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Beverage Resort

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6 Ratings
Ratings: 6
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
[ Store ]

1641 Collins Rd NW
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30152-4309
United States
phone: (678) 581-3277
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(Place added by: aracauna)
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Reviews by aracauna:
Photo of aracauna
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%

Just so you know that 4 is in relation to other Atlanta-area stores. I'm sure you can find stores that will blow this one away in other cities, but this is good for Atlanta. This is an interesting store. The first thing you notice when you walk in is the art waterfalls. Water runs down curvy frosted plastic sheets into the lily pond in the middle of the store. The place definitely looks like their aiming for upper middle class or higher. It only opened on October 18, and I visited Oct. 23 so you could still smell the fresh paint. The selection was in the top rung for Atlanta beer stores although surpassed by Green's. This is along the lines of Sherlock's and Jax. My only qualm with the place is that they don't currently carry Dogwood Brewing Co. beers, but the reason they don't carry them, makes me like the store more. Apparently the guy who orders the beer had bad experiences with Dogwood during Dogwood's yeast troubles over a year ago and didn't think their quality control was good enough to sell. I told him that the problems were over and he said he'd ask the distributor to set up a tasting for him. If they keep taking beer-quality serious like this, this could be one of the better stores to visit.

aracauna, Oct 25, 2003
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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.8/5  rDev -21.8%

There was a time when I would recommend Beverage Resort. Sadly, that time has long since passed. Their beer selection has fallen on hard times in recent years, with little of the new breweries available in the GA market finding their way here, particularly since the selection is being increasingly overwhelmed by a growing presence of basic macro beers.

Their only advantage is that they're the last liquor store in the area to close. So, there's always that.

Ah, Beverage Resort, we hardly knew ye.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 14, 2009
Photo of mikesgroove
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%

Had the chance to stay down the street from here the last time I was in town. This was a pretty decent stop, although I have seen better. They seemed to have a good grasp on the imports with a more then decent selection of Belgians, French and German brands. A pretty decent selection of American Micros as well, although a bit lacking in the west coast brands( No Laguinitas or Stone), maybe they were just out. Overall though I would have to say the prices were pretty decent, at least comparable to the other stores in the area. I would make a stop in here again if I was literally driving right past it, but if you are driving to Atlanta strictly looking for selection, there are other places to go.

mikesgroove, Dec 04, 2007
Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%

Wow. I'm pretty impressed that this will soon be down the road from me when I move to Kennesaw.

The service here was great. Friendly and knowledgable although I really didn't test them much.

Considering the 6% cap is not officially blown yet, a great selection. Cantillon, Hanssens, Rogue, Dogwood, Sweetwater, Wittekerke, Hoegaarden, Fransikaner, Paulaner are among many represented. Can't wait to see what happens when the cap is officially gone. Everything I picked up was in good condition and I didn't find anything out of date. Sure I'm just a backwoods Mainer but this is a great selection as far as I am concerned and it will only get better.

***Post ABV cap Edit***

This place was initially my biggest disappointment after the lifting of the 6% ABV cap in GA. Pre-cap, a great selection considering the limits. After the cap, they were very slow to add the higher ABV stuff, way behind other stores in the area. When they did finally start to add the new beers, their prices tended to be high. They did (and still do) charge $8.99 for a 750ml bottle of Ommegang which is just ridiculous. They quickly fell off my list as my #1 beer store. 3+ months after the cap, however, they have begun to redeem themselves. They don't have the selection that other stores have but they do have interesting niches they have carved out for themselves. They have begun cutting out the Cantillon and Hanssens (they were the only place in the NW suburbs to stock them) but it is the only place in the area that carries the great Middle Ages brews, especially the Druid Fluid and the Tripel Crown. They carry DeKonninck, a beer of great sentimental value to me, Grottenbier, Pawel Kwak and (in a really ballsy move) Deus. Also stocked with Duvel, Ommegang products, Corsendonk etc. So while they are no longer my first option for one-stop shopping and they tend to be a bit pricey, they still get my business for the unusual selction and hidden gems they stock. My score remains unchanged, a fine beer store on balance.

8/2006

OK, they've rebounded! More focus on Belgians again. Lots of new stuff or stuff that is more difficult to find in the NW burbs (De Dolle, Deus, Achouffe). An expanded German selection, lots of regional and national micros. Shelves are more orderly, better stocked...someone has been paying attention! Seems this place has rededicated themselves to becoming a top notch beer store. Still a bit pricey on some products but much better selection these days.

ViveLaChouffe, Jul 29, 2005
Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%

The Beverage Resort is kinda a PITA to get to. It is facing Barrett Parkway and is really on Collins, but Collins is only accessible off Barrett when heading Southbound. To get there you must turn at the light in front of Publix and then cut through the parking lot, turn left up Collins and then right into the Beverage Resort. Like I said, a PITA!

The Beverage Resort had a very clean store and fairly nice layout although the upper and lower cooler section with the split concrete flooring was a bid odd. The coolers line one wall with more interesting selections to be found on a shelving unit in the lower portion and on round tables in that section as well. At first I though the rounders were a great idea, but after circling them all I'm not so sure.

The staff offered zero assistance and they had about 5 head up in the place. Perhaps it was a vendor meeting, but you'd think they'd be anxious to help the few folks in there. Maybe they were adjusting the indoor waterfall.

The prices were high, as has been mentioned, and the selection could have been better. I'd only go there again if on my route or if I lived in the area. For the most part there are easier and better selections in the area for less money.

GCBrewingCo, Jun 17, 2005
Photo of Ellbert
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

This is my first beer store that I have visited in Gerogia. The selection was pretty good. The prices were pretty overpriced from what I am used to in Ohio. As some other people mentioned Ommengang was at $9.00. I don't pay over $5.00 for that in Ohio. I was able to find some Rogue that I cannot find in Ohio. American Amber Ale, Brutal Bitter, Hazelnut Brown Nectar. They had the Imperial Pilsner ther but that was $13.00. Unfortunately they were out of Old Crusty.

A very neat lookin store with a lot of wine and liquor. The selection was ok but could be beefed up a bit.

Ellbert, Apr 01, 2005
Beverage Resort in Kennesaw, GA
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.