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Shoreline Beverage

Shoreline BeverageShoreline Beverage
BA SCORE
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world-class

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


[ Store ]

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

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slander

New York

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

Boasts the largest beer selection in New York State (I think HalfTime still has 'em beat to be honest with you). Still, absolutely fantastic. Doesn't look like much from the outside. Doesn't look like much on the inside either upon entry but when you hook the corner, you can see what's goin' on here. An aisle of American micros and crafts, and an aisle of imports, far and wide.
Americans first: Long Island local breweries represented here. Bluepoint and Southampton. Yep, Southampton. Southampton in big bottles and the Old Herb in 12 ounce bottles. Scapped me a Belgian Double White. The full lines of locals (Southampton, Blue Point, Brooklyn), regionals (Dogfish Head, Weyerbacher, Victory, Heavyweight, Davidson Brothers, Atlantic Brewing Co.), and not so regional (Grant's, Hair of the Dog, Stone, 3 Floyds, North Coast, Rogue, Smuttynose) and on and on. I haven't seen the New York Harbor beers in I don't know how long.
Meanwhile, in an import aisle not far away,... a huge selection of Belgians, English, German, Klingon, and all sorts of stuff that I can't pronounce. Hmmmn, a Chouffe gift box. Very nice.
Service was good. They're doing promos of sorts (Dogfish Head is due out there on Thursday night) and they've now got the growler thing going on, at least 5 taps. I saw the Southampton Belgian Amber on when I was there last week and the Double White should be on by now. I always get a new Ale Street News handed to me too. Good damn beer store!!!

06-17-2003 20:46:54 | More by slander
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Billolick

New York

4.27/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Very happy to be able to make a stop at this fine establishment. Great selection, friendly service, only problem for me is its not local. They have four kegs going for growler fills. I tried a very tasty 420 IPA, which was fresh and in great shape. One other important factor about this place are the prices. VERY reasonable all the way from the Belgians to the load of domestic micros to the growlers. I think I paid, $2.50 for the empty growler, should have brought my own and then only $6 for the fill up! Outstanding!

08-29-2004 12:49:55 | More by Billolick
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

Don't judge this place by the outside look of it. You'd think it was a hot-car chop-shop or something. And ignore the cases and cases of macros assaulting your good sense near the entrance. Just go left to the aisles with the "good" stuff! Loads and loads of obscure Belgians and Germans, as well as loads and loads of top-shelf domestic micros! Great selection, even a lot of odd-ball Eastern European stuff. I picked up some nice, new goodies here. Could have scored a lot more, but my budget said no. And Stu, the owner, threw in a nice Oberdorfer Weissbier glass to boot! Prosit!!

And thnx to VENOM for schlepping me here!!

overall: 4.58
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

55

03-31-2003 06:45:23 | More by Bierman9
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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

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

If you do what I did, you'll probably drive N on 110 and after a while of strip malls, and diners, you will see the mighty ShoreLine with the giant 645 address light beckoning to your left going downhill.

Pull into the fenced hillside driveway and tae a peak. You'll wanna lurk around to to the left. Two long aisles of Belgian, German, Russian and most importantly DOMESTIC beers. Rogue, Dogfish Head, Weyerbacher, Vic'ry, some odd ball locals, but the gems of the night were Southampton 750 mLs of Saison, Biere de Mars and Cuvees des Flueres (each $11) and Old Herb ($6). Picked up a retired bottle of Blue Point Old Howling Bastard, too. Their Christmas endcap was to die for with plenty of swoon inducing Alligem Noel among others.

Slightly more pricey than a shop in NYC called New Beer. I think that New Beer edges out Shoreline by a hair. But their presentation and order are to be admired. Employees are super friendly and helpful. I mean this as a total compliment when I say that a bottle of BluePoint Old Howling Bastard had no price tag so we looked at a bottle or Rogue Old Crusty for $14 and I said, that BluePoint is close by so they let me snaggletooth it for $12.

Selection is primo fo' sho, but I prefer more domestic bbers. Still a worthy shot to take. No matter your beer pedigree, this place will please all. Should got more Southampton bottles. I liked the way the guy behind the counter sorta noticed that I was "here for beer" and wrapped my bottles insisting on the quality service and explained how the owner/manager took years to perfect this beer selection.

12-13-2005 05:02:23 | More by blitheringidiot
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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
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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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daliandragon

North Carolina

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

Was in Huntington today to visit my buddy at his cigar store and finally made it to this place today after hearing so much about it since its right down the street.
Fairly unassuming location and appearance but the quality and variety is extremely good. They have two long aisles of micros and imports, particularly specializing in American micros, especially a bunch from the west coast I hadn't seen before, and also with an exhaustive selection of British individually bottled ales. Unfortunately, I thought most of them were overpriced a bit, although to be fair I had never seen a lot of them before so maybe not. The Belgian and German sections are both very respectable and in the back are a few racks of beers from strange places, including Vietnam, Peru, Thailand (not Singha, something else), Honduras, and Argentina.
I picked up a sixer of Strike Out Stout, an old favorite from my college years, and a Harpoon Mixed 12 pack, which at 11.99 was maybe the best value in the store. I definitely was also intriqued by the self serve growler station but maybe next time.
Well, I'll be back, for sure although I do think a lot of their prices are exorbitant (e.g. $4.49 a bottle for pints of Sam smith's..a full dollar more than my local guy at the Ronkonkama Beverage) but for variety, this is the best in Suffolk that I've seen. .

11-11-2005 00:10:00 | More by daliandragon
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

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

Don't let the appearance of the building fool you (an old cement block building that looks like an abandoned car repair garage). Four growler filling taps. Fabulous selection of micros, including an extensive local (ie: NY state) representation. Marvelous Imports, mostly English and Belgian. Staff is only too glad to answer any questions or be of any kind of help to you. It was about an hour drive from where I was staying on the Island but it was worth every minute. Pickup up a growler of Bear Republic Brown, a bottle of Southampton Imperial Porter and a bottle of the Grand Cru. Also found some belgians that I recently accquired glasses for (but could not locate the beers locally). The web page is slick and shiney but the place is not. Great selection, great service and resonable prices make up for all physical flaws. Anytime I'm in this area I'll be checking this place again!

04-25-2005 16:40:10 | More by ybnorml
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guinness33

New Jersey

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

quite simply, a gem of a store. i'm shocked at it's location too, as long island is, in general, a beer wasteland. i drove right by it the first time i visited, so pay attention on your way. once inside you may be wondering why the hell everyone raves about this place, but make a quick left and then a quick right and you'll see why. the import section is loaded with goodies from all over the world. too many choices to name. check out their website for the list. they have pretty much everything that's listed there. lots of singles too, which is always nice, and i'd say 90+ percent of the stock is warm, also nice. round the corner to the micro section which is just as impressive. some highlights were the big beer series from smuttynose, lots of stone, dfh 120 min ipa and 02 and 03 world wide stout, virtually every available rogue brew, etc. the list could go on and on. the turnover is quite nice on the micro side as well. there are always new and interesting choices. as an added bonus, there's now a tap section at the end of the micro aisle. there were 5 brew on tap on my visit: dfh oyster, brooklyn saison, southampton special and 2 others that i cannot recall. growlers are reasonably priced, or you can pick up a 10 oz sample bottle for b/t $2 and $3 or so, depending on the brew. stu is always pleasant and helpful. a great, great store.

11-30-2003 23:41:52 | More by guinness33
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ark57

Pennsylvania

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

Shoreline is nothing what I thought it would look like. As a matter of fact I almost drove by it while I was looking for it. It looked like any old distributor that I could find back home. It sure isn't like any of them, though. They have 2 aisles of singles that are very good. One side has all their micros, which understandably is concentrated in New York beers. Very cool stuff that I have never seen. The other side has their imports. For the most part nothing that you couldn't find at Halftime, but 2 unusual pickups for me were Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek 2001 and Young's Special London Ale. You may ask what is unusual with the Young's. It was an older style label that I have not seen in sometime. It was the last one and I was curious to see if it is still good.

02-12-2004 20:10:46 | More by ark57
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