Rishi's International Beverage
Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
4.65/5 rDev +3.8%
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
4.65/5 rDev +3.8%
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
4/5 rDev -10.7%
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
4.15/5 rDev -7.4%
Probably the largest selection of brews in Grand Rapids. More cooler space than other local stores as well. They know beer, and carry just about all available craft beers.
Prices are a bit higher that other area stores, except Founders which is always "on sale" for $7.99/six pack. They support the local guy and I like that.
They seem to stock a lot of out-of-date seasonals like 2005 Oktoberfest in August 2006. I'll bet that the quality is still fine however.
They also have a huge wine selection, if you're so warped. :-)
08-02-2006 02:53:14 | More by CraftAle
3.85/5 rDev -14.1%
I stop in to this store in Grand Rapids once in a while when I'm driving by. They have a HUGE selection of beer, and a also a large selection of wines. I've never really stumbled through the wine aisles, so I can't comment on that aspect. But the beer selection is tremendous. This place carries almost every local beer I know of. The pricing can be either hot or cold. Overall, I would say its a little pricey, but they do always have 1 or 2 items on sale for dirt cheap... probably due to overstock I would imagine. Always the same friendly guy behind the counter, although he'll say anything is good just to get you to buy it. Nice store here, stop in and check out the selection if your ever in the area.
04-22-2005 18:46:41 | More by jasonpeckins32
3.35/5 rDev -25.2%
This place was representing hardcore with huge Founders posters adorning the windows. Inside you can find a decent chunk of brews. Full cases of Founders were stacked on the floors. I think they had most of the Dark Horse family ( notably Thirsty Trout that I had not run into prior to stopping in ). A semi rectangle of warm sixers representing a fair selection lies across from the cooler. Nothing to get all excited about really. They have a little import section which I passed up in favor of checking out the American areas. The cooler didn't have much going on inside. Most of the stock was on the warm shelf. No friggin singles except for some foreign stock immediately inside the door. This is disappointing. I did not see anything there that I wanted a quantity of, so I made no purchase. An alright place to go if you want commonly found sixpacks. Nothing to call mom about.
03-29-2005 18:52:45 | More by SupaCelt
3.5/5 rDev -21.9%
As kleing said this is part party store/part beer store. Only one worker working behind the counter. He will help if asked a question but he doesn't usually volunteer his services. And he always says that the beer is excellent, i dont know if he's even tried it, because he's never descriptive on why it's supposedly so good. They have a really good micro selection and a solid Belgian selection. Their stuff doesn't really move too well, i got a 2002 Bell's Rye Stout just last week! But I go sometimes to see what new Belgian's they have, some I don't see anywhere else in GR.
04-14-2004 14:33:21 | More by granger10
Rishi's International Beverage in Grand Rapids, MI
98 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.