29 Package Store

no score

Awaiting More Ratings

Type: Store

4132 Highway 29 NW
Lilburn, Georgia, 30047-2822
United States

(770) 381-6329 | map

No notes at this time.

Added by ontherocks on 12-18-2010

View: Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Tzman
2.76/5  rDev -28.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3

Decent selection, not great. Out of Fat Tire beer, guy on floor had limited beer knowledge at least the guy was polite. However the little blonde headed girl with a pierced nose that check me out had zero personality. No thank you, no good to see you, no come back again just take the ticket shove it in the bag and shoves the merchandise to me. I imagine she is always like this, personally I would have fired her on the spot. I have had previous experience with rudeness at the checkout counter with other personnel, this is a management issue. I will be hard-pressed to return.

 580 characters

Photo of vibhav
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of RickerATL
4.66/5  rDev +20.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

This is the spot where I go to get my beer in metro ATL. The selection is EXTREMELY deep, They have some hidden jewels if you get to know the right people. Ashton is the guy you wanna ask about beer he is the Beer Advocate there. The rest of the crew won;t be much help with beer. Great spot, Great selection, Good price and they are very friendly if you are there to buy beer to drink not to heard and resell.

 410 characters

Photo of jayfolly
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

This is definitely it for high quality beer selection in the area. It has all my favorites although tend to run a little more expensive than at the nearby smoke rise bottle shop. The atmosphere here tends to lean towards the shady side later on the weekends but for the best time try weekday nights as staff seems more low key.

 327 characters

Photo of ontherocks
4/5  rDev +3.6%

29 Package Store has been a fixture on U.S. Hwy. 29 in Lilburn, Ga. for a while. But it is only in the last year (when they built their new building) that they were able to expand their craft beer inventory and make it worthy of repeated visits.

Its location makes it convenient to beer enthusiasts in central Gwinnett County and being away from I-85, there might be times when their selection doesn't get picked-over as quickly as more well-known stores. The Craft Beer Manager, Ashton Cheatham, is very knowledgeable about craft brews and - while not yet a BA member, he is considering it. If you hear of something that might be available to Ga. distributors, ask him to check into getting it. Or if something is coming, ask to see if he might be willing to put aside a bottle for you.

So, if in the area (just NE of the intersection of Beaver Ruin Rd. and Hwy. 29) stop in. It was the first place in the area where I found Left Hand Wake Up Dead.

 951 characters

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

I was surprised when this store was submitted to the place guide. I live in Lilburn and had only been in here long ago- when there was absolutely nothing of note. The building has been rebuilt, and greatly expanded, and the selection has been expanded accordingly. It still seems to be a work in progress (which is good), but there is already far more good beer here than I'd expected. The best part is that virtually all of the beer is in coolers. The selection is diverse and somewhat expansive, but also somewhat eclectic. Whoever has chosen the beer here clearly wants to support craft beer sales, and has ordered accordingly, but I have to say I was quite disappointed in the selection of holiday beers. They had both Great Divide and Avery, but neither's holiday offering, for example, even though they had some Great Divide Hercules. There was Stone, including Lucky Bastard, lots of Left Hand, including the better stouts, lots of Southern Tier, all of the readily available Terrapin, plus the seasonals and Big Daddy Vlady and the charity beers, Sweetwater including recent Dank Tanks, only the Saison from Southhampton, as well as a number of other usual suspects in the craft department. For international beers, there are a smattering of Belgians, including a few you only see at the more major stores, some Germans, and the standard Sammy Smith lineup along with a few others. Sierra Nevada Estate series beers were also present. I left with some Victory Yakima Twilight and some Highlands Abbey. Not a destination store if you live in town, but a very good option for the area. The next closest place with decent beer is Smoke Rise over in Stone Mountain, and well over in Duluth in the other direction. As for the Lawrenceville and Snellville directions- nothing else has an equal selection, although Niko's corner tries- and has a few gems. Fairly busy on a Saturday, and although I was offered help, it wasn't beer specific. I'll definitely stop here again.

 1,974 characters

29 Package Store in Lilburn, GA
3.86 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.