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Vintage Estate Wine and Beer

Not Rated.
Vintage Estate Wine and BeerVintage Estate Wine and Beer
BA SCORE
100
world-class

96 Ratings
Ratings: 96
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 7.13%
Taps: 27
Bottles: 1,100
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

7317 South Ave
Boardman, Ohio, 44512-5718
United States
phone: (330) 629-8080

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @vetastinglounge

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Reviews by slander:
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4.44/5  rDev -4.1%

It’s a beer store, halfway between here (at that moment, Pittsburgh) and there (Cleveland). Had received some good praise from across the state line to the east, if ever I’m out this way, sure. Easily accessed in theory, as with someone’s shitty navigator, we came in the long way around. And nicely conveniently opening early enough that I don’t feel the burn of daylight being wasted; other than a killer selection, I can ask for little more...

Triple wide; Wine side, beer store side, and through to the far lounge side. We started in the center square. Shelving up front (imports, holiday and seasonal winter offerings, gift packs, magnums, jeroboams, etc., everything from Fantome Pissenlit to the always unnecessary 9L St Feuillien Tripel), and to the side (American craft singles arranged by brewery. Seems all of the Ohio goods are here; Great Lakes, Hoppin’ Frog, Thirsty Dog, Brew Kettle, Mt. Carmel, Buckeye, Rust Belt, Ohio Brewing, Elevator), with more past the break, and the far wall holding a length of coolers with tap handles mounted above. Reasonably, there is very little décor to a beer store other than to say “Brewery placards adorn”. In the middle of the room sits an awninged up bar counter space with hightop seating for 20 from both sides, and a center round table. 6 packs lining above over bordered strung lighting. 7 raised roundies past there and something of a bar in the rear corner.

12 taps across 2 towers of 6 each on the barback wall over stainless steel, glassware shelved below and growlers on the other wall. Only 11 taps live just now, craft beer from east to west (Otter Creek 10th Anniversary Copper Ale, Magic Hat Humble Patience, DogFishHead Festina Peche, Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, Three Floyds Alpha King & Gumballhead, Bells Best Brown, Killians Irish Stout, Lagunitas Sucks, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Rogue Yellow Snow Ale). See the way I just slipped that Killian’s Stout in there? Yeah, whatever. We have opted to breakfast with a pint of Alpha King. Lovely. $5 pints (does not suck) & growler fills. They also do mead, wine & beer flights here.

And through to the lounge side, a tight little room holding a 12 seat “L” shaped wood bar with a lip and foot box. 4 upright bar towers with 3 taps each along the way. Bourbon & scotch shelved on the barback wall, with a wine cooler in between. Stemmed glassware below and cupboard space to both sides. Pliny, Cantillon Fou Foune and other empties not available displayed tauntingly atop. Beer glassware just off the bar. Adjacent slight bar counter and 5 tables up front. Cool art and a board to the back listing tap selections, ABV’s, pricing, 8, 12 or 16 oz pour size distinctions, and pricing for a 4 oz pour.

12 taps generally not for $5, these are a bit pricier, yep. 2/3 of them are American craft beer from end to end with a few Ohio offerings in between (DogFishHead My Antonia, Southern Tier Krampus, Ohio Brewing Jingle Bell Ale, Great Lakes Christmas, Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas Ale, New Holland Dragon’s Milk, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel, Ale, Anchor OSA), and the other 1/3 are imports (De Ranke Pere Noel, N’Ice Chouffe, Lindemans Framboise, Porterhouse Oyster Stout). Coulda done a De Ranke Pere Noel but this was to be a one and out. That, and it isn’t noon yet and I’ve already dined on a pint of Alpha King.

Interesting beer store with its collective 2 dozen taps for the drink and growler fill. Tap beer was fresh (for the pint that I had, anyway). Service people engaged and were deflected as necessary. I see why it gets the marks it does. Good selection of the goods and reasonably priced. I pulled me a few each De Dolle Oerbier Reserva ’10’s, De Proef/Tomme Arthur Reserve Signature Ales, and Grass Roots Wachu Saisons and motivated (handsome) Ed towards the door. Great Lakes awaits.

slander, Feb 25, 2012
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Vintage Estate Wine and Beer in Boardman, OH
100 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.