Oliver's Beverage

BA SCORE
95
world-class

98 Ratings
Oliver's BeverageOliver's Beverage
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

105 Colvin Ave
Albany, New York, 12206-1190
United States

(518) 459-2767 | map
brew-crew.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
98
Reviews:
63
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
6.24%
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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 63
Reviews by AndyAvalanche:
Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

Went here when on my way to visit some family over the holidays. Kind of a warehouse setup inside, big shelving units stacked pretty high. Its somewhat organized, possibly with the busy holiday season they struggled to keep things together, you could find the same beer on 3 different shelves at times. The service was very good, despite it being very busy in the store, the staff was pretty attentive. The selection was very good. There was a big focus on NY breweries then the heavy hitters like Stone, Rogue, Sierra, Lagunitas and so on. There was about 8 or so taps where you could fill a growler. You can break up any six pack and get whatever you want. There was a very good import section and a lot of Belgian beers. The prices were very hit and miss. There were a couple of prices that I found good, but other stuff that I found more expensive. All in all it was a good trip, I'd go back.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Sister bottle shop of Westmere, so they basically have the same delivery of beers. So the selection is through the roof with awesome stuff. Still, an exceptionally clean warehouse like store that looks just a tad cleaner than Westmere on the outside. Check it out if you’re in the area.

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Photo of abkayak
4.72/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

these guys bent over backwards to make a brother happy

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Photo of bigred89
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of thoglund
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of hockeypuck
4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of livin4jc
4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Loses points on the vibe. It is quite a, well, warehousey feel place. They have a ton of beers...some not normally available in the Capital region. Prices are good, staff is knowledgeable. Perhaps the best place for buying beer in the capital region...if it isn't, then I mustn't have been there yet.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of KGilmour
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.97/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Whimpers
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of GeoffreyM
3.89/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jlabs
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of American_Hawk
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of stevehagy
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of brentblack1
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Swaino
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Ngcba415
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Oliver's is my go-to beverage center! The entire staff is extremely helpful and they always have a huge selection suitable for any beer drinker. I bought a bottle of Green Flash Le Freak the other day that was uncarbonated for some reason, and they were very quick to exchange it for me, no questions asked. I tell everyone I know about Oliver's, now I'm telling you all. You will lose track of time just trying to take everything in.

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Photo of dennho
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

This place is the real deal. Not the prettiest store but lots of quality beer. Beers are arranged by state, it's a big enough place to do that. Some coolers around the perimeter but we're here for long aisles in the center of the store stacked with beer as high as I could reach.
The girl checking me out saw all the IPA's I had and suggested I try a Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing. Great call. I never would have tried it and it was first rate.

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Photo of JackNip
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Oliver's Beverage in Albany, NY
4.33 out of 5 based on 98 ratings.
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