Red White And Brew
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
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
4.65/5 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
4/5 rDev -5.9%
This quaint little beer is located on High Street in Mount Holly that's just a few shops down from High Street Bar & Grill. There's a limited amount of street parking, but you can always find an empty car lot near by. It a very small clean well organized store that has a few aisles of wine, a shelf or two of liquor, 4 shelves of beer, and 2 refridgerators stock with a handful of wine bottles and six packs of beer. All of the beer is located in the back of the store. They have 2 shelves devoted to rare or uncommon 750ml and 22oz. American craft beer, while the other shelves are devoted to imports and Belgians. On occasion, they sometimes have beer displays surrounding the beer shelves and the 2 refridgerators.
Their service here is pretty good. I've been in here a few times and the service varied from time to time. One time I was in here and only got a hello, while another time this man approached me asked if I need any helped and he gladly pointed out to me their new beers they had just got in. This man I talked to seemed pretty knowledgeable about the beer they sell here.
Their beer selection is nothing like Canal's down the street, but for such a small store, it has an excellent selection of beer. Their American craft beer shelf consists of Allagash 750's, Victory, bombers of Stone, 750's and 12 oz bottles of DFH, Captain Lawerance, Cisco, bombers of Sly Fox, Lagunitus, and plenty more like those. Their refridgerators consist of Flying Fish, cans of Sly fox, Lancaster, Cricket Hill, and just a few more like those. Their Belgian/import shelves consits of all the Trappist beers you can get in the States, Panil, 5 varities of Nogone, and a couple more that I don't remember or I just couldn't read.
For such a small littel store, it does pack a nice little beer punch. It's clearly worth the 30 second walk from High Street Grill.
03-04-2008 23:30:57 | More by AltBock
4.35/5 rDev +2.4%
I've been to this store twice so far, the first was the night before election day 2006, I walked into the store, talked beer with the owner, and probably spent a solid 40 minutes trolling around his store. It wasn't until I was checking out that he informed me that he was closing for the night as I walked in. Someone who would keep their store open like that gets high marks in my book.
The second trip was last Saturday, and it also did not disappoint. Well organized store, a bit small, but again, very well organized and stocked. A very friendly woman always was asking if I needed help, which is nice. Some great finds were Southampton Abbot 12, Biere De Garde, and Saison. Also picked up some Urthel Bock, which was a great find.
Overall, I have to go to Mt. Holly on business at least once a year, and I will always stop by this store afterwards from now on.
05-18-2007 12:06:28 | More by leftmindedrighty
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
4.35/5 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
4.25/5 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.