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AJ's Beer Warehouse

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15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.72
pDev: 5.3%
$$ - reasonable
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175 Clay Rd
Rochester, New York, 14623-3222
United States
phone: (585) 424-2266

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(Place added by: AJsBeerWarehouseLLC on 11-07-2013)
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BeerBucks

New York

4.5/5  rDev -4.7%

07-04-2014 16:06:28 | More by BeerBucks
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woodchipper

Connecticut

4.81/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

Went to Rochester for a wedding this past weekend. Knowing I would have time to kill on Saturday I did some research and decided to go here. I was not sorry.

I don't think anyone mentioned this below, but they sell singles of everything they carry. All (packaged) beer is priced three-ways, by bottle, by pack, by case.

Place is very laid back and casual. For everything this place has going for it I was surprised it was not busier while I was there.

06-23-2014 17:21:59 | More by woodchipper
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lolwut

New York

5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-16-2014 22:23:49 | More by lolwut
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Fordzilla

New York

4.73/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I've been going here frequently, sometimes multiple times a week, since they opened in November. This place has really improved the craft beer scene in Rochester. The prices are excellent, better than Wegman's in most cases. The selection is unmatched for this area. Turnover is also very high, so you won't find old beer on the shelves.

06-03-2014 20:01:04 | More by Fordzilla
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russwilliam

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.6%

03-20-2014 20:01:04 | More by russwilliam
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Thomahs

New York

4.61/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $

Great new addition to the Rochester beer scene. They have a sizable collection that seems to be continually expanding, with a few rare finds you can only get there. Their growler filling station (looked like 12-16 lines?) features local, NYS, and regional breweries, and provides a local beer education in and of itself. Beyond that is an entire wall of coolers that feature NYS beer. On top of that they have a walk in cooler that is several aisles wide. You can find all kinds of stuff in there. The last time I was there, there were a few six packs of Cigar City beers, which as far as I know, they are the only ones to bring Cigar City beer into Rochester thus far.

They are a wholesaler, and sell well-curated kegs of beer from breweries in NYS you can't get anywhere else. (Galaxy, Horseheads, etc) There are a lot of places to buy beer in Rochester. AJ's sets it self apart with it's local/regional focus, and it's dedication to bringing in new beer to the Rochester area.

03-13-2014 02:03:54 | More by Thomahs
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DOH

New York

5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-11-2014 06:49:22 | More by DOH
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keithmurray

New York

4.14/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$

AJ's is in Henrietta, just off of Jefferson Road

It looks like it is a converted convenience store. when you walk in there are a couple of aisles of beer to your right hand side, a growler station, where there are about ten NYS beers on draft, another shelf to the left with Belgians and a back wall with a cooler full of NYS beers. To your extreme right is the walk in cooler where there are a good 4 aisles of beer. They had a good selection of beers from the usual suspects like Brooklyn,troegs/left hand/Stone/Great Lakes etc) prices are displayed clearly and you have the option to take singles from 4/6 packs and the single pricing is fair. Prices are a bit better than their competition in the immediate area and the selection is good for locals/domestics. If I could leave a comment for improvement it would be for them to expand upon their selection of Belgian/British and German beers as I felt the selection for these styles was a bit lacking. I would go back here next time I'm looking for beer in Rochester

03-06-2014 21:06:14 | More by keithmurray
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CloudStrife

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Great place, always welcomed to sample something from the growler wall as soon as you walk in. Beer is separated by warm Belgian and European selections, a multi-door cooler of New York State Beers and a giant walk in cooler of assorted American craft beers. Pricing is right in line with the market. Selection is certainly growing. Worth a stop by if you are in the Rochester Area.

03-01-2014 04:04:13 | More by CloudStrife
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.48/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This place has opened up in the last year in the Henrietta area, and is a godsend. The prices are much, much better than that other big beer place in Henrietta. The selection is pretty good, and getting better every day. The atmosphere leaves a bit to be desired, sort of a big open warehouse sort of feel. There's a big room when you enter, with a couple shelves of various international beers and some glassware. There's an excellent growler station in the main room- 20-30 taps of all New York State beers. They'll let you try a couple before filling a 32 or 64 oz growler. There a few coolers in the back of this main room with mainly NY bombers and 4/6 pks.

To the right however, is the main attraction- the giant walk-in beer cooler. A ton of great stuff in here- all the way from Sam Adams 12 packs to 50/50 Eclipse variants last time I was there. Most of the packs can be broken up into singles if you so desire.

The people there are great, and knowledgeable, and willing to help you find anything they need. They don't make you give a secret code to get the "good stuff"- all of the beer is out in the open and not behind the counter. They also have a suggestion box where you can request certain beers be ordered, and they'll do their best to get it for you if they can.

Definitely worth a stop or 10.

01-24-2014 19:42:45 | More by GreesyFizeek
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AJ's Beer Warehouse in Rochester, NY
99 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.