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world-class

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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mikesgroove

South Carolina

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

Had my first online order through these guys. You seriously cannot beat their selection, if you look at the virtual wall of beer on the web page, it is just unreal. For someone who is in the southeast, the quantity and availability of those west coast brews is unheatd of. Again website is pretty self descript, easy to navigate. The prices on most things is pretty darn cheep. Shipping can be a bit high, but it really is everywhere so it shouldn't be too much of a suprise. Prompt safe shipping is the key here. Not really much else to say except by far best selcetion of brew from an online store. Only downside is their is really no personal interaction, which is fine if you are just ordering, but it takes some of the mom and pop aspect out of it, but for those of us with no access to these brews, a place like this really saves us.

07-16-2007 02:27:33 | More by mikesgroove
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msubulldog25

Oregon

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

I happened to be near Oregon City so I decided to map LS and pay the shop a visit. Reading back through the reviews, it looks like virtually all are rating the 'mail order' experience only. The few that mention visiting the store reference the former location in the SW suburb of Tigard. So it's my pleasure to offer the first review of the Oregon City storefront that LS has called 'Home' since Summer 2006.

First of all, this is not a location you'll find on accident. It's at the back of a non-descript office-park, a small concrete building with almost no signage (just a few scattered beer signs and a lopsided banner hang in the window). The famous 'Wall of Beer' has yet to been re-erected; the front room is currently a few tables and shelves, a limited sampling of bottles and a register, also a few packages waiting for pick-up. Currently, it ain't much to look at...

Then I met Matt Maples, owner of the place. Friendly and enthusiastic about beer: that says it all; I couldn't have asked for a nicer welcome. I had been admiring some aged bottles of Samichlaus and HOTD Fred that were part of an upcoming auction; without a word he led me back to the warehouse and showed me several shelves worth of aged beers, each more impressive than the next: JW Lees from the mid-80's, aged Chimays, Orvals, more Samichlaus, Fred Batch #4, etc, etc. WOW.

We chatted beer for a good 15 minutes, I saw the storage area and cooler, shipping area, etc. A fairly small operation in a moderate-sized warehouse, but quite impressive nonetheless. Broad selection of beers (with a few wines, etc to the side), though many bottles are in limited quantity; it's no surprise that sometimes things seem to run out almost as soon as they're listed on the website.

I only bought one item - a reasonably priced bottle of Midnight Sun/Pelican Conspiracy, but would certainly come back for more. Prices seemed comparable to area bottle shops and selection is very good, especially in the 'PNW' category.

Recommended to do business with these guys!

04-14-2007 00:53:07 | More by msubulldog25
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Jredner

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$

This is my favorite mail order location. They have a massive selection of beers that includes many PNW goodies such as Hair of the Dog, Deschutes, Full Sail, Siletz, Dick's and many more plus they ahve a damn impressive imports selection and a solid selection of California brews that can sometimes be hard to get elsewhere. Shipping is pricey as they use new styro-shippers for every order, but your beer always arrives safe. They have a very easy to use website, but can be difficult to get in touch with if you e-mail. I assume they are fairly backlogged with orders. Still, I have ordered from them more than any other store so that says it all.

02-07-2007 17:39:21 | More by Jredner
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

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

Just received my first order from Liquid Solutions and I can say that I'll definitely order from there again.
Besides the convenience of sitting at my computer and browsing the selection. There are a lot of beers available via that site that I simply just can't get locally. Not to mention several rare, hard to find beers as well.
For instance my recent order was for some Peche Mortel that I've been trying to locate for about 9 months to a year.
The prices are reasonable, even including the shipping. The place is ran by Matt Maples and sometimes he can get a little busy, imagine that. But I'm willing to wait if that means I gain access to beers that I normally wouldn't.
The shipping is done with styro-shippers and protects the beers well. Liquid Solutions is a wonderful asset to the micro beer world. I enjoy the store and the concept and foresee myself utilizing their website to place several orders for beers that I can't get.
Highly recommend. Exercise a little patience and you will not be disapponted.

01-25-2007 02:47:49 | More by FtownThrowDown
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

This review is based on three mailorders in the span of four years.

The most recent order that I recieved from LS, went very much like the other two.
Matt is a nice guy, but I think he gets buried with orders from time to time. Items that are out of stock will slow up the order, so call to confirm he has it all, or be prepared to wait indefinately. The inventory on the website is not tied in 100% with his inventory I think, because when I ordered certain beers on the site, it showed them in stock, but when it came time to shipping he was out.
Orders take between 2-4 weeks on average, and the ship status of your order on the website may very well state "pending" right up until the day after you recieve it.
The packaging is top notch, never a problem with breakage. You do pay a little extra for these styo-shippers though. Also, from what I have read, his bottle prices are not the "lowest" in his area.
However, he offers a service in the northwest that no-one else does.
Upon a recent inquiry to Belmont Station regarding shipping beers on UPS or Fedex, the woman told me "No! That is against the law!", ..when I followed that up with an assurance that NH is a reciprocal state -she hung up on me. Ha!
Well, Matt may not have the best lines of communication, but he will always get you your order, albeit a bit lengthy in time.

01-18-2007 20:10:13 | More by brewandbbq
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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

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

It feels a little odd reviewing a place I have never set foot into. I ordered at the time that LS was relocation to the new digs and got put on the back burner just a smidge. Once the move was complete, things went along swimingly except that FedEx did not leave the package as instructed. Since vacation was a bigger priority I asked them to hold the package and I would pickup upon my return.

The package was put together well so that a tank would have had a hard time causing damage to the goodies inside. The quality seems high at LS, the service could be just a smidge more interactive. I seemed to be in limbo for quite awhile, but patience paid off in spades.

Many thanks, I hope I can boost up that Service score in the future.

10-23-2006 22:52:58 | More by GCBrewingCo
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Billolick

New York

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

I have only ordered from this outfit one time, but the service I received was excellent and I would/I will order again. I ordered 4-5 bottles of Stone's 10th anniversary DIPA, it arrived in about 2 weeks, well packed, in good shape etc. The price for the beer was very reasonable, but the real expense here, obviously, is the shipping. When there is something you cannot find locally and you dont minding spending a bit more coin, this place is the place to use. The folks on the other end of the phone were friendly, professional and took care of business. Always a plus in a service business.

10-16-2006 22:35:18 | More by Billolick
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4/5  rDev -7.4%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$$

I recently received a nice shipment of west coast beer (Alesmith, Moylans, Deschutes) that is unavailable out here on the east coast. I was very pleased with the selection and the care taken in packaging, OK with pricing based on selection, but communication process could be improved a bit. For those of you new to ordering, don't be surpised if there is a 10+ day lag between placing the order, and the order shipping. However, once it ships, it moves quite quickly.

Overall, will happily patronize them again. I am afraid that this could get to be an expensive habit.

10-16-2006 14:53:23 | More by
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Phatz

Pennsylvania

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

After placing my first beer order online. I have only ever wondered to one Belgian online store. Liquid Solutions is a one stop online shop. With one stray I have been a loyal repeat patron of LS several times. They are a bit pricey IMO but you *do* get what you pay for. The service is great the shipping times are great and they are very easy to use. So you pay for that convenience and then have access to over 500 beers some of which may not be available anywhere near you but they'll ship it to your doorstep =) how much easier can it get! Three thumps up ;-)

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

10-16-2006 05:51:25 | More by Phatz
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

In my opinion, this is the best place to order beer online! It's easy and quick; and I've never had a problem here, but I've had more than a few elsewhere. In fact, I guess the worst thing I could say that's happened to me with L.S. was that they ran out of something I'd ordered and called me to see what I'd like in place of it, or if I just wanted it taken off of the bill. They told me when it might be in stock again, and then made some replacement suggestions. It shipped the same day! Geez, I'd say that's pretty good!

10-16-2006 01:57:11 | More by NeroFiddled
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