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Malt & Vine

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Taps: 20 / Bottles: 900
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
99
world-class

42 Ratings
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 6.58%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Store ]

16851 Redmond Way
Redmond, Washington, 98052-4449
United States
phone: (425) 881-6461

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @maltandvine

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(Place added by: MaltandVine on 09-03-2007)
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cbros

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in here after reading about it on BA. Was in town to visit my buddy who happens to work literally a block away and glad I did. Being from the NC we are now just starting to get good beers not from the area. I was amazed at the selection. It ranged from Belgium, West Coast stuff and European slections. Everything was in refridgerators and for a small corkage fee you could drink it right there. They also had 6 taps with the Dissident being one. I got to the point where I had to put things back because I was getting more stuff then I could drink. I ended up having a Damnation and Dissident in the store amd taking a few other goodies home. Doug was the one there and he was a pleasure to talk to. I asked him about several local beer bars and he gave me sound advice. Very knowledgable about the products.
My only regret is that I can't get to him here in NC.

09-23-2008 20:01:37 | More by cbros
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thethrone

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This is my bottle shop of choice when I'm looking for a wide selection. Doug and Lizzie are very knowledgeable and take great care of maintaining the quality and selection of brew available. They also do a lot to advocate good beer by engaging with customers and hosting regular tastings. The tap selection is great, with regular offerings of exceptional or rare beers. Prices are a bit higher than shops with more volume, but still pretty reasonable.

A must visit for advocates who find themselves in the Redmond area.

09-09-2008 18:19:04 | More by thethrone
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RoryGilmore

Washington

4.65/5  rDev +2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

You gotta love a beer store that has taps and lets you drink while you shop. The draft prices are very reasonable and they have about 6 taps. Nice.

Selection is pretty damn good, not out of this world, but pretty damn good. The selection is slightly different from the other bottle stores in Seattle which is nice to be able to find something you can't get anywhere else.

Everything is kept in brightly lit coolers, so temperature is controlled. I think a bit less light hitting the beer would put my mind at ease.

Service is awesome: friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, and willing to converse all without being overbearing.

Overall, a really great place that is highly recommended.

06-23-2008 05:32:23 | More by RoryGilmore
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julian

Washington

4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in today after work. The place was pretty empty, just me and another guy and Doug the owner manning the till and taps. Yes, this place has 9 beers on tap to savor while you do your shopping for yet more beers! This place is a mix of wine and beer, all of the beer being in the fridges. There is a very wide assortment of beers here almost rivaling Bottleworks, if not equal or dare I say more? I stopped in for about 10mins and will need to go back for a more thorough inspection next time. The cleanliness and arrangement of the beer here is definitely noteworthy and something the owner obviously takes great pride in. This is a top notch outlet and for anyone on the Eastside it is a hidden beer oasis. Also to note, the guy bought up the space next door and turned it into a cellar, where you can lease space. It's climate controlled and stays at a constant 55F.

As for the bottles, while I was there I picked up an Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock as well as a Rochefort 8. Other items of interest were Old Viscosity, The Abyss, Fantome Saison, Fantome Chocolat, alot of Cantillon, some Vintage JW Lees Harvest Ale, Peche Mortel, lots more!

06-17-2008 04:59:34 | More by julian
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Wetpaperbag

Washington

5/5  rDev +9.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I drove by this store quite a few times before I realized it was BEER!!! I was super happy! The service there is amazing, always helpful, friendly, and willing to chat about the brew. The tastings there are a great way to get to know the many types of beer out there. Plus it is a good way to get to know more beer lovers. The prices are pretty good, you may find a beer a bit cheaper else where in the area, but not the knowledge. Plus now they have some beers on tap so you can drink while you buy. They also have it set up so you can buy a brew and then drink it there, usually in the correct glass it would go best in. There is a small fee for that however. That would be the same if you went to a wine store and could drink what you bought, a corking fee of sorts. I go there my fair share amount. Great place and owners!

04-27-2008 01:25:52 | More by Wetpaperbag
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mnapier

Washington

4.3/5  rDev -5.7%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

A few chairs greet you at the entrance to this bottle shop located right off of Redmond Way, down the street from Whole Foods in Redmond.

Spoke with the Owner and he strives to maintain the quality of what he carries with less than 3 percent UV lights for his fridged displays. Contacted him recently and he had several bottles of Older Viscosity as well as La Folie.

Definitely a welcome addition when compared to Redmond Fine Wine & Cigars a couple of blocks away, or the nearby grocery stores.

Cheers

02-18-2008 06:28:58 | More by mnapier
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GimmeAles

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$

This place would rate very highly except for the dramatic Eastside markup.

Very clean, well-tended shop, with a good selection. Friendly, knowledgeable guy manning the till was homebrewer sympathetic (asked about getting empty case boxes to which he kindly obliged).

Prices are outrageously high though. In many cases $2 more per bomber than the same beer at Whole Foods less than a mile away. A whopping $17.99 for Rogue XS beers (and I thought $14-15 a pop was alot!).

So, except for a place to pick up boxes for homebrew or an occasion rarity that I may not be able to find elsewhere, will definitely not be shopping here regularly.

02-12-2008 20:05:07 | More by GimmeAles
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jkdrummer

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -23.2%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$

Dropped by while driving through Redmond, it's hard to find amid the tangle web of one way streets -- tucked away in a plaza. Spacious place, all the beer coolers are on wheels, strange, made for a noisy atmosphere. Had all the usual imports you would expect to find but overall I didn't see anything out of the ordinary ('cept maybe all the expensive beers from Japan). It's about 1/3 wine and 2/3 beer. Some beer glassware and mead too. I know if you live out there it's about the only place like it, but it's nothing too special.

01-10-2008 03:41:13 | More by jkdrummer
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travisd13

Washington

4.7/5  rDev +3.1%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

One of the better beer stores I’ve had the chance to visit. Almost all the beers are in coolers with low UV light. This is a big plus for me because some of the beers purchased will find a new home in my cellar. Lizzie was very friendly and helpful in helping me find what I wanted while also pointing out some of her favorites. I like it when someone’s not afraid to share their opinion. Who knows you may find your new favorite beer? Anyways speaking of beer they had a very good selection, Port, Lost Abbey, Stone, Flying Dog, Hair of the Dog, Allagash, Avery, DFH, to name a few of the top of my head. From what I could tell they also had a decent wine selection. I’m not big into the wines but they had a tasting the Saturday I was there and it seemed to bring in the people. So it must be good. Anyways all said and done I will go back to this store anytime I’m in the area.

11-04-2007 19:12:34 | More by travisd13
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blenz

Washington

5/5  rDev +9.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Doug and Lizzie have a fantastic store that is much needed on the eastside. 750+ beers--I'm a Saison fan and always walk away satisfied. I've recently moved to Kennewick and have to resort to stopping in once a month or so to stock up (Kennewick is woefully lacking decent brew). This store easily gives the Seattle stores a run for their money--no need to deal with downtown traffic--that's worth everything to me. In short, great store, super selection and you can always get great advice on new beers. Definitely try the weekly "tasting" events.

09-14-2007 00:14:52 | More by blenz
Malt & Vine in Redmond, WA
99 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.