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4.11/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
I remember the joy and awe I experienced the first time I stumbled upon Beverage World years ago... my wife and I were visiting the contemporary art museum across the street, saw this place and decided to check it out.
Who would have though that nondescript liquor warehouse would be filled with craft goodies?
It is disorganized and sort of crazy in there, but who cares. I find it exciting, lots of nooks and crannies and corners to explore. There is at least one big aisle devoted to craft beer and some scattered shelves here and there.
Because the locals drink mostly Bud and Bud Light, some vintage gems linger on the shelf. I spotted Brooklyn Black Ops, Stone RIS 2010, Stone Vertical '09, Redhook 8-4-1 Expedition '10 and Sierra Hoptimum '11.
Their Belgian selection is also excellent, with lots of hard-to-find 4-packs of Maredsous, Grimbergen and others.
Quality is not so great- Beverage World is famous for dusty bottles. But shop with care and you'll be rewarded!
Service is good as far as the checkout process goes. Nice smiling guys, they will give freebies (a glass or two) if you spend enough. But I don't know that they could help you with specific beers if you ask.
Prices are outrageous. Three bombers cost me $28. Everything here appears to go for $1-$3 more than, say, Whole Foods in NYC. Go figure...
Still, I love Beverage World and will always come back when I'm in or around Peekskill.
05-18-2011 21:40:06 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.65/5 rDev -13.5%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
If you heading west, this is one of the first businesses that you come across in Peekskill. They have ample parking, which is always a good thing. From the outside, it looks fairly typical of some other well aged package stores. Once inside, you will find Troegs, Unibroue, Sam Adams, DFH, Left Hand, Ithaca and others in addition to the majors. As someone else said, it is dusty, even some of the newer beer. Aside from that, the staff is very friendly and I was glad to pick up a few things here when passing through.
02-09-2011 02:54:01 | More by mltobin
4.65/5 rDev +10.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I stopped in at Beverage World for the first time about ten days ago to look for the newest Red hook offerings. They had the latest seasonal as well as the 8-4-1 which no one else in NY has. Selection of other american craft brews was quite good and prices were reasonable.
Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I asked to buy an opener and they threw in two and a beer glass for free.
Location was out of the way, but the selection and service makes it worth leaving the beaten path to visit!
07-13-2010 03:19:57 | More by ntorch
3.65/5 rDev -13.5%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Located on the seemingly main drag in this very depressed Hudson Valley town.
From the exterior it looked like a building in need of a facelift. The interior was cramped to the point where one should be cautious to not come into contact with the literal walls of cases so as to avoid be crushed by the inevitable beer avalanche (in a bad way unfortunately).
The selection was pretty broad, with the usual suspects and the west coast beers that are now a staple of nearly every half decent place in the state. The shelves, although cluttered, were at least organized by brewer, which made things a bit easier.
I went in looking for the Dundee Craft Pack, featuring the new stout and kolsch, and I might as well have been talking Chinese. They were not aware of this new pack, and were unfortunately still pushing the old format.
Prices seemed in line for the general geographic area, but certainly not geared toward the immediate neighborhood.
07-12-2010 16:37:34 | More by plaid75
3.85/5 rDev -8.8%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped by after grabbing a number for Capt'n Lawrence Cuvee de Castleton release.
It is a store that isn't pretty - but I don't care about that too much if there is good beer to be had. They had a good selection of American craft. Nothing too crazy, DFH, Stone, Brooklyn were well represented along with Bear Republic, Anderson Valley ans many smaller breweries. Smallish Belgian section as well as German and British. I did find a couple of German brews that I had never tried and one Belgian as well so I picked up a few things.
Some of the bottles were pretty dusty so shop with care.
A nice fellow asked me if I needed help so I asked him a few questions but he didn't drink beer so could only convey what he had heard from other customers.
07-20-2009 04:22:39 | More by ThirstyBird
4.5/5 rDev +6.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
my first visit to this place today was very pleasant indeed - looks like a typical beverage distributor when you pull up to the place - walk in the door and there's some premium craft beer within arm's reach - the center aisle has a great selection of craft, in quantity -
i picked up a 6 of oaked arrogant bastard, a 4pk of old rasputin, some green flash west coast ipa - a brooklyn local2 - some sa imperial bock, dfh palo santo maron - dfh wwstout -green flash stout - 2 bombers of avery maharaja - a southern tier gemini - and a great divide hercules dipa - - they threw in a brooklyn tulip glass, a dfh snifter, and one of those sam adams glasses - cool! - they let me use the 'employees only' bathroom - i'm excited to find this place (thru beerfly here) so close to home!
03-06-2009 00:57:13 | More by JoeBloe
5/5 rDev +18.5%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I consider myself somewhat of a regular here. The three guys that own the place are extremely nice. There are also a few younger guys who know exactly where everything is and will help you find whatever you are looking for as well as help you carry it to your car.
The selection is great. They have every mainstream brew you can think of as well as an incredible micro section. Their prices are extremely reasonable and they are no strangers to the occasional freebie (I've racked up 2 Weizen glasses, a limited edition bottle opener and a set of six Stella Artois glasses). If you cannot find what they have they will gladly order a case for you and have it within a few days.
Lastly this place does have some importance for the homebrewer. I am new to homebrewing and went into Beverage World to ask Al, one of the owners if he was selling any of the empty bottles that they collect (they have a TON). He said of course he would sell me a case for a few bucks but they don't separate the twist-off's from the non-twist-off's, so that was up to me. They do however separate the swingtop bottles from the rest and sell those for a bit more.
All in all, these guys know their stuff and are extremely nice. Beverage world is the place to go.
12-02-2008 01:10:27 | More by mattXdezzi
4.85/5 rDev +14.9%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Not the prettiest place but a good selection of Micros. Dogfishhead Captain Lawrence, Allagash, Southampton, Southern Tier, Omme ect.
The best selection in Northern Westchester I have seen yet.
Good service, they kept asking me if I needed help. At one point, as I was checking each Micro bomber on the shelf, a young kid comes up to me and said, "If your looking for wine we don't stock any." I replied, "no I drink beer."
I guess I look like a wine guy!
Then I started chatting with Al, one of the owners, who is one of the nicest guys and very helpful. He gave me a free glass.
I was hoping to find Blue Point Growlers which others had wrote about in previous reviews but sadly they do not stock them anymore. I guess with a 30 day expiration date they would not sell before they expired.
The prices are great. Cheapest I have seen in the area. That combined with the great selection and great service makes this a place I will continue to visit.
10-19-2008 02:06:40 | More by LennyV
4.35/5 rDev +3.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I've been living near this place for about 5 years, but did not discover it until two years ago. In that time the quality of their stock continues to grow. The service is excellent. If they don't carry it, they'll order it and not mark it up as some kind of premium product. I often find something new and untried on their shelves.More then enough micro brews and craft beers to keep me from wanting. I recommend this place to all beer drinkers, from the bud man to the more discernible brew head.
03-04-2007 20:02:39 | More by sscf
Beverage World in Peekskill, NY
93 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.