Oppermann's Cork 'N' Ale
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by david131:
3.65/5 rDev -13.1%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I have driven by the store many times, but finally decided to make the stop. Most of the beer is on shelves, but there is a decent cooler selection as well. Some of the beers that come to mind are Unibroue, Ommegang, Bell's, Founders, Dark Horse, Rogue, Goose Island, etc. There was a very good import section. One of the most surprising finds was Bourbon County Stout, which I have not seen anywhere else in the state. The service was fine, A lot of the beer prices were not marked and I had to ask them how much certain beers were. Prices were about right. Overall, the best beer store for the area.
06-26-2008 03:17:07 | More by david131
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3.41/5 rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Young guy(20-30) that I talked to "seemed" well versed in craft beer and was helpful in finding my Dogfish Head selection, but not very talkative and had no suggestions about new products that fit what I was looking for. Overall, the store is good and has a very good selection for our area.
12-05-2013 22:35:38 | More by tmcarter23
4.44/5 rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Cork N Ale is by far the best bottle shop in Saginaw. The staff is just okay (The big bald guy was outstanding but he has since left). Now they have a couple of younger guys who dont know much about Craft Beer.
*Edit- Staff is very much improved. Not super outgoing , but if you take the time to ask they are very helpful.
The biggest need for improvement is their singles selection. It would be very benificial if they would offer a lot more singles and not up-charge for them. Take the cost of the 6er divide by 6 and charge that price. I was told they round up to make it easy on cashiers but it is VERY offputting for the "regular customers". Singles sell future 6 packs.
*Edit- Much bigger selection of singles, but they still up charge on most offerings.
They get good beer and do take suggestions if you are interested in a certain beer.
They need to hire a true Beer Advocate to run their beer department. They would not only be top notch for wine but beer also.
*Edit- This is still the case, they would be much better off with a true Beer Manager.
11-25-2012 03:07:06 | More by jmich24
4.3/5 rDev +2.4%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Definitely a regular stop for me, Great Place and Great Staff.
They have a very large selection of Beer, Wine and Brewing Supplies, About 600 different kinds of beer to choose from, lots of Michigan Beer to choose from (Founder's, Bells, etc). I love the selection of Belgian beers, also something new to try. This is were I FINALLY got to buy Founder's Kentucky Breakfast Stout and was glad to pay $16.49 for a 4 pack.
Very helpful and informed staff, always nice and pleasant to deal with.
Prices are reasonable in my opinion, I have seen more expensive in other "Beer" stores.
My only problem with The Cork N' Ale is that they carry Bud/Miller and other Crap companies products, but hey it's Michigan and most of our population likes that garbage.
Also they hold a Beer tasting twice a year and it is a great time.
Defnitely the best beer and wine store in the area BY FAR.
01-04-2008 01:59:46 | More by semibaked
Oppermann's Cork 'N' Ale in Saginaw, MI
92 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.