Exton Beverage Center
Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
3.5/5 rDev -17.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This is an overall pretty average case shop. A good selection of standard US craft beers--DFH, Yards, Firestone, Jolly Pumpkin, etc.--and regularly seen imports. Their website lists some more uncommon items, like Parabola and the like, but it's probably just a matter of being there at the right time to get those items. No comment on the service really, because I've never had anyone approach me in the store to ask if I need help. Not that I did need help, but it's just common courtesy. Prices seemed about right. One qualm I have is that the store is open to the elements, and un-air-conditioned, so in the heat of summer, all those beers are cooking, and I don't know if I'd want a case of IPA that's been sitting around in 90+ heat for however many days.
I very rarely make my way out to this place, but if you're in the area, I suppose it's worth keeping an eye on.
07-02-2014 20:36:08 | More by Rifugium
4.34/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
Huge selection of all available beers distributed in Pennsylvania. Easy to find off Rt. 30, grab and go from a large parking area. Employees will dolly out your cases and help you load the wagon. always nice.
Good staff, decent prices, and I'll stop again when I'm in the area.
01-08-2014 20:53:56 | More by ChipMurray
4.4/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is one of the larger beer distributers in the suburbs.
The parking lot is big. Once you walk in there are no lie about a thousand cases of beer arranged nicely in aisles.
This place stocks almost every brand/brewery that is available in Pennsylvania, Bells, Founders, Russian River and some more obscure hard to find stuff. Honestly if you can't find a beer in stock they will order it in for you.
The staff is straight forward and honest. Every time I have called to inquire about what they have in stock they have been truthful unlike many other distributers in the area.
The only downside is the place is an oven in the summer. The temperature in the store regularly exceeds 90 degrees and I'd wager that the stuff sitting on the top of the shelves is closer to 100 degrees. So be weary about older stock in the fall.
Other than that this place is legit.
06-08-2013 16:03:57 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
4.88/5 rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is my go-to spot. The staff is always extremely friendly and helpful. Their craft aisle is amazing with just about every domestic micro of note represented. They also have some very nice imports that I have yet to see anywhere else. If they don't have something, every attempt will be made to order it for you.
As a bonus, they keep the stock as fresh as possible so often times there will be "clearance" cases and you can find some real steals. Over Christmas I paid $14 for a case of Gamma Ray.
One of the best places to buy beer in PA.
02-03-2012 23:38:15 | More by PatDreadful
4.5/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
A: After reading about this place I was finally in the area and had the chance to stop in. The atmosphere is pretty dang nice. Lots of cases, lots of cases. One thing that did stand out, the wonderful smell of cigars; loved it!
Q: Nice wide isles. To a XXL, I can't stress how much I appreiate this. Lots of parking as well.
Ser: No one really approched/bothered me while I was perusing the isles. They kinda waited for me to get finished, and then they talked beer with me for a good bit. I was on my lunch break, or I'm sure they would have been happy to spend a little longer 'just talking beer'.
Sel: I have never ssen cases of Russian River, Cascade, World Wide Stout. They have the best selection, I've ever seen, in cases. In fact, I landed a case of Stone IRS 2011, which I have been looking for just a bottle of.
More than glad I stopped in!
01-27-2012 10:22:08 | More by gkatsoris
Exton Beverage Center in Exton, PA
94 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.