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Reviews by coldmeat23:
4.8/5 rDev +0.8%
Man, oh, man, What a store for beer!
Took the drive up here to Wichita from Tulsa (2 1/2 hours, one way) and man is it worth it. Can't wait until I can go again!
Quality of the store is great. The only reason that they didn't get a perfect score is because of the size. It's a little bit small. I do know that they have plans to expand though, so that will soon be remedied. Other than that, this place is heaven for beer lovers.
The service is some of the best I've ever had while shopping for beer(s). Rob, the co-owner, and his wife, are manning the store, along with their son, and a couple of employees.
Rob definitely does this beer selection out of his personal love for the stuff. He can talk to you and give you information on seemingly every beer on the shelf. He is a great conversationalist and great at interacting with people. When he talks to you about a beer, you can tell that he loves this product and wants to share that love with you and others. He tells you things to educate you and you never feel belittled or talked down to for asking about something. Very nice!
The selection is truly unprecedented for this part of the country. Granted, you can't get every beer in the world here, but what is here is above and beyond what is expected. Lots of good "well-known" craft brews, some things you probably haven't seen or tried, and some things that are just kind of hard-to-find items. Also, Rob seems to have great success at tracking down beer rarities. I'm pretty sure that they just recently passed the 1200 mark on available beers.
They have quite a few new beers slated to start being carried throughout the rest of the year and continue working on trying to bring more in, all the time.
They even sell verticals of certain items, which is way cool.
Prices are quite reasonable, about what you'd expect to pay anywhere else.
If you can plan a day trip (bring lots of money, you'll need it) or just happen to be passing through Wichita, by all means, stop here. Do yourself the favor. You won't regret it.
Oh, yeah. This is a liquor store, so they do carry wine and spirits, also, but for me, the beer was the star.
06-21-2008 08:10:42 | More by coldmeat23
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District of Columbia
3.87/5 rDev -18.7%
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.