Warehouse Beverage

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Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.39
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4364 Mayfield Rd
Cleveland, Ohio, 44121-3608
United States
phone: (216) 382-2400

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Photo of BB1313
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

This place is how you do it! They always keep up on everything new. If you're looking for bombers, this is the place.. they have a way of grabbing beers I wouldn't find anywhere else around here. They also have an amazing selction of six packs. Nice imports and belgians are available as well. There's a cooler loaded w/ singles. Home brewing supplies, hops, barley, etc available. The owners are nice and very into beer. I guarantee you can find something you haven't seen around.

Every community deserves a store like this.

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Photo of robconoclast
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

After reading good things about this shop my wife and I made the trip yesterday and were pleasantly surprised. It is a small shop that has a lot to offer and a polite staff. We stocked up mainly on bombers...some were $1.00 cheaper than grocery stores and Lizardville,and a few were from breweries in Southern Ohio that it haven't seen at other shops in the Cleveland area. I'd definitely go here if I needed something for a bottle share.

If you are from out if town looking for Ohio beers I didn't see a lot from the popular Ohio breweries, but I was pleased with the selection from some newer breweries in southern Ohio. Will go back when I want to stock up again for the cellar and I recommend making the trip here for any Clevelander.

Photo of CLEmark
4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Great selection of beers. One of the best selections in the area. They carry most things that are distributed in the area. Lots of bombers.

They have few single bottles (1 rack in the back of the store) so if your looking to mix and match a sampler, look else where. Also, they charge a slight markup for single bottles.

The staff is pretty knowledgeable and friendly.

the only bad thing about this place is that it seems to be the go-to beer stop for a lot of people. That makes some rare beers very hard to come by and they usually limit you to 1-2 bottles a person. They don't do wait lists and don't hold for regulars, that makes it pretty straight forward.

Photo of SpartyJoe
3.79/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

A huge selection. They have tons of local stuff as well as beers from around the world. They also have a very helpful FB page. They post updates and pictures of their latest shipments. I have stopped in three times and had mixed results with the staff. On my first visit, the staff was very helpful and happy to chat beer with me. On the third visit, the guy seemed a bit annoyed and made a couple of perfunctory recommendations for me. Pretty disappointing. But overall, one of the best stores in Cleveland.

Photo of BazingaTimis
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Warehouse Beverage is my go-to as I live in the area. Their stock is very respectable, and they cater to nearly every taste along both beer and wine spectrums. They also have a solid availability of beer-, wine-, and cheese-making (I think so, if I remember correctly) equipment. The owner(s) are committed to fairness by allowing as many people as possible access to their rare selections--e.g., Stone Enjoy By is limited to one per person, as well as other limitations. Overall, highly recommended.

Addendum: if you're concerned about the establishment carding you (I'll refrain from referencing anyone else's post, which may or may not be below mine), or that the owners/operators abstain from coddling you as soon as you enter the door, take that as confirmation that they (1) abide by the law (even for the high-rollers dropping a phat Benji for a Christmas party (living big!)) and (2) prefer not to pounce every patron who enters the door, prefering instead to allow the customers to take their time and leisurely peruse the selection available. After all, certainly a customer in need has the capacity to ask rudimentary questions. To concede: yes, Warehouse Beverage does not have door greeters, thankfully (they're not Wal-Mart). Your questions, I promise, will be met with an extensive wealth of knowledge and ample assistance.

Photo of atomic3366
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My brother in law suggested Warehouse Beverage when I was trying to find Stone's limited release, Lukcy Basartd. I have been making nearly a weekly stop on my lunch brakes ever since.

The store has a wide variety of beers and wines, and odds are, if it is distributed in Ohio, you'll find it here. They also have a good selection for the home brewer, be it pre-packaged kits or individual ingredients. If they do not have the home brew necessities you’re looking for, they are quick to offer special order items (I’ve had a few yeast strains requested and received them quickly).

To get the most out of this store, like/follow them on Facebook (Warehouse Beverage, Inc.) or Twitter WarehouseBevInc. They have mastered the art of free advertising, and regularly update their followers with weekly shipments, usually riddled with hard to get seasonals, or limited edition releases.

Price wise, I have a similar shop closer to home; however, Warehouse Beverage typically comes in a bit cheaper depending on the selection, and seem to have a much friendlier staff. If you’re in the area, this is the place to buy.

Photo of ClevelandKidO
3.55/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Since I was a kid, I have driven by this place on Mayfield Rd. a million times. Its funny, its really easy to totally miss it as its hidden going west by an enormous church/pre-school. When I finally turned 21 I looked online for places that could offer me a fine selection of beer. And long and behold after years of seeing the sign, thinking perhaps it was another awkward, abandoned, bar hole on mayfield, it turned out to be a mini warehouse of a great selection of beer. They have my favorite Before and After, which most places don't sell. Unfortunatley they have only one fridge of cold singles to choose from, which I think no longer exits, and not is only a shelf of singles. But the selection is still nice, and its close drive from home, which is better then say having to go over the west side or through the projects to get to a place which hold a nice selection.
The place is owned by three brothers, you can't miss them, theryre all 6'6 or 6'7. However, one of the brothers you most certainly want to avoid. He seems pissed all the time, always, no matter what, then the brother who's usually there is more moderate in his temperament, meaning he won't greet you, ask you if you need help, but will entertain a question. And finally one of the brothers is quite sweet, always seems to smile, and always quick to answer anything your wondering about. Overall, the place is tiny, but pacts a heavy punch with a nice selection. If your from mayfield, beachwood, lyndhyrst, solan, pepper pike, shaker, its the place for you. ENJOY.

Photo of JakeFrancis5150
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Quickly becoming my primary beer store. Excellent selection of all manner of beers, from BMC to rare/limited release 22's. There isn't much that you cannot find here. They post almost daily on Facebook their new beers, especially limited release stuff. FYI - if it's limited, you'll have to ask specifically for what you want because they keep it behind the register to prevent hoarding. Most of their seasonal stuff is on the floor as you walk in, and 22's are on the back wall (100+). If you are looking for cold beer, you probably wont find it, as there aren't many coolers, and this space is pretty much limited to BMC or high turnover beers (Great Lakes/Sierra Nevada). 3 aisles of beer, all well organized. They also have lots of wine and a selection of home brewing gear. Staff is friendly and helpful, and if you can't find what you want, they will probably do what they can to help you get it. Easily the best shop on Cleveland's east side.

Photo of TheHoppiest
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Warehouse Beverage has been around selling quality beer long before there ever was such a thing as "craft beer". Back then, it was mostly English, German and other European brews, with a smattering of good American stuff like Anchor, Sierra Nevada, and Sam Adams. Over half of their store was wine, and the owners definitely knew their wine.

Today, their craft and import beer selection keeps crowding out their wine selection. While not all of the brothers who run the place are very knowledgable about beer, one is, and he's been getting in some fabulous stuff.

Stock does not rotate as fast as it should, particularly for some of the American craft beer, so make sure to chekc freshness dates or out-of-place sediment.

They've also taken to putting out great updates on FB, and will (I think rightly so) keep harder to get stuff behind the counter and limit its sale to one or two per person. For example, they sold Founder's Devil Dancer by the bottle, limit two per person. This avoids hoarding, allows others in the Cleveland craft beer community to buy and enjoy good rare beer, and helps avoid that awful let down of driving 30 minutes to get there to find out they're already out of stock.

Prices are decent, though not outstanding. In fact, my local grocery store (Heinen's) has such a great selection, that I use Warehouse Beverage as my go-to place for things I can't find elsewhere; things I'm willing to spend an extra buck or two to get and try.

If you're on the east side of Cleveland, you really can't fund a better selection at a decent price than you will at Warehouse Beverage. Definitely give them a try if you haven't already.

Photo of shortbus7
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I just moved into the area about a week ago and I have already been there 3 times. They have a very large selection of some pretty good breweries from around the world. I especially like the selection of Belgium beers. However, I am disappointed in the fact that I can not find many sours at this shop, which happen to be one of my favorites. I was also surprised to see 4 different 22oz bottles from The Bruery when I walked in the first time.
I just moved here from Colorado so I am having a hard time finding some of my favorites like Russian River. However I am excited to try some new breweries from the east coast.
Overall, this place will be frequented often by me and am excited to have this only about a mile from my house.

Photo of superspak
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I was finally able to drive up here as I was in the Cleveland area last weekend. Outstanding selection of bombers/750s, and 4/6 packs here. Not too great of a singles selection, but the import selection and bombers make up for it. They also have a great glassware selection as well(Finally got myself a Duvel Tulip!!!)

Lots of breweries available here. Alesmith, most of the Jolly Pumpkin offerings, Pretty much every Ommegang available, Buckeye(including the new Zatek 2011-A), Great Lakes, Hoppin Frog, Brewdog, Lindemans, Nogne O, Cantillon, Founders, Bells, Arcadia, New Holland, Liefmans, JW Lees Harvest(They had a great vintage selection here, locked up though, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 from what I remember) Also had the Traquair 2020 in there as well. The owners were very knowledgeable of the selection and could help me with any questions I had, even though I didn't have many.

Also had a nice but not outstanding selection of homebrew supplies. Overall I love this place for the import and bomber selection! Would definitely stop by again when I am in Cleveland again.

Photo of Sanford
4.74/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great selection and fantastic service. Chatted with the gentleman at the counter about our experiences with craft beer, I am co-owner of a restaurant/beer bar in Missouri, and when I paid he helped me out to my car with my purchases...my wife hates it when I need a dolly to get the beer to the car. I didn't make it to any other bottle shops, so I don't know how the selection differs from others, but it seemed to be quite broad. I passed right by the imports, but there seemed to be quite a variety of Belgian, and German beers present. Just to the right of the register is a dramatic wall of 750s and 22s, and there was also a large selection of single 12 ouncers for mix-n-match six packs.

Photo of coronajm
2.3/5  rDev -47.6%

The selection in this place is above average. Lots of six packs, bunch of bombers and 750s. That being said, there single selection is extremely limited and marked up to hell. Onto the service...

I've been to this place three times total. Two of these occasions have been on Christmas Eve (09 and 10). When I entered the establishment all three of the brothers were standing behind the counter... there is only one register. I was not greeted when I walked in, not asked if I needed assistance, and when I finally took it upon myself to ask someone, I was told I could not split a 4-pack of Burton Baton to add 2 of them to my already hundred dollar basket of beer... thanks. When I got to the register I tried to strike up some small talk with tall-mustache-and-hat-guy A, however his mannerisms made it pretty clear that he was not interested. Meanwhile tall-mustache-and-hat-guys B and C continued to stand unoccupied behind the counter while a large Xmas crowd roamed the store.

I was purchasing by far the most beer of anyone in there at a time and was treated as if I were buying a twelve pack of Natty bottles. I will say, I did not appreciate being carded. I know it's the law, but what underage kid is gonna spend 45 minutes on $100 and try to check out with no ID. Im 6'2, 200lbs with a beard btw...

I can't help but feel as if only the regulars get treated with any respect in this place. Or maybe they don't respect younger crowds. I don't know. I will add that I went to Costco on the way back home and spoke with a coworker who shared the exact same opinion.

Bad service, that's all. I don't take it personally, I just know too many other places that are appreciative of my business. Go buy your beer at Save-on. You'll enjoy it, I swear.

Photo of Tifore
4.8/5  rDev +9.3%

This is my go to bottle shop. I'm there pretty much weekly and I guess can call myself a picker and a regular.

The staff here is really friendly. Its owned by three brothers whos names are Paul, Al, and Mike (I think!). Paul is the beer guy and he's stellar and getting stuff in if I ask him and finding out whats coming in soon and how much they'll be getting. I really like the feel of this shop because of the history of the place and the small family status. I always pick the underdog and the non-chain stores.

The selection is amazing. They've basically run out of room on the beer side of the store to stock anything else. The shelves are jam packed with imports, domestics, and microbrews of every kind that you can get in Ohio. They have a wall full of 22's and 750's and behind that they have racks and racks of 6 and 4 packs. They have a little locked case that they store some of the harder to get stuff as well as keep it behind the counter if its CRAZY ULTRA limited. They have a few fridges lined along the back wall that they keep stocked with mixed 12's from breweries and also individual 12 ouncers that they split six packs from. Another spot that I sometime find stuff hidden in the store.
If theres one con here its that they seem to mark up the price of every beer a dollar or two over the state minimum which I never have any problem with but its definitely not the cheapest store around.
Overall this place is excellent and will have almost anything you need. They are one of the most picked through stores though so stuff flys off the shelf very very fast and with the addition of there new Facebook page and posting when they get stuff in it seems as though stuff is gone even faster.

Photo of ERocketScientist
5/5  rDev +13.9%

I hit up this place every other week or so.

The owners are super friendly and will do what they can to help you find the beer you've been craving. They have on several occassions got on the phone with their distributer just to find out if a specific beer I'm looking for will be getting to them soon. They really do try to do all they can for you.

Now I primarily just go through the American craft section but they seem to have a large selection of wine on one side of the store, and assorted imports. There's also stuff for the home brewers too.

Their craft selection is amazing. Constantly rotated so there's always something new to pick up every time you go in.

Overall a fantastic place. Local, family owned and everything. Should definitely check this place out and support the good tastes.

Photo of mgbickel
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

My final stop during my Cleveland beer trip. Located a few miles east of the city proper, The service and quality make this place worth the short drive.

You enter in the middle of the building and the store expands to the left and right. The left seems to be where the wine lives and the beer takes up most of the right hand side. The first thing I noticed that that everything is orderly and clean! Big bonus right there! They have a ton of sixers and bombers to choose from. Everything is represented well...locals, domestic craft and imports.

The service was great. I ended up talking to the guy behind the counter for quite a while...super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

I can see this place being a must stop for the local BAs. The only thing holding the score down is the lack of mix and match singles.

Photo of pbsmooth
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%

This was the first stop on my Cleveland beer trip and it did not dissapoint. They had plenty of Hopslam which was one of my main reasons for the trip. Overall the selection was pretty impressive, they had the whole line up for both Bells and Founders. I was also able get some Alesmith offerings.

The American Craft selection was much better than the euro options, which is fine with me. Service was excellent and they even broke up a few six packs for us.

Overall a great store and will definetly be back next time in Cleveland.

Photo of TheViolator666
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%

This has become easily one of my favorite stores to go to when looking for new releases or just any great craft beer in general.

The beers are organized nicely; a couple of shelves for foreign products (Sam Smith, Unibroue, Lindemans, etc), the local favorites in the coolers (Great Lakes, Thirsty Dog), and even a locked "limited release/rare" case that include vintages of Thomas Hardy, JW Lees, BrewDog special releases as well as Stone special collaboration brews.

Warehouse Beverage also carries alot of useful homebrewing equipment and ingredients. Carboys, specialty grains, various hops as well as sanitizers, caps and bottling machines. There is fridge containing various wet/dry yeasts behind the counter as well.

The staff is pretty knowledgeable and helpful and will sometimes (but not all the time) even split six packs into singles.
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Breweries Available off the top of my head:
Rogue
Jolly Pumpkin
The Bruery
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Bells
North Coast Brewing Co.
Ithaca
New Holland
Hoppin' Frog
Weyerbacher
Kasteel
Dogfish Head
Alesmith
Southern Tier
Founders
Unibroue
Ayinger
Stone
Clipper City
Flying Dog

Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

This place is great, I'm glad I headed over there while I was in Cleveland. I managed to find some Pumking, which I've been looking for for a while. The manager that was there was very nice and helpful. They have a decent selections of Belgian and German brews, and a good selection of AleSmith, Southern Tier, and Weyerbacher (all difficult to get in Indiana). Good place, nice people, worth visiting--about ten to fifteen minutes east of Case Western Reserve. Also have brewing supplies if that's what you're looking for.

Photo of UDbeernut
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Located in South Euclid, Oh, it is just about 10 minutes frm most of the really populatedeast side cleveland suburbs. The store is split into two sections, wine and beer. I did not venture into the wine section but looked well layed out and expansive.

The beer section was cut into 3 aisles. One for Belgians, one for Germans, and one for american beers. Also had a refidgerator filled with bombers and six packs. If you can think of it, this place probably carries it. Very excellent selection

Also have a wall dedicated towards homebrewing supplies. Well layed out and carried almost everything you could want to homebrew.

The store was clean and well organized. I did see some dust of some of the bottles, but almost everything looked like it was not in stock too long.

The store waas busy when we went, but the clerk seemed friendly enough. I now know where I am making my beer runs in Cleveland from now on.

Photo of JNewbs
5/5  rDev +13.9%

I absolutely love this place. I find myself there on my lunch break as often as not, just walking around looking at all the beers and brewing gear that they stock.

I've met Al and Paul, two of the owners. They are not only incredibly knowledgeable, but also very helpful and approachable.

For those of you seeking for rare beers, especially stouts and stuff that mainly comes in bombers - DON'T JUST LOOK ON THE SHELVES! The best finds I have made at this place were in cardboard boxes at knee level.

This is my go-to place for anything beer related - whether it's beer or brewing gear. Definitely check it out.

John

Photo of shrxxm216
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%

I recently visited Warehouse Beverage for the first time and unfortunately, it was right after I purchased a large amount of beer somewhere else.
The selection here is out of this world. They have everything. I wasn't even aware that some of these breweries made as many beers as they carried.
The man working while I was there was very nice, and was happy to answer any questions I had.
Beer is sold at basically state minimum, and they also sell glassware and home brewers supplies.
Will be a returning customer.

Photo of ClevoPiwo
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%

warehouse beverage lies on mayfield road, not far from the giant eagle. as many have said before, the size and outward appearance are deceiving, as this store has a great selection for its size.

about half of the stores inventory consists of beer, ranging from the widely available to the more obscure microbrews and even a great selection home brewing supplies. they have a great selection of bombers, from your rogues, southern tiers and unibroues to some intrastate breweries that you might not find in other stores, like buckeye and rocky river.

the service is good. one of the best things about warehouse beverage is that the guys that run it don't mind splitting up a 6-pack if you are only interested in trying a single beer. in addition, upon expressing doubts about a certain 6-pack i was purchasing, i was told that if i was not satisfied i could bring back the remaining 5 beers and swap them out if i wished to do so. whether this progressive guarantee is a standing policy or only a favor offered to regulars, i am uncertain.

in short, warehouse beverage definitely boasts one of the best selections in the area and their willingness to split up 6-packs and sell singles of just about anything is conducive to trying new things and expanding your tastes and knowledge. definitely worth a visit.

Photo of adamette
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Visited this place for the first time 90 minutes ago. What a great little place! It is deceivingly big. As I parked it had the size of a long single car garage. Don't be fooled though, this place is packed about 2/3 of beer and beer making supplies. The other 1/3 is wine.

Quality. I think that it is great. All beer appears fresh whether in the cooler or out on the shelf. It is a little crowded but there is not a lot of room for all of the goodness that they feature!

Service. I did not require much service but the one or two easy questions that I asked were handled quickly and with a smile. Gentleman there was wearing a Samuel Adams polo shirt and he and his partner (another gentleman) were positive and helpful to others. I am considering doing some home brewing and this is the place that I will return to for help getting started.

Selection. This is the best part. They had 6 different Leinenkugels sixers, at least 8 different Southern Tier 250ml bottles, 10 or so Rogue 250 ml bottles, Tranquir Jacobite and Ale, Thomas Hardy, lots and lots of Belgians (a holiday Belgian gift set, a Petrus Christmas Ale with free very nice glass, Chritmas Gulden Draak, Piraat, La Chouffe just to name a few) but they probably have more domestic microbrews than any other category. They probably have 200 different micros either in the fridge or on the shelves. Really great selection for a small place like that. I bought a buch of Unibroque (16, 17, the cherry brew), the Christmas Gulden Draak and the Petrus gift pack.

Value: just fine. My stuff was like $45.

Notes: It would be great if a place like this was in every community, like where all of the McDonald's are.

Photo of PBRstreetgang
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%

This little shop sits right on Mayfield Rd; the parking lot is small but ample, and the large sign makes it easily descernable from other stores.

The square footage is on the lower end, but this place is packed with treasures. All the local fav's including Hoppin' Frog, Buckeye Brewing and Great Lakes. Hard to find seasonals and rare imports are readily available and at very decent prices. There are not as many singles as other stores the same size or larger, but the ones they have are more varied and priced more reasonable than most places.

Like other package stores in the area, they also sell homebrew equiptment. But unlike your average liquor store selling Mr.Beer and Coopers kits- this place offers a wide variety of hops and grains, along with vials of White Labs and more exotic brewing tools than you would find anywhere but a hobby shop.

The gentleman at the counter immediatly asked me if I wanted any help making a selection; and was able to suggest several options when I asked him for a good Saison besides Dupont. We spoke briefly about the price of hops these days- and he seemed like a nice guy who had a good general knowledge of beer.

I would recommend this place to anyone in greater Cleveland amongst many other good beer stores for the prices and customer service; also they close at 10 pm which is a bit later than most places.

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Warehouse Beverage in Cleveland, OH
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