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Raceway Citgo

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4 Ratings
Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.11%
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Corner Rt. 50 &589
Berlin, Maryland, 21811
United States
phone: (410) 641-0361

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(Place added by: shawnsmith8275 on 04-05-2010)
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Reviews by MrBoh:
Photo of MrBoh
4.78/5  rDev +10.6%

The customer service here is what really stands out. They are always there to help, and have extra guys on hand to do so. The selection seems to vary all the time. The craft brew selection is great, especially for the area and size of the store. All the Dogfish Head, Evo and local beers you need, plus all the west coast beers you never knew existed. What they don't have, and they can get, they will get for you. In my experience this usually takes no more than a few days. Sometimes even quicker. The prices on most craft beers are decent, not expensive by any means. The value really comes from their sales and those mass marketed beers that you may or may never want to touch (just the natty boh for me). Although their food is limited to common gas station food, Crabs to Go in the same parking lot has great food to take with you, or drink there while you get a bite.

MrBoh, Oct 09, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of akorsak
3.8/5  rDev -12%

Unassuming. Hell, the TomTom almost sent us 4 more miles up the road. The corner of Rtes. 50 and 589 is spot on, just look for the Citgo sign.

Atmosphere: A craft beer haven? I'd never guess it from the outside. Inside things change quickly. The store has a convenience feel, stark and brightly lit. Beer and wine dominates though.

Quality: Looks are deceiving. I'd never expect to see a bottle of Utopias on the counter, available for sale, in a convenience store.

Service: Check-out was friendly and I was greeted on the way in. This isn't a normal beer store, so there were no rovering staff to help out.

Selection: Selection is limited to one aisle and several coolers. Craft is in the coolers closest to the entrance; other beer is further back. The aisle stunned me. Full Sail, Stillwater, New Belgium, DFH, Southern Tier, Firestone Walker and Evolution stood out. There were plenty of others in the limited space available. I left with some Full Sail, Firestone Walker Double Walker and New Belgium Ranger. All in all a very happy experience.

Food: A convenience store but I was only interested in the beer. Worth the short trip if you are in OCMD.

akorsak, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of lackenhauser
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%

Stuck on the side of Rt. 50 just before Ocean Downs on the right hand side-next to Crabs To Go. Fairly non descript though inside there is much to be found.

Great selection and quality for the area. Local EVO beers, DFH, Stone, Heavy Seas, Sierra etc. Nice selection from the Orkney brewery-first time I have seen Skull Splitter in a while down this way. They actually had a bottle of Utopias at the counter, pricey, but still they had it.

Single bottles had been picked thru and looked over and could have used some straightening up, though I am sure as we head deeper into summer they dont have that much time to do so. Regardless it all seemed fresh for sure.

Service at the counter was very friendly and seemed knowledgable.

Another decent shop just outside of OC. Cannot hurt in my book that's for sure.

lackenhauser, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of shawnsmith8275
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%

Raceway Citgo is a great place to go for craft beer whether you live in the area or are heading to the beach. They truly have an exceptional selection of bombers for the area and you'll see beers from around the country that you only see in a few places in this area. They have a great selection of Oskar Blues including TenFidy and Gubna(cans are the way to go if you're heading to the beach).

Bob and the rest of the staff are extremely helpful. They also do tastings(typically on Fridays I believe)

shawnsmith8275, Apr 05, 2010
Raceway Citgo in Berlin, MD
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.