Nice beer selection with many I’m not familiar with, and some I can only find sparingly in Louisiana. Large building with tremendous wine selection. I have not been to other beer retailers in Little Rock, so I can’t guage against other venues properly. However, I will definitely visit this one again.
Colonial has been a long time quality beer, wine and spirits shop in Little Rock. A recent move and expansion has given them much needed room for growth. Historically their beer selection has been inline with other area providers. To my delight a recent stop showed several new offerings on the shelf - Delirium, Karmeliet, Kasteel, Koningshoeven, North Coast and a few others. A quick conversation with one of the staff indicated one of their distributors had expanded their selection. Good news for Arkansas!
This store has a fine selection of beer. Unfortunately the staff knows very little about beer, and the management seems to care very little about beer. The prices are high. They are usually at least $.50 per six pack higher than other local stores. That being said they have the second best beer selection in the Little Rock area behind only Springhill in North Little Rock. If you don’t want to dive to North Little Rock this is not a bad place to stop.
If it’s available in Arkansas, you can find it here. Staff is very cool and will help you track things down if you ask them. My review sucks. Read the rest of them. I’m rating it high because they deserve it.
If you want the lowest possible price on Bud Light this might not be the store for you. However, if you want the best selection on craft beers in Central Arkansas, this is definitely the store. High end beers are still young so it’s tough to find a ton of knowledge on the subject but Colonial carries everything possible.
Store employee talked me into a 6 of Kingfisher. Which would have been appropriate if I’d been carrying Bud or coors as the KF would be a step up. I was carrying a bomber of Duvel and a 4 pack od Gunness Foreign Export so he should have known better.
I was looking at some of the Belgium beers that just came to the state and the manager asked me if I would like to sample. I got to try the Moinette Blond and Saison Dupont. I also got a lesson in Belgian beer that sparked my interest and led to a membership here. I don’t know what the other reviewers are talking about regarding the sales people not knowing about beers because the person I dealt with really knew his suds.