The Brew Crew rules! Like Mahar’s...Oliver’s makes living in Albany all the more bearable!
They have a great selection of micro-brews to choose from. The crew is friendly and always in a good mood. I usually hit them up on Friday’s straight from work because they sometimes have cases of bargain beers, dirt cheap.
How can you not LOVE Oliver’s?! The staff is great, friendly, and [sometimes] knowledgeable. Their selection is the best in the area and among the best I’ve ever seen. The best part is that if you can’t find a beer you want, they will order it for you – all you have to do is ask!
mfp13jr (45) Glenville, New York | April 15, 2014| Updated April 17, 2014
Love coming to Olivers. Great selection for what we get in NY. Beers are separated by region, with the US taking up most of the room. There is also a newer Cider section for ciders only. Love the create your own six pack. And they just added tons more selection this week, April 2014!!!
This place is excellent and it’s a shame I didn’t know about it when I lived in albany - I’m beating myself over the head , because it’s better than anything I can get to now,for buying singles. Everything is available in singles and organized by state or country like a great beer library. The selection is downright wonderful, including some old stuff, and it seems ot be kept well. Lots of brewers represented, not a library of congress of beer but the best beverage store I’ve been to yet, and I’ve been to the best in philly, north delaware, and south jersey. The staff are indeed somewhat dumb kids, although the one girl who checked me out definitely respected what I was buying, and they were helpful while I was shopping. I even got a free glass thrown in for buying so much. I literally enjoyed the hell out of myself, my grirlfriend even let me go ahead and said nothing. In the end I bought 3 mixed sixes and two boxes full of bomber/750’s, and I could easily have doubled my purchase all with new beer I would be excited to try, save for luggage space in the car and finances. A definite must hit place if albany is anywhere near in your way, I regret not knowing about this
and mahars when I lived here for over 20 yrs. Stupendous and a place good enough that it will draw me to visit my parents in Albany whenevr the cellar gets a little thin.
Best place to get beer hands down. Has a great selection and the prices are pretty competitive. It’s like going to Mahars but not paying the mark up. There isn’t much to the place, basically shelves with beer, but doesn’t need much else.
Eye-opening selection of domestics and imports. Truly mind-boggling, compared to what we have in Vermont. For example, nice to find Sprecher and Lagunitas, many NY state micros, and also the full range from Weiherstephaner and other German brewers. John was helpful, and great to talk with. Super store.