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GSO Wine Warehouse

Not Rated.
GSO Wine WarehouseGSO Wine Warehouse
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 6.27%
$$ - reasonable
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2310 Battleground Avenue
Greensboro, North Carolina, 27408
United States
phone: (336) 288-2002
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beerinator

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev 0%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

The beer wall, while small in comparison to the wine selection, is very impressive. They have most of their stock stored at room temperature, and the beers that I've purchased seemed fresh.

There are a few things that I've seen here that we just don't get in NC stores further east. I've seen Dead Guy Growlers here, and they're most likely going to be one of the stores furthest east that will get all of Highland's bottled line-up.

The service here is very knowledgable. The beer and wine questions that I've had have been answered and the employees seem friendly.

They have a 'parking lot' sale once a year that I was informed of (thanks Loki!) and my wife and I happened to catch. We were able to pick up some Rogue Hazelnut Brown for 15 bucks a case, and they had 3 liters of Anchor Special Ale for 10 bucks each! Definately keep an eye out for this event.

07-06-2004 19:07:07 | More by beerinator
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Stopped in here on a recent trip to Greensboro to grab a few brews. Upon walking in I was greeted by the two staff in the store. I walked back into the beer section and started browsing. While the beer selection was not a large as some stores I've been to, they made it for it with quality of brews. Picked up a few things and hung around and chatted with the staff after checking out. Very nice people who know a thing or two about beer. It is worth it to swing by and check them out if you are in the area.

06-01-2010 18:44:09 | More by thagr81us
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

I actually liked this place better the total wine if I am being honest. It just seemed to work alot better for me. Seemed to have a much more defined selection as there was less to work with. Managed to find a four pack of backwoods bastard as well as a nice john john dead guy. Some decent imports as well. Again not the best selection in the world but I am really not complaining about it at all. Staff was very friendly and I was glad to give them my business because of it. I thought it would be more of a wine store, but they redeemed themselves nicely. A good stop that I was glad I made. Battleground is one packed street!

04-22-2010 01:38:29 | More by mikesgroove
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Stopped here when in the area. The beer selection is tucked in a small corner in the back left of the store. All selections are room temperature. Honestly, I was expecting a bit more when reading the other reviews. Most everything I saw I have seen at other places in the area. The only 2 notable beers that I did see was Terrapin's Limited Release #2 - RoggenRauchbier still on the shelf (1 bottle) and some J.W. Lees - Vintage 1999. The latter was $8.99 per 12 oz bottle, so I passed, but nevertheless they carried it. I don't even think City Bev in Winston has that vintage. There was one lady working at the time and she was helping another customer with some wine choices so I can't say how knowledgeable she was about the beer or not. Not a bad place to stop, but I don't think it deserves an A rating either.

01-26-2010 20:00:15 | More by Onenote81
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MrStark

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

I recently stopped into this location. It's a small store compared to Total Wine but with a nice quiet atmosphere. I must say the staff was very friendly and helpful. They don't have a tremendous selection of individual beers, but I found a few obscure ones I hadn't been able to find at any other store in the area. One thing I would point out is that perhaps business might suffer because of a restaurant that blocks its view from the street. Overall a it is nice, quaint little store and if you are near by I would recommend stopping in! I certainly plan on giving them more of my business!

09-27-2009 16:56:47 | More by MrStark
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$

For some reason I'd never popped into this place, although I'd been up and down Battleground Ave. zillions of times. I Super-glad I walked into today. It was news to me that Stone and Founders finally made it to North Carolina, so I picked up an Arrogant Bastard and 3 different Founders 4 packs to celebrate. Breakfast Stout in da mu-fuggin' South!!!

Ahem....so, GSO Wine Warehouse has plenty of other great stuff. They were featuring Dogfish Head and Weyerbacher's respective pumpkin ales, while I also found Gulden Draak, Achel, New Holland, a few unusual German things I'd never seen before, a limited Terrapin beer, Victory here and there, the usual Avery stuff (which is to say "Avery rules"), the local Natty Greene's bottles, and quite a few other fine selections. It seems like the beer is an afterthought, stuck in the back and comprising about 10% of their total floor space, but they make up for it in quality. The buyer apparently knows what's good (except for the Coors stuff I saw gathering dust at the bottom of the shelf).

Service was good. I didn't ask any questions, but the guy was super cool in providing dividers for my boxes and had some comments on some of the beers as he was ringing me up ("this is good" and "they make some great beer"--that sorta thing). Even offered to carry my boxes out, so all in all a very nice trip. I was hoping some of the wine geeks to my right would take notice of some of the weird-ass beers I was buying, but then again I didn't take notice of the wines they were tasting, so no fights broke out but no one was enlightened either. :)

Will I go back? Hell yeah. Stone and Founders in N.C., it's too good to be true...

11-09-2008 02:06:45 | More by Metalmonk
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harpus

Alabama

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

I stopped by this place on the way to the hotel one day after work. The store is located in a shopping center and is pretty easy to find. As you can tell from the name, most of the stock in dedicated to wine. In the back of the store is where the beer selection is kept. They carried pretty much the same usual stuff for North Carolina; they also carried the local town bottle beer from Natty Greens Brewing Company. They guy working was really nice and friendly. If in the area stop by and see what they have.

10-20-2008 18:47:35 | More by harpus
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PatrickJR

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

I see this place all the time but haven't really had the time to go until today. The beer is kept in a back corner, mostly unrefrigerated, but probably protected from the light coming in the windows. However, like Earth Fare I saw plenty of Sam Smith's Winter Warmer, as well as some Flying Dog's Garde Dog. Wasn't that their summer seasonal for 2007? I haven't tasted anything yet, so I won't know for sure for another few hours.

The service was great. The guy behind the counter was very polite and told me to feel free to mix and match the six packs. He commented on the Harpoon Weizenbock, but didn't really elaborate. I'm sure if he even drank the stuff he has a decent foundation in beer.

The selection was great. A surprising amount of American macro and the like mixed in, but wow there's stuff I've only read about, including stuff from DFH, Hercules DIPA, Highland's Mocha Stout, Rodenbach, SkullSplitter...too many to name. I regretted not going there with a bigger budget, I probably could've spent $50 or more on singles and 750ml bottles. I did find Schneider's Hopfen Weizen, something I haven't seen anywhere else in Greensboro. I will definitely be going back to this place again and again.

Prices seemed a little high, but then again most of the good shit is pricier. A bit of a markup from Total Wine from the prices on the six/four packs, but as the individual bottles weren't priced it's hard to say. Three bottles cost me about 11 bucks.

05-31-2008 21:15:12 | More by PatrickJR
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cbros

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$

I found this place crusing on BA and am glad I found it. This place is primarily a wine shop(hence the name) but they have a good selection of beer in the back. Right away you see the decent selection of Belgium stuff right up front. Duvel, Chimay and others line the front selection. Off in the corner you have more micros and hard to find stuff. The guy who helped me was nice; he also was helpful when I asked about a special order. He took my order (Brooklyn Brewery Local #1) and said next time he talked to the distributor he would see what he could do. The other thing that I thought was cool was the ability to mix and match a 6 pack.

It was a little pricey but overall a good experience, and since it is near my house I will be making a return trip soon.

05-15-2008 21:39:17 | More by cbros
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beermeX2

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

This is a little known place in Greensboro with a great wine selection and a somewhat small beer section in the back of the store.

The beer selection is limited than it used to be, but the selection is reasonable and if there is something you don't see they are very good and reliable at ordering it for you if it is available.

I used to get all my limited releases from here, but after one of the employees left last year the store hasn't really been the same since then. Unfortuantely they really don't have anyone left to really keep up with all the new and limited beer releases.

04-15-2008 16:26:55 | More by beermeX2
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GSO Wine Warehouse in Greensboro, NC
92 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.