if not for hiawasee blvd, this would end up a huge hit. two hearted in florida for gods sakes! the abscense of the service present in the other ’branch’ is what really hurts. they still have the entire CCB line, so how bad can it be?
Stopped in here, but was quickly redirected to the larger store that is 5 miles away. The selection of craft beer is very small (though some decent offerings), but the service was at least great. Not worth the stop if you have a car and the time to visit the Orange Blossom location.
This is a small liquor, beer and wine store located in a strip center anchored by Publix. The beers are on shelves and in coolers to the back and right. There were a few single large format bottles and some six packs, mostly regional stuff. The selection is fairly small but the prices good.
GT (672) San Diego, California | December 28, 2011
I’m almost tempted to have this one removed from ratebeer. First it causes a lot of confusion with the larger beer focused store on Hiawassee slash Orange Blossom Trail. Second, this store is about 2% beer with a minimal selection in the back. I did find De Dolle Oerbier Reserva here and some CCB Good Gourd. So...maybe not all is wasted coming here but selection is very small. 40 different bottles MAX.
I went to the wrong one... The selection is pretty nice given the size of the store. However nothing really stands out. I’m sure the staffing is different now, but the last time I was there no one could help me find a St. Bernardus ABT 12 - I eventually did find it though.
DuffMan (346) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | February 13, 2011
Came here thinking (mistakenly) that we were walking into a beer nirvana, to find that selection was, well, a little lacking. Sure there were a bunch of Cigar City big bottles, and about a dozen other Eastern American singles for purchse, and about 20 imports or so, but that was all. Then the owner told us to get back in our car and drive another 10-15 minutes to the Orange Blossom Trail location for over 800 beers to choose from. So that’s what we did.
Found this place while i was looking for the Fire Academy. Has a few bottles, some craft stuff, but mainly a liquor store for sure. Compared to its store across town bearing a similiar name.....well it really doesnt compare.
Just a clarification - this is NOT the location with a huge beer selection. Apparently, a few reviewers have mistakenly placed ratings for the Hiawassee Blvd store here. This is a rather average liquor store in a strip mall with a few choice beers in the back section. Not a bad little selection - DFH, Allagash, St. Bernardus, Great Divide and several others of note, but nothing to write home about.
peter48er (6) Liverpool, England | January 16, 2007| Updated April 24, 2007
On holiday from the Uk over Xmas and New Year 2006/7. Stocked up twice at the MetroWest location during our 3 week stay and couldn’t have found a more eclectic and varied choice anywhere back home. Majored on US Craft/microbrewery beers as these are so hard to get in UK. Not a single disappontment. What fantastic flavours and such a wide choice. If you are into Belgian beers ( which I am) they stock an amazing range. Overall I cannot recommend this store too highly and would urge any lovers of ’real’ ale to visit, whether resident or on holiday.This post relates to the South Hiawassee Blvd store, as no other site is quoted on this site at the moment.