Red White And Brew
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4.65/5 rDev +9.4%
A small little wine & beer shop located on High Street in Mt. Holly. I'll occasionally stop in this place after having dinner and good beers at High Street Grille as it is a short 1/2 block away.
The store is very small but has a great selection of quality micros of NJ and PA, latest NJ distribution additions such as Great Divide and Green Flash, and a larger selection of Belgian beers. Most bottles are warm, but there is a cooler with a smaller selection of beers. Prices are reasonable based on location and size of the store.
Service was friendly and knowledgable on both wines and beer. Since this is a higher-end wine and beer store, knowledge of the product is part of the customer experience unlike the mega-stores like Canals.
If you get to Mt. Holly, definitely hit this place up to find some good quality beers.
12-28-2006 12:58:58 | More by Gavage
4.35/5 rDev +2.4%
Nestled quietly in the center of town in Mount Holly, this store appears to have a good selection of wines...which of course I walked right past in order to get to the beer located in the back!
Very clean setup with shelves of Belgians on the left and shelves of American micros (mixed with a few imports) on the right. A few refridgerators contain mostly American macros and are well-organized. Prices were reasonable for some beers, and a bit steep for others. I purchased a mixed 4-pack from Heavyweight Brewing for $7.99 and was debating on getting a mixed 8-pack of Unibroue, but it was a bit pricey at $17.99. Also wanted that 4-pack of DFH Burton Baton, but that was expensive as well at $13.99.
The woman working the register was extremely helpful. When she saw me taking my time browsing the beer section (as usual, haha) she came over and started chatting me up about all the beers. She was very helpful with assisting me in finding beers I might be interested in.
Clean store, great service, limited but thoughtful selection...check it out for sure if you're in the area.
03-15-2006 22:15:55 | More by Jacobob10
4.35/5 rDev +2.4%
Tight but very good selection. You'll see beers from Jersey you don't readily see in the Southern part of the state. This place is esp. known for being able to get Ramsteing, though I didn't notice any Ramstein while I was there. OTOP Heavyweight Saisons were around. Climax jugs. Pangea was there and some good imports, like Panil Barrique.
The guy working there was very good and helped someone pick out a wine for dinner. He helped me find the beer I wanted. He was also very quick to ask if I needed any help.
This place is well-run and makes good use of a limited amount of space.
The hours are 11-7 Monday through Saturday. Is this due to a town ordinance? Not the most convenient hours, but still a very good place to hit.
08-15-2005 11:51:57 | More by GeoffFromSJ
4.2/5 rDev -1.2%
This cute, boutique wine shop has what I'd consider an average selection of wines at OK prices, but unless you need some personal attention from someone who knows the inventory you're better off hitting the Joe Canal's down the road on 38.
The beer selection is OK as well, and they do have some hard to find items, but again, you're paying a little bit more. There's 12 feet of tall shelving, and 3 double door coolers with some interesting stuff from Sea Dog, DFH, Heavyweight, Climax/Hoffmann, Atlantic Brewing, and Rogue.
If you're in the area it's worth a stop to see if they've got something odd (like a OneTimeOnePlace beer from Heavyweight, a six-pack of Ramstein Winter Wheat, or a specialty release growler from Climax), but other than that you might better off looking elsewhere.
05-30-2005 13:23:02 | More by NeroFiddled
4.35/5 rDev +2.4%
Nestled quietly in the historic downtown district of Mt. Holly, you'd miss this place if you weren't looking specifically for it. But once you've found it, you've found a gem.
Its first identity is as a bit of an upscale, selective wine shop, but its beer persona is a very close second. What they carry is damned good, and they have something for pretty muich everybody, as long as you want what they carry.
The strength and keystone of this store is the staff. Friendly, knowledgeable, and quietly perceptive, the people working here are salt of the earth, and understand well that service is key in keeping the small business afloat. They say hi, coming in, ask once if you need help, heed your wishes, and fall all over themselves assisting if you so desire. All that's missing is a red carpet leading up to the door.
if there's one downside, it's the variety of the selection. Don't get me wrong: if you compare it to the average mom-and-pop liquor store, this place would blow the other away. But with limited shelf space dedicated to beer, relative to the wine, and only 2 coolers for beer, there's only so much they can keep in stock. That said, in spite of the limitations, you can just about always find Allagash, Unibroue, and various Belgians in stock. Locals are well-represented with Flying Fish, Heavyweight, Climax, Stoudt's, Weyerbacher, and others on the shelves. And having Ramstein, this far south, is in itself nothing short of a true wonder. But god, to fantasize how much more they could carry if they cut back just a bit on the wine!
The prices are in line, average in most cases, and while you won't likely find any true bargains, you won't feel cheated either, after checking out. And they have occasional events such as Meet the Brewers festivities, and they are communally connected with a couple pubs across the street which have the odd beer dinners, so its a good place to get word of those, too.
Simply, once you've found Mt. Holly, if you can find High Street, you'll find this fine beer boutique. It may not be a destination from afar, but if you find yourself in the area, you'd be remiss in not stopping in, saying hi, and walking out with something well worth savoring later.
04-20-2005 17:57:30 | More by Foxman
4.15/5 rDev -2.4%
Let me start by saying I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! The selection is not vast, but it DOES change from each prior visit. Heck, I picked up some Lake Placid 46er last time around. They also have a great small specialty wine selection and seem to keep the place cool enough to keep the wine from going bad (unlike some bigger places) and they have some interesting Scotch Whisky as well...wait this is supposed to be about beer!! Anyway, The staff is great and very friendly. You can find Ramstein here from time to time as well. Just know, if you are coming here, High Street is not marked if you are coming in from the bottom of the hill.
04-13-2005 14:59:37 | More by gueuzegeek
4.05/5 rDev -4.7%
Visited this fine establishment yesterday - as noted by other reviewers, a small store, but there is much potential here. Many of the region's best can be found here - Ramstein, Victory, Heavyweight, Yards, Weyerbacher, Climax as well as Belgians like LaChouffe, Duvel, Delirium Tremens and other goodies. Having spoken with the salesperson (I'm tempted to say owner, but I did not inquire), he indicated that he was willing to get anything in so long as the stuff would move - (had asked about getting Delirium Noel, but he indicated that the Delirium Tremens wasn't moving so there was no reason to get the new stuff in).
As a side note, they also had a "Meet the Brewers" night where they featured regional brewers and their beers, so they are willing to put on beer-related "events".
All in all, a nice place that with support, could become a great place for beer shopping.
11-27-2004 13:41:47 | More by stingo
4.25/5 rDev 0%
This is a great little liquor store, but the operative word is little. It is a boutique wine and beer shop with only two beer coolers. The selling point is that there is not a bad beer in the cooler. I started with two Ramstein varieties, the first I've seen anywhere in the area, proceeded to the special edition Unibroue, grabbed a sixer of Rogue Dead Guy Ale, and also threw in a sixer of Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale. They had two shelves devoted to Belgians and one whole cooler with micros in it. One shelf was devoted to Victory, and I would have liked some Heavyweight but they were out. The owner is knowledgeable and helpful although not much help is needed considering the limited selection. It is a great little place with exceptional beer.
07-13-2004 22:43:29 | More by rdrummer
Red White And Brew in Mount Holly, NJ
93 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.