Stopped in around xmas because my wife’s grandparents live close. Nice clean well stocked store. Prices are avg for PA. Been following on FB and they seem to do a nice job of posting new releases. Wish I was closer.
njnut (46) Toms River, New Jersey | December 14, 2013| Updated September 2, 2014
Small store packed with craft and imports. I traveled to store as did a few people I spoke to at the tables in front of the growler fill station. Nice employees, was asked if I needed help several times. Many holiday gift packs, much more than normal stores. They seem to have a killer relationship’s with their distrubutors. Worth a trip, to bad it is not a bit larger, the store itself, they could us some room. Well done. Update.... they have food in the growler area were they sell flights, pints and cheese platters. Food is fried bar fare. The growlers they sell are also much nicer than other stores. German made snap tops in two colors with two glass styles and several handles. They are worth the trip alone. I upgraded the rankings in service and selection. Service because I went in twice during the holidays when it was mobbed and these guys were running around still helping everyone even people buying gifts that had no idea and ven one day last month when one guy was running the whole place, food, growler station, checkout and floor and was doing a fantastic job at it all. Selection because I just have not found anything close to this at all. UPDATE, service continues to be the best of any store I visit and the same staff is there when you return showing good ownership. My local has had 4 beer guys gals in a year.
UDBeernut (301) Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida | September 8, 2013| Updated September 28, 2013
smaller store with an awesome selection. sours, barrel aged beers, on shelves. clerk was very friendly. must stop in when coming to town.
Being from Quebec, Canada, I went there as part of my yearly US beer quest and vacations. I had high expectations after reading other reviews here and boy...in fact I was SO flabbergasted right after stepping in...it was surreal. After taking two steps I found some Mikkeller Rauch Geek Breakfast, which I had been looking for for the past year and a half...right there the pace was set! I just couldn’t stop looking around and the bill couldn’t stop getting higher either! If I wouldn’t have stopped in Westmere NY on my way to Philly, I would’ve spent all my budget here. The ratio of rare brews they had in there was astounding. North Coast Oaked Old Rasputin, Goose Island Madame Rose are only two examples of rare delicacies I was able to see there. Honestly, I spent about 110$ but I could’ve easily spent 500$. Ambiance is OK, I mean, it’s a beer store, but it’s clean, well organized, and well...the sheer amount of selection just fills you with joy and spikes up the ambiance score by itself!!! Service was super, Willlam (the general manager) showed/suggested me a couple of outstanding brews, we discussed a bit about Quebec brews (Dieu du Ciel, which he had behind the counter) and was super helpful. Prices were good, maybe a dollar more on some bombers compared to upstate NY or VT. Overall, this could be my one and only destination for all my US and unobtainable (in Quebec) imported brews. Too bad it’s a 8 hours drive away from me!
Just went here recently...my wallet hurts! I couldn’t stop grabbing things off the shelf! Simple setup, bar at the back, Evil Twin and Russian River stocked, huge cooler space. Beer, beer, and more great beer. If you haven’t, just go.
Big selection of both domestic and foreign craft offerings. Haven’t been to a ton of Philly beer stores but this one was pretty good. There was a bar in back but after waiting for a while no one came out to pour so I skipped it. Would stop by again if I was in the area. Pricey but I think that just goes with the area.
If you live in the area - within 100 miles - stop here. There are over 2,000 bottles on the shelves and in the coolers along with ~15 taps.
The gentleman working at the time was very knowledgeable about his beer and showed me some plenty of good choices. He even pushed me away from some higher priced "hype beers - he worried more about my drinking experience than selling me expensive beer. I like that.
All kinds of treasures here. Go hunting!
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.
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.
A really cool little store. Has a great selection, but the day I was in there I couldn’t find any Cigar City (I think that’s the brewery’s fault though). The guy working there is really knowledgeable. The tap list had some rare stuff, so it was nice to drink such good beer while shopping for other good beers.