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4.85/5 rDev +10.2%
Right on Turfway Rd. in Florence Kentucky one of my favorite go to places! Every Friday they have craft beer tastings from 6pm to 7pm and usually have a good 8 to 16 different beers to taste for only $2. There selection is great in wine, liquor, beer, and craft beer. If you're wanting a growler they usually average $7 to around $25 during the fall season.
Quality: Really great quality in there store, they keep the bottles in the right places, the price tags are pretty well placed to find how much you'll be paying on a case and even on a single.
Service: The guys that work there really want to get to know the regulars and really help you out. I just wondered in one day to their craft beer tastings and was a little late but the guy hooked me up for free just cause it was the end of the bottle and they knew I was interested in good craft with what was in my cart.
Selection: The selection is really great, about 6 full isles of beer about 4 shelves high and a full beer cave and over I think 120 or so barrels to choose from if you've got a kegerator.
Value: Pretty damn good, I can find some rares and many crafts form different states running at or below what people are saying they generally get them for in their area's. Great place to check out and waste way to much time looking around at beer.
10-16-2010 05:53:57 | More by revolt914
5/5 rDev +13.6%
All about the staff here. Nice to talk to people who love beer as much as I do. Very informed and quick to help you with any questions. Growler selection is excellent and yes they actually know what they have on tap and what would best suit your taste. Picked up some Three Floyd's Blackheart the other week. Outstanding! Bottle selection is good too, and prices beat any place in the area. Get to know the employees here. They'll give you honest opinions on what to try. Find or learn something new everytime I'm in here. If your in the area definitely worth a stop. Way better than Party Source.
07-11-2010 22:26:30 | More by stulzdm
4.65/5 rDev +5.7%
I absolutely love this place. They've expanded their growler station to 14 taps and there's always goodies to be had. The beer purchaser, Jeff, has the hook up with the Bluegrass Brewing Company and gets lots of their fantastic bourbon, brandy, and barrel aged beers on tap. He also brews with them and exclusively sells Rye 75, a rye IPA. They occassionally have special dry hopped or oak aged version on this as well. They host some nasty brewery specific tastings with lots of rarities. The quality and selection are unrivaled in the area. They have multiple employees that are very knowledgeable about beer and if you run into one of them that isn't, they gladly radio to someone that knows their stuff to help you. The prices here can't be beat. The bottles at averagely priced at best and usually a bit cheaper but the growler station has unbelievably low prices.
06-11-2010 22:56:11 | More by pwoods
4.15/5 rDev -5.7%
Was in the area for a couple Red's games and made the short drive over. The bottle selection was good, but nothing overly impressive IMO.
The growler station however, was awesome. I couldnt believe they had Dreadnaught and for only $17! Ive never seen on tap anywhere besides the brewpub where its $5 for a half pint. I believe they had 14 taps total. Some of the others I remember were Bell's 2H, Stone Ruination and Cali Belgique, Founder's Backward Bastard and FFF Robert the Bruce.
They also had probably 6-8 cases of KBS left at $24/4pack.
On a sour note, they also had ~20 cases of Hopslam left as well at full price :(
04-23-2010 02:19:51 | More by Skye1024
4.55/5 rDev +3.4%
Yes...Party Town. This place is quite an expedition.
The first time I stopped here, I was amazed to find that they had growlers for sale. And, over the past year, it's only gotten better. They are constantly rotating their taps, and have added their "Friday Night Flights" event every Friday, which feature a line of different beers...whether a series from a specific brewery, or along a theme (most recently, a tasting of canned beer available to them).
The guys who run the beer section love what they do. They are always willing to talk about current stuff on tap, and new things they have in bottles. They love talking about rare beer finds, and new things on the horizon.
So, the tap selection is awesome...now to the bottles. Maybe it's exciting for me because we can't get a lot of what they have up here in Ohio, but they carry some great beers...and have quite an extensive catalog of beers...both chilled and on the shelves. Rare finds, and regular stuff, too. I've picked up several things such as Goose Island Bourbon Barrel Stout and Dogfish Head 120 Minute there, as well as some good deals on other easy-to-find beers.
They send out an email each week with new beers on tap, and what is in store for the Friday Night Flights. It's a great place. The place is huge, and I must admit...I've never made it beyon the beer...why would I need to.
If you are in Florence, you need to check this place out. Excellent.
08-10-2009 05:10:28 | More by movingtrain
4.7/5 rDev +6.8%
This is a good beer store. They had everything I would expect, except for a couple of old Belgians I found at Party Source. There are a couple of guys there who know beer inside and out. Their Friday Night Flights beer tasting is pretty outstanding. They main difference between this place and the Party Source is the quality of service and the knowledge of the employees. I have a much easier time getting proper answers to my questions here. I am a big fan of the growlers at this store. Its seems they only tap things they want to drink.
05-22-2009 14:04:44 | More by eugeneplatinum
4/5 rDev -9.1%
This is a pretty nice little store - granted, it doesn't quite have the selection or quantity of The Party Source, but the growler selection is pretty amazing and they've really gotten some pretty rare brews on tap there (most recently Founder's Canadian Breakfast Stout).
Quality: Quite nice. A lot of high-end beers and a fair selection. It's pretty easy to feel good about what you're getting there, but again, the growler selection takes the cake.
Service: Kind of hit or miss with me - sometimes they seem a little over-eager to help you out and sometimes it seems they may be a little misinformed about what they're trying to sell you, but there are a couple of folks there that really know exactly what they're talking about and I greatly appreciate their input.
Selection: As already mentioned, pretty solid, but focus on the growlers when you get there. They get plenty of solid beers: Goose Island, Great Lakes, Founders, etc...
Value: It's solid - you get what you pay for here for the most part, but again, not to beat the growler portion into the ground, but the prices are probably impossible to beat here - 13 bucks for a half growler of Canadian Breakfast Stout (and KBS when they had that there), and they've got not problem selling halves as well.
05-16-2009 15:20:33 | More by bamadog
4.2/5 rDev -4.5%
Originally owned by the same folks as the Party Source in Newport. You'll notice a lot of similarities including an excellent growler to-go station.
The beer selection, while very good, is not as good as the Party Source. The service during my stop was non existent. I did appreciate the fact that one of the employees was proudly maintaining the "rat tail" hair style so popular during the mid 80's.
I picked up a couple of bottles that you would no longer find on the shelves at other stores. Rodenbach Grand Cru, Shafly Imperial barrel aged stout. They also have higher alcohol beers than in Ohio.
02-19-2009 22:24:08 | More by Yetiman420
4.5/5 rDev +2.3%
I try to make a trip down to this place every three to four months, depending on current cash flow. You will definitely spend some loot.
I love the single selection. It helps to adventure out and buy beers that you have never had before.
They have a great selection of dogfish head(120,olde school,immort,burton baton,world wide stout), which is nice for us Ohioans who can't get above 13% beers.
Every time I'm down I find an obscure 22oz. or single that makes the trip. I found a 06 vertical epic last month which was a good find.
The prices are cheaper than most I've been to and there is always someone who is there to help if you need it.
I have begun to venture into more Belgiums and other imports and they have a good selection.
I would like to see some darkhorse, Nogne, Mikkeller and some west coast beer but hey, you can't have it all....or can you.
05-02-2008 14:03:17 | More by jmacdaddy2008
4.3/5 rDev -2.3%
Right off the highway and very close to both the airport and the various nice hotels near it. if you miss the beer/liquor labeling under the main sign, you might just bypass it, thinking it only sells party hats and balloons.
Large selection of high quality micros (both national and regional) had a handful of Kentucky and Cincinnati brews that I had never heard of. Has the Bells and others your looking for, in addition to the Unibroue and others. Kegs available for order and growler fills in the front. Very nice. Besides the wide selection in 6'ers, there is what could be called an extremely nice selection of singles to build your own in the cooler.
Came in and got a 4 pack to tide me over with being bored at the hotel and spent $6...
08-21-2007 21:57:40 | More by Umbra
Party Town in Florence, KY
96 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.