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Zeno's To Go

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Zeno's To GoZeno's To Go

Type: Store

100 W College Ave
State College, Pennsylvania, 16801-3838
United States

(814) 237-2857 | map

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Added by akorsak on 10-19-2009

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by russwbeck:
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4.7/5  rDev +17.5%

This "To-Go shop" has the best selection per square foot of any in the US as far as I'm concerned. You really can't fit more than 4 people in the place, but it is jam packed with good beer. I was looking for the 3rd Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary and the cashier pointed me to it and we talked about the different styles to that point. Had I not had a cheap budget, I could have easily dropped much more than I did. Unibroue, Franziskaner, Stone Cali-Belgique 14th Anny Imperial IPA, among others, nice Yuengling Selection, and Troegs, among many, many other imports and US craft selections. I will be stopping back soon.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Slatetank
4.04/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Afroman
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.6/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

A place that is so small that it is easy to miss and can barely fit more than a couple of customers in it at a time.

But for a small place, the selection is pretty good. They didn't have a lot in terms of quantity but the quality of what they did have was great. Some very good Founder's stuff, including seasonals. Also has Stone, DFH, Bells, Rogue and the locals. Seemed to only have a few of everything as there wasn't much space to stock up the inventory.

Staff was friendly. Prices were a touch high.

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Photo of Rabidhummingbird
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

One of the best places I found to buy some of the 'fancier' beers in downtown State College.

The shop is small but they have a pretty big selection. I would usually stop in to get Founder's, Stone, Rouge, or some of the other breweries that most other places in the area didn't carry. Between Zeno's and Wegman's you could get a nice mix of beers. Anything they have on menu in the bar is also fair game from the shop or to go from the bar so you're not necessarily limited to what's on display.

Typically I would go here for small orders such as bombers or single 12oz bottles didn't get many six packs.

The cashier was typically pretty laid back and didn't offer much assistance but was usually more than happy to make a recommendation, check in the back for particular brews or give their opinion on a beer.

I would often stop by on my way home from town to see if anything new came in and could usually find something to pique my interest.

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Photo of akorsak
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

The bottle shop associated with Zeno's, this is right beside the entrance to Chumley's and Indigo. The store consists of a few coolers, and a couple of shelves.

Quality: Zeno's is world-renowned for great beer, so it stands that its bottle shop would also be excellent. The store is small but there is plenty to please you.

Service: The cashier is generally disinterested, used to dealing with drunken tomfoolery. I've never asked for help as I browsed.

Selection: This is where the store stands out. Stone 13, Unibroue, Victory (Helios and V-Saison), Weyerbacher, Chimay, and Ayinger line the coolers and shelves. There is plenty of good beer to be had here. The jewel of the store may be that this is the only place to get Zeno's Rye, the rye beer brewed by Otto's. A top-notch rye beer if ever there was one.

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Zeno's To Go in State College, PA
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