Green's Beverage Warehouse
Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +11.9%
This is the place where, after drinking 'beer' for 30 years, I finally discovered what real beer is and learned to love it. Their twice to three-times a week tastings regularly include brewmasters from the best regional and national breweries from the Southeast to Maine to Washington to anywhere that amazing beers are brewed. The brewers will spend all the time in the world talking to anyone who shows up. They recognize how special Greens is and actually listen to and stay in contact with the customers they meet And these brewers often bring special batches unavailable anywhere else in the world just for the incredibly lucky folks who know and love Greens and attend the tastings. Their 24 tap growler station fully rotates more than once a week, and the Beer Gurus Wes and Joseph never fail to guide and teach beer lovers of all tastes and experience. They'll even change out a tap on request if they have a special beer in the cooler if you simply ask if they have it. Greens has stoked the fire for beer lovers in South Carolina. And thanks to their innovation and effort several spectacular breweries have blossomed across South Carolina and in Columbia making the area a virtual beer heaven.
Note: I tried to keep this review low-key and held back on how I really feel for this place!
07-13-2013 21:35:58 | More by TravisCowan
4.64/5 rDev +3.8%
favorite beer store in SC, partly cause its my beer store. wes and joseph do a great job with any questions you have. have a nice large inventory and a solid grolwer station. carry all locals and a nice little back "cellar" for your belguims and lambics. if your in the area stop by it will be worth your time.
06-17-2013 23:11:39 | More by thegoon55
4.5/5 rDev +0.7%
Very good place with a huge selection. I have gotten many rares there, such as SNR10, Black note, and even a westveltreen Blonde. I have to say, overall It's probably one of the best places in the Columbia South Carolina area. Also the staff that works there is very knowledgeable.
06-06-2013 14:41:35 | More by Ant4711
4.79/5 rDev +7.2%
Green's on Piney Grove is the best place for purchasing beers in the city, probably one of the better spots in the state. They get lots of great stuff in, sell it at a good price, and acquire many rare brews, to boot.
Recent improvements (to an already great store) include a Belgian beer cellar, and a 24-tap growler fill station. They keep tons of premium stuff on the growler station and are constantly rotating selections. They also have tastings Thursday & Friday nights, often featuring rare kegs, brewery tap-takeovers, and free glasses w/fill.
Wes and Sierra are fantastic beer geeks who take good care of their customers. A few cashiers there don't seem to care, but otherwise the service is great and there is always at least one personable and caring cashier on duty.
01-03-2013 22:50:18 | More by Craigory
4.86/5 rDev +8.7%
Green's is a great place to go for anybody that appreciates beer! The whole staff is very knowledgeable and always provide ample service. The eight tap growler station provides several unique opportunities to try different brews. Thursdays and Fridays are two great examples of how unique Green's is compared to other beverage shops. The prices are actually better than any where else in the state. I often travel to Pawleys Island and find there to be an increase of $2-3 in price. When ever I head to the Piedmont region it's only about $1-2 more. However, they lie in the region in which Dogfish Head does not distribute (they do sell Dogfish Head in the Piedmont and Coastal regions). Green's still provides a high amount of unique brews. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area!
06-23-2012 23:52:37 | More by turnerk3
4.5/5 rDev +0.7%
The best shop in the Midlands. The guys who run the store are very knowledgeable and helpful. Best selection around, and an abundance of it. 8 taps for growlers, and great prices as well. They have rare beer Thursdays for the growler taps, and get lots of specialty barrel aged versions and limited releases. They always have the newest releases as early as anyone else, and have a better selection than the Greene's in downtown Cola. Would highly recommend this store, it is worth the trip if you are in the area.
10-03-2011 16:45:19 | More by southside
4.6/5 rDev +2.9%
Most massive beer store I've ever been to. To be fair, much of it are enormous palates of Budweiser cases.
But still, the craft beer selection is pretty vast. Roughly 4 aisles (so maybe 8 long shelf-walls) of unfridged bombers and the occasional sixers.
They carry pretty much every Trappist beer except the Westies. Hundreds and hundreds of great beers. Reasonable price.
The staff seemed somewhat knowledgable, but I didn't really talk to them enough to gather the extent of their beer geekery. The cashier was too lazy to put those little plastic fishnets over my bombers to prevent them from clinking/chipping the in the bag. Other than that, they seemed pretty nice.
Saw some glassware too, but didn't really check them out.
The place gets my high recommendations.
09-15-2011 14:17:04 | More by ZenAgnostic
4.8/5 rDev +7.4%
I've been going to the Green's on Piney Grove Rd. for quite some time now. Wes and Joseph have really worked hard over the years to transform this store into what it is today. They've got a growler station with eight taps which rotate often and tend to include a few rare kegs a week. They like to have brewery reps "take over" the station and host special events frequently as well, which they tend to sweeten with "double punches" on frequent growler fill cards. They also have a Randall (3.0) they pull out from time to time to put an interesting twist on the classics... sometimes it's organic whole cone hops that were grown locally in Columbia, sometimes it's Maraschino cherries and orange slices... these guys are the good kind of crazy.
The service at this store and the prices (almost always lowest in town/the state) are what brought me here years ago. The service and ever-growing solid selection are what have kept me. Barring recent distributor issues which are outside of Green's control, the guys at Piney Grove succeed at bringing in new domestic and international (particularly Belgian) brews as well as keeping the classics well stocked. Kudos to Wes and Joseph! If you live in the Midlands or happen to be passing through, make time to check out the Piney Grove Green's!
07-27-2011 02:59:20 | More by gs1397
4.5/5 rDev +0.7%
The staff here is pretty knowledgeable and helpful although I caught some lip from the Wine guy at the growler station just giving me a hand, at one time...but thats another story.
Bring cash or disclaim your card is debit for the cash prices at the register.
Usually there is at least 1 or 2 good offerings at the growler station for quart to half-gallon fills and usually are reasonably priced.
There is a cold cooler for the green's on assembly street where much import beer is located, also the premiums, and the piney grove store has a heap of goodness just on the sales floor @ room temp.
Everyone is willing to help, the seem to know much of the subject or they find whoever does.
Basically, you cant go wrong up in here give or take a dollar here and there at the surrounding beer stores...
hit em up!
07-17-2011 13:42:38 | More by gatorbreath
4.16/5 rDev -6.9%
This store was the saving grace of the last leg of returning from the beach in NC on our way to GA. The kid was screaming in the back seat and thanks to a couple of BA's (urbancaver and arvjunk) was able to get directions to this southern gem.
The atmosphere was of a alcoholics dream land. Rows and rows of booze. Mostly BMC stacked up in the front of the store with a wall of lined up coolers. After a second, I noticed the shelves of beer and skipped my way over to them.
At first glance my thoughts were "holy fudge, there is a lot of Imports, where the hell is the local loot" then I took a step past the first two aisles and saw the next three. There they were, 4 aisles of great stuff. I was able to find a beer for a trading partner that I have been trying to get for him for months. So very happy with the selection.
As far as service, didnt need any, didnt ask for any, didnt get any. The lady checking me out was courteous and pleasant. The prices to me were in line with other stores of this magnitude.
Will definitely seek this store out again whenever I am any where close to in the area.
07-10-2011 01:24:24 | More by biglobo8971
Green's Beverage Warehouse in Columbia, SC
97 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.