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Full Throttle Bottles

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.33%
[ Store ]

5909 Airport Way S
Seattle, Washington, 98108-2714
United States
phone: (206) 763-2079

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(Place added by: mjtedin on 08-02-2008)
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Photo of bb8189
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%

I made it out to Seattle about 3 months ago and just now thought to review this location.
I scouted it out due to it proximity to the airport so that I could pick up a few bottles to pack away in my suitcase.

As a midwesterner, I was blown away by the amount of west coast beers - obviously FTB would not be unique in this regard - but I was nonetheless impressed with their selection.

I loaded up as much RR and Lost Abbey as I could squeeze into my suitcase.

The thing that stands out in my mind from this visit was how the lady who was working there tore the store apart looking for the last bottle of LA BA Angel's Share. Her PC said she had one left and damnit, she was going to find it for me. I certainly appreciated her effort.

I have nothing to compare it to in the area, but if I find myself back out that way, I will definitely stop back in.

bb8189, Jul 23, 2011
Photo of megahurts4
4.94/5  rDev +16%

After reading the reviews on here, I decided this needed to be the place to stop. It also happened to be closer to get to from my hotel. I arrived right at opening on a saturday. I was a little curious on my first step in. The place is rather dark for a store, but not dark enough to hinder movement. There were two employees and myself. I was greeted as soon as the door was opened. After doing a quick walk around, I was offered assistance. I immediately asked about Pliny the Elder. That has been my top sought after brew for a while. It isn't' available near me. I was then told there is a limit 1 per customer. That was fine, as I can understand due to limited quantities.

I was asked where I'm from, and I explained why I was looking for certain brews. They immediately showed me everything rare and unavailable to me normally. If you happen to know me, I have a weakness for beer as such and I think I bought every brew shown to me. The brews I had purchased made me ecstatic. They have a great selection of great brews. They went out of their way to make sure I knew everything they had.

It was an exhilarating experience, and I may return if possible before my trip is over.

megahurts4, May 07, 2011
Photo of spankdog42
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%

In Seattle on business. Found 'Full Throttle Bottles' on BA as what appeared to be a good place to pick up some beer.

Walk in and the place is a little smaller than I expected. However, almost of all their beer is refrigerated. BIG plus. Browsed the selection, found a couple of locals that I was looking for. Nice selection of some good bottles. Most of the beers could be sold as singles. Happy with the trip.

As I am at the register, I asked the woman working if they have any PtE by chance that I might have missed. Another woman who appeared to enter the store after me (either a friend of the cashier or an employee I would guess) says that I can have her bottle that is in back. It is the last bottle they have. She tells me not to worry as they get it regularly and since I was just in town for a few days for business, it would be cool. Just awesome! I completely recommend stopping by here as the selection is good and the service is great.

spankdog42, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of jdgesus
5/5  rDev +17.4%

one of my routes around town took me by here, and i had yet to stop in, even tho, beer is one of my favorite things in the world.

so, finally dropped in, and the owner immediately said i should just bring my bike inside, instead of locking it up outside.
LOVE THAT. and i was on my "sports car" bike this day, so that made it more the better.

once in, the selection was really good... especially full of local seattle and PNW brews, which i whole heartedly stand behind -- i support local as much as i can.

i've been coming in daily ever since my first visit.

intelligent staff (much better then friendly, trust me.)

jdgesus, Jan 21, 2011
Photo of sholland119
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

My first stop on a beer run during a business trip to Seattle, this was also my best one.

Full Throttle is located very close to Sea-Tac airport in an industrial area. My GPS sent me a block the wrong way but I was able to recover without too much trouble. The store has a hispterish feel to it. Hardwood floors, very open and a good size retail area. Most of the stuff is in one of the many coolers around the right hand side of the store. Overflow stock is actually located in boxes which are stacked and scattered all over the floor. No idea how they find stuff...

Great selection of local and regional favorites. I was able to grab a couple of cases of Washington and Oregon locals to ship home, along with some Midnight Sun selections. They had a nice selectin of Cali stuff as well but nothing I can not get locally.

Service was very friendly and helpful. I was glad I stopped, glad I got as much as I did on this first stop, as I had some disappointments on the way. Great stop.

sholland119, Dec 27, 2010
Photo of beer2day
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%

On the way into Seattle from SeaTac, right off I-5 just north of Boeing Field. Just up the street from 9-lb Hammer.

Lots of parking in the back. Street parking definitely limited.

For an out-of-towner, the selection was very nice and inviting. Most of the beers I was looking for were here, including many from California. Prices did seem a little on the high side, but not totally out of line for other stores I visited.

Service was pretty good, considering. Only one person was working and the store was relatively crowded. She made a good effort in checking with everyone and did seem to know her stuff.

Lots of cider, if that's your thing. It's not mine.

Not much warm beer, if that's an issue. Way more bombers and singles than sixers as well.

Overall, I'll stop in on my next visit.

beer2day, Nov 05, 2010
Photo of BillHilly
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%

Decent selection, a bit limited on total variety, but they definitely have a full spectrum of beers overall. They have the high end Trappistes, local beers, excellent selection of organic.

Service is outstanding, very nice lady was working there when I was there...she really knows her stuff. They have a mailing list for beer tasting and industry news - optional of course. And they will even track the beers you have bought for you.

A little bit pricey on some beers and reasonable on others. Really depends on the beer.

The store is right by Boeing field in a cool part of South Downtown. Parking is a pain out front, so go in back.

BillHilly, Oct 23, 2010
Photo of crpSeattle
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%

The items they carry are veryGood -high quality, don't come looking for Keystone Light.

The service is very good, my only complaint is that the 2 people whom I have service me have had a bit of "I know what I am talking about, you the customer do not". Not enough to keep me away but enough for me to notice.

Selection is quite wide yet at the same time they don't carry certain brands , like RedHook.

Very few bottles under $2, so be prepared to spend money. But IMHO, it will be worth it.

crpSeattle, Oct 05, 2010
Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Q: Quality is good. Did not find any out dated stuff as I checked out the selection. No bad beer here, mostly craft and some wine as well.

S: Good, I was helped as I walked in and and around and the guy at the register was nice and helpful too

S: I did not find anything out of the ordinary. Really hard to find anything that had a wow factor. A very common selection. No big beers like Abyss, BBXII. I really think the list on the website is outdated is misleading. Lot of WA crafy, same Avery stuff, Left Hand, plenty of Oregon stuff and a share of Victory, ST, spotted a Lost Abbey and some Older Viscosity at nearly $19!!! Some belgians and euro brews too.

P: Pricey on almost everything

barleywinefiend, Jul 12, 2010
Photo of vince4953529
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Stopped here during my spring break road trip from So Cal. to Vancouver, BC. This store is located at the south side of an industrial yet hipster-felt area of Seattle.

Selection is impeccable, with just about everything that's distributed in Washington. Diamond Knot, Boundary Bay, Roslyn, Iron Horse, Dick's... all the ones that you can only dream of outside of the state of WA.

Service is great, the lady at the counter chatted with me a bit since I'm from out of state. Very friendly the helpful.

This is a great shop in a very beautiful city and I'll go back next time if I'm in the Emerald City again (which probably will be a long time from now).

vince4953529, Apr 12, 2010
Full Throttle Bottles in Seattle, WA
94 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.