Duluth Package Store

7 Ratings

Type: Store

2870 A Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Duluth, Georgia, 30097
United States

(678) 957-0595 | map

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Added by jdubjacket on 06-17-2009

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Cyberkedi:
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%

This superstore is geared more towards wine and hard liquor (vodka, bourbon, etc.) rather than beer. Nevertheless, they have a decent selection of imports and craft brews, as well as the usual industrial swill. I did find a few beers that I had never seen before, including Kira Wit, Wake Up Dead and A** Kisser. Service was acceptable, but not the best I have seen. I did not find it to be worthy of a special trip, but if you just happen to be in Duluth, GA, or heading up Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, go ahead and pay a visit.

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Tilley4
3.6/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Stopped by to grab a few brews while in the area...

Lots of parking available out front which is nice... Beer is located in the back corner of the store but there's a good selection of items.. Several nice Belgians and American-made Belgians as well as a good variety of locals... Terrapin, Sweetwater, Jailhouse to name a few... I picked up an Angel's Share, some Bernardus 12, some Wake and Bake, Hopzilla, and a Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet... Came to around 50 bucks or so which isn't too bad...

Nice store... I can't bring myself to fight the traffic into the city to visit some of the other heavyweights so I stopped here..

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Photo of Mavajo
3.86/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Great suburban beer spot.

As mention in other reviews, this is a package store that carries beer, wine and liquor. By suburban standards, the craft selection is very good. Founders, Bells, Lost Abbey, North Coast, etc. However, while the selection is very broad, it's not quite thorough - for example, they carry Southern Tier's 6'ers, but I rarely see the bombers.

From a previous conversation with the owner, it seems he slightly eschews the limited releases. Given the fact that places in the city tend to get first dibs on those types of brews (and rightfully so), I think he's gotten a bit sore about requesting stock and then not getting it. So the limited releases tend to be hit or miss. The big ones like Hopslam and KBS showed up in limited quantities, but he tends to miss out on the smaller ones like Batch 10,000, Le Terroir, etc.

Neat and clean, especially by package store standards. While the selection isn't quite deep enough to avoid going into the city to visit Hop City and Greens, it's a convenient and pleasant proxy if you live nearby. Sweetwater Beverage is located about two miles south -- I give the edge to Duluth Package over Sweetwater pretty much across the board. But if you're in the area, it's worth visiting both. A lot of duplicity between the two, but you may get lucky and find a straggling limited beer.

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Photo of porterwoobie
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%

most of the store was dedicated to wine and liquor, so something to take note of.

besides that, they had a decent selection of beer. most of it was in coolers, so that's a bonus if you can't wait to chill it. prices were typical of what you would expect to pay elsewhere. the downside was that a large number of single 22's and 12's were empty. either i hit the store at a bad time, or they have a hard time keeping the beer on the shelves. i'd go there again if i lived in the area, mainly for day to day purchases, but would be looking for a store with a larger selection for my go-to store, a dedicated beer store.

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Photo of jdubjacket
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%

This place has become my new go-to place ever since I moved out to suburbia. Aptly named, it focuses slightly more on wine, but there is a decent beer selection here. This is one of the few beer stores in the metro area that has a decent singles selection. The only problem is that this place has good brews represented like St. Bernardus, Oskar Blues, etc. But they only have a couple of brews from each brewery rather than have multiple types of beers offered by the breweries. For instance, they had Dales Pale Ale, Ten Fidy and Mama's Lil Yella Pils, but not Gordon IPA. The beer guy had never heard of it, which was surprising. Management does occasionally have beer tastings, which is a plus. Most recently, they had a New Belgium tasting. Service is decent. The store's beer guy seems to be somewhat knowledgeable, he just needs to brush up on what's available (read: Gordon IPA). Overall, this is a good place to go in a pinch if you're in suburbia...like me...Oh God...

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Duluth Package Store in Duluth, GA
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