Visited a few times. Looks more like an old gas station turned into a beer shop. Crammed aisles with a very decent beer selection, might even stumble on some hard to find beers. Prices are decent and fair. Good to visit, but a little out of the way to justify driving there from Tampa or anywhere outside Largo.
A rather un-assuming place from the outside. Looks like an innocent little convenient store, just like every other corner, until you see the palate stretching beer selection inside toward the back wall. The price is a bit higher here than some other places. But it has an impressive selection. I could have walked out with at least 40 different beers I havenít tried before and a good dozen or so Iíve never seen before. They still have Averyís ďThe BeastĒ 2004 bomber. In fact they have several. I should have picked one up but I had to draw the line somewhere. If Iím in the general area I will definitely stop in.
They are carefully cellaring several of my favorite beers right now, unless one of you buys them up before my next trip back.
Stopped by here on my way up to Dunedin. There are some old beers on the shelves (say a pilsner dated best before í03). Still managed to buy a case of singles though...
cheap (208) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | January 22, 2010
Little bottleshop and case store packed with brews. Something for everyone. Location on map is incorrect, but adress is good. Friendly middle east girls is glad to please. Decent prices and good selection of bottles for a mixed 6. Saw many beers there for the first time. Mnay with swingtops.
The ambiance is a lot to get over. It is an old Citgo station that has a ton of beer- floor to ceiling of 2 or 3 isles (where 2 people cannot go down at the same time), plus the cooler. There are some rarities, some vintage beers, some old beers, and some new releases. The problem is that all of the aforementioned beers are pretty much jumbled together with some semblance of order. Many times there will be similar breweries close to each other, and some separation between countries, but donít go beer hunting unless you have time, and lots of it. They sell proper glasses and have a new release feature near the register, along with probably 5 coolers that are just singles. Prices are competitive to mildly pricey, but if you canít find it anywhere else- try here. Also, asked the guy at the register a question, and he said he didnít drink, so he could not help.
Ambiance is a very tight old convenience store, no other way top put it. Service was nonexistent, but not a big deal for me. Selection was really solid, lots of stuff I hadnít seen before and at good priuces.
A small gas station converted into nothing but beer and liquor. Really tight aisles, but jam-packed with tons of great beers. Found some hidden gems that were out everywhere else in the area, the larger area. Somewhat high prices, but the guy working there is super helpful and friendly.
look, i know a lot of people dog this place for its appearance and the way things are organized, or not organized. but i as someone who goes hunting around a lot of beer stores in the area, this place is a gem. it has a LOT of beers ive never seen anyplace else. now of course some of these bottle look ancient, but who cares? its nice to see some unique stuff, especially when a lot of places just rotate out the tried and trues and never get anything different. this a fun place to dig around if you have the time.
NYHarvey (124) New York, New York | January 31, 2006| Updated December 5, 2006
Re-re-rate. Best beer store in the Tampa Bay area selection wise.
March 31st 2006 Re-rate
After a second visit I have to up the rating on this place. There are precious few bottle shops I can go to in the Bay Area and drop $130 bucks and still leave behind 15+ beers I have yet to try.
They have been special ordering like mad it seems and I found JP Marcaibo (which no one else in the Bay Area has that I know of), Old Engine Oil Reserve..again only place I know that carries it. Flemish primitive, Aged Gales Barley Wines from 2001 that JUST arrived. Fish Tale brews and just tons of other things you wont see on other shelves. You really have to get down on your hands and knees and dig for beers and YOU WILL FIND old bottles, but if you know what has a chance to have survived there are gems galore.
The prices arenít cheap, but they arenít ludicrous like Hyde Park Express and they have beers that literally no one else has. I found a stout there I hadnít had which was the first time in 4 months or more that had happened for me in a Florida bottleshop. I think itís a new favorite and I personally think it is a must stop if you are in that area.