Poinsett Package Store

Your Rating: None
7 Ratings

Type: Store

17739 Highway 1
Harrisburg, Arkansas, 72432-8725
United States

(870) 578-9380 | map

No notes at this time.

Added by Strix on 06-29-2008

View: Place Reviews
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Strix:
Photo of Strix
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

This place and Country Liquor Store are a ½ mile apart, and are Jonesboro's destination for beer. Good selection of brews from Boulevard, Sierra Nevada, and New Belgium. Decent selection from Abita, Sam Adams, Flying Dog, Spanish Peaks, Pyramid, Shiner, and Breckenridge. Often have a few larger bottles around, including Rogue, Belgians, and miscellaneous imports. Somebody told me they talked to the guys here and they said they order just about everything they can possibly get in this area of the country. This store is generally better than Country Liquor, but if I'm going to make a run down here, I often stop at both.

 626 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of memphischas
3.4/5  rDev -4%

Was a 4 rating a year ago but I'm down grading them to a 3.4 due to today's experience and the fact 70% of the beer is expired. When I was checking out and making small talk with the main guy over everything; he asks, "Have you had Pirate Bomb?" I said no do you have any, "Yeah its in the back but you cant have any because I don't have enough to sell. I only have two cases" Now I'm thinking why the hell did you bring it up and then won't sell me any when I just dropped $85 in your store and my friend with me also spent $70? I'm willing to spend another $20 bucks for 1 bomber and you wont because you want to sit on it? Poor way to run a business. Another huge red flag is that most everything in the store with"best by" dates expired 8 months or over a year ago. Found a few beers that said best by 2012. Its 2014! Also nothing has prices on it, you have no clue what a beer costs until you check out. Probably the last time I make the trip here, I'd rather just go to Little Rock for my Prairie, Evil Twin, Boulevard fix from now on. I hope he reads this and realizes he lost a customer from his arrogance and poor rotation methods

 1,139 characters

Photo of childrenofthehops
5/5  rDev +41.2%

Photo of ubenumber2
2.85/5  rDev -19.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3

Lots of IPA's are way out of date , some over a year , hardly any prices on most of the beer , if you want to know you have to carry a bottle up front and have them ring it up to tell you , I asked a guy the other day how much something was he said he didn't know and he didn't have time to look so I just left , really sad to see this store heading in the wrong direction

 372 characters

Photo of Jamco_76
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of Seabass1964
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of TheHieb
1.76/5  rDev -50.3%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 3.75

If you live in Jonesboro, this is the closest spot to get reliably good beer. Trumann and Paragould tend to have better prices on liquor and wine, but if you want selection, this is your place. You can find stuff from Prairie, Green Flash, Stone, New Belgium, Choc... I could go on, but with this list alone PPS has 1000x the selection of the other stores in the area. And they keep the selection revolving and fresh - I doubt you'll find a year old IPA sitting on the shelves (unlike some other places...). The service is friendly and willing to special order anything they can get their hands on for you with no upcharge. This is definitely an oasis in the NE Arkansas craft beer desert.

*EDIT: Downgrading my original review for a couple reasons. 1) On more than one occasion I have discovered some backroom dealing and beer hoarding, basically using their distribution privileges for the personal gain of the owner and some employees, and 2) This store spending $150,000+ on the campaign against making Arkansas wet. No matter how better the selection is than the rest of the area stores, their monopoly feels toxic, therefore I cannot support their antics and will never be shopping here again.

 1,200 characters

Poinsett Package Store in Harrisburg, AR
Place rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 7 ratings