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Abe's Cold Beer

Abe's Cold BeerAbe's Cold Beer

Taps: - / Bottles: 2000
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
99
world-class

83 Ratings
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.39%
$$ - reasonable


[ Eatery, Store ]

1301 W Broad St
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 18018-4920
United States
phone: (610) 997-0831

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-15-2007)
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Reviews by nrs207:
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

Abe's definitely has a lot of beer, and a lot of variety. They like to be helpful when they can, and it really is the only place I buy beer except when I want a 6 pack of something not too special (I then go to Wegmans, which is a bit cheaper with most 6 packs). The real key is being able to buy as many or as few of any bottle you want except for the more common stuff (then you have to buy whole 6 packs). This only came into play for me once because Sierra Nevada is only by 6 pack and I wanted Celebration, which Wegmans doesn't have. Was happy to buy a 6 pack, but it was $12. Gone within a couple days. I got 120 Minute here, I've even seen a couple bottles of Russian River, although never PtE.

The only thing I don't like about Abe's is that sometimes their selection isn't the freshest. I was in a couple weeks ago and saw an IPA from 2010. This usually doesn't come into play, only for the less well known stuff or the expensive stuff. Its not in a location where I feel that a lot of people want to drop $8-10 on a bomber, etc. I see most people walk out with BMC or not really know what they're doing when looking at the craft selections. So I can't really blame them, because if they didn't have out of date beer at all, you probably wouldn't be able to get that beer anywhere in the valley except maybe a case at Shangy's. If you're into craft and don't want a case, this is really the only place to go in the valley.

12-07-2011 03:25:09 | More by nrs207
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

A great local place to find beers from all around the world, some very rare and hard to find. Sign up for their email blast to get up to date emails on some of the rare things they get. It can get disorganized from time to time, but they have thousands of bottles of inventory, ask if you are looking for something specific. They have a very nice and knowledgeable staff. You could shop at Wegmans which has a small selection or shop and support a local business with an even better selection!

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev -45.3%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$$

A decent selection of beers. Not of the greatest of places but with limited options to get craft beer six packs, I don't have much of an option. The arrangement of the store is very poor and has no reasoning. Its like they get the beer in stock and then just place in on the shelf so you have rows of beer three six pack deep and none of the six packs are the same, so it is very time consuming. When asked if they can obtain a certain been beer its like it's an inconvenience for them and they brush you off

08-30-2013 22:31:48 | More by TTripp725
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Abe's Cold Beer in Bethlehem, PA
99 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.