changeup45 (109) Lake Mary, Florida | January 12, 2010| Updated October 13, 2010
Online Order. There’s not much I can say that hasn’t already been said. I’ve heard so many good things about Joey and South Bay and have contemplated an order for a long time, but for one reason or another didn’t get around to it until now. Ambiance is based on the website, which I like quite a bit. Selection is excellent, with all those west coast greats we can’t get in Florida. They seem to sell out of some stuff quickly but I guess that could be deemed a good thing as the stock is probably kept fresh. Prices were about what I expected. Joey was extremely friendly on the phone, offering some nice tid bits on a couple of the beers I was ordering and let me know of upcoming releases. And get this, he shipped the same day we spoke! All in all the entire process was easy, maybe too easy as I’m already contemplating another order. Thanks Joey!
Backlog rate, mail order rate. This store is now Bine & Vine. Same owner Geoi but now with a nicer physical location, better website, and better shipping license. With South Bay, you could not have beer shipped legally to certain states including Maryland so I had to have boxes shipped to an address in DC, which was annoying. However, South Bay was able to score a bunch of California rarities like Bine & Vine does today. The most epic of which was a 1 bottle limit on Duck Duck Goose. I don’t think any store doing online orders has ever had something quite that awesome. Service was amazing and continues to be amazing with Bine & Vine. So don’t worry when you read this one is closed. It is simply new and improved.
Did an online order with Geoi and he was tremendously helpful and quick at processing everything. Selection is top-notch and the prices are fairly standard. Beer is shipped in very sturdy packaging, arrived in perfect quality and very quickly. Would definitely order from here again.
Online order. Great experience and I plan on ordering from here again. Service was extremely quick. Joey got my box of beers out within hours after I placed my order. Box was packed great, too. Even got a followup email thanking me for my order and to enjoy the beer. Really cool move!
Was very pleased with the service I got form Joey in ordering online. I ended up ordering Confluence, Interlude, Hottenroth, and Consecration for my first order. I actually just placed a second order as well since the first went so well. Professional box job that was sent to my work. Very timely and great communication. Can’t wait to stop in when I go to Cali.
Gas stop quickie mart feel. Lots of good brews though. Nice selection of some rarer items. Pricing is pretty standard, nothing unreasonable. The guy there (Joey?) was very nice, and I could tell he knew a lot and loved beer, which was great. Nice store, definitely worth a stop if you are in the area... but it is WAY down there.
South Bay Drugs has a huge selection of beer and Joey is very knowledgeable and helpful. I still regret early in my craft beer passion turning down a Isabelle that he just got in. Oh well. The convenient store feel is a little strange but the beer makes up for it.