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Wilbur's Total Beverage Wine & Spirits

Wilbur's Total Beverage Wine & SpiritsWilbur's Total Beverage Wine & Spirits
BA SCORE
95
world-class

34 Ratings
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.28%
$$ - reasonable


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2201 S College Ave
Ste 108
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80525-1602
United States
phone: (970) 226-8662

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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

A bit like walking into Wal-Mart without all the retarded patrons. Nobody offered to assist me even though several employees walked by me a number of times. It was close to closing time and I'm sure that's what they were concerned with. Not a deal-breaker. The selection in this goliath is very extensive although the majority of it is not necessarily hard to find. I didn't count the coolers, but they got bookoo. Lots of shelved large bottles - some pretty hard to come by most of which had a 1 per customer notice on the shelf. They have a mix-a-six which probably looks good to an out-of-stater, but I'll bet it's pretty lame to the locals. I spent over $100 in like 10 mins. Prices are pretty standard for the area. The girl at the register commented on my picks and I could tell she knew quite a bit about beer. I told her it was all headed for Oklahoma and she found me an extra heavy duty tall wine box. I didn't have time to check out the rest of the store, unfortunately. Check out this monster if you get the chance.

08-04-2013 04:12:24 | More by DelMontiac
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.62/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | $$

What more can be said of Wilbur's? This is the first place I was able to get a beer from pretty much any brewery you name. Apparently their beer cooler is larger than most, if not all liquor stores (total store) in the state! Then they have their room temp beers that is an entirely different level. The wine, and spirits selection are second to none. Great knowledgeable staff too

05-12-2013 15:32:04 | More by KVNBGRY
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denver10

Colorado

3.89/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$

The big liquor store in Fort Collins. Big, clean, well organized. A nice selection of sixers and bombers, being the popular place their stuff can sell out rather quickly, but if it hits the market they always get it. I kind of want to take off more points because their mixed sixer selectionis very, very disapointing for what a place of their size could offer.. Service is nothing special. Cashiers are generally the only one's available/willing to help and it being a bigger store, they are only the middle men, they need to call the beer department for information. If the beer guy(s) isn't there, which is too often, than they don't have the info to help you other than letting you know if the beer is in stock or not. I guess that's what comes with a bigger store like Wilburs, but I do prefer the smaller stores where employees are more involved with everything, so they have a better understanding of the comings and goings. Price point here is fine, things at the going rate. On occassion, you can get some decent sales going on which offer some really nice prices.

11-24-2012 20:40:50 | More by denver10
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hwwty4

Missouri

4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$

Wilbur's used to be my go to bottle shop when I lived in Fort Collins. Its honestly one of the reasons I got into better beer and into using the online beer sites. I would walk up the Beer row and just look at the packages not knowing what any of the beers or styles were. It allowed me to try a lot of beer I had never seen before.

Went back and was surprised that they had made the beer selection smaller then it was before. Cut out the middle section of the isle. Regardless of this, they still have a out of this world selection. Chances are if its available in the area, they probably have it, or had it and it already sold out. Their selection really is crazy. All of their six packs and several of their bombers/750's are kept in the coolers. They have a smaller selection of large format bottles sitting out. I picked up several bottles from Funkwerks/Crooked Stave, Deschutes, Russian River, The Bruery and others I cant remember. A ton of other stuff that I would have like to brought home but didn't have the cash to. The service is always non existent. Its more of a you know what your looking at kind of store. Every once in a while you can track someone down and they are normally more then happy to help you out. The price is very reasonable for the area.

12-05-2011 00:19:51 | More by hwwty4
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Doodler

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in after shopping next door at Whole Foods. Seemed well organized and similar to most big liquor marts in the Denver / Boulder area. Beers are located to the right, while tons of wines and liquors filled the remainder of the store.

Liked the vast selection between reach-in coolers and stocked shelves of good beers. Most of my favorite CO brews were represented.

Good selection of Utah breweries we don't see in Denver

Some good Belgian and German brews too. Prices were reasonable. Parking was easy. Will visit again next time I'm up.

11-16-2011 07:04:12 | More by Doodler
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quaybr

Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Best selection I've found. Poor east coast micro representation, but they nearly make up for it with their intermountain selection. Mix six selection has become very limited. That's ok, though, as they have such a large inventory to choose from. I've been in there five or six times over the past four weeks and their inventory has proven to experience a pretty high turnover rate. So, it's always a pleasure getting to stop by and take a look at what new stuff has just made its way to their shelves. Staff is pretty knowledgeable and super super friendly. It must be a great place to work because they're always so damn kind. Prices are very reasonable.

10-21-2011 03:15:30 | More by quaybr
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Rbald42

Montana

4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped here on my way to Montana.

Wilbur's is a huge store, with tons of wine available. I stuck to the beer section since I was passing through. There is a large selection of beer here. Plenty of offerings from domestic and international craft breweries. Large selection of european (German, Belgian, British) breweries. Major representation for Colorado and regional locals. Lots of great brews from Ft. Collins local breweries (Funkwerks, New Belgium, Odell etc.). The staff was very helpful. Didn't need much help with selections however. The prices seemed to be in line with most of what I'd seen on my way out west. Very good store.

09-19-2011 06:55:57 | More by Rbald42
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JayS2629

Alabama

4.8/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

A huge store with a huge selection of quality micro and craft brews. I found what I was looking for with the help of a friendly worker and more. Very knowledgable staff. I was looking for Firestone Walker's Parabola. I was told it would be there from the night before when I attended the Firestone Walker party downtown. It was there. I also asked for Pliny the Elder on a whim and low and behold they had it as well. They had a two bottle limit and that is what I got. I bought those two and a bottle of New Belgium's Le Folie. Quite a score. There was much, much more I just didn't have the money for. At the checkout I got into a long conversation about local beer, and hard to find stuff and where I could find it. Awesome store. Huge store, well lit, cool, and with knowledeable and friendly workers. Highly recommend.

08-02-2011 03:57:20 | More by JayS2629
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped by this place on a recent trip to Fort Collins. It's basically a large liquor store with a very large selection of craft beer, probably the best selection of any store I visited on my trip to CO.

Upon entering, all of the beer s straight ahead with a ton of coolers on the right and an aisle of room temp. bottles and packs. The selection is very good with a great selection of CO locals from Fort Collins, Odell, Funkwerks, Equinox and New Belgium. They also had a ton of Great Divide, Breckenridge, Ska, etc. In addition to the locals they carried a very impressive selection of other regional crafts, including selections from the Bruery, Uinta, etc and a very nice selection of European beers, many of which aren't distributed to PA.

The service was pretty good. The one beer guy was friendly and helpful. Knowledgeable and willing to check t see if they had any of the Odell 750 series n the back(they didn't). The woman at the counter was completely miserable which kind of sucked but that was my only complaint.

Overall, I was impressed with this place and would shop here frequently if I lived in the area. Impressive selection as well as some nice glassware and people who know abut beer.

06-10-2011 07:32:03 | More by corby112
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claytong

Vermont

4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Spent far too much. Great selection. Had some obvious lacks but had things I've never seen before like jw less moonraker, which I was happy as tell to grab. Also got Fullers vintage ale which I hadn't seen before but don't really look for.
Had some IPAs which were expired. Thought that was funny since their beer guy seemed to know his beer.
One of the better places I've been to in CO.
The service was good. Had a few beers I wanted to ask about like Epic's Imperial Stout which he had tried and a new release from Grimm's which I ended up not getting.
Surprised about their lack of selection from Odell and Avery. They also had nothing from Russian River but had quite a few from bruery.
I bought there last three ghost face killah. oops

06-03-2011 17:47:18 | More by claytong
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Wilbur's Total Beverage Wine & Spirits in Fort Collins, CO
95 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.