Erick's Cheese & Wine
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Reviews by rodrot:
3.55/5 rDev +2.3%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | $$
Located near the intersection of highways 105 and 184, the store sits right next to the ABC liquor store. As the name suggests, most of the inventory consists of wine and cheese with the beer selection being very small. There is a small shelf to your right about halfway through the store which has a few craft brews and that's about it. What they had was decent, some Dogfish Head, Avery, Sam Smith, a few Terrapin beers and Duck Rabbit. Not much else. Service was good, a nice looking girl asked if she could help me as soon as I walked in. If it's craft beer you're interested in, you would be better off checking out the Lowes grocery store right behind Erick's in the same shopping center.
10-05-2006 17:43:56 | More by rodrot
More User Reviews:
2.5/5 rDev -28%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$$
This is more of a wine and cheese place. They have beer but the ambiance is too snooty for me. I was dressed casually and I am an older guy, but the man working in the store saw me come in followed me to the beer selection and would not leave. He persisted to hard sell me on beer that was not what I was looking for nor wanted and several of the ones he was trying to sell me were well past their prime. For example, I don't really want to drink a Dogfish pumpkin ale in the Spring. I felt very uncomfortable and and left. If I had been left alone, I may have purchased something, even though they didn't have what I was looking for, but the pressure I got completely turned me off so I left. I doubt I will be back. I will say if you are looking for cheese and wine maybe this is what you are looking for, but if you are in the casual world of craft beer drinkers, you would be much better off going to Peabody's in Boone or even some of the grocery stores around. The store needs to relax its vibe for us beer drinkers.
04-05-2014 23:16:58 | More by humuloner22
3.5/5 rDev +0.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I visited this store one late afternoon after work. The store was pretty busy so the service was kind of slow but I know my beer and wasnt really dissappointed.
The beer was on shelf near the middle right of the store. They had about six or seven visible 22oz in a cooler on the other side of the store but most was warm. A pretty nice selection. Grand Cru, Terrapin, Chimay.... A sign said more was refrigerated but was unsure if that was refering to the cooler or if another cooler housed beer.
Reasonable prices and probably the best selection in the area. Boone is 20 minutes up the road but if staying in the Elk, go here for you beer needs.
07-11-2006 21:37:55 | More by SaCkErZ9
4.35/5 rDev +25.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Erick's is not that hard to find in Banner Elk near the 105 and 184 intersection. It is in the plaza in front of Lowes Foods and is directly beside the ABC store.
I spoke at length with the owner and got the history of the place. It has an awesome selection of wine and of cheese and the beer selection, while on the small side, is well thought out and well selected. There are just a few BMC packs around, mainly for folks who run into the ABC store and instead of having to drive up to Lowes they just run in. For the same reason he has mixers.
The beer selection is a mixed bag of beers and breweries, and he could order you most anything desired. His pricing is competitive and the only drawbacks are no cold beers are available and his selection only boasts 75-100 beers.
If in the area, there is no better place to stop that Erick's.
06-08-2006 17:42:37 | More by GCBrewingCo
Erick's Cheese & Wine in Banner Elk, NC
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