This place is awesome and it is so good to see a real beer store in Greenville. I was reminded of The Beer Growler in Athens which I visited the day before. The Community Tap is also a sparse, efficient dedicated beer store though they had a bit more interesting of a selection. Some rarities from Thomas Creek, Mikkeller and miscellaneous good Belgian breweries spice up the options, but there aren’t so many beers that it’s overwhelming or rotation of stock appears to be an issue. There are actually 9 taps including one of their own beers, an IPA, which is brewed specifically for them by Thomas Creek and tastes really good. Prices on most things are right in line for the SC market, i.e. cheaper than I’m used to paying in TN or NC. The Community Tap is one of the more excellent beer stores I have visited in a while.
Clean sharp looking bottle shop with a growler station but you can also grab a pint there and sit in the back. Opening a bigger space next door, got a feeling they will use the space well. Service is friendly, but more helpful to the locals than non locals, its a buddy buddy feel. Nice varied selection of lots of locals with other harder to find beers like BA Siberian nights. You can break sixers down from anything and create your own six pack, good for the tickers. Really solid selection of drafts. Top spot in Greenville for bottle shop and drafts.
Swung by this place on a roadtrip a while back, and was very glad to have made the stop. Tucked away just a few minutes off of 85, it’s located in a quaint looking part of town. Dark wood decor, a bit of breweriana, and a cramped space well organized and well stocked. Righteously friendly staff, and I very much enjoyed my chat over the 15 minutes or so that I was there. Picked up a few nice bottles (like the Westbrook Farmhouse IPA) and sampled a thing or two on tap. If I’m ever in Greenville again (or on my way to Atlanta) I’ll gladly stop in.
Exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful service. Excellent mix of brews on tap: 12 taps. Selection limited to higher quality craft brews.
Plenty of free parking. Soon to sell beer for consumption on premises.
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | February 18, 2011
A nice selection of beers for growlers and a store reminescent of Bruisin’ Ales in the quality over quantity presentation. Prices were alright and the help was friendly.
In town visiting friends this last February, and this place (which I have been wanting to visit since it opened) is just down the street from their new house. Hurray for me! Stopped in the first night to grab a growler of something. They had about 10 taps for growler fills (no consumption on premise), all of which were standout beers. We grabbed a growler of Avery Maharajah. A guy and a girl were working at the time. Both were friendly, but not overly helpful. Great selection of bottles here. The Belgian section was what first stood out to me. Those aren’t usually my ’cup of beer,’ but I was impressed with what was available. Great to see a lot of different breweries represented than I can’t find in the Northern Carolina. Prices were decent. And the vibe/presentation was very cool. I will definitely be back to this place when we visit again.
[Side note, if you are visiting and find yourself at this store, make your way across the street to Henry’s Smokehouse for some BBQ. You will not regret it.]
Feels like family. Mike and Ed are the owners and can answer any question you have about wine and beer. While I’m reviewing it for beer purposes, the wine side of things is very good. Great staff, and a great selection. There is also a tasting room where you can sample or enjoy a pint of what is on the growler station. Good ambiance and you’ll want to go back again and again.
Got to drop in to see Mike and Ed this afternoon. The store is quite easy to spot from the street with their sign above the door. Walked into a atmosphere and layout similar to CBX but a little more open. Wine was in racks in the center of the store with a shelf lining each wall holding brews. There was also a small chiller that housed some brews. In the back it is setup like a bar with 6 stations for growler fills. Very hard to go wrong here as the bottle selection was quite nice and so were the growler choices at the time. Mike and Ed are awesome guys and love to talk beer and wine, so feel free to hang around and chat. I will definitely be going back to stock up again in the near future.