Wellís is a great place donít get me wrong but why when i call and ask if they sell a certain beer they tell me they donít have it and proceed to say they carry every beer available in the state of Maryland, Clearly if you donít have a certain beer and canít get it then you donít have every beer available in this state! I did a year ago or so purchase Sink the Bismark at Wells and it was so strong!
A quick stop in here after a wonderful lunch at Grand Cru. The staff at GC spoke well of this place, and itís certainly worth a stop. Nothing extraordinary here that you wonít find at State Line, but thereís an overall good selection, and the staff was friendly. Iím not sure I would go out of my way to stop here, but if youíre already close, itís probably worth 15 minutes.
If you are in the North Baltimore/Baltimore County region, your two best options are Wellís and Beltway. Personally, I prefer Wellís because its got much more of a local liquor store feel while maintaining a great selection. Priceís arenít terrific, but if you want something specific, there is a very good chance they have it.
Ok - Iím reading the reviews and I donít know where you people buy your beer, but frankly, it doesnít get much better than Wells for selection and service. You have to ask for the "Beer Guy," who will cantankerously walk you to several selections of whatever you describe in the way of taste. Heís very knowledgeable and the staff overall is great. BUT YOU HAVE TO ASK FOR A SPECIALIST.
Not far from Towson, and just north of downtown Baltimore sits this great liquor store. Well lit and large, the store welcomes its visitors. Wide variety of wines and spirits, but thatís not why weíre here... on to the beer. At least 5 rows dedicated to craft beer, not including the cooler section. Vast array of Belgian/Belgian styles; lambics are well represented here with the likes of Cantillon and Boon. Also a rather large German and British selection; many German dopplebocks for me to try in the future! Prices arenít bad, but Iím coming from PA, so... Helpful staff, nice location, great variety. Definitely worth a stop if youíre in Baltimore.
Wells has a nice selection of beers ranging from macro to Trappist. The prices are pretty fair (somewhat more expensive than, say... Finger Lakes Beverages in Ithaca NY). The only knock is that a good number of the rarer stuff has been sitting there so long that it collects dust. Not really a bad thing if you are drinking craft brew with a ton of hops, but still slightly disconcerting.