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Beverage World


31 Reviews
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Beverage WorldBeverage World

Type: Store, Homebrew Store

1840 Lafayette Rd
Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, 30742-3110
United States

(706) 866-5644 | map

20-tap growler station at this store.

Added by Bavaria1516 on 06-29-2008

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Reviews by witster18:
Photo of witster18
4.34/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

By far the best beer selection in the Chattanooga area because of the distribution laws that differ between Tn and Ga... this Ga store has much more to offer than any tn location for craft beer... a huge selection of eveything from tons of Germans to Brooklyn Lager to Hoppin Frog, Bell's, and every brewery under the sun. The high grav selection is absolutely amazing!

They're growing quickly but hiring a lot of new help to answer question you may have.

The store is hidden from the main road it's off of(Ringgold Rd. between Chatt and Ft. Oglethorpe)... in the Food Lion Parking lot just before you get to 2A hwy, on the rt).

Other beer.... Young's Dbl Choco, Terrapin, marble, sammy smiths, avery,ayinger, hoppin frog,... too many to list... 2 times the selection of their closest local competitor....

LATE EDIT 9-13-11
Beverage World's growing popularity has enabled the store to expand and offer growlers with some great selections on tap.... this store is reaping the rewards of being the only truly great beer specialty shop in the chatt,tn area...

on tap was allagash white, paulaner hefe, 3 or 4 dogfish offerings, some brooklyn offerings and much much more. Beverage world is your one stop shop. Prices are reasonable - they don't gauge the public just because they have what others do not.

Great ownership, great employees... worth going out of your way. only slight gripe is that with access to all these great brews I wish some better dark offerings were on tap.

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Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.57/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Tn_Coonhound
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I never leave without spending 100 bucks or more. Easily the best store in the area and would rival stores I've seen in some of the largest cities in the U.S. Love the vintage cellar.

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Photo of GDawgs34
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Mattanooga
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of harrod12
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Jameski07
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Petteysj
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of BaalDagon
5/5  rDev +8.9%

GREAT PLACE!!! I feel like a kid in an adult beverage store... BEWARE: It's easy to drop a ton of money quickly if you're not careful. Not because they are overly priced, but because everywhere you turn there is something worth giving the ole "college try!" They handle everything from beer, the proper glass for it, and all the way to getting into brewing your favorite style yourself (my next big adventure). They even have a section for wine... just in case anyone riding with you doesn't understand BEERY GOODNESS! They thought of EVERYTHING!!!!

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Photo of GMan
4.4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Hulud
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of ortie
4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Justinbshelton
5/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of khargro2
4.1/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I can imagine this is the go to place in the Chattanooga area, especially since Georgia has much better distribution than Tennessee. I was skeptical when I pulled up to the store because the location is not great, but the inside of the store is clean and well-organized, while the staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. They also have about 8-10 beers on tap with some great options such as Founders and Terrapin. I have made repeat visits to this store looking for beers that may no longer be available in the Atlanta market and will continue to track their business when I travel between Atlanta, Knoxville, and Nashville.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of Hoptopher
4.58/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This is the best place in the Chatt. area to get some great beers. Service is good and they are always more than willing to help you out with any questions you might have. They are also very friendly. I try to make a monthly trip to stock up on some good stuff.

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Photo of jrkenn
4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great place to go. I am wanting to try some of the different styles of beers and I know this place will help me out. I have always wanted to try the home brewing also so I will work toward getting the stuff for that and they have all that here. Mitul does a great job at this store and I wish him all the luck with the mess in Fort O right now. If you want good service and good prices go here. Its worth the trip. He will do you right!!

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Photo of Veristic
4.5/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

If you live in the Chattanooga/NW Georgia area and haven't been to Beverage World, you've slept on this place long enough. Stop what you're doing right now and get there as fast as you can. By far the biggest & highest quality selection in the area. The store being in GA gives them a HUGE advantage over the Chattanooga stores.

Everything is arranged mostly by style. They also have two big coolers. One is full of standard domestic & imports. The other is full of all craft beer including a door full of IPAs which is HUGE for me. I love being able to grab a chilled IPA vs one that could've been sitting on the shelf unchilled for months. They also have a cellar with a glass door displaying a few shelves of vintages which are pretty regularly rotating, awesome! They have a mix-a-six rack of singles and you get a 10% discount on a mixed sixer. They have a 20-tap growler station and will soon be allowed to start offering up to three 1 oz. samples per day to each customer. In the back corner they have a small homebrew section which they are building up. They have a nice selection of glassware and give a free glass with a $100 craft beer purchase. Last time I got one the free glass was the etched DFH glass, very nice. They also carry a decent amount of Champagne and wine.

The staff is very friendly and the main dude Sam is very knowledgeable. They update their facebook more often than their website. They post all their new arrivals and every new keg they tap on their facebook page. They also do a good job of rationing out low volume shipments to allow as many people as possible to get some.

They typically have everyone in the area beat on price. I've only noticed them get beat on price a couple times.

Go there! But beware no alcohol sales on Sunday. You can still buy homebrew supplies on Sunday though.

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Photo of david370
4.8/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Beverage World is a really,really nice store in Fort O,Ga.Im about 35 minutes away so i dont get there as often as i would like to,but with daily facebook and twitter updates from Sam I always know about new arrivals and whats on tap at the 20 tap growler station.Sam and the guys there always make you feel welcome and willing to help and steering you to new arrivals,etc.The selection in the store is amazing with something for just about every craft beer lover.And for the home brewers they have home brewing supplies now as well.If you havent tried Beverage World yet and are in the area do yourself a favor and head on over

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Photo of Nuke77
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I made my first trip yesterday to Beverage World to seek out some great beers. I had read other reports on this store and decided to make the approximately 1 hour drive to stock up. What I found was an incredible selection, an extremely helpful staff, great beer knowledge and service beyond expectations. They even threw in 3 specialty glasses. The on tap selections to fill my growlers were just superb. Prices are reasonable. I normally drive about 35 minutes to Chattanooga to buy my beer and fill my growlers but now that I have visited Beverage world I will drive the extra 25 minutes or so to get the most amazing selection of World Class beer. Simply exceptional.

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Photo of gordonbeersch
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is the best place to find craft beer in and around the chattanooga area. Hands Down. Its in a small little shopping center, and with the recent expansion, its become a great beer market.

The service is great, the guys there really know their beer, and are always bringing in new stuff and working hard to try and get rare finds.

The selection is definitely the best I have seen at a store since I moved to chattanooga 5 years ago. Founders readily available, port brewing/lost abbey, and good import selection as well. 20 taps for growler fills with new kegs constantly rotating in. And they are doing some aging now as well.

Prices are fine, I have seen alot of good deals there for some normally more expensive stuff. Like founders six packs for 10 bucks, and there growlers are generally pretty afordable as well.

Overall, this is one of my favorite stores that I have been to, and am constantly impressed by what they are bringing in.

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Photo of doopydoogle
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Beverage World is the beer geeks mecca! They have up to 20 taps for growler fills, and offer both full and half growlers. Many of these taps are rare, hard to find items on draught. Today I got 1/2 growlers of Port Older Viscosity and Mikkeller 1000IBUs. Pretty awesome! The staff is kind, helpful, and really shared my passion for excellent brews. They fill their growlers with a device that removes residual air and then seal it with a heat seal to keep it nice and fresh. Their non-growler selection is impeccable, with beers from all over the world, and TONS OF THEM! They have a bunch of singles as well of more obscure beers so you can mix and match a six of stellar beers from all over. I really felt like a kid in a candy store. I haven't been this excited about buying things in a long time. A MUST SEE FOR ANY BEER GEEKS!!!

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Photo of Jenkster4
4.86/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

YES!! This place is a diamond in the rough. Down on a little country road where you want to drive about 55 down, but DON'T because I passed to cops just posted on the side of the road "chillin". Yea the speed limit is 40, and if you are an out of stater like me it will catch you off guard if you don't watch it. That's because it's nestled inside a shopping center.

When I pulled up I knew I was going to be in heaven because I've been following them on twitter and whatnot. So I grabbed my shopping cart, and began my quest with a very limited amount of time. First went to the Belgian section and holy cow did they have a nice selection there. Tons and tons of very nice Belgium brews. Lots of Mikkeller, and plenty of sours which I shouldn't but didn't snatch any. Then I noticed some of the Cali brews,Bruery, Lagunitas, etc . Really nice east coast selection, from: Allagash, Clipper City, Great Divide, Bells, Founders, Weyerbacher, Hoppin Frog, and obviously I could go on and on but I don't feel like it.

All and all this place was awesome, and I will be back for sure, even though its over 2 hours away. Great prices, great selection, nice glasses, tons of good beers on draft, and mix yo six fool. Shit I miss this place already =(

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Photo of hippityhophead24
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I discovered Beverage World a few years ago through a fellow friend. I went with her one day, my jar dropped and I was drooling. I live right over the state line in Tennessee so we do not get most of the stuff they do. Needless to say, I was very excited. I dropped WAY too much money that day (my fault) and go back usually every week or two. Sam is a very nice guy. Very knowledgable of his products and always on the up and up on releases and news. I have literally never been let down by a recommendation from him. They have recently expanded with a growler station...with TWENTY taps. From day one that I heard the news of the expansion, it seemed like it would never happen...but it did and it is great. So far they have a had a nice wide selection of brews which are reasonably priced. I look forward to what they will have in the future. They also now have a cellar and are going to be carrying home brew supplies, which is great. All in all Beverage world is my home away from home when I can make the short trip. If it was not for them, a lot of brews would have never made it into my hands. Thanks guys!!!

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Beverage World in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
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