The Perfect Pour

The Perfect PourThe Perfect Pour
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4.35/5
100 Ratings
The Perfect PourThe Perfect Pour
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

6630 Marie Curie Dr
Ste E
Elkridge, Maryland, 21075-6402
United States

(443) 285-0702 | map
perfectpourcolumbia.com

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Added by claytri on 06-29-2008

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
100
pDev:
11.03%
 
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Reviews by Huhzubendah:
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.59/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

The place is a bit crowded, but seeing as the shelves are teeming with beer and wine, I guess I can't complain.

The Perfect pour carries a variety of American craft brews, including some nice limited releases, like Brooklyn Black Ops and Goose Island Bourbon County Rare Stout. I'll refer back to this later.

I was asked several times by a few different employees if I needed any help. I appreciate the willingness to offer assistance. That being said, I overheard an employee giving a customer false information about beers and breweries on two occasions during my brief visit. I know you're trying to help, but check yo self before you wreck yo self.

$40 Black Ops (used to be $50, maybe they felt awkward after all the negative press) and Bourbon County Rare for nearly $100. I believe Fou' Foune was $65. Life and Limb was $30. How 'bout no. I don't think so. Homey don't play dat. This falls into the customer service category, in my opinion. That is NOT beer advocacy, NOT cool.

Worth a stop if you're in the area, though State Line Liquors is a much better choice.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dirtyhands
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of mig100
3.88/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of NickyHouHou
4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of BeanWolf
3.96/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Perfect Pour is in the top three beers store in MD for size of selection. I love how much they use twitter, never have to guess what new arrivals are. Sadly, none of this really matters... easily the most expensive beer store in the surrounding area. Almost everything is at least ten percent more than their competitors. Because of this, I find myself shopping here less and less... even the glassware is expensive. Its not like everything is refrigerated... I might pay for that.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of oldn00b
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Typical wine/beer shop. Large selection, but a lot of very standard offerings taking up a lot of shelf space and seemingly sitting around for a while. Local D/IPAs bottled/canned 3 months before sitting on the shelves. National offerings 6+ months past the bottle date or at the expiration date on the shelf. Almost no fridge space and what space there is is taken up largely by the MBC offerings.

The gentleman working was very helpful - helped guide me to the local offerings and pointed out some other things new to the state. Was helpful with my wife and her cider questions. It was fine but nothing fantastic.

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Photo of bmorebeer888
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Rates right up there with State Line. I really think I am starting to like the selection here the best. The only thing that I could complain about is the prices seem a little high... Overall, possibly the best bottle shop in the state.

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Photo of illpass78
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Terrific store with excellent selection, really helpful staff and awesome tasting/growler selection. Go here.

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Photo of Big_V
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ConradKenney
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of wanderingman
4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Marraybay
4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Lots and lots of choices here and you can pull a bottle standalone from essentially any packaging, if the single isn't already on the the shelf, in order to build your own 6-pack: (Big thumbs up here.) There are also a number of bomber/standalone bottles available, including a very hefty number of imports:

However, lot's of stockage on low shelves, which is compounded by a lack of light and the many customers trying to get by you, as you stoop down onto the floor in many situations. (thumbs down here.)

A fair number of employees roaming free-range, asking if you need help.

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Photo of DrBier
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Bodomnjk
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Needs beers from breweries in Minnesota and Michigan.

Bell's (MI)
Surly (MN)
Summit (MN)

Bell's Two-Hearted Ale is one of the most popular craft beers in the Mid-west and Summit is one of the most well known breweries in MN, WI, IA, ND, and SD. Surly is also becoming extremely popluar in MN and growing exponentially. Some of the best IPA I have ever had; comparable to west coast IPA's such as Sierra Nevada Torpedo, Green Flash West Coast, and Stone IPA's.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.35/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

A massive liquor and beer store with the appeal that comes with high shelves, lots of boxes and narrow isles. But an overwhelming selection. Friendly people and good service. Something on the shelves to make almost anyone happy.

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Photo of greg4579
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DCgolfpro
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

This place has recently given State line a run for their money for best bottle shop in MD. Under new ownership their pricing has become reasonable. Their selection is unreal and the customer service is exceptional for a store of it's size.

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of lindsay0
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of naklar
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of bubseymour
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

I thought this place was amazing. The European beer offerings especially I found to be a wider selection than anywhere else I've been. Some complain about prices, but I found them reasonably priced and comparable to most bottle shops that sell singles over in Frederick, MD.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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The Perfect Pour in Elkridge, MD
Place rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 100 ratings
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