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Wooden Keg Liquors

Wooden Keg LiquorsWooden Keg Liquors
BA SCORE
99
world-class

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 7.83%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @woodenkeg

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(Place added by: chOAKbarrell on 11-20-2005)
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Reviews by therica:
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therica

Maryland

4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

We special-order all of our kegs for our personal semi-annual beerfests, here. Every employee is outstanding, friendly, beer-knowledgeabe and willing to help. If you want to talk beer or get advice, this is the place in Hagerstown.

The selection is fairly wide, relatively speaking, for this area-- not many beer or liquor stores carry much beer that is more exotic than Heineken or Bass, if even that.

I wish their hours were just a little later, both on weeknights and weekends-- but you can't ask for everything! It's a slightly difficult place to find, at first (directly across from the entrance to Yingling's Golf Center). But it's also close to Hagerstown Community College, and you know how students can be rather knowledgeable and demanding about good beer....

08-29-2006 08:20:06 | More by therica
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PhillyFan76

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-04-2014 21:17:23 | More by PhillyFan76
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Metalmaniac915

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-29-2014 02:32:56 | More by Metalmaniac915
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thudean

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-08-2014 14:49:29 | More by thudean
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

12-26-2013 14:23:54 | More by RblWthACoz
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Natesquatch

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

12-16-2013 04:44:12 | More by Natesquatch
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Dilbert65

Maryland

5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-30-2013 00:30:38 | More by Dilbert65
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

08-24-2013 20:54:57 | More by ChipMurray
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jophish17

Georgia

3.59/5  rDev -22%
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.

06-23-2013 15:12:16 | More by jophish17
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DFHeadFan

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

06-08-2013 01:12:27 | More by DFHeadFan
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Wooden Keg Liquors in Hagerstown, MD
99 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.