Kahn's Fine Wines & Spirits - Keystone
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Reviews by Yetiman420:
4.65/5 rDev +6.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Updated review based on a follow up visit where service was exceptional - got a couple of Founder's 4 packs pulled "from the back."
The more beer stores I visit, the more apparent it becomes that Kahn's has one of the finest collection of Belgian's and domestics that are accessible in Indiana.
I made a $219 stock-up stop at Kahn's while in town on business. It's a bit trickey to get to from the Interstate but it's on the south east side of the Broad Ripple village area which is home to Brugge and The Broad Ripple Brewpub (two unique/characteristic brewing spots in Indy).
I used to live around the corner and am a bit dissapointed with the cookie cutter feel of the new facility. The old location is a block or two north on the same side of the street and had a cool art deco front to it.
My objective was to pick up FFF which I can't get in Ohio along with any others that caught my eye. Here is my receipt...
4 pack Witkap Singel $17.99
4 pack Witkap Abbey Triple $18.99
4 pack St. Bernadus Watou Tripel $13.99
6 pack FFF Pride and Joy $10.99
6 pack FFF Gumballhead $10.99 (2 of these)
6 pack Dark Horse CT IPA $9.99
6 pack Dark Horse Sapient Tripel $10.99
4 pack Dark Horse Oatmeal Stout $8.49
4 pack Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout $8.49
2 12 oz Goose Island Bourbon County Stout $10.98
750 ml UniBroue 16th $8.99
750 ml UniBroue 15th $8.99
750 ml UniBroue Quelque Chose $10.99
750 ml De Glazen Toren Jan De Lichte $11.99
11 oz De Regenboog Vuuve $3.99
22 oz FFF Behemoth Barley Wine $17.99
22 oz FFF Rabbid Rabbit Saison $10.99
The $10.99 for Gumballhead seemed a bit much, but my wife loves it. I was surprised to see the UniBroue and am anxious about the quality (did they store it properly?)
03-12-2008 16:07:48 | More by Yetiman420
More User Reviews:
4.58/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
A: Nice set up. Everything is clean and arranged in an orderly fashion.
Q: What should be fresh is, selection is constantly rotating/selling.
S: There is always someone asking if you need help or have questions. Beer Manager is a very good dude and a craft beer coinsurer himself.
S: Very diverse selection of local, national, and international craft beers. Everything that is worth getting that comes in to Indiana they have.
F: There is a side area that sells cheeses, crackers, and items of that sort, but no restaurant on site.
V: Kahn's prices are generally a dollar or two more than every other place in town. Selection is great though so they will get my business.
10-13-2013 21:15:22 | More by tsauce2
5/5 rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Aside from wine/liquor, Kahn's has the best craft beer selection in the city, hands down. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Clean spacious environment. They also do a great job on Facebook with updates as they get new items in stock.
A definite stop, when in town.
05-28-2013 15:28:17 | More by Duce68
4.97/5 rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Pretty much the mecca for any craft beer fans coming to Indy. Selection cannot be beat, period. Beer to left, entire wall of coolers, a center *specials* isle and the one long shelf facing coolers. Always very clean and well-faced. Don't have to worry about any stale IPA's as they move at this location. Staff is always friendly and helpful and the beer manager is the best in the area, bar none. Some things are a bit more pricey than other stores but you are paying for quality here, and it is a price I don't mind paying at all.
Check their twitter to stay current with what is hot and fresh.
Make sure to look into Beerocracy events, their tastings are top notch and rare/limited bottles are usually available at the Beerocracy tastings via raffle.
Good selection of glassware, a limited amount of gourmet food for any last second tasting needs, huge wine selection, well stocked and rounded spirits selections....in other words you can't go wrong here.
If you stop at only one place in Indy area, make sure it is this one.
Kahn's Keystone gets a full FIVE yellow lightsabers from me....do not miss or Yoda will cry.
01-14-2013 22:37:27 | More by MordorMongo
4.94/5 rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
While there are one or two others that may come close, this is THE best store in the state for craft beer. Their selection is comprised of all of the midwest regulars, as well as whatever limited release(s) may be in season, and a very large selection of international brews. Where Kahn's really shines is their knowledge and expertise on the products they stock (and craft beer in general). Al possesses a fantastic knowledge of all things beer, and is glad to help any customer that sets foot in the beer aisle. The prices are on the higher end of the "normal range" when compared to other stores around the city, but the difference is negligible when you factor in the great service/conversation to be had here. Stop in, chat with Al, leave with beer. You'll be glad you did.
10-16-2012 02:24:56 | More by muskabeatz
5/5 rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Kahn's on Keystone is my go-to liquor store, and is the first place I will take out of town friends who want to check out my favorite liquor store. It's a pretty large place and in my opinion is the best liquor store in the state, of the ones that I have been to. They have a huge selection of wine and liquor, and the craft beer selection is top notch. They have a lot of the hard to find brews, they are loyal to the local breweries and carry all of them (including Great Crescent which I haven't seen many other places). They also have a good amount of imported craft beers with a cool selection of Belgians and stuff. The beer managers are super knowledgeable and love to talk beer and give recommendations. After a few trips in, they will inevitably remember your name and will make it a point to speak with you and recommend cool new things. The prices aren't terrible, somethings are a little higher, somethings are a little lower, but nothing to lose sleep over.
09-12-2012 15:31:44 | More by TallPaul07
4.64/5 rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped here on saturday while in town to pick up some sour upland fruit lambic goodness!
Atmosphere/Quality: Its a large aluminium farm building with a nice store on the inside. People are friendly and greet you as you walk into the door. Clean, well lit and organized.
Service: All I gotta say is that I met Al on BA from a beer thread that I posted about local Indiana beer. He said he would take care of me! He was a great guy to meet and an awesome BA. We talked for a while and made some fantastic beer reccommendations from his beer stock that for the most part sounds like he has hand picked. Not only that, but he shared a few really nice beers and tasted them out with us while we talked and beer shopped. Al is probably the reason this beer section is what it is. Ask for Al hes a wealth of beer knowledge, good guy and a great BA!
Selection: Great locals present and accounted for. A 3 or 4 level shelf that almost streaches the entire store length that has many great craft beer from all over the world. Its well organized by beer region and he has tags on some ber to denote a sour beer, just encase that's you thing or not it will be easy to differentiate between the beers.
Value: Prices seem to be fair here and nothing seemed to be that far from out of line on the price tags. Nice value for your money.
Bottom line stop at this store come and see Al if you need any help with any beer questions. It a top notch beer store, I was impressed! Thanks again Al.
05-22-2012 13:07:36 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Kahn's Fine Wines & Spirits - Keystone in Indianapolis, IN
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