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Goebel Liquor / Rob's World of Beer

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Goebel Liquor / Rob's World of BeerGoebel Liquor / Rob's World of Beer
BA SCORE
100
world-class

41 Reviews
Reviews: 41
Visits: 60
rAvg: 4.77
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

352 S West St
Ste 400
Wichita, Kansas, 67213-2117
United States
phone: (316) 943-2911

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Reviews by Riccymon:
Photo of Riccymon
4.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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. (1,897 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of jkn09
5/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Perfect place for an out-of-towner like me. Great staff, incredible selection. (78 characters)

Photo of AdamTebbs
4.93/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Can say enough good things about this place, the people, or the selection. Had a few questions about some random German beers and one of the salesman walked me down the isles and pointed out several outstanding selections. Each of the beers recommended he had personally tried and all were great. They even had some really hard to find stuff that I had been dying to try like Mirror Mirror. Great experience. (408 characters)

Photo of DucksFan16
4.76/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
5/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of oilersfan
4.9/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of PresbyPint
4.87/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of jamesgaither
4.75/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of AndyBeerGuy
4.59/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jalez
4.93/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Very friendly knowledgeable staff. Great selection. (51 characters)

Photo of BradBuchanan
4.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.5/5  rDev -5.7%

First off, this is definitely a 5 if you compare it to other options in the area but for the beer tourist I have to deduct a little. Distribution is tough in Kansas and worse in Oklahoma. Had an extensive singles selection which everyone should like immensely, and they had a risky beer I wanted to try on sale from Rogue. If I need beer in Wichita without a doubt this where you go. (386 characters)

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of Ashinpaugh
4.25/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of codyhaskell
4.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of Hohnbaum
5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of AGoodStout
5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of TX-Badger
4.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of greenspointexas
4.25/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Hellpop65
4.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of jt1978
5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.87/5  rDev -18.9%
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 bottles. 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. (835 characters)

Photo of jaydoc
4.89/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of sprucetip
4.93/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

What a find. The beer drinking citizens of Wichita are very fortunate to have this institution in their community. The selection claims to be, and I don't dispute, more than a 1000 different beers, but at one point had been as many as 1400. Many of them are available in singles, almost all were in coolers, and the light was low. The service was as excellent as I have ever experienced or witnessed. Way above and beyond the call of duty. Not just for me, but the other patrons as well. The attention to quality and details was apparent in all aspects of the operation. I'd score the service a 6 if I could. The staff apologized for the fact that some breweries and distributors not being available in Kansas, but of course that is not their fault. I could go on, but I don't feel like it. This is the highest score I have ever given a place or a beer. Oh, and there were mystery cases of 12oz bottles for $30...fun. This is absolutely one of the top retail stores I have been to. If they had better distribution in Kansas (no Shelton Bros, and many of the Michigan big guys like Bells and Founders) it would absolutely be the best I've visited. Belmont Station is the only one that is coming to mind that compares in all areas.

Be thankful, Wichita! (1,252 characters)

Photo of Geoffy
4.86/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Just moved to Wichita and this is definitely the place to go for beer. The staff is always very friendly and calls you by name. Also you get a discount off of certain products if you're from out of state. The only gripes I have about the selection are because certain breweries don't have distribution in Kansas yet. This unfortunately includes some of my very favorites from past lives (Dogfish head, Bells, etc), but I've also been able to try a lot of brews I haven't had in other places, especially the very fine craft brews from Boulevard. Check this place out! (566 characters)

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Goebel Liquor / Rob's World of Beer in Wichita, KS
100 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.