Visited on June 5, 2012. Hands down the best beer store I’ve ever been to. 16 taps to enjoy while shopping, and they do flights of those. Shopping - over 2200 beers in the store. I picked up Sucaba, Old Viscosity, Deliverance, Red Poppy, and Angel’s Share. Ridiculous number of rare/outstanding beers, beers from all over the world - just spectacular.
Has a nice classy feel to it as you enter with walls lined floor to ceiling with bottles of beer. Many bombers and six packs displayed for your viewing pleasure. The 12 ounce bottles are mostly packed in the coolers. I was slightly disappointed with their single bottle selection as they had many sixers of stuff I wanted but would only want one or two of. Still, loads of selection! I wanted to have a pint at the back of the place but was in a rush. The lineup looked real nice though. Growlers are available and was told they’ll fill any you bring ’em. The guy behind the register was real friendly and extremely knowledgable. If I lived a bit closer I’d be here all the time.
Easily one of the better stores in all of PA. Incredible breadth and depth, especially in American micros. I thought the PA selection was a little week, considering their location, with more focus on California and Midwestern beers. Lots and lots of Belgians, but the English and Germans selections are pretty thin. Very friendly, lots and lots of beer. The draft list looked incredible and I wanted to try three or four of them, but I didn’t have an opportunity this time. Looking forward to going back.
The owner Derrick is still organizing the place but he has a nice set up you walk in and he has all of his seasonals on shelving to the right his checkout counter is to the left and he has lots of shelving behind there as well ....... as you walk past all of that on the right he has a long cooler thats basically 12-15 doors (didn’t count) and an equal amount of shelving on the left side in the back he has taps a bar/growler fills with some food ...... everything they have in the cooler they have on the shelving which is always a nice option ..... prices were a dollar or two more or less compared to some other bottle shops ..... the guy has tons of money tied up in inventory I can tell you that. Lots of obscure micro breweries and the shelving goes up 12’!! I have no idea who will be getting people those bottles but it was fun to check out all of the brews and the store is organized/laid out well ...... the owner said to go along with his cigars he is going to concentrate on getting some high dollar brews (utopias he hopes and cantillon) he had some belgians I had never seen before (one was $36 a bottle) .... He had nothing priced which sucked, but he said he was working on it .... All in all I’d say the guy is definitely in the business so its worth a stop in.
Stopped in here yesterday while I was in the area. I have always heard great things, figured it would be as good a time as any to see what all the talk was about.
Long, thin shop with bottles in every nook and cranny. Atmosphere is pretty good. There are people mulling around the tables drinking beers and looking at the bottles. Service was pretty good. I was asked a few times if I needed help, which I did because they apparently don’t put the prices on any of the bottles you may actually want...
Quality and Selection were both quite high. They have a TON of bottles in this place, lots of things I would love to try. I didn’t have a lot of time so I did a quick once over and picked up some belgians I haven’t seen in awhile.
This is definitely one of the best bottle shops I have been to. Prices are a little high but the selection makes up for it. I will definitely return in the future.
Place #100!! Another milestone! Located in a strip mall along a fairly busy road outside Philly. It’s a pretty small place, with only a long but narrow aisle. But that aisle is filled with beer! Room temp bottles on one side and cold bottles on the other. A great feature of this store, which I unfortunately didn’t have an opportunity to partake in, was the bar in the back. There are also high-top tables and chairs down the middle of the room. I had my two daughters with me on this trip, so I didn’t have a chance to see what the store was featuring on the taps. There seemed to be only one gentleman working at the time, but he didn’t offer me any kind of assistance (not that I needed it). I walked out with two AleSmith bombers for about $22, so the prices are a little on the high end. I don’t get out the Doylestown area much, but if I ever do, The Beer Store will definitely be a must-stop. If you’re in the area, I would definitely recommend a visit.