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Scrooge's Spirits

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15 Reviews
Reviews: 15
Visits: 16
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: n/a
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4414 Clemson Blvd
Anderson, South Carolina, 29621-2300
United States
phone: (864) 226-1643

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Reviews: 15 | Visits: 16
Photo of jshusc
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Cool little spot right off I-95. Not a huge selection, but due to the lack of craft interest in that area, the shelf often has things collecting dust that should not be. Nice folks in the shop as well. (201 characters)

Photo of Party_tain
5/5  rDev +31.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Scrooges spirits has the best selection of craft beer around town. And if there's any beer that they don't carry but is available through their distributers, they'll order if for you. Haven't had a problem since ive been going there (2-3 years now). (249 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Returned today after a long period without visiting. Surprised at the number of very high quality beers available, and the clear emphasis on such beers.

Single bottle area has a strong selection of German & UK beers. Some of the fairly rare beers here include 3 varieties of Rochefort, 2 varieties of Tranquairs, and a bunch of previously unseen (by me) seasonals.

Mix your own 6 packs at $7.99 -- far more attractive than average due to the availability of a number of high quality brews that sell for about $8 a 6 pack, such as at least 4 varieties from Highland Brewing.

Plenty of 4- and 6-packs to choose from, including such highly desirable breweries as Samuel Smiths, Bells, Founders, Stone as well as more local breweries. 8-packs from Lakefront (WI) and a variety of 12-packs too.

Cooler has a fairly limited selection but, for some reason, is where they stock canned beer -- Buds, Coors etc. of course, but also a variety of canned UK beers such as the wonderful Youngs Dbl Chocolate Stout.

AUGUST 2011 UPDATE: 4 taps are now installed for growler fills. Current offerings include a high gravity Thomas Creek and Newcastle Red. (1,144 characters)

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%

Like some of the other reviewers, I drove right past this place the first time I was looking for it. Once I was there, I couldnt believe I missed it because there is a huge sign on the side of the road. Oh well.

The selection is tremendous here. This is certainly the only place in Anderson to get quality beer. They had just about everything; Bells (Including Java Stout!), Terrapin, RJ Rocker, Hitachino, Rogue, Southern Tier, and plenty more. Not much was in the cooler and what wasnt macro was New Belgium or Sam Adams.

Service was not much to talk about. The one thing I had a problem with was the quality of some of the beer. One beer I saw from India was a 5% lager, very very dusty and had a best by date of sometime in 2005! I even looked at some of the macro and the Miller Genuine was expired in May and the Miller High Life was expired in March. Luckily, I found some Yuenglin in the cooler to save the day.

I would certainly come back here but be sure you check the dates on everything and if there isnt one, buyer beware because they have some old stuff here. (1,078 characters)

Photo of scottyshades
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%

I drove about 21 out of Clemson to pick up some birthday beers, and I must say, I am impressed.

The service was lackluster, but who needs service anyway when the store is empty. The store is kind of in the middle of nowhere, but once you enter, its actually pretty nice. If you want liquor, go thru the left door, beer and wine, right door.

The selection is broken down into three categories; 6 packs, 12oz singles, and bombers. Good selections from Terrapin, Sweetwater, Highland, and other locals.

But the store really shines with its singles/bombers. I bought Trappistes Rochefort 10, 6, and 8 (about $6 each) and an Espresso Oak Aged Yeti ($9). They have nearly all Bell's brands (Hopslam, Third Coast, Double Cream, Expedition, Kalamazoo), and at least 4 others.

I also saw a growler of dead guy ale (kind of random) on the shelf, all of the Westmalle selections, Great Divide, Southern Tier (Javah, Mokah, Creme Brule, Iniquity, Unearthly, and maybe one or two more). Very good offerings in general, and about as good as the selection at Total Wine in Greenville

Also carry KBS, Hopslam, and anything else you want-just call and have them order it for you (assuming it is within the distribution) (1,209 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Stopped in here the other week while I was traveling for work, I have to admit I was very happy that I did so. I passed it twice at least trying to find it, but once I did, it was worth the trip. Rather unassuming from the outside, I walked in to a store that could make me more then happy. An excellent selection of nearly everything you can find in the upstate in a six pack. Decent selecion of Belgians and some more common bombers floating around. Prices seemed very reasonable I have to say and I was quite impressed overall with the staff. A very solid little shop for sure, and to my knowledge the only place worth visiting in Anderson. (643 characters)

Photo of nick76
3.45/5  rDev -9%

I didn't expect to find this place. I was traveling along the Interstate on my way home back to Florida and I saw a sign for this place along the side of the road. I thought I needed to rest and what better way to stretch my legs than to stop in a local beer store and pick up some stuff that I couldn't get at home. I thought maybe I would find 4 or 5 beers at most. Once I walked in I realized I hit pay dirt. The place has a huge variety of beer from the common stuff right on up the the hard to find stuff. If your traveling through stop in. (545 characters)

Photo of ByTor2112
4/5  rDev +5.5%

I just needed a single or two but wanted to see what this place has to offer. Liquor to the left and beer and wine to the right as you enter. They had a huge selction of singles on the shelves and plenty of six packs with thomas Creek and NC's great craft beers represented as well. The coolers on the back wall had some draft cans and some European brews and the usual US macros. There was a very good selection of European beer and I find that to be very cool until SC pops the cap and the Palmetto state can really get some choices. One neat thing to add was that this store had TWO prices on some of the refrigerated singles cash and charge with cash being cheaper. A draft can of Bass for $1.49 and a Franziskanzer for $1.89. Very reasonable singles prices here.
Big store and the girl at the counter asked if I needed any help finding anything. (852 characters)

Photo of MSchae1017
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Scrooges is probably the best choice for craft beer in the upstate once you are west of Greenville and should be frequented often if you live in Anderson, Clemson, or just want something good to tailgate with before the Clemson games. Scrooge's is located on the left hand side of Clemson highway (coming from the Clemson/Pendleton area) just south of the Interstate 85 at exit 19. The Store doubles as a liquor store so when entering, use the door on the left for liquor and high alcohol wine and the door on the right for the beer and other wine. Remember, due to South Carolina law, all liquor stores must close at 7:00, therefore Scrooges has chosen to close shop for both sections at this time. Upon entering, the beer is located to the immediate right. Singles line the right hand wall while across the isle, you can find pretty much any American Micro available in South Carolina. Some of the highlights include the usual Terrapin, Highland, and Duck Rabbit, which can be more difficult to find. On the other side of this rack is where you will find your typical imports - Becks, Newcastle, Heineken, and the like. The back wall offers some more interesting choices with the few Belgians available in South Carolina such as the Lindemans Iambic and even the Gueze. Additionally you can find Saison Dupont which is always a solid selection. The cooler has a few cold ones, but nothing that you cannot find at any low level grocery store. The staff is available for help. They asked if I needed any assistance in finding something, but I informed them that I was fine. I did not get the impression that anyone there was really into beer, rather that they pride themselves in having pretty much anything available from their distributor. On their website they claim that if they do not have anything you want, they will make their best effort to locate it. Also, they do not carry many craft beer kegs, but once I needed a corny of Thomas Creek IPA and they were able to get it within 48 hours. Once nice thing is that you can always expect their products to be in good condition (unlike the Plez-U between Clemson and Pendleton) and is certainly worth extra drive from Clemson. Overall, its not a bad store for South Carolina, but remember, it is still South Carolina. (2,273 characters)

Photo of AmorousAngel
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%

Scrooge's has an excellent selection compared to other places in this area, though they are limited in what they can offer by the restrictive laws in this state. They have many microbrews and European beers and some Asian beers. They have a small selection in the cooler. They have a selection along one wall where you can mix your own 6-pack for $6.99. You can find most of the beers on the top 100 that are within the limits of the law (6% ABV).

Their staff is always friendly and courteous. They bring to mind the phrase "Southern Hospitality". (550 characters)

Photo of clemtig76
2.95/5  rDev -22.2%

Stopped in last Friday on my way to Tigertown. Location is a plus being on Clemson Blvd, just off I-85 in Anderson. Selection is good, but I noticed quite a few beers out of date and dusty. Chilled selection is not much better than a large grocery store. They have a wall of singles that you can mix or match for around $7. The store is split between a liquor store on one side and a beer/wine on the other. SC liquor laws require all stores selling liquor to close at 7:00 PM but for some reason both stores close at 7:00 as I found out upon my return. If you are looking for something besides the usual BMC swill and in the area, give Scrooge's a try.

Note: Make sure you check the expiration dates before you purchase. On a more recent visit I found quite a few beers well past their expiration date. One was over a year past the expiration date. (850 characters)

Photo of jabocu
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%

Even though most of my scores were in the average range, this place is about as good as you can get in South Carolina. Has a nice wine/beer section on one side and liquor on the other. Most of the time I go in there, I don't have any problem finding what I want, and the people are more than willing to help.

Quality as far as the atmosphere is definitely a place I don't mind going, and it's in a good location too... right off Hwy 85.

Like I said before, the selection is about as good as it can be with our 6% ABV limit in SC. They have a decent selection of the microbrewries and non-macro stuff. (606 characters)

Photo of timtheenchanta
2.8/5  rDev -26.1%

Decent selection for a South Carolina store... stupid cap. I talked to a man who worked there and he said he thought they had between four hundred and five hundred unique beers in the store. They have all of the regionals, some really nice Euro beers. They have a great singles deal with six for seven dollars. They have a weak cold selection that you could find at any grocery store. The service wasn't too great as they don't have a huge staff on the beer/wine side. South Carolina law states that liquor and beer/wine can't be sold in the same store and this is one of those stores that's a building split in two for both of those categories. They had a few brews that were out of date that I noticed. It's worth a visit if you're in the area as it's just off of Interstate 85... probably not even half of a mile. (816 characters)

Photo of JISurfer
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%

I decieded to stop over at Scrooges to check it out, since I was staying in Seneca for Turkey Day. It's really easy to get to, no more than 1/2 a mile off I-85. The quality of the beers represented wasn't anything too awesome, but it was decent for SC. I was expecting a little something more, so it was little bit of a let down. Service was nothing out of the ordinary, with a clerk walking by every now and then. Selection was ok, but did have some decent imports that I've yet to see in SC. The micros and locals could easily be found at any other good beer store. The cool thing though, was that you could pick a six pack of any singles, which were mostly micros, for only $6. Overall an ok place. (701 characters)

Photo of inebrius
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%

About as good as any selection you'll get in SC.

Quite a few imports including some quality corked and caged French beauties as well as plenty of German and UK stuff. Local breweries are well represented plus a short wall devoted to build your own six packs. A pleasant surprise just a quarter mile east off I-85.

Some evidence of dust, particularly on the singles shelves, but if you're driving by or vacationing at Clemson U. it's probably worth a visit. Tune into Clemson's college station somewhere at the low end of the FM. Quality tunes. (550 characters)

Scrooge's Spirits in Anderson, SC
87 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.