Gravity Beer Market

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1001 4th Ave E
Olympia, Washington, 98506-4016
United States

(360) 352-5107

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Added by RedDiamond on 05-05-2008

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Photo of dragonWhale
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%

My dear good people Jeff and Roma own this fantastic little upstart in Olympia and seem to have done quite well by themselves in the 2ish years since they've opened. They always have a very good selection of Washington and other NW brews, as well as Cascade, Russian River sours, starting to get more and more Midnight Sun, and Lost Abbey stuff. Always seems to be cool shit coming and even though they may not get a lot of the good stuff, they always seem to come up with at least a case of some of the more sought after releases.
Unfortunately, being so far from Seattle, they operate through the South Sound distributor, resulting in a markup of fitty cent to a buck a bottle, depending. It is the price you pay for good locally available beer, and I have spent hundreds of dollars here, easily.
I will miss them when I move on to NY, and I do wish them well, as they are great people.

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Photo of udubdawg
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

"Judge me by my size, do you?"

Don't walk by Gravity assuming such a small store couldn't possibly have a half dozen gems. It is great to have beer lovers and not profit lovers open a store like this. Roma has gone above and beyond to make sure every trip I made out there was a success, and despite Jeff not being as easy on the eyes, well, he is no slouch either.
the only beers I've ever had from here that were subpar were the occasional "off" beer from Baron Brewery but that is pretty much par for the course with that brewery in my experience.

This is a must-stop for me whenever I'm in town. Highly recommended!

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Photo of GJ40
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%

I stopped in while in Olympia on business after finding Gravity here on BA.

This is a great beer-centric store with a solid selection. In fact, I don't think they sell anything but beer. The stock isn't enormous giving the place a lot of open space but what they have is very solid. I picked up a RR Consecration, a Deschutes Black Butte XXI and two Deschutes The Abyss. I was hoping to pick up some Pliny but they were out. The woman running the place was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Gravity has its heart and mind in the right place. It's well worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Photo of RedDiamond
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%

Just checked my files and discovered I've never reviewed Gravity Beer Market. What an oversight. I added them to the BA database in the first place and I've been a regular here for several years. The reason I shop here is simply because they have the best beer selection in town. I particularly enjoy the Northwest options with bottles from Snoqualmie, Lazy Boy, Dick's, Diamond Knot, Port Townsend, even Snipes Mountain. There's also a variety of west coast, US, and international beers, plus ciders, some mead, and gluten-free beers. The atmosphere is classy and the people who run the place are super nice. They're not newcomers to the beer biz either. Jeff and Roma have over 25 years combined experience as brewery reps, distributors, and retailers. Prices could be a little lower and I wish they'd max out their floorspace with a bigger selection. But it's a sign of the times when a town like Olympia can support a world class bottle shop like this. If you're in Oly, this is definitely the place to go.

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Photo of olympuszymurgus
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%

Roma and Jeff own gravity and they run a decent little brew shop. They keep a solid selection of the stuff that's required of a beer store and occasionally pull something interesting out of their hats.

Their prices tend to be a bit pricey, an 8.50 bottle in Seattle might sell at Gravity for 9 or 9.50, but it's also the only decent family owned beer shop in town.

Don't be afraid to ask if you need something special and can't find it. This summer I had a hankering for a barleywine and Roma rummaged through her private stock int he backroom to produce a fine bottle she had aged for a year. She charged me the original price and sent me on my merry way.

All told, they are fine people running a decent little beer store.

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Photo of Wetpaperbag
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

Q- Half the beer is in a cooler, and the other half is sitting on shelves. Some of the beer, unfortunately spends some of its time in the sun due to a window. I have nothing wrong with the window, but I would think someone would either put some tint on the window, or not put cases of beer in the direct sunlight. Thankfully the beer in the sun isn't anything that is too fantastic.

S- They are helpful and always willing to talk about what they have in stock, or what they will have. Very friendly too.

S- They have a very unique selection. They do get some hard to get stuff, more so then the rest of the stores in the area. But they also have their share of regular craft brew, as well as some pretty strange stuff. I also find that they are very slow to get some things compared to the rest of the state, that could mostly be in part due to the distributors they use.

V- I find that they have a sizable markup. I think some of their beers are priced well, but most are over priced. But because they get some of the harder to find beers it is sort of a catch 22. A person could drive to Bottle Works, 99 Bottles, Malt and Vine, or Whole Foods, but the cost of gas would be more then paying out the money for shopping there.

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Photo of libbey
4.86/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

If you find yourself anywhere near downtown Olympia then this is a must stop for you. All beer enthusiasts, new and old, are welcomed with open arms and their wide range of selection combined with extremely qualified staff should help you find whatever your palet is looking for.

Their selection ranges from traditional belgians to Pacfic Northwest micros and if they don't have what your looking for they will order it for you (if they can get it!).

These guys love their beer, they love to drink it, talk about it and and from time to time sell it. Finally the South Sound has a bottleshop to call its own and I for one couldn't be happier.


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Gravity Beer Market in Olympia, WA
Place rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 17 ratings