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Vulcan Beverage

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29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 14.9%
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417 University Blvd
Birmingham, Alabama, 35205-4413
United States
phone: (205) 328-6275

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(Place added by: ddarden on 08-24-2005)
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Photo of MOVERTON1284
3/5  rDev -27.9%

I don't frequent this place often anymore because it is in a sketchy area of town and the staff. This was the go to place for craft beer, before it was cool. They have lots of beer and growler taps. Prices are hit or miss, depends on what you are buying. IMO there are far better beer stores in town with better prices

MOVERTON1284, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of watsontiger98
4/5  rDev -3.8%

watsontiger98, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of KMitch
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

KMitch, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of markjarema11
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

markjarema11, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of RichardPaul
4.97/5  rDev +19.5%

What an amazing selection! Perhaps the only thing more impressive is that the guy behind the counter seemed to know something about each one...and there were hundreds! I love the old beer signs and promotional displays. Never seen a keg or growler selection as big, and have made my own six-pack many many times since my first visit. It's always nice to try something new and have it become a favorite!

Highest recommendation. If you live in the area, you're making a mistake to shop anywhere else!

RichardPaul, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev -3.8%

elkinbrown, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of dowen17
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%

Nice selection and good service.

The atmosphere is kind of weird. Very dark. Carpeted. Just... Weird.

The guy that was there when I showed up said he didn't even drink beer. I thought that was odd but he still knew his stuff so I guess it's okay.

The selection is much smaller than Highlands and Hop City but they did have some nice stuff.

dowen17, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Radiodixon
5/5  rDev +20.2%

The selection at this place is INSANE! There's not a keg they can't get (and the kegs are CHEAP!), and they have every beer I've ever wanted. Growlers, too! Service is awesome.
I like the atmosphere, because I think the owner has held on to every promotional item any beer company ever sent him. Stuff on the walls and hanging from the ceiling reminds me of the great beer commercials of my childhood.
They also sell pickled garlic...weird but tasty, and it's brought down my cholestorol immensley!

Radiodixon, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Kalev
4.74/5  rDev +13.9%

Vulcan Beverage is by far, the best beer selection in Birmingham. Vulcan has hard to find brands that no other store has. These guys have hundreds of hard to find brands. The selection cannot be matched in Birmingham. Their prices are reasonable and I really like the draft beer selection. They have kegs of Abita, Guiness and other unusual draft beer brands. I also really like the fact that you can create your own 6 pack. Any beer can be bought inidividually. The manager there is always helpful and very knowledgeable. This is definitely my new beer store!

Kalev, Oct 01, 2012
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Vulcan Beverage in Birmingham, AL
92 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.