If Bruisní Ales is beer nirvana, than this is itís triangle cousin. It hard to beer an old train depot in an old warehouse district for ambience. The deletion was extensive and deep with local, regional, national, and International craft covered. They also have a bar in the back so you can cruise around with a lint in your hand. They guys that work there are beyond passionate when it comes to beer. Itís places like this that make me wish I lived in Carolina sometimes.
Parking is $5 in the lot right in front of this place, I parked quarter mile away at a half hour spot. Some prices were good others were high. Big variety of beer on shelves and some quality ones. They will not break up six-packs even when asked. Nothing rare, but good selection, and got some help with my list, I would say others ratings are a bit high. Small bar in the back of this place.
Visited on a Saturday night after trying beers at the nearby Crank Arm Brewery. A bottle shop with a really nice selection of singles. They also had a really cool selection for the 6 beers that they had on tap at the time I visited. Definitely worth checking out this bottle shop when in downtown Raleigh. Prices seemed a touch high, but not unheard of for a bottle shop like this.
When I walked in the door - HOLY GUACAMOLE, I just about had a beer-gasm! This store is totally devoted to beer. They have the brews divided up by country, as well as a special section for North Carolina beers. I went nuts snapping up stuff that you canít get in Atlanta - at least not currently. The counter people were very helpful in pointing me towards the stateís best brews. The only drawback is they wonít break up six-packs, but thatís just their way. Cíest la vie. This is a must if you visit Raleigh. Parking is adequate and free.
Finally managed to drag ass over here a month or two back and was impressed. Nice and spacious (and well used space at that), a woody warehouse feel with bottles and crates just everywhere. Well laid out and organized, good prices, and pretty much anything available in the Triangle appears to be here (more comprehensive than the other Raleigh bottle shops, for sure). Nice taps on too, and really fine service.
Strebs (218) St. Louis, Missouri | June 23, 2012| Updated June 10, 2013
Rochefort 10 at $6.69 is reason enough to stop here, but the fact that you can request any of their bottles that are broken out of six packs to be chilled and quaffed at the bar for the same price is flat out ridiculous. I would compare this place to the Beer Cafe in SF, except Tasty has no corkage fee.I was very
impressed by the number of regulars even though this place has not yet been open for a year.
The owner and his staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, especially a guy named Critter.
Came here after dinner at the pit a few weeks ago. This is a really cool shop. Very well set up. They had a bar in the back with 5 or 6 taps and barstools and everything. They had 5 or 6 different Stilwater beers on tap Yes I will have one while I look around. Very friendly service. And the selection is quite good for NC. Maybe the best in NC. Rivals Sams and Brusin Ales in terms of selection. Had a good conversation with the two dudes there ( I think one of them was a owner) and hope to get together with them sometime to enjoy some brews. Fun store that I would definitely frequent if I lived closer.
This is a great beer store. The people are quite friendly and helpful. The selection is quite nice, and organized very logically; they even have a local section of North Carolina brews on their own shelves. Great stuff.
However, I have two complaints:
1. Not all of the beers they sell are available as singles. I go to stores like this specifically to buy singles, and if theyíre not available as such, I wonít buy them.
2. They labels are awful. I like places where you can glance at the label on the shelf and know immediately what it is, where itís from, and a description thereof. This place just has a hand-written labels. A tad annoying.