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Liquid Town No. 8

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
[ Store ]

4141 South Alameda
Corpus Christi, Texas, 78411
United States
phone: (361) 854-1030

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(Place added by: Beerbuddha on 06-29-2008)
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Reviews by jasonjlewis:
Photo of jasonjlewis
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%

WOAH! This place is pretty big! There are several hundred beers in a cooler followed by several more hundred on shelves. I was looking for some certain beers and the guy I asked to help me showed me exactly where they were and told me info about them. I was told that any beer he could get from the distributor, he had. I was told this place was a top 5 in selection in Texas. I saw stuff I haven't seen anywhere in Texas such as Rogue Imperial stout, Rogue Old Crustacean, Rogue Imperial Pilsner. I had to restrain myself from snatching everything up.

There was also a mix your sixer section where one could mix anything for $8.99. I was also impressed that singles of Saint Arnold DVR6 were available so someone didn't have to spend 16 dollars on a six pack if he only wanted one. It was only $2.99 for each of those bottles, so they don't gouge people for just wanting a single.

I did notice some outdated seasonalssuch as one twelve pack of Sam Adams white ale and a lot of Flying Dog K9 winter ale (which by the way I've seen at a lot of places, is it really that bad?). Other than that everything seemed to be pretty fresh.

jasonjlewis, Jul 08, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of Westyn
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Westyn, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of PBRbiter
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%

Being stationed in Corpus and being a craft beer fanatic seemed to be a case of oil and water until I found Liquid Town on Alameda. From the outside, it doesn't seem to be much more than a slightly larger than normal liquor store, much like D&Q in Houston. But on the inside the place is packed full of high quality beer, wine, and finer food pairings. Their beer selection is second to none in the Corpus Christi area, with tons of craft brews from around the states and the rest of the world in their beer area. The prices are quite reasonable but it's easy to rack up quite a bill, especially when your life has been void of easily accessible quality craft brews for some time. This store also gets quite a lot of the rare stuff too, they just don't put it on the shelves. But if you ask, they will tell. Recently picked up the Noir series there and Parabola is due in early April. I would definitely recommend to any person who is stuck in Corpus.

PBRbiter, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of blastoderm55
4/5  rDev -5.2%

blastoderm55, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of robertbrews
4.05/5  rDev -4%

Stopped by this store while staying in Port Aransas for the weekend. It was recommend to me by a friend I work with as the best place in Corpus to shop beer. He was right!

I found the selection surprisingly very good and some hard to find gems on the shelf. Some vintage beers which I picked up to fill in some missing years in my own cellar. The best selection in the coastal area period. To get better you have to venture to San Antonio or further.

Staff was pleasant and very helpful during my visit. I would highly recommend this store to anyone visiting the Corpus area.

robertbrews, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of elNopalero
3.73/5  rDev -11.6%

From the outside this place looks like an unassuming liquor store in need of a new paint-job and an inviting sign. Inside, however, it’s another story. It’s not warehouse big, like Spec’s, but as far as beer goes this might be the best selection you’ll find in Texas outside of Austin. Prices seemed reasonable. Lots of “older” bottles—but not necessarily ones that should be cellared. That said, I scored a two year vertical of Sisyphus that was tucked behind a shelf of sixers. A minor detour on my way back to San Antonio from the valle, and one I wouldn’t hesitate to take again.

elNopalero, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of tjkinate
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

Finally found a very good liquor store here in Corpus.

Immediately when I walked into Liquid Town #8 I realized this was my type of store. What I mean is, even though the store is quite large they PACK way too much alcohol in it! Not in a bad way mind you.

After I navigated myself over to the beer section my stomach filled with excitement after witnessing the size of the bomber/growler section. After a few minutes of browsing I did realize that most of their beers on hand were Imports (I prefer American Beer), but they still had a solid American section.

Only thing to be aware of is some of their beers have been sitting on the shelves for quite some time, not so good for the IPA's.

Liquid town may not have had any rare gems, but I was indeed satisfied with my experience. Not quite what I would like, but far better than any other establishment in the area. Check them out and give them a try.

tjkinate, Jun 30, 2011
Photo of climax
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Visited: Sept. 18, 2010 (on a rainy vacation day during hurricane season, there's no better outing than the beer store).

At first glance I didn't expect the store to be as big as I anticipated after looking at the online pictures. Wrong. This place is the size of a small supermarket, and for the wine-lover, has a great selection of food pairings and kitchen gadgets as well. The aforementioned gadgets seem of high quality and are priced as such, and there's nothing wrong with another store you can go to that sells quality cookery.

The service is there if you need it. The staff seemed knowledgeable, and were very friendly.

The "make your own 6 pack" was indeed only $8.99. Most of it's 12oz offerings were relatively modest, yet there are some steals in there. The real gem of the store was in the 6pack selections and the "big beer" section along the back wall. Most of the harder to find beers were domestics, as the import selection was relatively average.

Prices were reasonable, and there were several good deals in there, if you know what you're looking at.

climax, Sep 19, 2010
Photo of LacquerHead
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

I have been here a few times. Last visit was August 2, 2010

Imports Bottles:
Their Belgium selection is fairly standard - carrying the normal cast of characters. They have a decent, but limited, selection of German and English beers. Their Eastern European, Russian, Irish, and Scottish selection is a little lacking. As for Canadian beers, they really only have Unibroue. Their Lambic and Cider selection is also pretty good.

Domestic Bottles:
Personally I think their domestic selection is their best feature. They have quite a few breweries represented along with a good cross section of each breweries beers.

As for 6pcks, the domestic brews dominate the selection. They have a good representation of Texas beers, which I found interesting.

Aside from a good selection, they have a rack full of various 12oz beer bottles that can be mixed and matched for $8.99. To me this is a great deal. The selection of individual bottles is comprised mostly of domestic craft brews - it's nothing too fancy, but I got to sample a few St. Arnold's and Real Ale products; and the selection can change from week to week! I love places that let you make your own 6-er.

Overall, I have been very pleased with the selection and price. It is well maintained and the staff is friendly.

It should be noted that not all Liquid Towns are similar to this one - IMO this is by far the best one. Check this place out if you ever find yourself in Corpus and thirsty for a beer.

LacquerHead, Aug 11, 2010
Photo of minchhoffb
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%

So far Liquid Town is the highlight of my trip to Corpus. I am only here for a couple weeks but the beer selection and knowledge of the staff is something I will miss. They had a wide selection of Belgian, German, British, and american craft beers and you can make you own mixed sixer. If you are in town make sure to stop by and check out the selection. There was an emloyee there named Corey and he had an in depth knowledge of good beer. They have free beer tastings the last Friday of every month also. Outstanding store.

minchhoffb, Aug 20, 2009
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