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Country Garden 6-Pack

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Country Garden 6-PackCountry Garden 6-Pack
BA SCORE
82
good

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 22.26%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Eatery, Store ]

876 Manor St
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17602
United States
phone: (717) 295-7570

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(Place added by: tgbljb on 07-08-2005)
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1/5  rDev -69.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

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Photo of canjeeps
3.9/5  rDev +18.9%

Been going for years. They have been stepping their selection big time. They now have cigar city, ale smith, lost abbey just to name a few. This is the best selection in lancaster currently (which isn't hard to do in this town). Every time I go they have more 750's/bombers. The 6 pack selection is decent. The problem is shade balls that hangout their. Prices are a few $ then others. Overall this place is on the other side of town for me but I keep going back due to the best selection in lancaster.

canjeeps, May 13, 2011
Photo of JunkYardJake
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Country garden is a small chinese food joint with a nice sized six pack selection. Nice variety of micros, macros and imports. A little pricey but that's par for the course in PA. Locals like LBC, Troegs, Stoudts, Victory, Philadelphia and Weyerbacher. Also micros like Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Rogue, Smuttynose, Great Divide, Oskar Blues, Brooklyn, Stone, 21st Amendment, DFH and Bell's. Bombers are available but are a bit pricey. Some from Samuel Smith, Ommegang, Rogue, Stone, Chimay, Troegs, etc. I've noticed the selection is getting better and more 4 packs are now available. If your in Lancaster, this is your best choice for takeout beer.

JunkYardJake, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of berpwillie
3.8/5  rDev +15.9%

my home away from home. best place anywhere with less than a 30 min drive from my house. also great for me cause i only live three blocks away. the selection here is pretty good, a bit pricey but not too bad. be sure to check the dates on the bottles though. sometimes this can be an issue. of the three bottle shops i know of in my area, (here, subs & Six packs, brass rail) this place has the cheapest prices. Don't get me wrong i would much rather go to the brass rail, but a 30 minute drive compared to a 3 minute walk just isn't justified. don't like chinese food so i can't comment on that, and there's always some local drunks in the corner pounding coors light to add some excitement to your shopping experience. for me as close as it is to my house can't beat it.

berpwillie, Apr 12, 2010
Photo of tone77
3.28/5  rDev 0%

This place has a pretty good selection.Probably the best variety of imports in the area. There is a large selection of local micros, as well as a decent selection of imports. There is a solid variety of bombers and a few Belgiums. Unfortunatly the singles cooler carries only macros and the otherwise friendly staff would not allow me to break up any 6 packs.The Chinese food served here is of pretty good, although I would get it to go. There always seems to be a few drunken men drinking singles at the tables here. Overall probably the best variety of beers in the Lancaster area.

tone77, May 21, 2009
Photo of DIM
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

The selection in here is okay, offerings from Victory, Dogfish Head, Rogue, Brooklyn, Sierra Nevada, Ommegang, and a few others I can't recall. They have a decent selection of imports as well. Nothing rare or highly sought after, but a respectable variety none the less. The service is average, nobody bothers you until you get to the register. The prices aren't great, but given the limited options in the area, this might be as good as it gets.

WARNING: This is a place that you really have to watch the freshness dates. Plenty of seasonals from the previous year to be had, so be careful. If it doesn't have any freshness information, I'd leave it on the shelf.

DIM, Aug 27, 2008
Photo of Slatetank
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%

I decided to check this place out after visiting another 6 pack shop in Lancaster on Queen street.

Country Garden is basically a mini-market as gottajiboo2 mentioned with plenty of coolers in the back for a quick six pack. They have plenty of BMC products thus the quality rating, but yopu can find some UK brands like Morland's Old speckled Hen, Old Suffolk, Tanner's Jack, Samuel Smith's products, Belhaven, and Blackthorne cider. They carry a lot of Rogue and a broad selection of locals like Victory, DFH, Stoudt's, and they have the 'craft' AB products also. Mostly a cross section of local w/ seasonal and Canadian imports w/ some west coast like Sierra Nevada and plenty of Mexican and South American macros.

The service is basically average w/ no reall interaction - you pick up a six and carry it to the register.

Pricing is pretty high and at least 50cents to $1 more than most places. You have to pay at least $9.50 for every craft sixer and up to 12 or 14dollars depending on what you get. The canadian macros- Labbatt, Molson, etc. are all %6.99-$8.00 whoah a bit steep especially conesidering a 4 pack of Samuel Smith Imperial Stout is $14. Rogues are about $7 and $14 for a DFH Black and Blue 750 ml isn't very reasonable if you ask me.

Overall I would stop here if pressed to find a fast six or a bomber, but the pricing is slightly high.

Slatetank, Jun 20, 2008
Photo of Drewcifer
3.3/5  rDev +0.6%

Hopefully things will change with the implementation of the new beer sales laws in PA, but unfortunately, this is currently the best place in Lancaster to get craft beers.

Granted, it's in an unfavorable part of town. And the clientele is a bit rough. It's a little pricey, but it can be, because the only other 6-pack or single-bottle craft beer seller is on the other side of town, and even pricier at that.

Don't get me wrong, the selection is pretty good. It's got the normal macros and imports, as well as some of the lesser knowns. Saranac and Rogue are well repped, as are locals like Victory, Troegs, Appalachian and LBC. Plenty of imports you don't see many places as well. Of course, they have the requisite macros and malternatives, which most of the clients seem to prefer. But they sell enough crafts to keep a good rotation going.

Drewcifer, Nov 18, 2007
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Country Garden 6-Pack in Lancaster, PA
82 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.