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61 Ratings
Ratings: 61
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 14.81%
$$$ - a bit pricey
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275 Beavercreek Rd #C149
Oregon City, Oregon, 97045
United States
phone: (866) 286-9722
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Notes:
***Liquid Solutions CLOSED for new orders as of January 27, 2010, and liquidated all merchandise by early February***

Online store, specializing in West Coast and Vintage beers, mead, cider, and tea.

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mentor

Colorado

1.6/5  rDev -63%
quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | $$$

AVOID USING LIQUID SOLUTIONS!!!

Placed a ~$175 order for a seasonal release I was eager to get. Big winter storm hit, so I wasn't concerned when the order didn't arrive in a timely manner. Waited, waited, waited. No package. Charge went through on the credit card statement that arrived in the mail later that month. Called Liquid Solutions and got no answer. Sent an e-mail...no response. A month goes by, with several calls and e-mails. Never an answer and never a response. Posted here on BA...nothing. Finally contacted the credit card company and asked for them to reverse the charge on my card. Four months later, the charge is credited to my card. The seasonal release I wanted is long gone. And, of course, this fucker collected interest on my money while I went through all this shit to get it back.

04-05-2009 05:36:51 | More by mentor
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$

I brought from Liquid Solutions one time, and definitely plan to buy from them again. Go to their website, and click on "The Wall of Beer" They will tell you how many varieties are in stock.

The quality of beers available is great. Nice selection. I was able to order Alaskan Smoked Porter from them last year and thought it was fantastic. Next time maybe some Russian River, Stone, Green Flash, Deschutes, or a nice combination of these and some others.

Some beers are available as bombers, some single bottles, sample packs, cases, and 12 packs. It's hard to go wrong with such great selection.

03-22-2009 20:37:53 | More by hardy008
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Halcyondays

California

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

I have bought from Liquid Solutions twice online now. The website is very easy to navigate and follow and I like that they give a little blurb about each beer which is nice when I haven't heard of something. Their selection is very good, lots Pac NW local beers and a lot of stuff that's not distributed here in CA such as Dogfish Head rarities and Great Divide. On my recent purchase I got some DFH Punkin' and Immort, Elysian Night Owl, and some Boulder brews among others.

Service - I'm going on their delivery service. I've never talked to anybody, but they are prompt, I like the emails that they give you through the whole process. Both times I've gotten my packages in 7-10 days, less than the 2 weeks average they post on the website.

Quality is top notch, I've never had an off or stale beer out of the 2 dozen I've purchased so far, and I've never had a broken bottle, the beers are very well packaged.

Price I gave $$$ just because the shipping is quite expensive about 40% of my purchase on 12 brews. Pricey, but for beers I can't get without driving to Arizona or further, it's certainly cheaper than gas.

In conclusion, a great online store, I plan on using them again soon.

10-30-2008 00:43:47 | More by Halcyondays
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koopa

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

I've placed about 20 orders via Liquid Solutions in the past year and a half.

Quality: 90% of the "Wall of Beer" is of exceptional quality. If there ever was a "sure shot" for newbies to pick a beer on the site at random and order it, its LS.

Service: Every time I deal with Matt Maples I feel like I am interacting with a real quality human being. That's especially impressive and nice considering all of my dealings with him have been via website, email, or phone on occasion. He knows his stuff, he has a heart, and he takes care of his customers.

Selection: While LS does lack most east coast USA micro's, it makes up for it in west coast micros, belgians, germans, and various other brew.

Value: Mainly pricey because of shipping costs to the east coast. They really don't gouge as much as smaller retail stores would for the products they carry.

10-15-2008 00:49:50 | More by koopa
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MTNboy

Germany

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

I'll be honest I have only used their website but I have never been to their store for the most part they are great to work with.

The site is one of the better beer sites I have ordered from. When you're like me and sometimes you can't remember the name of a beer you have but remember what the logo or bottle looked like this site is great, most of the time they have pictures of the beers they carry in stock. Along with the picture there is a narrative that describes the beverage you are inquiring about. The list at the wall of beers is great too. It allows you to view beers by style, price, alphabetical or place of origin making it fun and user friendly.

Service: It seems like I waited forever for my last order but other than that I Have no real complaints. The boxes they send the bottles in are insulated and padded well. I use the packing to store beer and cider in my cellar.

Selection: It is great. I would like to see more beers from around the country but I do understand that they are on the West Coast and they are going to be more focused on West Coast beers. Overall there is a great selection of Macro's, Micro's and major breweries. They carry beers from all over the world but mainly one that are not real hard to find there are some surprises though especially with the German beers. They also have great selection of wine, mead and cider. I love cider so works out great. I am not really a mead or wine guy so I can't actually speak for that but I know they carry a lot.

Price: I do however think they are a bit too pricey. After the shipping depending on where you live an order can get quite expensive. I only use them for West Coast stuff that I can not find on the East Coast or Mid West.

09-07-2008 02:51:28 | More by MTNboy
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PhxHorn

Arizona

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$

A big selection of beers, which you can see on the website. I'd ordered Abyss just a couple days after getting an email for the pre-order. Periodic emails let me know the status of the product and the order.

I did have one small issue; we were invited to email him with additional product to fill out the order. I sent an email, and the next day noticed that my credit card had been charged for only the Abyss. I called Matt and the situation was fixed. But if I hadn't noticed by checkng my bank account, it would have slipped by.

The beers were well-packed, though the shipping charges were a little high. I get the impression he's making a nice profit on the shipping, as well as the beer. Not a bad outfit overall, though, in the end and he delivered on everything I ordered.

02-09-2008 05:27:28 | More by PhxHorn
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Floydster

California

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This place has an amazing beer selection

They are currently are carrying Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Stout, four Nogne brews, most Great Divide brews, Deschutes 19th Anniversary and Hop Trip, three Hair of the Dogs, a few different Full Sail Brewmaster's Reserve series, Dogfish Head 60, 90, and 120 Minute IPA, as well as their nice fruit beer, Fort, and even have some Bridegeport Hop Harvest that just came out

The owner is a super nice guy and is willing to talk for as long as you would like about beer

Great place and I am so glad I came across this gold mine

10-04-2007 21:12:36 | More by Floydster
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dnichols

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

Matt runs a great shop. His beer selection is very respectable. However, his love of beer and his knowledge of his product make it a joy to stop by and by a stash of great north west beers or fine imports. The store largely supplies the internet market (I've ordered from them as well as visiting the store), however, if you visit the shop it does have beer on the shelf as well as in a medium sized walk in cooler. The store hours are somewhat erratic for a casual shopper, but calling ahead guarantees someone is there to reqard your drive to Oregon City.

08-22-2007 20:53:49 | More by dnichols
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sleazo

New York

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

I just recieved my first online order from these guys. It took about two weeks but I was able to get so many west coast brews unavaiable to me here on the East Coast. I got some Yulesmith winter and summer editions, a couple of Avery brews, some Brazilian, Austrian beers, and a few other goodies. They have an awesome selection, the only thing I could have wanted was some Russian River and Port brewing. Everything was packed extremely well. They say the order will take about two weeks so it was expected. I will definintely order from them again when Yulesmith winter is released. For anyone without access to good west coast brews and a little extra money, try this place out. Shipping for about 8 bombers and 4 12 oz was about $25 but i suppose you'd pay that in trade anyways. Delivery came FedEx

08-15-2007 22:42:10 | More by sleazo
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udubdawg

Kansas

5/5  rDev +15.7%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I visited the area while on a road trip in July and decided to pay Matt Maples a visit. I've ordered beer from Liquid Solutions 6 times so far this year, and while one order was lost (before it was shipped - no biggie, and I just reordered) the other 5 arrived quickly, in perfect condition, and each beer has been excellent. Not many online retailers will even ship to Kansas. (don't get me started). Shipping isn't cheap, but is in line with what I've paid elsewhere.
I even use the styrofoam shipping containers I get from Liquid Solutions on my road trips - just pack them into my car and fill them with delicious beer from around the country. The styrofoam protects the beer admirably from the heat of summer while I make quick stops...but I digress.

Matt has an enviable selection of beer for sale, and unfortunately some that aren't for sale - He auctions rare/vintage beers on his web site and it was tough to look at the wall of future auction material and not start offering him $$$.

I picked up some HOTD, Pannepot, Caldera pale ale, and others that slip my mind at the moment. Matt knows his beer and if I had the time I'd have enjoyed staying and talking about beer or further drooling over his collection.

It's too hot in Kansas for me to order beer from Liquid Solutions right now, but I can't wait for it to cool a bit, as I see more stuff I want has shown up since I left! If in the Portland area, why WOULDN'T you stop in here?

08-12-2007 20:15:43 | More by udubdawg
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