3fourths (1556) Boulder, Colorado | December 29, 2006| Updated April 20, 2013
Great store. Better selection than Riverside. Bells, Three Floyds, Southampton, Great Lakes, Southern Tier, Dogfish Head, Cantillon, Unibroue, Hoppin Frog (BORIS!), and a bunch of New England breweries that I donít see in Pennsylvania. Great store. Fair prices. Easy to find in town.
(Visited 03/2008): This store is located near the Kent State campus not too far from I-76. It is in a strip mall with a decent-sized private lot.
The store is very open-looking with a most of the product around the edge of the store. There are beer coolers containing sixers and singles along the left and rear. The right part of the store has wine, and there is also a walk-in cooler for what I assume is macro-type stuff.
The beer selection is pretty good, and there is a pretty good array of singles. Beers from Rogue, Stone, GLBC, Bellís and the like are next to some more rare brewers like Mad River. Imports from the UK, Germany, Belgium etc are mixed in as well.
The service is about what you would expect at a campus-area beer stop. The guy wasnít rude but wasnít particularly helpful either. He kind of just stared at me as I walked by the cashier stand.
Overall I would lean toward Riverside for beer purchases because there you can have some gourmet cheese and a pint of something good while you deliberate your purchase. Still, this place is worth a look if you are in the neighborhood.
Neat little tasting room and good bottle shop, but a step behind Lizardville in price and tap selection, and service. Some good taps on, but you have to find them yourself as list badly out of date. Most beers sold are refrigerated, and few six packs broken up.
Now that I have a reason to be down in Kent on a regular basis this may become a go-to location. Being out of Cuyahoga County you can get the same beers cheaper by virtue of lower taxes.
The selection is solid and covers a nice range of imports and domestic beers. Many are available in singles as well in case you want to mix and match. All cases are against the wall which makes getting around very easy even when multiple people are browsing. If you happen to be in the area stop here first then pick up everything else at Riverside before returning to Cleveland.
Some kind of dance music playing. Some college coeds working who never venture from behind the counter. Better selection than expected. Had alesmith, bruery, some local stuff, etc. More bottles and a larger selection of singles than riverside. I purchased some stuff that 101 bottles had but riverside didnít and vice versa. I would swing by both locations if you are in the area and have the time. If you can only go to one, I would go to riverside since they had some good beers on tap.
Great selection here. Lots of beer filled up in coolers. Imports like mikkeller and lambics and all kinds of stuff. Good american crafts like alesmith three floyds great lakes founders all kinds of good stuff. Worth a stop in
Stopped in here for a couple beers on a slow afternoon. The service in the bottle area was pretty shitty... dude didnít even look up from his computer and the other clown was too busy sitting on his ass to bother. Not that big of a deal, but itís not that hard to act like youíre doing your job. Bottle selection is pretty good. The service points were bumped up due to the guy behind the bar... he was running. Great selection of taps from Ohio and elsewhere... Brew Kettle, Columbus, FFF, and more. I like the area too, but it is a bit of a drive. Definitely worth a stop.
Stopped in here on a wednesday night at around 1030pm while waiting for some friends to get out to the bars, lots of coolers, vastly different from the last time I was here, coolers now ring the perimeter, with goodies from Epic, 3F (Behemoth still on the shelf when I visited), Great Lakes, Jolly Pumpkin etc.. 24 taps however the tap room can only ring out draft orders, you cannot have one check if youíre buying bottles and drinking draft beer, kind of a nuisance. The clerk was polite and even offered suggestions as to his favorites of the styles I had chosen.. Dedicated Ohio cooler loaded with Hoppin Frog, Buckeye and Great Lakes.. some old Buckeye stuff from months ago, but still a good selection, even some Rogue XS stuff I havent seen in a long while. Wish it was closer.. but with the loft next door.. i may be back.
strolled in to check out the selection and quickly came up on a huge box of scores including speedway stout, some stone stuff and a mixed 6 pack. probably 12-15 coolers (all beer is kept cold here) and 2-3 of them are strictly 12oz singles for mixed 6 packs. emphasis on american craft with probably only 2 coolers on belgians or other foreign 750s/6packs. tons of local ohio stuff. in the walk in cooler there is a 10 page+ list of anything available in 1/6 barrel kegs, impressive list and mouthwatering at that! nice decor all around, real clean. pretty large wine selection also and the staff is glad to help. after about 5-7 minutes i had my beers in hand and was ready to leave as normal....ended up staying 2-3 hours drinking and discussing beer with justin and dave from hoppin frog. honestly one of the best beer experiences ive ever had anywhere. great selection and great service, im more then satisfied!