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Small Batch Liquors

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Small Batch LiquorsSmall Batch Liquors

16 Reviews
Reviews: 16
Visits: 36
Avg: 4.6
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

4340 Tennyson St
Denver, Colorado, 80212-2308
United States
phone: (303) 993-8600

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Place added by: Mebuzzard on 06-14-2013

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Reviews: 16 | Visits: 36
Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
4.42/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

A-The place is tiny. It is laid out a bit like your grandmother's house with stuff packed on every shelf space available...seriously, the place is just an old house converted to store. It works, however, in a cozy sort-of way. There is a selection of nice wines up front and beer coolers stashed in towards the side and back (look elsewhere for the MD 20/20 and Carlo Rossi). They also stock a small selection of high-end and local spirits.

Q-The beers are stored cold, which is good, and the selection is well-curated. You can tell that every beer has been thought about before being put on the shelf. Although there are some harder to find selections, the beers here are not a magical treasure trove or wildly different from other good liquor stores around town.

Ser-The staff are very enthusiastic about their craft (selling beer) and their craft beer. They know their stuff and are willing to help out if you have questions or let you peruse the coolers on your own.

Sel-Compared to the megastores, the selection here is not huge. They have a decent number bombers and 750s for the size of the place, but a smaller number of sixers than even a place like Mondo Vino. However, you can probably find something worth taking home no matter what style or price-point you are looking for.

V-The prices are not terrible, but I found them to be slightly higher than normal. I suppose you pay for good service and a thoughtful selection of brews.

O-A great little store that is worth a stop if you're in the Tennyson Street area or feel like talking beer (or booze or wine) with the owners.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dan_K
4.72/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This is a pretty small place with a great selection of craft beer. They carry a ton of good stuff and they have it at reasonable prices. The two walls are lined with sleek and modern coolers stocked floor to ceiling with craft beer gems. They are choosy with their selection and only carry quality beers (and some other stuff too, but I didn't look at the wines or liquor). I was able to pick up some beers I'd never seen before, their singles cooler was small but had interesting stuff in it (not rejects!). The service was great, the employee pointed out some beers I may be interested in. They had some rare Casey bottles in stock. Very clean and well organized inside, friendly customer service and good stuff, hard to ask for anything more. It's a shame this place isn't closer.

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Photo of MammothTarantula
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of halo3one
4.43/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of afsdan
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of South2NW
4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This store is definitely worth the short trip from downtown (and is only a short walk form Hops & Pie, too). Excellent selection of bottles in a well organized store. But what really sets this place apart is the service. The employees are knowledgeable and helpful and even walked me around the store to help me find bottles in my preferred styles. In addition, I head the pleasure of meeting the owner (Joe) who talked with me for quite a while and was very generous in helping me find some bottles that I was looking for. This place is a MUST visit.

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Photo of SPBEER
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Bjornberg
4.43/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Sintech
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of mrfabio
4.67/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of pmoney
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of WildDalby18
4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great selection, focused on small producers quality brands. Prices are reasonable and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Say what's up to Clayton!

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Photo of Deggar
4.38/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

4.48/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great store in the Denver Highlands. The staff is very friendly and helpful. they have great beer releases and events

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Photo of greenspointexas
4.97/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of eawolff99
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of mmtmatrix
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Walking up the wooden steps to this old Tennyson house, images of the Tuscany country side and simpler time come to mind. The place smells faintly of band aids, like a '89 boon marriage parfait, but the good kind, not like that upslope lager that you forgot under the front seat of your car during the heat of the summer. The selection is eclectic, well kept, like the beard of a Denver bartender eager for your approval of his specialty bourbon cocktail. The staff is very knowledgeable, except of the guy that is always there with the weird hat, his passion transcends knowledge, he must live in the basement, subsiding off yeast samples from their carefully curated 'sour' beer coolers. They also have nice spirits, local pickles and other randoms if thats what you are into. Overall, a great shop, up with the likes of hollingshead, stuffed, and westlakeview.

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Photo of drlovemd87
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Best beer/liquor I've ever been to. Mind blown.

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Photo of Spike-likes-beer
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of acurtis
4.14/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DblDiamond
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of birchstick
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Small, but spot-on selection. This store skips over most the of the stuff you'd skip over at the store anyway. Lots of great, local selection, as well as a nice variety of eclectic beers from around the country and the world. Staff is awesome from the owner to the guys that are always in the shop. Everyone has been super knowledgable with questions/answers (I had a good 20 minute convo about sours with an employee who knew their stuff). I try to make it here more often than not when I'm in the area.

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Photo of Sonnysideup
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Very helpful, great selection, had stuff other shops were already sold out of, would have picked up more beer if I had room for it all. Would definitely recommend.

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Small Batch Liquors in Denver, CO
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