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Oliver's Beverage

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96
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63 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

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

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

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
96
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
7.59%
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Reviews: 63 | Ratings: 96
Reviews by kingcrowing:
Photo of kingcrowing
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%

Wow. That's all I can say.

I stopped in here on a whim as a last stop on my way home, I'd already gotten plenty of beer on my trip but this place had some good reviews so I thought I'd give it a chance and check it out. I wish I spent less money earlier on because the selection here was phenomenal. I found Sam Adams Chocolate Bock for $7.99 on close out! There were tons and tons of locals, american craft as well as some great imports. They even had a chimay gift set with all 3 beers and a chalice - I would have bought it if I didn't just get a st.bernardus set earlier on my trip!

Anyways, point is they have amazing stuff no matter where you're from so check it out.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of thoglund
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of hockeypuck
4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of livin4jc
4.88/5  rDev +12.2%
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 -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.73/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.9/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of KGilmour
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.97/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Whimpers
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of GeoffreyM
3.89/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jlabs
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.79/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of American_Hawk
4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of stevehagy
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of brentblack1
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Swaino
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Ngcba415
5/5  rDev +14.9%

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 +3.4%

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 +3.4%

Photo of Speedbump
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of pbranigan
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Yes this place is not all that aesthetically pleasing, but honestly who's here to look at the architecture?! These guys carry a hell of a lot of craft beer, some of which I had only previously heard of in stories from friends. I'm not a massive craft beer guy...that is until fall season when I attempt to try as many pumpkin beers as possible (Bumpin Pumpkin Beer). Oliver's has been an invaluable resource for seasonal, and rotating, options. They've also been extraordinarily accommodating in recommending pumpkin beers as well as allowing for a little bit of counter swag advertising for my blog. I'm not sure there's a beer these guys DON'T carry. Definitely check them out!

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Photo of PaleAleWalt
4/5  rDev -8%

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