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Green's Beverage Warehouse

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Green's Beverage WarehouseGreen's Beverage Warehouse
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38 Ratings
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.6%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

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

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cdizinno

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.6%
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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marine1975

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I have visited this Green's location a few times in the past while traveling through the Columbia area and just have never gotten around to giving them some review love! Great selection and I always seem to be able to knock a few beers off my wants list with each visit. Store is very clean and organized and they seem to employ a very knowledgeable staff. The local beer geeks have a hot spot in their backyard and I would recommend any out of towner's swinging through Columbia make a quick pit stop!

01-15-2011 01:34:54 | More by marine1975
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TravisCowan

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

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
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BJRHOMEBREW

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Green's has been my go-to spot for all my beers needs since moving to SC 4 years ago. They have a very knowledgeable staff that can help direct you whatever style of beer you may be looking for. They have an awesome 8 growler station with taps rotating every week, the selection of bottled beer is massive and with new arrivals every week can sometimes be hard to keep up with. No matter where i have traveled I have not found a beer store that can match the selection or quality of people that Green's Piney Grove has to offer.

05-08-2011 19:35:04 | More by BJRHOMEBREW
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koil

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Can't really say enough about these guys. Love this place!

Located off the Piney Grove exit off of I-26, this is my favorite location and by far the best in Columbia.

Being a relative noob to the craft beer scene, Joseph and Wes have been extremely helpful in answering my questions, guiding me towards the beers I like, despite my lack of experience in beers to compare to.

They have a great wine selection, which takes up one side of their store, but the other side is all beer and it is a beautiful thing. Lots of singles, foreign and domestic, sixers, whatever you're looking for....really great selection for a beginner into this (almost too much) but it's really opened my eyes to several delicious beers and styles.

...but the gem here is the growler station. They have 4 taps currently (another station going in this week, I believe, bringing the total to 8 taps!!) and the kegs they get in are from local breweries, as well as all over the country, and cross the gamut in styles. I look forward to getting the weekly email from Joseph, letting us know what is coming to the growler station, what the "Rare Keg Of The Week" (that never makes it that long) is, and what swag or reps will be there. They have tastings on Thurs and Fri, and often have reps in the store as well. I've personally met with the Bells and Stone reps the last time they were there and enjoyed the chat.

Long story short, great location, awesome staff...if you're looking for beer, come in and ask for Wes or Joseph. They always seem to be there and are more than willing to help you out.

02-12-2011 06:07:06 | More by koil
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.6%
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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turnerk3

South Carolina

4.86/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $

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
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BrewCrew2010

Mississippi

4.85/5  rDev +8.3%
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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welldigger888

South Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +8.3%
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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CampusCrew

Florida

4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
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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Green's Beverage Warehouse in Columbia, SC
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