Good selection for central Iowa. Front counter guy tried to be helpful but just didn’t pack the gear to answer some of my questions regarding available stock; additionally he was busy minding the store. He had to re-submit all of my questions to who I assume was the "boss guy", a very busy man
standing in the back room with his hands in his pockets and way too
important to field my questions himself. Almost knocked me over however in an attempt to sell a six-pack of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (like it was the Holy friggin’ Grail) to some guy who entered the store as I was on my way out with my load...which was minimal inspite of a good selection...would have been lots bigger if the "boss guy" had taken the time to help me out.
The selection is pretty good, but the English beers are rampant and I’m guessing they’re very good because of their super-low alcohol content. They do have higher end beers that are nice and full of alcohol content. I spoke to the owner and he is a nice guy that just likes better beers and doesn’t have any competition around. I have to try something else at that place before I say that they keep it great...’cause they have a big window out front that let’s the nice sun shine through.
They have some competition these days as a HyVee Wine and Spirits has opened up 50 feet away. They seem to not care about their selection as they have old stuff that doesn’t sell and new stuff that’s not so great, I’ve had complaints about the Westmalle and I have complaints about the Delerium product I had.
One of the better beer stores close to Nebraska. Has a lot compared to Nebraska, but nothing like Chicago or Milwaukee. If you are needing beer and close it is worth a stop, but there are other options.
Cyclone Liquors has the largest selection I have found in Central Iowa. The store is very clean and organized. The staff was not only friendly, but very knowledgeable as well. I have met the managers through my frequent visits and found them very friendly and they could answer any questions I had. The store had an enourmous selection of microbreweries and many belgiums. They had a large selection of hard to find single beers and the staff could help me find beer that I would enjoy. Cyclone liquors also had many 6 pack imports as well. I would recommend this store to any one in the area.