This review is based on dropping in once or twice a year, while gambling in their casinos. Very easy to find with a huge sign out front. Inside, they have beer in both a cooler and isle shelves. The have a very nice selection of beers with a strong Euro influence on their stock. In the walk-ins you can find some beers to check off the hard to find state of Nevada, plus a few other gems. Nice store. Decent prices too. Oh, they let you break up bottles into single purchases which is very nice.
This was suggested prior to my recent trip to Reno. I was so sure this would be a good stop that I made it part of my workout for the day by walking the 3 miles from Silver Legacy. Upon arriving the first thing I noticed was how incredibly hot it was inside. No AC to be found. The second thing that struck me was the lack of beer on the shelves, especially the cold section. It looked as if they had been robbed of most of the inventory. I did manage to find a couple De Molen beers I hadnít had for purchase. One had quite a bit of foam upon opening which caused me to question how long it had been on the shelves in those exceedingly warm conditions. I would have to rate this as a disappointment.
One of the best beer selections in Reno. Nice selection and representation of beers from around the world. The prices are questionable, but given the selection, itís worth it if you know what you like. Iíve been in there multiple times and have yet to have any staff member share suggestions or offer opinions.
All I have to say is, "if your looking for any beer and its sold in Northern Nevada youíre at the right place." Thank you.....
kmweaver (116) Petaluma, California | September 16, 2009| Updated November 25, 2010
UPDATE: sounds like the beer selection has taken a nose dive: empty shelves, crap employees, no effort left. Iíll take a trip down at some point to check it out...
How is this in Reno?? Nice digs, a beautiful selection of craft beer, driving distance from where weíre staying, and more goodness than I imagined possible (and than even the website suggests). Standards include DFH, Deschutes, Full Sail, Sierra Nevada, North Coast, Jolly Pumpkin, Alaskan, Oskar Blues, etc. Highlights included Old Rasputin XII, New Belgium Lips of Faith series, Saint Somewhere, and an impressive international selection, including some Mikkeller and a bit oí Cantillon. Yes, please. Knowledgeable dude behind the counter and make-your-own-sixers to boot.
averange atmosphere, neither good or bad. service can best be summed up as "indifferent" at best, to the point I usually avoid the place (except when theyíre the only place in town that has something). they used to be excited about the biz when they first opened. now staff (especially the owner) are among the least helpful/knowledgable about what theyíve had/have/or are getting. little to no mark-up, and occasional sales. Overall, itís worth going every once and a while for the selection, but the service is poor enough that i donít go often. too bad...
update. fall 2010 - itís like theyíre trying to go out of business. the last several times I went (itís been a while and there is no reason to go back) it was like they werenít even trying anymore. shelves half empty. literally. all the time. couldnít even give me a year on some random unmarked holiday beers. service crap as always, though I do love this snippet from a 2009 reviewer who for some reason gave the service a 10/10 after saying this..."Iíve been in there multiple times and have yet to have any staff member share suggestions or offer opinions".
service, selection, and overall downgraded accordingly.
recently went to this store. They had a decent selection of Northern California brews and a couple of Nevada breweries. Lots of stuff in the fridge, they will let you single out any six packs that you want. A nice store that I would certainly visit if I returned.
This is the beer store to go to if you are in the Reno/Tahoe area. If the distributor carries it these guys will have it on their shelves. Most beers are in coolers. They also host free tasting sessions ever few months. Also have a good selection of wines and liquor.
A decent sized store with a large selection of West Coast micro brews and European beers. You can also make your own six pack which allowed me to pick up some singles of the local micro brews. I will visit again.
Was there in August of 2007. For a cultural desert such as Reno, this place was a pleasant diversion. The selection was a mix of PNW beers, a few local NVmicros, a decent selection of Brit and German and some fairly common Belgians. They do have free tastings, which is a plus.