Family Beer and Liquor

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Beers At Family Beer and Liquor

Collective Arts Cranberry Basil Gose4.7%1/3/2018
Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Peanut Butter10%1/2/2018
Regal Brau Thirsty Miner Chocolate Stout5.5%12/31/2017
Dogfish Head Siracusa Nera10%12/30/2017
4204 Main Street Pecan Brown Ale5.9%12/28/2017
Upland Petal to the Kettle6%12/26/2017
Iron Spike Peanut Buster6%12/25/2017
4 Hands Zellige Moroccan Coffee Stout7.5%12/25/2017
Finch Sloth Overlord6%12/25/2017
Iron Spike Dark Territory8.5%12/22/2017
10 Barrel Pray for Snow7%12/21/2017
Point Snow Pilot6%12/21/2017
Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo (8.5%)8.5%12/20/2017
Shmaltz Star Trek The Next Generation Captain's Holiday 30TH Anniversary Ale5.5%12/19/2017
Left Hand, Longmont Bittersweet Nitro Imperial Coffee Milk Stout8.9%12/18/2017
Ayinger Premium-Pils5%12/18/2017
Possmann Rosé5%12/17/2017
Collective Arts State of Mind4.4%12/16/2017
Collective Arts Collective Project: IPA Project #46.4%12/16/2017
Vander Mill Apple Raspberry Cider6.6%11/29/2017
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
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

  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
heemer77  (227) Urbandale, Iowa | July 18, 2005| Updated October 7, 2008
Still a solid beer store. I have been here a few times. Short of going to Chicago or Madison, this is a pretty good beer store. I am able to get a fair number fo new beers with each trip. They allow you to break up any six pack for singles. Just keep your eye on the cases on the floor, they don’t always put everything on the shelf. I go to get Founder’s, special edition Flying Dogs, and Mendocino. All beers that we don’t get in Iowa. Decent selection of oddball German and English beer. Short on Belgians.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | January 9, 2006| Updated December 25, 2006
Been here many time as I grew up across the river in Dubuque. Best beer selection in the area and they allow mixed six packs. They have selections from Avery, Sand Creek, New Holland, Tommyknocker, Grand Teton, Goose Island, and many more. The bad news is that on my most recent visit (Christmas Eve ’06), I noticed an announcement that Bell’s would no longer be distributed in Illinois. Drag.
  • 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.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 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.
  • 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.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl  (63) 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.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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