The Copper Vine


13 Reviews

Type: Store

5595 Wilson Ave SW
Grandville, Michigan, 49418-9757
United States

(616) 261-4888 | map

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Added by GRPunk on 07-10-2011

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 30
Photo of AxiomoixA
2.89/5  rDev -35.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.75

The Copper Vine is a decent shop. Michigan beer is represented well, along with quite a bit of other craft beer. Pretty much all new and trending stuff, I don't ever find more obscure beers or import stuff. Wine selection is small but there are some good options. I've never gotten more than a "Hello" when visiting, never been offered help or suggestions, hence the average service rating. Pricing is fair. I live nearby and go out of convenience sometimes. Not a bad little spot but pretty average.

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Photo of beerdrinker48
4.92/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I wasn't aware of this store until a friend recommended it and I am so glad he did. Located close to the mall and Cabela's it will now be my go-to beer store. Their selection of singles for build-your-own 6 pack is amazing and with a little help from the owner (he really knows his stuff) I quickly put together a really nice assortment. I went in thinking 6-pack but left with a case. My wife was also very impressed with the wine selection and and picked up a few bottles per the owner's suggestions. He tastes all of the wines before purchasing from his suppliers and can explain the subtle differences between the different labels. If you are in Grandville, make sure to check this place out.

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Photo of Astralplanes
3.14/5  rDev -30.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3

I'm back in town for the summer and my buddy has been telling me to check out this store, knowing my interest in craft beer. Overall an ok spot, but nothing exceptional. Selection is fairly modest, focusing primarily on new release beer with an emphasis on Michigan beers. I guess that's not bad in an of itself, but I like my Belgian beers and other imports and was really disappointed with the selection as far as that goes. Also not many larger 750ml bottles to choose from. Service was average. Prices were reasonable. Overall a decent spot but not on par with some of the other places around town.

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Photo of bmosh99
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Copper Vine is a great place to purchase beer. The staff there is always very friendly and knowledgeable. The selection there is pretty good, occasionally they have had some that I was looking for but for the most part they have everything anyone could want. This place is by far the best place and most friendly place in town to buy beer.

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Photo of Signochaos
4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

The Copper Vine is a great place for beer and wine. They have an amazing selection and get in all the sought after beers. The staff here is super friendly and always willing to answer your questions or suggest something you might like. If you are in Grandville, MI you need to come check this store out you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of marsh189
4.94/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Copper Vine is my go to beer store these days. Jim and his wife always have good suggestions and are very personable. Never been disappointed.

Very large selection of wine along with mix and match six packs. Tons of Michigan Beers with a good selection of hard to find beers from other states. Jim is always getting in tons of new releases.

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Photo of kgolf
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

The new store has given Jim and Nicole more room to add selection's of both Beer and Wine. I always buy here, the selection is incredible, the prices are comparable or less than local competitors, and Jim and Nicole make every customer feel like family ! They have most michigan beers as well as other national favorites such as Stone , lagunitas, Sixpoint, Clown shoes and many others. The coppervine is worth a visit, I'm sure it will become a favorite of yours too!!!

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Photo of MuckyDuck
4.89/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

I've been going to The Copper Vine for the last year or so and always feel welcomed by the owners. I think the selection is excellent and I often buy based on suggestions by the owners and have never been disappointed. My wife enjoys their wide assortment of wines and often tries new wines based on their recommendations. The new store on the corner of 56th and Wilson is awesome and has allowed them to expand selection even more. Copper Vine is definitely my go to store!

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Photo of founder26
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I have to start out by saying that I totally disagree with the last reviewer of copper vine. although it is true they don't have alot of non michigan beers, they still have a very good selection. now that said, they actually get the new stuff when it comes out, unlike peters. their prices are not marked up either, usually just as cheap as peters. Jim that runs the store is a great guy, if you stop in there make sure to chat with him, he is very informed about beer and can probably get you what you want. I think I will be going here for a very long time!

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Photo of redwing61
4/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Stopped in to see how this shop compared to my usual beer store (Peters Gourmet Outlet, just north of the mall in Grandville).

As far as the selection goes, I'd say there was about a 90% overlap in terms of Michigan beer. They stock Bell's, Founders, New Holland, Short's, Arcadia, Dark Horse, Arbor, North Peak, Brewery Vivant, Michigan, Atwater Block, Mount Pleasant, Tri-City, Detroit, Dragonmead and Schmohz. Only the last one I haven't seen at Peters. And I don't believe I saw anything from Saugatuck, Frankenmuth, Round Barn or Keweenaw – all of those are stocked at Peters.

Outside of Michigan, the domestic craft overlap was about 99%. The Copper Vine stocks Capital Brewery out of Wisconsin, and that was the only one I hadn't seen before. Their selection of imports was not nearly as extensive as Peter's.

Prices weren't bad – most singles ranged from $1.69 to $1.99 – but they were a little bit higher than Peters'.

Both owners were there, and each asked whether I needed any help. They were friendly enough and happy to let me break six-packs for beers that weren't stocked as singles.

Overall, I like what they're doing at The Copper Vine and I wish them much success, but I probably won't be stopping in very often given the slightly better selection at slightly lower prices at Peters.

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Photo of MikeyRx
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

The Copper Vine was recommended to me by a friend and I'm so happy I checked it out!

The beer selection is good, with a great representation of regional brews and some others from around the US. The have non-refrigerated 6's and 12's and most are available cold as well. They just doubled the cooler space for singles as of my last visit!

The CV also has an impressive amount of wine. I am relatively uneducated about wine, but I hear that their selection is quite good.

What The Copper Vine lacks in selection they make up for with service. The owners take recommendations/requests for brews and will special order kegs. The CV is now my go-to bottle shop!

There is word on the street that The Copper Vine is seeking licensure to host beer/wine tastings. Hopefully this exciting possibility will come to fruition!

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Photo of dkfergen
5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This Oasis of libation in the Grand Rapids, MI metro area is a treasure trove of awesome deals and finds. Originally went to Copper Vine for wine but James and Nicole recommended ales and beers that I might like. To my amazement I LOVE the libations at this place.
The latest is Founder's 2011 Blushing Monk Ale. The Raspberry ales is one even the Three Wise men would trek from afar to get this one! Not only did the monk blush but the nun giggled too with this one!
Also tried the Founders Cerise cherry fermented ale. It is a mild ale with a flavorful cherry ambiance. Not over powering but still has the distinction of Cherry. I am really glad that i grabbed this one.
I am amazed of the wonderful food product that I will be tring too. Many cheeses and crostini/pretzels to attack that hunger while enjoying your brew!

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Photo of GRPunk
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Another great place to pick up beer in suburban Grand Rapids on the Southwest side.

The store is set up really nicely. Beers are mostly sorted as crafts, imports, and BMC. Beers are sold as singles, bombers,sixers, or bigger, on the shelf or in a large cooler. Another bonus, they're right next to a good pizza place. Easy to pick up a tasty pie and some great brew.

Lots of quality beer. Plenty of "hard to finds" to go with regular releases from local and regional brewers. More than enough wine to keep my wife happy too.

Service is outstanding. I've always been welcomed to the store, asked if I'd like any help, and made aware of any new/special releases. The biggest thing that impresses me is the fact that the owners actually take requests/suggestions. I don't know how many places I've gone where I've requested a beer, given my contact information, and not even received a call (much less get the beer stocked). At the Copper Vine I've made a request for beer or wine and come back to find it stocked after the next delivery day. That service goes a long way in my book.

Selection is definitely good. Not as extensive as some of the top, more established, shops but they definitely have a great selection from Michigan, national, and import breweries and enough hidden gems to keep me checking in on a regular basis. Selection seems to be expanding since their recent opening.

Value is good, within a dollar either way of the other local shops.

Copper Vine is definitely becoming my "go-to" shop.

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