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Reviews by Riccymon:
4.5/5 rDev -5.5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped at Goebel Liquor while making the drive up 35 from Texas to Iowa. A big sign along the street makes it pretty easy to find. Inside, the store is pretty dark, and the craft beer selection is easy to spot to the right of the store. Coolers hold dozens of six-packs in back, while in front, a huge selection of singles are refrigerated. In between are two full aisles of room-temp six-packs, 750s, and bombers.
Right after entering, the beer specialist, Matt, approached to ask if I needed help. I had a list assembled from the store's Web site, and he was very helpful in telling me what was available, what was out of season, what was out of stock, and what else I might like. When I mentioned wanting Goose Island BCS, which wasn't on the shelves, Matt called his boss to see if he could release any from the store's cellar. The boss wasn't available, so Matt gave me his business card and said to call if I came back through, and he'd get me some BCS from his personal cellar. Just all-around terrific service on a level I haven't experienced before. I even got a nice bottle opener out of the deal.
Selection is very good, between loads of Midwest regionals and lots of imports. There was a particularly nice representation of sours, and a ton of aged Avery bombers (all the way back to 2006 and 2007, I believe). I was a little disappointed that I couldn't find so many of the beers listed on the store's Web site, however-- beers that I think are in-season, but just out of stock at the time. Hoppin' Frog BORIS and Black and Tan, Jolly Pumpkin La Roja and Biere De Mars, and 1809 Berliner Weisse, for example. Nevertheless, I was satisfied to come away with Rochefort 10, Hanssen's Oude Gueuze, GI Sofie, JP Bam Noire, and a couple others.
Overall, I'll definitely make a stop at Goebel the next time I make this drive. The service was terrific, and the selection was very good.
06-03-2010 18:21:06 | More by Riccymon
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District of Columbia
3.87/5 rDev -18.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$$
Visited on a Monday evening. Not busy.
A - Clean, bright, standard shelves, boxes, singles, sixes, bombers.
Q - From what I could tell, everything could be found cold. To what degree the beer was properly stored prior - no idea.
S - I don't like when folks hover as it can take me time to scan, contemplate and choose. There was no hovering. But everyone was friendly and ready to help when encountered.
S - A broad selection. It will take awhile to drink yourself through their bottle. I did find the Chimay Anniversay Cinq Cent, and there was a good selection of Schafly and Hoppin Frog, but I thought the selection was weak on Belgian and Germans. Also nothing super special on the Americans.
V - A place should price to the market so I never complain about price, but they were still a bit over what I might consider average.
10-22-2013 23:33:04 | More by Sludgeman
Goebel Liquor in Wichita, KS
100 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.