The Greenville Beer Exchange

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100
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82 Ratings
The Greenville Beer ExchangeThe Greenville Beer Exchange
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

7 S Laurens St
Greenville, South Carolina, 29601-2700
United States

(864) 232-3533 | map
thegreenvillebeerexchange.com

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Added by CharlestonBeerEx on 12-14-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
56
Avg:
4.7
pDev:
8.09%
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 56
Reviews by Onenote81:
Photo of Onenote81
4.7/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

In town this last weekend visiting friends, and this was on my "must-stop" list. Stopped in on Saturday afternoon, and we were the only ones there besides the 2 guys working at the time. Both were friendly and helpful. Right when you walk in there is an awesome selection of glassware, which I appreciate as I think I love glassware as much as I love beer. Awesome presentation in the store as the beer is categorized perfectly, and I had no problem finding what I was in the mood for. A stellar Belgian section that carried many bottles that I hadn't seen anywhere else in the area, or in NC for that matter. They had about a dozen taps at the back for growler fills. They offer 3 different growler sizes, all of which were reasonably priced. Good selection there. Next to that station is a small cooler section with a good amount of chilled bottles, growlers and mini-kegs. A small island in the middle of the store carries a good selection of domestic offerings. Loved this store. Another one I will revisit when back in town.

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Photo of Slack
4.64/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Extremely good service and great selection. Very nice selection from local to US to international. Prices are competitive. Growler station that also serves pints. The gent onsite will walk you through everything in the store, location wise, type/style, and their recommendations - very knowledgeable and very friendly. Would recommend stopping in.

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Photo of CollinaTiger
4.56/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Excellent selection (they actually had Maine Beer Co on tap x2!). Growler station. Devin is very knowledgeable and helpful. It is a small space downtown full of beers with only 3 or 4 tables so the "vibe" rating doesn't really seem applicable, though it was laid back and cool. I'll go back for sure.

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Photo of npala86
4.28/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4.33/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Online order, so vibe doesn't really apply.
From photos, you can see the densely packed dark wood shelves hold lots of variety, with clearly marked prices.
In one corner is a growler fill tap station with 16 draft beers listed on a chalkboard above.

Selection was good, and they update their inventory online. SC locals from Birds Fly South, Freehouse, Revelry, Carolina Bauernhaus, and more. Deep import selection with many obscure labels, including a couple dozen Belgian lambics.

I had emailed them about a few local things and they got back to me right away, but a week passed before confirming the order. It took 5 business days from payment to receive the box. Not the fastest turnaround, but it was well packed in a sturdy styro shipper. All in all I was satisfied with the experience, and would order again, and hopefully will stop in someday.

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Photo of HaoleToYouToo
4.39/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of rvshaff
4.66/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.04/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.6/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of gadsdenj
4.82/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of aleckpa
4.52/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

If you're not familiar with the area, this place could be difficult to find. Really small shop, big selection. Their selection was excellent, but nothing different than what I could find in Simpsonville. Prices seemed fair. They do growler fills and the tap list was great. If you're in the area, it's worth the stop.

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Photo of VeganUndead
4.44/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cyberkedi
5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place can be a pain in the arse to find, but well worth the effort. Parking is best in one of the nearby garages - I lucked out and parked in front, but could stay only 15 minutes. Service is first-rate - the fellow pointed me straight to some excellent South Carolina brews, and managed to get me out in time. He even came after me when I left my oh-so-important beers tried list hardcopy behind - extra point there! Prices appear to be reasonable. I hope that next time I visit Greenville I can spend more time in this great beer boutique.

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Photo of RochefortChris
5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of tlema1
3.96/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Cool little place downtown, good selection of uncommon local stuff, growler fills, Thursday tasting...the staff can be a little condescending, but that's to be expected when you're not a regular customer

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Photo of wulfie85
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mattsmith413
5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jshusc
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Best craft beer store in Greenville. Devin and Andrew are both super knowledgable and helpful and will help everyone find the perfect beer for their tastes. Also has the best selection of foreign beers in the whole state. I've been to other beer stores in other states and when they hear that I am from Greenville they don't even bother showing me the foreign section because it's not as good as GBX. Worth going out of your way to find.

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Photo of fredmugs
4.25/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of EHopkinsi
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Great selection of domestics and imports. Lots of "famous names" I haven't seen in other places. Staff was helpful, if not eager. Good glassware to choose from, and beer was fresh, too.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of tillmac62
4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

While small, GBE has an amazing inventory, which they also keep updated online. I've been there 3 times, and each time was a great experience. The staff is always helpful, knowledgeable and professional. Just give them your list and they'll fix you right up.

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The Greenville Beer Exchange in Greenville, SC
4.7 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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