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Grapes & Hops

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Grapes & HopsGrapes & Hops
BA SCORE
89
very good

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 15.52%
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]

5407-C Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, North Carolina, 28311
United States
phone: (910) 822-8700

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Photo of Ian504
2/5  rDev -49.1%

Ian504, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.37/5  rDev -14.2%

First store I hit when I moved to Fayetteville. The store is definitely more catered to the wine folk, but the beer selection packs a lot of value into a tight area. A wall of coolers and a couple aisles of bottles are there to choose from, and there really are some good brews for this distribution area. Also some glassware to choose from on a couple of the shelves. The one person working the store was very friendly and very helpful. The beer was a bit on the pricey side, but nowhere near the alternatives in town. If it wasn't so far away from where I live, I would be there more often.

GarthDanielson, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%

The best place for "good" beer in Fayetteville! They're more geared toward the Grapes than the Hops, but I always find something on my list! Their selection beats the only other store in town hands down and the staff is knowledgable and helpful! A little pricey, but this has to be chalked up to a lack of competition...that or they're just passing on the distributors cost of running brew to the "ville" LOL! In all seriousness, if you find yourself in this part of the NC Sandhills, G&H is worth a stop!
UPDATE- New store opened on NC87, near the Linden Oaks community. Now "good" beer is closer to home!! Life just got easier!!

TheRougeBastard, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of s005jjf
3.85/5  rDev -2%

I am getting ready to move to the area, so my first priority was to find a good source of beer. I hit all the shops rated on BA and Grapes & Hops was by far the best. They had a pretty decent selection of beer and it was reasonably priced and much cheaper than their local competition. The even had a build your own six pack selection and the choices were pretty good. They also had home brew supplies and some wine. The clerk seemed pretty knowledgeable and was ready with recommendations if needed.

s005jjf, Jan 24, 2011
Photo of krausenman
3.85/5  rDev -2%

Grapes & Hops is a move in the right direction for a town like Fayetteville that is a wasteland for better beer. The quality in the store seems good. I have seen that they seem to carry a good bit of local beer and mix it with some of the harder beers to find in this area. The service also helpful and eager to please. Taking into account the size of the store, which is small, I think that there selection is good. They stock popular micros along with some local beer. My major issue with the place is the price... On a recent trip there was six packs for $15.99. These were widley distributed beers too (and not limited release ones either)! That being my only complaint, as I said before, the store is a advantage for the area.

krausenman, Nov 20, 2010
Photo of TEAMHOLT
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%

Updated review:

Quality - Except for the "Display" beers, things are fairly well kept and I've never bought a beer that seemed like it's gone bad due to being lightstruck. I once purchased a bottle that was beyond it's freshness date, but I've never had any other bad experiences.

Service - Staff seems knowledgeable and very willing to help when it comes to both their wines and beers. I've met one quiet, seemingly uninterested type at the counter, but only the one time.

Selection - The selection at Grapes & Hops seems to be getting noticeably better over time. They don't have the space to carry every microbrew you may expect a beer store to have, but they have a good representation of many and give a lot of space to local breweries like Duck-Rabbit and Highland. If they don't have something you're looking for in stock, you can ask them to put in a request to their distributor. They also carry everything you need to start homebrewing.

Value - Best in town. 8.99 mix-a-6-packs with 10% off if you're using a returned sleeve. As others have stated, everything is about $1-$3 cheaper than the other beer shops in Fayetteville.

TEAMHOLT, Sep 12, 2010
Photo of odiedog52
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%

Been coming to this place for quite a while now and figured I'd finally review it.

Quality - It's a nice little shop, nothing to really complain about. It's well laid out, clean, relatively easy to find, etc.

Service - I was initially turned off by this place because of the service; the lady behind the counter had absolutely zero personality and just seemed to turn her nose up in the air. Sucks for them because I spend a LOT of money on beer. The couple times I went it was during the week and this was NOT the owner or the lady on the weekend. Finally I went on a Sunday and it was a much nicer lady who remembered me each time and we would always had things to talk about and the experience was much better and I started only going on Sundays because of this.

Selection - Their selection is pretty good. This place and the other spot in town (Bob's Wine Shoppe, but I refuse to go their because their workers are clueless and they overcharge $2-3 on everything) have different selections, but seem to cover everything between them well. Grapes and Hops has a nice selection of Belgians, local NC beer, Midwest, West coast, etc. It's pretty solid. I haven't been around for things like KBS and I really don't have any idea if they get stuff like that. They're likely a smaller account and may miss out on some stuff like that, but I'm not sure.

Value - Their prices are great. Everything is well priced and as mentioned, not $2-3 more like the other place in town. They have a build your own 6 pack (out of a certain section of beers) for like $6.99, and if you bring that 6 pack container back you get 10% off when you refill it .. not to mention a 10% military discount on Sundays. Needless to say. my build a 6 pack was pretty cheap with 20% off $6.99 and it was half full of DFH 90 Minute!

If you're in the area, this is the place to go.

odiedog52, May 03, 2010
Photo of Klgkenny
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

The service at grapes and hops is impeccable. On my first visit, the staff impressed me by having "actual" impressions about the beer, because they had consumed it previously. They made reccomendations based on other beers that I liked, and encouraged me to try beers outside of my norms. They are happy to go over what's in or out of stock over the phone. On a number of occasions, the employees have helped to carry large packages to my vehicle. When I come in, they remember me and let me know if my favorites are in stock or tell me about something new.

They have a selection of approximately 200 beers. A number of quality american breweries including founders, rogue, stone, ommegang, and others. Great "out of town" breweries including chimay, rochefort, st bernardus... They also have some more mundane commodities such as sam adams seasonals, abita beers, sierra nevadas lesser known brews and magic hat to name a few. They also have a build your own six pack shelf with a decent selection. One negative-it seems like the rochefort and st bernardus are sold out as soon as they come in stock. They have a limit as to what they can order from their distributor, so some of the customers, (like me) purchase their entire stock when it comes in.

The prices at grapes and hops are 10% to 20% cheaper than any other game in town. On sundays they have a 10% military discount.

I love this place. The only thing that I would change is a larger stock of trappists (my own greed).

Klgkenny, Dec 13, 2008
Photo of GJ40
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%

Grapes & Hops is a small shop with a pretty even split between beer and wine. They have a small homebrew section as well.

The beer selection is fairly small but the quality is good. They had mostly American beers including several from Rogue, a few from Founders and a large lineup from Sam Adams. They also had some Belgians and Germans. About half of the beer is refrigerated and they have a decent selection for "mix a six".

The homebrew area was very small. They seem to have only the basics but with some hops stored out on a rack at room temperature, I doubt their quality and knowledge.

Grapes & Hops is a decent shop. I don't know the area and it could very well be the best around but the selection is a bit limited. Still I recommend you check it out for yourself.

GJ40, Oct 26, 2008
Photo of Nesued
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%

Visted this locale on a Saturday morning.

Small speciality store that has a strong focus on the "Grapes" portion of their name. However, the "Hops" were well represented by: Bell's (many varieties), Flying Dog, Dogfish Head (60min, 90min, Olde School, Peche, etc.), several Belgians and many other offerings. I picked up a six-pack of Bell's Cherry Stout, Two bottles of Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale and two-six packs of BFH Festina Peche.

The place is owned by a husband and wife team originally from Penns. and they were quite suprised when they moved down to NC that they were unable to obtain many of their favorates due the (at that time) low ABV cap in NC. Since things have changed recently, I would expect their selection to grow.

They do take requests and I'm sure they will try their utmost to fill those needs.

I found my visit there very enjoyable, and if my travels take me back through Fayetteville I'll very much make another visit.

Nesued, Nov 11, 2007
Photo of robmorris31
3.85/5  rDev -2%

Grapes and Hops is a Specialty store. By reading the reviews, I can see that most people do not realize this. A specialty store is just that a specialty. You will not find the typical beers (i.e. Bud, Miller, Corona) but what you do find is something for the true beer enthusiast; rare finds! Take for instance Sam Adams Cherry, Double Bock, Black, and Hefeweisen, just to name a few. They also offer the Micro Brew specialties and try to represent all different parts of the world. This would lead some to speculate that their selection is "inconsistent."

I enjoy their build a six-pack offer. You can grab an empty 6-pack with the Grapes & Hops logo and pick any combination from their shelves (try doing that at your local package store!) Not to mention the 10% military discount on Sundays! For a GI like me you can't go wrong that!

robmorris31, Feb 19, 2007
Photo of daliandragon
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%

Visited this place tonight at about a quarter after seven, just missing the free tasting they apparantly have every Sat between 1 and 7. Small shop but tasteful and well decorated, although the entire upstairs and more than half the downstairs is devoted to wine, leaving a few coolers and a half dozen racks for brew. They also have some homebrew stuff in back.

Selection was good but inconsistant. Some nice Belgian annd German stuff, as well as some local NC representation, especially Highland. A little disappointed to see no Duck Rabbit or Edenton. They also had some eclectic stuff, like gimmicky Tarheel brew and something from Turkey. Prices aren't cheap, but its the only game in town and the make your own six pack is a good deal. Service was friendly and informed. I'll be back for sure.

daliandragon, Sep 17, 2006
Photo of Applesauce1
4/5  rDev +1.8%

I stopped at Grapes and Hops while visiting KKDB in Fayetteville. The store is small, but nice inside. On the right side, there is a variety of wine. There's also an upstairs which I think has more wine, but I didn't go up there. On the left side of the little shop is the beer selection. A few refrigerators filled with beer along two aisles with beer on the shelves. They had a lot of North Carolina brewed stuff here which seemed appropriate (a wide selection which I took advantage of). Also seen were some brews from Victory, Seadog, and Old Dominion. Pretty good variety for a small store in a town that doesn't seem to be very much into "quality" beer. The nicest thing about this store was the "make your own 6-pack deal". For $1.50 a beer, you could select from some of the shelf beer to make a six pack. In the back of the store, there was some homebrewing supplies. Overall, this seemed like a quality shop to me.

Applesauce1, Sep 06, 2006
Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%

Grapes & Hops is located North of town on Ramsey Street just almost before you get to the middle of nowhere. I have no idea why this would be an ideal location. The neighborhood North is just spread out houses and even to the South is not densly populated. Luckily it is easy to find.

The quality was very high with most of the beer in coolers, 9 doors worth, and then a central shelving unit with warm sixers and single bottles. No dust at all on any bottles and with most of the bottles being cold, even more aged beers should be good. The prices were very good on some beers, almost into inexpensive range. The service was attentive and helpful. They were apologetic that they had not updated the website, but having never been to it, no problemo...

The selection should almost get a 5.0 for being the only game in town, but in comparison to the rest of the world gets a 4.0. A very nice store, would stop by if in the area and in need of something.

GCBrewingCo, Mar 23, 2006
Photo of BeerTaster
4.85/5  rDev +23.4%

Compared to Bobs this place was cheep, right on line with the grocery stores in some cases cheeper. If you liked the old store you will love this one someone else reviewed this as the best beer store in fayetteville well the best just got better. No domestics in this store just craft, import and micro most of the beer is cold and it seems to me the more expensive higher end beers are the ones in the coolers the opposit of most stores. One employee made sugestions based on what I was having for dinner and what i liked also had opinions on which cigars might best complement my after dinner beer. They say somwear around two hundred different beers in stock and i think it may have been somewhat conservitive and all the bottels i checked were well withen their freshness dates. if you live in or around fayetteville this place is worth checking out.

Just an update I won't give them a perfect score on selection but the last time i was their they had five different trappist beers Chimay, Orval, Archel, Westmall, and Rochfort. I thought this was very impresive.

BeerTaster, Nov 17, 2005
Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Best beer selection in Fayetteville, hands down. The store is pretty small and hidden back in a shopping center. On one side of the store there are wine racks. On the opposite wall, there are shelves of room temp six packs and a small cooler of imports (german rauchbier, keller bier and the like). They also have a selection of singles. The employee at the time was more than happy to break a six pack for me so I could have a single of it, and was knowledgeable about the beers he was pushing. Off the top of my head, they had Victory, Mash House, Allagash, Edenton, Fuller's, Top of the Hill, Duck-Rabbit and many more. Located in a strange area of town, but the best place for micros in Fayetteville. All the dated bottles I purchased were very fresh.

UPDATE: The new location is quite nice, though they seem to be concentrating more on wine than beer. Most all of the beer is in a line of coolers along the left side of the store. Such things as Duck Rabbit Seasonals and Aecht Schenkerla may be found. Decent singles selection.

Homebrew Shop: Sometime in mid-2006, the store started carrying homebrew supplies. I didn't really take the time to look through their stuff, however.

blackie, Jul 02, 2005
Grapes & Hops in Fayetteville, NC
89 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.