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4.8/5 rDev +0.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I stopped by last week on my 10 day trip back through my homestate. First of all, Goebel's is very easy to find off of Kellog (U.S. 54) and West. Also, it is close enough to Towne West Square that my wife and daughter could just drop me off to beer shop.
Quality is amazing. Every beer I've had so far has be fresh or well taken care of. The service is even better. The head guy (I assume it was Rob), came out to correct a pricing error. Then when hearing how far I had come to shop at their store, he gave me the 15% discount even though it wasn't Wednesday (the beer discount day).
Selection was amazing. All the great craft brews that are available in the Kansas market plus stuff I've never seen anywhere. A couple of Utopias, rare Rogue brews, Anchor Anniversary ales, etc. Nice collection of Belgains and other imports that I had never seen before. Pricing is fairly standard for the Midwest.
This is simply the greatest beer store I've ever been to. I spent over $100 and could've spent well more on great beers to cellar.
08-15-2008 13:52:30 | More by zeff80
4.34/5 rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$$
Cutting my rating for service it has been above average at best the last couple of visits & they are getting a bit pricey on some their brews $35 for a bottle of woodcut#2, really??
Drove a 100 miles outta my way, but worth it!
I found a few tired beers in my purchase, but overall quality was high. You will get a few when you carry this big an inventory!
Selection: Mind blowing, 100s of beers to build your own sixer, vertical sixers of big beers & much more. Bottom line, if they can get it, they sell it. Great to pick up goose island brews, loads of imports I haven't seen. World class
Awesome service & they loved talking beer!
Good value on the beer, spent $179, could've easily spent more.
If not the best the best store I've been in, damn close!
06-09-2008 14:52:21 | More by russpowell
District of Columbia
3.87/5 rDev -18.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$$
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
5/5 rDev +5%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Came here while visiting my friends in town, he was rather more adamant that I buy some beer while in town than I was. Good thing too, cause this was a top notch beer store.
So, I walk in the door, 'the guy' takes one look at me and says "Oh no, you can't walk in here wearing a Surly shirt and not bring some." Good start, for sure. Walk into their beer section and not a full row of sixers from all over. Walk to the next row, and note a full row of singles. Good Belgian selection, good micro selection. The other half of this row being coolers of singles, I start to notice that a lot of them are from the other row. Turns out, they pretty much have every beer in their inventory in stock in singles in the coolers, with a discount for six packs of singles. By now, I'm pretty impressed with this place. Start to stock up on stuff I can't get at home (ie the odd NB grew, Odell, Hale's, Weston...).
So about that time, 'the guy' comes over and starts up a good conversation about all things beer. Over some talk of festivals, BA itself, etc, he brings up that they sell vintages, flights, that they carry every single beer thats possible to buy in Kansas, and that they're going to get a whole shit ton more labels in the coming year. Like Oskar Blues. Being from MN, I usually think I'm pretty well off with beer, and now I'm feeling a bit jealous of my buddies living in Kansas? And when I check out, its well under what I'd been figured it be, and then he throws in one of their own bottles openers, that doesn't bend the cap so I can collect perfect bottle cap specimens. And then on top of that, he starts telling me about the beer bar we went to the other night (Anchor) and how he's basically designing their beer list for them. Over all, my best impression of any beer store I've ever been to. The folks here are doing everything they can to bring great beer to Wichita. Awesome.
09-01-2008 02:36:51 | More by objectivemonkey
4.85/5 rDev +1.9%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
There isn't much that hasn't already been said - rest assured that Rob has not slipped. He continues to get beers added to his impressive collection. Once my thoughts towards this place ran to "Not bad - for Kansas!"...but now it is officially a great selection of beer for any store in any state. As a bonus, the beer is treated quite nicely, away from the windows and not under flourescent lighting.
Although I sometimes see some of Rob's beers cheaper elsewhere, I find that I can't remember buying a single skunked beer from this place - more than makes up for the price. The 10% off the mix-your-six every day and the 15% off on micros and imports on Wednesday's are the clincher.
I rejoice when I see that they hope to receive Deschutes in 2008, and their web site lists Victory and North Coast among those breweries whose products are "coming soon"...won't be long and I'll have to consider this great selection a "5".
02-20-2007 23:23:15 | More by udubdawg
4.3/5 rDev -9.7%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
My first stop in Wichita. A nice comfortable store with a large beer selection. If the beer is available in Kansas, I believe Rob's World of Beer will have it. A large single bottle selection is very welcomed. I did not look over the import selection very closely but it looked very diverse. There was always someone available to help and talk about beer. My gripes is that they have a whole lot of beer on the shelves that is well past its prime with little to no discount and also there is not much of a refrigerated selection of craft 6-packs.
06-27-2009 19:40:45 | More by morimech
4.86/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
This place rocks. I was surprised to find a store with this good of a selection for its size and for its location. I wasn't expecting Wichita to be such a beer city, but this place in itself makes the city a great beer city!
Small place, but 2/3 of the store is devoted to beer. AND all the BMC crap is seperated from the good stuff for easy browsing. Much nicer and slightly upscale feeling compared to the big box chain stores which youd normally have to go to to get this selection. Vintage selections and other hidden gems throughout. Its gotta be the best beer store within 300 miles or more.
10-07-2011 02:47:24 | More by BeerZack
Goebel Liquor in Wichita, KS
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