To Your Health
Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Erdinger2003:
4.6/5 rDev +8%
I walked into what looked like a fancy liquor store and found the beer and brew supplies on the left wall. The people there were more than helpful and down to earth. Professional and friendly, very nice.
They had a load of different beers that I had never even seen before, some are not on the top of the list, but they are worth a try. And also it's a good place for a beeradvocate to be born.
I have plans to take a bunch of money down there sometime this summer and go nuts, I would suggest this place to all beginners of BA to get a large selection of moderates and to find your favroite and find the best of them later in your BA career.
06-08-2006 04:26:44 | More by Erdinger2003
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3.8/5 rDev -10.8%
Now known as Coralville Liqour Store again? Make up your mind, people..
Not the largest assortment of homebrew supplies I've ever seen, but has the basics. The beer selection is pretty impressive, with an entire large aisle devoted to craft beer. The left wall of the store features American brews, and mirroring it across the aisle is a European selection that is well layed-out and quite diverse. I left with a good haul of beer..most of which you could probably find at John's a few miles down the road in Iowa City, but it's certainly the best place for beer in Coralville. Well worth checking out.
06-26-2006 05:24:23 | More by hero27
4.3/5 rDev +0.9%
I was rather surprised with the selection here. Plenty of beer to choose from with plenty of descriptions for those curious about a new beer which is a nice thing to see. Homebrew supplies could have a bigger selection, real basic stuff, but in a bind that have enough to cover you. Service was very good and were willing to go the extra mile to keep you happy. Though they didn't have all sorts of homebrew supplies in, they were willing to get it in for you right away and help you find what you need.
01-15-2006 04:24:47 | More by badbeer
4.3/5 rDev +0.9%
This place is under new ownership, so I thought it appropriate to write a new review. My overall number ranking remains the same. After only a few visits to the store, they already knew who I was, though it helps that my friend just moved in a block away so I stop in quite often. The new ownership is very open to suggestions, so if you would like them to start stocking a beer or basic brewing equipment, write it down and they will get it as soon as they can. Still the same great store, and the only place I know of to get homebrewing supplies in Iowa City/Coralville.
After a few visits to this place for some bare bones homebrewing equipment, I must say that I quite like this store. It has a few selections that John's Grocery doesn't (Great Divide, a few of misc. Rogues, etc). A few of the bottles looked slightly dusty, but I haven't had a problem with any of the beer I've purchased. The homebrew section is quite meager, consisting mainly of start-up supplies and various extracts and all-in-one recipes. I was a bit disappointed by the hop and yeast selection, but evidently the guy that runs the homebrew section can get nearly anything shipped if asked. The service is very friendly as well. I talked to one of the clerks for a while about beer styles and beer politics, and all. I will definitely shop here again (afterall, it is the only homebrew store I know of without having to drive 2 hours to Des Moines) if not for basic supplies then for the beer and service (not to diss on John's though, as they also have great beer and service). I would have rated the selection higher if the homebrew section had better on-hand selection, but the beer selection itself deserved at least a 4 on its own.
03-27-2005 23:04:18 | More by neonbrown82
4.3/5 rDev +0.9%
I've stopped in here numerous times, as it's just a couple miles from home. This review was written in November 2004. "To Your Health" (formerly known as the "Coralville Liquor Store") is a wine specialty store with a decent selection of liqour, beer (local and international) and a small selection of homebrew supplies/ingredients. The wines are in aisles to the right with American and international features of prices ranging from about $7ish/bottle to $200+/bottle. A dandy selection of liquors are in the middle aisles ranging from standard brands to pricier selections, such as many select malt whiskeys. The far right aisle contains a section of beer singles (international one one side and Amercian on the other), as well as 6-packs. They have a nice selection of Mid-west craft brews, such as Boulevard, Millstream, Capital, etc. The homebrew section consists of just 8 feet and supplies the basics. Equipment to start up (carboys, tubes, caps/corks, etc) and a small selection of beer and wine ingredients and some kits. A mini-fridge nearby holds a hops and yeasts. Due to the limited space, the selection is bare bones. A few grains in pound bags, cans of extract, a couple tubes of White Labs yeast, and perhaps 10-12 different types of hops. Nothing in bulk. The homebrewing section is commissioned from an outside company and the guy who owns that company is happy to order whatever you want (just call him, his number can be found on some of the packaging. It may take a week or two before you get your supplies, but his prices are quite competitive (plus no shipping charges). The store is well maintained and run by personable staff that have knowledge about the beers I've asked about (although they can't answer any questions about homebrewing). When passing by I often stop in just to see what new beer selections they have and see if there's anything new in the homebrew section. This store doesn't compare to a couple of doozies I've visited out east, but it's one of the best stores in the area.
12-01-2004 19:14:36 | More by mentor
To Your Health in Coralville, IA
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