Outside, this doesn’t look like a major beer place, but inside all becomes evident. Shelf after shelf of singles (I doubt there is anywhere close to 1000) to choose from. Service is friendly and always available. My only concern is the price - I purchase 5 six-packs of traditional singles, and the tally was $100 (understand the regular six-pack price of each selection would average about $10, which means a 60% mark-up from normal profitable prices). Obviously, I really liked the place, but would like more reasonable pricing.
Visited on a Sunday in the early afternoon after RBSG. Dedicated parking lot. Not many people were here when I visited. I checked out the tap list and was surprised to find they had a few nice sours on tap. I had a Bullfrog Kriek while here that was very nice. The bottle selection is large and they had a lot of nice things available. My only complaint is the pricing. Individual bottle prices seem to be higher than I would expect by about double. I think a lot of that has to do with the beer laws of PA, so I’m not going to count that against them too much. I built a six pack and bought a large format bottle from Perennial. I would come back just for the tap list. They also had a kitchen and the food looked like it was pretty good, so if I could swing it, I would plan to have lunch here.
I drove from Columbus just for this one beer store and holy mutha’ it was well worth it, they are in a league of their own. The bottle selection is the biggest I have ever seen, and if they don’t have it it’s probably not available anywhere. The guy who runs it is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I’d give it 130 if I could. Also they have a bar with more beer on tap.
Large assortment of beers to select from. It didn’t have everything I was looking for but I was able to get a good sampling of a variety of types at a fair price. It is great to be able to buy by the bottle instead of 6 packs or by the case. I’m sure I will return in the future to pick out some others to try.
Pretty far out from the city, sort of in a bad area and the parking isn’t great. Bar area is pretty cool with plenty of tap selections. Bottle selection is nothing short of insane. Everywhere you look there seems to be something that you didn’t think could be had in the area. Everyone I encountered was incredibly friendly and helpful. Prices are a little high but I don’t mind paying a premium for stuff I can’t find elsewhere. Didn’t get a chance to try the food. This place is a must see if you’re anywhere in the area.
Dedicated parking, which should not be a problem. Going through the middle door where the register there is a corner of bottles on the left. The rest is to the right through a narrow hallway which has coolers on both sides which opens up to a good size room with beer on shelves in the back, the bar is in the front of that room. The place is sort of a dive. I had a guy that tried to help me almost the whole time. They get some rare stuff on draft and bottle from time to time. If they have a 1000 different labels I would think they are not much above that. I was particularly looking for local wheat beers, which they had only one. Bottles are expensive, but welcome to Pennsylvania. I bought four bottles, one local and three fairly rare beers. Website is not real specific on what bottles they carry. Website does seem to be real time of drafts. It is a good ways north from Pittsburgh, so I would have to go for specific bottles.
It’s not as big a place as I thought it was going to be, but at last they have their own parking lot. Vibe was dive bar meets used book store. I liked that most of what they offer, and they probably have 650-700 bottles, they had a solid pick 6 for a tenner section that has a lot of local craft stuff. Most of the bees they offer are a bit more expensive then you’d find in other states. They also had a few bottles from brewers like Crooked stave and Epic and prairie artisan and you will pay dearly for them. They also have a bar with 30-35 crafts on draft. It’s a pretty good store by PA standards and probably worth the trip if you’re looking for la rarity or two. .