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The Beer Store

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89
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10 Ratings
Ratings: 10
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

6052 University Blvd.
Moon Township, Pennsylvania, 15108
United States
phone: (412) 299-1944
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(Place added by: WVbeergeek on 12-08-2005)
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Reviews by nukem5:
Photo of nukem5
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Have heard of this haven for a while but first time there today. It was a small place and the owner Frank was very knowledgable of the beers I was searching for and took my number to get back with me about them. I surveyed the place and found all Unibroue Cork Finished bottles were priced at an amazing 9.99. Seven beers on tap for growler fill @ 10 bucks. A very nice wide selection of beers overall and lots of Belgians to choose from.

Will definitly be going back soon with my growlers.

As for value can you put a price on a beer you have been dying to try but can't find it or dont want a whole case?

More User Reviews:
Photo of wvsabbath
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%

This is the first place i went to to get craft beers about 6 years ago. Not much has changed. First thing is you walk in and pass the cooler full of mass producted beers. The selction is around 200 for craft beers. Same selection really from day one. Frank is a good guy, and has knowledge on what he has. Theres no rare or specialty hard to find beers there, just your standard victory, troegs and dogfish heads. The price is average. Also, this is the beer store, the bar downstairs is the trivia pub and is not the same thing as the beer store, so i wont talk about or think about it with this review. Decent place to stop by and grab some beers, mix and match 6 packs, etc. I go up once a year to see if anything is new.

Photo of mgbickel
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%

Found this place by accident. My buddy just moved near this location and we went out looking at a different beer joint nearby. What a sweet find!

From what I could see, this is not the most organized place I have been in, but that only gets you so many points here...the things that matter...quality and selection...they have covered.

Lots of coolers...one deticated to imports, and the others contain a mixture of local and more common craft beers. You can mix and match a six pack or pick up a ready made one. They also had some nice gift collections including glassware.

Everything was priced very fairly...even a little cheaper than most places.

I will pop in this place from time to time to see what they have and hope to find a treasure or two!

Photo of treyrab
4/5  rDev +3.6%

I was lucky enough to find The Beer Store this summer and have been going ever couple days! The place is not the greatest aesthetic-wise, but it has a decent selection of US Micros. DFH, Great Lakes, Unibroue, Stoutd's to name a few. The price is great though. Most beers are $10/6, which is better than places around like Bocktown which is way too expensive.

Overall, this is a great a great establishment. Nothing rare, but if you are interested in getting some new brews at a great price, this is the place to go. They also have 6 or so beers on tap to fill your growlers.

Photo of johanvond
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%

Being from ohio it drives me crazy that i just cant buy beer in the town i'm staying in. There is only a beer distributer that only sells by the case. So i'm Reveved to travel the 20 min or half an hour to get here. It's easy to get to and they have a good slection for such a small place. There is parking in front and 'round back and two enterances. They sell ten dollar mix a six in one cooler or varring bottles in the other coolers. Some of the beers that seemed notable to me were one that I couldn't get in ohio, such as Troegs, South Hammton, Loves, Curch Works, Lancaster, Ithica and 12oz of the Wyerbacher artisan bottles that ive only seen in the 24oz size. They also, to my superise sell growers and you have five taps to choose from and there also ten bucks. I' ll deffinately be back next time.

Photo of crookedhalo
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

I've stopped in quite a few times since it's close to where I live. They opened an area which use to be just for storage that has wooden shelves carrying even more beer (as well as a couple of couches, atmosphere?). The selection is very good for how relatively small the store is; micros, macros, quality imports, and a good selection of Belgians. They started filling growlers a few months ago, as well. I forgot to check what they had on today, but I've had a few growlers of Stone IPA filled up in the past. I forget the owner's name, but he's there almost all of the time and is knowledgable on his product and asks for customer's input on what he should stock to cater to their tastes. That's dedication.

I know it's my fault for not checking, but in the past, I've got a few bottles that have been past their expiration. It seems that they now have a good grasp at stock freshness and rotation.

Kudos, I'm glad this kind of a store is in my area.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%

Across the street from RMU and before the shopping plaza when heading toward the river. The beer store is up the stairs behind Trivia Pub and through a door. It has good hours. Its a very small place. The craft/import section is to the right as soon as you walk in. Decent selection from Sam Adams, DFH, good Belgian selection. Mixed 6-ers are $10 and up (more for seasonals and higher ABV brews). Selection from other micros was good but somewhat picked over. What was interesting is that you could also fill your own growler from their on tap selection. They have 5 or 6 taps to choose from there. Its decent and the only place to get mixed 6-ers for a reasonable price that I know of.

Photo of jcdiflorio
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Stopped here today to get some mixed sixers for some Christmas gifts and some beer for myself. It was located across from Robert Morris College,behind the Trivia Pub. A small place advertising over 400 brands of beer,I'd say there was at least 400 brands of beer there. Some Belgiums,close to a hundred i'd say, a nice variety of Christmas Belgiums,also some nice gift packs. Some nice glasses.A nice mixed variety of Imports,lots of Samuel Smith's and a little bit of everything else. The biggest selection was micros they had Stone, Bell's, Blue Point,Troegs,Great Lakes,Anderson Valley and several others,a very nice selection. Most of the beers were avalible from the cooler or on the shelf.
The owner was working at the time,he was very friendly and helpful,even gave my a free glass of my choice. The prices were the best around an average mixed sixer was $10.00. Very good prices on bombers and Beligums. The owner said he was going to increase the selection,which is always a good thing.The place was a bit small,but didn't seem real packed.
There was a small room to the side with some Imports and Belgiums,plus some glassware.
The is a place I would definatly go to visit again,wanted to visit the Trivia Pub down below,but it did not open till 4:00. A great reason for a return visit,and a review of the pub.

Photo of lsarabethl
3.55/5  rDev -8%

I'm a real newbie but I figured since there was only one review, I'd toss in my two cents as well. The Beer Store was easy to find (right across from the entrance to Robert Morris University). It's upstairs from a place called the Trivia Pub. You can either enter in the front door to the pub, making an immediate right up the stairs to the store or through the back of the building. I couldn't find a place to park but came back later and realized that there was more parking around back. I'll freely admit that I can't really critique the selection of beers because I don't know my stuff too well yet. Suffice it to say that I saw nothing that I was familiar with (which is probably a positive), and didn't find what I was looking for (stuff from Bell's Brewery). There seemed to be a wide array of beers. I gave it a 2.5 for service because when I went there, the woman behind the counter admitted that she knew nothing about the beer selection. Kind of "If you don't see it, then we don't have it". She was still nice/friendly, etc. I have heard, though, that the owner really does know his stuff and is a great guy so don't despair! They advertised mix/match 6 packs - I think this may be one of the only places in the Moon/Hopewell area that does, and has this type of selection. I'd say it's worth a look if you're in the area, I hope the store continues to grow.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Located above the Trivia Pub right across from Robert Morris University has about 400 beers here. Very nice craft and limited German and Belgian selections. The best part about this place is it's open 7 days a week from 12pm-2am and it has the lowest mark ups when compared to other similar six pack shops 12oz are generally $1.99 a piece. I stopped in and met the owner nice guy trying to get in the competition of the six pack store gig, in Western PA. So far this guy is doing a fine job with quality beers from Great Divide, Southhampton, Victory, Great Lakes, Erie Brewing, Thirsty Dog, Heavyweight, Reaper ales, Speakeasy, Anderson Valley, and a slew of other fine beers to be had here.

UPDATE:
Frank and company will be moving to a new location soon this site is being bought by Autozone/Advanced Auto? or something similar. So, get here while you can it's a shame the Trivia Pub has been closed for sometime. Now the beer store is moving or closing for a short time hopefully to reopen.

The Beer Store in Moon Township, PA
89 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.