Palmer's Beverage Center
Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 47 | Display Reviews Only:
4.21/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
A little more expensive and a little less selection than at Hyde Park WS, but the service was great.
I was able to find all the best IPAs in Ohio as well as some Jolly Pumpkin, Bells, and Founders.
I will for sure be back each time I pass through. If stores were like this in TN, I would be a regular.
06-29-2013 16:54:24 | More by Photekut
3.94/5 rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This is a decent little shop-- I found many of prices to be cheaper than Pace High.
In my opinion, the selection is better as well.
Usually when reviewing beer shops in new states or towns I prefer to check out several places before I review any of them...
We first hit Pace-High, then came here, them went to Amderson's General store. I do this so that I can compare the selections an prices.
Anderson's was the best shop, but this was second place, well ahead of Pace.
This particular store didn't have Rivertowne Lambic (which was one I had been looking for), and the employees didn't seem to even know what I was asking for. There was some Tilquin available, so all was not lost.
This would certainly be a decent stop to grab some locals, but the 15 minute drive to Anderson's is worth it in my opinion.
01-23-2012 00:09:00 | More by AleWatcher
3.86/5 rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Darker interior with wood shelving makes it feel fairly cozy. Also looks like this is a fairly old establishment. 2 guys working, one older, neither seemed too interested in me. I prefer to not have anyone bother me though. At the same time absolutely no conversation at checkout, meh. Even the cashier at the Total Wine usually has something to say.
Good selection of US micros. Foreign stuff looked good too. Coming through looking for stuff not available to me in NC, this pretty much meant Ohio locals, Alesmith, Troegs and 3Floyds. More interesting 22s and 750s but some local sixers. Really wasn't blown away by the selection of stuff I was looking for, but maybe I just came at a bad time. Still a quality selection. Alesmith well represented, grabbed a couple along with a Flying Mouflan. Black Sun was the 3F, which I had and is good, but I find 3F to be higher priced to buy repeats.
I think there must be a real dearth of stores in the Columbus area. This place was fine but really was a step down from the "top rated" stores in pretty much every other state I've been in. I personally found Wieland more interesting. Would pop in though to see if anything interesting was around.
01-06-2012 03:21:56 | More by Bung
4.74/5 rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Palmer's beverage center may look average from the outside, but immediately upon entering the store it is obvious that this is an outstanding store. The atmosphere is good, the selection is awesome, and the prices are fair. The only downside is that they do not have any singles to make your own six pack, so I had to leave the store with a lot less variety than I would have liked. They do have an excellent selection of bombers and most are very fairly priced. The 6-packs were a good value as well, although I did see a few here and there that were overpriced. On the whole, the value is great though. The employees were very helpful and very knowledgeable, and I was able to pick up Stone vertical epic 2010 that was properly cellared for the past year to go with the 2011 I bought as well. It is a great store and a great place to find good beer.
11-19-2011 19:28:45 | More by pBRale
5/5 rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped in here driving from NC to Detroit after check to see what places got good reviews along the way from Beer Advocate and could not have been happier to stop in. Lucky for me I showed up on beer delivery day, so not only did I have the option to pick from their wide variety of beers, I had the option to pick from beers right off the truck. Emily was very knowledgable of all their beers and was a big help in my selection. Top notch place and if you're in Ohio and get the chance, you have to stop in here.
08-14-2011 14:45:19 | More by fantasyroach
4.34/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Happened upon this place in my many travels for work....what a cool place, with about four aisle sides and a couple end caps, and numerous cooler doors devoted to different brews..clean and pretty well organized accroding to domestic and imports..and a great selection of both indeed.both in bombers and sixers..I am used to Michigan shops, and I know what is distributed in MI, so what is available here jumps right out at me..Alesmith, Green Flash, Hoppin Frog, Two Brothers, etc, I was pleased..and the prices were fair..The woman behind the counter was friendly and knowledgable, and was quick to inform me what was new in this week(it was also written on a chalk board as well...I also picked up a couple glasses from a nice selection..at 3.99 a piece...It was a great place to go that I will go too again...
08-07-2011 23:11:38 | More by warbird07
Palmer's Beverage Center in Columbus, OH
94 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.