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Goebel Liquor

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Goebel LiquorGoebel Liquor
BA SCORE
100
world-class

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.76
pDev: 5.88%
[ Store ]

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

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Photo of Skepileptic
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.

Skepileptic, Oct 07, 2010
Photo of AGoodStout
5/5  rDev +5%

AGoodStout, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of dza360
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.

dza360, Feb 16, 2009
Photo of raverjames
5/5  rDev +5%

This is the best beer store in Kansas. I started visiting Goebel about 2 years ago, since I work out of Wichita frequently. It was a great store when I first visited, and now it is even better. Rob constantly brings in new beers that I cannot even get in Chicago. They love beer as much as I do, so I know anything they recommend will be good. The prices are decent on single bottles and amazing on 6 and 4 packs. You can almost always find someone working there that knows about beer. Also, they have a sweet selection of brewery shirts and glass wear. If you can't find something you like in Goebel, then you don't really love beer. If you are anywhere near Wichita in Kansas, you must visit Goebel.

raverjames, Apr 21, 2008
Photo of Quaffer
5/5  rDev +5%

UPDATE 07/10/05

While there have been slips in the selections of other beer establishments in Wichita, Goebel Liquor has taken a couple of huge steps forward. First, they moved into a big, new store across the street. Much more room with a new, cleaner feel to it. There are even a couple of flat screens up on the walls showing things like brewery tours and "American Beer." No fewer than two huges aisles dedicated to craft beer and a whole wall of door coolers. All macro beer has been separated and moved into the "beer cave" and can easily be avoided. And the selection continues to grow with the addition of B. United Distributors in Kansas.

One new thing for Goebel is the addition of a room that sells both cigars and breweriana. Lots of branded glassware, brewery clothing, etc. A very cool addition to a liquor store that focuses on beer.

The absolute must-stop establishment in Wichita for beer lovers.

ORIGINAL

This is a great little place for beer lovers. And for those of us in Wichita who find it hard to find great brew, it is one of our only links to the outside beer world.

Don't be fooled by outward appearances. This store might look small on the outside, but there is a lot more in it than one might think. I drove by it for years, just thinking that it was a typical corner store. I was kicking myself after my first visit for all my missed oppurtunities.

While you can pick up sixers and twelve packs, their specialty is the build-your-own-sixpack. The coolers in the back are full floor-to-ceiling with rows of brews, plus there are at least two full aisles of shelving dedicated to beer. And they are always bringing in new stock. The appropriate seasonals and newest beers are usually displayed on a rack by the register. I am almost guaranteed to see something new on each visit. No other store in Wichita compares with their selection. Period. This place is the benchmark that are other stores in the area should be compared to.

Everyone who works at Goebel is extremely helpful and many are very beer savvy. They have gone out of their way to help me with special requests and have always seemed happy to do so. These people really love beer and it shows. Almost every time that I am there I end up hanging around and talking about beer, especially with the owner, Rob. A great guy and a great store.

Quaffer, Jul 10, 2005
Photo of DelMontiac
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.

DelMontiac, Oct 24, 2010
Photo of Hohnbaum
5/5  rDev +5%

Hohnbaum, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of mikennat
5/5  rDev +5%

My wife went to Wichita for a scrapbooking weekend, so naturally I had to find the nearest craft beer store and send her. She has been on many beer shopping trips with me and knows what to expect. I am happy to say that she was very impressed with Goebel's. The owner was immediately helpful when she arrived. She handed him the list I had sent her with and he told her what was available or not and put what he could in her hands. He was unsure of something on the list and asked her to call me on her cell so he could clarify. I was very impressed! I spoke with him, and was very impressed with his knowledge and suggestions. My wife came home with some great finds. She was excited about the selection of beers she liked and what I have been looking for. The store was very clean and organized she said. She also liked the large amount of beers that were sold individually. My wife recommends this store to anyone in the area, and I am ready for her to go again!!!

mikennat, May 04, 2011
Photo of tadowdaddy
5/5  rDev +5%

I don't even know what to say. Went home to Wichita for the Thanksgiving holiday. Saw the previous reviews on BA and knew this was where I must stop for beer. Well, I know I can get a lot of different beer here in Michigan, and feel like I am blessed. I'd never had much luck when going back to Wichita, but that was before I found BA and in turn, found Goebel.

I walked in the door and mentioned that I had seen the site on BA. I was promptly escorted to the beer section and was told, Rob will be over in a second. Rob came over and then proceeded to show me his stock of amazing beers. I was shocked by the number of singles and six packs that I can't get here in Michigan. Me being an IPA guy, he made quite the number of outstanding recommendations. He gave me his card, I promised a review on BA, and off I went to look through the fine beers Goebel had to offer.

The first night (15% off night) I grabbed a 6 pack of Odell's, Bomber of Stateside, bomber of I2PA, and a bomber of Double Wide. It all disappeared into my stomach within 2 days. I had to go back to try more! For the last two days of my trip, I got a bottle of Indica, a bottle of O'Fallon 5 day, 2 bottles of Big Eye, a bomber of Hop Rod, and a bomber of Ale to the Chief. Even though it wasn't 15% off day, the staff remembered me from two days earlier and gave me the 15% discount once again.

Rob and his staff are very knowledgable and extremely friendly. I wish I had a beer store like this in Michigan. The closest thing is Bello Vino in Ann Arbor, and it just doesn't compare. You can see from my list above all of the different pale ale's that Rob had at Goebels, and I'm sure you'd be just as impressed with the selection of other styles too.

Goebels is going to be my go to place from now on when I visit Wichita. You won't find a more diverse selection anywhere in the state.

Thanks Rob!

tadowdaddy, Dec 02, 2008
Photo of patsmearstout
5/5  rDev +5%

Rob, John, Doug and Matthew are very helpful. They have an amazing selection of beers and this is coming from someone that lives in Chicago. Every time I visit I find something I can't get in Chicago. You can go in and name any style and what you have a taste for and they definitely steer you in the right direction.

I travel to Wichita at least once a month for work and I make Goebel one of my first stops. If you're into beer you have to check this place out. Great selection, very reasonably priced, staff will literally bend over backwards to help you with your selection.

patsmearstout, Jan 03, 2009
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Goebel Liquor in Wichita, KS
100 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.