OLD BEER WARNING. I’m revising my previous review to say that 6 out of 12 beers that I bought from this store were noticeably old and cooked to the point that I think it’s rude that they were on the shelf.
Wow...I really dug this place and stumbled into it accidentally. I hate to say, I actually preferred this to The Beer Store as a to-go beer shop, because the singles selection was so much better. Pretty much everything was available a single, which rocked my world. The prices were higher on premium singles, but the mix-a-six selection, available at $10 and $12 was very decent and much, much better than Wegman’s or the Beer Store. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful and the selection up to date and well curated.
Next to the bar .... take out window with a strong smell of fried chicken... odd setup with a bunch of old noisy plug in coolers ... the store is very spread out .... they have some areas with rhyme or reason (countries mostly), but then their craft beer is spread out and definitely a place where you have to look through every bottle ..... some of the harder to find stock was priced cheap and some common stuff was expensive, but I walked out with some decent brews ..... not a bad place considering the area, but I wouldn’t seek it out
This is for the bottle shop itself, not the bar. The selection is one of the better ones in the area with several one-off kind of offerings occasionally. They finally closed off the windows which may have damaged beer in the past and skunked it so all should be better with the world there, something Wegman’s up the road has not figured out yet, and the prices at the bottle shop are usually far better than the supermarket offering. Selection is less than distributor B&B but on par with World of Wines in Lambertville NJ. All in all a real plus to the craft drinkers in the area and well worth a look, and let’s hope they keep the windows dark.
They just remold end and expanded! Selection rivals the Beer Store in Southampton but the prices are way cheaper and service was very helpful and not snobby like Southampton. Single selection and the mix a six specials are a dream come true. I officially love this place!
Although this is not the typical watering hole I would have ever considered myself frequenting a few years ago, I decided to give the Candlewyck a chance upon the relentless insistence of one of my valued acquaintances. Let me just say, I am so glad I did, because I stumbled upon what may be considered, the best selection of craft beers in a 30 mile radius. Were it not for beer, my existence might be relegated to something vapid and inane, but the big guy who works behind the counter turned me on to the Elysian Valhalla red IPA, the Hoppin’ to Heaven IPA, the Big Head Stout... and it’s been love ever since. With him or the beer, I am still trying to decide, but I digress... check it out if you need a few enticing and exciting choices to bring along to your next get together. Although the outside may not garner a second glance from an onlooker, I urge you to take a walk inside and discover nothing short of a treasure trove!
Listen this place is all about the beer store, the selection is bar none and the staff knows what they’re talking about (ask for Ryan). Every time they’ve suggested a brew to me they’ve changed my perspective on beer (and I mean that in the best way possible). The bar/dining area serves a mean cheesesteak if your hungry and you’ll also be able to hold a conversation without being drowned out by obnoxious drunks or rowdy college kids. Do yourself a favor and go pickup a sixer or two, you won’t regret it.