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Superior Liquor

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Superior LiquorSuperior Liquor
BA SCORE
89
very good

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 17.35%
[ Store ]

100 Superior Plaza Way
Superior, Colorado, 80027
United States
phone: (303) 499-6600

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Photo of kpurdon
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%

kpurdon, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of mastodonj
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%

Colorado, by law, has only single liquor stores i.e. no chain stores.
Don't expect a Total Wine type of place like in CA, AZ etc. (there is a Total Beverage in Westminster, though)

There are only 2 to 3 places where you should go in Boulder County to buy craft beer....Superior is one of them. Most of the time, they have more craft beers on sale than the other large liquor store in Boulder. Cody is their main beer buyer and he
definitely knows his stuff (especially for being relatively young).
I see him at all the craft beer fests in Boulder so he is on top of
the latest.
Contrary to one of the other reviews, Superior is definitely worth
going out of your way for (sorry to the grammar police). There
are "8 feet" of just non-Colorado craft beers stacked 7 feet high.
Singles of probably 100's of beers are available including many
very small barrel-aged batch types ($8-15/ 12 oz. bottle).

If you're looking for almost any Colorado beer or almost any CA
beer, there is a good chance they have it.

mastodonj, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of sideshowrob
2.06/5  rDev -47.4%

Why would anyone come here for craft brew? They had about 8' dedicated to beer ins whole warehouse. Done stone, some port, some sum Adams, but overall a poor selection. I drive 30 minutes to get here on my visit. Complete waste of time.

They had an impressive selection of wines and liquids, and of mass brews. Very clean, well lit with ample parking. Easy highway access. Well dressed staff. Good signage - I coils tell almost immediately that there was no beer at this place. No food, so far as I could tell.

sideshowrob, Sep 21, 2011
Photo of DividedAvery
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

I used to work here for a while and although the management may have their idiosyncrasies, the beer selection cannot be denied. While it isn't the largest or most impressive selection in the state they have all the stuff that matters. Prices are always decent and the sales are hard to beat (8.99 for session 12 packs recently and at one point Avery sixers were 5.99) Bomber selection is good enough and I always make a point to stop in on my way past just to look around and see what's in, you never know what is inside the doors!

DividedAvery, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of jmgrub
4.71/5  rDev +20.2%

Superior Liquor lives up to its name, even if its named after its location rather than how it compares to the competition. I was in the area for a graduation this weekend, so I obviously had to stock up on Colorado beers. Lots of the stuff is distributed to California, but I was able to find some cool stuff from Ska, Left Hand, Twisted Pine, Wynkoop, Ft. Collins, Dry Dock, and others. I can't imagine there were many Colorado breweries unrepresented here. I was even able to find some Hoppin' Frog stuff, which we don't get out here. They must have on the order of 30 refrigerator doors. 4 or 5 doors of bombers and singles, a few doors of Macro, and a bunch of doors of sixers and twelvers. Reasonable mixed sixers are there for the making. When we went to pay, the system crashed, but the staff was extremely entertaining and fixed the problem quickly. I know that, if that happened in LA, everyone would have freaked at having to wait a few minutes...it was refreshing to see the great attitudes, both on the part of customers and that of the staff. When I visit my family next time, I will most certainly be coming back.

jmgrub, May 24, 2011
Photo of porcelli426
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Superior Liquor is simple one of the best liquor stores around. Their staff are always really nice, helpful and very knowledgeable. My mother goes in there looking for a specific wine but doesn't really know what she wants and the staff helped her find what is now her favorite wine. Their beer section is endless fridges of domestic and export of all shapes and sizes. If you want to mix and match a six pack of different microbrews , the price is very reasonable. All of their prices are fairly reasonable. They carry the standard kegs as well as the better Colorado brews (Avery, New Belgium) in the 1/8 and 1/4 barrel sizes. All in all, it's one of my favorite places to visit on the weekend.

porcelli426, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of mbunje
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Visiting from California and wanted to bring home some of Colorado's finest.

Selection - evidenced by the fact I got a Brabant from Avery at this place. The brewery didn't even have this. I got 120 minute dogfish here too. And they had some of the best San Diego brews including Pizza Port Hop 15, Old Viscosity, Green Flash, Lost Abbey, Stone (of course). Very impressed.

This place is enormous, was clean and well lit.

Price was on par with expectations, so I say reasonable, but I am not from Colorado.

If I could die and be reincarnated as a liquor store cashier, I would work here.

mbunje, Feb 28, 2009
Photo of onecrazybreeze
3.05/5  rDev -22.2%

Superior has a great location right off the highway. They have 3-4 doors full of bombers (22oz) and singles and probably one of the bigger selections of Colorado micro brews I've seen in the state.

Superior seems to have a beer that may go out of season or be limited for a little longer than most other places around. They are one of the last places I recall seeing Leifmans after it went off the market. Decent selection of Belgians, nothing overly impressive, and a few micros mixed in here and there. With a little bit of nurturing, they could build up an impressive 22oz selection.

The Colorado selection is huge, one of the only places I've seen carry all of the Ft. Collins brews, however the rest of the micros are lacking, they have the big ones like dogfish and stone, however are slightly more pricy then elsewhere in Boulder/Denver.

It could just be my own experience but the staff never seems to be around when you need to ask a question, you usually have to search a person out and most of the time they don't have any knowledge about the beer. I don't necessarily mind seeking someone out to talk to, I understand these are all small businesses and they have limited staff, but I do find it upsetting that if I do manage to find someone, they don't have knowledge on the beers at hand, and cannot find anyone else who does either.

Overall it's a decent place, it's not somewhere I would go out of my way to go to, considering the selection available in Boulder, however it is a great place to check for those limited edition items you may be looking for.

onecrazybreeze, Feb 24, 2009
Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev +2%

This is a nice liquor store that has a lot of the stuff you might only find in Boulder such as upslope brewing without being as far of a drive up US 36. Prices are pretty good, i once got a bottle of BA Ruffian for $20 which is $5 cheaper than every other store in the front range. The single selection is decent and the prices are pretty standard compared to most of the other stores in town. This is the first place I ever saw Oskar Blues Gordon back when it was hand-labeled, good stuff. If you are on 36 this place is worth checking out.

ArrogantB, Feb 03, 2009
Photo of rye726
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%

Superior was one of my favorite places to visit when I lived in Boulder. Just a five minute drive and a great store. It is a big place with a good selection of wine and liquor.

A whole side of the store if filled with beer coolers. A great selection from the worst macros to some ultra premium brews. They cover Colorado and other regional states well.

They have some great deals as well. For example I found 750's of Dogfish head for only $10 and bottles of Malheur 12 for only $3. They have a mix a six pack deal for $9.99. It used to be $8.99, but is still a good deal considering what you can get.

Finally, they put %15 off coupons on King Soopers receipts.

rye726, May 07, 2008
Photo of Rayek
4.35/5  rDev +11%

Quite a few micros are available. Samples from all of the Colorado breweries can be had here. The selection of imports is the only weak point. Prices are reasonable, and there's always something good on sale.

If you're in the mood for wine, the selection is quite good. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. They have a points club for frequent visitors. One of the features of the club, is that you can choose to have your points donated to whatever charity the store is sponsoring at the time. They match your donation point for point.

This store is definitely a winner in my book.

Rayek, Feb 05, 2008
Photo of russpowell
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

Stopped in last night. Picked up a few things I didn't see down here. Loved their build a sixer selection & the bomber selction wasn't bad. Some regionals, but there are bettter places down here in the springs.

Selection-wise this place skews toward colorado micros, Great twisted pine selection! Import selection was not huge, but not shabby.

All the beers I drank seemed fresh.

Service was alright

Prices were a bit much, but being this close to Boulder I figured it would be..

Worth a stop if in the area

russpowell, Sep 30, 2007
Photo of JMBSH
3.35/5  rDev -14.5%

A very nice place to stop at to get beer. While not the largest, it does carry a very good selectiong of beers to chose from. The basic beer lay out is this: first couple cooler doors have mircrobrews that are either in large bottles or or beers that are only sold as singles. The selection remains the same year round for the most part with the exception of a couple seasonals. Next is imports that are also larger bottles or singles. Selection again pretty much remains the same. The next two door are my favorites. Here you have singles (mass/micro/import) that you can make your own sample six packs and get the price reduced for the whole set. These beers chance some what so you can every now and then make a set of new ones to taste. The next few doors are for 6 and 12 packs of imports and the american beers (micro/mass).
The store used to have a number of free tastings but I have not seen any for beer offered in a long time. But they also have a free points club where every dollor spent gets you a point to save up and use to discount future purchases.
All in all, a good place to get your beer.

JMBSH, Aug 09, 2007
Photo of SBPCGuru
4.85/5  rDev +23.7%

Awesome place. Vast beer selection. I love coming here, plus don't be afraid to look around in the back of the cooler. Customers are allowed to browse through all of the stacks of cases of beer and kegs in the cooler. That's how I found some Stone Oaked AB. They have a frequent shopper program. 14+ cooler doors of beer available. This store is like a Beverages & More in CA, but all of their beer is in the cooler here. I am never disappointed when I leave here. Decent amount of beer glasses as well. Store is mainly wine, with the other half of the store for beer and liquor.

SBPCGuru, Nov 17, 2006
Photo of mentor
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

Stopped in to pick up a few specialty beers on July 4th 2005. Superior liquor is located next to an Old Chicago just off I-36, about midway between Denver and Boulder. Upon entering, cash registers are to the right and a large wine section was directly before us. A few steps forward took us to an aisle running to the right that has more wines on th right-hand side and beer in a long line of coolers to the left. Singles consist of a decent selection of local craft offerings and some of the standard craft imports. A much larger craft selection (and a full line-up of macros) is available in 6- 12- or 24-packs. At the check-out we were able to join a frequent visitor's club that will allow us to get occassional discounts. We were not offered assistance by staff (who wants to work on July 4th?), but the cashier (Tom) was friendly and knowledgable about the selections we had chosen.

mentor, Jul 04, 2005
Photo of rowew
4/5  rDev +2%

Located at US-36 and McCaslin, this is my everyday beer store. They have a great selection - seem to have pretty much every micro available in Colorado. All beer is stored in a cooler with display doors and cases inside. They also have a nice single selection. Service has always been good they will always check and see if you need help - and if they don't know they will find out. Nice wine selection as well. Best part about it is the weekly sales - always something nice on special. The store doesn't have quite the selection of Liquor Mart in Boulder or Total Beverage, but not far from it.

rowew, Mar 08, 2005
Superior Liquor in Superior, CO
89 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.