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


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!
96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
penguinjive7  (5) Buffalo, New York | November 21, 2008
I will quote my reaction as soon as I entered: "...." Yes, absolutely speechless. I was absolutely overwhelmed walking through the store. Row after row of racks of specialty brews form all over. The largest selection I have ever seen by far. I’ve only been there twice so far and I am incapable of spending any less than a half an hour there. There is just so very much to take in and discover. All of the people who work there are very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. If I had the time and the money, I would make this place a daily stop. The only sad element of this for me is that this is my last year living in Ithaca...so I better take advantage of this place while I’m still here! Reviewed on: 02-12-2007
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
TaktikMTL  (276) Montréal, Quebec | November 1, 2008
Établissement visité le mercredi 15 octobre vers 15h. Ambiance: Petit magasin dédié presque exclusivement à la bière. Tout est propre et bien classé. Service: Sympathique et très ouvert au suggestion. Sélection: Surement la meilleure sélection de la région et une des plus grande que j’ai vu à ce jour. (118e rating d’établissement)
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
Changed  (10) Ithaca, New York | July 4, 2008
Living in Ithaca, this is the only place I need to go. I’ve been shopping here since the week I turned 21, and haven’t looked back since. I feel spoiled to have such a great store, so close by. Yes, the exterior looks pretty shady, but once you get inside, you are met with row upon row of gorgeous micro brew. They even hide the macro-crap in the back, as not to detract from the ambient-glow of the finer beers. Overall, the best beer store I’ve ever seen, and the one I’ll remember forever if I ever leave the Ithaca area!
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
hoplover406  (30) Crofton, Maryland | March 1, 2008
I drove through a wicked little snow storm from Syracuse to get here...and it was worth it. They got a good thing goin’ on here. The folks were friendly and the selection was decent. I’ve never seen so many diffeent specialty sodas. They did have some Blenheims Ginger Ale from South Carolina which blew me away...that stuff is good. Anyways, their beer selection was decent. Better than Party Source in Syracuse for sure, but I was disapointed with their lack of bombers. There were hardly any bombers in the store. I did score some DFH Red & White and Golden Era. Seemed like they had a good selection of Belgian Saisons and Gueuze, but I don’t know anything about those styles to say if they were good ones or not. Bottom line: It’s one of the best bottle shops from Syracuse to Buffalo.
96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
CarlatIC  (1) ithaca, New York | November 6, 2007
Life at Ithaca College is made easier having such a great selection so close to my dorm. The create a six pack is perfect for days when you don’t know what to get. They sell t-shirts and other fun stuff. The staff knows all. Ask them what to get.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
earlofboydkins  (8) | October 9, 2007
Best Bottle Shop in the Ithaca Area, helpful staff, great selection for this part of the state, growler fills are a huge plus
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
Brewbie  (18) New York | March 4, 2007
Just found this place about 40 minutes from home. Been making do with the occasional brewry trips and local distribution, so this has been like Christmas for me. Love the single bottle purchases and filled a few sixes to taste. Looking forward to finding a lot of new favorites. Large selection of bottles and taps.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
dmradus  (13) Ithaca, New York | March 2, 2007| Updated December 26, 2009
Clean, well-lit, convenient location in the center of Ithaca. Their relative dominance of the craft market in Ithaca affords them a high turnover. Swill in the back, as well as a crapload of gourmet soft drinks if you’re into that sort of thing. Some micros are also kept in the chill chest, but duplicates are always available at room temp on the shelves. Gift cards are available, which is nice. Personable staff in keeping with that characteristically Ithaca vibe. This place blows any bottle shop Syracuse can offer out of the water, hands down.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
argo0  (277) Washington DC | August 6, 2006
I’ve never made it up to Beers of the World, but this place has a great selection that can stand on its own! I found nearly 30 beers to try -- the fact that I’m not a local undoubtedly helped, but given how many I’ve had, it’s been a long time since I found so many new beers for purchase at one place. Top-notch, and definitely worth a visit if you’re passing through.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
ElJefe  (9) Rochester, New York | February 26, 2006
This place isn’t as big as Beers Of The World or Half Time, but the space they have they put to good use. They cram the macro swill all the way in the back, and they waste no space in the Craft Brew section - it’s all good stuff. Seriously, you could go down any aisle with a blindfold on and randomly grab a bottle, and you won’t be disappointed with what you selected. Very clean and well maintained shelves, and I haven’t found an expired beer there yet. They also have 11 beers on tap for growler fills, and they are always good selections. Service is always good both when filling growlers and asking questions about the selection. They have given me freebies on a couple occasions when I spent a significant amount there.

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