Great, down-to-earth place; features beers on tap and free tastings every Thursday (can’t say enough good things about the tastings). Wide variety of beers, and friendly, knowledgeable staff (on re-rate: super friendly now that we are regulars!). Regularly updated staff picks can point you in the right direction if you’re looking to try something new. Prices are great when comparison shopping for beers of the same quality, and they have regular sales that can keep the beer flowing without breaking the bank. As a bonus, there is plenty of parking thanks to a public lot across the street behind the store. Best place in the area, hands down.
Small place but large selection. Very good selection of locals, including less common stuff. Good US micro selection and a few foreign selections. A few bottles of wine. 4 taps, all with good stuff and I was given a quite amply sized taste of one of them. Employee working was nice, helpful and knowledgeable. Parking is a little tight. Nice place.
Located next to Tyler’s taproom, this place is like a bottle shop as bodega. Small space with a fair amount of coolers as well as some taps for growler pulls. Solid selection of local and regional craft though not so much for Belgians and such. They have a small pick six but it is refrigerated which is nice. Services and prices were both sober and reasonable. Solid neighborhood place more than a destination place.
a solid selection for a small town beer shop; some very rare beers from time to time; small tap selection but still pretty decent;
JCB (300) Durham, North Carolina | August 21, 2011
Been popping in here occasionally for the last 2-3 years and have always found plenty to savor, in terms of selection, service, and ambience. Tiny shop manages to have a very good selection overall, with a decent Belgian line and good range of U.S. micros (not to mention locals). Service is always a treat, with Jason and others very knowledgeable and helpful. And ever since they’ve put in a few taps, things are even better.
Stop in here pretty frequently and pick up a thing or two. They usually have one or two things I haven’t had and usually get whats new. They have more English stuff and German Lagers than most places do and a good singles selection. Plus the ability to try a thing or two on tap is pretty sweet.
planbee (38) North Carolina | June 29, 2011| Updated July 7, 2012
Review Updated July 2012: Had to take this place down a notch as they have gone down a notch. Still a good beer store but something is missing. The selection is not as impressive these days.
Beautiful beer store in downtown Carrboro. It’s well-lit and well organized. They normally have a beer or two on tap you can drink while you shop. Excellent Belgian selection, TONS of craft bottles. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. It’s not cheap, but not overly expensive for craft beer. Good selection of beer t-shirts, glasses, and other goodies. After Sam’s, this is the best place I’ve seen in the Triangle.
The first true bottle shop in the CH area. Selection is pretty good, a little expensive, and sometimes you can even get some beers on tap. There is a glassware shelf, but why buy any when you get to keep the glasses on pint nights at Tylers next door? Those working have a fair knowledge about beer but in no way super impressive.
A good shop in the heart of downtown Carrboro, adjacent to Tyler’s restaurant and taproom. Small space with a lot of brew mainly specializing in American craft beer, but also has some Belgians, Germans, and other worldly beers. Pretty decent selection of sodas, glassware, t-shirts, hats, etc. As Jamie mentioned, they also have a few taps in store where you can try some select kegs. Terrapin Substance Abuse is there right now which was a little surprising given its perceived rarity. A nice place and its across the street from my house. He shoots, he scores!