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International Beverage Selections

International Beverage SelectionsInternational Beverage Selections
BA SCORE
98
world-class

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.17%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

2675 East Paris Ave SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546-6138
United States
phone: (616) 942-7240

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ibwinegr

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Maxwell106

Michigan

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

Stopped in a few weeks ago for the first time. Great place! I was able to find some nice DFH bottles that I have not been able to find anywhere else in Grand Rapids. I also saw a great row of all big bottles with DFH, Stone, Rouge, New Holland, Brooklyn Local 1, SN Harvest series, and many more.

The owner was very helpful and great to talk to. I went to check out and we ended up walking through the entire store again talking about our favorite beers, breweries, and beers we want to try. I also watched him as he took a customer around and made a custom 6-pack of his personal favorite stouts.

Overall, great selection, awesome service, worth checking out if you're in the area.

04-16-2010 15:29:06 | More by Maxwell106
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cheezdawg

Florida

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

This store is great. I just happened to stop in after the KBS party and I am mad at myself for never stopping in prior to this. The worker was helpful, the prices were fair, and the selection was great. Want a single bottle of anything? No problem they will do that for you. I only wish I lived closer as this would become my go to liquor store. I was thinking it was mainly a wine store, however this place can stand with the best stores as being a microbrew shop. This store wasn't cramped, smelly and dark like that other shop on the other side of town.

03-15-2010 05:49:19 | More by cheezdawg
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lacey1975

Michigan

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

I learned about this place from people at the winter fest beer tasting. Everyone serving the beer at the event spoke very highly of International Beverage. I have lived in Grand Rapids for a long time but had never stopped in. My parents buy a lot of wine from this place so I guess I always figured it to be a wine shop. Wow! Was I wrong!! The beer selection was absolutely fantastic and well organized. I usually do all my beer shopping at Siciliano's. Overall Siciliano's probably has just a touch more beer, but I felt this place had better beer. The Belgian beer selection was maybe the best I have ever seen. I'm picky about dates and the beer seemed much fresher than most stores in the area. The staff was very helpful, Adam helped me with the beer and I even picked up a bottle of wine for my parents thanks to Rashi!
Bottom line I couldn't believe that I had not visited this place earlier...I would give the beer part of the store a solid A and overall store an A+. It is a one stop shop for those with that enjoy good beer and good wine!

03-08-2010 20:47:45 | More by lacey1975
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sullenbee

Michigan

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

Stopped in on a whim, after checking on ba for local beer shops I hadn't yet checked out.

The front of the store was mostly wine, but the back is filled with plenty of great selections. Not a lot of cooler space, most of the selections were warm on the shelf. Not a huge deal, but they could benefit from more cold selections. Picked up an empty 6 pack, and filled it up. All Founders 6-packs were priced on sale, always a good thing. Also noticed 6-packs of Hopslam were 15.99, about $5 cheaper than most other places I've seen. Noticed a selection of Jolly Pumpkin Ales, and picked one up to try. Got to the counter, and the man behind it introduced himself and his co-worker. I believe Rishi and Adam. Shook my hand, and complimented my beer selections. Wanted to make sure I let him know what I thought of the Jolly Pumpkin Dark Dawn Stout. Ended up signing up for their mailing list, and they promised to send out notifications whenever rare beers came in.

Very friendly, enthusiastic service. I will be returning to check out what other great selections they may have next time.

03-03-2010 05:58:53 | More by sullenbee
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eopacich

Indiana

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

Part of a well planned Grand Rapids beer expedition. Nice selection. Had some things I didn't find at Siciliano's. Probably need to hit up both to find everything you're looking for. Adam was very helpful, knew his beers very well. Picked up the stout series from Dark Horse that I hadn't seen elsewhere. Lots of Michigan beers, Belgians, Lagunitas. Prices seemed pretty reasonable. Picked up about two cases of Michigan beers and some other tasty offerings I hadn't found elsewhere. Overall definitely worth a stop to fill your trunk with beer.

02-14-2010 17:31:29 | More by eopacich
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jt31914

Michigan

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

International beverage is probably my favorite beer store in the actual city of GR; they have a good selection (not as big as Siciliano's, but better stuff in my opinion) and the service is really good - they'll take to you for hours about beers if you want to. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff, I plan to do most of my beer shopping here in the future. Pricewise I would say that they are similar to other area beer stores, maybe a little bit higher than Siciliano's but cheaper than B&B down on 28th street.

02-08-2010 04:00:27 | More by jt31914
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Avagadro

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -13.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

International Beverage has a decent selection with single service and reasonable prices. The man behind the counter seems to be enthusiastic about brews, and plays jazz in the store, which is always a plus. One major flaw with this place is that they break apart gift packs to sell the glassware... Despicable. I get all of my bar supplies through these gift packs, and they are Cheating us out of the deal. That said, they have a decent selection of Belgian and English ales, and a great variety of Michigan brews. the German selection is a bit scarce though. Overall, worth a trip.

12-30-2009 01:30:49 | More by Avagadro
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

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

I stopped here basically because I saw it next to my hotel, not my usual method (beerfly before arrival). What a find, this store is seriously good at making quality beer available to those who need it. You can break apart any 6-pack and they'll sell it to you for the pro-rated 6-pack price per bottle, plus 15 cents. A great practice that I'd like to see more often, you can try singles before committing to a sixer without getting gouged for the privelege.

I estimate about 400-500 beers worth of selection, maybe more. Strong stock of locals such as Bells, Founders, and New Holland. Also tons of other USA craft brews, Belgians, and other European beers. Prices were about average for MI, very reasonable.

11-24-2009 13:34:54 | More by TurdFurgison
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sweemzander

Illinois

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

I frequent this establishment on a weekly basis.
The manager is very friendly and helpful; he could probably tell you about every beer they have in the store!
Great local selections with ample belgians to choose from as well as some harder to find stuff from other breweries nationwide.

You can do a mix and match 6pk with ANY BEER IN THE STORE! Provided that it itself is in a 6pk to begin with.

Superb service and fantastic price to selection all-around an awesome local beer stop to get your fix!

09-15-2009 00:45:57 | More by sweemzander
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Beerasaurus

Virginia

4/5  rDev -10.5%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

Read the reviews and stopped by on the way from the airport to the beach. As with many of the good beer stores, it is located in a plain vanilla strip center, the exterior offering no clue as to what lies within.

A nice selection of Belgians and other single bombers right upon entering. A good offering of Michigan brews as well.

Decently organized with friendly service on a Saturday morning. Left with 3 bombers and a 4 pack of Devil Dancer.

Siciliano's seems to have a larger selection but IBS did not feel as cramped. Siciliano's is also on the west side of town while IBS is over by the airport on the east.

Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

07-12-2009 01:57:06 | More by Beerasaurus
International Beverage Selections in Grand Rapids, MI
98 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.