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5/5 rDev +5%
I was in the area for work and have to say this place is the BEST! If you read past reviews you will see but honestly they really know what they are talking about. The selection is OUTSTANDING. The service you get is beyond exceptional...Great people. The prices are resonable...I mean your paying for good beer. I would recommend anyone in the area stop by and check them out. The amount of knowledge they know makes the experience so much more delightful. I highly suggest to anyone go in and check this place out. Who would have thought WICHITA, KS would have such a great place.
11-05-2010 16:33:25 | More by ssm5032
5/5 rDev +5%
I live about 85 miles from Goebel Liquor, home to Rob's World of Beer. I learned about Goebel about 4 years ago and now I don't go to Wichita without stopping there. Rob and all his employees are well schooled in the world of beer. I've learned a lot from these guys to say the least. My first trip there was overwhelming and Rob could tell. He said I had that "deer in the headlights" look, which I knew I did, hehe! I mean...there's a helluva lotta beer in there! It's like walking through the Playboy mansion during a house party.
All you have to do is take a look at the website to see that they offer a sick selection. And it's way the hell out here - amazing! More beers here than any other store from Denver to Chicago. I've been to the BA-recommended beer stores in Denver, Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio, KS City, and St. Louis, but none of them have a bigger selection than Goebel. Check out the beer finder search engine on the website. You can see what his inventory is which is nice. You can also see all the breweries and brewpubs he's traveled to - impressive! We are so lucky to have this guy.
Rob's prices are fair considering the selection, location, and how hard he works to get that selection. His newletter keeps me on top of what's coming in. You'll find some aged brews there unlike anywhere else. Unless it's aged on purpose, it's guaranteed fresh. A nice refrigerated section of singles for when you just want only one.
If you're in Wichita, go there! It's not far from the airport either.
10-24-2010 00:16:17 | More by DelMontiac
5/5 rDev +5%
Amazing selection. Amazing service. Amazing deals.
Purchased Left Hand Smoke Jumper bomber for $2.99
Purchased Left Hand Warrior IPA bomber for $4.99
Purchased Boutlder Obovoid Stou bomber for $2.99
Purchased 2 Avery 2008 Czar bombers for $3.99 a piece
Purchased Avery 2008 Kaiser Octoberfest bomber for $2.99
I left feeling like a chump for only spending 35 bucks, but I left with a sixer of IPAs I'd never had plus 6 dank bombers. The help was fantastic, pointing out some of his favorite deals. I have never been anywhere that had much of a deal on any beer, much less the delicious beers with which you could stock a cellar for 100 bucks. Try to find a place you can find imperial bombers for 3 bucks, aged two years at that. Thanks guys.
I rated the place inexpensive because of the incredible sales. The man who helped me explained they were simply overstocked on some fantastic beer and are selling them insanely cheap.
10-07-2010 01:37:51 | More by Skepileptic
4.5/5 rDev -5.5%
Goebel Liquor is the best beer store in the state of Kansas. Every major city would be lucky to have a place like this. What Rob (the owner) does for beer in the state can not be overstated. I know of no other liquor store owners that travel the country recruiting breweries to expand their distribution into a particular state.
The quality at this store is top notch. They maintain their own in-store dating system to ensure product freshness.
The selection is second to no other store in the state and as mentioned above they actually seek out new brands.
The staff is what really sets this store apart. They will not only recommend a beer they will tell you the brewer's name and all about the guided tour he gave them. You will not have to educate the staff here as Rob has done so already.
Be aware that this is a premium beer store and the products/ service you find here come at a premium price. If you can find a beer somewhere else it will almost always be cheaper.
08-31-2010 00:01:45 | More by hopstradamus
4.3/5 rDev -9.7%
Goebel Liquor is my neighborhood beer store, and this place is truly a beer store. Wine and liquor are second class citizens in this store. Generally they are the first in the area to receive new beers and always have beers that no one else in town carries. Selection is never an issue at Goebel; if it comes through Kansas Goebel will have it sooner or later.
Service is always top notch. There's always someone working the floor and they will generally be helpful if they spot someone just "window-shopping". I've never had an instance when someone has told me that they had not tried one of the beers that they carry. In many cases when I've asked someone if they've tried a new beer the response I get is "Oh yeah, I had that at the brewery."
If there is an area where Goebel is lacking it is value. Often I can find the same beer for a couple of dollars cheaper at other local liquor stores. Usually they are also very bad at discounting older beer. However, just recently they started discounting vintage beers. I loved the 2007 Avery Czar for $3.50.
Overall Goebel is one of the top notch beer stores I've been to anywhere.
08-29-2010 16:26:04 | More by maltiavelli
4.5/5 rDev -5.5%
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
4.5/5 rDev -5.5%
What happened? It appears the store has been rearranged since last year. This place still has a great selection of very difficult to find beers and reasonable prices. The employees are friendly and knowledgable but it seems to be declining, I hope that turns around...
The refridgerated singles covered almost an entire wall, they have a GREAT selection there and prices are reasonable for what you can get. In the unrefridgerated area with larget bottles, there were a few beers with multiple vintages, but not as many as I remember. There was almost another full wall of refridgerated six backs, which seemed almost duplicated in the unrefridgerated isle, except probably 30% of that shelf space was empty. I definately found some great beers here, but I'm not as impressed as I was a year ago. This is still one of the best beer stores I've been to, but its not trending the right direction. I hope things turn around.
04-25-2010 18:43:36 | More by Dizzy
4.8/5 rDev +0.8%
Had the pleasure of visiting Rob's World of Beer this past weekend. I would say that this place is a must visit for any BA visiting Wichita, or even Kansas for that matter. I would not be surprised to find people making beer runs to Goebel from any of the surrounding states, I know I would.
Vintage beers available is a nice touch as is the equal attention paid to imports and American craft. One of the coolest features for out of towners wanting to sample as many different regional beers as possible is the huge selection of singles spanning 9 cooler doors. I left with plenty of GI BCS, Schlafly, Rodenbach, Cantillon, O'Dells and Boulevard.
Rob was there when I visited and he is every bit of a beer nut as the rest of us. I enjoyed chatting with him and he gave me a first-time visitor discount. Needless to say, car space was the only thing limiting me to under $300. Excellent beer store, one of the best I have been to.
10-29-2009 21:52:06 | More by twiggamortis420
4.3/5 rDev -9.7%
My first stop in Wichita. A nice comfortable store with a large beer selection. If the beer is available in Kansas, I believe Rob's World of Beer will have it. A large single bottle selection is very welcomed. I did not look over the import selection very closely but it looked very diverse. There was always someone available to help and talk about beer. My gripes is that they have a whole lot of beer on the shelves that is well past its prime with little to no discount and also there is not much of a refrigerated selection of craft 6-packs.
06-27-2009 19:40:45 | More by morimech
5/5 rDev +5%
Rob's World of Beers is hands down the best beer store in Kansas. Pretty much if its available in the state they have it, and even on one occasion I was gifted a great beer from one of the guys private stash that is not even available for distribution in the state. Now that is customer service.
The only thing holding them back is the lack of beer available in KS. I only wish that KS was not so lame and could get even more beers, which i would buy from Rob. From what I can tell they are constantly pushing the great breweries for distribution into the state.
02-16-2009 06:27:17 | More by dza360
Goebel Liquor in Wichita, KS
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