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Reviews by Ego:
4.3/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Work had me in the area this week so of course I checked out BA to see what was around Albany (I have never been to the area)
This place looks like an old style package goods type place from the outside and there is half a liquor store attached (I guess in NY the licenses are separate for beer and liquor).
First impression is sort of muted... and then you get in it... expansive couple of aisle of goodness. Great representation of regional brews (MA, upstate NY like middle ages!).
Not perfectly organized but who cares, it is easy enough to find tons of stuff. It is warehouse style and that works just fine, if you have a problem finding something you only need to open your eyes, nothing is hidden on these shelves.. they just can't! (when you go there you will see)
Tons of gems to be found for someone out of town..Middle Ages! yay and really odds end Bear Republic stuff and Midnight sun... I will be back on Friday and probably drop a few hundred on stuff to bring back home (PS: dropped $200 so not bad). It is about a 3 hour drive from home.... but you know what ? worth a road trip, stay up there for a night, there are tons of hotels and some pretty cool places on pearl st.
PS: went back a second time and dropped another hundy, I upped the vibe score as this time I saw much better employee interactions with customers. but to sum it up I will make it my business to stop in this store every time work has me in the area, great place.
12-12-2013 05:48:21 | More by Ego
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4.47/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Looks small from the outside. But once I walked in, I was surprised on how big it actually was. They have a lot of variety. A very good selection. The staff was pleasant and helpful. There is a growler station. Didn't notice the price for them though. Good selection on them also. Plenty of cooler space. Prices seemed standard. Will be going here again and again.
05-06-2014 13:51:14 | More by VanStrokin
Oliver's Beverage in Albany, NY
96 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.