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BA SCORE
98
world-class

75 Ratings
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.02%
$$ - reasonable


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1338 S Main St
Blacksburg, Virginia, 24060-5526
United States
phone: (540) 953-2675

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Reviews by Jimmys:
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$

This place is AWESOME. Let me just start with that.

Selection is absolutely out of this world and just about everything is offered as single beers for the unsure. I literally just walk around in awe when I go deciding what to buy. The staff really knows their stuff as well. Whether it comes to beer or wine, they know whats up. They also have free beer and wine tastings every Friday and Saturday. Just one more reason to go!

My only real complaint is the prices. It is really easy to run a bill up just buying a couple quality brews. But hey, you get what you pay for.

If you are in Blacksburg, attending VaTech, or just visiting you need to check this place out.

05-05-2009 01:56:18 | More by Jimmys
More User Reviews:
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scubagray

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$

Living in West Virginia, the craft beer selection is very limited. It is worth the two plus hour drive twice a year to "stock up" on the beers that are unavailable in my area. I have been making this drive since 1996 and the selection continues to get better. Great selection of micro's, import's, and seasonal's.

04-10-2014 14:58:56 | More by scubagray
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Storning

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-03-2014 13:22:35 | More by Storning
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JohnathanColeman

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

01-29-2014 00:57:13 | More by JohnathanColeman
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dmk91

Virginia

4.97/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Great beer selection, good price. Kegs are even pretty reasonable. Huge wine selection also. Fridays they have a free beer tasting, with usually 3-5 beers, they also do wine tastings on saturdays if I remember correctly. Staff really knows their stuff and is very friendly and helpful. It is well organized and easy to find what you are looking for and also very easy to just have a look around.

11-13-2013 19:27:59 | More by dmk91
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

10-13-2013 15:04:15 | More by JasonTaverner
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

Spent a day in Blacksburg recently (second time ever) and sought this place out due to comments here on BA. I'm glad I did. I'm from NC and this bottle shop carries a lot of great stuff that's not available in my neck of the woods: Firestone Walker, Maine Beer Co, Troegs (to name a few), and of course, a lot of locally crafted brews. The beer section isn't huge but it covers a lot of brands and styles. The service is impeccable. I had a list of brews I specifically wanted and the guys found my stuff quickly and helped me carry the haul to my car. I'll stop by every time I'm in the area.

09-23-2013 18:43:25 | More by Mantooth
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

Great location, selection, and price. Not to mention a very knowledgeable staff who are willing to help with any questions that you might have. Owner personally took me around every part of the store and explained the different styles of beer to me in grave detail. Very pleased with the Vintage Cellar, will definitely be going back.

03-29-2013 02:21:51 | More by PaulsBrew
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$$

I visited the Vintage Cellar on a Saturday during a day trip to Blacksburg. I am from WV where good beer is nearly impossible to find so this place was amazing to what I am used to.

Atmosphere was good, it was about 4:00 on Saturday so it was pretty crowded. As others mentioned, wine is in the front, beer in the back. I like how the beer was separated by region. My only complaint is that it was pretty crowded in the beer section. The shelves are all very close together and every time I picked an isle to focus on, it seemed like I was in someones way.

As for quality, they pretty much have the best beer selection possible in the state of Virginia, so I'll give them a 5 for that.

I was never approached by am employee the 30 mins I was there, but as I stated earlier, they were pretty busy. I did overhear a conversation with an employee and a customer and he seemed like he Definitelt know what he was along about, making great recommendations.

Selection is the best you could possibly ask for in the area. I brought my BA want list with me and crossed off many from my list, including two 4packs of FBS. The only thing that keeps me from grading selection a 5, is that I've ordered online from them several times, and they won't sell many of the popular beers to online customers. I understand keeping beers for local customers, but I've ordered about ten times now from them. They've even told me once that they didn't have beers in stock, I drove there the next day and saw them on the shelf.

Prices are about $3 more per bomber more than most. Plan to pay up to a 40% mark up on special release bottles.

Overall this place is awesome. I live almost 2 hours away but usually make a trip down here about once a month. You could easily spend $100's of dollars here.

02-19-2012 17:24:28 | More by Treyliff
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cyclonece09

Maryland

4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This is a specialty wine and beer store, located near a state run liquor store and a grocery store. The quality of products and selection is good, although at times, it is advised to look at dates. They have pretty much anything that is distributed in Virginia. Prices are based mainly on singles, although there is a light discount for buying 6 packs or cases of one beer. Also they receive most limited releases. The staff is very helpful if you ask for assistance, and will guide you to what you want (in both beer and wine). Overall, this is a recommended store. In addition, if you want to try different beers, join their beer of the month club, which gives you a $10-20 mixed six pack of highly rated beers. Definitely a good way to try many different beers. Also, they have beer tastings on Friday afternoons, which is a time to try some beers and sometimes talk to a brewery rep.

02-08-2012 05:12:15 | More by cyclonece09
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Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA
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