If Bruisn’ Ales is beer nirvana, than this is it’s 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. It’s places like this that make me wish I lived in Carolina sometimes.
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 can’t get in Atlanta - at least not currently. The counter people were very helpful in pointing me towards the state’s best brews. The only drawback is they won’t break up six-packs, but that’s just their way. C’est la vie. This is a must if you visit Raleigh. Parking is adequate and free.
A near perfect beer establishment...what’s wrong with it...really nothing...i only didn’t give it a perfect score because at least somewhere has to be better right? In an old train depot it has atmosphere like no bear store i’ve been in. The ~6 seat bar allows you to drink some amazing NC and other (Epic Biscotti Break for me) stuff while you shop. The selection from all countries is extremely broad and deep more so than any store i can think of though others might have more rare (Healthy) or deep of a kind (Belgians at State Line) theirs is the most well rounded I can think of. Prices were very reasonable (at least for a New Yorker) and the staff so helpful in picking out rarer local stuff I wouldn’t have known about or can’t get distributed in NYC. They were generally interested and eager to talk beer And they gave a great restaurant rec (Pool’s around the corner.
I recently visited Tasty Beverage Co. and have to agree with anyone that proclaims this one of the finest beer stores anywhere. The setting is really cool at the Raleigh Depot in downtown Raleigh. The staff was friendly and greeted me soon after entering the store and offerred their help. The selection was incredible; I am sure that I walked through each rack at least 4 times just to take it all in. Prices were comparable to other stores I have visited in the area. Overall, one of the finest stores anywhere and certainly a must visit if you are in or near Raleigh.
Strebs (221) 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.
Holy cow, I absolutely loved this place. Just a couple doors down from Crank Arm and across the street from Boxcar. Parking looked like it could be interesting on a weekend, but that’s why Uber and your two legs were invented. Bottle selection is the best I’ve seen in North Carolina, rivaling the shops in Asheville. U-shaped bar with a dozen seats. Taplist was small but interesting. The locals immediately adopted me when they found out I was on a beer trip and I got lots of great advice, and a few beers as well. Staff were terrific. Awesome place.