The Beer Cellar

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Reviews: 9
Visits: 30
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: n/a
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534B Crescent Blvd
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 60137-4158
United States
phone: (630) 315-5060

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Reviews: 9 | Visits: 30
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5/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great place to go and buy craft beer. Dave is very knowledgeable of what he sella and won't stear you wrong. (109 characters)

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5/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.67/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

Stopped in over the weekend to check it out based on all the high reviews.

There was a sandwich board on the street, which helped since the entrance seemed to be shared with another business. Down a flight of stairs, it was starting to feel like a speakeasy already. Once inside, it was basically a literal beer cellar. Racks full of beer in a basement.

Service was good, the clerk greeted everyone, and offered samples of a couple beers.

There was a focus on US craft, one rack was exclusively newer local breweries. Pipeworks, Begyle, Only Child, Lake Effect, Urban Legend, Flesk, etc. No Spiteful though. There was a standalone cooler that was only about half full with random beers.

The main shelf had a broader variety but still was mainly US craft. Didn't see any traditional lambics, though they listed Cuvée Rene, Hanssens, and Tilquin on beermenus. Noticed some Anderson Valley Gose and Troublesome, otherwise not many standout sour ales, which I was looking for. There were a few seasonal oktoberfests, noticed favorites from Victory and Ayinger. Otherwise the selection seemed fairly lean on the import side of things. Overall a nice shop with personal service, but not a huge selection. (1,206 characters)

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4.9/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Small shop, but has all that you could want in craft beer. Best local place in my area and stop in at least once a week. Dave is very knowledgeable and just an overall great guy. He knows his beers and is easy to talk to. Recommend this place highly. Just can't say enough about how great this place is! (303 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev n/a

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4.64/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I heard about this place in one of my trading forums, so I had to stop by and take a look. As other's have said, the place is literally a cellar and you would miss it if you didn't know what you were looking for. Dave was great and had a really nice selection of things that would be sold out in a second at the larger stores in the area. I plan on stopping in on a regular basis to see what goodies I can find that I normally would not in the area! (449 characters)

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4.87/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

The Beer Cellar is in the heart of downtown Glen Ellyn just across from the Metra line. Located down stairs, Dave, the owner, has a great selection of craft beer. He's very knowledgeable and does tastings pretty much daily of local brews and even some highly sought after brews. I have yet to walk out of there without buying something new and good!

Check this place out if your in the West burbs or driving through. (417 characters)

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4.73/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Good things come in small packages! Although located in just a few hundred sqft, The Beer Cellar prides itself on a very Illinois-centric collection and outstanding prices. Dave, the owner, is very active in the local beer scene and always happy to chat it up with fellow beer nerds. In addition, he does excellent tastings throughout the week of new local brews and hard-to-find bottles from all over the country (the day I arrived he was tasting out Chocolate Rain!).

If you live in the burbs, you owe it to yourself to stop in and check it out. Dave will recommend a beer for any palette and you won't leave empty handed. Truly a gem for Glen Ellyn and hopefully an indication of things to come for those outside the 312! (725 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev n/a

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