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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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Billolick

New York

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%

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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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

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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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%

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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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

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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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%

Quality: The website is somewhat user friendly and can take some time to master (don’t try to open links in new windows). The main page does track your order and the cost to date, allowing one to keep tabs nicely.

Service: The checkout process is very easy, requiring less than 5 minutes to complete. My constructive feedback would be to have some kid of automated email notification of placement of the order (of course, if they do this and I put the wrong email address in, I am open to public flogging).

Selection: The selection runs to several hundred beers in all varieties of sizes from throughout the world. The database listed several beers that were out of stock, briefly lifting my excitement for Stone 10 and Yulesmith, but I did get some Moylan’s DIPA, Fantome Saison Ete and Speedway Stout.

In terms of value, the site is what you make it. Beers ran from ~$3 to $30 or more, so if your taste is St. Lamvinus, the purchases are more expensive than if your taste is Rogue (that is not a putdown on either beer, just an economic fact).

10-11-2006 13:38:15 | More by akorsak
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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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Floydster

California

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%

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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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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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bditty187

Nebraska

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

I recently took the plunge… I ordered some beer from Liquid Solution. The process was painless. Matt Maples promptly emailed me to inform me than I had screwed up my address and it needed to be fixed. I really appreciated that, I’m sure some companies would not have looked so closely and my goods would have never arrived. Secondly, Matt was quick to respond to me emails about why more order kept saying “pending” as it turned out one of the beers I requested was not available and he made a suggestion as to a replacement. Once that was done the ball started rolling. A tracking number was emailed to me as well. In other words the service was great.

As you can tell, if you’re so inclined to visit their website, they selection is great, lots of Pac/NW beers (none from Idaho which bummed me out). Imports are quality as well. It is apparent that some thought went into which beers would be carried. The selection is great.

My beer arrived very well packed in a Styrofoam container, every beer in its own compartment. Even though the box had a five-inch hole in the side of it all the beer was safe. Shipping prices are reasonable but buying from LS is still a luxury for me. I can’t afford to buy 12 beers and spend over $60. Thankfully there is Christmas and my birthday!

LS is a classy operation. I highly recommended it anybody looking for beer.

12-15-2004 18:50:10 | More by bditty187
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Just incredible that a case of mixed beer can arrive at my apartment within the projected time with no flaws whatsoever and perfect shipping technique the beer styrofoam shells are perfect for shipping beer I will definitely hold on to them in the future. I have only ordered online but even during this busy Christmas season everything was on point I am very happy with the service and selection can't be beat for a WV boy looking for hard to find Colorado, Oregon and other brews from the NW. I do appreciate the variety and range of beverages they carry but I was interested in the beer, got a bottle of Alaskan Smoked Porter for my bros Xmas present, tis the season.

12-15-2003 21:00:45 | More by WVbeergeek
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