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G.B. Russo & Son

Not Rated.
G.B. Russo & SonG.B. Russo & Son
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.7%
[ Store ]

2770 29th St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49512-1719
United States
phone: (616) 942-2980

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @gbrusso

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(Place added by: granger10)
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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

A family member from the area recommended this place for craft beer and you'd better bet the we drove there!

It is in a strange neighborhood, still in Grand Rapids but far from the town and in an area filled with mall-style shops and car dealerships. Not where you expect to find a gourmet market.

The beer selection is impressive, but it is pretty much all at room-temperature. Lots of Michigan beer, and massive offerings from Clown Shoes (I assume they have the entire line-up, including barrel-aged imperial stouts and shit). Also Dogfish, Evil Twin, Thirsty Dog, Lips of Faith, Epic, Old Stock, Sierra Bigfoot and Narwhal... crafty ciders as well.

They have a lot more wines and spirits than beer, but the brews are dam fine. Also cheese, meats and gourmet food. It's all here. Service-wise, I neither saw a beer guy nor was I offered help, but I'm alright with that.

DoubleSimcoe, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Maxwell106
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

I've lived in Grand Rapids my whole life and just discovered this place in the last few months thanks to BA. As stated in previous reviews they have a reasonably small yet solid selection of craft beers with a strong focus on Michigan craft beers.

Price wise this is one of the best I have found for what you are getting. I've found Founders Backwoods Bastard for $11.99, which is what they sell it for right at the brewery. Overall this is a great store, picture a Williams-Sonoma with a better selection plus fantastic beer and wine sections. Certainly worth checking out if you are in the area.

Cheers!

Edit: Recently had a chance to speak with Victor, who is in charge of the beer section. Great guy. Knows his stuff and is very passionate about all things beer. This was just before the KBS release and he was happy to hold a 4 pack for me and called the day it arrived.

Maxwell106, Jan 18, 2010
Photo of EricTKole
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Outstanding Italian market wine galore!!! Plenty of craft beer and always a lot of good on sale brews, lots of good deli choices and breads and spreads to accommodate your selection. Way more than just a wine or beer store.

EricTKole, Sep 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

BiffBiffster, Sep 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

BEERschlitz, Sep 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

MiWolfman, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

GRBLUE12, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

GRFounder, May 28, 2014
Photo of RusImpStoLuv
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%

This is one of my two beer shop stops. They are extremely friendly, and the beer guy here is amazing. When you catch him in the store stocking, he is the most polite, informative fellow. Knows his beer, and knows what beer you want to drink. Prices are the best in town, and they offer about every beer I've ever wanted to try. Imports, locals, West coast brews, most of the 'hype' beers are very low priced, almost as low as they can go. This is the beer place for Grand Rapids area!

RusImpStoLuv, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of JHombrew
5/5  rDev +16.3%

This is the cheapest store in Grand Rapids for beer. Victor is the -beer- man. He is very knowledgeable and for a smaller beer selection (smaller is relative, this is Grand Rapids) he has a great variety. He gets in all the rare stuff and is awesome to deal with. He has a lot more European ales than most stores. He makes sure his selection is fresh and will often do fire sales on soon to be outdated items. He will often have a stacked 'wall' of $10.00 cases of something (usually some craft beer) he is closing out.

I buy the majority of my ale from this store just because it is close, inexpensive, and Victor is one of the best - maybe the best- beer guy in town. I pretty much shop exclusively at G.B Russo and Sicilianos for beer.

The rest of the staff are very friendly and much like Sicilianos they are the type of store where they know you, by name, or at least by your face. Always a pleasant experience.

JHombrew, Mar 01, 2014
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G.B. Russo & Son in Grand Rapids, MI
94 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.