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Save-On Craft Beer & Wine

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Save-On Craft Beer & WineSave-On Craft Beer & Wine
BA SCORE
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world-class

54 Ratings
Ratings: 54
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.72
pDev: 9.11%
[ Store ]

7411 Mentor Ave
Mentor, Ohio, 44060-5405
United States
phone: (440) 918-1905

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @saveonmentor

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(Place added by: adamette on 11-10-2009)
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Reviews by beerdrifter:
Photo of beerdrifter
4.3/5  rDev -8.9%

Found this gem of a beer store while visiting my brother-in-law who lives in Mentor. Very unassuming facade, but once you're inside it's all beer. Great all-around selection. Since I live in Europe I was more interested in the domestic craft beer, but checked out the imports and was very impressed. Probably the best part about this place is the fact that they sell singles that are not overpriced like most places. Most beers are under $2.00. The selection was incredible. Lots of west coast stuff to include Rogue, Stone, Bear Republic and Alesmith. Other mentionables included Founders, Bells, Southern Tier, Brooklyn and Avery. The lady at the counter was extremely friendly and fairly knowledgeable. She turned me on to some Founders Devils Dancer that she didn't have displayed. Had planned on visiting some other beer stores in the Cleveland area but there was no need after stopping here. Great store!

beerdrifter, Jul 27, 2010
More User Reviews:
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2/5  rDev -57.6%

Good stuff, Wally will only take care oif you on the rare ones if he feels like. Which is about 50% of the time. James has grown on me but is still a bit 'out there' Amazing selection of singles, most of which are cold.

BrewUSA, Nov 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +0.6%

trxxpaxxs, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -4.7%

LostHighway, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of mrosinack
4.75/5  rDev +0.6%

Does not look like much, but wow. Varied and extensive selection of craft beers, both domestic and import, local and regional. Knowledgable staff, extremely friendly and helpful. All around great shop!

mrosinack, Sep 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +0.6%

gatheredwaters, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of sethpezar
5/5  rDev +5.9%

sethpezar, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of tommyguz
5/5  rDev +5.9%

tommyguz, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of CopperMtnPlowboy
4.75/5  rDev +0.6%

CopperMtnPlowboy, Jun 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +0.6%

HoppyBastard2, Jun 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -4.7%

garuda, May 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -4.7%

SpartyJoe, Apr 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -4.7%

yancot, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Jascrutch
4.57/5  rDev -3.2%

HAD to stop in while running around over the holidays. Blown away by the selection of craft beers available. This is the type of place where you honestly don't know what to get because there is so much available. Best part of it is, is the staff are readily available to make recommendations. Prices are what the are and appear to be at state minimum judging by my "normal" purchases. If you want a beer that exists in Ohio, you are very likely to find it here. Recommend getting your favorite then build a six pack of related beers that you will find here...you may end up with a new favorite.

Jascrutch, Jan 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +0.6%

dailyminefield, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of thegrimone
4.55/5  rDev -3.6%

I stopped by this shop because I was in Cleveland on business. Wow, the place is just what it says. Its a beer, wine, and smoke shop. Catering to all the vices. The coolers lining two walls were a bit bare, but the shelves were fully stocked. All arranged by style so it was easy to locate any thing you wanted. They also have taps to fill growlers. The guy working there was very knowledgeable of styles and breweries. This is a must stop if you are in the Greater Cleveland area.

thegrimone, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of DC_St_Johns
4.49/5  rDev -4.9%

While in Mentor/Eastlake on business, I was told my the locals that if I liked beer, that I simply had to go to this store. Coming from the East coast, I was very happy to see a number of beers that I couldn't get elsewhere.

I also saw a number of beers that I've searched for in vain. This is not a giant mega-store, but a fairly small store packed with great craft beer. So, they don't have everything, but they have plenty of hard-to-find items.

The two best parts are the exceptional service and the tasting bar. They have a certain portion of the day where you can pay a small fee and try a few special beers on draft or by bottle. I really appreciated the knowledge of the staff, but especially the gratitude and kindness of this "Mom and Son" shop.

If for no other reason, it is worth visiting them for the warm reception.

DC_St_Johns, Nov 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +0.6%

jtennyson99, Oct 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5.9%

chuckv, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of tscanlon51
5/5  rDev +5.9%

Fabulous place.

I was in Cleveland this weekend and had staked out this place from the reviews on BA. It is unassuming from the outside but once you step in the store you know you are in the right place.

I wanted to pick up some local beer and had a few in mind. Wally was super helpful helping me find and pick out the best local stuff. Wally even made sure the Fat Heads Headhunter was from the batch that just came in that day. He wanted me to have the freshest batch for my first time tasting this beer.

I saw in another review that they carried Three Floyds, when they can keep it in stock. I have never had any of their stuff since I can't get it in Boston. So of course I asked if they had any. When I told him I that I had never tried any TF Wally took an Alpha King out of his personal stash. He even apologized that he didn't have any Zombie Dust, his favorite.

In the end I ended up getting almost two cases, which Wally and one of his guys brought out to my car. Selection, Service and just downright friendliness was A+. I would highly recommend. I'll be back. I don't know when but I will be back.

tscanlon51, Oct 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +0.6%

BeerBucks, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of starkdog24
5/5  rDev +5.9%

Very, very friendly service.
The best selection in northeast ohio for beer.
You can pick individual beer bottles with no upcharge.
All prices are perfectly reasonable.
Always excellent beers on tap.
Just a great atmosphere, well organized, and clean store.
I drive over an hour to get to this store because of all these things.

starkdog24, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of SlovenianMight
4.55/5  rDev -3.6%

A truly wonderful little shop with tremendous selection. The proprietors of this establishment are knowledgable, friendly, and eager to accommodate any requests. Another good quality is the amount of product that moves through the store ensuring its freshness. If you've not visited the store yet please do.

SlovenianMight, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of fuzztub
4.9/5  rDev +3.8%

one of the best places i've stopped at. i'm currently living in PA and will have to remember to stop in again when i'm in the area for work. it does not look like much on the outside, but man what a selection!

the lady behind the desk was extremely helpful and very nice to talk with. and i highly recommend checking it out.

fuzztub, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Opus724
4.97/5  rDev +5.3%

I drive two hours from Pittsburgh to visit this incredible store. It's one of the few places that carries Three Floyds. I called last week before I drove out on Saturday to see if they had any Three Floyds in stock, and unfortunately they were out. My wife and I still drove out there, just so I could show her the amazing selection. After we bought a dozen bottles of beer not available in the archaic state of Pennsylvania, the very nice young man behind the counter brought my purchase out to my car and we spoke about Three Floyds and how hard it was to find. I was going to leave my name and number for when they received their next shipment of Three Floyds when the young man offered to sell me a bottle that he was saving for himself. I was quite overwhelmed at his generosity and will make this a stop every time I am in Pittsburgh. In addition to the fantastic service and choices of beer, the store has a decent selection of wine and also carries 5-6 different brands of mead , which I have a hard time finding. The store is clean, well lit, and all of the personnel are friendly. Overall, a great experience.

Opus724, Aug 05, 2013
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Save-On Craft Beer & Wine in Mentor, OH
100 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.