Finger Lakes Beverage Center

605 W State St
Ithaca, New York United States 14850
bottle shop  4.55/5.0 32 reviews
Mon-Wed:9am-9pm / Thu-Sat:9am-10pm / Sun: Noon-7pm

Mayor: porterhouse (6) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 800+
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Beers At Finger Lakes Beverage Center

NameABVEntered
Sierra Nevada / The Bruery Beer Camp Raspberry Sundae Ale8%7/15/2017
Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA9%6/25/2017
Hazlitt Vineyards Cider Tree Cider0%6/25/2017
AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale - Orange5.25%6/24/2017
Wyndridge Barn Dog7%6/24/2017
Mikkeller American Dream 4.6%6/24/2017
Evil Twin / Omnipollo Old Fashioned Lemonade IPA7%6/7/2017
Mikkeller Beer Geek Dessert11%6/1/2017
Half Acre Akari Shogun5.5%6/1/2017
Brooklyn Naranjito4.5%6/1/2017
Weihenstephaner Kristallweizenbock7.5%6/1/2017
Westbrook Key Lime Pie Gose4%6/1/2017
Mikkeller The Stig Gose To Hell4.5%6/1/2017
Uinta Ready Set Gose 4%6/1/2017
Uinta Lime Pilsner5.3%6/1/2017
Sierra Nevada / New Glarus Beer Camp There And Back5.6%5/30/2017
Sierra Nevada / Victory Beer Camp Alt Route6.6%4/26/2017
New Belgium / Orval Lips of Faith Anne-Françoise Spiced Imperial Dark Ale9.5%12/23/2016
Genesee Brew House Düsseldorf Altbier5.5%11/24/2016
Jack’s Abby Smoke & Dagger5.6%11/4/2016
Genesee Brew House Pilot Batch #5 - Double Bock0%11/4/2016
Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: Plank IV10.5%10/28/2016
Ommegang Shadow Brewer9.7%10/22/2016
Eve’s Essence Ice Cider12%10/12/2016
Cortland Flight Level 410 (Bourbon Barrel Aged)10%10/12/2016
Cortland Flight Level 41010%10/12/2016
Magic Hat Wee Heavy Champ8%10/12/2016
Allagash James Bean10.3%10/11/2016
Saint Somewhere Lectio Divina8%10/11/2016
Wagner Valley Sled Dog Trippelbock11%10/11/2016
Wagner Valley Sled Dog Doppelbock8.5%10/11/2016
Great Divide Claymore Scotch Ale7.7%10/11/2016
Jack’s Abby Copper Legend5.7%10/11/2016
Jack’s Abby / New England Beer Geek Helles4.5%10/11/2016


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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
boydstradamus  (8) North Carolina | August 13, 2011
This is one of the best bottle shops in the whole state of NY. If it’s distributed in NY then they will most likely have it. They will also work out rare keg orders for you and have a rotating growler station with 12 taps that is well curated. The owners love some beer and are some of the most knowledgeable shop owners that I have met.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones  (313) Buffalo, New York | August 1, 2011
great bottle/ growler store. top line selection, very reasonable pricing
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
zach8270  (81) Henrietta, New York | June 24, 2011
Stopped into this place last year during the Ithaca Brute release. Great selection of some hard to find stuff. Nice vintage lambics, including 3 Fonteinen. Big import selection. Saw a good amount of Southampton there too. Staff knew there stuff and was very willing to help. Check it out if you’re nearby.
90
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
randomjuice290  (3) Doylestown, Pennsylvania | February 4, 2011
Incredible little store. Since Dogfish has blown up do to it’s little show on the Discovery Channel, it’s been nearly impossible to get even the common staples (90 minute, raison d’tre, indian brown) anywhere near Philly, Princeton, or even north Delaware. This store always has an incredible selection of Dogfish brews, and other hard to find selective releases. Make sure you spend some time and shop around. There is a lot of stuff that goes missing on the shelf if you get too excited in one area. Pick up what you came looking for and if you see a tag on the shelf but there’s no more beer, ask the owners. They will be happy to help you if they have more in the back.
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
j12601  (528) Poughkeepsie, New York | January 1, 2011
Definitely feels like you’ve walked into a basement or something, but there’s a ton of stuff here, especially for what would seem like the kind of town where you might not find such a nice selection. Going by how fast certain limited selection stuff vanishes from the shelves near me, and the amount of those same things still left on the shelf here, I can tell they probably don’t get a ton of demand for certain things, which makes it more impressive that they carry stuff that may run the risk of not moving. Found a number of things I don’t get back home including a few ciders. Didn’t really interact with the staff much. Prices seemed pretty good. Worth a stop if you’re in the area.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
alobar  (78) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | August 8, 2010
Love this place! Great selection! Good prices. Not much for ambience, but it’s a bottle shop. Worth a stop whenever you are in Ithaca.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
rudolf  (104) Buffalo, New York | April 24, 2010
A pretty good store. There was a good selection of stuff that I can’t get in Buffalo (Pretty Things, Thirsty Dog, Capt. Lawrence among others). Prices were comparable or cheaper than they are in Buffalo or Rochester. A few great finds - they had a display of Unibroue 2005 & 750ml bottles of 2004 Boon Marriage Parfait. I’ll certainly stop here again next time I’m in Ithaca.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | September 23, 2009
A nice medium size store with a bit of a messy mom-and-pop-store feeling. Good selection of American micros with pretty much all the breweries available in the NY state (Rogue, Lagunitas, Bear Republic, etc.). Captain Lawrence, the pride of the NY state, was missing in action. The American selection is superior to Wegmans (a few blocks away) but the smallish import section is inferior to Wegmans. I don’t think it compares to the best beer stores in eastern NY state (Albany and NYC) and I don’t even think it is as good as Premier Gourmet in Buffalo. But it is probably the best center-state store. Don’t forget to complement your shopping at Wegmans, walking distance from there.
88
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
FrankP450  (1) East Lansing, Michigan | February 24, 2009
This is one of my favorite places, not just in Ithaca, but anywhere. Its not overly lavish but it gets the job done. That job is to sell an insane variety of beer at a reasonable price. The best thing I love about FLBC is that you can buy single bottles. That way you dont have to commit to a case. I’ve probably tried about 150 different beers from here. They have a good rotation of beer with lots of seasonal offerings. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. They can help find a few gems that fly below the radar. While I think this place is excellent, the only thing I wish they would do is have a "Whats New" list so you know all the new arrivals. They should have a loyalty club and offer premade six packs based on seasonality or styles.
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
IPFreely  (143) Sanborn, New York | February 16, 2009
Not a huge or particularly nice place per se, but holy hell what an awesome amount of beer. Awesome regional selection as well as solid representation of other American micros, Belgians, and plenty of other international beers. The service was good, but over half of my beers’ prices weren’t in the computer, which made for a rather long wait at the check-out counter. They sell singles of everything and have 12 taps for growlers. They also have quite the selection of micro brewed pop/sodas. Like all stores of this magnitude, check your bottling and best by dates. I got home and the three beers I got from Brouwerij ’t IJ were bottled in 2005. Hopefully they’ve held up. Otherwise, it’s a killer store
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
auerbrau  (307) Ithaca, New York | December 22, 2008
This place is heaven for someone tired of the lack of selection and high prices in Pennsylvania. A really nice selection of Belgians, Germans, English, locals, regional, and country wide good beers. Singles. Growlers. Great prices! I dont know what else to say. One of the more enjoyable beer stores Ive ever been to!

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