Pour House Bottle Shop

12 Ratings

Type: Store

612 Green Boulevard (Highway 50)
Aurora, Indiana, 47001
United States

(812) 926-3223 | map

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Added by nlmartin on 08-15-2006

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of meanmutt
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of chrismattlin
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of tmetcalfe1
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of Enochase04
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5

Drove here from Cincinnati to find some out of town brews and man was I disappointed. There single bottle selection is not very good compared to what ive found in cincy. They did not have any FFF which was disappointing but understandable because I know they are hard to find. Store is small and had higher hopes that I could find more there. They do have a decent selection of six packs but I would waste a trip out here unless you live close.

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Photo of screamking
3.09/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 1 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Huge Three Floyd's selection. Problem is most is massively outdated and bad. Got a bomber of Dreadnaught and it had no hop character at all. Must have been close to a year old. I never been so excited buying beer, then get home and be so disappointed. The only plus I would give them is they had zombie dust in the back, mildly fresh. They had bombers way out of season everywhere. I won't be fooled again.

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Photo of ltjska04
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I have to agree with other reviews... if you want aged beer this is a good place to find it. I picked up a Stone 12 Anny (2008) and a '09 World Wide Stout while there along with some other bombers. They had several different FFF 6-packs and more bombers than we see in KY. Other than the aged beer and FFF selection there wasn't too much I saw that I can't get in NKY or Cincy but there is a pretty decent selection. The prices I saw were pretty much in line with other bottle shops in Greater Cincinnati. I probably wouldn't make a trip to IN just to go to this shop but if I were visiting the casino or Great Crescent it'd be worth a stop.

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Photo of revolt914
4.15/5  rDev +11%

This is a place where if you want to find outdated beer you're in luck! They still actively have 2008 FFF beer on the shelf at normal cost! I think the costumer service is a total solid! I go in there and they talk about beers I had asked about weeks ago like I just asked them yesterday. Great place to go for such a small town... great selection of craft but at the same time it's fairly small.

I could say they beat out any of the lawrenceburg, aurora, and rising sun beer stores out of market on craft selection, but they don't update all that often which means you can find some really awesome diamonds in the rough but some beers just aren't meant for that kind of shelf life.

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Photo of mwa423
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%

Out in the Lawrenceburg area for some work, since I'm in another state, might as well check out the beer situation.

Arrived, as soon as you get in the side door you are standing by the beer. Imports and crafts are mixed (Hoegaarden is next to Founders, etc.) and no craft prices are marked. There is the entire bomber and six pack line of FFF, along with pretty much every quality brewery that distributes to Indiana.

Prices were about $1-4 higher on everything I saw then a couple other stores I have been to in Indiana, but if you're making a quick stop across the border from Cincinnati, this is the place to hit for your 3F and New Belgium kick.

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Photo of bamadog
3/5  rDev -19.8%

On a recent trip to Indiana to help a friend pick up a freezer (which actually didn't get to happen because it was sold out from under him, but that's a different story), we swung by with hopes of picking up something a little more unique that we can't get in our area. Bit of a letdown overall, but I guess the establishment would do if I lived in the area.

Quality: A pretty small selection of craft beers, they had a few 22 oz. bottles of some that were interesting, but wouldn't really justify the trip just for that purpose. They had some Three Floyds and few offers from Stone and a few local Indiana beers, but nothing that jumped out at me -- pretty big offering of macros though if you need them...

Service: Nothing special, but I don't feel that they're really there to be amazing resources on beer and beer products -- more so to ring people up and stock shelves. No fault of theirs and it's not as if it's truly a specialty store for beer where I would expect a wealth of knowledge from them or some references to broaden my own horizons.

Selection: As I already mentioned, it's pretty limited. But again, it's a pretty rural area and if I didn't feel like making the 30-45 minute drive to the greater Cincinnati area, I'm sure I could do well enough to get by.

Value: One of the pros of the establishment is that the prices seemed pretty reasonable to average at the high end. I didn't really feel that I would get gouged or anything by them.

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Photo of PerzentRizen
4.3/5  rDev +15%

I stopped here on a recommendation from a friend in Cincinnati while I was in town to visit family over Thanksgiving 2008. While my wife and grandmother went to the casino to check out the slots I went down the road with my daughter to check out the FFF selection. I was excited because when I called they said they had quite a few of the FFF selection. They were right. I ended up picking up a couple six packs of Alpha King, a six pack of Gumballhead, a couple Dreadnaught, and a Moloko Milk Stout. I can't believe I passed on the Bohemoth Barleywine...luckily I ended up getting one as an extra in a trade with Crazynelson (great guy here). The people at Pour House are extremely nice and even gave me a cookie while I was paying. There was some loon there complaining about the price of the Mississippi Mudd and saying how it was in another style than the last time he bought it. I told him to upgrade and buy a sixer of the ruination instead. I got the nod from the beerguy. Great place if you're in Aurora/Lawernceburg area. Also, I think this is the closest place to get FFF from Cincy.

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Photo of nlmartin
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%

I was on my way to The Grand Victoria Casino and saw a liquor store advertising Sweaty Betty on a sign. Sweaty Betty isnt enough to get me to stop. Man am I glad I did. The shop has the standard BMC ect. The thing that got my attention was the Stones 10th anniversarry. I couldnt find anymore of this at my regular stops. I scarfed up the Stones 10th and a bit of Dreadnaught as well as Vertical Epic 04. The store had Founders, Bells, FFF, DFH ect. The cold case was well stocked with bombers and single 12 ounce bottles. The beer man was very willing to help and asked questions. When he saw I knew a bit about beer he really became excited. He suggested I try Minibriea 150 anniversary. This was a dam fine beer. The store doesnt have a huge selection roughly 100 -150 different bottles. Some of the beers are more interesting than others say Lawsons Creek versus Stones 10th. If you are in the neighborhood and seeking a better bottle than you can get at the casino stop here.

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Pour House Bottle Shop in Aurora, IN
Place rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 12 ratings
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