Wells Discount Liquors
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4.15/5 rDev +5.3%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Wells claims to carry every beer that's legally availiable in Maryland. They just might at that! Place is a large store without the "warehouse" feel. There is a gormet food section, though I've never checked that part out. The craft/micro/quality beer section has two full asiles, both sides. The stock is well laid-out, very full without being overcrowded. Great selection of English, German and Belgians in addition to the American craft stuff. Prices are very good compared to some other area stores. Wells is usually one of the first stores to get a given seasonal brew in the area. As per normal, the beer manager really knows his stuff, with the rest of the staff laging behind him somewhat.
09-18-2004 12:32:02 | More by sideshowrob
4.2/5 rDev +6.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5
I've heard that this place carries every beer that is legally distributed in Maryland. While I'm not quite sure if that is completely true, there is definitely evidence that supports that theory. Compared to most other stores in the Baltimore area, the selection is INSANE. There's an entire aisle of Belgian and Belgian Style brews (50-75 varieties minimum), another aisle of continental Europeans, a few aisles of American craft brew and another aisle for the UK. Very little is kept cold, good for the BC stuff, not always the best for other styles. Look for good deals on Belgian seasonals as they rotate out (picked up a bunch of Christmas ales for cellaring). They also have a nice selection of glassware. Prices are average. A few good deals can be had, but overall, pricing is in line with retail. Still, an awesome place for the beer lover.
03-11-2004 20:49:22 | More by ChrisBowers
4.45/5 rDev +12.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
This place rocks! For a person like me who has never gone to a beer store outside of Kentucky or Ohio, I walked around this place like a kid in a toy store. They have tons of goodies that I've been hunting for awhile, like Cantillon and Fantome. The selection of Belgians is astounding. There are at least 50-60 Belgians to choose from, including most of the Cantillon line, all Westvleteren, all Rochefort, westmalle, and several others; many of which I've never even heard of! There is a whole aisle of British goodies all in singles. You won't miss any Youngs, Sam Smith, or Fullers here. A large collection of JW Lees harvest ale to boot. There are lots of German beer selections, including Aventinus 1999, one of my favorites. A fairly decent selection of micros, but the only problem there is that they won't let you break 6-packs, even though most of their imports have already been broken out of 6-packs by the staff. Here you can find many selections from Tupper's, Magic Hat, Victory, SN, and Stoudts. The prices here are pretty fair. Nothing too overpriced. The service was also pretty good as well. This place is really can't miss in the Baltimore area.
03-06-2004 21:35:52 | More by SheepNutz
4/5 rDev +1.5%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5
The best place to buy beer I've found in the Baltimore area. The owner claims that he stocks every beer available in Maryland, and it seems to be true. Excellent selection of local micros, most notably the full DFH line including 120, Punkin, and some of the weird ones, a huge selection of Eastern European beers, and a decent (not great) selection of Belgians. The staff is friendly, if not very knowledgeable, although the owner has a nice beer segment on WYPR where he often talks about seasonal beers. Wells also stocks a number of gift sets including Chimay, Samuel Smith, and others, if you're looking for a good gift for a fellow BA.
12-22-2003 21:50:15 | More by jed
4.7/5 rDev +19.3%
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$$
EDIT (5/20/2009): I just want to add that since I used to come here regularly 4 years ago, the prices have continually gone up at Well's. Selection is always great, but I would now suggest Beltway Liquors by the Loch Raven/Joppa intersection as a reasonably priced alternative. Wells has the best selection for hard to find imports, but you can usually find cheaper microbrews elsewhere.
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Original review (9/16/2003):
I come here pretty regularly during the school year as it's right down the street from me. So far this is in general the best by way of selection and value that I've found in Maryland. I've gotten rarities such as Westvleteran 12, 8 and Rochefort 10, 8, 6 here among other things. A great selection of domestic and imported beers, tons of wine too. I've found that if you talk to one of the managers they are very helpful and full of information. I get asked if I need help often when I go in if there's somebody around (ie you may have trouble when it's busy). There are also specials on occasion, when they're trying to get rid of beer that's about to get old. Right now it's $3 for a six, $6 for a 12 of Pete's for example. If you're looking for something and want to see if they have it in stock message me and I'll look the next time I'm in there...it'll be an excuse to go buy something haha...
09-16-2003 00:11:36 | More by Spacegrass
Wells Discount Liquors in Baltimore, MD
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