I spent all afternoon here yesterday and several knowledgeable staff members helped me navigate the store. I love the selection-they had a pretty good selection when it came to Belgians, Californians, UK beers, Eastern Europeans, and New York and PA microbrews. I liked seeing 12 beers on tap but found the growler prices a bit high. NYS also has this absurd law which says you cannot taste beers at a beer store. You can only taste wine at a wine store. Iím just happy I could get bottles which was well worth the 45 minute commute from Milford, PA. I think a lot of people go here as the ad now said 1,200 beers down from 1,400. They had multiple varieties of St. Benardus, Rogue, Hair of the Dog, Abbaye des Rocs, Stone, Bear Republic, North Coast, Weyerbacher, Avery, Chimay, Duvel (almost sold out), Cooperstown Brewing, Fantome, Southampton, Rochefort, Westmalle, Anderson Valley, Samuel Smith, Allagash, Youngs, Ommegang and too many more to list. I didnít have time to check out the Asian and Latin American aisles. I do like how they price the 4/6 packs and single bottles separately. Its like being in a supermarket with wide aisles, ample parking, lots of lighting and big carts.
This is where I hit to find the NY micros and Other micros not in NJ. They have them all including Southampton, which is key. Good selection of imports as well, but I have seen better. Growler fills are also available, and Matt is extremely helpful in being a beer guide. Great place to find beers.
tiggmtl (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 18, 2004| Updated April 1, 2005
Fairly typical bottle store ambiance. Clean, bright, well-lit, plenty of space in the aisles to navigate your beer cart. Enthusiastic service. Seemed happy to see people picking and choosing plenty of singles rather than just grabbing a case of whatever. Selection appears to be one of the best Iíve seen in the North East. Certainly rivals or betters all other bottle shops outside of NYC. This will always be a destination to stop at on any road trip in the area for me.**Iíve driven six hours out of my way to shop here, and it is worth it. Food rating applies to the restaurant next door that has a nice little tap and bottle selection and a very good quality if somewhat limited menu.
Huge selection. They claim to have 1400 bottles now. Very friendly service. I was offered a free glass and I only bought worth 36$. Huge alleys, well ordered by country, but youíre still gonna miss a few beers you are looking for even if they are there, so youíd better bring some friends. Lots of room to move. Prices are steeper than average. Probably more bottles than any other store Iíve been to, but not necessarily the deepest and most interesting selection of rare beers. First vintage selection is almost unexistant. Iím not sure exactly how knowledgeable the staff is, but I have the feeling that thereís always one person on the floor who knows his/her stuff.Peaceful shopping experience, great lighting, very clean. Examples: 3f gueuze: 19.49, hitachino eisbock: 4.99, hanssens gueuze: 9.99, cuvťe des fleurs: 11.99. They had the 2 SH saison and alt only btw. ///// They had 6 southamptons on the last visit and the prices seemed fairly cheaper than I remembered. I must say I canít think of any equal anymore..perfect service, perfect selection, those taps offerings seem to have SH everytime I look.. The restaurant in the same building also offers around 30 local beers and excellent food if youíre hungry.
By far, this place has the largest selection of beers i have ever seen. They are meticulously arranged by country in diagonal rows. I found some styles Iíve been seeking for awhile, and found some sleepers in the fridge. They threw in 3 drafts for free. Great place, and worth the trip if you are within 3 hours away.
This place lived up to all the hype. Had a great selection and the prices were very fair as well. I personally believe this place is better than Premier Gourmet in Buffalo. Beers of the World in Rochester, probably has a better selection of European stuff. Beers of the world doesnt have the knowledgeable or friendly staff, though. The Owner was awesome.
this is my place, i love halftime. they have everything and many good beers on tap to sample in a 10 oz bottle or a growler. Many US Micros and everything else. the GREATEST thing about it is you can mix and match any beer you want to make custom six packs. Awesome place . the employees are very helpful and knowelegable. Best place ive been to. mabey if you are lucky you will see me and spkldhenlvr24 wandering around in awe.
Awesome store. Best way to describe it is a grocery store of beer. Tons of US micros, a lot of Rogue, DogFish, plenty more. Youíll most likely walk around for 20 minutes looking at everything possible. Some great beers on tap with different size growlers. Great selection of glassware. Rate-Beer shelftags come in common. The owner knows ALOT about good beer, and is very willing to help. Worth a stop if your anywhere near it. Iíd say the best in US, although I havenít been to Buffalo yet.