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Sweetwater Package Store

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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

3900 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Duluth, Georgia, 30096
United States

(770) 476-4480 | map

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Added by Georgiabeer on 02-21-2007

PLACE STATS
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Reviews:
8
Ratings:
8
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
15.09%
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by Cyberkedi:
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Their emphasis is on wine and hard liquor, rather than beer, but they do have a respectable selection of craft brews and imports. They have several large coolers dedicated to craft beers, though they have plenty of the expected industrial swill. The cashier was very friendly and worked efficiently. Prices seem to be typical for the Atlanta area. I found only a few beers that I haven’t tried before, but if you’re new to Atlanta you may make a discovery. As far as beer stores, it is far from the best, but still merits a visit.

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Photo of Beerwithoutallthehops
4.78/5  rDev +28.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

After having been told certain beers "were not available" by other local stores, I had been waiting for weeks for "delivery". It never came. I decided to call Sweetwater. I asked if they had a couple beers I was looking for. "Yes" was their immediate response. Just to make sure I was not being sold a tease to get me into their store, I drove over to find out. Yes, they did have it. They also had 3 or 4 of the other beers I had been told were "not available". I asked the guy at the register if he had just been restocked. "No, we have had this selection all summer long". I won't forget their address. I will not be going to those other stores any longer. Thanks Sweetwater. The Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold was fantastic!!!

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Photo of atlandy
4.44/5  rDev +19.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Since this place hasn't been reviewed in 3 years, it is time for an update. This is my go to place for convenience sake. In getting to know the people there, they are really trying to get their hands on as much craft beer as they can. Not everyone is the store is a beer person, so you may have to ask if you are looking for something specific. I've got most of my limited releases from there, so you just have to ask. Overall, it is one of the best in the Duluth area

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Photo of neostar63
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

First and foremost, the service I received was top notch. There was a guy with glasses, I wish I had caught his name. He noticed me looking around for a while and told me he had to run in back but he would be back out in a minute. I looked around some more and he came back out. I told him that I was out of town, from Wisconsin, and I was looking for locals/stuff I can't get back home. He took me through their whole selection and was kind enough to point everything out. I took him up on some of his recommendations.

The store is nothing too nice, but I don't care that much about such things when it comes to a liquor store.

The selection was decent. There was approximately 2 double rows of non-refrigerated six packs and cases of craft beer. There was a small selection of non-refrigerated singles. There was two coolers of singles and approximately 4 to 5 coolers of craft beer.

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Photo of vibhav
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

They had Founders KBS! I called about 15 different places throughout town, but no one had it. Those that even got a case of KBS were sold out within hours of getting it. When I called Sweetwater Package Store, they originally told me that they don't have it. But 20 minutes later, the employee that I spoke to called me back to tell me that they have 3 packs, and that they're only giving to people who specifically ask for it. That level of service is very impressive, and worthy of a good review. BTW, I bought a 4-pack of KBS within an hour of that call!

Other than the service, their craft beer selection is admirable, though not huge. If you don't live in the area, you probably wouldn't go all the way up to Duluth to shop here. But if you're not far away, this is probably the best liquor store in the Southern part of Gwinnett County.

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Photo of Mavajo
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

This place was a really pleasant surprise.

In my constant endeavour to locate more beer stores in the hopes of findnig old limited releases still sitting on the shelves, I decided to visit this place. I wasn't expecting much, so I was quite impressed once I actually walked in.

The rear, corner section of the store near the fridges is completely dedicated to beer, most of it craft. There's a fridge or two dedicated to craft bombers, and about 4 or 5 others dedicated to craft sixers/fourpacks. Then there's two or three rows of craft sitting in the aisles, with a small but good selection of Belgians and fauxBelgians. I saw Bell's, Founders, Avery, Unibroue and others, along with regional standarsd Sweetwater, Terrapin, Atlanta Brewing, Abita, etc.

For the suburbs of Atlanta, this is a great selection. It's not Green's, Tower or HopCity - but it's better than most of the other liquor stores I've been to in the area. Very impressed.

HopCity is still my main beer store, but this place is a nice option when I don't have time to run into the city. Excellent selection for the suburbs.

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Photo of jdubjacket
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

I've probably been to this place about ten times. They have a pretty decent selection for suburban Atlanta. My only gripe about this place is service. It's like pulling teeth trying to get people to help me. And when they do help me, it's as though every time I ask about anything, they want to slam their heads into the wall. Only one time has the service there been helpful. Aside from that, I have not been impressed.

The place was very clean and prices were pretty reasonable. Not a bad store, but considering I'm closer to Green's and Jax, I'm not going to go out of my way to go here.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +7.8%

This place is a very friendly local liquor store with a better than average selection. Quite a few coolers, somuch of their craft beer stock is refrigerated. Spillover in the aisles near the cooler. There are also a few small shelves with a small but well chosen selection of Belgians and craft gems. They have a pretty large selection of Thomas Hooker (including the Imperial Porter and Dopplebock), Great Divide, Avery, Sweetwater, Terrapin, Dogfish Head, Dale's, Samuel Smith's, Brooklyn, and quite a few more in sixers and 22s. The Belgians are the usual suspects but includes most of the Trappists and some other nice ones. They are weak in Germans and many of the English, but they do have a number of oddball brews from Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, and central America. Its no Greens as far as quantity of brews go, but things are pretty well chosen and well cared for. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and will often come over to chat and offer suggestions. Prices are quite fair. Definitelt the best place I've found in Gwinnett.

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Sweetwater Package Store in Duluth, GA
3.71 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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