Excellent. Makes it worthwhile to visit my in-laws as long as I can be unleashed for half an hour at this place. If they don’t have something in, they’re try to order it for you and they’ll call you when it arrives. As close to perfect as a bottle shop can be.
jbmanz (2) Illinois | March 10, 2012| Updated April 6, 2012
Great variety of beers, especially craft beers. Many thanks to Scott - friendly and knowledgeable beer lover!
Hmm, apparently I haven’t rated this one yet. This is great for us SE Wisconsinites. It has a decent amount of stuff Discount doesn’t carry, and isn’t too far into IL. Its amazing how much time you can spend here too, carefully eyeing each bottle, wondering where to throw your money. Only 10 minutes off I-94 (each way), so worth a stop if you are making your way through on a beer-oriented trip.
Been in a couple of times, but not recently. They seem to have exploded out the craft area - and there were SO many great choices between 6s and bombers that I wound up going back for a cart. Stuff from all over the country. Wish I could visit more often.
This place keeps impressing me the more I go to it. Today just in Dreadnaught and Founders Breakfast Stout( which I thought could only be got in MI). I swear they get 5 new Belgians every 2 months. An impressive assortment of micros and imports. I was told they would be getting Stone products in sometime this year which would push this place over the top.
Fantastic beer selection. Some of their stuff seems a bit higher priced by a buck or two, but I don’t go their for the common. I go for the beers I can’t find anywhere else, including at Binny’s. The staff is always super helpful and they do have several very friendly and knowledgable people. As fo ambiance, it’s very no frills, but that’s okay. I don’t go for the artwork on the walls.
Holy shit...great selection!!! Prices very reasonable and they do have some rare beers....I met Scott the Director of Specialty Beers and what a super guy he was! I must’ve spent an hour and a half there looking at beers and talking beers (much to my girlfriends chagrin I think)...a must stop in the area!
sersdf (33) chicago, Illinois | May 14, 2006| Updated April 8, 2007
large selection. went there on the free spring beer tasting. that was awesome, big up for putting that on. like zeswaft said, large selection but nothing i’ve not seen before. still, i got about $40 of stuff, all bombers. pricing is very good, only $3.30 for all of the Rogues. i was hoping they’d have some behemoth but they didn’t. seems like the dudes in charge care a lot more about wine, though, which is unfortunate. Rerate: there’s a guy named Steve there. He knows a ton and shared his homebrew with my friends and me when we were there. It was phenomenal. These guys rock.
Beer & Wine store with a very wide ranging selection of foreign and domestic beers. May be difficult to find some highly specialized items there, but it does have all of the best-known craft breweries. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.