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Shangy's

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Shangy'sShangy's
BA SCORE
98
world-class

101 Reviews
Reviews: 101
Visits: 129
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

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

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Reviews: 101 | Visits: 129
Reviews by Tucquan:
Photo of Tucquan
4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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. (596 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of tim007007
3.69/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Reh-gee
3.09/5  rDev -30.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.75

I go there for the prices and selection. Owner was an ass. They had a special on Red Strip, but when I went they were out of it. So I called owner and asked if I could get the Red Stripe Light for the sale price and he said "no" in a rude manner. Would it have been that big of a deal to make a customer happy? Blond girl at front cashier drawer needs a few lessons in friendliness....it's the last impression you get when you leave....and it ain't a good one from her. She is that way every time I come in.......I knew a chick like that once....she hadn't had sex in a really long time, but once she found a dude that satisfied her, she started to crack jokes! One time when the blond went to ring me up and the sticker was a dollar less than what the beer was ringing up at the register....it was only a dollar less than what it was ringing up and she wouldn't even give if for the price it was stickered.....She might be related to the owner.....LOL (960 characters)

Photo of vtecatidle
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.94/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of RodJ
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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. (397 characters)

Photo of ConanSachler
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Gizzard
4.32/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of anteater
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of DLS168
4/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of BeerBuddy2122
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of BigRizz62
4.56/5  rDev +2%

Photo of beerdedking
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Great selection, but make sure you check your best buy dates... (63 characters)

Photo of Budinetz
5/5  rDev +11.9%

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. (428 characters)

Photo of Otis6996
2.88/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of dreichus
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of gunnerlincoln
2.11/5  rDev -52.8%

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. (591 characters)

Photo of asuburbanman
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Micsy
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of sandlansd
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of bshiban
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Durandal_777
4/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of RobDB
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of baakabak
3.87/5  rDev -13.4%
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, (900 characters)

Photo of JohnnyPoops
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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98 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.