The most beautiful store in Indiana with the best selection of the hardest to find beers in the city. Along with several other Crown locations, this place is a true treasure to it’s neighborhood. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, just ask!
Visited on one of my bi-yearly trips to Indy. Really nice setup, two levels with beer and liquor on top wine on the lower level. Mainly went there for a scotch I had been looking for (which they had on hold for me), but the overall selection was pretty fantastic in beer terms. Tons of locals and imports and even some special brews, which while they came at a premium price, it’s still nice that they’re available. Nice setup, great selection, friendly/helpful staff, I certainly plan on revisiting when in town.
StFun (11) Indiana | November 30, 2009| Updated December 13, 2009
Stopped in Friday, and Mike continues to top expectations, which is hard after establishing Indy’s best beer store in Carmel. This place is amazing, and it wasn’t even finished yet. The ambiance is great...two levels of beer/wine/and tasting. Being greeted by a gigantic tasting table as I walk into the basement is fantastic. From the hand blown glass lighting to the century old stone walls in the basement, this place is a sight to behold. Most of the beer geeks from Carmel followed to this store, so there was no lag in the level of service that I had come to expect from Carmel. The giant beer shelfs run almost the length of the store, and I am excited about what is to come. What was there already was fantastic. The usual suspects from FFF, Bells, Founders, Boulevard, etc, along with special purchases from Lost Abbey, Russian River, Hair of the Dog, and more. Also, special releases by the Bruery and Hoppin Frog. And of course, the place had been opened for all of three days and Mike was already welcoming beer geeks for a tasting to christen the place properly. The parking is a slight pain, but I found a spot in about 5 minutes on a Friday evening, so if that’s the worst thing about Mike’s new digs, I’ll take it. Everything is available to buy as singles, and the usual RateBeer discounts apply. Beer Mecca has arrived in Indy.
StFun sent me a message saying I should hit this place while in town. I’m glad he did. This place has a huge selection of bottles. Everything that they have available in packs are available as singles, too. Tasting area downstairs. I asked to talk with Mike and he was not working tonight. Too bad. I was looking forward to meeting him. Staff that were there were knowledgable and bending over backwards to assist. That was before I told them I was on ratebeer. I don’t like telling retailers I rate on ratebeer. Only reason I told this store is because I read the other reviews before going in and saw they got a ratebeer discount. So did I. Great place. If I need any more beer while in town I will be hitting this place.
the ratings for this place are completely justified. excellent selevtion, lots of limited and ba stuff aplenty on the shelves, thomas hardys 2008 singles or 4 packs, and at a very resonable price at that. tons of local stuff too of course, great place to get fresh iipas and such. very helpful and knowledgable staff, very cool place. only thing is parking can be bad depending which is sort of meh, but overall this place is top notch, excellent!
Walked over in the cold and wind from my hotel (Hilton Garden Inn), which was only a couple blocks away. Now I see why this place is so highly rated. Huge two story store with a great selection of beers. Great mix of imports and local brews. Many of the 4 or 6 packs could be split and sold as singles with the single price listed right next to the full pack price. Service was great, a couple people asked to help me and one spent quite a bit of time walking through the local stuff they had in stock. Prices for being downtown seemed very good, plus 10% off for RBers! On par with the best Minnesota beer stores.
Straight top notch liquor store. The selection is outstanding and service is top quality. Mike Sprinkle and the rest of the staff really have a passion for what they do and the prices are fair. Always keep on stock hard to find beers including Mikkeller, Struise, Cantillon, all American micro’s available. Hell, they even have some Russian River available at times. The prices are around $40.00, but it’s a convenient thing. This and Kahn’s are the two best beer shops in all of Indiana. Enough said.
Stopped by while downtown. Easy to find, and parking wasn’t that big of an issue in the afternoon. Great selection of imports and rare micros. The geek factor of what they had was impressive. The staff knows about the beer, and the Ratebeer discount was a surprising plus. A must stop if downtown.