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BA SCORE
95
world-class

61 Ratings
Ratings: 61
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 14.81%
[ Store ]

275 Beavercreek Rd #C149
Oregon City, Oregon, 97045
United States
phone: (866) 286-9722
// CLOSED //



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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udubdawg

Kansas

5/5  rDev +15.7%

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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Gusler

Arizona

5/5  rDev +15.7%

I've ordered 4 times from this most "Excellent Beer Palace", the orders all arrived in a jiffy, they were correct, undamaged, and basically trouble free.

Matt and his staff are kind and courteous, and ordering by credit card, is the most convenient way for all concerned, but I have pestered Matt via phone and email, he handles the questions like the true "Beer Professional" he is, as I have said before, "Matt is a Beer Person's, Beer Person".

Prices are quite good, the selection "Fantastic", and shipping always on time, don't think you can ask for more than that. So do yourself a favor if you want some great beers that you've never had, check'em out, you will not be disappointed.

10-31-2003 18:24:52 | More by Gusler
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zerk

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

Ordered some Stone products over the phone, and they arrived in special styrofoam beer shipping containers... very nice. The beer was in excellent shape, as was the tulip glass I ordered. Matt is very friendly and knowledgable. A great asset to Beer Advocates everywhere!

10-11-2002 10:52:14 | More by zerk
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

5/5  rDev +15.7%

I do all my shopping with Liquid Solutions on line cause I live a few states away....Wyoming. Every darn time I order, I get super service, the packaging defies UPS' best attempts at destruction, and the product is always fresh & tasty!

I also appreciate Matt's newsletters informing me of new brews available and returns of brews carried before. I picked up some excellent samples because of this service.

I gotta say, being close enough to the store to visit would be optimal but I'll settle for access to the huge inventory via the web anyday.

06-07-2003 12:36:51 | More by Bitterbill
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deepsouth

Mississippi

4.85/5  rDev +12.3%

i have ordered from liquid solutions three times and was satisfied each and every time. i have had no problem contacting matt by email and he has answered the phone both times i called about my order. the only downside to ordering from them is their proximity to me. it takes a while to get the packages, but it's not been a problem in the past as i can get stuff that would be impossible for me to get or trade for otherwise.

this is one of only two or three places that will ship to mississippi, so a big win there as well.

08-28-2009 18:46:13 | More by deepsouth
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Reidrover

Oregon

4.85/5  rDev +12.3%

I meant to go up yesterday, but got lost( I am usless with written directions) and after 2 hours of pointless doddering among rush hour traffic headed home to salem , defeated and down.
Wife got sick after I got home ..so our trip to the coast was cancelled..so once more today Saturday Feb 22 nd set of with better directions. And boy I am glad I did.
The Store is in a small strip mall behind a Karl Juniors burger joint..not very promising territory..but once through the doors a virtual beer paradise greeted my eyes ( as well as some kick ass coffees).
The store was reasonably busy so i waited until I had a chance to talk with the owner , Matt, about chosing several Scottish beers to sample..
Bought some real nice beers and Matt could not have been nicer and more well informred a true beer scholar!
The store also has a good selection of beer glasses and unusual sodapops..
I will be going back again regularlly ..they do tasteings sometimes next ones on Friday March 7th I will try be there.
Once more I highly recommend this store.

02-22-2003 17:20:12 | More by Reidrover
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ADR

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +12.3%

How remiss of me not to write of this fine establishment...Matt and the staff run a great concern and Matt cares about his customers -- often writing me a Beermail asking about the distributor of a beer I have just reviewed that he thinks he should stock. Ordering is easy, and the staff (like Lars H.) gets back to you almost immediately if there is a question. Nice selection, reasonable prices, convenient shipping, never had a problem with Liquid Solutions orders. The beers are professionally and efficiently packed as well. Yep, a package from Liquid Solutions at the front desk is like a Christmas present all year round. Cheers to BA Matt Maples and the gang from Tigard!

10-31-2003 19:06:52 | More by ADR
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carln26

Missouri

4.85/5  rDev +12.3%

I’ve ordered beer from Liquid Solutions in the past, so on a recent business trip to Portland I jumped at the chance to visit when I realized it was only a mile from my hotel. It’s located in a western Portland suburb in a strip mall off a busy street. It can be hard to find, so get good directions or call ahead.

Although it’s small, they have a wonderful selection. All of the beer has 1 or 2 bottles on display for you to choose from, but don’t take them. The real stock is kept wonderfully fresh in a large walk in cooler in the back. Dark, cool, and fresh. Amazing selection of west coast beers, and an even more amazing collection of east coast beers. They have Alesmith, Siletz, Deschuette, Alaskan from the west, and a great selection of DFH, Goose Island, and Victory from the east (or Midwest). If this place had Founders and Bells, it would be heaven. Did I forget imports? Really nice selection of Belgians (big feature on Cantillion while I was there), and German beers.

Nice help from the owner. He wanted to make sure I was getting fresh beer, and even opened up a little early so I had time to look around, and still make my flight. Their service when I’ve ordered over the web has been really great too,

Bottom line, if you are in Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, and have the time. Stop by.

05-13-2006 19:17:26 | More by carln26
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4.85/5  rDev +12.3%

I recently recieved my order from Matt and I was blown away with my whole experiance.

I ordered Abyss along with enough beer to fill a full box. All beers I would have no shot at obtaining in my neck of the woods. I had read that Matt was hard to get ahold of but he emailed me with answers to my question in less then 24 hours. My order was correct and perfectly packaged.

The website is easy to navigate and contains some great beers. I love the shopping cart where you can view how your items will be shipped. Very helpful when shipping cost can be a bit much.

I will definatley make more online purchases from LS.

11-28-2009 04:10:39 | More by beerwolf77
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.85/5  rDev +12.3%

I have just received a beer package that I mail ordered less than a week ago. The beer was very carefully packaged in a way that anything short of a fire or bomb would not hurt the beer. I obtained a beer that I thought I would never get my hands on in a very timely and professional manner.

The beer list on the website is updated daily. I've not heard of any others that update their list daily. The last I checked, there were 573 varieties of beer to choose from. They include such choices from renowned breweries such as: Alaskan, Anchor, Anderson Valley, Ayinger, Bridgeport, Deschutes, Dogfish Head, Full Sail, Hair of Dog, Mad River, New Belgium, North Coast, Ommegang, Rogue, Sierra Nevada, Stone and Unibroue. The choices also include many imports and a wide variety of Belgium Beer.

Unlike another Mail Order service that I used, Belmont Station, you can order singles from Liquid Solutions. The only stipulation is that you order 6 "Bomber" size bottles at a time or 12 "Regular" size bottles at a time (12 ozers). Nothing I can't get over.

The service was very friendly and expedient. I forsee using this service quite a bit in the future.

04-22-2002 13:54:39 | More by Bighuge
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