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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

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jkrich

Indiana

3.74/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

I visited this establishment while visiting my niece over the fourth of July weekend. The store, located in a strip-mall, is small but every inch of the establishment is utilized well. As someone has already pointed out, you are greeted by single bottles of imports as soon as you enter. The craft/micro selection is in the back of the store and is a bit haphazard and overwhelming. The cooler section is packed and includes about four doors of offerings. The warm selections are on shelfs and large carts and not in any order. However, it is enjoyable to take some time and discover what is available: all of the standard Michigan offerings as well as Anchor brewing and Bear Republic. I was surprised to see Victory brewing company and Stoudts represented. I also have to echo an earlier reviewer's caveat, there are some selections that are clearly past their prime. While I was there no employee asked me if I needed help and I did not go out of my way to seek assistance. The only other place I visted was the Meijer store down the road, and it was also very impressive.

07-04-2011 21:30:23 | More by jkrich
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TheBeerDad

Michigan

3.66/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$$

Overall the selection was quite nice and the staff behind the counter seemed knowledgeable about their products. My major complaint with this store is the outrageous mark-up on nearly most of their products. I completely understand why retail centers mark-up, but to pay $15 for a six pack of Short's in G.R. is a little out of control. To add to this complaint it seemed that the only craft beer that was priced with a label were 22oz and up selections. All of the 12oz selections were not priced, to find it you have to ask or be shocked when they scan it at the counter.

Living in G.R. I don't thing I will return to this establishment being that there are many other great bottle shops in the city that run their businesses with a bit more integrity. A 50% mark-up seems unethical to me personally.

12-05-2012 16:53:31 | More by TheBeerDad
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granger10

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$

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
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SupaCelt

Michigan

3.35/5  rDev -25.1%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

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
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International Beverage Selections in Grand Rapids, MI
98 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.