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Shangy's

Shangy'sShangy's
BA SCORE
98
world-class

108 Ratings
Ratings: 108
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 10.54%
$$ - reasonable


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40 Main St
Emmaus, Pennsylvania, 18049-4007
United States
phone: (610) 967-1701

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baakabak

New York

3.87/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | $$

I used to live within 20 minutes of this place which was both a blessing and a curse.
There certainly isn't any case distributor in the valley that comes close with selection. It's clean, brightly lit and well kept.
The staff isn't the most helpful with recommendations though they certainly aren't unpleasant- save the one cashier. Nima,the owner, is one of the sweetest guys you'll meet and a nice chat if you're able. If you're looking for something they don't have in stock but are able to order,they'll usually accommodate which is very nice.
It's been said over and over in the reviews but I'll echo the sentiment for checking the dates on the more obscure(especially import) cases. Usually not an issue but it happens.
Pricing is spotty; you'll find some deals and you'll find some high,though that's no new phenomenon.
Worth a trip if you're in the area and want to lighten your wallet,

02-04-2014 06:40:12 | More by baakabak
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Tom_Gilman

Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

I've been a Shangy's customer and fan for over 20 years. This is simply the best beer store I've ever seen or heard of. Top marks for quality, quantity, variety, and generally really good value. Staff is mostly knowledgeable and owners are really into good beer. "Welcome to Beer Heaven"!

01-24-2014 21:33:38 | More by Tom_Gilman
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

One of the most well known distributors/wholesalers in the Lehigh Valley. HUGE selection of many different beers: East Coast, West Coast, European. You can spend a good hour or more trying to make a selection, I know I have on many occasions, the "Beer Heaven" sign does not lie. Staff is always helpful; they can/will help you make a selection, put it on a cart and take it to your car for you!
Of course with any time you are buying beer, you have to check dates as much as you can, because sometimes there is old beer.
Well maintained facebook page which is updated 6 days a week with a "Beer of the day". They do not hold cases so if it is a rarity and they have it in stock best to get there as soon as you can.
Either way if you are in the area you need to check it out!

11-25-2013 02:59:08 | More by jhartley
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Yeroc

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$

The "Beer Heaven". A little far for me but once there, I was very impressed. HUGE selection, friendly and helpful staff, nice atmosphere. I only wish it was a little closer for me...but that's not a knock on them by any means. I hope to get there again before the holidays to stock up!!

11-24-2013 13:44:47 | More by Yeroc
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$$$

This place is hit or miss and you have to be very careful and know the coding of your favorite beer. i have gone in several times and found beers out of date and severly over priced. if you do your homework and search around most of the time your can find beer cheaper and fresher some where else. While the place does have a great selection of beers they are not the worth the drive from Bethlehem and I would rather pad the pockets of a beer store that respects is customers.

09-02-2013 18:33:26 | More by TTripp725
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JJKBeerLvr

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$

This place has an excellent selection of beer, probably the best I have seen in the area. I live about 30 minutes away from Emmaus, but I go there regularly just because of the selection. The few times I have asked questions, the staff has been very helpful. I just wish I lived closer.

09-01-2013 23:10:45 | More by JJKBeerLvr
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Porter

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$

HUGE selection of beers, reportedly over 4,000 but that must include the warehouse.
Hard to find beers are usually available and the people are nice.
Got to go with an idea of what you are looking for otherwise you will be overwhelmed.

Only wish they could ship.

05-02-2013 19:24:45 | More by Porter
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dcoms233

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Absolutely wonderful distributor for a craft beer consumer- the only downside to this place is that they are a little bit unorganized. They have many cases of seemingly random beer stacked along the outside walls but it is definitely worth going to if you are in the Allentown area.

02-03-2013 03:47:43 | More by dcoms233
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themind

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This place rocks! I can go there any time I wish...love it! great selection of beer with friendly, knowledgable staff. They have such a variety of beer from all over the planet. Just a great place for any beer snob to pick up there favorite brews. The prices are reasonable which makes this place even better.

Bottom line-Great!

01-29-2013 20:38:26 | More by themind
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cstew31B


5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

"Beer Heaven" so says the sign upon entering and I don't disagree. Simply put - Shangy's is the place to go if you like beer.

So what's to say about this place that hasn't been already? Nothing. They have a great selection at reasonable prices. And by "great" - I really mean to say "magnificent."

The best part about Shangy's to me, though, is the staff. They are patient, helpful, and (most importantly) un-intimidating. This place isn't exclusively for the know it all beer-gurus. You don't need to walk in already knowing what you want. I just list some flavors I'd like in a beer to the staff - or browse until inspired.

07-29-2012 13:59:33 | More by cstew31B
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Shangy's in Emmaus, PA
98 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.