You can’t do better than this anywhere in the area. Helpful staff. Great/hard to find beers. Nice cozy atmosphere. Also nice to be able to pick up some chocolate, cheese and cigars if ya need it. Everyone who works there is very gracious, whether they want to admit it or not.
Boone is not a big town but it’s apparent that there are beer lovers in the area. Not a very large store and the beer competes with wine for space but I did find some fairly hard to find items and there are a few local gems. Staff was polite and humorous. You have to make a point of looking around every nook and cranny to find everything available. Absolute must if you’re visiting Boone.
This place is awesome. I felt like I was on a treasure hunt the entire time I was browsing. The shelves are just kind of haphazardly stocked with a good variety of brews. I found a few rarer things still in the boxes on a bottom shelf. Peabody’s has quite a few things that are difficult to locate in the area. Their own Appalachain ale is cheaper than Bud by the case, I had to pick up a couple just to give it a try. The staff was very helpful and curteous during my visit. Obviously this place is absolutely mandatory for a beer lover who visits little Boone.
I absolutely love Peabody’s! I am going to miss it when I move out of Boone. They have a great enviroment. The staff is always helpful and open to any questions you might have. But the best part of Peabody’s is the fact that they are always improving and expanding their selection of beer. I recently found a brew that I have been looking for that I didn’t think I would see out of New England. This place is great. Always helpful.
DrBayern (39) Morehead City, North Carolina | October 12, 2005| Updated May 2, 2007
Peabody’s has steadily improved over the years. Everyone that works there is very knowlegeable about beer, and will to talk with you about it. It’s always a pleasant experience to shop there. Until recently, their selection has been limited by state law, not their choice. With the passage of the new law in NC allowing up to 15%, they are aggressively adding new beers weekly. It is one of the best beer stores in NC.
slang (13) Columbia, South Carolina | October 4, 2005
This rating is from my sophomore year at App., but they did hastle me about my (very) fake ID... still got the beer thou. The inside was very comfy, and dark... very wine oriented too. The selection was great (almost all cold) and not waterdown w/ bullshit. I think I bought a 60 minute IPA sixer, a 22 of Lost 8 ball stout, some allagash, and a Youngs Double Choc. That was like 2 years ago, so check em out. But then again this whole area is beer savey, so you won’t go w/ out.
Great little store nestled in the mountains. Store has a nice selection even though NC cannot enjoy the BIG beers. Brandon is very knowlegable and a great person to speak too when you enter the store. You wont be disappointed with what they have for where thye are located.
Bigsilky (10) Charleston , | June 26, 2005| Updated January 2, 2006
Nice store. A little cramped, but for all the right reasons. Amazing selection of imports and microbrews. Some beers thought to have been long gone are here. More english and german imports than I have ever seen elsewhere. German rauchbiers, bottle-conditioned stouts, 12 different rogues, just wonderful. A lot of classics here and pardigms for the styles they represent. Also plenty of warm beer to survive the long drive home. The staff was knowledgable and engaging. Wish I could of singled some stuff out, but I guess that does wreak havoc on stock rotation. The only thing the store needs is a little more space and the 6% cap to be removed. Rerating: After the cap has been lifted. Super selection of what eveyone else doesn’t have. All the standards(Chimay, Rogues, Duvel etc.) Huge quantity of Thomas Hardys’ 2004, (with no limit on how many you can buy!!!!) 90 minute, Pangea, Olde School, Mocha Java Stout, De Dolle Belgians, and an obscene amount of stuff never seen before. Definantly worth the drive.
This place is a Beer snob’s dream. The employees will help you get good beer that will get you drunker than a nine eyed....
ross (59) weddington, North Carolina | March 29, 2004| Updated June 16, 2005
beer store in boone. there is alot of beers here, including beers that are hard to find in the other stores. avery beers, left hand, lost coast, alot of NC brews too. they have cheese and a small cigar selection. they also have wine, but i never look at it because they have beers. i have never talked to the staff other than the check out, so i dont know if they know their stuff about beer or not. no need to talk to them if you know yourself, correct?
updated 2 years later:
this is by far the best beer store ive run across in north carolina. the guys that work there are awesome, and they all know thier stuff about beer. they are starting to get in a few belgians and they have a constantly updated supply of beer. their wine selection is top notch for this town as well. too bad i am graduating, i am going to miss my (almost daily) runs to peabodys. cheers