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Reviews by Yetiman420:
4.8/5 rDev +5.7%
Should be classified as both a beer bar and beer store. You'll miss it on BeerFly if you only look for beer stores.
I can rubber stamp all the praise bestowed upon Capone's and the service provided by the owner - Matt Capone.
I stopped in at the rear bottle shop portion around noon on a Monday. Matt was working the bottle shop and I spent a good 30 minutes working through my selection with him.
Lost Abbey (10 Commandments, Gift of the Magi, Serpents Stout), Port (2 Old Viscosity and 2nd Anniversary Ale), Troegs Scratch Series (winter and saison $3,75 for each 12 oz.), 3 Black Alberts ($12 each), and Vodoo Black Magick. Total came to around $130.
The funniest part came when Matt was reading off the elaborate description of some Lost Abbey beers as smoe local was waiting to check out with two 40's of Colt 45.
Matt had quite a few local jems that he picked up from the brewer himself and brought to my attention. I only had one empty suitcase to bring beer home. Otherwise I would have put a major dent on my credit card.
The restaurant/bar is an unassuming oasis of god beer. They opened at 12:30 - right as my beer shopping ended. They serve 4 oz samplers which makes it very easy to try a nice variety. On tap....
Moylan's Hopsickle Impereal Ale
Anchor Liberty Ale
Anderson Valley Winter Solstice
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA
Bear Republic Rocket Double Ale (only one outside of CA?)
Eel River Raven's eye Imperial Stout
Green Flash West Coast IPA
Boaks Russian Imperial Stout (very nice!)
Southampton Double White
Left Coast Hop Juice Double IPA
Coronado Stoopid Stout
Stone Double Bastard
Mt. Shast Mountain High IPA
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
They also had Coors Light and Yuengling on tap. The only downfall with this great tap list is the lowest good beer ABV, by far, was 6%. All the others were 7% - 10%.
The service by (Eileen?) was excellent until she got really busy. She caught me sniffing my IPA's and asked if I needed paper and pen to take notes. She did get confused by the taps and blamed it on them rotating all the time and not having the proper labels on them.
I had the cheesesteak which was fine. They really push their burgers, but when in Philly I stick with cheesesteak.
Highly recommended and worth the visit.
01-21-2009 15:14:14 | More by Yetiman420
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4.13/5 rDev -9%
While I've not been to one of the Special Events/Release Tastings Capone's organizes I have stopped here a few times for the beer shop. This review is pretty much to echo what most other reviewers have said. This is one of the places outside of Philly to visit when looking for a "few good bottles." The selection is large. Freshness is usually good. Service is helpful and knowledgable. Value is reasonable given they are located in PA.
07-30-2014 19:32:25 | More by drtth
Capone's Restaurant in Norristown, PA
100 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.