West Lakeview Liquors

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Beers At West Lakeview Liquors

NameABVEntered
Ballast Point Mocha Marlin6%7/12/2017
Pipeworks Arowana 9.5%6/16/2017
Pipeworks Baklabot 9%6/12/2017
Scratch Kvass4.1%6/12/2017
To Øl Smoke On the Porter - Fire in the Rye13.2%6/11/2017
Pipeworks Dark Matter Machine Iteration 2.06.2%6/5/2017
Spiteful God Damn Chocolate Vanilla Donut Pigeon Porter8.2%4/7/2017
Pipeworks Vanilla Abduction10.5%4/2/2017
18th Street Under Crown 9.9%3/19/2017
Pipeworks Spotted Puffer9.5%3/16/2017
Band of Bohemia The Noble Raven Ale 6.6%3/12/2017
Lake Effect Old Brown Ale6.2%3/6/2017
Marz Duchess de Bridgeport6.3%3/5/2017
Arcade Ars Memoria7%2/25/2017
Arcade Rye Resolution6.2%2/19/2017
La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #2511%2/5/2017
Hop Freshener Series: Lemon & Grassy8.5%1/31/2017
Fantôme Dark Forest Ghost6%1/19/2017
Like Minds Exiled Saison6.3%1/16/2017
Avery Tangerine Quadrupel10.1%1/14/2017
Pollyanna Lexical Gap7.3%1/13/2017
Pipeworks Mango Berliner4%1/13/2017
Pipeworks Devil Firefish9.5%1/11/2017
Cuvée St. Antoine Blonde8%1/9/2017
Maplewood Fat Pug5.6%1/7/2017
Allagash Émile7.2%12/4/2016
De Molen / Närke Goths & Vandals 11.1%12/1/2016
Off Color / Amager Dino’smores10.5%11/29/2016
Almanac Hoppy Sour: Azacca7%11/29/2016
Spiteful Enraged Eric8%11/26/2016
Upright Fatali Four4.5%11/23/2016
Spiteful Irrational Ian9.2%11/2/2016
Three Floyds Yum Yum5.5%11/1/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA9%10/25/2016
Breckenridge 72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout - Barrel Aged7.2%10/25/2016
Pipeworks Unicorn’s Revenge10%10/19/2016
Pipeworks Scarlet Betta9.5%10/18/2016
18th Street Temporal Purgatory5%10/12/2016
Prairie Birthday Bomb!13%9/13/2016
Pipeworks Attack of the Devil’s Lettuce9%9/10/2016
La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #2411%9/6/2016
Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPA9.5%9/5/2016
Like Minds Horehound Double IPA9%9/3/2016
Marz Diliner Weiss 4%9/3/2016
Marz Adaora 5.1%9/2/2016
Lake Effect Inland Sea Series - Lake Nipigon6.5%8/18/2016
Lake Effect Inland Sea Series - Lake Huron 5%8/17/2016
Pipeworks / Old Irving Holloway4.5%8/16/2016
Revolution Citra Hero IPA7.5%8/1/2016
Draai Laag R2 Koelschip4.2%7/9/2016
Marz Smoak Centennial6%7/8/2016
Mikerphone Jibboo7.75%7/8/2016
Une Année Esquisse8%7/8/2016
Pipeworks The Mighty Thor10%7/7/2016
Pipeworks Lil Citra4.9%7/7/2016
Hailstorm / Transient / Mikerphone Stop Collaborate & Listen9.8%7/2/2016
Three Floyds Space Station Middle Finger6%7/2/2016
Mikerphone Somnambulist3.5%7/2/2016
Pipeworks Fairy Basslet9.5%7/1/2016


82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
ARH  (99) Chicago, Illinois | January 19, 2014
There’s a lot of rare beer in a small shop (both domestic and imported). Also a great destination for glassware too. Didn’t really pry too much into the beer knowledge of the employees - although they were attentive - but by the selection, i gotta say they probably know their stuff. Just visiting this place expanded my beer wishlist significantly. Mostly bombers and 750’s with a handful of sixers.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
theisti  (884) Kansas | April 10, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
Small wine and beer shop connected to an even smaller specialty grocer. Some wine up front, beer in coolers down one side, many beers in rack across from the coolers. Service was friendly and attentive. Selection was pretty great, seemed to have all the interesting beers available in Chicago. This was the first time I had seen the Half Acre cans, they look great. This was the best bottle shop I hit in Chicago. Nice shop, easy parking midday on a Thursday.

82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (1010) Sunnyvale, California | January 4, 2016
Free street parking, a little challenging but not too bad. Store is a bit smaller than I expected, but selection makes up for size. A lot of quality beers inside. Annoyingly there were a lot of IPA/DIPA’s sitting out at room temperature, but otherwise this is certainly a beer lovers heaven. Staff is knowledgable and friendly.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho  (286) Minnetonka, Minnesota | January 27, 2007
A nice find. I think think I had heard of it before and then they had the Nogne tasting last night so I took a car, train and bus to get there. Unfortunately they were out of the advertised Ølfabrikken Porter before the tasting even began. Still managed to pick up some cool stuff, like several brews in the Nogne line, which are brand new to the U.S. market. They also had Avery Collaboration, Not Litigation. This is a very small store, and every space is utilized to the max. On one beer shelf of single bombers, they only have room to have 2 bottles deep of any given beer. So, if you take both bottles, they immediately refill the shelves. The store specializes in Belgians and also has a large distribution of French brews. One of the folks that owns/runs the store also is an importer for Shelton Brothers. My impression was that there were beers in this store that either you can’t get anywhere else in Chicago and/or they haven’t gotten to any other stores yet. American micro singles are limited, but it’s a quality selection. Definitely worth a visit. It’s a 9 minute bus ride (152 EB) from the Blue Line Addison station. The bus drops you off right on the corner where the liquor store is, so very convenient. Prices are a little high for some brews, so if you can, try to get 12 bottles for a 10% discount.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff  (190) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | September 21, 2011| Updated November 27, 2011
Ordered from this place as much as i could, probably why i have no savings left .. . selection is killer .. emails are taken care of with 24hrs and the lady running the beer, Kristina, is dedicated and friendly .. one of my favourite online ordering shops..
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
satan165  (102) River Grove, Illinois | March 28, 2008| Updated September 1, 2008
ive come by here twice. i stopped by to get the new hitachinos when they came out a year ago. i bought some older hitachinos as well that i had had before, and they actually were ’old’! they were full of sediment, apparently had been on the shelf way too long, pretty unacceptable when im paying about $6 for a 12 oz bottle. came back again recently to get the three floyds saison and all was well. however i also remember the 1st time i went a girl behind the counter told me that delerium tremens ’sucked’ and i should not buy it when she saw me looking at it, certainly not the case. for better or worse, this is one of the most important beer destinations in chicagoland, like it or not.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist  (18) Media, Pennsylvania | January 28, 2009
Small place but a lot of hard to find stuff especially the imports. Hit this after Binny’s and found quite a few different bottles. Some bottles seemed very expensive but most stuff less than i usually pay in PA. Parking was pretty easy too.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni  (176) Swedesboro, New Jersey | October 26, 2010
Great selection of hard to find singles. A bit pricey.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Crosling  (70) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 4, 2008| Updated October 5, 2008
Visited during Dark Lord Day. Not often will you find a place with such a passionate staff. That’s the highlight here, not like the beer selection isn’t great, it is, but it seemed like the entire staff was passionate about fine ale. I spoke with several of them for awhile, and they visit Belgium, taste different batches of the beers they sell and are very knowledgable about everything. You get the sense that they sell every beer that is worth selling. The selection is very nice. They seem to specialize in Belgian ale and lambics in particular, but they have a lot of fine American crafts and other imports as well. I really think West Lakeview is an impressive establishment.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO  (28) Wauwatosa, | May 10, 2009
Cozy corner store. Asked if I needed help, I said "I’m ok" and was left to browse. Selection is not vast, but a great deal of odd and a handful of rare brews I doubt I would find anywhere I usually go. The best way for me to describe it is: I can go into Sam’s(Marcy) or Binny’s(Niles) (which I get to every two to three months) and find 5 to 10 "new" brews. There were well over 30 brews that I have neither had nor seen before at this store. I found the prices to be comparable and perhaps slightly less than the other "local" stores I frequent. Drove around the block a couple times prior to realizing that the lot behind was not private, and for the store. A definite addition to my must go to spots, at least when I am in the area.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
downender  (454) Bristol, England | March 21, 2009
Visited 4 March 2009. A god send for Chicago in that it was the only place I visited that offered single 355ml bottles for sale. Interesting offerings of Founders and Bells, although the Three Floyds’ offerings were low in anticipation of a delivery. Staff were friendly too. Only a short walk from Addison Brown.

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