A big upgrade from my last year’s trip to Orlando with lots of hard to find Belgians and an overall full selection of Belgian, French, Avery, and Rogue. Cantillon at $18 was a must get. Zanzibar,T smise Dubbel, McChouffe line including new triple, Ettaler and other Germans I have not seen elsewhere.This is a very good beer store and rivals the selection in Boca Raton for the best I have seen in the state to date. Still not a 5. Missed the owner Jason who is off on Sundays and Mondays, and may have shown me a series of beers not on the shelf yet.
Really the only craft beer store in Florida- but it’s still massively awesome. Alan is the man! Super nice, very helpful. Has done a lot of favors for me above the call of duty. Selection is excellent- a bit pricey. But get ready to come home with no less than a case of crazy rarities. Whenever I’m ever slightly near Otown I stop by.
Visited Jason and this is a guaranteed beer entusiast. A nice assortment, including DFH Fort, Girardin, Flying Dog Weizenbock, along the ones mentionned below. Reasonable prices, and do mention you saw his store on Ratebeer, as he is also a member. In Feb 2006, selection will take almost half the store, and this place will compete with Beers of the World, Half-time, et al....Well, Ill have to go back to FL.
Rerate Stopped by here in March of ’06 again - humongous selection of Belgians all displayed nicely and stocked well - no empty shelves. Jason is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Spent a good 45 minutes just chatting about beer, the business and RateBeer. Also have a great assortment of hard to find British gems. Solid selection of western breweries as well. Prices are reasonable as well. If you come to town to visit Disney - make this your first stop! Original Stopped here on Christmas Eve of 2004, friendly and knowledgeable service. The manager spoke with me for several minutes and proudly displayed the many Belgians he had for sale. Excellent selection for the area. I picked up about a dozen I did not have yet. Will make this a regular stop when in the Orlando area.
So a buddy and I made the trip to Olrando from Ft Lauderdale just to visit KS. And wow. Before I mention anything I have to say that Alan is just amazing. His beer knowledge puts him in the status of true beer god. What a great guy. And the selection is amazing. Jolly Pumpkin, Mikkeller, Weyerbacker, Oskar Blues, DFH, Cantillon, and TONS more. Perfect beer store and well worth spending a full day just to visit for 45 mins!
stopped there with ibrew2or3 on our way back to Tampa.
Wide selection of beers, many good imports. A lot of the Italian beers, though always priced high.
A good spot to visit while in Orlando.
A must visit for any Belgiephile or wannabes. Not the place to find many local beers but one of the best Belgian selections in the southeast if not the entire country. Incredible selection. SoLan hooked me up very nicely and even gave me a tulip when I told him I only had the cheap motel plastic cups to drink out of. Great staff - a nice young lady even tried to force vodka on me just as I got through the door. Dump the wife (or husband) and kids off at the hotel and cruise on up to check this place out - 3 miles south of FL-408 or about 1/2 mile north of Conroy Rd
This place will be a mandatory stop for me each time I’m in Orlando. Nice selection of hard to find beers and Belgium beers. I came away with some LW Lees ales, a Schlenkerla I hadn’t seen before, Trappistes Rochefort 6, 8 and 10 and a couple of domestic craft brews. I could have picked up so much more. But I’ll be back.
The ambiance isn’t anything amazing, but surely nothing bad. It’s in a strip mall and pretty crammed, but it’s more than worth it.
The service was fantastic. The manager was working when I was there, and he was great. He knew exactly where everything I needed was and even gave out some samples - what a great guy!
The selection was fantastic. It wasn’t the largest I’ve ever been to, but it was one of the best in terms of styles, vintages, Belgians, brewers, etc... TONS of great stuff here... surely the best in Orlando, if not Florida.
The value was pretty good. I ended up buying a couple of beers and was quite happy with the price, and I mean, samples as well, come on!
Overall, if you’re in Orlando, you must go - there’s just no choice. GO!
Visited last December after flying in to Orlando from Toronto for work. (I would have got there sooner had the GPS device not been in simulation mode... grrr!) Wonderful selection, I was not disappointed until later when I realized how much all the good stuff had cost. Well worth it though, and the service was quite helpful. The owner wasn’t there but the guy who was finally got on his cellphone to him to try and find what I had on my list, which was nice. Definitely worth the gander, if you’re in town, as they have some great brews available.