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7 Ratings
Ratings: 7
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 6.62%
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1133 Patterson Rd # 9
Grand Junction, Colorado, 81506-3440
United States
phone: (970) 255-0670

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Photo of Kubrickx
4/5  rDev -2%

Kubrickx, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of zrab11
4.08/5  rDev 0%

A- As u pull up its in the corner of a stip mall and ur thinking well this place is prob gonna suck. then u walk in and mostly wine and liquor and then i see a cooler in the back and it has some craft beer in sixers and a few singleS then i see a sign that says "check out our walk in cooler" so i thought what the heck. WOW was i blown away by the selection of singles. there were tons and tons. I spent prob 30 min looking. Great little hidden gym

Q- quality was pretty decent. It looked like they moved product pretty good. didn't see any dust on bottles or outdated bottles

Ser- The staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable

Sel- Selection was some of the best i had seen in CO. And a nice find as i was staying at a hotel about 5 min from there and was wanting to bring home some tin fidy and was glad they had that but then also left with 4 or 5 more bottles of great beer

F-didn't have any

V- value was good. The prices on everything were average

Overall this was another surprise for me.. Just looking to find any craft beer and i stumbled on the mother load. Like i have said and other have said it doesn't look like muc from the outsde but inside the cooler u will be amazed. The only suggestion i would have is maybe alittle better organization in the cooler as there were some bottles just sittin on floor and what not. But over all i was pleased

zrab11, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of mikehanneman
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%

I live in Iowa and wanted to purchase some Santa Fe Pale Ale. I was traveling out west and noticed on the internet that College Liquors carried that product. I called and spoke to the manager, John. He took me on my word that I would show up and purchase a case of the Santa Fe beer. He ordered it and then I asked him to start stocking the Great Divide Hercules Double IPA so I could buy some of that to. John brought that in too. Of course I showed up and was a happy customer to get some great beers that I can't purchase back in Iowa. As far as the store goes...it doesn't look like too much from the outside, tucked away in the corner of a strip mall. Inside they have a ton of beers and an unbelievable cold beer room with a huge variety of beers that will blow you away. I appreciate John helping me out with my special orders and the chance to experience a great selection of beers. Too bad it is so far away from me...hopefully you are close so you can take advantage of it!!

mikehanneman, Aug 06, 2010
Photo of Domingo
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%

Just another small strip mall liquor store...right? At first glance, yup, that's what it looks like. Everything appears to be about 80% wine and liquor with some decent 6'ers and macros in the coolers. However as soon as you walk into the cooler room you'll suddenly be greeted with hundreds of craft items and imports (usually sold as singles, or mixed 6's) that are virtually unmatched anywhere. I'm not kidding - this one room can compete with anything on the eastern slope or any megastores I've seen elsewhere, as far as singles go. Everything from German and Belgian imports, to local brews from Colorado (all areas), to brews from the west coast and the standard items we get from other parts of the country.
I'd say that only knock on the place is that they don't have all that many true 6-packs, but it's not that big of a deal.
Service is also good. Good recommendations, and a they know their products and store very well.
This place rocks, and it's just down the street from Kannah Creek and only about 50 yards from the Alehouse, too.

Domingo, Jul 14, 2010
Photo of blackie
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%

glad I checked the beerfly - this was a great stop

the establishment deceivingly looks like just another bland liquor store stuck in a small strip mall, practically void of character, but the beer speaks for itself - glass coolers of six packs and such in the main room, enter the walk-in cooler to find a good 20 * 6 foot area of shelving stacked with singles, bombers, and 750s organized by country and region, with the most space devoted to domestics - a healthy section of which is local to semi-local

just a small cross-section of the stuff that interested me as an out-of-towner - lots of Russian River, Lost Abbey, Port, Odell, and Deschutes were highlights (and I mean the good stuff...Consectration, Angel's Share, Santa's Little Helper, Black Butte XXI, The Abyss, Woodcut series), Eugene, Backcountry, Alaskan (smoked porter!), Twisted Pine, Estes Park, Bristol, Durango, Boulevard, Silverton, Grand Lake, Golden City, and quite a few other random selections from unheard-of breweries also represented

floor service is nonexistent, I probably spent an hour browsing over two visits and wasn't approached once, not that it was really wanted, cordial at checkout though, and the careful ID check brought me back to my college days (the store is near a school, obviously)

a couple items were past their expiration dates, but most everything seemed fine, and the cold storage surely helps

most prices seemed fair while there were a few anomalies on the high side, estimating most singles were around $1.70

blackie, May 11, 2010
Photo of tigg924
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Thanks to the BAs in Glenwood Springs for pointing me here. The selection here is about the best I have seen. Hundreds of singles align the back room cooler which is freezing. Bring a coat because it will take a while. They seem to have singles from every beer that you can get in Colorado. Twisted Pine, Ska, Deschutes, Russian River and more. All singles are reasonable priced. Most are under two dollars. This is right by the Breckinridge Ale House so it is a nice one two stop. My only complaint was that the employees did not have the best knowledge of the beer and were not overly helpful. Still if you know beer, this is a must stop.

tigg924, Oct 29, 2009
Photo of Inflames
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%

Wow I can't believe I never stopped here in the past years that I have been in G.J. Excellent selection, the only problem is you have to go into their walk-in cooler and look around which is freezing. I froze my ass off in there while searching. The search was worth the frost bite as I found brews that are a little older but still worth buying. I found some Bigfoot 09 and other barley wine from earlier this year. They have Temptation, Consecration, 999, Jolly Pumkin, Port, Dogfish etc. etc.

I had trouble narrowing my purchase down to a sane level. I can't wait to go back.

Yes there are brews in there that are past their freshness but if you know your beer you'll be fine.

Inflames, Sep 18, 2009
College Liquors in Grand Junction, CO
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.