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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 ndolover:
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3.65/5  rDev -16.3%

I hit this place from reccomendations from BA.

It would seem that this is the place to find good beer in Albany. Huge selections or imports (Mikkeller, Dues,etc) and local stuff (long trail, Brown's, etc.). I was impressed by their cider and perry selections.

However, most of all the craft beers were out at room temp. under lights all day. The bottles were dusty and they didn't seem to have any logic behind the stocking. Beers such as Dogfishhead were next to Long trail and Tremens was next to the soda. I would have liked to seen the budwieser on the floor instead of Chimay.

Nobody approached me while shopping, but upon check out, the guy insisted that I have a local winter beer to "check out." Which was nice, and it tasted good...but I figured they were just trying to unload it. =) I also asked about Catptain Lawarence, and he didn't know what kind of beeer that was...so not the most knowledgable.

Overall, it would seem this is the place to get craft beer in Albany. Just spend some time and look through all 3 huge rows to find what you need.

ndolover, Jun 16, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of PaleAleWalt
4/5  rDev -8.3%

PaleAleWalt, Sep 03, 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.