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Sherbrooke Liquor Store

YOUR RATING = None |
BEER AVG
3.95/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
3
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
50
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
97
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
28
Avg:
4.59
pDev:
6.54%
Sherbrooke Liquor StoreSherbrooke Liquor Store
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Store

11819 St Albert Trail NW
Edmonton, Alberta, T5L 5B5
Canada

(780) 455-4556 | map
www.sherbrookeliquor.com

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Added by dotar on 11-11-2005

Beers are brewed at / by another brewery.
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 28
Reviews by andrenaline:
Photo of andrenaline
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I've only had the opportunity to visit this establishment once, but I certainly wish we had one in Calgary. Edmonton-ians are blessed with one of the best beer selections in Canada (if not THE best in Canada).

They've got something to appease any beer lover, and beyond their wide selection of imports and domestic gems, they have a plethora of their own contract offerings (which I have yet to be disappointed with). If you're ever in Edmonton you MUST visit Sherbrooke Liquor!

My BA partner in crime recently visited and after making away with a scandalous haul he was also given some exclusive beers which weren't even on the shelf. Here's a place that is passionate about providing the best selection and service to their customers!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Merlin68
4.71/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Beervana
4.66/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Bunman3
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is truly mind-boggling. If you love beer and you are in Edmonton, plan to spend a long time here. The selection, quality, and service is unmatched. In the past few years, I've had the chance to visit similar bottle shops in major cities. Sherbrooke is truly world-class.

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Photo of Trosevear
4.66/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sathanas
4.79/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of mtofsrud
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Doesn't get better than this. And in my neighborhood!!!!

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Photo of Mlkluther
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

I make regular trips to this great store. Knowledgeable staff. A decent Indian restaurant buffet next door too :-)

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Photo of Howlader
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
5/5  rDev +8.9%

This store was amazing, thousands of selections including Cantillion, Central City, Me Tracteur, and many American beers. I said this is the greatest store in Canada I have seen to which they pointed to an award saying they were. Even had beers brewed special for them, a very large walk in cooler, went back the next day to make sure I didn't miss anything. If not the best, one of the best of my beer store experiences.

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Photo of Capt-Bacon
4/5  rDev -12.9%

This place is fantastic. The staff are the friendliest around and always willing to talk beer or whatever else you have going on. I am in total awe of the growler bar and have had a blast trying a different brew every time. You can literally find any craft beer you could ever want. My only detraction is going to be the price point on some of the generic beers, which doesn't slow me down but means my BBQ beer runs are often to the local liquor depot. But seriously this place is an Edmonton beer scene staple!

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Photo of TRiGS
4.44/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of wesbray
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Beaterson
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of sAvAgE69
4.97/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Sherbrook liquor is absolutely amazing. the amount of beer that is in the store will just blow your mind, this is a place that gives wine and beyond superstore a run for it's money. The staff is very very knowledgeable and will even help you pack your boxes of goodies out to your car for you. top-notch place in my opinion. If you are ever in Edmonton. check out Sherbrooke liquor. It's absolutely amazing

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Photo of Tivlavrie
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of rogerdandy
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Redbarchettayyz
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I wouldn't be on BA if it weren't for Sherbrooke. I was inkling for something new beer-wise, and a google search for "Best beer store in Edmonton" turned up Sherbrooke. After checking out their website I was intrigued, and decided to make the trip across the city. It was well worth it. The first time I walked into the PACKED beer cooler I was completely blown away by the absolutely overwhelming selection. I quickly filled my basket with a bunch of interesting beers from a number of interesting styles that I had never seen anywhere else in Edmonton. The atmosphere is great, one glance around that beer cooler, separated by styles, tells you that the people at Sherbrooke love beer, and that enthusiasm is infectious! The staff are friendly and knowledgable as well. I've already sent a couple friends interested in exploring beer beyond the macros to Sherbrooke, and I'll be certain to recommend them to anyone in Edmonton looking for an absolutely astounding selection certain to satisfy any taste.

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Photo of benbou17
4.59/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

In terms of availability of beers in Canada this is as good as it gets. If it's available in Alberta they will almost always have it, although it may not always be in stock. The "Sherbrooke House Beers" or whatever you would like to call them are usually pretty good with some of them being really good.

I still remember the first time I walked into the walk-in fridge and was completely overwhelmed. I had no clue what to buy and spent an hour and a half trying to decide. The prices for the most part are pretty decent. I haven't ever paid what I considered an exorbitant amount for anything considering what I was getting, although if you're not careful it is easy to drop a lot more money than you were planning on here.

Overall it's the best liquor store I've ever been to and I look forward to it every time I go.

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Photo of potterface
5/5  rDev +8.9%

WOW.
Not only a beer lover's paradise, a wine lover and spirit lover's as well!
From the outside it looks quite modest and well, small. Stepping inside you see the shelves are stocked full. VERY full. Then the beer cooler. Oh how I'd like to live in there. Macro brews all centered and 'plopped' into stacks, while the 'real' brews are all around the wall. Sorted in Brewery families, and also by beer style. Very easy to navigate. Surprises all over the place, hard to find beers, 19 exclusive brews... everything. Also an excellent cooler/cider selection.
Staff was very helpful. Answered every question very in-depth. Very knowledgable.
The value was great too. Nothing was over-priced, but all in a good range to keep customers and the business owner happy.Even the customers were helpful! Such a lovely place for the beer (and wine and spirit) lover.
I highly reccommend everybody to visit this store. Good location too, fairly close to Kingsway mall.
If only they could charge me rent and let me move in...

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Photo of MAB
4.5/5  rDev -2%

I had numerous recommendations to visit this place and I stored them away in my mind, since I don't get up to Edmonton too often. When I do, I had counted on the "Chateau Louis" liquor store as my place to check for the odd Belgian that I couldn't find in Calgary, or for some of their "Chat-o Stout" (brewed exclusively for them by local brewers "Alley Kat").
The reason I mention all this?
I had to go to the Chateau Louis hotel as part of my work, and to get there I had to drive right past the Sherbrooke Liquor Store. I gladly made a side trip to see what the fuss was all about.
It is unassuming, and I thought I was going to be disappointed. Once inside the large cold beer area, however, it was instantly apparent that the owners here love beer and have put together an outstanding selection for us beer lovers.
Amongst the brews that I couldn't find in Calgary were THREE exclusive ones, brewed by Alley Kat, for the Sherbrooke: A chili beer, a chocolate-cherry porter, and a double IPA.
I wandered through and recognized maybe 90% of the bottles as ones I'd seen in Calgary. The other 10% were quite exciting for me, and I dropped $75 in no time.
I'll definitely visit again.

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Photo of prosper
4.55/5  rDev -0.9%

It's the best beer store in Edmonton. It's not in the greatest neighbourhood, but it's not in a slum, either. Still, I make sure to lock up before going in, even though my vehicle is in plain sight the whole time.

The beer cooler is a walk-in style one, several hundred square feet. A disappointing percentage is dedicated to wine coolers and macros, but I suppose those are the meat and potatoes that pay the rent.

The staff are friendly and knowledgable, and the selection is the best in the city (though that's not saying much). The inventory does rotate, so you can't be sure you'll be able to get a steady supply of a given brew, but the plus side is that there's always new stuff coming in.

I can't really comment about the selection of liquor or wine there.

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Photo of charlesw
4.15/5  rDev -9.6%

Canada isn't a complete beer wasteland after all. I mean... I've been here for over 4 weeks this year and now I've finally seen that there are beer stores. I mean, sure, there are beer stores. Heck, there are beer stores on every corner. And they all carry the same macro lager stuff and no singles. Sure, they might have a few different local breweries so maybe a choice of 6 different micros to choose from but, hey, I'm not out to buy full six packs just yet - I'm here to try the locals and find what I like. If I like it, I'm way happy buying a full 6. I just don't want to end up with another 6 of shite, you know?

Anyway, as with all of the beer stores I've seen up here, it's a full-service liquor and wine store as well. All of the beer is in a walk in cooler. Kind of weird, but whatever.

Of course, that's nothing compared to the way things are set up. It's, uh, disturbing. Things are on the shelf by beer type. The craft things, that is. The macro things are in big piles on the floor. Anyway, in craft things you have the lagers then wheats then Belgians then it gets a little confusing. Maybe IPA, amber, dark. A good selection of each, sure. They say 450 (review below) different beers. I guess I can believe that. Plenty of Rogue XS (as well as other Rogue), Fish Tale, Lagunitas, Thomas Hardy (yeah), plenty of Belgians (good, big selection), locals and Canadians. I walked out with 8 barleywines (mostly in 33s) for $56cdn.

Now, those Rogue XS beers are $22cdn each. I don't know - maybe that's the going rate but wow does it ever seem high to me, you know?

Cashier was nice and friendly. Store was, well, a beer store. Not all that pretty - always leaving me wanting, well, a nice beer store. One that looks nice and inviting inside and out. And some day... I'll just have to build it myself, I guess.

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Photo of entheogen
4.35/5  rDev -5.2%

I've been going (exclusively, if i can help it) to Sherbrooke since about last summer, and resolved myself to put in a good review because the store definitely deserves it.
This store in itself has opened my eyes up to good beer, and with a massive selection (up to 425 last time I was there) I'll probably never drink through the whole inventory like I set out to.

Every week or two there is something new on the shelves, and there is always a good conversation to be had, usually ending in some really excellent recommendations like the St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout from a couple weeks ago. I'll be returning to pick up a couple bottles of Fuller's Vintage within the next week.

So thanks, Sherbrooke, without you I'd still be drinking macros.

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Sherbrooke Liquor Store in Edmonton, AB, Canada
97 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.