Andrew Hilton Wine & Spirits

Store

212 3 Ave S
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0G9
Canada

(403) 320-9464 | map
andrewhiltonwine.ca

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.16
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
pDev:
4.09%
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Beervana from Canada (BC)

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

May 04, 2016
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Noxious26 from Canada (SK)

4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Hit this place up on our road trip out to BC in July. Conveniently located right by Fort Whoop-up, easy to drop in and grab some brews after visiting a historic spot.

Lots of beers available for a small center like Lethbridge and many of them are available in singles. In fact, there was one area where you could make your own six pack of any of the bottles on the shelf for one price.

Staff offered to help me on several occassions, but I just used my cell and BA to figure out what I wanted.

Beers are at the back of the store, most of them in coolers. Many belgians, some highly rated beers from Maine Beer Company, Green Flash, North Coast, and more. Many local beers as well.

Highly recommended.

Aug 02, 2014
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MasterSki from Canada (ON)

4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I stopped in at this place on a recent trip to Lethbridge, as I heard they might have some oddball Mikkeller offerings. What I discovered was far more than I could have hoped for in such a small town.

Beer selection is largely relegated to a series of refrigerators along the far wall, along with some shelving immediately adjacent. Interior is clean and easily navigable. The initial perception is that the store focuses on wine and spirits, but one glance at the excellent beer selection quickly corrects that notion.

Alberta is the only province without state-run liquor stores, and it shows in the selection. An excellent mix of Canadian microbreweries (Half Pints, Charlevoix, Tree, Propeller, Dieu du Ciel), along with a fantastic mix of European imports (Cantillon, Mikkeller, Struise, Haand, etc.). There are also a few US offerings, but nothing you wouldn't find 90 minutes south in Montana.

Prices are quite good, especially considering the general tax climate of Canada. $23 for Lou Pepe Gueuze? Seriously? I think I also got a discount for buying 6+ bottles. I also appreciated that there were unusual, seasonal, or limited offerings from the aforementioned breweries. $ellout $tout, St. Lamvinus, Dominus Vobiscum Brut and Lupulus, George, Cognac Black, Pannepot Grand Reserva, and more!

I'm sure it's a pain in the ass to get good beer to such a remote and small town, but whoever is in charge of beer buying has done a superb job working with what is available. The staff was super friendly and I was even invited to share some beers with the local Lethbridge BA group (they had Berserker and Czar Jack on deck). The staff also knew which bars were likely to have interesting stuff on-tap, and were happy to discuss the challenges of running craft beer-centric businesses in Alberta.

Highly recommended - particularly if you're in Calgary and local stores have run dry, or if you're in northern Montana and need a Cantillon fix.

Jul 06, 2011
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Jefery from Canada (BC)

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

This has been my store of choice when in town for many years. The selection isn't as amazing as it was when they supplied the beer for Fogg N Suds, but I can always find a few interesting beers. The staff is great--I love to hear, "I've tasted everything in the cooler, so I can help if you have any questions." They're very good about discussing the beers and making recommendations for optimal temperature, etc. Some beers are fairly expensive, but it's the only place within 200 kilometres to find a lot of the products that they stock.

Jun 22, 2009
Andrew Hilton Wine & Spirits in Lethbridge, AB, Canada
Place rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 4 ratings