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Reviews by BeerImmediately:
3.2/5 rDev -27.8%
Decided to finally make a trip up to Shangy's to stock up for a party and this Fall. WHAT A WASTE OF 2.5 HOURS OF MY TIME. Brought my list of Top 10 Oktoberfests avail in PA, and top Pumpkin Ales. Stared going over it with the old dude in the back, and while he seemed to know everything they had, they only had ONE in that top 10 (Victory - like every other distributor)... no Ayinger, no Hacker-Pschorr, no Paulaner, no Penn, no Avery... shall I go on? He actually had the nerve to tell me that the German varieties were not being brought to the US for a couple weeks. BS! On the pumpkin side, they were better, having most that I wanted, but it took 15 minutes just to find them in this maze... I asked him how the store was organized, and he emphatically/proudly said "We're NOT, great beer is everywhere!" ... I really wanted to punch him. There is ZERO organization - not by Style, not by Country, not by Brand. What a Pain in the Ass... how are you supposed to find anything in less than 30 minutes in this mess? Seems as tho they're more concerned with keeping eye-catching pyramids of cases than actually helping their patrons. I walked out w/2 mediocre Oktoberfests that weren't on my list, 3 pumpkins, and a lot of frustration. Prices were good... I suppose if I lived within 10 minutes, I'd be there often and just learn more patience. But I will never waste 2.5 hours of an afternoon again.
p.s. on the way home, stopped by my usual Distributor, Frank Smith's in Pottstown - and guess what... they had ALL the German Oktoberfests - all organized TOGETHER, and right there with all the good, craft Pumpkins.
09-05-2009 13:49:50 | More by BeerImmediately
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5/5 rDev +12.9%
Best beer store in the Lehigh Valley area. Great selection of craft beer from the US and all over the world. The staff is very knowledgeable about beer and are always willing to find something for you if you don't feel like wandering around aimlessly in search of a certain brew. They have both bottles and kegs available and they are both retail and wholesale. Highly Recommend checking this place out if you are in the area.
08-21-2014 01:10:34 | More by Budinetz
2.25/5 rDev -49.2%
I have mixed feelings about Shangy's. I've had both: my share of good times and bad.
The is a huge selection of beer from around the world
Quite a few employees working if you need help
Run like a business...doesn't have that warm, welcome feeling I like when I go to other distributors
Ownership can be rude at times
Lot of beer also means lot of out dated beer. Watch for the skunked beer.
Tough to find many of the smaller, local craft brews
Overall I have stopped going to Shangy's and have enjoyed shopping for my beer elsewhere.
08-15-2014 10:30:51 | More by gunnerlincoln
Shangy's in Emmaus, PA
98 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.