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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BB1313:
4.16/5 rDev -5.9%
I hit this place up alot last year, but for whatever reason stopped. Just recently hit it up again. This truly is a very underrated store, it's one of the best kept secrets in NE Ohio. First off, this place is HUGE. Lots of coolers for beer. Exceptional selection.. you can probably find anything that you can think of. Last year I saw KBS just chilling on the shelves like it was nothing, after its' release. Tons of bombers too. The place has a nice vibe to it as well, like I said it's huge. Service is friendly, but from my experiences, it seemed like no one was into craft beer, which is odd considering it's their main focus, along with wine. Pricing is reasonable, nothing ridiculous or out of the ordinary. I'm glad I came back, I'll definitely be back. This place is great! Make sure to check the dates on the beers, because unfortunately I've seen a few "older" beers. My only other complaint is that they lack singles.
If they had coolers of singles, this place probably couldn't be topped.
02-19-2011 20:58:27 | More by BB1313
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4.54/5 rDev +2.7%
Great place with a massive selection of beer. They carry domestic and imports. They also have a big wine section and a decent cigar selection.
Most of the beer is sold in packs, though they did have a few singles out. As another review mentioned, check the dates. It seems like some of the beers get lost in their massive selection. One nice thing is that almost all the beer is kept in coolers. Look at the bottom of the coolers too, I found some hard to get beers sitting unnoticed.
When I was there (early 2014) they were in the process of re-organizing their beer. I believe it was being organized by state, then brewer. With common stuff (bud, miller, etc.) in a different area. The staff actually walked me through and showed me how it was organized which was nice.
They have a few rotating taps that usually have brews from big name craft breweries (e.g., southern tier). I believe only 4-5 taps, but worth checking out.
04-08-2014 20:14:45 | More by CLEmark
4.02/5 rDev -9%
I had driven past this place dozens of times on my way to and from my girlfriend's place and we finally decided to stop in one day. He Dad had warned us that he didn't like the store too much but told us to check it out for ourselves... we found out why when we were there but I'll get to that later.
A: Good, the place is a bit dark and cramped but in a way it seems appropriate because the the store which also sells wine has the feel something like a wine/beer cellar.
Q: Everything which I have purchased from the store has been fresh and of good quality, so nothing to note here. Also to note, almost all beer is kept chilled.
S: This is where we found out why he did not like the store... service was good, but too good I guess. The workers WILL NOT LEAVE YOU ALONE to look at ANYTHING! Don't get me wrong they are very knowledgeable and helpful with any questions etc. but they will follow you around. This might not seem too bad having a personal shopping assistant in a way but when they just peer around the corner to watch you when the story is busy it seems a bit weird. This happened to everyone in the store to the point it was almost comical to walk around and look behind you.
S: Everything you could want within reasonable expectations for a store on the border of suburbia/rural Ohio is here.
V: Reasonable prices.
Overall: The store is good, the workers are knowledgeable but could use a bit of customer service training and maybe a beer to help them relax. Lastly, it is nice that almost all the beer is in coolers but this also makes it slightly awkward to keep opening the case to read bottles if you go in and are quite sure what you want.
In the end I'm sure I'll go back, but try to avoid the overbearing staff.
I feel that I must also note that I have recently relocated to the area after going to school in Rochester NY where I had access to Beers of the World in Henrietta just a few minutes from campus.
10-20-2013 21:16:51 | More by jmw4437
4.64/5 rDev +5%
The Holy Grail of Beer and wine stores. Period. If they don't have it, they will do everything in their power to get it, and there is not much they don't have...Always spend more than intended, always there longer than I should, but will go out of my way to go. Well worth the trip. I can get bombers, specialty glassware, great selection of imports, and nice selection of micros, both popular and obscure. Like a kid in a candy store, only the adult beer loving kind of kid. And if wine and / or cigars are your thing as well, you will really enjoy this place. leave yourself PLENTY of time to look around...
03-13-2012 01:15:08 | More by whiterabbit
4.44/5 rDev +0.5%
An absolutely massive beer store, both by Ohio's standards and what I assume are the nation's; I walked in not knowing what to expect beyond a high quantity of beer, but was met by cooler after cooler of tasty and mostly hard-to-find beers (and all the beers are refrigerated, always a plus). Divided into sections by origin (separate coolers for UK, Belgian, and American beers), I spent quite a length of time just scanning everything they had, being familiar with many only through the internet and never through personal experience. Many of the imports were entirely new, and I wish I had a phone with internet capabilities to guide me through my selection process. One brewery I remember in particular was Cantillon, being especially hard to find in Ohio, but well represented here.
The store itself is great just to be in, carpet everywhere and very easy on the eyes, even with the rows of beer packed in on one another to make room for everything. I was met with several requests for help throughout my time searching, and at checkout when I said it was my first time being there, was taken on a tour of the areas I hadn't looked in, particularly the wine ones. On that note, to my untrained eye, the selection of wine appeared to be just as good as anything I had seen to that point, even though expansive rows and shelves may be less common for wine. Great tobacco selection too, in case anyone is interested.
Some concerns about freshness have been noted, and I agree that it's something to look out for, but the same can be said for many beer stores with much smaller selections. A benefit of this lies in being able to find a good number of aged beers throughout the selection; if beers are dated or limited, it's not difficult to find at least one vintage selection (even if a bit dusty and in light, the coolers lead me to believe they have been stored better than comparable "old" beers at other stores).
If you're in the Cleveland area and get a chance to stop in here, definitely take advantage of it... just make sure your wallet is prepared for the journey.
01-31-2011 08:40:39 | More by AwYeh
4.5/5 rDev +1.8%
This place has a massive selection of 6-packs, bombers, and 750 ml bottles. As mentioned below, do check the dates. Due to the large number of customers it seems like for the most part the beer is fresh. Prices are quite reasonable, and there are even some bargains like the 6-pack of Kostritzer I found for $5.99. Wasn't out of date either. I was even surprised to find a better selection of some California breweries than I normally see at home in California. I didn't talk to the staff about beer in particular, so I can't comment on how well they know the product.
12-18-2010 01:05:07 | More by sukhoi584th
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