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Total Beverage

Not Rated.
Total BeverageTotal Beverage
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.31%
[ Store ]

9359 Sheridan Boulevard
Westminster, Colorado, 80031
United States
phone: (303) 426-4800

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(Place added by: rowew on 11-06-2006)
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

seanchai, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

williamjbauer, May 17, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -3.2%

DenverHopHead, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.09/5  rDev 0%

Wow, this place is totally huge, possibly the largest beer/liquor store I have ever been to. Thank you hot aunt (not mine, gf's)Sharon for bringing us to this place. Reminded me of the feeling I got in the 90s walking into my first Bevmo. Well, this place blows the doors off any Bevmo back then, now, and probably in the future (slight ode to Bret Hart there). Its about the size (and probably a former) of a supermarket.

Wine to the right on the entrance, just an amazing rack system. You have to walk to the back of the place to find the beer, but when you get there, damn, there's just tons and tons of it in coolers, again, possibly the most extensive cooler section of beer I've seen. And its a good mixture selection wise, you have your high end C&C bottles, bombers, six packs etc. . . and they're not just CO beers (although they do have some CO rarities at the most competitive prices, i.e. Oud Floris).

I spent a lot here, but got a massive amount of beer. Their pricing is competitive with anyone within the state as far as I could tell.

Look, here's the bottom line: If you are shopping for beer in the Denver proper area: Shop Argonaut. If you're in the burbs between Denver and Boulder, shop this place.

Beerandraiderfan, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of denver10
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%

A nice, new, cleaner building. Big and organized nicely. Great selection and you can pretty much find whatever you are looking for. They are often one of the first places to bring in new beers to the market (like Rogue's Hazelnut Brown Nectyar 6 Packs). Main reason I travel out of my way to come here though is they quality Build Your Own 6 Pack selection. They don't have everything but they do have a lot, a nice broad selection to choose from. Service is often MIA. This place is priced all over the place, you can find some great deal (best price for Firestone Walker 6 packs of DBA, 12 pcks of Deschutes Red Chair, etc) but they seem to balance those deals out by over pricing things (like Odell's 6 packs for over $10). I do come here a lot because I like to build my own 6 packs and this is the best and most convenient location that offers that.

denver10, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of DividedAvery
3.6/5  rDev -12%

I have stopped in here a few times on the way home from work. I'm one of those guys that walks up and down every aisle and looks at a lot of stuff. Never really been asked if I needed help or seen a beer guy in my multiple trips there. They have an awful cold bomber selection, almost all of them are warm. They have a decent shelton brothers collection, usually some 3 F and others floating around along with a good selection of local stuff. Basically my major gripe is that there isn't Anything here I can't get closer to home, but when I am driving by Ii will stop in.

DividedAvery, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of shortbus7
4.74/5  rDev +15.9%

This place is exceptional. It has a great selection of beer, as well as liquor and wine. I used to shop this place on a weekly basis prior to leaving Denver for the wonderful city of Cleveland. When they do get the more rare beers, they often place them in the back and you must ask for them by name (Pliny for example). If you ask if they have received any beers that are not on the floor recently they will usually just play dumb, but if you ask by name they will go check in the back for you.
Prior to moving, I stocked up at this store on a multitude of items. One of them being Stranahans. Every place in the city was sold out (went to 7 different liquor stores). this place had 2 bottles left and I bought both of them seeing that it was my 2 days before I moved.
They have a great selection from around the country and the world. This was one of my go to places when I lived in the Denver area.
The staff is also very knowledgeable. I've been in multiple conversations with employees about multiple breweries and styles, and for the most part they definitely know their shit.
This is a must go to if you are visiting or live in the area.

shortbus7, Sep 10, 2011
Photo of websherpa
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%

This is one step nicer than a warehouse. It's as much a liquor and wine shop as it is a beer store. If you can't find the booze you want here, it's either sold out all over town or it's not in the areas distro. The staff is friendly. With a selection as large as they have it's hard to have an intimate knowledge of all the products but they do a good job.

They use BA and RB ratings which is nice. Mixed 6s a rewards program wonderful selection and standard pricing. What else exactly do you want in a beer store?

Oh yeah they do tastings too. I've seen wine and liquor there and I'm sure breweries must come though on occasion.

websherpa, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of Dogbrick
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Visited back on 7/28/2010 during a Denver/Boulder trip. The store is located in Westminster on Sheridan not too far off 36. There is a large parking lot out front.

The store is reminiscent of Bevmo! in that it is large big box type store with a good selection of beer. The majority of the beer is located on the left side of the store, a large portion of it in coolers, plus a few shelves in the same vicinity.

The beer selection is pretty good, and it appears that almost everything sold in 4-6 packs is available in singles. Lots of regional brewers like Upland, Oskar Blues, Boulder, Great Divide, Fort Collins, and New Belgium, plus lots of west coast stuff like Port Brewing/Lost Abbey and Stone.

Service is pretty standard for a cavernous place like this. People asked if we needed help and that is about it.

Overall this place is a good spot to hit if suitcase space is a factor and you want to grab a few beers representative of the area.

Dogbrick, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of Alannah
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%

I first started shopping here a few years ago when my dad said he was unable to find Red Dog anywhere that he shopped (Superior/Boulder area). I found it on my first visit to Total Beverage, and noticed what a great selection they had in general.

It's certainly not the largest liquor store, but the more I shop there, the more impressed I am with the selection. I always find a variety of seasonal brews as well as foreign beer, ciders and other varieties.

One thing I appreciate the most at Total Beverage is the single bottle section. There are a good deal of more expensive beers that I'm interested in trying, but don't want to be tied to buying an entire 4- or 6-pack of, and that's a great way to be able to try things without spending a lot of money.

Every time I shop there, I enjoy browsing and I end up trying at least two or three new things I've never seen before. The prices are reasonable/in line with other stores, and the staff is friendly as well.

Alannah, Jul 01, 2010
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Total Beverage in Westminster, CO
91 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.