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Shangy's

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

113 Ratings
Ratings: 113
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 10.76%
$$ - reasonable
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40 Main St
Emmaus, Pennsylvania, 18049-4007
United States
phone: (610) 967-1701

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Reviews by slander:
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slander

New York

4.28/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

You can't not go to Shangy's. Even accidentally, you'll end up there. There's ridiculously easy access from all highways, and all roads for that matter, as yes, every single road on the Eastern seaboard leads to Shangy's. Directly, and there are no lights. Don't get no easier than that...
We rolled in on the heels of that Lehigh Valley stint in Easton, PA. It's a large stand alone structure that commands respect. It's massive and intimidating. I was a little a-scared.
Mountains of beer inside. It's an odd sight, even in PA where case law brings you to expect pallets and piles of cases of 12 and 24. Well organized and the selection is exceptional. Where'd they get a case of Sam Adams Triple Bock this late in the game? Sadly, no Gumball Head to be had but there were other 3 Floyds to be found. And all the Bells a boy could ring (so why is it that I like the ones that go for a dozen or two bucks more than the rest of the line?) They're sitting on cases of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale '96 in the back, and god only knows what else. I knew better but asked anyway for a case of Rodenbach, and "The son" replied, "In your dreams" without having to think about it. He knows his beer.
They've got a great glassware... "display" might not be a strong enough word here, maybe "section" is better. I scored me a couple of great OerBier glasses of Schoolteacher likeness. Good damn beer store!!!

11-17-2004 04:56:24 | More by slander
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asuburbanman

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.1%

06-28-2014 13:28:03 | More by asuburbanman
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Micsy

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-28-2014 02:59:53 | More by Micsy
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sandlansd

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-22-2014 13:42:11 | More by sandlansd
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bshiban

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-23-2014 11:32:59 | More by bshiban
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.3%

05-08-2014 22:35:02 | More by Durandal_777
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RobDB

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-07-2014 14:07:30 | More by RobDB
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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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JohnnyPoops

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-02-2014 19:33:16 | More by JohnnyPoops
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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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Shangy's in Emmaus, PA
98 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.