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Beer:30 A Craft Beer Emporium

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world-class

17 Ratings
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.48%
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1271 King St
Jacksonville, Florida, 32204-4267
United States
phone: (904) 388-0033

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(Place added by: beer30jax on 06-29-2012)
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

stakem, Jul 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Wow! Best use of the square footage. Very neat, very nice store, with some very knowledgeable employees willing to help. Lots of shelves full of really nice beer, and some more cooling on some fridges. Lots of bombers, as well as six packs. Emphasis on local and nearby breweries. Outstanding.

JulioH, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

BoilerUpNavy, Jun 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

JISurfer, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, Apr 21, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +8.4%

I've had the pleasure of knowing Warren and the gents at Beer:30 since they opened their doors. I must admit, i'm totally biased but I have good reason to be.

A: The atmosphere is pure no-nonsense bottle shop. Expect plenty of shelving racks of the best craft that distributes to Florida. Beer:30 goes to great lengths to bring in new and unique beers to our area and they stock with rapid turnover in mind. Decor is typical beer signage and there's a good selection of cold singles in two large reach in coolers. They have a small PA rig and there's usually an interesting mix of tunes usually in play, and everyone in Jax wants the Billy Dee Williams sign in the front window (don't ask).

Q: Quality is perfect. If you know what style of beers you like, Beer:30 can point you in the right direction. Their prices are generally a little lower than the rest of the bottle shops in this part of town. They don't let bottles sit for long unless they are cellar worthy beers and have a selection of aging cellar beers on the back shelves. They also have a modest selection of table and dessert wines for the non-beer geek.

S: Service is stellar. The staff is very approachable and knowledgeable about the beers they keep in stock. What I like best is that if they haven't tried it, they'll tell you and won't give you some sort of a BS answer. If you're completely lost about a particular style or beer that they have enjoyed, they will recommend to you some great beers and hidden gems (like Jolly Pumpkin, etc.).

Sel: Their selection is very good for such a small floor space. It's crammed floor to ceiling and front to back with a great selection of craft beer. Since they're stocked for the beers to sell and move, turnover is regular so you have to keep investigating to see what's new in stock. The best way to do that is to friend them on Facebook or other social media, where they post regular updates.

F: Food. There is none. It's a bottle shop.

Val: Inexpensive. As I was saying, their markup isn't quite as extreme as other places. You'll find fair pricing on their craft beers. Unless, you really want to buy that Steel Reserve that's in the back room. Offer any price, it's not for sale.

OPJohn, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

904Will, Feb 18, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev -3.4%

Probably one of the best selections in Jacksonville but you have to get there when they get it or it sells out quickly. Following there Facebook page will really help you out to get those rare beers they get. When they post them you have to get there quickly recommended the same day. I do not have to much trouble finding new interesting beers to try.

I will say the price feels a little high but it is nothing abnormal especially considering the selection and frequent beer rotation.

This place reminds me of Gator Beverage in Gainesville, FL. Follow the Facebook page it really makes this place and offers an opportunity to get new exciting beers in Jacksonville.

p0l4r21, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

KVNBGRY, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

Nov 4 visit, They restocked , still its not as good a Grassroots. Decent place. If your in the solo the service in that small a place is great and its so small the guy can talk to yea from his chair.

Wow I thought I reviewed this place. ah My bad it was on RB

Small hole in the wall store. I waited a few months after grand opening to go. It was funny 1 guy working there. Very friendly. Since I was the only one in there for 30 minutes. lots of cheap wooden shelf's. It looked like a store after a hurricane had blown though. Can you say old beer and no restocking.

it was like a group of fiends rented a tiny place, got a distro to sell them a bunch of beer. They put it all on the shelf and hoped for the best. Then I thought well since I have to come over to Riverside allot I would wait until I go back. We I did, stayed about 3 minutes as nothing had changed, other than there was even LESS BEER.

Prices a tad high. I bought a few the 1st time and chatted about trips to Belgium.
Nice guy, suckie beer selection now.

maybe it will improve, I will have to go back next month and see. and re review then if things change.

azorie, Oct 06, 2013
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Beer:30 A Craft Beer Emporium in Jacksonville, FL
95 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.