Korintus Beer Distribution

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4.31 w/ 7 ratings

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504 Morgantown St
Point Marion, Pennsylvania, 15474-1228
United States

(724) 725-9147 | map

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Added by rabsten on 03-28-2006

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Photo of FreshButterbeer
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

I love this place, a beer geek from West Virginia's dream. Only sells beer by the case, but usually keeps a variety case in stock from each brewer, so that you try more than one thing. The man that works there is always very informative and helpful in the purchasing of beer. Completely outshines the selections in West Virginia, with beers from Dogfish Head, Stone, Bell's, Victory, Lagunitas, 21st Amendment and plenty of others. Although the idea of buying an entire case can be a bit scary, usually it comes out to be cheaper than it'd be by the six pack at home, so I'm happy to do so. I'd definitely suggest this place to anyone in northern West Virginia that loves beer and would like to try something new.

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Photo of JamesS
4.7/5  rDev +9%

I don't know why I never made it to Korintus before, since it's within 15 minutes of my work. This place is great! The owner was helpful and knowledgable, and the other patrons were polite as well.

They have a good selection, if not huge, but definitely great for the close by area. Victor, Dogfish Head, Stone, and tons of craft brew are represented. Not as much in the import area, but a few nice things. Tons of macros, too, which is fine.

I picked up a 24-pack of Yuengling porter and a sampler of August Schell (hadn't ever tried before), and walked out with 48 bottles for 50 dollars.

Great place.

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Photo of beermanWV
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%

Korintus has a great feel to it. It is located in the down town area Point Marion. I hesitate to say down town, because Point Marion is a pretty small town. This place is hard to find, because it is not that well marked and is not located on the main road. This isn't the typical walk in store set-up. The store is like a garage with cases stacked on the floor. You enter through the open pull down garage door. When your looking for the place, look for the open garage door. There is some parking available, but there is also street parking.

Service is helpful and friendly. I am not sure if it was Mr. Korintus who helped me or not.

Good selection with PA beers, a good choice of American micros, and of course all the macros. They carry a lot of beers that are not available in West Virginia due to West Virginia's 6% cap. Prices were reasonable. You end up spending a lot due to fact that it is a PA beer distributor and you can only get cases, but the prices per bottle is quite reasonable.

This is a good place for West Virginians to stock up on stuff you can't get in WV. Worth the trip from Morgantown and other areas that are relatively close.

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Photo of wvukb
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%

When I'm interested in picking up a case of something out of the ordinary, Korintus is where I go. Due to the 6% limitation and issues with distributor rights, there are limited options in the craft beer market in West Virginia. The easiest solution is to make the six mile drive to Point Marion and visit Mr. Korintus. He has a nice selection of craft beers, particularly those that are produced in PA -- Victory, Troegs, Church Brew Works, Yards. He also carries most of the Dogfish Head line (a personal favorite). The only real down side to paying a visit to Korintusis that he is a bit pricey and you can only buy in cases. Off topic... While you are in Point Marion, stop in Apple Annie's for lunch / dinner. Great comfort food with desserts so ridiculously big that you may want to think about eating them first to make sure you have enough room!

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Photo of ZimZamZoom
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%

If you are in NCWV and even a remotely interested BA you should head up to this place. Lots of PA cases and others including Stone, Bells, Rogue, etc. It's worth a 30 minute drive anyway.

Overhead doors are wide open and the place is freezing cold. Is it 90+ degrees in here in the summer? If so that could be a problem.

The gentleman running the place is very nice and helpful. Happy to chat with you about beer and his business. He says he will order most anything for you as long as he can get it in.

Got a case of Arrogant Bastard, and mixed cases of Church Brew Works and Weyerbacher. Some prices seemed high but beer is going up and I usually don't buy by the case...

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Photo of dmamiano
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%

First thing to be said of this place is BRRR...it was cold. There in late January and no heat to be found.
Second thing is its pretty difficult to find..even if you know where it is.
Place is fairly small. Good selection of macros(normal) and pretty god for the craft beer. Most PA breweries are stocked with a few others on hand as well. Great lakes, Rogue, Bells to name a few.
Prices are pretty good, although nothing has prices on it. The owner had to be asked every time a price was need.
As far as the owner, great guy, great attitude and great service. Will revisit.

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Photo of rabsten
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%

Korintus is the closest distributor to West Virginia University and is truly a great little establishment. It's tucked away in an alley behind a church in Point Marion, PA, so don't be surprised if you can't find it the first time you look. I actually got out of my car and walked up and down every street until i found it. It was worth it.

Korintus is in some ways a typical PA distributor: lots of cases (it's only sold by intact cases, no 6s or 12s) and kegs. It has a wide array of macros at better than average prices. But who want to drive 5 miles up US 119 to save a buck-fifty on Silver Bullets? Not me. I go there for all the great things you can't get in WV. A lot of great things.

First, they carry everything made in Pennsylvania, micro and macro. Yuengling. Yard. Victory. Troegs. Iron City. Churchworks. Stoneys. Latrobe. Straubs. And so on. A fine selection of Imports, like Guinness, Tetley, Boddingtons, Murphy, etc. The full Dogfishhead selection (except for the 120 minute, but he's checking for me). Everything Stone makes that gets shipped to PA.. I've seen Blue Ridge products, Great Lakes products, Brroklyn Lager, etc. Wide selection. Tim makes a point of stocking "Sampler cases" when available, so you can get a good idea of what some of these breweries have available.

Additionally, if you know of something that can be gotten in Western PA that they don't carry, Tim will order it for you. I have a case of Old Guardian coming in tomorrow. A whole case. That's like, years worth.

And it's not going to break my budget either. The "by the case" rate always comes out to great per-bottle rates. for example, Dogfishhead 90 minute is $42 a case. In Ohio, where I *was* getting it, it ran $10.99 a four pack. So, Korintus comes to about 60% of that price. Wow. Same thing with the Stone Arrogant Bastard. $40-something for 12, while it was $4.99 each at my old shop.

So, if you're in SW PA or Northcentral WV (I'm talking to you, Mountaineers) it's definately worth a trip. And if you call ahead, they'll have it waiting for you.

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Korintus Beer Distribution in Point Marion, PA
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