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Vulcan Beverage

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

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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Reviews by WoodBrew:
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

In Birmingham for the first time and Check Beer Advocate for places to check out and Vulcan Beverage was listed as a place to go....so I went. The place is typical of an inner city Beverage store except this place sells Growlers!!! Which blew me away. The atmosphere is good once inside..there is many coolers and shelves of beer along with a white board of growlers. The quality is fine...its a beer store and they had a good selection. ONce I walked in I was greeted and asked if I needed help finding anything...said I was looking and he revealed that the have singles for sale at various prices. I was hoping for more Alabama beers...but most was from out of state....alot from Maine...it seemed. I ended up buying a six which I will try throughout the course of my visit.

WoodBrew, Sep 13, 2011
More User Reviews:
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
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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
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Vulcan Beverage in Birmingham, AL
92 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.