Shangy's

BA SCORE
97
world-class

132 Ratings
Shangy'sShangy's
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

40 Main St
Emmaus, Pennsylvania, 18049-4007
United States

(610) 967-1701 | map

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PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Ratings:
132
Reviews:
101
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
10.63%
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 101
Reviews by cps98:
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4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

All I can say is WOW. Showroom is huge and very well lit. I really liked how everything was organized. Easy to walk the aisles and browse the huge selection. Since it is PA you are stuck buying a full case but the selection did not disappoint. Lots of variety cases to choose from if you can’t make up your mind. All the PA craft brewers were represented (Troegs, Lancaster, Yards, Stoudts, Victory, etc). A large variety of imports too. The place is really easy to get to off of I-78 in Emmaus. I will definitely visit again and recommend to anyone making the trip up/down I-78 thru Allentown. Almost all of the cases were marked with prices which was really nice. I also really liked the Shangy’s tasting notes placed around for certain beers so you could get their opinion on some of the brews.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Gary1
2.63/5  rDev -40.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1 | service: 2 | selection: 5

Big store. Lots of selection. Prices reasonable. BUT DO NOT BUY ANYTHING ON SALE. They are locally just as famous for selling outdated stanky beer as they are for their selection and low prices. They also hate when you try to return anything. Additionally the staff, while helpful, are not well versed in their products.

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Photo of GratefulJack
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Beer Heaven

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Photo of muchos
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Juju85
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Really is beer heaven. Great place to work. Great service. Clean, organized and quick. I love this place. ♡

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Photo of tim007007
3.69/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of vtecatidle
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.94/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of RodJ
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Was a fan of this place. Called for almost a month looking for founders harvest ale. Was always polite on the phone. Eventually, a guy took my name and said he would hold me a case. Just called today. Said they had gotten it in and all sold out. Nothing for me. I knew it was too good to be true. Would have been better if he hadn't offered in the first place. So now 61 BrewThru it is.

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4.68/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.32/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.56/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of beerdedking
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Great selection, but make sure you check your best buy dates...

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Photo of Budinetz
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Best beer store in the Lehigh Valley area. Great selection of craft beer from the US and all over the world. The staff is very knowledgeable about beer and are always willing to find something for you if you don't feel like wandering around aimlessly in search of a certain brew. They have both bottles and kegs available and they are both retail and wholesale. Highly Recommend checking this place out if you are in the area.

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Photo of Otis6996
2.88/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of dreichus
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of gunnerlincoln
2.11/5  rDev -52.3%

I have mixed feelings about Shangy's. I've had both: my share of good times and bad.

The positives:

The is a huge selection of beer from around the world
Quite a few employees working if you need help
Reasonable prices.

The negatives:

Run like a business...doesn't have that warm, welcome feeling I like when I go to other distributors
Ownership can be rude at times
Lot of beer also means lot of out dated beer. Watch for the skunked beer.
Tough to find many of the smaller, local craft brews

Overall I have stopped going to Shangy's and have enjoyed shopping for my beer elsewhere.

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Durandal_777
4/5  rDev -9.5%

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Shangy's in Emmaus, PA
4.42 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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