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Liquor Express

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Liquor ExpressLiquor Express

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.41%
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1802 University Dr NW
Huntsville, Alabama, 35801-5743
United States
phone: (256) 539-4333

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(Place added by: abar22 on 01-27-2010)
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Reviews by barleywinefiend:
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3.04/5  rDev -24.6%

A: Three visits in the past year. It's in the hood so to speak and my car was smashd in while I was inside. Considering I was born an raised in Hsv and now live in Seattle my beef with this low rent joint is warranted.

Q: Somewhat good. The beer here is from average to good. The standard macro can be found as the crappy Flying Dog but you will find a lot of local stuff and Founders plus some easy to get Bells stuff but beyond that it's nothing special.

S: The guy at the counter said he was the beer guru of HSV since free the hops yet could not tell me basic things about his products and distribution. On my other trip the guy made it a point to tell me they did not get RR, and acted like he was educating me. LOL. Ok dude, you probably dont even know where RR is, have not been there and cannot names three beers outside of PtE/PtY they make. They seemd to condescending for no reason.

S: Nearly 40 handles devoted to growlers to go. $30 for a 1/2 growler of Founders Impy Stout in Bama? LOL. Wow. I paid $35 for a full glass growler of Parabola in WA

F: No food.

O: Avoid. I hope Hsv gets a place to better serve them and their beer needs

barleywinefiend, Jul 29, 2012
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.15/5  rDev +3%

Hendrick24, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of DamnYankeeHeadHunter
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%

This place is not your normal "Liquor Store." My wife and I have been coming here for the past couple of years or so, and I must say that this place has got some great beer worth trying out. Not only will you will find a vast, and unique selection of beer here, but the knowledgeable staff is super friendly and will do their best to lend a hand in helping you make your selections. The prices are very reasonable and well worth your hard earned cash for a cold one, whether it be a local brew, domestic or foreign. Liquor Express has played a great part in sparking my ever growing interest in trying new and tasty beer.

DamnYankeeHeadHunter, Jun 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Justinbshelton, Feb 06, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +13.6%

Best beer selection in my city.
They always get the newest and hard to find beers.
Wish they had a social media outlet to tell people when they got stuff in.
The bomber fridge is nice but the beers on tap make this place perfection.
My only problem is a lot of the beers they have are old because they stock so much.
The new good stuff flys off the shelves though.
Also love how late they are open.

zookerman182, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of Dracarys
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%

Best selection of any retailer in the area by far, and it continues to grow with the Huntsville beer scene and out-of-state breweries buying in. 65 rotating taps with a local emphasis. There's typically a good singles selection and they're not sticklers about breaking up a 4/6-pack for you. Fairly extensive walk-in bomber fridge.

There will be boxes laying around at any point in time and there may be some things that you'd rather see stored cold, but it is a very small building and fridge space is limited. The organization outside of the "brewed in Alabama" section is uh...loose, so it may be difficult to find something right away on a first visit.

Staff is helpful and not overbearing, and there's always at least one person there that can give you a quality recommendation. They have also been updating their tap list and new inventory on their Facebook page regularly since the Spring.

Liquor Express should be the first beer stop for anyone passing through Huntsville.

Dracarys, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of docnose
3.29/5  rDev -18.4%

This is a liquor beer and wine store that has a wide selection of beer and a whole bunch of taps. They sell draft beer by the pint, quart, half, and gallon. You can purchase re-usable glass containers.

If you frequent the place then its pretty easy to build a rapport with the staff. Though any individual's beer knowledge may not be extensive most can at least tell you what's new.

docnose, Feb 11, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev -14.6%

This store has two positives. Lots of beer of tap for growler fills, and a wide selection of bottles.

Unfortunately, the store is completely unorganized. There is beer literally everywhere. In the floor, in the aisles, blocking some of the other beer, etc. There seems to be little rime or reason to how things are shelved. It just seems that things land wherever there is room. I have to wonder about the age of some of the stock given the amount on hand.

The area in back with the growlers smells of stale beer which leads me to suspect that it is need of a good cleaning.

I ended up leaving without buying anything. Just seemed like a waste of time trying to find what I was looking for, and forget browsing... I will check back later when I have more time.

Update: I revisited today (2/25/2013). Store was a bit less crazy. Less stuff piled up on the floor. A bit more organized selection. There is a lot of beer here. I ended up finding Founders Imperial Stout which I had been unable to find elsewhere locally.

richj1970, Jan 22, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +10.2%

I have updated my review every year or so on Liquor Express, and it has jumped around a bit. Here’s my latest review of the Express.

This is my local beverage store and I do frequent at least twice a month, so I think my review is backed by sufficient data…

Great selection. Period. The claim now is over 950 beers with +65 on tap. That in itself should be enough. Now the Express may not compete with your favorite store in say, Seattle, but if you are in Huntsville, AL it is well worth the drive. Prices compare well with other stores in the NA area. As the name implies, there is more than just beer here. The wine selection is improving and the distilled beverage selection is quite reasonable.

My usual day to stop by is Saturdays. There is a pretty constant stream of customers coming and going.

The staff has changed out a bit and they are now a great bunch of folks. If you have a question or can’t find what you’re looking for, ask. These guys love to help out. They’ll share opinions with you and their recommendations are really worth listening to. I have been treated very well by the current Express staff. When one of the staff has made a recommendation on a particular brew, I do get asked about my opinion on my next visit. It’s a great bunch overall.

I do have one small complaint about the organization of the beer in the coolers. For the most part, it appears to be somewhat haphazard. I haven’t figured out the logic yet of what goes where. I’ll have to ask the next time I’m in there. Could be I’m just not getting it!

So to sum it up, if you live in or around Huntsville and don’t visit the Express, you’re missing out on a great beer store.

ronny, Nov 14, 2012
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Liquor Express in Huntsville, AL
90 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.