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Frank A. Smith Beverages

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Frank A. Smith BeveragesFrank A. Smith Beverages

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 19.07%
[ Store ]

180 Shoemaker Rd
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 19464-6420
United States
phone: (610) 323-1320

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-29-2008)
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Reviews by BeerImmediately:
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4.65/5  rDev +8.1%

Shame on the masses for only giving this place 2 reviews so far. The 'new' Frank A Smith absolutely rules!!! The owner, Bill, has done an outstanding job in creating the greatest thing between Beer Yard and Shangy's (and I may argue better than Beer Yard given the spaciousness). I never have to drive up to Shangy's anymore - and have finally convinced a couple beer geek neighbors to do the same.

Crazy selection of sixtel's & quarters to rival that of Beer Yard and Exton Bev... probably 50+ in there today, including Founders, Bells, SN, North Coast, Oskar Blues, Ommegang, and all the great locals.

Staff is awesome - Todd, Jarrod, and Greg are all very accomodating - always greeting you as you walk in - and very knowledgeable as well. Reasonable pricing, too.

Check out the regular craft beer swaps - a great way for people in the area to get together and split up some terrific craft beers.

Got a case of Green Flash Le Freak and Oskar Blues Old Chub today - and had to hold back on the many Founders, Lost Abbey, Bruery, DF Head, and hundreds of other cases calling my name (incl two cases of 120 minute!).

If you are within 20 miles of Pottstown - anywhere along 422 - check this place out. Worth the trip.

04-04-2009 21:39:49 | More by BeerImmediately
More User Reviews:
Photo of DLSheidy


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-08-2014 22:18:29 | More by DLSheidy
Photo of dwalktheelder


4.78/5  rDev +11.2%

WORLD CLASS selection along with great customer friendly staff equates to a true GO TO spot for any craft brew lover in the Pottstown or immediate area! Special requests are no problem for these cats and they make every attempt to get you what you are after!! Pleasant experience after pleasant experience has led me to recommending Frank Smith's to all of my craft brew friends!! Price wise, I haven't found a price from them that is anything but fair market value for the product! So with all these factors, I will continue to support and recommend people to go see Bill and his crew at Frank Smith Beverages!!! CHEERS!!

12-15-2013 16:39:59 | More by dwalktheelder
Photo of Joe_Detweiler


4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

11-10-2013 00:40:25 | More by Joe_Detweiler
Photo of Polorl69


5/5  rDev +16.3%

Frank A Smith is the place to go for craft beer. great selection of imports and domestic. IPA, sour, stout, belgian selection is the best that I have seen at a distributor and prices are great...better than Exton and Beer Yard.

I have never come across an old case of IPA either like I have at other distributors. If you ever need anything rare or hard to find call up and talk to Todd.

I mean how many places will have sixtels of Jolly Pumpkin, Hill Farmstead, St. Somewhere, and Cuvee Des Jacobins on the regular

08-16-2012 19:33:09 | More by Polorl69
Photo of DocLock

4.94/5  rDev +14.9%

I've been a monthly customer here for at least 5 years now. Over the years, ownership here has racheted up their beer selection greatly. They get most of the rare offerings, tons of sixtels, and there are very few beers you cannot find here. Service has always been top notch, and I feel as comfortable and welcomed here as Norm did on Cheers. The prices are great; in fact I've never seen better prices other than perhaps Wegmans in Collegeville. They do and will hold stuff if you call them, but you can't tarry. After all, they have a business to run. I go to Capone's and Blue Dog for singles. I go to Frank Smith's for everything else.

04-10-2012 02:08:53 | More by DocLock
Photo of ZackD

4.71/5  rDev +9.5%

I am a frequent custome at Frank Smith's and have been for years, the selection is unmatched in Montgomery County and the prices are reasonalble. The guys here have assembled and organized the largest selection of craft and import beers and offer them at reasonable prices in comparison to other distributors I have been to. The store is very well layed out with American Craft at the entrance and Imports arranged in various isles. Thier staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable and go out of thier way to help you and or order any hard to find items. I am very lucky to live in Limerick and have a store of this quality so close to my home I recommend Frank Smith's to everyone, check it out for yourself and you will be sold

04-05-2012 18:32:33 | More by ZackD
Photo of Stoutfield


1.48/5  rDev -65.6%

I used to visit this place regularly as the craft selection is pretty good (compared to the smaller distributors in the area).
Unfortunately, their customer service is horrendous. Earlier this year, they posted on Facebook that Hopslam had just come in. I figured I would give them a call and pick up a case after work. When I called, I was told to call back tomorrow as the person who "takes reservations" was gone for the day (?). I called back the next day and was told that they were sold out but they saw my name on the list and I would be notified when the next shipment came in. Realizing that I never gave them my name or number, I asked what number they had listed for me and when caught, they hung up on me. Great service! I get that it was a hyped release and sold out quickly, but just tell me that and don't hang up on me. I am also leary of an establishment whose owner(s) also own a bar in the area. It seems they funnel all of their rare selections to that particular bar and promote it constantly on Facebook. Seems like a conflict of interest. I will never shop here again and have and will continue to advise others to do the same.

04-05-2012 15:09:34 | More by Stoutfield
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3.86/5  rDev -10.2%

Went here after hitting up Craft Ale House. Once I made the right onto the street, The building was an eyesore with a big Frank A Smith Beverage sign brightly lit. This reminds me of one of those big Jersey package stores.

Inside is spacious, plenty of room. You will be surrounded by American craft as soon as you walk in. 1st stop, a cold cooler or two of some choice craft cases such as Cigar City, Weyerbacher, Etc. Warm cases to the left of the coolers with all that SEPA provides. Wow, That's a lot of Duck Rabbit, Hey look, a stack of Sculpin cases. Adam, I see you. A lot of PA breweries thrown in the mix with some choice selections. Down the lane, there is a Import section with Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and other countries locked down. I spotted A lonely case of Hannseenns Gueuze tucked away in the corner.

The rest of the store is sixtels, BMC beer and cigars. There may be a soda machine and snacks as well. The floor is spacious, wide enough isles, and it's pretty clean. When Im rich imma come back here.

03-17-2012 05:55:44 | More by BARFLYB
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4.94/5  rDev +14.9%

Great spot, best selection in Montgomery County, strongly recommend this place. Knowledgeable staff, great selection, fair prices and a warm welcoming atmosphere. Just moved here from the main line and this place has it all over any beer store I have ever visited. Frank's carries products from every wholesaler and to get this selction you would have to drive around for hours. Also, they regularly have free beer samplings where you can get a chance to try some "real" beers not just the standard domestics.

08-28-2011 13:23:33 | More by wlucchesi
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Frank A. Smith Beverages in Pottstown, PA
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