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Wooden Keg Liquors

Not Rated.
Wooden Keg LiquorsWooden Keg Liquors

34 Reviews
Reviews: 34
Visits: 49
Avg: 4.41
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

20219 Jefferson Blvd
Hagerstown, Maryland, 21742-4347
United States
phone: (301) 733-6594

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @woodenkeg

Place added by: chOAKbarrell on 11-20-2005

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Reviews: 34 | Visits: 49
Reviews by mountsnow1010:
Photo of mountsnow1010
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%

Stocking DFH 120 this year? Shocking!! (older vintages, but still). Very happy that I was able to find 120 here for a trade...reasonably priced, 19.99 for a 2009 bottle, 24.99 for a 2008 bottle. Not sure I would buy for those prices for myself, however.

I've been here once and so far am a huge fan. Friendly, knowledgeable service, pretty darn good selection, and reasonable pricing...not cheap, but reasonable value. That being said, it would be REAL easy to blow a lot of money really fast here, as the selection makes me want to keep buying. They stock a lot of harder to find beers as well as one-off local beers (one example, Flying Dog Coffee Stout - batch 2).
Looking forward to visiting again soon.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oatsodas
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of ZEB89
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TonyStines
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great find a little off the beaten path! Great selection of beers!

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Photo of AMCimpi
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of misternebbie
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JNForsyth
4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Nice clean little store, beer aisles are a bit crowded but they have a ton of beer shoved in there. Pricing seems decent and the employees are knowledgeable and helpful. If you ask they typically have some special beers stored in the back.

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Photo of jeffstinson
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of y2jrock60
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

This place has a nice rotating selection of local and some hard to find beers to the area. The prices are reasonable and the staff is helpful. If I'm looking for a hard to find beer this is usually the place I stop first. I would be hesitant to purchase some bottles of the wooden shelves in the back. Some of them are covered with dust, it's hard to tell how long some of them have been there. It's not a big deal if your looking for a sour though. Overall, a great place to check out if you're in the area.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of rpinover
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Sterby
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Discovered Wooden Keg after googling 'best beer store' in Hagerstown MD. Stopped in on a Thursday late morning in April. Big delivery day. Service was outstanding - Joe was very helpful. Selection was excellent for the MD/PA area. They get a higher volume of hard-to-find beers than almost anybody else out there. Picked up a case of fresh Green Flash Road Warrior, SN N Hemisphere fresh hop, a few sours, and some fresh Mo (Maine Beer Co) Most stuff is fresh, but others are not, especially if they're pushing a close-out deal. Always check the date. Nice selection of barrel aged beers and sours. Highly recommend!

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Photo of Iamjeff6
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of jerroberts1
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of PhillyFan76
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Metalmaniac915
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of thudean
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in here as I was "passing through." Not particularly right off the main road, but well worth the 10 or so minutes to get there off the highway.

The beer section is rather cramped with many boxes sitting out that are setup to create aisles to walk through. The highlight of the visit was when one of the employees pointed out that they just got in a sour from New Belgium; Le Terroir. I was very happy to see this one, and grateful that he pointed it out. Of the many things laying out, some of them had a massive wad of dust on them. For the Old Embalmer '12, and things like it, it's perfectly fine.

I got a lot of nice brews here, so it was a nice stop.

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Photo of Natesquatch
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My #1 'go-to' craft beer store...& I live 6+ hours away. 'Nuff said. Some expensive stuff there, but hey, the best doesn't come cheap. It's really nice that an out-of-state resident can still get primo treatment there (with the help of nearby relatives and friendly staff who're willing to reasonably hold a killer bottle or two for you). If you sleep on this place, you're missing out. And that's more great beer for the rest of us.

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Photo of Dilbert65
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of ChipMurray
4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

An absolutely great selection of hard-to-finds, rarities, and limited release craft beers. A must go to store when I pass through Hagerstown. Always an exceptional selection of Seasonals, and a unique for the area selection of imports.
The staff is friendly, helpful, and willing to look for the particular beers you want at the moment. They know what they sell, and will give you what you want, not what they want to sell.

The prices are reasonable and fair, undercutting on some items by almost 50%. I wonder how they do it.

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Photo of jophish17
3.59/5  rDev -18.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Visited while driving from Pittsburgh to Baltimore a few weeks ago.

My main goal was to load up on beer that I can't buy in Atlanta, so ideally I only wanted one stop that was right off of the motorway. My fellow BA reviewers hold Wooden Keg Liquors in high regards, and for that I am thankful that as y'all directed me to a store that fit the bill. Perhaps 10 minutes out of my way, I was thinking I had gone the wrong was seeing as the store was in a fairly residential area. I stopped in right before closing time, so I didn't have but about 20 minutes to browse.

The store is essentially a warehouse. Doesn't look too aesthetically pleasing, but it gets the job done. I can't see the atmosphere of the place ever being above a "3", but I personally don't care too much for atmosphere as far as stores go. It was just stacks and stacks of beer on the floor between shelves and coolers. Lots of good stuff, I was able to load up on some Maryland products like DuClaw and Brewer's Art, as well as tasty delights not found in my neck of the woods, like Troegs and Ballast Point. Maybe not the deepest selection, but I don't know the area's beer market so well and it met my needs. After a quick stop and a credit card swipe for 100$, I was completely content.

Service was there - cordial, and from what I overheard the one guy talking to a customer about home brewing, they know their stuff. A great place to stop for an out-of-towner.

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Photo of DFHeadFan
4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Very knowledgeable staff that is willing to help you find the freshest beer to suit your palate. These guys are not going to feed you a line of crap to just buy a mediocre product. They make sure you walk out the door with something are going to truly enjoy.

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Photo of beermanWV
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Best beer store in western Maryland. I travel up from martinsburg, wv to stock up in bulk. They renovated in 2012, and have a lot more room which gave more room for additional bombers and cases. They stock a number of rotating west coast and east coast beers, along with a big selection from several Maryland brewers like flying dog and heavy seas. Cases can sometimes be stacked close to the ceiling.

Staff is great, and have helped order out of stock beers for me. Worth a taking a detour.

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Wooden Keg Liquors in Hagerstown, MD
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