there were a couple if duds. All in all it seems like a nice place and would rate among the best beer stores in Cleveland and Columbus.
Stopped in here late on a Monday evening, around 8:30. Parking is available right in front of the store. Walked in and was greeted by a huge selection of wine and directly to the left, was beer as far as the eye could see. All the beer was sold individually. Through the doorway to the beer I found coolers down the right wall and aisles of shelving loaded up with beer. Everything was sort of organized by brewery. There were some that had multiple locations throughout the store, but for the most part, if you find the brewery youíre looking for, all they have from that brewery is in that general vicinity. All the enormous bottles are grouped together regardless of brewery. Iím talking everything bigger than 750 ml, which they had a good many to choose from. The largest selection of these Iíve seen to date. The guys walking around offering help keep to themselves unless you look distraught or ask for help, I like this. I bought two cases of beer, and upon checking out, the guy ringing me up made sure to tell me that I had bought two vintages of Hoppin Frog BA Frosted Frog. The only way to tell is the color of the cap. This guy knew his shit. After checking out, I loaded the bottles into the car and came back in for some mead and beer and a quick bite to eat. I was able to get a sampler of 6 or 12 meads of my choosing. I ordered the 6 mead sampler, which was more than enough for one person, and very reasonable priced at $12. The meditterranean flat bread I ordered was quite delicious and came out quickly. Will I be back to this place? You can bet your ass I will. This place rules!
Plenty of dedicated parking right in front. Bottle shop, bar, and restaurant. Saw somebody with a pizza, looked good. Huge selection of beer, mead, cider, and perry. Bought several bottles. Had a guy help out a lot and really good selection. Good prices. My favorite bottle shop in OH.
Took a trip over on 3/11 with Naka- about a two-hour drive and worth every mile! Ron (Nuts) was extremely attentive and helpful, and the selection was phenomenal: AleSmith, Founders, Mikkeller, Olfabrikken, Nils Oscar, Victory, DFH, Chouffe, Allagash, Rochefort ... the list went on and on. Prices, compared to Pittsburgh area, were a great bargain and more than made up for the gas to get there. It was very quiet on a Tuesday afternoon, and we were able to chat with Ron and enjoy some samples from his 6 taps. If youíre within 2-3 hours of this place, you MUST go. Big thanks to Ron for a great experience.
Just in a strip mall, but tons of everything, not a huge space but stuffed to the gills. Dates looked to be universally quite fresh and virtually everything was pre-broken into singles (save, say, the occasional mixed 12-pack from a brewery) that all rang up perfectly at the register, and I was happy with the prices. I do have a few stores of this selection (1000+ brands) as comparison points, including my beloved State Line, and this is by far the cleanest and most orderly of the tier; there is a little something lost without the adventure of the treasure hunt, but I much prefer not having to wipe the cobwebs from an amber ale. Great friendly and knowledgeable service from fully three employees, which is reason enough for me to come back. Got a little kickback for the large order in the form of a gift card. Didnít peruse the wine section but found the mead shelves to impress, and there are two separate bars with good tap lists! If youíre in Cleveland or Pittsburgh it is absolutely worth the trip, and I can easily see myself changing course to swing through from farther afield.
cheap (204) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | November 25, 2006| Updated February 28, 2016
New rating: Prices have dramatically increased along with the number of employees. Though this place still has the best selection around, you may want to try Chalet down the street for the best prices on the most popular craft & imports. Old rating: Wow, impressive selection of bottled beers. Unlike other beer stores Iíve been to in the Pittsburgh area, all the beers carry their own individual pricing. At other beer stores Iíve been to itís always $3- 5 or more per bottle. Here the prices are much more reasonable. I found many good beers for about $1.50 each! Also, there are many beers here I never see in the beer stores in PA. I started to fill one six pack but ended up with three! The cool thing about it was all three six packs come to $20 without a six pack discount! Ron is a very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly owner. He answers all the rookie questions with patience and caring. I spotted a small bar in the back with at least 6 or 7 hard to get brews on tap. I had a big glass of Breckenridge vanilla porter for only $4!. I also sampled 3 other brews for a minuscule fee, and these were not 1 oz, they were 5-6 oz! Will go back when Iím in Boardman again. If you are in the Youngstown/ East Palestine OH or Darlington PA area, make it a point to stop by. You will not be sorry. This is a great place for anybody who likes beer. If you got a significant other, you can also pick up a bottle of vino too! There really isnít any food there, except beer but, I give Ron a 9 out of 10 because of the hop candy he offered me.
Amibiance, is not really anything special, but gave it a 5 based on the very good way everything is seperated and organized. Service has always been excellent, with workers always asking if I need help or if im looking for anything specific. Selection is excellent, from Bruery, to 3 Floyds, to hard to find belgian stuff. Value is pretty great for someone from Pittsburgh, as prices are at least a dollar less on basically everything. Overall a must stopp if driving between PA and OH on the turnpike.
Art (130) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 27, 2013
This place is amazing. I knew it was good but I wasnít sure what to expect. I managed to purchase 9 beers, all of which were originally on my WL. That and you canít beat the prices. I canít wait to go back.
Thank you Ron and Mike for starters. Small wine and beer store with a ton of stuff packed in, a patio out front and a small bar in the back, yes a bar with 6 taps of awesome stuff. Iíve never seen a freakin beer store with a bar inside, two thumbs up on that one. I saw so many rare offerings that Iíve never seen in Cleveland from some big name companies. The selection was just great he carries every good brewer available to this state and definitely weeds out the crap, pretty sure there was 0 macroís there. This was also the first time I broke the triple digit mark spending about $110. Iíll make the almost 1 1/2 hour drive again for sure, itís worth it. Definitely the best selection Iíve seen in Ohio.