West Lakeview Liquors

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Beers At West Lakeview Liquors

NameABVEntered
Pipeworks Fairy Basslet9.5%7/1/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 37 - Xolotl13.7%6/28/2016
Mikerphone Rich Girl (Blueberry)8%6/26/2016
De Molen / Närke Goths & Vandals 11.1%6/24/2016
The Bruery Poterie (100% Bourbon Barrell Aged)16.8%6/23/2016
Spiteful Dumb Donald9.2%6/23/2016
De Proefbrouwerij / Trillium Bouket Farmhouse Ale6.5%6/23/2016
Pipeworks Dark Matter Machine6.2%6/21/2016
Revolution Rev Pils5%6/20/2016
Central State House Beer4%6/20/2016
Hubbard’s Cave Fresh IIPA v29%6/18/2016
Hop Butcher For The World Your Wish Is Granted West Coast Double India Pale Ale8%6/18/2016
Hoppin’ Frog BORIS The Crusher Reserve9.4%6/16/2016
Pipeworks The Roister6.5%6/10/2016
Pipeworks Funzino9.5%6/8/2016
Marz Rhubarb Rain6%6/7/2016
Brickstone Hop Skip7.75%6/7/2016
Pipeworks Lupine9.5%6/5/2016
Scorched Earth Foraging Swine7.76%5/31/2016
Lake Effect Brett Cerise5.5%5/25/2016
Jester King / Local Option Feral Dampf 5.7%5/13/2016
Gigantic Volta8.4%5/13/2016
Solemn Oath Pernicieux5.2%5/11/2016
Jester King / 18th Street Multifarious6.6%5/10/2016
Boulevard Love Child No. 78.2%5/8/2016
Jester King / Side Project / Off Color Intersection of Species4.6%5/6/2016
Off Color / Wiseacre / Three Floyds Alfalfa Kang6.2%5/3/2016
Pipeworks Sunburst Peacock9.5%5/2/2016
Hubbard’s Cave Fresh IIPA9%5/1/2016
Surly Xtra-Citra Pale Ale4.5%4/29/2016
Pipeworks Cinnamon Abduction10.5%4/29/2016
Pipeworks Citra vs. Mandarina8.5%4/19/2016
Buxton Rain Shadow11.8%4/18/2016
Middle Brow Hey Citrus5.6%4/18/2016
Hubbard’s Cave Imperial Stout Chocolate & Cinnamon Pot De Crème9.7%4/6/2016
Surly Blakkr9.99%4/4/2016
The Monarchy Methusalem10%4/1/2016
Mikerphone One Man Wrecking Machine Batch #29%3/18/2016
Mikerphone Innocent Criminal9.5%3/16/2016
Marz Pineapple Jungle Boogie5.5%3/16/2016
Hubbard’s Cave Imperial Stout Maple11.4%3/6/2016
Pipeworks Equinox9.5%3/4/2016
Almanac Emperor Norton Tripel9%3/2/2016
Spencer Trappist Ale6.5%3/2/2016
De la Senne Jambe-de-Bois8%2/27/2016
Pipeworks S’More Money, S’More Problems10%2/18/2016
Pipeworks Toasty Nut Abduction Imperial Stout10.5%2/15/2016
Pipeworks Cherry Truffle Abduction Imperial Stout11%2/15/2016
Jester King Simple Means5.6%2/12/2016
Arcade Heavy10%2/10/2016
Maplewood Creepy Ginger7.8%2/3/2016
Pipeworks Hello... 9.5%1/25/2016
Pipeworks Grand Guignol Act Three11%1/25/2016
Pipeworks Blue Lady Berliner Style Weisse 4%1/16/2016
Boulevard Love Child No. 69.2%1/7/2016
Pipeworks Logan Carré10%1/5/2016
Pipeworks / Forbidden Root Ceci n’est pas une bière8.5%1/4/2016
Pipeworks The Murderous (Bourbon Barrel Aged)11%1/4/2016
Pipeworks Murderous9.5%1/4/2016
Perennial / The Commons Meriwether5.5%1/3/2016
Marz / Against the Grain Nasal Cavity5.5%1/1/2016
Pipeworks The Hyper Dog (Barrel Aged)13%12/31/2015
Pipeworks The Jones Dog (12 Year Elijah Craig Barrel Aged)13%12/31/2015
Lagunitas One Hitter Series: Bitter Oats10.5%12/30/2015
Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Peppermint10%12/29/2015
Pipeworks The End of Days - Elijah Craig Bourbon Barrels13%12/24/2015
Marz Francie 6.4%12/23/2015
Pipeworks The Final Act13%12/23/2015
Trois Dames l’Amoureuse8%12/22/2015
Brøckhouse Esrum Kloster7.5%12/22/2015
Pipeworks Paradisiac7%12/14/2015
Pipeworks The Abduction13%12/13/2015
Pipeworks What Lurks in the Dark10.5%12/13/2015
Hubbard’s Cave Imperial Coffee Stout9.7%12/9/2015
Maine Beer Peeper Ale5.5%12/4/2015
Off Color Jerkbird9.5%11/30/2015
Pipeworks Vanilla Abduction10.5%11/22/2015
Pipeworks The Royale8%11/17/2015
Mikerphone Techno Gorilla9.5%11/15/2015
Préaris Grand Cru 2014 (Jack Daniels BA)10%11/9/2015
Buxton Stronge Extra Stout7.4%10/26/2015
Boulevard Smokestack Series: Imperial Stout X - Tart Cherry11%10/20/2015
Hubbard’s Cave Imperial Vanilla Stout9.7%10/18/2015
South Loop A Century of Progress5.3%10/11/2015
Meantime Hospital Porter8%10/3/2015
Konrad Světlý Ležák (Vratislav) 14° 6.8%10/3/2015
Konrad Eso Polotmavý Ležák 11°4.7%9/29/2015
Pipeworks Scarlet Betta9.5%9/25/2015
Against the Grain / Stillwater Little Did We Know6.8%9/24/2015
Boon Oude Geuze VAT 77 8.5%9/22/2015
Off Color / Central State Whiskers8.5%9/20/2015
Gigantic Solid!6%9/20/2015
Off Color Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project Barrel 163 Dino’smores 0%9/20/2015
Half Acre Vicious Pet0%9/20/2015
Dieu du Ciel Dernière Volonté Avec des Brettanomyces7%9/17/2015
Original Ritterguts Gose4.7%9/17/2015
Les Trois Mousquetaires Hors Série Gose3.8%9/17/2015
Prairie Bomb!13%9/16/2015
Three Floyds Robert The Bruce6.5%9/16/2015
Brewbaker Berliner Weisse2.5%9/13/2015


82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
ARH  (99) Chicago, Illinois | January 19, 2014
There’s a lot of rare beer in a small shop (both domestic and imported). Also a great destination for glassware too. Didn’t really pry too much into the beer knowledge of the employees - although they were attentive - but by the selection, i gotta say they probably know their stuff. Just visiting this place expanded my beer wishlist significantly. Mostly bombers and 750’s with a handful of sixers.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
theisti  (737) Kansas | April 10, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
Small wine and beer shop connected to an even smaller specialty grocer. Some wine up front, beer in coolers down one side, many beers in rack across from the coolers. Service was friendly and attentive. Selection was pretty great, seemed to have all the interesting beers available in Chicago. This was the first time I had seen the Half Acre cans, they look great. This was the best bottle shop I hit in Chicago. Nice shop, easy parking midday on a Thursday.

82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (740) Sunnyvale, California | January 4, 2016
Free street parking, a little challenging but not too bad. Store is a bit smaller than I expected, but selection makes up for size. A lot of quality beers inside. Annoyingly there were a lot of IPA/DIPA’s sitting out at room temperature, but otherwise this is certainly a beer lovers heaven. Staff is knowledgable and friendly.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho  (268) Minnetonka, Minnesota | January 27, 2007
A nice find. I think think I had heard of it before and then they had the Nogne tasting last night so I took a car, train and bus to get there. Unfortunately they were out of the advertised Ølfabrikken Porter before the tasting even began. Still managed to pick up some cool stuff, like several brews in the Nogne line, which are brand new to the U.S. market. They also had Avery Collaboration, Not Litigation. This is a very small store, and every space is utilized to the max. On one beer shelf of single bombers, they only have room to have 2 bottles deep of any given beer. So, if you take both bottles, they immediately refill the shelves. The store specializes in Belgians and also has a large distribution of French brews. One of the folks that owns/runs the store also is an importer for Shelton Brothers. My impression was that there were beers in this store that either you can’t get anywhere else in Chicago and/or they haven’t gotten to any other stores yet. American micro singles are limited, but it’s a quality selection. Definitely worth a visit. It’s a 9 minute bus ride (152 EB) from the Blue Line Addison station. The bus drops you off right on the corner where the liquor store is, so very convenient. Prices are a little high for some brews, so if you can, try to get 12 bottles for a 10% discount.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff  (190) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | September 21, 2011| Updated November 27, 2011
Ordered from this place as much as i could, probably why i have no savings left .. . selection is killer .. emails are taken care of with 24hrs and the lady running the beer, Kristina, is dedicated and friendly .. one of my favourite online ordering shops..
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
satan165  (102) River Grove, Illinois | March 28, 2008| Updated September 1, 2008
ive come by here twice. i stopped by to get the new hitachinos when they came out a year ago. i bought some older hitachinos as well that i had had before, and they actually were ’old’! they were full of sediment, apparently had been on the shelf way too long, pretty unacceptable when im paying about $6 for a 12 oz bottle. came back again recently to get the three floyds saison and all was well. however i also remember the 1st time i went a girl behind the counter told me that delerium tremens ’sucked’ and i should not buy it when she saw me looking at it, certainly not the case. for better or worse, this is one of the most important beer destinations in chicagoland, like it or not.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist  (18) Media, Pennsylvania | January 28, 2009
Small place but a lot of hard to find stuff especially the imports. Hit this after Binny’s and found quite a few different bottles. Some bottles seemed very expensive but most stuff less than i usually pay in PA. Parking was pretty easy too.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni  (166) Swedesboro, New Jersey | October 26, 2010
Great selection of hard to find singles. A bit pricey.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Crosling  (70) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 4, 2008| Updated October 5, 2008
Visited during Dark Lord Day. Not often will you find a place with such a passionate staff. That’s the highlight here, not like the beer selection isn’t great, it is, but it seemed like the entire staff was passionate about fine ale. I spoke with several of them for awhile, and they visit Belgium, taste different batches of the beers they sell and are very knowledgable about everything. You get the sense that they sell every beer that is worth selling. The selection is very nice. They seem to specialize in Belgian ale and lambics in particular, but they have a lot of fine American crafts and other imports as well. I really think West Lakeview is an impressive establishment.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO  (28) Wauwatosa, Wisconsin | May 10, 2009
Cozy corner store. Asked if I needed help, I said "I’m ok" and was left to browse. Selection is not vast, but a great deal of odd and a handful of rare brews I doubt I would find anywhere I usually go. The best way for me to describe it is: I can go into Sam’s(Marcy) or Binny’s(Niles) (which I get to every two to three months) and find 5 to 10 "new" brews. There were well over 30 brews that I have neither had nor seen before at this store. I found the prices to be comparable and perhaps slightly less than the other "local" stores I frequent. Drove around the block a couple times prior to realizing that the lot behind was not private, and for the store. A definite addition to my must go to spots, at least when I am in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
downender  (382) Bristol, England | March 21, 2009
Visited 4 March 2009. A god send for Chicago in that it was the only place I visited that offered single 355ml bottles for sale. Interesting offerings of Founders and Bells, although the Three Floyds’ offerings were low in anticipation of a delivery. Staff were friendly too. Only a short walk from Addison Brown.

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