JCB (289) Durham, North Carolina | September 18, 2011
Been here twice now on my way back from the heartland and each time managed to score a couple boxes of sweet stuff. Nice to see stuff from Upland, Three Floyds, and Bluegrass here along with New Albanian and other regionals. Certainly the national stuff is well represented, with Stone, Founders, Bells, Southern Tier, et. al. Service was really helpful too. What’s especially nice about the LB locations is their growler station option. Picked up a couple cheapies from Sheltowee (and I mean cheap, like 6 bucks for the Java Dawg). And with this joint right alongside I-64, it’d be foolish not to stop if you’re passing through.
Big store lots of liquor, good selection of beer. Pretty much what we can get in the Detroit area, prices are competitve maybe a touch higher. Bluegrass Brewing (BBC) and Brownings are two good locals you can get here.
These are BIG stores with a lot of options when it comes to beer and liquor. Louisville and Lexington, KY locations.
If you can’t find it here, it might not exist.
The down side is I think the prices are a bit high and not consistent from store to store.
I first visited Liquor Outlet (old name) in college and thought it was pretty cool. Years later, I been to hundreds of stores. And this liquor store continues to rank up with most. The prices were always great (though I understand KY raised the taxes on booze in April or May of 2009). The beer selection is a whole aisle and while you may not be able to find the very top of the line imports, the overall selection of domestic micros is impressive.
They have bottled beer and beer on tap to fill growlers. The tap beer area was not cleaned. The floor was sticky and fruit flies were everywhere. You’ll see better variety if you look in Indiana, which is 10 minutes away.
Easy to find location with large parking lot in the front. Service was freindly. Selection is held on shelves and walk-in cooler with bombers and six packs. I found new beers including two BBC brews made for Liqour Barn. Beer store food and large selection of package liqour and wine. Great place for good brews in the tri-state.
(Visited 7-14-08) The last stop on my beer tour for the summer- and it was worth the wait. It’s set in a strip mall, but don’t let that fool you, the place is huge! Had an isle devoted to bourbon which I just had to grab a bottle or two. As I went to the beer isle, I noticed endcaps with 750’s and bombers on unique stuff (Stone vert, homewrecker)- had to grab those. My amazement was that I kept saying aloud,Haven’t tried that, heard that was nice, haven’t tried that... 2 isles and a walk in cooler later, I had a full cart of beer. My only complaint- couldn’t make 6’ers of my own choosing- DANG!!! While the staff are ok, I was there for the beer, and had the task of explaining to the wife why my cart was full. Perhaps I should see my mother in law more often who lives nearby...
Huge liquor store with two aisles devoted to beer and a huge walk in cooler. Decent selection of beers both local, regional and most major American brands. Decent foreign selection too. They had a build your own six pack in the back so I made myself a six pack of so-so beers. After walking around and seeing a few six packs with beers plucked out I asked if I could build my own. They said yes and I went ahead and joyfully made up six packs of Stone, Arcadian and anything local that sounded interesting. Five six packs and three bombers later I left the store happy.
Way out of my way, but worth a trip every now and then for the selection. Huge walk in refrigerator section as well as a huge isle of warm beer (I feel like the isle has more to offer). This place is a must check out in my book, my only beer (as I mentioned with the other party stores I have rated in Louisville) is with the lack of singles and bombers. There are some nice high end singles/750’s like special releases (and they do have worldwide stout and 120 minute, when in stock, in singles). But, if you are looking for a good six pack, hit it up. And, as far as food, service, and ambiance... its a party store so I’m sure you can figure that out for yourself.