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BA SCORE
100
world-class

84 Reviews
Vintage Estate Wine and BeerVintage Estate Wine and Beer
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

7317 South Ave
Boardman, Ohio, 44512-5718
United States

(330) 629-8080 | map
vewinebeer.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
114
Avg:
4.58
pDev:
6.99%
 
 
Taps:
27
Bottles/Cans:
1,100
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 114
Reviews by slander:
Photo of slander
4.44/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

It’s a beer store, halfway between here (at that moment, Pittsburgh) and there (Cleveland). Had received some good praise from across the state line to the east, if ever I’m out this way, sure. Easily accessed in theory, as with someone’s shitty navigator, we came in the long way around. And nicely conveniently opening early enough that I don’t feel the burn of daylight being wasted; other than a killer selection, I can ask for little more...

Triple wide; Wine side, beer store side, and through to the far lounge side. We started in the center square. Shelving up front (imports, holiday and seasonal winter offerings, gift packs, magnums, jeroboams, etc., everything from Fantome Pissenlit to the always unnecessary 9L St Feuillien Tripel), and to the side (American craft singles arranged by brewery. Seems all of the Ohio goods are here; Great Lakes, Hoppin’ Frog, Thirsty Dog, Brew Kettle, Mt. Carmel, Buckeye, Rust Belt, Ohio Brewing, Elevator), with more past the break, and the far wall holding a length of coolers with tap handles mounted above. Reasonably, there is very little décor to a beer store other than to say “Brewery placards adorn”. In the middle of the room sits an awninged up bar counter space with hightop seating for 20 from both sides, and a center round table. 6 packs lining above over bordered strung lighting. 7 raised roundies past there and something of a bar in the rear corner.

12 taps across 2 towers of 6 each on the barback wall over stainless steel, glassware shelved below and growlers on the other wall. Only 11 taps live just now, craft beer from east to west (Otter Creek 10th Anniversary Copper Ale, Magic Hat Humble Patience, DogFishHead Festina Peche, Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, Three Floyds Alpha King & Gumballhead, Bells Best Brown, Killians Irish Stout, Lagunitas Sucks, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Rogue Yellow Snow Ale). See the way I just slipped that Killian’s Stout in there? Yeah, whatever. We have opted to breakfast with a pint of Alpha King. Lovely. $5 pints (does not suck) & growler fills. They also do mead, wine & beer flights here.

And through to the lounge side, a tight little room holding a 12 seat “L” shaped wood bar with a lip and foot box. 4 upright bar towers with 3 taps each along the way. Bourbon & scotch shelved on the barback wall, with a wine cooler in between. Stemmed glassware below and cupboard space to both sides. Pliny, Cantillon Fou Foune and other empties not available displayed tauntingly atop. Beer glassware just off the bar. Adjacent slight bar counter and 5 tables up front. Cool art and a board to the back listing tap selections, ABV’s, pricing, 8, 12 or 16 oz pour size distinctions, and pricing for a 4 oz pour.

12 taps generally not for $5, these are a bit pricier, yep. 2/3 of them are American craft beer from end to end with a few Ohio offerings in between (DogFishHead My Antonia, Southern Tier Krampus, Ohio Brewing Jingle Bell Ale, Great Lakes Christmas, Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas Ale, New Holland Dragon’s Milk, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel, Ale, Anchor OSA), and the other 1/3 are imports (De Ranke Pere Noel, N’Ice Chouffe, Lindemans Framboise, Porterhouse Oyster Stout). Coulda done a De Ranke Pere Noel but this was to be a one and out. That, and it isn’t noon yet and I’ve already dined on a pint of Alpha King.

Interesting beer store with its collective 2 dozen taps for the drink and growler fill. Tap beer was fresh (for the pint that I had, anyway). Service people engaged and were deflected as necessary. I see why it gets the marks it does. Good selection of the goods and reasonably priced. I pulled me a few each De Dolle Oerbier Reserva ’10’s, De Proef/Tomme Arthur Reserve Signature Ales, and Grass Roots Wachu Saisons and motivated (handsome) Ed towards the door. Great Lakes awaits.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Determined419
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I love this place. I drive 20 minutes from Austintown just to grab some new stuff everytime (as well as a few Belgium favorites). Biggest beer selection that I know of around here.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.34/5  rDev -27.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3

In addition to their wine selection, Vintage has a large room to the left of the entrance with a wide variety of beers and styles to select from. Most of of these are on shelves in the center at room temperature, but at least some effort has been made to prevent too much sun exposure. It's quite cramped if more than one person is in an aisle at a time, and a bit warm and musty. The obvious or more popular beers are in coolers, allowing people to crack them open at the bar, or take them home cold.

The selection is perhaps a little too big as there are some large sections of older brews that have been around a while, and Boardman isn't exactly known for it's bustling craft beer scene, so some of these may continue to age on these shelves.

They also have two bars and an impressive array of taps on both sides with a lot of sought after fresh and new brews featured.

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Photo of Chackman151
4.89/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Brian29
4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Rodosman
4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Dogleg
4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of cunove
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of JArt
4.8/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of buschbeer
4.08/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

I have heard many great things about this place and was finally fortunate enough to experience it on a Sunday shortly after opening.

It is located in a strip mall. There was an outside patio to the left as I approached. I walked into a wine store. The beer store/bar was to the left. Once inside the beer room there were shelves and shelves of cold and room temperature beer. The bar in that room had twelve beers on tap. The next room over was a bar with twelve more beers.

The beers on tap were wide in style which was nice. I had a couple sours and IPA's. My girlfriend and I ordered some food from the wide array of flatbreads. It was served on brown paper on the bar.

The place was good, but after hearing so much hype about this place I was a little disappointed. I'll admit my expectations were too high. This is a very cool place.

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Photo of budahed54
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I want to have my ashes spread here. This place is absolutely incredible. If you can't find something to suit your taste, you don't like beer.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BeerGuy1301
4.64/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Excellent place with an ample selection of the finest brews and wines. We love this place and return often. We like to get a sample flat of beer and she gets wine, we can try all kinds and find what we like best. The flat bread is awesome!

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Photo of Possum77
4.05/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of Ns2361
4.64/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of AMCimpi
4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of greg4579
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Dietchy
5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of rypkr
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BigRizz62
5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of DrBier
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Malt-i-Grain
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This spot was voted the best beer store in the world and I whole-heartedly agree! Phill is an extremely accessible owner and very knowledgeable. Everyone (owner, staff, and patrons) is so friendly and helpful. The selection is unbeatable. After visiting this establishment, I don't ever want to buy beer anywhere else. Thank you Vintage Estate and thank you Phill!

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Photo of Walkerjgt
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Mikus
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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Vintage Estate Wine and Beer in Boardman, OH
4.58 out of 5 based on 114 ratings.
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