Eagle Provisions Company
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Reviews by stringman520:
3.94/5 rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
My local beer store. Moved into the neighborhood a few months ago and happened to stumble in here right after signing the lease.
Had no idea what I was walking into. First time I walk in, I see the new release beer case immediately. As I walk further into the store and turn to the right, I see a whole room full of beer. According to the worker there, they have over 1.5k types of beers. Tends to have a very robust international selection as well as an impressive selection of craft beers.
As other reviewers have said, the beer tends to not move that quickly for seasonal or small beers, so be careful. There are definitely some beers on low shelves that are dusty.
Staff is nice, but not knowledgeable. Mistakenly got a release of beer that I was under the impression was for club members only, and they had no idea what they had with no bottle limit. High profile releases will occasionally make it here, but not always.
Overall, great selection, good prices and location makes this the best beer shop for me.
09-29-2011 15:10:40 | More by stringman520
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4.19/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Great beer selection, even greater Polish/Eastern European food offerings.
By the sheer quantity, their beer selection probably cannot be beat -- I also love their categorization and the amazing attention to detail/organization within; it's an OCD beer lover's wet dream. They had everything from some of the rare/harder to find brews (snagged me a 4pk of Bourbon County here 5 whole months after distribution season) to year-round/seasonals. One thing I did notice was that everything was marked up around 125% here (I bought a bottle here for 21 dollars only to find the same bottle at Whole Foods Bowery for 17 dollars) and that a majority of the beers here seem to be shelf-turds which can be either good news or bad news depending on what type of beer you're shopping for (for example, they stopped exporting Yebisu to the United States about 2 years ago, so all those bottles are probably skunked, as well as the many four-packs of Founders Double Trouble laying around; a good majority of the Brooklyn BlackOPS laying here, however, are from 2012, so assuming the temperature of the store remained constant for the past two years, they should taste superbly delicious right about now.)
I did see the super marked-up bottles of Westvleteren XII and VIII sitting on the impulse shelf by the counter, as well as the hundred-dollar marked up bottle of Sam Adams Utopias 2012; gave hard thought about paying $50 for a bottle of the VIII before reason and common sense kicked back in and I put it back down.
Overall this place is a beer hunter's paradise -- I'll have to try some of the kielbasa when I come back next time as well.
06-12-2014 02:59:15 | More by amano_h
3.84/5 rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
Eagle has a selection of beers (and ciders) above and beyond what anyone else in Brookyln has. It's why you have to come here. You will find things here that you won't find anywhere else, including the Half Time stores in Westchester. When I went they had everything from bottles of Cantillion to Tørst's Front Room and Back Room (which I thought was only available at the Tørst's bar).
What they also have is a very large selection of beers which are outdated. I found 3 different beers that were two years past their 'Drink-by' date. So make sure you keep an eye on what you are purchasing. Also, there probably isn't going to be anyone there to help guide you if you need to.
I tried to talk up John the owner while he was checking inventory and I barely got a hello out of him.
The store primarily serves as a market and has the layout of one.
With the negatives aside if you are in Brooklyn you have to go for the selection alone.
03-19-2014 15:55:31 | More by KornWallace
Eagle Provisions Company in Brooklyn, NY
93 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.