The Winetree - East
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by karst:
4.15/5 rDev -7.8%
A little internet search turned up another liquor store with out craft brews but they were nice enough to refer me to on the the 3 Winetree liquor stores in Evansville owned by Robert Jarett and managed by Chris Leinenbach. The guys on duty at their EAST location were fun to deal with, knowledgable and not afraid to say "I have not tried it yet" After my initial purchase of several locals (they don't break up 6 packs) I got a favor of mine Edmund Fitzgerald and directions to an excellent pizza /brewery Turoni's. Stashing the 6 packs in the car I slipped on an Old Guardian T-shirt and returned with an empty Stones crystal glass. Ashley and Mike got a kick out of it and I returned to the car with another armful of beer - bombers of each of the Stones they had available. If someone in Evansville tells you "we don't have any local beers .. not since Carlings closed" don't believe them check out this Winetree's well kept beer.
(now if their dist. would just provide them 3 Floyds)
03-29-2005 01:21:01 | More by karst
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4.6/5 rDev +2.2%
This place has a great selection of craft beers. You can by bombers, six-packs, and make mixed six-packs both warm and cold. Aside from American craft beer, they also have a good selection of imported beers that I have not found other places in Evansville.
07-26-2014 12:08:54 | More by myteam24
4.78/5 rDev +6.2%
For years this was not the place for craft beer, but this year they have really stepped up their game. They were the first ones to bring Shelton Brothers back to Evansville, Most of the staff know beer at least in passing and they are always willing to bring in beers that you may want special ordered. They sell most anything they have as singles and have recently started discounts on multiple purchases.
This has become the best craft beer store in Evansville you need to stop by and give these guys a try.
12-12-2012 02:54:09 | More by Snowrs
4.88/5 rDev +8.4%
I've been going to the Winetree for a few years now, actually since before I got into craft beer a few years ago. When I started looking into where the best store in town was I'll admit the Winetree wasn't it. However, In the last year or so they have seriously upped their game. The east location is now, bar none, the best craft and import store in Evansville. They get stuff nobody else has like Sun King, Mikkller, Pretty Things and Jolly Pumpkin to name just a very few and they always have a good selection of Three Floyds, Founders, Ommegang, Schlafly and Bells which they routinely put on sale for entire months.
All of the beer is on the right side of the store with the craft around the edges and the BMC in the center. Don't miss the huge Bomber rack on the front wall where they keep about a hundred different kinds of big bottles. Six packs are shelved opposite the cooler with a mix-a-six rack at the far end that constantly has new interesting things (plus each beer is priced individually with a discount on 6 so you often find rare and expensive singles there). In the back is a dedicated Import room with a ton of Belgians represented (mostly ones you can't get anywhere else around here) and its own four door cooler. My only knock is that they need about twice as many doors in the cooler for craft beer, but to compensate they rotate often. Also, it is important to note that the shelves seem mostly empty from Monday to Wednesday until they reload.
Most of the staff is pretty good about beer knowledge. There are a couple of young guys with glasses who seriously know there stuff and an older guy who might as well be a beer professor.
11-28-2012 15:27:20 | More by Alcorn
4.88/5 rDev +8.4%
This is my favorite liquor store in town. I am by no means an alcoholic, just an avid craft beer collector and I stop here at least a few times a week. Whether it's just to stop in to pick up a few beers or to have some "shop talk" with their staff that is very friendly and know their stuff. The selection is vast and they will do what they can to find what you need or want. This includes personally driving an item from one of their locations to another to make it more convienient for you as the customer. The prices are very good compared to the other places in town selling the same things. Top notch!
05-06-2012 21:04:25 | More by bookerandy
The Winetree - East in Evansville, IN
96 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.