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Oliver's Beverage

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Oliver's BeverageOliver's Beverage

73 Ratings
Ratings: 73
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.11%
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105 Colvin Ave
Albany, New York, 12206-1190
United States
phone: (518) 459-2767

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Reviews by Avryle:
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4.65/5  rDev +6.7%

Looking for a World Wide Stout & 12 pack of Lowenbrau cans? This is your place. Oliver's is by far the best bevy in the area. They carry an excellent selection of craft brews & imports along with a "fine selection" of alcopops and macros. There is also 6 (I believe) rotating taps for growler fills featuring such fine products from Sixpoint, Blue Point, Brooklyn, etc.
The store is divided up in rows by country & is generally well-stocked & orderly.
The one downside of Ollie's is the parking lot- it's miniscule & people are by nature, stupid. Hit this place at a peak time such as Friday around 5pm, Sundays during football season or any random holiday and its near impossible to get in the parking lot, much less get a parking spot.

However, it is a must-go-to for all beer geeks in the area.

Avryle, Mar 28, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of PaleAleWalt
4/5  rDev -8.3%

PaleAleWalt, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

mmmbeerNY, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of MattXT
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Incredible selection of beers and a helpful/knowledgeable staff. The quarter point demerit is for appearance, since the building and shelving seem pretty old and not attractive aesthetically. That being said, everything is well organized and easy to find. There is always a great variety on the growler taps, with something to suit everyone's needs. I make it a point to stop into Oliver's every time I'm in the Albany area.

MattXT, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Niedzws
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%

Niedzws, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of lorenwhite7
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%

This place is great. Knowledgeable and very helpful staff. But the real reason to stop by is the selection. I live in the dc area, which is only a couple states away, so I was skeptical that I'd find beers that aren't distributed in my area. I was wrong. I found so much stuff I had to put beers back to stay on budget (I was on my way back from Vermont so funds...and space in my car was limited) and still walked out with 18 different bombers and 6/4 packs.

lorenwhite7, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of timoteo833
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

timoteo833, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Troy518
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Troy518, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of McBerry
5/5  rDev +14.7%

McBerry, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of wisegreensoul
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

wisegreensoul, Jun 10, 2014
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Oliver's Beverage in Albany, NY
96 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.