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Beer:30 A Craft Beer Emporium

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17 Ratings
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.48%
$$ - reasonable
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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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CotterEU


5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

The best selection of beer in Riverside, no question. The guys really know their stuff and will try to get something if they don't have it in. Been going since it opened and will be a consistent customer for a long time to come. It is a great addition to the now thriving beer district.

01-17-2013 16:09:53 | More by CotterEU
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.7%

07-03-2014 02:10:00 | More by stakem
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JulioH

Florida

5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

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.

06-29-2014 05:57:28 | More by JulioH
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BoilerUpNavy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-10-2014 21:38:46 | More by BoilerUpNavy
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-31-2014 02:10:21 | More by JISurfer
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

04-21-2014 13:48:10 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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OPJohn

Florida

4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $

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.

03-13-2014 22:34:48 | More by OPJohn
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904Will

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-18-2014 18:36:34 | More by 904Will
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p0l4r21

Florida

4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

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.

02-03-2014 06:47:04 | More by p0l4r21
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-18-2013 17:38:05 | More by KVNBGRY
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Beer:30 A Craft Beer Emporium in Jacksonville, FL
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