New Beer Distributors

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94
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137 Reviews
New Beer DistributorsNew Beer Distributors
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

167 Chrystie St
New York, New York, 10002-2809
United States

(212) 260-4360 | map
www.newbeerdistributors.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
159
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
11.4%
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Reviews: 137 | Ratings: 159
Reviews by r0nyn:
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

I visited New Beer Distributors in the heat of the New York City summer, so ducking into a shady, cool hole-in-the-wall store was quite a welcome happenstance. The place extends quite deep into the building it occupies, but the back half is full of BMC dreck. Up front on the sales floor is where the real treasure lies.

They have a row of freezers towards the entrance if you want your beer cold and immediately, but I skipped past them and headed for the shelves. I was amazed at the selection, with each shelf boasting an impressive lineup of brews. There were different sections categorized by nationality. The largest section was definitely the assortment of domestic beers, but they had quite a few cabinets dedicated to Belgian beers as well. I was able to find most of what I came to find and they were all reasonably priced. I asked the staff about some other brews that I was interested in and they were very helpful, letting me know when their next shipment was and offering to sign my e-mail address up for alerts on new beers.

It's definitely one of the better beer stores I've been to and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who will be in the New York City area and is looking to pick up some quality craft beer. I know I'll be going back as soon as I can to collect even more great brews.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

My first stop in NYC for bottled beer to take home. It's a Warehouse & after 10 minutes a was asked if I wanted any help. What seemed to me to be a very good selection of beer from all over the world but I was after NY brewed bottles, which I found plenty and was able to split the 6 packs. Also found a number from breweries in CT as well as New Belgium, NC

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Photo of bgold86
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of neckbeardahab
2.74/5  rDev -34.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4

there is some very old beer for sale here, I wouldn't buy anything that's not bottle dated or a one time current release. the brothers who run the place are honest about how long they've had things in my experience.

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Photo of StoutBoi
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

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4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Figoeric710
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Zekenyce
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

My type of place. Great selection and maintained in ideal cellar conditions.

Best prices in town. Hands down.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of JonahNW
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

Grimy, unassuming, very well-priced Valhalla for saisons, sours, Belgians

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of MisterBisco
3.32/5  rDev -21.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

This is a curious place. Total warehouse feel. If you can hunt a staff person down, they range from snappy and unhelpful to warm and inviting.

Don't go for IPAs, unless it's something you know was released recently - the warehouse isn't temperature controlled, and their IPAs don't clear the shelves very quickly.

Some good values can be found, but overall found their prices to be average to pricey.

Worth stopping in if you're in the area, and it makes for a nice beer haul stop along with Whole Foods Bowery and Top Hops, both very close by.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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New Beer Distributors in New York, NY
94 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.
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