Big Dog's Beverage

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20310 Wirt St
Elkhorn, Nebraska, 68022-2696
United States

(402) 289-0770 | map

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Added by hoffman on 03-24-2006

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Photo of BeerNurd6155
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I am a frequent shopper at Big Dogs, as I live in the area. This place is exactly what it seems, a small town convience store that caters to the small town communitity. The two reasons why I like shopping here is the service and the selection. I usually talk to a couple ladies who work at the front counter, but I think that it is cool that Larry, the owner, is there to talk to as well. the only thing that sometimes is lacking is the selection of craft beers, but I have never had a request that they have denied; they usually tell me that they have to talk to their rep or whoever and its there a couple days later. One recent example of this is they had fat tire 12 pack cans on their shelf and I wanted a case of 12 pack bottles for a special order. I asked the lady at the front if they carried the bottles, she told me no they didnt, but Larry over heard our conversation and he came out and assured me they would be in by the end of the week, and they were. My over all rating is pretty high, little things like that go a long way with me, you cant find service like that at many grocery stores.

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Photo of bditty187
2.9/5  rDev -13.7%

On my way back from Lincoln I took a slight detour to checkout Big Dog’s. A couple years ago I was told it was a “wild” place or something along those lines, whatever that meant.

Easy to find, a block or so off the major north/south road in Elkhorn. It is located in a “strip mall”-type building next to a gas station.

The inside has an older vibe, which is fine. There was an elderly woman behind the counter; she said nothing to me as I walked it. The craft beer was mostly located within a couple coolers; I found some bottles of Saison Dupont, Orval, and Duinen Dubbel… I wonder how old they are? I wonder once they are sold will they get more in?

I was happy to see six-packs from Empyrean, Boulevard, New Belgium, SN, SA, and Odell. In another set of coolers was plenty of BMC. Overall, the selection isn’t very impressive, not that I expected much. I guess for Elkhorn, the selection isn’t bad but isn’t Elkhorn really West Omaha? I am curious what the selection will look like in a few months. I really question the quality here and I wonder their dedication to craft beer.

I didn’t buy any beer but I bought a soda and some snacks. The lady at the checkout didn’t say one word to me again. WTF?

Honestly, this store barely belongs in Beerfly, and maybe it really doesn’t. Maybe I’ll stop in a year from now and see if things improve…

No need to seek out this store.

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Photo of hoffman
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

I had been to Big Dog's several times in the past before I was involved with BA. I was semi surprised at the types of beer available this store. There is not a wide variety, pretty much all the micros that can normally be found in Omaha, New Belgium, Boulevard, Breckenridge, and many macro absorbed labels like leine's and Blue Moon. There were also several (3) bombers of Rouges (Shakespear, Chocolate, and Santa's Private Reserve, which shows the heavy traffic in these coolers). Average imports as well including some Sam Smiths and Young's. What makes this place BeerFly worthy is the selection of about 7 or 8 belgian bottles, Duinen Dubbel and Orval were my purchases for the night. I will be heading back for the others. The prices were not anything to write home about I think $7.00 or so for the Duinen and about $4.50 for the Orval. Still for Belgians in west "O" aside from the Ommegang duo of abbey ale and hennepin this might be the place. It is worth a stop if you are out west.

As you walk in there is a bank of three or four cooler doors with all of the Macro and Imports the belgians are on the top shelf of the far west two cooler doors. The help was very freindly....a comment from the cashier was "getting some wild beer tonight huh?" I responded "Just a couple belgians" she responed "Belgians?" that was the end of our conversation. I can't say for sure about the total beer knowledge here but this particular cashier was at about level 0.5. Good belgians though.

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Big Dog's Beverage in Elkhorn, NE
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