Small brick building that houses a lot of alcohol. The store is lined with tall shelves crammed full of beer, with individual large format bottles available at the back. Tall shelves in the center of the store seem to hold mostly 4/6 packs, with the section of the store to the back left holding imports, and the back wall holding large format bottles and cans, both domestic and import. There are a few coolers in the back right, but most of the craft is out on the warm shelves. Staff was friendly, although no outgoing. She helped point us to a few good beers for out of staters to try. Selection was fantastic offering loads of choices.
Stopped in today, I am new to the area and I have been looking for a place where I can get some good craft beer. The selection is awesome and about half the store is beer. Rose was working and she was tremendous. Right now there isn't another place in town I would rather spend my money.
I always have a pleasant experience when I go to Stoney's. Great selection of beer, always a mixture of regional imports, lots of local brews and the back wall of bombers and Belgians makes it a one stop beer shop. Decent selection of liquors and wines, nothing super fancy, but reasonable. Gotta love my local Stoney's liquor store.
Visiting family from VA. Went to Stoney's at night, this place is located in a somewhat sketchy neighborhood. There were two guys just hanging out watching Nick at Night or TVLand or something. Not sure if they worked there but they certainly didn't offer to get up and help as I went round and round looking for some local IN beer. Went to the counter and the oldish lady working there was chatting with a customer for several minutes without acknowledging me. Once she did, she was helpful, if a bit strange. When she found out I lived near DC she went off on politics. All their local stuff was chilled, which was annoying bc I was looking to bring it home and didn't have a cooler. Decent selection, but some stuff was way past freshness date. I'd def recommend 21st Amendment over Stoney's!
a great store all around. of course they have all the indiana stuff, but youll also find a nice allotment of founders releases and bells specials as well. loaded up on jolly pumpkin and they often have upland lambics as well. they have really built up their belgian stock, i just left with some great cantillon and pannepot. plenty of others as well. want some particular cantillon? just ask and theyll order it so long as its available. talk with rose while youre there, shes got a big heart and just loves watching the beer geeks grab up their favorites.
Great place. I live around 10th and Rural, and it's great to have a place in the neighborhood (10th and Emerson) with such an awesome selection. Rose, the woman I always see behind the register or stocking shelves, is a really nice woman. I promised her I'd go online tonight and put in a good word for the place.
I picked up a Goose Island Nightstalker bomber and a Avery Maharaja for a damned good price.
The selection here, again, is great. Stuff you won't see at Kahn's, stuff that might sell out there too fast.. just a good store. Even making a special trip here would really be worth it. Don't let the neighborhood scare you -- have a nice family dinner across the street at Steer Inn, a place featured on Food Network for it's hearty fare.
4th best Beer store in Indy after:
Kahns - Keystone
PartiPak - Southside
Crown - Downtown
You WILL find something here that surprises you. It may be 3 bottles of The Bruery's "Two Turtle Doves" for $11 (Gone! I bought the last three in March 2011!), or '09 bombers of BCBS, or you might find double priced $16 12oz of Bashah.
About 10% of their beer is priced oddly. Tons of things are $2 too cheap, or $2 too much per bottle. Odd.
Named after the original Proprietor, Mr. Stonebreaker.
Location: South side of the street across from the Steer-In. This is my neighborhood store. Front door reads, "No hoodies (hooded sweatshirt) allowed".
I've heard that Rose, the evening cashier, carries a handgun in her sweatpants to make sure that no one is wearing a hoody.
The craft beer selection is a combination of distributor suggestions and owners taste in interesting label design. For instance, they carry every type of Hoppin Frog.
Some beers they carry:
3Floyds (all the regs plus Dreadnaught, Behemoth, year round Broo-Doo (ha, yup tons of it basking in the tube light)
Upland (lambics too)
Lots of others.
Who knew? Really. Seriously. The Eastside of Indy is not exactly viewed as a beer mecca. In fact, after I moved to Irvington I found very few beer stores that sold much more than Coors Light and Sam Adams (Thanks Vineyard for breaking the mold). Except for this place.
The atmosphere is a little claustrophobic but that is understandable considering the amount of stock packed into a roughly 700 sq. ft space.
The store seems to turn over beer well, and thank you to Bill, an uber-beer-geek who knows every last bit of inventory there.
The selection is fantastic and has practically every single thing you would need. Stone, 3Floyds, Sun King, the regulars, and a lot of delicious imports and lesser known singles and packs.
Oh by the way, the prices are a full dollar lower (or sometimes more than that) than other beer stores in the city. So next time you are on the corner of 10th & Emerson, and I know ya'll go there, get some value.