henry3r (6) Wichita, Kansas | February 5, 2005| Updated October 2, 2005
Update: Following PhillyBeer2112’s lead, I too am upgrading their ambiance because of their new digs on the West side of town. I especially like their "Wall of Beer" - a series of 7 or 8 glass doored 6 foot coolers full of singles that one can mix and match. Their "Beer Cave" is ok too but it’s filled with the usual cases and 1/2 cases of domestic crap beers. I am still waiting for their new store on the East side of town.
This is my favorite "Candy Store". The employees there are knowledgable and friendly - they seem to enjoy what they are doing. I have met the owner several times and he seems to always to be striving to make Gobels better and pushing distributors to bring in more brands to the State. Goebels is opening a new store on the East side of Wichita this spring ... a shorter drive for me ... WooHoo!
If you can get in the state of Kansas, you can get it at Goebel. That’s really all you need to know, but the place is always clean and the staff are always polite and helpful. Good selection of both refrigerated and off-the-shelf bottles, and everything they sell they offer as singles. Fair everyday pricing with nice sales and occasionally great clearance items. They offer frequent tastings from local and regional breweries and occasionally stock growlers from some of the smaller local microbreweries.
If the beer is available in Kansas, they have it. In fact, they’re responsible for bringing in to Wichita and Kansas many top beers/labels. If not for them, I would have to go to Colorado or K.C. (MO) to find. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Goebel Liquor and Rob’s World of Beers is a destination beer point in Midwestern beer oasis. Goebel carries over 1500+ with season releases and is liscensed to carry every beer in Kansas (antiquainted liquor wholesale distribution system). Rob and his staff have visited over 100 breweries world wide and have cultivated relationships with brew masters making them some of the most knowledgable and friendly staff you will ever have opprotunity to com across. Could spend hours just browsing the store.
Easily by far the best selection in Kansas I have seen. Understandably Kansas has distributorship issues that prevent certain beers under KS labels that are hard to come by. Rob and Jim were both extremely kind in helping out. Thanks again for the original purchase!