Mount Juliet Beer Company

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8 Ratings

Type: Store

11125 Lebanon Rd
Mount Juliet, Tennessee, 37122-5510
United States

(615) 773-2124 | map

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2009

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by NODAK:
Photo of NODAK
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I'm editing this review because they have since fixed some of the dating issues they had when I originally went here. When I've pointed it out to the owner since, he's been very receptive to it. He's also a pretty nice guy and always willing to talk beer.

They have around 10 growler taps, which I believe is the most in the area. The selection is OK I suppose, although they put some bizarro choices on there sometimes (Bud Light Lime?).

Prices are standard. Selection, for the area, is pretty good for low ABV.

Sign up for their Email list, and you'll get an Email every Friday about new beers they've received and what's on tap.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Palmertn
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Sriley
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of sansho
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of stusvend
1.13/5  rDev -72.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

I will NOT spend money at this store. The proprietor of this business was so very rude to my wife and I and we are struggling to even understand why. It was so out of left field and downright bizarre, we were left feeling more confused than angry.

I have a couple of growlers that I wanted to get filled so we decided to go and check out the Mt Juliet Beer Company. We were there, waiting in line. There were two gentlemen ahead of us who both were getting growlers filled and buying a few other things. We waited patiently while the man behind the counter (Mike, who it turns out is also the owner) filled their growlers and rang them up. Then it was our turn.

I approached the counter with a big smile on my face and giving an enthusiastic “Hi!” I then asked him a question about one of his taps. He then, abruptly and without explanation, turned to the woman behind us in line, who arrived after us and said, “I’m going to ring her up first.” My wife and I were extremely confused. No explanation was offered. I don’t know if he was trying to get a date or what. The only other thing I could think of was I had a growler from The Filling Station (a similar establishment) and he didn’t like that. But wouldn’t a business owner LOVE the opportunity to impress a shopper and steal business from a competitor?? Still, I’m only speculating because, like I said, he never provided any reason for snubbing us and making us wait.

My wife said, “That was rude. Let’s go.” and I agreed. As we were heading out the door she said to him, “You do realize we were here first, right?” He looked my wife right in the face and sarcastically said “Yeah.” His expression and posture gave the message of “Yeah, I know and I’m glad about it.” Seriously, what a jerk.

The thing is, I am a big beer fan and so are a lot of my friends. We try every kind of beer we come across. We buy growlers. We even brew our own (which this store sells brewing stuff too). Hell, we even have beer apps on our phones. This guy didn’t just lose a sale. He lost a lot of repeat and loyal business. And I will be sure to tell everyone of my friends about this baffling and idiotic experience.

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Photo of Fairwin
4.73/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

It's hard to understand the value of an establishment without understanding the dynamics of it's environment. First, Wilson County, in which MJBC resides, is a "limited" county, which means it is at the digression of the cities within the county to determine if they will allow liquor sales. Mt Juliet does not. This means you can buy a drink at a restaurant or bar, and you can buy low ABV beer (less than 6%) at the supermarket or convenience store, but you can't buy wine or liquor by the bottle within city limits. Taking this into perspective, one can understand the impact of a "beer store" on a community that can't have a liquor store, and probably considered Yengling Black and Tan to be a really fancy craft beer pre-MJBC. Fast-forward to today... Mike (the proprietor) now has over 400 beers to choose from as well as 15 beers on tap. The store is usually busy, but Mike will always take time to talk and answer questions. They also carry everything a home brewer would need, and have staff who can answer all of your questions in that regard. The ONLY negative about this establishment is the fact that they are unable to carry many of the labels that I want to try because of the alcohol content limitations. I will be a loyal customer of this store for as long as it is around.

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Photo of Buddy123
5/5  rDev +21.7%

My prayers were answered a year ago when this place opened and since then, they continue to impress me! The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, and will go out of their way to help. I attended one of the "home brew" seminars a few weeks ago and learned more about brewing my own beer in about an hour than I had learned from the last 3 books I tried to read on it!
I absolutely love their single section because it gives you a chance to try different beer without being stuck to a 6 pack that you may not like.
At one time, I said I was going to try every beer they had, but since they continue adding more and more, I don't think I'll meet my goal - unless I'm willing to become an alcoholic. Ha!
Just an all around great place!

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Photo of John1985
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Mount Juliet Beer Company (MJC) is a beer store located on Lebanon Road slightly west of Mount Juliet Road. The setup has room temperature beer in cases located around the store. It has an extensive cooler area with almost all beers kept cold.

It is the only store in Nashville (except for brewpubs) that I know of that sells growlers and currently has 8 beers on tap. A cigar area has recently been added for folks who are interested (not me, I have asthma!). The selection for beers under 6% easily matches Frugal McDougals or Midtown. Since TN only allows sales of beers > 6% in liquor stores, MJC cannot carry any high grade beers which is a total shame.

Prices seem reasonable, I bought a bomber of Stone Smoked Porter for $4.99 which is very good for this area. I spoke with the owner (Mike) and he seemed very knowledgeable and courteous. I plan on buying all my <6% beers here and strongly encourage my fellow BA's in the area to support MJC.

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Mount Juliet Beer Company in Mount Juliet, TN
Place rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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