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Green's Beverage Warehouse

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Green's Beverage WarehouseGreen's Beverage Warehouse
BA SCORE
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39 Ratings
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.62%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

4012 Fernandina Rd
Columbia, South Carolina, 29212-3358
United States
phone: (803) 744-0570

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @greenswarehouse

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welldigger888

South Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $

the guys at the store are awsome! Wes & Joseph are well versed in quality beer. They will steer you right every time & they strive to get us the good stuff. The growler station ROCKS! Now with tastings one thurs. & fri.
great selection of craft brews!
very well located, right off I-26 @ st. andrews exit. the traffic getting in at times is a mess though. thank goodness they have two pull ins on opposite sides of parking lot.
Keep up the good work guys! keep spreading the word of good craft beer in the midlands!
looking forward to the expansion on the growler station!

12-02-2010 21:13:39 | More by welldigger888
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

Easy access from I-26; this store sits on an unattractive parking lot almost on the interstate. Warehouse atmosphere.

This is by far the best Green's as far as beer selection I have ever been to, including 2 stores in Atlanta and one in Greenville SC.

In addition, they sell and fill growlers. About 4 taps but interesting and varied selections when I've checked.

Lots of variety in cold 6- and 12-packs in the back.

Huge international selection of singles, including many top 100 beers. Some BA and Rate Beer evaluations posted on the shelves. Nicely organized. Exceptionally friendly, helpful and knowledgeable worker there during my last visit.

10-08-2010 02:36:24 | More by chinchill
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

4.65/5  rDev +4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $

This is my favorite store in Columbia. I visit here everytime I am in the area. They are one of the only retailers, maybe the only one, in Columbia to offer growlers of beer.

The staff are generally knowledgeable and accomodating. BA member khiasmus works there and I tend to chat him up on my visits.

Selection is great. Today, I purchased some really fresh Sculpin as well as one of the Terapin side projects and a growler of OBP Toasted Coconut Porter. The growler station is hit or miss, in my opinion, but just having the option is always nice.

I have been coming here for years and love this place. If in Columbia, one should certainly check this place out. Anything available in SC will be available here.

08-30-2010 20:20:25 | More by SaCkErZ9
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BrewCrew2010

Mississippi

4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

I lived in Columbia for years and never went here and now I could kick myself. This place is amazing! Great selection! The place is very clean and they have almost anything you could ask for. The best thing about this place is how nice the staff is and how everyone, even customers, are outgoing. I spend 45 mins in one aisle talking to a guy about tenfidy, home brews, and hiking the AT. It's been 2 years since I've visited friends up here, and now I have a big reason to come back. A must for anyone driving through Columbia on I26.

08-08-2010 02:05:32 | More by BrewCrew2010
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

Got my first opportunity to stop by this location after passing it MANY times on I-26. Big thanks goes out to Joseph for hooking me up. Thanks again man! This is by far the best Green's as far as beer selection I have ever been to. We have one here in Greenville and the beer selection is laughable. This location is EPIC. Went to pick up two growlers only and left with a case. Oops. The beer is laid out nicely in the back right of the store and is quite easy to spot from I-26. Will definitely be stopping in when I pass by from now on. Nice work guys!

07-25-2010 16:03:11 | More by thagr81us
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CampusCrew

Florida

4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Wow.... what a beer store. I had no idea. It's the place to stop in Columbia. Talked to Wes, that is very knowledgable. I was very imperessed with the slection and price. Well displayed, clean store with phenomial hard to get brews. Many Founders, Rockers, Terrapin, Bruery etc.... to grab. I'll be in Columbia quite a bit and this will be my store to check things out... Great place.... One of the best beer stores I have been to. Belgian slection was huge and there are tons of mikkeler selections to chose from. Can't wait to save uo more money to stop by again.... Great store and I'm a big fan of Wes, one of their beer specialist. Thank you!

07-24-2010 03:58:26 | More by CampusCrew
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cbak999

Florida

4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $

I was headed to Total Wine to purchase my beverages for vacation in the NC mountains, until I found Green's on BA. Based upon the reviews, I was initially very excited about what I'd find. And Green's lived up to my expectations. 2 full isles devoted to American craft/micro. I also noticed 6 of the 7 Trappist beers, with healthy selections of each (if applicable); and a huge selection of Europeans. But I was after the micros not available in N FL. I found New Belgium, New Holland, Founders, RJ Rockers, Bear Republic, and many others. I was impressed by the selection, and the price seemed spot, if not more inexpensive than what I am used to. The folks working seemed interested and willing to help. And the location right of I-26 makes this a no-brainer stop on these trips through Columbia.

07-11-2010 11:42:44 | More by cbak999
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cdizinno

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.9%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $

Bar none, this place has the best selection of beer in the Columbia, SC, area and probably the best across the entire Carolinas if you ask me.
They don't have this kind of selection anywhere in the Charlotte, NC area as far as I know.

The staff is knowledgeable and courteous. They help you find what you want and what you need. Management goes way above the call of duty when it comes to the growler station as there is always a style you would enjoy! Rare keg Thursdays, I mean really rare AND creative! They have a passion for beer and it shows.

I almost forgot their FREQUENT BUYER program on the growlers. Get a free growler(max $9.99 value) after buying 10 growlers at any cost!

I say 'inexpensive' because their prices are probably better than 99% of any others, including a cash/debit discount. Keep in mind that they sell everything from 'natural light' to 'Chimay' so be prepared to pay for what you get. There are some expensive beers out there.
Definitely worth a try if you are in the area.

EDIT: Dang, that might even be my car in the picture! Probably not, but I do spend too much time there... can't help it :) Too many goood beers!

06-20-2010 01:07:48 | More by cdizinno
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.9%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Quite simply the best store in the state. I have been finding myself making the hour and a half drive down more and more frequently as of late, mostly for rare growlers, and imports. The store is just sublime. I think i know just about everyone that works there and everyone is beyond helpful. There are the store that gets everything, prices are better then anyone else and I can always find something new. Hard to believe that a store this great exists in the state. There is no excuse not to stop in here if you are in the state, period.

03-14-2010 00:27:12 | More by mikesgroove
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jpmclaug

South Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

This is the best place to get your beer at in Columbia.

They have pretty much everything you can find in the state and the selection has grown by leaps and bounds in the year and a half I have been going here. You can find a lot of the locals here including Coast.

I haven't bought any bad beer here before and I think this has to do with the staff. Some of the staff has no knowledge of beer at all, these tend to be the cashiers and some of the people walking around in the wine section of the store. This is offset by two guys in the beer section. I've seen one of them in the store every time I've been in there so any questions I have they answer. They even provide me with opinions on things I haven't had before and have admitted when they do not know much about a particular beer. They also send out a weekly newsletter via e-mail that details all their new beers, what is currently on the growler station and what their Rare Growler fill will be for the week. This newsletter is great and has definitely sent me to the store unexpectedly.

Finally I would like to talk about the growler station. This thing is great! They have 4 beers on at a time. On Thursday's they have a rare growler fill(Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball, Sculpin, Hopslam, Oak Aged Wake n Bake are just a few examples). I believe this is the only place in Columbia that offers growler fills and I love it! Only 2.99 for a growler and then the cost of the fills varies from 7.99 to 15.99(I think?) They also have started a reward program where you can get a free growler after buying 10 growlers.

If you are in town just visiting and want to pick up some locals this is your store, if you live here and want to find some fresh beer this is your store. Like I said in the beginning this is the best beer store in Columbia!

03-07-2010 15:09:24 | More by jpmclaug
Green's Beverage Warehouse in Columbia, SC
97 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.