Beer Run

156 Carlton Rd, Suite 203
Charlottesville, Virginia United States 22902
bottle shop  4.65/5.0 38 reviews
M-W 7:00 AM-10p, Thu-F 7:00 AM-11p, Sat 8:00 AM-11p, Sun 11:00 AM-10p

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Mayor: obguthr (94) | Affiliated user(s) here vac8ion | Taps: 23 | Bottles: 900+
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NameABVEntered
Two Roads / Evil Twin Saigon Scooter Selfie9.5%2/23/2019
D9 Systema Natvræ - Raisins & Spikenard6%2/21/2019
D9 Wild Things - La Peche Mode7.5%2/21/2019
Verhaeghe Duchesse Chocolate Cherry6.2%2/20/2019
Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: Schnee Boot13%2/19/2019
Great Divide Hop Disciples (2019 Calista)6.2%2/19/2019
Basic City BenjiClaus (2018)10%2/18/2019
Commonwealth Dalliance8.3%2/17/2019
DuClaw Purple Passion5.5%2/14/2019
Commonwealth The Wealth5.1%2/10/2019
Potter's Craft Cherry Vanilla6.9%2/9/2019
Stone Tropic of Thunder5.8%2/7/2019
Commonwealth Haka8.3%2/6/2019
von Trapp Trosten Bier5.4%2/5/2019
Funky Buddha Vibin’ Groovable Lager 5%2/1/2019
Commonwealth O.G.6.9%1/31/2019
Bell's Lampshade Party Ale9%1/27/2019
Brooklyn Unfiltered Pilsner4.3%1/27/2019
Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel4.9%1/26/2019
New Belgium Brut IPA6.7%1/26/2019
Good River American Pilsner6%1/25/2019
Collective Arts Surround Sound (Simcoe, Galaxy, & Citra)8.2%1/25/2019
Ithaca Citrapetal Force7.5%1/24/2019
Clown Shoes YeeeHaaw7%1/24/2019
Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Cherry Cordial10%1/23/2019
Horus Osprey’s Fresh Catch - Season Three7%1/23/2019
Stillwater Mainstream Pop Song8%1/22/2019
Fortuna Komes Russian Imperial Stout12%1/21/2019
Brothers Cardinal Direction9.4%1/21/2019
New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Liquid Paradise IPA7.8%1/21/2019
Dieu du Ciel! Péché Mortel 9.5%1/20/2019
Southern Tier Orange Grove5.5%1/20/2019
Commonwealth Tellurian8%1/20/2019
Goodwood Bourbon Barrel Stout8%1/20/2019
Captain Lawrence Powder Dreams - Mosaic Lupulin Powder, Wakatu and Bravo hops7.5%1/20/2019
De Troch Winter Gueuze5.6%1/20/2019
von Trapp Golden Helles Lager4.9%1/20/2019
Dogfish Head The Perfect Disguise8%1/19/2019
Against the Grain Retitled Pils 5%1/19/2019
Baltika 6 Porter7%1/19/2019
Commonwealth Ultramodern8.5%1/19/2019
New Belgium The Hemperor HPA7%1/19/2019
Anima Dante7.8%1/19/2019
Bold Rock Ginger Turmeric4.7%1/18/2019
von Trapp Dunkel Lager5.7%1/18/2019
Jackie O's Elle5.1%1/17/2019
Smoketown German Crossing Hefeweizen5.2%1/15/2019
Allagash Two Lights6.7%1/14/2019
Foothills Thousand Smiles4.4%1/13/2019
Terrapin Side Project 31 Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Lime Gose4.5%1/12/2019
Shiner S’more5%1/11/2019
Deschutes Da Shootz4%1/7/2019
Smoketown Station The Patsy6.2%1/7/2019
Ithaca Bullseye Red Ale5.25%1/7/2019
Three Notch'd Biggie S'mores (Big Poppa)11.5%1/5/2019
Sweetwater 420 Strain G136%1/5/2019
Lagunitas Sparkling Swan6.5%1/4/2019
Heavy Seas The Alpha Effect7%1/4/2019
Heavy Seas 2311.5%1/2/2019
Boulevard Plaid Habit13.9%1/2/2019
AleWerks Minor Indiscretion8%1/1/2019
Allagash Pictavia9.3%12/31/2018
Skjald Undorn Mead 14%12/31/2018
Tröegs Golden Thing8.2%12/31/2018
Hardywood Richmond Lager5%12/29/2018
von Trapp Vienna5.2%12/27/2018
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner5.4%12/27/2018
Hardywood Baltic Sunrise (2018 - )9.1%12/26/2018
The Veil Cherry Lime Lambz4.5%12/26/2018
Reverend Nat's Revival6%12/26/2018
Bell's Official6.4%12/26/2018
Black Isle Black Run Tomatin Whisky Brl Edition8.4%12/26/2018
Prairie Pink Guava Funk6.3%12/12/2018
Commonwealth Tessellate6.9%11/27/2018
Devils Backbone / Sibling Revelry Cold Room Violation8%11/26/2018
Commonwealth Kalevala7%11/21/2018
Founders Trigo6.3%11/19/2018
Coyote Hole HPA6.9%11/18/2018
Commonwealth Rainbowe8.8%11/17/2018
Birds Fly South Radio Silence7.1%11/17/2018
Brothers / Bold Rock Blonde Betty7.5%11/17/2018
Rogue Counter Currant6.4%11/16/2018
Schlafly Merry Berry Ale6%11/16/2018
Birds Fly South Rustic Sunday7%11/16/2018
Smartmouth Sir Vesa 5%11/15/2018
Blue Mountain Isabel (Bourbon Barrel,Cocoa,Orange Peel) (2018-)8%11/14/2018
Collective Arts Collective Project: IPA Project #77.1%11/14/2018
Commonwealth Dreamtime8.9%11/14/2018
Crooked Run Merrang!5%11/13/2018
Commonwealth Marshmallow Eyes6.1%11/13/2018
Commonwealth Mezcalita5.3%11/13/2018
Maine Beer Fall5.6%11/13/2018
Commonwealth Smash4.7%11/13/2018
Foreign Objects From Stardust to Thoughtform6.7%11/12/2018
Crooked Run Verdant Force8.5%11/12/2018
Southern Tier Imperial Oat - Bourbon 12.6%11/12/2018
Oozlefinch Rare Bird4.8%11/11/2018
Decadent Ales Blackberry Cream Pop8.6%11/10/2018
Collective Arts Stranger Than Fiction5.5%11/10/2018
Captain Lawrence Galactic Fog - DDH8.5%11/10/2018


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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2  (116) Charlottesville, Virginia | March 24, 2018| Updated November 17, 2018
I haven't rated this place up until now for a reason. I'll explain later. It's somewhat organized, but there're also singles in many different places. My first stop is the dedicated singles shelf (next to the coolers) and I work my way down through the cooler. You'll also find some Virginia bombers and some random singles in the corner, also the half-moon cooler near the bar, the coolers facing the bar, and in the foreign room. Tons of bombers, oddballs I don't see elsewhere in town, shitload of 6-packs laying all over. Dedicated room to imports, which I usually browse but I've usually got about two cases of singles & bombers before I enter the room. Now, here's why I'm not in love with the place: the service has never been bad - everyone has been friendly, but nobody's helpful either... and the checkout process is a mess. One, it takes forever, two, I have no idea if the person checking me out is making sure a single scans as a single or a 6-pack. Some of them have to be manually typed in, and there's not a dedicated cashier - so it seems to usually be a bartender or waitress, and then you wonder about tipping because that's how they make their living, but there's not a tip line at any other beer store I've gone to. Summary: this place has the best selection in town (sorry Wine Warehouse, my first love and place I will always come back to, especially since it's on my way home), but it's a bit strange to check out, and I always feel a bit uncomfortable because I feel like I'm bothering someone to ring me up. I've been asked if I'm "having a party," because of all the beer I'm buying (rule #1 in a beer store - don't ask that). I've heard, "Wow, that's a lot of beer, hope you're not going to drink it all yourself!" (see rule #1). I've also heard, "I've only tried a couple since I've been here. I'm not a beer person." Hey, guess what. You're working in a beer store - yes, it's a restaurant as well, but I'm here for the beer store. No, I'm not having a party. Yes, I'm going to drink this all by myself (I have beer for sharing - this isn't it). So, that's why I haven't rated it - didn't want to sound overly bitchy. That's also why I don't go as often as I would if there was a dedicated beer-store cashier, person.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
chibuck  (629) Chicago, Illinois | September 24, 2017
Really disappointing place. Not only is the selection weak, its unorganized and the staff doesn't know anything. The bartender didn't even know Aslin was from Virginia or able to offer any real recommendations of Virginia beer. Double Starfish was on tap, but come on. Not worth the stop.
96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
Drake  (906) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | August 10, 2017
UPDATE: Beer Run is expanding! Still under construction, they have taken over a neighoring unit. This results in more retail area for beer and wine, and an additional bar with 6 more beer taps and taps dedicated to coffee, kombucha, wine. Best bar in Virginia getting even better! Old score was 92.

This place has come a long way since opening. Good beer selection, weekly tastings, some glassware starting to creep in, a nice bar that features a few macros but also several nice beers. They will often get rarer things such as Starr Hill one-offs and the more rare draft offerings that come to the state. Food is tasty with a natural emphasis. This is a beer store, bar and cafe all at once. Definitely worth a stop if you’re in the area. I mean, how many beer stores do you know of that serve breakfast? There are rumors of expansion plans in the future. If they’re not careful, they just might end up becoming one of the state’s premier beer stops. The service is friendly and helpful to strangers but if you’re fortunate enough to get to know them, the service is that much better. I know I’ve walked in and found a rare beer in my hand before I knew what happened. Locals should come here and should do so repeatedly. Visitors should come here too as its one of the premiere stops in the area. The parking sucks. Other than that, this is a top notch place.

Update: as of November 2011, they have a whole new room for beer. The new room is the foreign beer selection and the original room is the American beer selection. It’s still a work in progress, but its already looking nice and should add to the already very nice bottle selection.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
BeeLee  (35) Raleigh, North Carolina | May 24, 2017
This is what a bottle shop should be. Really great selection, great tap list, and the service is very friendly and helpful. And the food is incredibly good!
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
radagast83  (362) Arlington, Virginia | October 13, 2016
Visited here the last day in Charlottesville before we went home after my wife and my mini-moon. Didn’t know what to expect. Restaurant is small, but appropriate for the size of the place. Bar is cool. Lots of bottles, singles, six-packs. Local, foreign, etc. Nice amount of cider viariety too. Staff was really nice, both in the restaurant part and in the store. Wow, I’ll be returning here next time I’m in town.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
kerenmk  (283) Tel Aviv, Israel | October 11, 2016
Visited 10.5.16 in the morning. Very cool place. Good selection on tap, good selection on the fridge, they let you open sixpacks. Friendly and knowledgeable staff that would let you sample what’s on tap and advise you on local bottles. Good selection of crisps and also ice cream. A little on the pricey side, but a very good place. Highly recommended.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier  (327) Madison, Wisconsin | December 26, 2015
A very nice place to finish up the night, I swung by here with Drake. Tucked away in a nondeScript strip mall, the place does not look like much until you start looking at the shelves. A great selection of locals, regionals, and national brands are a little on the expensive side but not too outrageous.

In addition to the bottles the drafts include about eight taps. At the time one of them was Stone Depth Charge. Looking over the availability this doesn’t surprise me - if you were looking for the best tap selection in the area it might be here. Just be prepared to pay a little for the privilege.

Overall this would be the first stop on my trip once I exhausted any brewpubs that I wanted to check out. Just be sure to leave some room in the car in case you are looking for a number of local ticks.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto  (226) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | July 15, 2015
Big selection of local, regional, and nat’l/internat’l brews. The staff are highly knowledgeable and helpful, and the restaurant (separate space from the beer store) also has interesting food and good service. A must-stop in Charlottesville.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138  (407) Falls Church, Virginia | March 31, 2015
Pretty good beer store and restaurant/bar hybrid. Table seating inside and outside, bar inside. Service was slow getting started but friendly. Around 15 drafts, didn’t see any local stuff on during my visit. Smallest size is 10 ounces but they’re happy to give you samples to try before you decide on something. Good amount of bottles/cans for taking out or consuming on site. Saturday morning breakfast is a nice selection of breakfast tacos. Ordered 3 and a side of potatoes, 2 tacos are more than enough if you’re hungry. Prices are about average. Worth a stop if you’re in or passing Charlottesville.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
nate2g  (1290) Boomtown!, Australia | March 30, 2015
Beer Run is a great one stop shop consisting of a cafe, bar and bottle shop. Quite the beer selection with a huge bottle range of regional breweries and from further afield too. The central bar is good for trying a few of the draft beers and bottles/cans can be purchased to open as well. Friendly bartender who was clearly knowledgeable about the beers. The best spot to start on a day crawling around Charlottesville.

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