Family Beer and Liquor

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Beers At Family Beer and Liquor

NameABVEntered
Almanac Cherry Picker6.8%11/12/2017
Destihl Wild Sour Series: Synchopathic Apricot6%10/24/2017
Seattle Cider Three Pepper6.5%10/23/2017
Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumking8.6%10/22/2017
Citizen Cider Companion5.5%10/19/2017
Left Hand Saison Au Genievre Juniper6.8%10/16/2017
Maui Brewing Mango Hefeweizen5.5%10/16/2017
Finch BIg Pond5%10/13/2017
Epic Tart N' Juicy Sour IPA4.6%10/12/2017
AleSmith Orange X5.25%10/12/2017
Emmetts Peace Keeper5.3%10/11/2017
Guinness Original 4.2% (Ireland/UK)4.2%10/9/2017
McEwan's Scotch Ale8%10/9/2017
Rhinelander Thirsty Miner Double IPA8.6%10/9/2017
Goose Island Alt5.7%10/8/2017
Goose Island Juicy Double8.3%10/8/2017
Emmetts World's End6.8%10/7/2017
Krombacher Radler2.5%10/7/2017
21st Amendment Tasty IPA6.8%10/6/2017
Goose Island Coy Wolf5.8%10/6/2017
Minhas Craft Thirsty Miner American Ipa6.8%10/6/2017
Ale Asylum Dr. Vennum6.9%10/6/2017
Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout 6%10/6/2017
Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA7.3%10/5/2017
Saugatuck Mandarina IPA8%10/5/2017
Coronado CoastWise Session IPA5%10/5/2017
Around the Bend Vera 5.2%9/11/2017
Generations Jelly Donut3.9%8/29/2017
New Holland Mischievous II6.5%8/29/2017
Grays Tap Jockey5.5%8/28/2017
Original Sin Apricot Cider5.5%8/24/2017
Pecatonica Muskelager4.2%8/23/2017
Leinenkugels / Hofbräu München Anniversary Lager5.4%8/22/2017
Samuel Adams Maple Red6.2%8/21/2017
Bear Republic Apex8.25%8/21/2017
Firestone Walker / Beavertown West Side Beavo6.5%8/20/2017
Half Acre / Shorts Freedom Of '787%8/20/2017
Around the Bend Maui Gold4.5%8/20/2017
4 Hands / Wicked Weed Super Flare IPA6.5%8/20/2017
Coronado Guava Islander IPA7%8/20/2017
Around the Bend Villainous 6.3%8/19/2017
Leinenkugels Oktoberfest5.1%8/19/2017
Coronado Waylaid White IPA6.5%8/18/2017
Samuel Adams Honey Rye Pale Ale5.8%8/17/2017
Two Brothers Heavy Handed Wet Hopped IPA (Cascade) 6.7%8/17/2017
Schlafly Hop Trial: Hallertau Blanc6.5%7/19/2017
Schlafly Hop Trial: Bramling Cross6.5%7/19/2017
Short's Strawberry Short's Cake5%7/12/2017
North Coast Passion Fruit-Peach Berliner Weisse4.1%6/30/2017
Coors Non-Alcoholic0.5%6/26/2017
Short's I Got 5 On It7.6%6/25/2017
Ciderboys British Dry5%6/23/2017
Deschutes Hop Slice Summer Ale5%6/22/2017
Lakefront My Turn #022: Nathan5.5%6/20/2017
Stem Ciders Pear5.3%6/17/2017
Ale Asylum Tears of My Enemies5.9%6/15/2017
Stem Raspberry0%5/31/2017
AleSmith Spezial Pils4.9%5/25/2017
Upland Iridescent5.5%5/17/2017
Stem Ciders Real Dry6.8%5/15/2017
Almanac Passion Project6.5%5/14/2017
Dark Horse Rail la Spar8.5%5/13/2017
Lakefront El Wisco4.4%5/11/2017
Shipyard Chocolate Milk Stout5.4%5/11/2017
4 Hands Guava King4.5%5/10/2017
Strongbow Orange Blossom4.5%5/8/2017
Omission Ultimate Light Golden Ale4.2%5/8/2017
Magic Hat Mother Lager4.8%5/7/2017
Warsteiner Premium Verum4.8%5/7/2017
Mythos5%5/7/2017
Short's Cat's Pajamas9%5/6/2017
Southern Tier 2X Oak'd IPA8.2%5/6/2017
Samuel Adams Tropic of Yuzu6%5/5/2017
Short's Prolonged Enjoyment3.5%5/5/2017
Schlafly Hop Trial: Eureka6.5%5/4/2017
Samuel Adams Berliner Weisse4.8%5/4/2017
Samuel Adams Golden Hour5%5/4/2017
Schlafly Hop Trial: Enigma6.5%5/4/2017
Revolution Sun Crusher5.3%5/4/2017
Samuel Adams Session IPA4.5%5/4/2017
Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine15%4/23/2017
To Øl Brown Paper Bag8.5%4/22/2017
Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale7%4/19/2017
Crystal Lake Beach Blonde5.3%4/18/2017
Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei0.4%4/5/2017
Wild Onion Java Jack8%3/29/2017
Soultree Authentic Dry Cider5.5%3/28/2017
Starcut Ciders Phuzz6.9%3/27/2017
Dogfish Head Beer To Drink Music To '176.8%3/26/2017
Seattle Cider Basil Mint6.9%3/25/2017
Dogfish Head Namaste White4.8%3/24/2017
Ale Asylum Rictus Grin Belgian-style Pale Ale6%3/24/2017
Schlafly Black IPA7%3/23/2017
Moody Tongue Steeped Emperor's Lemon Saison6.3%2/10/2017
Seattle Cider Oaked Maple6.9%2/3/2017
Almanac Mariposa6.8%2/2/2017
Coronado Berry The Hatchet4.6%2/1/2017
Citizen Cider The Lake Hopper6.2%1/31/2017
Crystal Lake Wake Maker IPA4.8%1/25/2017
Tommyknocker Blood Orange IPA6%1/24/2017


88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87  (92) Rockford, Illinois | July 13, 2013
Cool place. Looks like it used to be a grocery store. Large selection of craft and specialty beers. Every bottle is available as a single which is awesome. If you can catch the staff walking around they are more than happy to help. Prices are pretty good. They mark stuff down dirt cheap on a segregated shelf for past seasonals and soon to expire beer. Really cool and worth a trip.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
jmohno  (9) Iowa | November 9, 2012| Updated December 28, 2013
Good random selection. Although Ive noticed alot of dust collected maybe quite a few aged beers as well. Lots of bombers and stuff sitting room-temp shelf.Its a big place acceptable for expansion.They are leniant with pulling a few bottles from cases as well so as not to buy a whole sixer.Friendly nice workers giving good atmostphere to an otherwise warehouse. I dont get the name but,it is a friendly place with a pretty decetnt selection, I didnt come out with too much(which was a good thing for me at the time) but I see the potential this place has. Only because alot of it Ive had in the vacinity I like although they have about everything here available you can get in a semi-close radious. Good selection. You will find something that interests you that you havent seen around.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl  (61) Quad Cities, Iowa | August 1, 2012| Updated January 22, 2017
Right off Highway 20, it is a converted grocery store. Beer aisles are in the middle of the store and in the back coolers. Selection was pretty decent and being able to buy any single bottle is a good selling point. Not an extremely large selection but very good as a whole.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83  (15) Clinton, Iowa | September 20, 2011
Nice little place right along the highway. Good selection, GREAT, considering the location. Sort of fun market-type layout. Easy going arrangement, and staff. I would highly recommend this place to any passerby, especially from out of state.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ekoerper  (39) Iowa | January 5, 2011
Great selection for the area. Allow mix and match, which is especially nice with the discount. They do a good job of getting highly sought after beers from e.g. Avery, Ballast Point, Port/Lost Abbey, Founders, Hoppin’ Frog etc. Nothing extremely exotic, but a respectable selection. They’re smart enough to segregate and discount the old and off-season brews, which shows they care about their beer-knowledgeable customers.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Rando7  (21) Iowa | July 30, 2010
Converted grocery store, quite spacious.Nice selection of craft beer and imports, not outstanding but for the region it’s very good. The big advantage is you can get singles of any craft or import they have in stock and they give you a 5% discount per six bottles. Prices seem very fair. Service mostly limited to checkout but helpful. They do have a "marked down" shelf of expiring beers but this can be a good deal for the right styles.
70
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers  (75) Pouring Bus, Iowa | December 30, 2008
The name of this place is the stuff of Dubuque area legends. I*ve been going here since before I could buy anything and it was the first serious beer-wine-liquor store I had ever been too, so it holds a place in my heart. Let me lay it on the line though, it*s a freaking warehouse dolled up in minimal fashion and they are very focused on liquor and wine. Beer tends to take a back seat but they do care about what they*re doing in the beer dept. There is a decent import selection, particularly for me when I was just starting out, they*ve got you covered on the basics for sure. Their micro stuff rotates a lot, but it’s a fairly good selection and I like that it rotates. There is always something worth picking up here.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
scoobysnak  (10) Appleton, Wisconsin | March 18, 2008| Updated March 23, 2008
For being in the middle of no where this place is pretty damn good. A good amount of import, (Chimay, Orval, Sam Smith) to mention a very few, along with a good amount of American favorites, (North Coast, Ballast Point, Goose Island BCS and IIPA, Great Divide, Rogue, Avery, I think FFF but the selection was really small and I am guessing that they aren’t going to carry it anymore) Definately a lot more than I was expecting when I heard about it. Also a huge plus is that everything they have you can pick up singles of, they don’t care if you break up a sixer. Five percent discount if you make your own six pack. The biggest draw back is that everything they have is sitting out in the open, unrefrigerated, but the place is honestly probably the best selection for 50 miles in any direction. Service is non existent, the only time you get attention is when you pay, but that is cool with me, I don’t like being bothered anyway. Definately worth a stop if you are in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
DietPepsican  (63) @ $13.99, Iowa | January 7, 2008
Pours pitch black with a thick...oh wait. Family beer and liquor, gotta love the name. This place is pretty nice. Very big alcohol selection, and beer gets a good chunk of real estate as well. You can mix and match anything they have out, and you get 10% off from anything that is in a six pack. Cool. Selection is pretty good, but newer stuff filters in pretty slow. If you go once and stock up on everything, you pretty much are set for a month or two before you should bother coming back. Staff seems friendly enough, they always offer to carry my stuff out to the car (which i decline at 25) but that might help a few of the older rate beerians out (just kidding).
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
jde123  (85) Washington, Washington DC | May 20, 2006
Wow! I felt a little uneasy going into a beer and liquor store with the moniker "Family" prominently displayed across the threshold (but such is the advertising in the Midwest, even alcohol is seen as as a wholesome activity), but it dissipated soon after entering the store. Aisles full of an extremely large selection of beer from all over the world. A side note: Whenever I want to find a beer that no one else has rated on beerpal or any of the other beer websites, I head to the midwest, specifically around eastern Iowa. Anyway, I found many that I had not yet tried, and walked away happy.

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