Volcanic Bottle Shoppe
Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
3.5/5 rDev -15.7%
A: I could have sworn I was in Portland. So I walk in and immediately have the option of going left or right. I go right towards the bottles and that half of the bar. I hear some music outback. There is a section of guys in the corner with metal tees on. I grab a few bottles sitdown and see a guy with a white parrot on his shoulder across the bar. Very eclectic crowd and wonky atomsphere going on. A guy sits next to me at the bar as I drink my average IIPA from Solera and shows me some interesting money tricks. The parrot from across the bar flies off and storms the bar taking a nose dive at me and the patrons before hitting the back door. Yes, all of this happened in 15 minutes.
Q: All of the beer was refrigerated and the quality was good. No crap here. The draft beers were were pretty decent as well.
S: Service was nice and helpful, no complaints from me.
S: Probably 200 different bottles; I grabbed a lot of Commons bottles and some Fantome. I stuck around for a snifter of Solera IIPA which I did not finish.
07-15-2013 15:20:23 | More by barleywinefiend
4.44/5 rDev +7%
Stopped in. Had heard that they were catering towards the craft beer crowd and that was true. I was looking for something darker today and found HoTD Adam and Southiern Tier Choklat in the fridge, as well as Black Butte XXIV behind the counter! All at a decent price. The selection they have isn't huge, but what they do have seems carefully selected, featuring good local brews when they can, as well as pulling in some great beers from further out. The beers are sorted by style.
The overall vibe of the place was laid back; a little slow though it was a Sunday night. The outside seating looked sweet though I didn't hang out there. I was there to purchase bottles to go and not for what they had on tap.
Hope these guys are doing some good business. I'll be back.
08-20-2012 05:44:18 | More by terabin
4.3/5 rDev +3.6%
Pretty cool place, didn't get to check out the outside part. The inside had a pretty laid back feel.
They have their coolers in a good place so the beer isn't in the sun which is good. All the beers I bought had been kept well and tasted good.
We showed up like 10 minutes before they opened, because we weren't sure what time they opened. The guy working opened up and let us come in, and was helpful.
Compared to bottle shops I am used to their selection isn't huge, but it is varied and mostly good stuff. They also had quite a few gluten free beers, which I don't see often, along with some meads, and wine. They seem to have a few taps as well with growlers to go.
The prices were great for the most part.
Overall pretty neat little shop in a town that seems to be making themselves more and more known for beer and wine. I'd recommend stopping in if you make it to the area.
08-18-2011 04:11:56 | More by yuriruley
Volcanic Bottle Shoppe in Hood River, OR
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.