Rishi’s International Beverage

3835 28th Street SE Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, Michigan United States 49512
bottle shop  4.65/5.0 32 reviews
Mon-Thurs: 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Fri-Sat: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Sun: 12:00-7:00 p.m.

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Beers At Rishi’s International Beverage

NameABVEntered
Painted Turtle Traditional Hard Cider6.9%1/14/2017
Painted Turtle Java Vanilla Cider6.9%1/14/2017
Painted Turtle Cozy Cabin6.9%1/14/2017
Painted Turtle Blueberry Bliss6.9%1/14/2017
Painted Turtle Apple Crisp Cider6.9%1/14/2017
The Bruery 9 Ladies Dancing11.3%1/9/2017
Detroit Brewing Co EVO Pils5.2%1/3/2017
Breckenridge Chocolate Orange Stout6%1/3/2017
Elysian Bifröst Winter Ale7.5%1/3/2017
Griffin Claw Project Clementine9%12/31/2016
10 Barrel Joe6.9%12/30/2016
Blake’s WakeFire Cider 6.5%12/30/2016
Breckenridge Mango Mosaic Pale Ale4.5%12/30/2016
Shmaltz Death Hoppy Black Ale7%12/30/2016
Dieu du Ciel Aphrodisiaque6.5%12/30/2016
Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo (8.5%)8.5%12/29/2016
Samuel Adams Hopscape5.5%12/29/2016
Draai Laag La Pienture (Cherry)8%12/29/2016
Cherry Creek Dancing Elephants Hard Cherry Apple Cider6%12/29/2016
Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel 9.5%12/27/2016
Rochester Mills Red Velvet Ale5.8%12/9/2016
Grand Armory Nutter Your Business Stout5%12/5/2016
Elysian Space Dust IPA8.2%12/5/2016
Greenbush One and the Same6.5%12/5/2016
New Holland Hoptronix9%12/5/2016
Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Aged Scootch Ale9.5%12/4/2016
Short’s Critterless8.6%12/3/2016
Deschutes Sagefight Imperial IPA8%12/3/2016
Deschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA7%12/3/2016
Round Barn Hop Dealer IPA5.5%12/3/2016
Dark Horse Kamikaze Kaleidoscope5%12/3/2016
Hideout Rebellion Mead0%12/2/2016
ACDC Beer Rock or Bust5%12/2/2016
Blackrocks Starman5.6%12/2/2016
Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday5.25%12/2/2016
Goose Island Caution Tape4.2%12/2/2016
Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale Ale6.5%10/26/2016
Brewery Vivant Stone Fruit Sour5.7%10/26/2016
AleSmith Anvil ESB5.5%10/26/2016
Against the Grain 35K Stout7%10/25/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Bam di Castagna4.5%10/25/2016
Latitude 42 Party at the Moon Tower8.4%10/25/2016
Stone Imperial Russian Stout10.5%10/22/2016
Blackrocks The Murray Project 9.2%10/4/2016
Draai Laag R2 Koelschip4.2%10/1/2016
Deschutes Black Butte XXVI10.8%9/23/2016
Sierra Rose Blueberry Cider6.5%9/21/2016
Sierra Rose Blackberry Cider 6.5%9/21/2016
Draai Laag Relic6.3%9/19/2016
Odd Side Ales El Dankerino10%9/15/2016
White Birch Nyx7%9/13/2016
Weyerbacher 2111.9%9/13/2016
Southern Tier 2XTangier8.1%9/13/2016
Prairie Vous Francais4%9/13/2016
Odd Side Ales Chicka Chicka Yeah5%9/13/2016
To Řl Gossip4.3%9/13/2016
Blake’s Black Phillip4.5%9/13/2016
Ballast Point Dead Ringer Oktoberfest6%9/13/2016
Epic Tart N’ Juicy Sour IPA4.6%9/9/2016
New Belgium Hop Kitchen - Bretta IPA7.5%9/9/2016
Victory Selene Saison7.5%9/9/2016
Boatyard Midnight Star Ale5.4%9/9/2016
Draai Laag Cru7.4%9/9/2016
Boatyard Lake Effect Double IPA10.8%9/8/2016
Blackrocks Presque Ale5.5%9/8/2016
Cambridge Flower Child IPA6.5%9/8/2016
Greene King Abbot Ale (Filtered)5%9/8/2016
New Planet Tread Lightly Ale (2015-)4.9%9/3/2016
Evil Twin / 7venth Sun Citra Sunshine Slacker4.5%9/3/2016
Alpine Beer Company Willy Vanilly4.9%9/3/2016
Cellar Monkey Wrench IPA8.4%8/25/2016
Evil Twin Liquid Double Fudge12%8/20/2016
Siren Liquid Mistress5.8%8/19/2016
Coronado Berry The Hatchet4.6%8/19/2016
Dragonmead Crown Jewels India Pale Ale7%8/18/2016
Anchor Go West! IPA6.7%8/18/2016
Oedipus Mannenliefde6%8/18/2016
Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA - Apricot5.9%8/18/2016
Goose Island Four Star Pils5.1%8/18/2016
Victory Blackboard Series #3 Berliner Weisse with Elderflower5.2%8/17/2016
Shipyard Blood Orange5.1%8/17/2016
New Holland Michigan Awesome Hatter5.7%8/17/2016
Brewery Vivant Bon Papa5.3%8/17/2016
Blackrocks Grand Rabbits5.5%8/15/2016
Brooklyn American Ale4.5%7/31/2016
Angry Orchard The Muse7.7%7/30/2016
Against the Grain The Brown Note5%7/30/2016
Cranker’s Professor IPA6.6%7/28/2016
Big Lake Citra Wheat5.2%7/27/2016
Southern Tier Cherry Gose - Imperial Sour Ale8.3%7/16/2016
Petoskey Cranium Crush7%7/16/2016
Perrin Grapefruit IPA5%7/15/2016
Rockford Ain’t Jemima7.6%7/15/2016
Mikkeller Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse3.7%7/15/2016
HopCat Beer Right Meow6.3%7/14/2016
AleSmith IPA7.25%7/14/2016
Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout (Chocolate Cheesecake)6%7/2/2016
Victory Cage Radler3%7/2/2016
Roak Melonfest5.5%7/2/2016
Right Brain Concrete Dinosaur Brown Rye IPA7.2%7/1/2016


98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
beernut72  (1) Michigan | March 23, 2009
Since I moved to Michigan, this place has been a favorite of mine for a few good reasons: 1) The selection is one of the best in town. It is always changing; these guys really keep up with all the seasonal beers that many of the local and craft breweries release. 2) The staff (though I have only seen two guys work there) seem to know there stuff, if they have not had a beer they will usually tell me what other customers have said about it. 3) When I first started going to IBS the single beer selection was poor at best, over the last few months it seems that just about every beer is available in singles. Maybe because of more competition in this area, but whatever the case, it is a welcome change. The prices are very reasonable on the singles, if my calculations are correct they add about 15 to 30 cents to every single serve bottle. There is no discount for buying mix n’ match 6packs though…arrr!!, some of the other places add 15 to 20% to their single prices and then give you
98
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
bradloeks  (1) Illinois | June 15, 2010
Stopped here on my way through Grand Rapids on a recommendation. This is an impressive store, as you walk in there is a beautiful wall of Belgium and import cork finished bottles on your right. The back half of the store is all beer. For the most part this is a very organized and well laid out store. Their selection of Michigan beers is amazing not to mention the prices are very fair as compared to other retailers that I visited. Every beer is available in singles; you can take a single beer right out of any six packs to build your own. The service was excellent; I was greeted as I walked in and talked about IPAs with the clerk who was very helpful in picking out some wonderful Michigan brews. Shook my hand on the way out and had me join their email list. One of the most notable stops during my trip...wish they had one of these in Oak Park!
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
milewide  (24) Grand Rapids, Michigan | May 19, 2014
Fine selection. Owner, Rishi, quickly knew the local availability of ales on my "to try" list. Promotional pricing is good, but many brews, like Arrogant Bastard Ale, were $1 more than other shops. 3/18/10 rerate: Now sells singles of every beer in the store. Lots of cases of the "hot beers" on the sales floor. Be sure to check Rishi for a discount on large purchases. 5/19/14 rerate: New, very impressive, store! Easy to find singles of almost every beer available in area. Prices are a bit higher than competitors, especially for large format bottles.
96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
lacey1975  (1) | March 8, 2010
I learned about this place from people at the winter fest beer tasting. Everyone serving the beer at the event spoke very highly of International Beverage. I have lived in Grand Rapids for a long time but had never stopped in. My parents buy a lot of wine from this place so I guess I always figured it to be a wine shop. Wow! Was I wrong!! The beer selection was absolutely fantastic and well organized. I usually do all my beer shopping at Siciliano’s. Overall Siciliano’s probably has just a touch more beer, but I felt this place had better beer. The Belgian beer selection was maybe the best I have ever seen. I’m picky about dates and the beer seemed much fresher than most stores in the area. The staff was very helpful, Adam helped me with the beer and I even picked up a bottle of wine for my parents thanks to Rashi! Bottom line I couldn’t believe that I had not visited this place earlier…I would give the beer part of the store a solid A and overall store an A+. It is a one stop shop for those with that enjoy good beer and good wine!
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
rumproasts  (208) Grand Rapids, Michigan | May 3, 2012| Updated January 29, 2016
extremely friendly staff (particularly rishi himself) and impressive selection. almost all items are available as singles. i haven’t been able to figure out the pricing though. nothing appears to be marked other than bombers. new location features an improved selection, far less clutter, and better organization. prices are the only major difference between here and sicilianos. on most items, prices are quite competitive. however, occasionally, i see bottles that are at least a couple bucks higher than other stores.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Mattman09  (3) , | October 17, 2014
90
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Travlr  (2618) Charlotte , North Carolina | January 15, 2012
Large place with a massive beer selection. Whereas many liquor stores also do beer, this one looks like it does beer first and foremost, and also does liquor. It’s obvous that this collection has taken the staff quite a while to put together. Everything is available as singles, of course, and the staff is helpful and knowledgeable. A must stop while in the region.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
cratez  (256) Toronto, Ontario | December 27, 2011
Visited on a quiet Sunday afternoon in October 2011. Atmosphere: attractive layout, wine and spirits at the front, beer in the back. We were the only ones in the store so I had plenty of room to move around and browse. Service: at first the clerk seemed a bit indifferent; however, after we chatted for a while he dug out some fresh Centennial IPA for me and recommended a couple Michigan lagers for my girlfriend’s dad (it was his birthday). Selection: comparable to Siciliano’s and larger than most stores that I’ve come across in the Great Lakes region. I grabbed bottles of Bell’s Pale Ale, Oarsman, Lager Beer, and Octoberfest, Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter, Founders Curmudgeon and Pale Ale, Shiner Bock, North Coast Brother Thelonious, and Ommegang Three Philosophers, among many other beers. A half-case of singles and two 6-packs came to $48, which is reasonable in my books. Overall: a great alternative to the competition with very fair prices. Picked up a few gems that I couldn’t find elsewhere and left for Graydon’s a happy camper. Check this place out.
90
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
sm0key  (10) Michigan | April 14, 2010
One of my favorites. Rashi is very friendly, and knows his stuff! Great selection of both beer and wines. Can’t complain about prices, either. Always have a nice conversation when there, too...
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
amg800  (38) Ada, Michigan | June 8, 2009
It’s a great place. Been going there for years. The owners know alot about their products and are very willing and able to help you find anything you need.

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