Case & Keg Beer World
Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 22
Reviews by brentk56:
4.35/5 rDev +7.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Was down in Florida for a few days and visited this oasis. Although in a rather non-descript location, this rather small shop boasts a broad range of beer styles, both domestic micro-brews and Europeans, although it doesn't go deep into any particular brewery. That's probably a function of the lack of space as well as the lack of real demand for these types of beers in the South Florida market.
The staff person was very helpful and introduced me to a variety of beers to match my palate. I went back daily for several days trying to get deeper into the styles that I liked best but I was interested to note that none of them topped the first day's selection from my perspective.
That's what I like about this place - you tell the staff person what you like and he fits your request to the Tee. It takes a devotion to the product to have that level of knowledge.
06-30-2004 01:44:23 | More by brentk56
More User Reviews:
1.7/5 rDev -57.8%
quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 1 | $$$
Something is going on with this palce. They are pretty much out of beer. I have been stopping by every week or so for the last two months and the story keeps changing. They claim they are barred from getting alcohol because they didn't pay the distributor. Whatever, they keep telling me it will be better next week, next week, but it doesn't. I went once long ago and they had an ok selection, but now it is creepy. The empty coolers and soda and cheap beer laying around is sad. Maybe the total wne not too far away is killing them, probably. Hope they get it figured out, until then, enter at you own risk of creepiness.
09-25-2009 05:03:27 | More by nicholasdes
4.35/5 rDev +7.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Went to Case & Keg last week to check it out. The nice gentelman behind the counter was helpful but not pushy and chatted with me a bit. The selection was good, saw a few things that are not readily available to me in my area about 40 min. north. You can mix and match your own six packs which is surely a plus with me. They offer most of their beer cold as well as room temp. They have a decent selection of imports, I saw alot of belgians that I am not well versed in and a nice selection of crafts. I Picked up some Smuttynose Robust Porter & Stoudts Smooth Hoperator. I'll be returning =)
04-09-2009 15:26:39 | More by BeerLovinGrl
3.85/5 rDev -4.5%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Well i see C&K is a bit debated in reviews here, so I bring my unbiased point of view- provided this is my first visit to a US beer store in ages.
I don't know pricing either, but i thought it could be pricier elsewhere. 24 bucks for 7 brilliant american beers seemed fair to me.
The place itself is pretty discrete from the outside but the display inside is quite entertaining. bottles are everywhere and even if they're only for display (half of them), it's a nice layout and it's always nice to spot some of those magic unreachable beers we've only ever heard about in colombia (like the first i spotted when i walked in: a tomas hardy's ale and an Ommegang Bière de mars (both of these were in fact for purchase, in case you're wondering).
it was a friday, 5pm so as soon as i walked in they offered me a taste of an amber ale (which i tried, but in my beer-excitement i forgot the name right away). staff gave me my space but approached me later on to offer some help, and were kind all along.
Selection well, not mindblowing (in terms of what one can actually buy) but decent. it's nice to see such a repetoire of american beers when all i ever knew was sierra nevada, a couple of anchor and maybe some ommegang. spotting some stone, DFH (among others) when everyone's been talking about them for the past six years on BA was a beer milestone for this third-worldsman. I'm still not overly impressed, however, for i have seen great stores in europe and have a benchmark for "selection".
Overall case and keg is a decent place to buy beer in South FL. it's worth a visit and a purchase, and the recognition of being a proper beer store. i'll be back.
-DFH 90min IPA
-DFH 60min IPA
-Oak aged arrogant bastard
-Stone pale ale
-Stone smoked porter
04-04-2009 03:24:44 | More by Andreji
2.85/5 rDev -29.3%
quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$$$
I heard that there are free tastings every Friday at Case & Keg so today being a Friday I figured this would be as good a time as any for my first visit...
Upon entry, I was first impressed by the relatively unorganized layout and then by unfavorable ratio of display only vs. for sale beverages. At first inspection I wasn't sure where the display only ended and the for sale items began, but once I got a handle on that I wasn't too thrilled by the overall selection.
The selection is decent but far from mindblowing. You'll find several things here that you won't see at the typical convenient store but the ultra-premium price you will have to pay here pretty much wipes out any advantage, especially when this isn't the ONLY place to find craft and micro brews.
As far as the service...I was greeted with a cursory "hello" upon entry but no one said a word to me after that. Perhaps they saw in my face that I knew I shouldn't be paying $10+ for a bottle of Stone Old Guardian. Also, being a happily married man, the presence of beer babes alone did little to change my overall impression. I didn't even bother to stay long enough to take advantage of the free sampling. In all fairness, this may be the place to go for your keg party but for my money, I would (and did!) go to the nearby Total Wine & More where you can pay 30-40% less for roughly 200-300% better selection.
03-07-2009 03:45:16 | More by sirdrinkwell
4.3/5 rDev +6.7%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
This is where it all began between beer and I. I walked in, a little unsure of what to expect when exploring "good beer". The guy behind the counter asked me if he could help me with anything, and I explained my situation: I was never a beer drinker in the past, but now I would like to try something. What would he recommend? Also, what would be a good beer to give to someone as a present?
I think he gave me a 4 pack of some sort of golden belgian and a La Fin Du Monde. He also recommended a peach beer, which I did not buy.
The present was appreciated and both were very refreshing and enjoyable.
What struck me was how helpful the shopkeeper was, and that spirit has carried itself all through how I think about beer: It's something to celebrate, to celebrate with, and to celebrate with others.
P.S. I know it's been a long time since I was there, and this is against the B.A. rules, but I hope this can stay there for posterity's sake.
12-19-2008 02:03:43 | More by Dripdry
4/5 rDev -0.7%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Not too difficult to find in a small strip mall kind of area. I visited while checking out the area for an impending move. Priorities you know? Store was very clean, and got a nod from the guy behind the counter followed by a if you need any help...
That's all I need in the world to be honest. So big props. The selection in bottles wasn't massive, and most items were cold. I hadn't planned on buying anything till a look through the coolers. Then I saw a bottle of something belgian that sent my heart racing. Luckily I found two warm bottles of said brew. If I have one complaint there's not enough warm bottles, but then again it is FL. It's worth a look if in the area.
10-04-2008 03:44:45 | More by ahatcher78
4.5/5 rDev +11.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$
This place is easy to find and is a medium sized store. Almost exclusivly sells beer. Only 2 cooler doors dedicated to BMC. They mostly sell singles (12 oz. up to bombers - not too many 750mL) and they will let you break up six packs if you want. A lot of eastern euro and german beers. Decent amount of american micro and belgians. Pretty much a 50/50 mix of warm stuff vs. stuff in the coolers. The owner/manager guy was really cool and knowlegeable. They also have a large keg selection.
I was on vacation for 4 days and this is the only place I needed to go and exclusively had beers I cannot get in Tx (a few were Lagunitas Imp Stout, Bell's Hopslam & Kalamazoo Stout, Weyerbacher Muse & Blanche, Nostradamus and Stoudt's Oktoberfest)...so it seems this is the place to go when in the Ft. Lauderdale/West Palm/Pampano/Boca area.
09-09-2008 21:56:52 | More by twiggamortis420
4.85/5 rDev +20.3%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I stop by here about once every three weeks for work reasons. :) This is the place to buy beer in South Florida. It is a very small store when compared to the likes of Total Wine, but make no mistake the selection is top notch. This is the place to get whatever is new in the region. Jeff runs the place and has a great knowledge of beer and gets good new products all the time. Really good selection of Belgians as well as a nice singles selection of American craft brews. Everything is kept up. No old beer. They are a bit pricey compared to some other places, but hey I get a nice discount! Overall, the best selection in South Florida and a very knowledgable guy behind the counter make for a fantastic beer store.
02-17-2008 03:52:41 | More by bluegrassbrew
4/5 rDev -0.7%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
I stopped in the Case & Keg the day I arrived in south Florida to stock up with some quality beer. I would be spending the next four days visiting with my wife's sister's family and felt that it would be wise to bring my own, and to bring something strong.
I wasn't disappointed with the large selection offered at the C&K. They have a very nice selection of Belgians and their American craft brews were also well chosen. I wound up leaving with a 750ml bottle of Left Hand's Rye Bock ($13.99) and another 750ml bottle of Delirium Tremens ($8.99). I thought that these two should hold me over for at least the 1st day of my visit.
What I liked about this place was that they offered cold singles of just about everything they had. The prices seemed a bit higher than what I am used to paying, but then again, everything seems more expensive lately.
12-20-2007 02:52:30 | More by 86sportster883
Case & Keg Beer World in Boca Raton, FL
90 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.