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29 Package Store

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5 Ratings
Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 7.54%
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4132 Highway 29 NW
Lilburn, Georgia, 30047-2822
United States
phone: (770) 381-6329

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(Place added by: ontherocks on 12-18-2010)
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Photo of vibhav
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

vibhav, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of RickerATL
4.66/5  rDev +13.4%

This is the spot where I go to get my beer in metro ATL. The selection is EXTREMELY deep, They have some hidden jewels if you get to know the right people. Ashton is the guy you wanna ask about beer he is the Beer Advocate there. The rest of the crew won;t be much help with beer. Great spot, Great selection, Good price and they are very friendly if you are there to buy beer to drink not to heard and resell.

RickerATL, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of jayfolly
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%

This is definitely it for high quality beer selection in the area. It has all my favorites although tend to run a little more expensive than at the nearby smoke rise bottle shop. The atmosphere here tends to lean towards the shady side later on the weekends but for the best time try weekday nights as staff seems more low key.

jayfolly, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of ontherocks
4/5  rDev -2.7%

29 Package Store has been a fixture on U.S. Hwy. 29 in Lilburn, Ga. for a while. But it is only in the last year (when they built their new building) that they were able to expand their craft beer inventory and make it worthy of repeated visits.

Its location makes it convenient to beer enthusiasts in central Gwinnett County and being away from I-85, there might be times when their selection doesn't get picked-over as quickly as more well-known stores. The Craft Beer Manager, Ashton Cheatham, is very knowledgeable about craft brews and - while not yet a BA member, he is considering it. If you hear of something that might be available to Ga. distributors, ask him to check into getting it. Or if something is coming, ask to see if he might be willing to put aside a bottle for you.

So, if in the area (just NE of the intersection of Beaver Ruin Rd. and Hwy. 29) stop in. It was the first place in the area where I found Left Hand Wake Up Dead.

ontherocks, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%

I was surprised when this store was submitted to the place guide. I live in Lilburn and had only been in here long ago- when there was absolutely nothing of note. The building has been rebuilt, and greatly expanded, and the selection has been expanded accordingly. It still seems to be a work in progress (which is good), but there is already far more good beer here than I'd expected. The best part is that virtually all of the beer is in coolers. The selection is diverse and somewhat expansive, but also somewhat eclectic. Whoever has chosen the beer here clearly wants to support craft beer sales, and has ordered accordingly, but I have to say I was quite disappointed in the selection of holiday beers. They had both Great Divide and Avery, but neither's holiday offering, for example, even though they had some Great Divide Hercules. There was Stone, including Lucky Bastard, lots of Left Hand, including the better stouts, lots of Southern Tier, all of the readily available Terrapin, plus the seasonals and Big Daddy Vlady and the charity beers, Sweetwater including recent Dank Tanks, only the Saison from Southhampton, as well as a number of other usual suspects in the craft department. For international beers, there are a smattering of Belgians, including a few you only see at the more major stores, some Germans, and the standard Sammy Smith lineup along with a few others. Sierra Nevada Estate series beers were also present. I left with some Victory Yakima Twilight and some Highlands Abbey. Not a destination store if you live in town, but a very good option for the area. The next closest place with decent beer is Smoke Rise over in Stone Mountain, and well over in Duluth in the other direction. As for the Lawrenceville and Snellville directions- nothing else has an equal selection, although Niko's corner tries- and has a few gems. Fairly busy on a Saturday, and although I was offered help, it wasn't beer specific. I'll definitely stop here again.

Georgiabeer, Dec 19, 2010
29 Package Store in Lilburn, GA
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.