Eagle Provisions Company
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Reviews by jbuddle:
3/5 rDev -28.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Was in the neighborhood so thought I would check this place out for the first time. They have a very nice selection with a slightly odd layout, but it was not really a problem. Service was non-existent, but that's also fine in my book. The major let down was the price. I was shocked, and I shop in some very pricy places (Spuyten D grocery, B Lane, etc). I've never seen prices this high. Everything I picked up and considered buying I immediately put back and laughed, with maybe one or two exceptions. $17 for a 6pack of Flower Power. $31 for Black Ops. $17 for Oaked Yeti. $27?ish for Allagash Interlude. All the new Midnight Sun beers were 3-5$ more than anywhere else in the city. DFH 4 packs were about $17 or 18 (Burton, etc). The only beer I bought was Sixpoint Resin at 10.39, which is still higher than most other places. The had tons of Firestone XV on the shelves at $25ish and I left it there.
I absolutely loved the selection but couldnt handle the prices. I'll go back to my more "reasonably priced" Williamsburg bottle shops (haha).
02-16-2012 18:52:20 | More by jbuddle
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4.07/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Vibe: This is a large convenience store that seems to devote about half of its area (nearly an entire room) to beer. It's located three blocks away from the Prospect Avenue subway station on the R train and isn't that difficult to get to from Manhattan. The store is both clean and well-lit.
Quality: All of the beers I saw were stored warm but nearly all were kept out of direct sunlight.
Service: I saw a bunch of employees walking around and they didn't offer any service, but a person who I presume was the owner did stop by to see if I had any questions.
Selection: This store has an incredible selection of beers and is comparable to the amount of beers available at Whole Foods Bowery and New Beer Distributors and carries a number of beers that those stores don't have. All of the beers are organized on the shelves by country or state. There is a good representation of beers from both Europe (including Eastern Europe) and the United States. Price tags are clearly marked on all of the bottles. They did have some six-packs of bottled and canned beers.
Value: Some beers carried a hefty price tag, but these were mainly limited to limited releases or high-quality beers and for the most part seemed justifiable. The majority of beers seemed to be reasonably-priced. I found a bunch of beers that had red "value" stickers on them and they were only 99¢.
09-27-2013 12:58:48 | More by metter98
4.25/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
A few blocks down the road from me, this ostensible grocery probably has the most comprehensive selection in the city. All the owner's investment is in inventory, so don't expect to get help from employees. Nor should you expect a nice atmosphere. Still, the people aren't overtly rude and the building is clean enough, so I'm not getting too huffy.
People seem to be most perturbed by the prices, which are definitely inflated. Still I wouldn't say this is out-and-out gouging. Eagle is where you go to catch a limited release that you missed at the other bottle shops. I recently got two Parabolas for $40 nearly a month after the NY release. I can always count on it to have Lunch and a comprehensive Evil Twin selection when other places are out. And unlike many on the site, I'm not too bothered paying a couple extra dollars for an item I cannot find elsewhere.
Still, I never go to Eagle Provisions unless there's a brew I cannot find elsewhere. Check it out, but get ready to dent your wallet.
06-21-2013 21:35:50 | More by TheCuriograph
3.88/5 rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Most of the time when I walk into the "Eagle" I'm always impressed by the large stock of different beers they carry. Yes, it might not be in central Park Slope, but it is definitly worth the trip to the south slope to see what they carry. The Seasonal are usually kept in the front and if you go to the right you find all the rest listed by country and state. They have the latest Samuel Adams special beers like the new Infinium. They also carry a lot of Belgium brews. Prices are competitive with other distributors in Brooklyn.
12-17-2011 21:07:22 | More by bkporter
3.94/5 rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
My local beer store. Moved into the neighborhood a few months ago and happened to stumble in here right after signing the lease.
Had no idea what I was walking into. First time I walk in, I see the new release beer case immediately. As I walk further into the store and turn to the right, I see a whole room full of beer. According to the worker there, they have over 1.5k types of beers. Tends to have a very robust international selection as well as an impressive selection of craft beers.
As other reviewers have said, the beer tends to not move that quickly for seasonal or small beers, so be careful. There are definitely some beers on low shelves that are dusty.
Staff is nice, but not knowledgeable. Mistakenly got a release of beer that I was under the impression was for club members only, and they had no idea what they had with no bottle limit. High profile releases will occasionally make it here, but not always.
Overall, great selection, good prices and location makes this the best beer shop for me.
09-29-2011 15:10:40 | More by stringman520
3.65/5 rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Eagle has a great selection of beer. They have a much more diverse selection of beer than Bierkraft. There is no pressure walking around Eagle for twenty or thirty minutes just looking through all the choices on the shelves.
One should be careful about buying seasonal or small beers because certain beers do not move quiet as fast as others do. That being said there is usually a very good selection of new beers arriving weekly.
For the most part one will not receive much in terms of beer knowledge from the staff but, they are more than willing to help you find any beer you may be looking for, or order one that they do not have. There prices are far better than other Brooklyn bottle stores in certain cases between five and ten dollars cheaper on one bottle.
Some of the the more rare releases do not make it to eagle but other wise if one is in the neighborhood it is worth a look.
05-06-2011 17:24:29 | More by fastpass17
Eagle Provisions Company in Brooklyn, NY
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