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The Beer Cellar

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96
world-class

10 Reviews
Reviews: 10
Visits: 34
rAvg: 4.61
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: 10 | Visits: 34
Reviews by Davihaw:
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Inglewood
4.34/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Docrock
4.36/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of absoluthamm
4.9/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

This is what a craft beer store should be, notice I said craft beer and not liquor store. Every other store in the area has the mindset of liquor and cheap beer first, craft beer second(most would probably even throw cigarettes and hookah supplies in before good beer).

You aren't going to find any sub 80 rated beers in here(old, better rating system, God only knows now). And you're likely to find something in there to try that, unless you trade, you won't try anywhere else. In the last couple months, Dave has tasted out Other Half, Toppling Goliath, 18th St, De Garde, Jackie O's, etc... At most you'd be lucky if your average middle-eastern mini-mart opened up a Miller Fortune for tasting...

One of the few places in the suburbs that gets Pipeworks special releases, Transient beers, and other low limited locals. And if you're unsure on what you're looking for, just ask Dave, he will point you in the direction your palate is looking for immediately without stumbling over himself on styles. (1,004 characters)

Photo of Roland7792
4.83/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great place for craft beer. Dave's a good guy..always personable and willing to chat. Seems to always be tasting something. (125 characters)

Photo of Kevin_L
5/5  rDev +8.5%
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)

Photo of Davit
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Jae61
4.67/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of aussiebeer
4.47/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of RSW
4.75/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

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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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of Triste
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of Jd2391
4.9/5  rDev +6.3%
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)

Photo of Kevin_Young
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of jaqo4
4.64/5  rDev +0.7%
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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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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The Beer Cellar in Glen Ellyn, IL
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