Hops & Grapes
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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by wcudwight:
4.85/5 rDev +9.2%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I can't believe there is a place like this in Hickory. Cheers to Gail for putting such an awsome establishment in the Catawba River Valley area.
Heres's the details: First I think apperance should be rated here. The place was a classy beer first establishment. It also sells fine chocolates, coffees, and wines. I felt special just being there. Since apperance is not rated above, I'll give it a 5.
The service was good. The employee was friendly, nice, and very helpful. He even said he used beeradvocate to help customers sometimes. He was more than willing to talk and got my e-mail and phone # to call me if they got certain beers I was looking for.
I have not been to a lot of just craft beer stores, but this was the best selection I have seen. They had all the high gravity beers I've been reading about in the forums that are in our area. They had eight coolers(I think) of nothing but craft beers. Ok I did see 1 sixer of Miller Lite ponys, but it was looking like the lost unappreciated step-child admist all that quality. The value was comparable to other places. I wondered around for a while trying to make a decision b/c my wife put me on a 10$ budget. I ended up with Rogues Ole Crustacean barley wine for 12$. This place is worth seeking out.
09-12-2005 01:08:22 | More by wcudwight
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Not really having a beer store near me, but being within 30 minutes of plenty of good ones, I consider Hops and Grapes my go-to store. Sit and have a beer and chat with the friendly staff or just browse the endless selection. Always something new to try and nice beers on tap.
04-30-2014 04:41:06 | More by asams10
3.87/5 rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Hey, I'm biased. I own Hops & Grapes. (Gail has not been involved in over 2 years).
We carry a great selection of local, NC and national craft brewed beers. There's too many to name them all, but the list includes Lagunitas, Founders, Bell's, Rogue, Sierra Nevada, Weyerbacher, Southern Tier, Left Hand, Avery, Allagash, Foothills, Olde Hickory, Highland, Triangle, Natty Greene's, Howard, Catawba and many many more.
We do our best to bring in the best. If you're looking for a beer, give us a try. We'll track 'em down, if possible.
Always 8-10 beers on draft; growler fills and on-premise consumption- yes, you can drink in the store.
We alternate wine and beer tastings every Thursday. To sign up for our informative newsletter, send you email address to: [email protected]
12-18-2013 22:23:26 | More by HopsAndGrapesHickory
4.56/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is an excellent place to buy craft beer in Hickory. Their selection is outstanding. The prices are reasonable, but maybe a few dollars more than something from Total Wine or Lowes Foods. However, I keep coming back because I like to support the local business. The people who work here are knowledgeable of the beer and always ask if I need help or if I'm looking for anything in particular. Also, they have 5 or so beers on tap so you can enjoy a beer while you shop. They have tastings and other events. They will special order anything for you (within reason). Another cool thing is they have a very large glassware selection. Wine is also sold, and it seems like a decent selection.
09-22-2013 15:06:39 | More by aleckpa
4.65/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Absolutely love this place. The staff is very friendly and more than willing to help, be it with finding something specific that you've come in looking for or with suggestions when you're lost/overwhelmed by the options. Very clean and welcoming, with the added bonus of a few brews on tap that they are more than happy to let you sip while you browse. They also do tastings once a week, sometimes wine and sometimes beer. Price varies by what you're wanting.. seems to be fairly in line with local standards, occasionally a little high. Overall, I'm very glad to have such a place so near!
09-16-2013 02:26:23 | More by wr3ck00n
4.64/5 rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I'm in the store all the time as its just down the road from my house. Very nice selection and the new owner (Bobby) has been working to expand the beer list past where it was under the prior owner (Gail), which was already a pretty decent beer list. Wine is covered well also, though there isn't quite the knowledge of wine as there is for beer.
This is the first bottle shop I've been to where you can drink at the shop. Don't know if that says something about the places I've been or what... There are a couple drafts on tap and, especially after 5/6pm, there are a handful people around the store drinking a bottle or so.
Really, a great shop and I'm glad we have it in Hickory.
07-09-2012 14:20:27 | More by treznor
Hops & Grapes in Hickory, NC
96 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.