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Reviews by granger10:
4.2/5 rDev -5.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
I was in Grand Blanc for the Buick Open yesterday and stopped by Oliver T's afterwards. Very cool looking and large art deco style building. Tons of gourmet items like a bakery, spices, wine, cigars, etc.
But I was here for the beer, and the beer selection was astounding! I thought I knew something about most of the Belgians that I'd be able in Michigan but this store had more Belgians that I had never heard of or knew anything about than I could believe. Great American micro selection (except no Kuhnhenn or Dragonmead) and also an amazing English beer selection. Other Asian beers and Eastern Euro beers were well represented as well.
Service was decent. They were nice and one guy got me an empty six pack but they didn't offer any advice or help while I was staring wide eyed at the selection.
Watch out for some older beers (Maverick IPA was there and so was Founder's Noble Lager!) and some dust. But their fridge selection is solid and most of the beers look in atleast decent shape. If I lived in Grand Blanc I think I would live in this store. Definitely a must visit when in the area.
07-31-2005 12:26:17 | More by granger10
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4.58/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
After i told a bunch of BA'ers that i was going to be in the flint area for the weekend they recommended this store to me and i have to say wow i came back twice, two hours later and a hundred dollars poorer i walked out a happy man.
Ended up buying 2 hellhounds here! oh yeah.
Make sure you pay attention to the date of the beer that you pull out of the six pack because some are past date and with low abv are not good, also look at the label and make sure its the right beer i ended up with a tommyknocker maple beer that i didnt want...crap
I will be back again.
05-23-2011 05:07:19 | More by GoldenChild
4.65/5 rDev +5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great selection of craft and imports from around the world. Most of the brewerys in Michigan can be found here as well as any other craft brewery that distributes to Michigan. One wall of beers in coolers and two aisles of warm stuff. They also have homebrew supplies and some glassware.
The only gripe I have is they have a lot of IPA's on the shelves warm.
Nice clean store with great atmosphere. Service is also great. They also have a great wine/liquor selection and gourmet food if you're interested.
09-23-2010 04:14:02 | More by FourKicks
4.5/5 rDev +1.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Stopped by on 2/09/10 and was very impressed with the large selection of pretty much everything (Gourmet Food, Wine, Beer, Deli, etc).
I headed straight for the beer selection and was impressed with the selection of beers and the fact you can buy singles of any of their beers, that gets huge marks from me.
I bought 13 singles beers I have never had a chance to have before (Bell's Third Coast Ale, Prima Pils, etc), plus bought some pickles, chocolate, and a sandwich.
Also great service and a really nice atmosphere too.
Highly Recommended and I will be back.
02-11-2010 01:10:53 | More by semibaked
4.2/5 rDev -5.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Oliver T's is the only place in the area with a decent craft beer selection. They have a pretty big selection ranging from Michigan brews to international ones. They also have a few homebrew supplies as well as selling me empty bottles at cost, I really can't complain. They sell singles of anything at a relatively good value. They also have a wide selection or wines and liquors as well as one great deli and bakery. Although it's sometimes hard to find an employee aside from the ones manning (womaning) the register, Oliver T's has a great atmosphere and every visit is worth taking the time to browse, smell, and take everything all in.
08-19-2009 20:11:51 | More by jeremyd365
4.85/5 rDev +9.5%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
For my surrounding areas Oliver T's is definitely on the top of my list. I was completely impressed with this store. The selection of import beers was incredible along with the craft beers. All the shelf beer is organized by country allowing you to find what you want easily. A good amount of beer was in a cooler also giving you the obvious option of having your beer cold. Another great benefit for me is I'm a home brewer and they had a decent selection of brew kits and equipment. A very nice selection of glassware was also available. In the back they had a taste test room where I was allowed to try certain samples for $1. You will not be disappointed if you take the trip here. I will definitely be returning. With the quality of the selection be prepared to spend some money. It's hard to walk away with just one beer.
04-05-2009 18:11:49 | More by sjclay00
3.7/5 rDev -16.5%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
I've stopped in here many times over the past few months and every time I buy less and less. It seems to me that they keep raising their prices every time I come, to the extent that I never find a real bargain here anymore. I understand businesses have to make a profit, especially a gourmet place like this in a downturn economy around the Flint area. I saw Bourbon County Stout 4 packs here for 20.99 when they first came out, and yesterday they were 23.19 a 4 pack. Other beers are always priced a dollar or two higher than regular party stores in the area.
That being said, they have a pretty good selection of beers to choose from. Just keep in mind you will pay a premium for them to offset the cost of the gourmet aspect of the business.
02-24-2009 00:45:05 | More by GrueLurks
Oliver T's in Grand Blanc, MI
95 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.