Recommended by Andrew at Alewife, thank you sir. This place has a massive beer selection, heavy on regionals and locsls, but with a smattering of stuff from all over, including Central America. Staff are friendly, prices are good. What more do you need?
3fourths (1564) Boulder, Colorado | August 21, 2007| Updated January 22, 2013
Big huge box store, filled with nearly every kind of libation imaginable. But for some reason they only have one mead. Beer selection accounts only for a small portion of the store, but singles, bombers, 750s, 6 packs and cases are all avaiable. Belgian selection is thin, but they have a few things not seem around the area, like Angelique and Diabolique and such. Found some new (to me) regional micros that I didn’t find around DC or at Astor. They also allowed me to break some six packs. Good store. Prices higher than Astor but lower than DC.
’Tis your typical Total Wine, meaning there are plenty of singles to mix and match. The beer selection is good, though the VA locations have a little more variety. The staff is ever-present and helpful. My favorite part though was being in line behind a guy who pulled out a green plastic newspaper sack to fish for change to pay for his "beer"; classy.
This is right off the parkway exit, which makes it convenient if you are going from BWI into DC. This is your typical wharehouse liquor-wine store. Beer selection is just ok, with an average selection of singles. Nothing interesting for the beer hunter, but good enough to stock the hotel room (DFH, Rogue, Old Dominion, Penn, Avery, Anderson Valley, etc). Belgian selection is rather slim. Prices are slightly higher than Astor. I did not care for the location of the singles, as I kept having to move out of the way for the wine shoppers with shopping carts. What really annoyed me was that three of the four bottles did not scan, and the cashier kept having to go to the CS counter to get a price check. HEY BEER MANAGER- ENTER THE SKU NUMBERS INTO THE SYSTEM! Needless to say, the people behind me were not happy. Next time, I will drive the extra 2 miles to Astor. I like the prices and selection better.
nearbeer (247) Knoxville, Tennessee | August 30, 2007| Updated July 28, 2008
This place should be called Sins R Us. It is a huge store in a strip mall that sells mostly wine, but also as advertised the 500-600 plus beers (all sold singly!), cigars, chocolates and I don’t know what all else. Lots of US microbrews, but as some one else said, Belgian selection is thin comparatively speaking. Great place with pretty good service if you need help. Only complaint is the beer is located just to the left when you come in the door and I got run over by shopping buggies about every 2 minutes while I was ogling the beer.
Typical Total Wine layout with shelves upon shelves of beer happiness. Wide aisles easily accomodate shopping carts and the beers are well organized. Staff was very friendly and eager to help. Prices were certainly fair for the area. Selection was good overall, but they tended to not have many new special releases and focused on year-round favorites.
Overall a good place for singles, good selection given the Maryland distribution limitations. Very busy place and aisles a little too narrow to navigate with banging your head a bit. Not as big as other Total Wine stores, a function of the specific location. Beer prices seemed decent although the 10% 6 pack discount disappeared. Service is great... lots of people with knowledge and helpful. No one was condescending when asking for "value" wine selections. Other than the crowding, a great place.
It’s a Total Wine store in everything but name, down to the decor. Solid selection and pretty good prices. Good place to go if you’re local but probably not something you’d want to go too far out of the way for.