Vintage Estate Wine and Beer
Taps: 27 / Bottles: 1,100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 94 | Reviews: 80 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rhoadsrage:
4.65/5 rDev +0.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place is in a little strip mall and it doesn't look like a beer mecca at all. As you walk inside there are two small tables to sit at with rows of wine behind them. Flanked by the wine is one wall of beer in coolers and one wall of warm beer. In the back is a small bar with 6 taps and a white board with the brews of the day. They were all craft beer and if I wasn't trying to beat a blizzard home I would have stayed for a beer or two.
The cooler has a good number of local 12 oz singles with more bombers and bigger bottles as you work your way down the cooler. They have a decent selection of Belgian beers and more on the not so common side that most places. The warm beer selection is just as strong with many of the same beers. They had a good selection from Stone, Alesmith, Souther Tier, Jolly Pumpkin, Bell's and many more. I only saw one Alesmith on the shelf so I asked the owner if they had others. They were so busy they hadn't put out the new ones so he got four other varieties of Alesmith out of the boxes for me.
This is a great place to find regional beers aswell as some gems from other countries.
12-30-2007 17:05:59 | More by rhoadsrage
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This spot was voted the best beer store in the world and I whole-heartedly agree! Phill is an extremely accessible owner and very knowledgeable. Everyone (owner, staff, and patrons) is so friendly and helpful. The selection is unbeatable. After visiting this establishment, I don't ever want to buy beer anywhere else. Thank you Vintage Estate and thank you Phill!
07-20-2014 23:53:21 | More by Malt-i-Grain
4.61/5 rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I've only been here a couple times, and haven't tried the food or bar. Haven't spent any time in the wine room, so I can only speak to the beer-to-go section. The place doesn't look big, and it's not. But they do pack an awful lot of fermented goodness into the available space.
The beer selection is separated into 4 main sections from what I remember--Belgians, "other" imports, domestic crafts (with a subsection dedicated to regionals), and "new stuff". There is also a large refrigerated cooler on one wall. The first time I was there I was offered a brief "tour" and explanation of how everything is organized. I like how they group things by breweries, rather than styles. That way I can see everything they have from Founders, Lagunitas, Fat Heads, Stone, North Coast, etc. without having to go back and forth. The overall selection is not the best I've seen, but probably better than 75% of craft retailers.
Prices are well within the reasonable range, given the extensive selection. I look forward to trying the food sometime soon.
03-13-2014 16:26:26 | More by glass_house
Vintage Estate Wine and Beer in Boardman, OH
100 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.