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Wilbur's Total Beverage Wine & Spirits

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

49 Ratings
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 13.95%
[ Store ]

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

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Photo of bulldogg915
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

bulldogg915, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev -7%

durlta, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of slasich
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

slasich, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of ArtV2014
1/5  rDev -76.7%

Not recommended - very poor service. Their selection and size is great - but their cashiers are extremely UN-informed, rude and ridiculous to be honest.

While purchasing wine, I was asked for both my ID and my wife's ID. My wife at no point held, handled or carried the alcohol. The cashier said she would not sell to me (the person with ID and whom was paying) because my wife didn't have her ID with her. We then asked if we could JUST purchase the pint glasses we also wanted (no alcohol) - we were refused then as well.

Yes there's a college campus very close - yes people try to buy alcohol that are not of age - but if you verify the ID of the person purchasing the alcohol why does anything else matter?

To note - we're both 30+ years of age and frequent the shopping center where this store is located. We'll never go back again. Completely ridiculous...

ArtV2014, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Joegashnick
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%

As many have pointed out the selection is by far one of the best in town and it rotates it stock constantly. I have seen write ups on various foreign and local beers and thought I'd like to try them, damn if I don't find them at Wilbur's! Yep bring your credit card cause your going to need it. I have requested various non local beers in keg form - I'm not too crazy on the request ie. various Roque or Alaskan, and local in 6ths or 1/4s and they get them for me. I've noticed a lot of reviews stating the staff isn't that great and it's anything but, yes they don't bother you - browse to your hearts content but if you have a question and ask, they are right there with the answer, or recommendations. I'm not a wine guy - I enjoy it but don't take the time to educate myself, so I rely on recommendations and the Wilbur's staff have never led me wrong. I would give them 5.0 rating but I drop a lot of coin there and they have a rewards program- spend a grand and you get 10 bucks and a 10% off purchase coupon. A bit weak but on the flip side - I have gone in for various cases of wine or beer that was on sale a few days prior but the sale ended and they had no problem giving me the sale price so kudos on that!

Joegashnick, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of BlueMusky07
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Great selection and prices.

BlueMusky07, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of jarrgal
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jarrgal, Aug 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

GaToWyo, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of TheDoctor
4/5  rDev -7%

TheDoctor, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of dannyboygaga
4/5  rDev -7%

dannyboygaga, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of jbogner
5/5  rDev +16.3%

jbogner, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of Yeti1979
4/5  rDev -7%

Yeti1979, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of JJWIGHT
4/5  rDev -7%

JJWIGHT, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of appetiteforparis
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

appetiteforparis, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Hayesch, May 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

2013beer101, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of cbcrunch
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

cbcrunch, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of DelMontiac
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

DelMontiac, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of KVNBGRY
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%

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

KVNBGRY, May 12, 2013
Photo of denver10
3.89/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

denver10, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of hwwty4
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

hwwty4, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Doodler
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

Doodler, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of quaybr
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

quaybr, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of Rbald42
4.3/5  rDev 0%

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.

Rbald42, Sep 19, 2011
Photo of JayS2629
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%

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.

JayS2629, Aug 02, 2011
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Wilbur's Total Beverage Wine & Spirits in Fort Collins, CO
95 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.