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Shangy's

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Shangy'sShangy's
BA SCORE
98
world-class

121 Ratings
Ratings: 121
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 12.16%
[ Store ]

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

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Ratings: 121 | Reviews: 101 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ggroller:
Photo of ggroller
5/5  rDev +12.6%

A beer superstore. An amazing selection of micros, imports, glassware, bar signs, lamps, and specialty snack foods in a new, clean, well lit ESTABLISHMENT. Emphasis on the word ESTABLISHMENT. This is not the concrete floor, cheap cigars at the counter, cigarette ad laden, dirty, cold, musty, rat hole most beer distributors in PA are. The staff is knowledgable, friendly, and eager to help. In all my trips to Shangys I have never left there without having at least two SMILING people ask me if I needed help.

I highly recommend Shangys to anyone, anywhere. It is worth the trip.

ggroller, Jan 30, 2005
More User Reviews:
Photo of BigRizz62
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%

BigRizz62, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of pinyin
5/5  rDev +12.6%

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 -4.3%

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

beerdedking, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Budinetz
5/5  rDev +12.6%

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 -35.1%

Otis6996, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of dreichus
4.8/5  rDev +8.1%

dreichus, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of gunnerlincoln
2.17/5  rDev -51.1%

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 +12.6%

asuburbanman, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Micsy
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Micsy, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of sandlansd
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

sandlansd, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of bshiban
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

bshiban, May 23, 2014
Photo of Durandal_777
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Durandal_777, May 08, 2014
Photo of RobDB
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

RobDB, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of baakabak
3.87/5  rDev -12.8%

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%

JohnnyPoops, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Tom_Gilman
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%

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 +1.4%

TimoP, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of DaveGood
4.75/5  rDev +7%

DaveGood, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of NonicPanic
3/5  rDev -32.4%

NonicPanic, Dec 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -32.4%

yourefragile, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of klimoja
3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

klimoja, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of jhartley
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%

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!

jhartley, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of Yeroc
4.75/5  rDev +7%

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!!

Yeroc, Nov 24, 2013
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Shangy's in Emmaus, PA
98 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.