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Belmont Beverage - South Bend Ave.

Not Rated.
Belmont Beverage - South Bend Ave.Belmont Beverage - South Bend Ave.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

21 Ratings
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 16.63%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

1621 S Bend Ave
South Bend, Indiana, 46617-1746
United States
phone: (574) 233-4603

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @belmontbeverage

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(Place added by: aforbes10 on 02-23-2006)
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Ronald612

Indiana

5/5  rDev +20.5%

01-17-2014 05:32:59 | More by Ronald612
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crossovert

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

TO the left as you walk in there is some beer in the coolers. Some craft, btu mostly 40s and malt liquors of all types, or BMC.

The craft is in the back. Lots and lots of bombers, more than I expected. A good singles selection with a discount for every 6er. Plenty of 6 packs too. Seemed to have quite a few Indiana and Michigan breweries. Not many imports.

The service was good an knowledgeable. The prices were decent if slightly pricey. Heres to Indiana developing a craft appreciation like its neighbors.

09-03-2012 22:56:24 | More by crossovert
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cagocubs

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

A: Near the campus of ND this place has good traffic with students and the townspeople coming in and out. While they push alot of liquor sales it still had a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.

S: The workers here are super helpful and friendly.

Sele: I was most surprised with their vast selection of craft bombers both refrigerated and not. They had a multitude of local sixers and popular craft makers. What blew me out of the water was the single beer selection. I was able to create my own six pack of local and quality beers. Good stuff.

V: Fair price, especially when it is so close to campus. I would recommend this place to anyone who cares about good beer.

10-14-2011 00:26:53 | More by cagocubs
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zrab11

Indiana

4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I was only in this establishment for about 5 min total but that's all I needed to be able to see that this store had a very nice selection and very reasonable prices.

The service was excellent... i stopped in here on my trip home from the KBS release and a few weeks before I had been looking for some southern tier and Josh responded to my post and said he had some in his store and even though he would be on vacation he would set the bottles i wanted asside. I got to the store and said is Josh in and they said no.. but are you Zach. I said yes and they said well Josh has u all fixed up. The guy went into the office and got the 4 bottles i has requested and rang them up and then i was on my way!

This would definitely be a store i would frequent if i lived in the south bend area!

Thanks again josh!

03-21-2011 12:10:53 | More by zrab11
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Another6Pack

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Chose this place in search of a wide FFF selection in South Bend after reading other reviews. Good call.

Store was clean, well-lit, and spacious. No trouble navigating the aisles or finding what I was after. Got to meet fellow Ba and shop manager Josh, who was more than helpful and friendly. Reasonably close to the toll road exit for those passing through.

Most impressive was the selection, which included not only of FFF but Tyranea, Upland, Dark Horse, Boulevard, Stone, Bell's, Founders and many, many others.

The only thing missing might be shopping carts for those of us in the midst of a big beer haul.

Locals - please support this shop. I plan to return, and I'm counting on you to make sure it's always there when I come back.

02-27-2011 04:39:35 | More by Another6Pack
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betsona

Idaho

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Belmont has slowly become my go to beer store in South Bend. It has the best single bottle selection with breweries from all over the country represented. Their local selection is what keeps me coming back. With almost every current Bell's, Founders, Dark Horse, Three Floyds and many other more obscure brewers kept in good supply. The different sixers are also well extensive. Belmont cellars certain vintages and each that I have tried have been well done and worth the cost. The service is helpful leading to better selections and giving good information on new or upcoming releases. Overall, I have no problem spending an extra dollar to get what I know is a fresh beer sold by informative beer drinkers that want you to come back.

02-17-2011 15:24:26 | More by betsona
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notredame101

Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +12%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I'm pretty new to the whole world of craft beer and this is my go to place to shop at. They have a ton of things from breweries like Three Floyds, Bells, Dark Horse, Great Lakes, New Belgium, Dogfish Head, Avery, Rogue, and the likes. A lot of regional stuff which is nice for someone like me who won't be able to get it back home. Josh the store manager knows what he is talking about when you ask him a question. Actually most of the people there can help you with any beer related question. They seem to be always getting in the limited release beers and let you know what came in that week. Overall I really like this place and wish South Bend had more stores that actually take pride in what they sell. They have a rather large mix a six selection which offers 10% off a mixed six or 15% off a mixed 12pk. For the rest of my time here at Notre Dame this will be my go to store for beer hands down.

11-25-2010 14:32:28 | More by notredame101
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Beerenauslese

California

4.65/5  rDev +12%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in while I was visiting my sister before heading to Three Floyds' Dark Lord Day release.

Belmont has expanded their beer selection since the last time I was there about a year ago, but even then, they had notable beers. I took home some 3Floyds and some DFH 120 IPA that trip.

Notable to me, being from the west coast, they have a strong selection from our country's Central and East regions. Really good stuff. Had a long chat with Josh who is very knowledgeable.

I walked out with 3Floyds Behemoth (2008 and 2009 vintages), Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout, GI Night Stalker, Hoppin Frog Boris (regular and barrel aged), Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree, and Southern Tier Iniquity.

Further, they offer a 15% discount on 6+ bottles. I regret that I could only carry 13 bottles back in my suitcases (well, I had to leave room for 8 bottles of Dark Lord).

This place seems only to be getting better. Will be back there on my next visit for sure.

04-27-2010 17:01:23 | More by Beerenauslese
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4.65/5  rDev +12%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This store is a recent find for me, and mostly because of the manager, Josh. Josh is one of the most incredibly knowledgable beer drinkers that I know of, and he can talk about any beer that is on his shelf. I don't know what the store was like before he took over, but it is my understanding that he has transformed it into what it is today.

There is a great selection of US craft beer and imports. Singles are offered as well as packs. Josh does a great job of getting some of the smaller special release beers such as GI Nightstalker, Founders KBS and Nemesis, Hopping Frog Barrel Aged BORIS, Bells Batch 9,000 and others.

Just recently Josh held a Dark Horse Tasting offering a very wide selection of their beers and offering a discount on their products.

Check this store out and look for more tastings in the future.

04-23-2010 15:44:20 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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Lukafer

Michigan

4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Within a year or so this Belmont store has become the go to store for micros in the area. They have a huge selection of midwest beers like Dark Horse, Mad Anthony, Brugge, Goose Island, almost every Bell's and FFF, New Holland, Mishawaka, Upland, Great Lakes, Barley Island and tons more. If you're looking for some out of region they have a lot of that too like Brooklyn, Stone, Rogue, Great Divide, etc. There's a great mix 6 selection, best in town, and you get discounts when you mix. There's also a decent import selection, but to be honest I'm usually too busy looking at their domestics to pay much attention.

If you have any questions about beer their staff is very knowledgeable and helpful, and the manager Josh is a really cool guy who really knows his stuff! If you're in the area, you should definitely check them out.

03-14-2010 19:00:45 | More by Lukafer
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