This place is a mixed bag - there is a big selection of beers, the staff is helpful and knowledgeable, but...I expected a lot more South and North Carolina brewery selection, and the fact that they don’t sell 12 oz. singles keeps a traveling guy like me from taking much home. I wound up spending nearly $100, but mostly on Belgian Ales and high end domestics.
Best beer store I encountered in Columbia. A bit difficult to get to being so close to campus but worth it. Selection is vast; don’t forget to check out the walk in, humidor style closet full of sours, lambics, etc.
Good beer warehouse. Lots to choose from. Reasonable prices. Also a pretty solid growler station with about 10 taps. All the growlers seemed reasonably priced. Not as good as the Piney Grove Green’s but still solid
Originally reviewed: 7/16/09. Stopped by here when in town dropping my brother off at Ft. Jackson. Large building with half of the store dedicated to beer and wine. They even had their own entrance, which I missed. Beer section was tucked in the back left corner of the store. They had a large cooler section, which is all I saw at first. I thought, "man this isn’t that great of a selection." Turned around and facing the cooler was a large shelf dedicated solely to craft beer. Nice! That’s more like it. Saw some from Souther Tier (which we can’t get in NC), Thomas Creek, Terrapin, RJ Rockers, Stoudt’s, Weyerbacher, Victory, Bells, Founders, etc. Pretty good selection. I picked up some bombers of some Southern Tier selections. Not sure how fresh some of this stuff is. That’s my only concern here. Lots and lots of dust on some of these bottles, and they still carried some of the out-of-seasonal offerings from Terrapin, namely Big Hoppy Monster (last Fall), and Coffee Stout (last Winter). Prices were very reasonable. I’d come here for sure if I were a local. Recommend.
Pretty good beer selection but mostly readily available domestic and imports that aren’t very impressive. There are some nice gems here and there but you have to look for them. Friendly staff would be happy to help you find what you’re looking for. Usually fairly priced.