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Shangy's

Not Rated.
Shangy'sShangy's
BA SCORE
98
world-class

126 Ratings
Ratings: 126
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 11.96%
[ Store ]

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

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Ratings: 126 | Reviews: 102 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Tucquan:
Photo of Tucquan
4.85/5  rDev +9.5%

Visited here on 2010-04-17

What a great place. Massive selection. I liked the way they put placards with their own reviews and ratings on the top of the cases of beer.

Staff was helpful in all the right ways. I was well-prepared with the BA Top 100 list and kept looking up reviews on my iPhone while taking notes. The staff let me be when I was engaged but as soon as I needed some assistance they were right there to support me.

I was tickled to find Hair of the Dog products here and scored a case of the rare Doggie Claws.

They helped me load up the car on my way out. Highly recommended.

Tucquan, Apr 26, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of RodJ
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Was a fan of this place. Called for almost a month looking for founders harvest ale. Was always polite on the phone. Eventually, a guy took my name and said he would hold me a case. Just called today. Said they had gotten it in and all sold out. Nothing for me. I knew it was too good to be true. Would have been better if he hadn't offered in the first place. So now 61 BrewThru it is.

RodJ, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of ConanSachler
4.68/5  rDev +5.6%

ConanSachler, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Gizzard
4.32/5  rDev -2.5%

Gizzard, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of anteater
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

anteater, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of DLS168
4/5  rDev -9.7%

DLS168, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of BeerBuddy2122
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

BeerBuddy2122, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of BigRizz62
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%

BigRizz62, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of pinyin
5/5  rDev +12.9%

This place takes the concept of retail beer distribution to a whole new level.

Instead of it being some warehouse with palettes of beer covered in plastic wrap, this is an actual beer boutique.

Yet the prices are actually much cheaper than most of the bang up places that you'll find scattered across all of NEPA.

Make the trip here, you wont be disappointed.

pinyin, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of beerdedking
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Great selection, but make sure you check your best buy dates...

beerdedking, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Budinetz
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.

Budinetz, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Otis6996
2.88/5  rDev -35%

Otis6996, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of dreichus
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%

dreichus, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of gunnerlincoln
2.17/5  rDev -51%

I have mixed feelings about Shangy's. I've had both: my share of good times and bad.

The positives:

The is a huge selection of beer from around the world
Quite a few employees working if you need help
Reasonable prices.

The negatives:

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.

gunnerlincoln, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of asuburbanman
5/5  rDev +12.9%

asuburbanman, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Micsy
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Micsy, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of sandlansd
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

sandlansd, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of bshiban
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

bshiban, May 23, 2014
Photo of Durandal_777
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Durandal_777, May 08, 2014
Photo of RobDB
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

RobDB, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of baakabak
3.87/5  rDev -12.6%

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,

baakabak, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of JohnnyPoops
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

JohnnyPoops, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Tom_Gilman
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%

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"!

Tom_Gilman, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of TimoP
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

TimoP, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of DaveGood
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

DaveGood, Dec 14, 2013
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Shangy's in Emmaus, PA
98 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.