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Corks & Kegs

Corks & KegsCorks & Kegs
BA SCORE
98
world-class

50 Ratings
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 7.35%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

7110 Patterson Ave
Richmond, Virginia, 23229-6755
United States
phone: (804) 288-0816

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @corksandkegs

Notes:
Open 7 Days a Week
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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alphaking

Virginia

5/5  rDev +11.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I'd have to say this is by far my favorite place to buy beer yet! Huge selection and quality brews. The guys there are more than helpful and love to talk beer. They told me the selection will continue to grow over the next few months and will have plenty more. The store is under new ownership, and from what I've read about the place under previous owner it wasn't all that great before. But now I was pleasantly surprised Best selection I've seen yet, and decent prices. I picked up 2 cases of Bell's Hopslam that I couldn't find anywhere, as well as a couple 6 packs of Bell's Java Stout and Expedition Stout. Cheapest price on kegs I've see in a while also. $130 for a 1/2 barrel of Two Hearted is a steal imo. They even hooked me up with a couple complimentary stout glasses and this months issue of BA mag. Great store and will get much more of my business in the future. Well worth the drive. Thanks again!!

01-30-2007 22:38:33 | More by alphaking
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Havinapretzel

Virginia

5/5  rDev +11.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

A fellow BA and I made the trip here from Newport News (~1.25 hours), and this place was well worth it. Corks & Kegs has an excellent selection of just about everything...I can't think of anything I wanted that they didn't have. We went there looking for Bell's beer, and they had several styles I hadn't seen locally. I ended up getting 5 different sixers of Bell's, plus some other stuff I hadn't seen locally in several months. The prices here are excellent...some beers are priced similarly to around here, but most were noticebly cheaper. The service is excellent...we called ahead for directions since Google Maps screwed us; they helped us out getting there and were quite friendly and knowledgeable once we were inside. I'm definitely hitting this place up again soon, and recommend that you do the same.

02-03-2007 23:42:45 | More by Havinapretzel
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phydeau

Georgia

5/5  rDev +11.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I discovered Corks&Kegs on one of my frequent road trips from Georgia to NY. Always looking for good beer, I Googled Corks&Kegs on my Blackberry, and got right off I-95 and went straight there.

I was well-rewarded! The store features a massive and wide-ranging selection of beer from all over. I was especially pleased to find a good selection of Belgian and Belgian-style beers displayed on racks like fine wine. It was immediately clear to me that the folks at Corks&Kegs *respect beer*!!

March and Paul, the two guys who took care of me, were great! Very friendly, helpful, and welcoming.

I've been back to the store twice since my first visit, and will continue to make this place a regular stop to wet my whistle on the long trips to NY.

~phydeau
St. Simons Island, GA

07-12-2010 14:06:30 | More by phydeau
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Redwood21

Virginia

4.85/5  rDev +8%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This is an edit from a previous review. I originally thought this store was more geared towards wine. Now they seem to be more 50-50 if not more beer geared. the guys that work here are great, i dont think i have been in a more personable and kind store than this. I talked with one of the guys taht worked there about the quality of the product, they never sell anything thats even close to pastdue, in fact they pull it from the shelves before it goes bad...ou can NOT ask for better quality. many of my fav stores have brews with dust on them, you will never find dust here. The selection here is very good, especially on belgium beers. my only complaint is that there doesnt seem to be a huge push towards singles. that said i have bought some singles as well as pre mixed mixers, which are a fun way to try new things without bias. i would prefer a whole shelf of just singles and maybe if i asked i could split some up. Regardless my opinion of this place has definatly changed since last summer, and its now my go to beer place....especially for good convo, and some knowledge on the beer i buy

03-20-2007 09:47:32 | More by Redwood21
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Bleedingshrimp

Virginia

4.85/5  rDev +8%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Made the trip up from Newport News, to pick up some Bell's mainly. Place is located on Patterson ave right near the corner of Threechopt. Nice neat place with good beer taking up almost half the establishment. The owner, March, I believe his name is and the other gentleman were very cool and helpful with anything we needed. Good guys with great taste in beer.

They had loads of Bell's stuff...so mission accomplished there. I also got some stuff that has shaky availability around where I live...Hop Rod...Double Simcoe. I'd estimate over 100+ different sixpacks and alot in the cooler. Singles are available to purchase mainly just for bombers or high tag items. Otherwise, they do have some Stout and IPA mixed sixers that are a niced touch filled with good beers. They also have some cigars, wine, and other assorted stuff.

Would not hesitate to recommend them as a must stop if you're in the area...and worth the pilgrimage if you're not.

02-06-2007 08:28:25 | More by Bleedingshrimp
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rborthwick

Virginia

4.85/5  rDev +8%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

This store has one of, if not the largest beer selection in the Richmond area. Seems that Total Wine & More and some others are demoting their beer in favor of a concentration on more wine space. This store is just the opposite. The selection of beer has really come on in the last 6 months and continues. Staff is very knowledgeable on beer and is willing to discuss their passion with you. The store is open and uncluttered and in a good location. Only complaint is the lack of a build your own sixpacks area.

07-22-2007 18:35:48 | More by rborthwick
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BryanC

Virginia

4.85/5  rDev +8%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This is my local store, so I'm in here pretty frequently. My most recent visit was last night.

Corks & Kegs has a great selection of craft brews. Roquefort to Bell's (lots of Bell's), Russian River to Allagash. There isn't much available that I've wanted and not been able to find. Pretty good wine selection, too.

No singles, but they do have some pre-selected variety packs at a reasonable price. I'll probably pick up the Oktoberfest mix pack next time I'm in.

There is a cooler for chilled stuff, everything else is either in crates on the floor (which I admit sounds strange, but it's actually pretty easy to browse) or on some shelves around the rest of the beer area.

The staff is great, very friendly and quick to help if you want it. Also seems to be a beer fan, and enjoys discussing his products.

Anyway, highly recommended if you're in the area.

08-22-2007 20:31:12 | More by BryanC
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +8%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

Q: Corks and Kegs has some of the higher quality brews you'll find out there today. They've dedicated themselves to getting good beer.

S: The staff is friendly and knowledgable about their inventory.

S: A wide selection of beers: Dogfish Head (I wish we got this in Charleston), Hitachino, Troegs, Unibroue, and a host of Belgians too numerous to name. Also has a good selection of Virginia beers. Has more mainstream beers than I would've thought (e.g., Newcastle, Anchor Steam), but they're in the minority.

V: The prices here are reasonable, considering the quality of beer.

This store is an excellent source for craft beer.

12-03-2008 20:56:23 | More by avalon07
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dtivp

West Virginia

4.85/5  rDev +8%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I occasionally travel to our corporate office in Richmond, so I decided it was time not only to drink good beer while there, but bring some back to the WV beer wasteland. After looking at reviews on the beer advocate website, C&K stood out.
They definitely earn the great reviews that everyone has given them.

Very nice well kept store, the two employees were very helpful and knowledgeable on the beer they sell. Very good selection of North America craft beers and some of Europe's best. Price is very reasonable and thanks for the volume discount, which was referred to as the WV discount, nice touch.

I will be back when I'm in Richmond.

05-08-2010 14:22:09 | More by dtivp
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JBrew13

Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I've been going to Corks and Kegs for a while now and it is a great little place to shop. I live out in the West End and i prefer C&Ks level of customer service over Once Upon a Vine's lack thereof so i'll drive out of my way to get the "mom and pop shop" feel versus what you get at Once Upon a Vine (which to me feels almost like a grocery store or WalMart). I have only 1 minor gripe:

C&K stores beer horizontal, which i am not a fan of. Call me picky, but corked beer should be upright. Dont get me wrong, those guys there KNOW their beer, and they have a wealth of knowledge about them, but given their confined space, i understand why they do it, i just dont agree with it.

Also, a few of the beers they have there are a little overpriced. The Trappist ales they have you can get at World Market for a couple bucks less, i do however put my faith in C&K that they're getting some fresher beverages vice World Market, which is essentially a larger version of a yard sale.

As a beer specialty shop, i can sympathize with their need to branch out (wine and cigars) and charge a little a bit more, and so i still give C&K 2 big thumbs up and my denotation as the premier shop in Richmond. The quality of beer and service is outstanding, and far surpasses Once Upon a Vine...i guess i just wish they would expand some :)

09-30-2011 12:52:02 | More by JBrew13
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Corks & Kegs in Richmond, VA
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