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Shoreline Beverage

Shoreline BeverageShoreline Beverage
BA SCORE
99
world-class

55 Ratings
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.96%
$$ - reasonable


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645 New York Ave
Huntington, New York, 11743-4266
United States
phone: (631) 427-8488

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BBM

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$

The largest selection on Long Island is right; this place has a huge array of beers from more countries than you probably realized brewer beer. Getting to it is not ideal; even from the Expressway it's a good 10-15 minutes north, usually through traffic. But it's worth the voyage, since there's such a variety.

The inside of the place looks like a small market, with three aisles of beer, beer, beer and some soda. Half an isle dedicated to cold brews. Overall the staff seemed knowledgeable and helpful. Unfortunately they didn't have Stone's new Vertical Epic yet, but other than that the selection is top notch. One aisle is purely imports, and the next straight microbrews, all the best from the usual suspects. Prices are fairly competitive, too.

Overall, I'd recommend stopping in if you're in the area, or if you're looking for something a little on the obscure side.

07-05-2007 19:04:40 | More by BBM
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

5/5  rDev +10.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

These guys know a lot about beer and are very helpful without being "pushy" while you shop around and select your beer. All the beer is fresh, and the American and European sections are set up nicely.

Mix a Six?... No problem, the guy with the beard got me 2 empty 6 pack cartons and a basket to carry them in. The pretty young lady behind the counter told me that if I had any questions or needed help to let her know and she would get someone for me.

Great selection of American craft beer from all the big names in small breweries. European selection is also well stocked and organized by country. 5 beers on tap that change monthly, I like that they have 'mini-growlers' (12oz) so you don't have to commit to drinking 64oz of the same beer in a day or two. I didn't care for anything they had on tap, this trip, but I have bought a few 'minis' in the past.

I mixed my 2 sixers (12 ipa's from 12 brewers) and got 3 different Middle Ages bombers for just under $30, nice!

It's a 30 - 40 min trip from my house, but they have some beers that my local guy doesn't, so occasionally I make a 'run' here and I'm always glad I did.

05-06-2007 04:42:02 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Beerchic101

New York

3.65/5  rDev -19.2%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $

when driving past, didnt seem like much to look at. once i got inside it got a little better. i didnt get the service i had expected. being new to the beer world, i dont know too much about what i was looking for but i went for the blue point. they didnt really help me find much else. their selection was pretty good, there was alot to choose from. maybe if i would have went in there with more knowlege about beer than i had went in there with, i would have been more pleased, but i was looking more for service and help with what i was buying. i went in there wanting to try something new but couldnt decide what to try so i went for what i knew i liked.

04-22-2007 02:08:17 | More by Beerchic101
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klee44

Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

Knowing I was spending the weekend in Long Island, I looked up package stores in New York and found this one. Fairly easy to hop on and off of the LIE but directions from Yahoo were confusing. Should've gone with directions from the website. Very unassuming beer store on a main drag in Huntington. Entered the open chain link fence and thought, what's up with the security? After seeing what they've got, I think they should put barbed wire on the fence.

Excellent and wide ranging selection of brews from across the country and world with equal space devoted to six-packs and bombers. Mixed sixes are allowed. They even have tap beer for sale if you purchase the growler although I thought it was a bit pricey at almost $30, $27 for a refill. Space is limited but enough to get a shopping cart through, you just can't turn it around in the aisle. The biggest drawback I could see besides the cramped space was if you were looking for cold beer. Due to the limited space, most beers are on the shelves and not in the cooler. I did find some cold Blue Point, though.

Friendly service with a couple of pint glasses thrown in for free and a heads-up on a $20 Imperial Stout before charging me make this place worthy of a trip from several hours away.

04-07-2007 20:48:56 | More by klee44
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drseamus

New York

4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This place is awesome. When I saw it from the outside, I was skeptical. When I first stepped in the door and saw 12 packs and 30 racks of BMC, I was still skeptical. When I went down the second and third aisles, my skepticism was squashed. The second aisle is all foreign beer and the third is all US microbrews. The selection is amazing and the service is even better. The guy there helped me find all the beers I was looking for and took 10% off my price and threw in a nice goblet for free. This place rocks.

03-30-2007 22:33:26 | More by drseamus
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Gmann

New York

4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$$

I discovered this place through the Shelton Brothers website. I visited Shoreline's very nice website to see what this place was about. They list every beer that they have, what is on sale, and what is on tap. The also have a great page about gift baskets, which I forwarded to my wife and then got a nice "surprise" on my birthday. They have about 15 gift baskets to choose from. The place is right off of 110 but you need to keep your eyes peeled to find it, not much of a sign and a narrow entrance into their parking lot. They list the parking lot as ample but that is not quite accurate. It is a slanted lot with about 10 spaces. The good news is, that is the worst thing about this place. Once inside, they have 2 long rows, one of imports (heavy on the Belgian, with a good selection of Germans/English) and one American crafts. Great selection, best by far that I have seen, everything clearly priced. What a noble concept!! They have a growler station with about 4 beers on tap. The service is ok if you don't ask questions, which I haven't as of yet, I'm still in awe. But that is ok, because I like to take my time and look around. A few free beer publications to choose from, I even found the BA mag there today. This is a great place that I don't mind driving 30 minutes out of my way.

03-04-2007 06:05:48 | More by Gmann
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mikepthe11

New York

5/5  rDev +10.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

In search of the best beer store w/ the best selection, I found this place through BA and after a quick look at the directions off their website, I set off with high hopes and a thirst for the goods...this was back in August and it's long overdue that they get the write-up they deserve...

Right off the bat - I was lost in a sea of DogfishHead, Avery, Smuttynose, Stone, Lagunitas, Rouge, South Hampton, Goose Island, Acme, Flying Dog, Magic Hat, Victory...six-packs...double-ducers...fill yr' own growlers from a selection of 5 that get changed monthly...mix yr' own six-packs...all the IPA's an IPA lover could shake a stick at...and by now, I've tried...

...honestly, every time I walk-in and start wondering down the American Craft Brew aisle, I feel like twirling in circles, arms outstretched, as angels from up on high start singing some holy hymn of beer greatness...it's gotten to the point where I only spend about 10 mins TOPS while I'm there for fear I'd really just go nuts...their pricing is quite reasonable given the fact that many of their selections were the same ones I was previously forced to buy over the 'net through dealers out of CA and WA, paying a premium price AND shipping just to taste the bounty of West Coast IPAs...

...the folks that run the store are totally friendly and very helpful and upon learning of my mildly out-of-the-way trip to get there, they have set me up with at least 4 or 5 free beer glasses for supporting their place since I started frequenting the establishment a few months back...

...ANNND - to top it all off, I popped-in last week and discovered they had just recently started to bring in beers from Great Divide and Bear Republic breweries...makers of my favorite Imperial IPA (GD's Hercules DIPA) and my favorite regular IPA (BR's Racer 5) respectively...

...plus, Magic Hat's H.IPA is back in season and the owner is going to special order two extra cases of it just for me and put 'em aside 'till my next visit...

...you really can't ask for much more in a beer store...if yr' lookin' for the best place for craft brews on Long Island, Shoreline is the place hands down...

01-12-2007 01:36:52 | More by mikepthe11
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JohnnyM2002

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -6%
quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon...only 3 other people shopping and one older man working behind the counter. Pretty easy to find...just off 110, in between 25A and 25 (Jericho Turnpike).

Amazing selection, by far the best on Long Island (at least what I've seen). Two main aisles - one contained American sixpacks, bombers, some singles, and other different sizes (Rogue growler-sized bottles, 3L bottles, etc.). The other aisle was for imports...I spent all my time on the American side, as I had some specific wants.

Victory, Stone, Rogue, Weyerbacher, Ommegang, HOTD, Harpoon, DFH, Southampton....plus a lot more. I picked up a Stone Double Bastard, sixers of Hop Wallop and some Heavyweights, and a Sly Fox bomber. Most sixpacks were between 5.99-8.99 and bombers between 3.99-5.99; can't complain, especially for it being on Long Island.

My only real grudge was with the guy working there. He seemed nice enough (I asked him about NY beer laws, to see how they differed from PA...his answer was "you have to be 21 to buy beer". That was it. I asked him about case laws, splitting sixpacks, and a few other pretty basic questions and he wasn't planning on elaborating very much. Then I heard a customer ask about a particular beer (I think it was actually a Brooklyn) and his response was "I don't like beer - it's too bitter for me." I dunno...he was nice, but then he overcharged me - I bought one bottle of Heavyweight Sticken Jab and he charged me for a sixpack - but he did fix the problem after I came back into the store and explained it...


But that aside....if you're visiting LI (or live there and never noticed it), definitely pay it a visit. It'll be worth your time and they are priced very well.

12-12-2006 00:06:02 | More by JohnnyM2002
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WhiteSoxFan

Colorado

4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This place is awesome. I went to Long Island for a wedding and wanted to bring back a bunch of east coast brews I can’t get out here. After researching here and on that other beer site it sounded like Shoreline was the place to go. And it was. A little tough to find, not much of a sign from the road, but once you are inside you are in heaven. A huge row of American craft beer, another of all imports, plus a cooler and a 5 tap growler fill station. I was immediately greeted by the owner (Stu?) and Jim the beer guy. I told them I was from CO and read about them on the internet and they treated me like a king. Made plenty of suggestions based on what I said I was looking for, what I liked, etc. I barely even looked at the import isle, but it was very impressive. Over on the micro side I picked up Wachusset, Blue Point, Victory, Southampton, Allagash, Hair of the Dog, Stoudt’s, Lakefront, Southern Tier, Smuttynose, and on and on. Totally unsoliscited, the owner hooked me up with a Duvel snifter, a Schneider Weiss weizen glass, and a Magic Hat hat. One of the best beer stores I’ve ever been to - the only reason I didn’t give it perfect scores is that they probably didn’t have something, although I don’t know what that would be. If I ever find myself in LI again I will be making another trip to Shoreline.

08-03-2006 22:18:17 | More by WhiteSoxFan
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plaid75

New York

4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Probably the largest selection of micros and imports on Long Island. They stock many West Coast brews that you cannot find anywhere else. There is an extensive list of East Coast selections and German, Belgian, British and Eastern European beers as well.

There is a newly added breweriana area in the rear, featuring hats, shirts and glasses. The staff seemed to be very helpful and knowledgable about their stock.

They do rotate a few fresh beers on tap to fill your growler or 10 oz bottle. They also stock a few different 1/6 barrel kegs, which is good for the kegerator.

04-18-2006 03:25:48 | More by plaid75
Shoreline Beverage in Huntington, NY
99 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.