I’ve been making trips to North Joisey for my full-time job recently and decided to check out Super Saver over OakTree for a change. One thing is for sure, Super Saver is easily accessible from Routes 202, 206, 287. Big liquor store with some good deals on wine and spirits. As for the beer I thought there was a great selection and good prices. Vintage beers are marked with dates and reasonably priced as well. When I was there service was just a cashier and a guy stocking wine. It did not stop me from purchasing some hard to find beers at good prices. My next trip to North Joisey will have me stopping at Super Saver on the way up and possibly OakTree on the return drive.
This place has a wide selection however the aisle devoted to the single bottle beers was rather unorganized. Multiple spots for one beer, missing or incorrect price tags on shelves, and cases stored on the floor which left the aisle too narrow for more than one person to walk all made it a challenge to shop. While the selection was good and the prices fair to reasonable on most items, I found it to be a rather unpleasant experience in which I left empty handed.
This place is great. A full service discount liquor store with an amazing selection of beers and a bunch of guys who know their stuff. They keep special stuff off the shelves and only give it out to people who are educated enough to ask for it. So keep that in mind.
Just like any other liquor store- except its enormous and they devote an aisle to single craft beers. Great if you dont want to get a six pack. Very good selection but prices are a little high. Somerset County dosent allow beer to be sold in grocery stores so this is really convenient. It has a really grungy atmosphere and service is kind of shoddy but for this beer selection you wont mind at all. Kind of upset it took me almost a year of living here to find it.
Recommended to me by local Dickinsonbeer. Very large (I mean HUGE) store with a 20% dedicated to beer. Large selection with hundreds of different bottles. Not very pleasant to shop at, the place has a warehouse end-of-line-sales type of feeling. Staff don’t know a thing about beer. This store is less than 30 minutes drive from Oak Tree (probably New-Jersey’s best beer store) and I think it is worth visiting both. I did find interesting items at this store that were not at Oak Tree. Like Allagash Tenth 10th Anniversary, Fullers 2004 + 2005, Unibroue 11, etc. Prices are mostly good. This place is not very good as far as cool new releases are concerned but I think the beer geeks all shop at Oak Tree and the turn around seems to be rather low at Super Savers. So for the cool new releases you go to Oak Tree and for some older vintages Super Savers can be surprising.
fizzban (9) whitehouse, New Jersey | December 26, 2008| Updated April 28, 2009
This place used to be awesome, then it was sold to new owners and i heard its beer legend was fired. Its been downhill since then. its always been disorganized and no one knows anything. Still has a good selection even tho its been going downhill
The store has changed hands several times in the past two years, and you can tell. Although the employees are now in uniform, and can be picked out of the crowd, good luck trying to get some help from them. If you are lucky enough to find one that will help you, their knowledge of the beer as well as the inventory is sub-par. The selection has definitely taken a beating since their old beer manager left. At least you can now find him at Readington Wine and Spirits.
Yeah, the store is a little dumpy and the service wasn’t exactly engaging, but there are tons of beers in this place worth drinking. The Vintage section was particularly interesting with some cool finds like 2000 Ramstein Winter Wheat, Westmalle Dubbel and Tripel from the early 90s, 2000 Orval, and others. Some of the sixers were split up, others weren’t and that kinda sucked a bit. I wasn’t wowed with the Belgian selection, especially their lack of funky or sour beers. Oh well. Regardless, it’s totally worth your while to make a stop. Huge selection, and some crazy finds.
There is a strange duality about this place, since the prices can be hit or miss, the service is nothing special, the place is rather dumpy, and the beer department is totally unorganized. However, it’s also easy to find, and the selection of styles and brewers is well above average, with a standout Belgian selection and an aged/vintage selection that rivals anywhere I’ve ever been. Good whiskey selection too. Weird joint.