Tiny liquor store on the west end of what I dubbed "beer street" (28th street) due to the numerous entries on rate beer in such a small area. I didn’t stumble upon some of those rare vintage offerings people had mentioned on here, but did see a few older retired brews like Stone Vertical 7-7-7 and Unibroue Cranberry. Walk in cooler has numerous six packs and bombers. The singles selection was quite small with signs not to break up the six packs. They did have some nice foreign offerings I’d never seen.
Small place not too far off the interstate. The overall selection was pretty good. They had a decent number of Michigan micros, but the only one I found of any interest was a Short’s The Curl Imperial Pilsner. I was also able to round out my Southern Tier collection, as hey had all of their bottled imperial offerings.
rumproasts (208) Grand Rapids, Michigan | April 23, 2014| Updated August 22, 2014
Small liquor store with quite a bit of beer, including several coolers of singles. Some pretty old bottles can be found, which may be good or bad, depending on the beer. Prices are definitely hit or miss. Service varies quite wildly as well.
JCW (152) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 19, 2007| Updated July 31, 2008
Fun place to go. I’ve been to places with more selection, but they do well with the space they have and they do carry a lot of quality. Bell’s Susies Sweet Stout, Founder’s Kentucky Breakfast and Warbird was on the rack when I was in, all good finds. Staff spent a lot of time with me showing me what is available and offering up his experiences with any that he’d consumed. Good stop.
Smaller place in a strip mall, lots of things packed into it. Seems pretty disorganized, but I was able to find a few things I couldn’t find at other places. They are a treasure chest with some aged beer for sale, which can be interesting. People are usually super friendly and helpful. Some of the beer was way overpriced, but most was normal.
(Visited 7-5-08) This place got me into a whole lot of trouble- read on... a small liquor store stocked to the gills with product. The beer isle is very tight, product on the floor (4 cases of Hopslam left on the floor, wow), product on the shelves, product in the cooler, product everywhere- with MANY older and hard to find items. I helped them with the product problem by purchasing some random 6’ers and creating 6’ers from the empty packs on the floor- nearly 2 cases in total. One of the rare instances where I had to force myself to stop picking up bottles, pay for my stuff, and run away before I blew all the money at one place. Would be a regular visitor if I lived within 50 miles of the place- and will visit again when I’m in that neck of the woods!!!
B & B is my second-favorite beer store in Grand Rapids, and perhaps my favorite destination for new beers. Offers much the same selection as Siciliano's, with an extensive array of Bells, Arcadia, Founders, and New Holland products. I have not seen Kraftbrau at B & B, and Dark Horse is hit-or-miss. Offers what I believe is a more diverse selection of imports than Siciliano's carries, including German, English, and Belgian offerings. Has a decent singles selection but does not divide 6-packs. Walk-in cooler houses 6-packs of local microbrews and the ubiquitous BMC swill. The best thing about B & B is the occasional appearance of rare local vintage beers from Bell's and New Holland. Also the only store in town to carry De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2002. A must-visit in Grand Rapids.
Friendly staff, more or less reasonable prices, some rare brews, good single selection. And while you’re at it, go look at a car, there are at least 10 auto dealerships within 5 minutes. If you are unfortunate enough to spend some time in GR, get yourself here and you will be happy again.
timsilvia32 (37) from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina | July 13, 2008| Updated January 4, 2009
Good selection of local micros and some imports. Reasonable enough prices. Nice relaxed cozy place. Basically if you’re on 28th street, you need to stop here.