Cappy's Wine and Spirits

Cappy's Wine and SpiritsCappy's Wine and Spirits
Cappy's Wine and SpiritsCappy's Wine and Spirits

309 W Loveland Ave
Loveland, Ohio, 45140-2935
United States

(513) 677-2599 | map
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Ratings by benlanelsu:
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Reviewed by benlanelsu from Ohio

5/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
This is a great place to get high quality craft beers. They help you out if you need to pick the perfect beer. Their recommendations are very good. They even hold beer for you until you can get in the store to pick it up!
Nov 18, 2016
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Rated: 5 by freewill35 from Indiana

Jul 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Js513914 from Ohio

1/5  rDev -78.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1
Staff is rude and pretentious. I can’t ever go in there without them feeling like they need to put their two cents in. Have quite literally been harassed by them just so they could get a laugh. I won’t be going back here again. If they think this is an appropriate way to treat a customer, thats disappointing.
Dec 13, 2020
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Reviewed by GenghisK from Ohio

5/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I love going to Cappy's. They have a selection like I have not seen anywhere else in the area. The people that work and go there to drink are all great. They have a nice deck out front that is great for enjoying a beer and hanging out with a very nice crowd.
Jul 01, 2017
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Reviewed by RockRuler from Mississippi

4.34/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
The best overall selection in the area. Big tap list that rotates often. Helpful and knowledgeable staff. The outdoor seating area is comfortable and laid back. A food truck was on-site when I visited last. Good selection of bombers and singles. A must visit for craft beer geeks.
Apr 17, 2017
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Reviewed by michael_kirk44 from Ohio

4.97/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Best selection in the greater Cincy area. Love the events they run on a weekly basis. They strike a great balance of supporting local brewers, and spotlighting new and rare brewers. 40 taps providing a great variety whether you come in for a pint or few, or need your growler filled. In addition to the taps, they have an amazing selection of product, from sixers to bombers. Staff is knowledgeable, and you can tell they're beer people at heart. Provides a great atmosphere for the business, and makes you want to support them with your business. Covered, heated deck out front to sit back and enjoy pint nights, with local food trucks on hand to soak them up. Great spot.
Feb 25, 2017
Rated: 5 by sLevin1906 from Ohio

Sep 26, 2016
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Reviewed by KyleDavis from Ohio

4.68/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
Cappy's is easily the best shop in the Cincinnati area. Their bottle/can selection is huge, and they have 40 taps and a Pegas growler filler. The covered patio is great and there's usually a food truck on site a few times each week.

Edited and increased the "Vibe" rating to 4.75 because the patio has heaters and vinyl curtains for days with less than desirable weather.
Aug 09, 2016
Rated: 5 by MatthewE from Ohio

Jun 09, 2016
Rated: 4.51 by CBrodbeck from Florida

May 19, 2016
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Reviewed by SandyF from Ohio

4.93/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
Great selection of craft beers along with excellent growler selection. Always friendly staff. Definitely not a yuppie beer snob hang-out. Love it the way it is! Friday night is not the best time to get your growlers filled since the place is usually rock'in. But then again, you can grab a pint and chill while you wait.
Apr 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Rodosman from Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Awesome craft beer spot. Excellent growler selection and co2 system that you don't find just anywhere. Large selection of sours and stouts. Found KBS also. Very helpful staff. Must stop if passing through area.
Apr 04, 2016
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Reviewed by IMFletcher from Kentucky

4.72/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
Not a large store, but the beer selection is insane, and now there's 40 taps and they do crowlers. As a resident of Central Kentucky, it's worth driving another 25-30 minutes whenever I'm in the NKY/Cincy area to see what they've got.
Mar 13, 2016
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Reviewed by djtothemoney from Ohio

4.93/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
I learned about Cappy's about 9 months ago and it's really opened up my eyes to what I should expect in a Bottle Shop. Unfortunately, it's not near my house, so it usually takes a special event to get me here anymore, or something I want to come in.

Vibe - Really improved over the past few months. Their weekly Thursday Tap Takeover events has necessitated more space. They have certainly made an improvement by building a large deck on the front, which will be wonderful spring-fall. They also recently added some panels around the outside of the deck to keep it warmer in the winter.

The inside of the store is a little cramped, but fairly easy to navigate. With the amount of things they get in the store, and having to manage liquor and wine, they make everything fit in fairly easily.

Quality - If it's distributed to southwest Ohio, they get it. One of two places I've ever seen CBS on tap in southwest Ohio. They recently added to their PEGAS system and now have 40 total taps. Bombers galore, everything very neatly organized and easy to find. If they weren't as friendly as they are already, it'd still be super easy to find what you are looking for.

Service - Staff is quick and knowledgeable. They will do holds on items, which is great, but also kind of a problem now that they have such a large following. They are quick to respond to questions on twitter and on the phone.

Selection - I gave them a bit of a knock in this category. While the selection is great, people sitting on Twitter all day can get a better pick of "Holds" which I think hurts things a bit. They seem to be backing off on the holds a LITTLE bit now. Also, limits on some beers kind of knocks them down a bit (i.e. 1 or two bottle limits on 6 packs.)

Overall, if you are in Cincinnati, this is one of the places to check out!
Feb 19, 2016
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Reviewed by Smk54 from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
Neighborhood gem. Amazing amount of beer in a small space. Selection is way above average. Staff is helpful. 10-12 beers on tap so bring your growler. Tastings on a regular basis. They are having one tonight and bringing in a food truck. It is definitely worth a trip.
2/16- new taps added. I think they have 25+ beers on tap now.
Jan 14, 2016
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Reviewed by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
This place is a really underrated spot to grab great beer on tap or by case. I'll admit that on my first visit, I was pretty let down. Lots of liquor and not a great crowd. As time went on, they just kept getting more and more amazing beers on tap. The overall experience improved on each visit and now it's a place a look forward to visiting at least a few times a month. A great place to visit if you're looking for something outside of downtown Cincinnati. Loveland is an under the radar beer spot.
Jan 02, 2016
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Reviewed by dctjf0290 from Ohio

4.94/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Cappy's is where it's at. They have a great selection and an always rotating tap list. Plus, they just expanded their outside deck by adding more space! Plus plus, it's a covered space now!
Dec 13, 2015
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Rated by jupe13 from Ohio

4.59/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
Great selection and knowledgeable staff that are very friendly and eager to help. Only knock is the stupid expensive prices of their growlers.
Sep 02, 2015
Rated: 4.64 by meanmutt from Ohio

Aug 21, 2015
Rated: 4.36 by MaximumYuks from Oregon

Jul 04, 2015
Rated: 5 by Chris33 from Ohio

May 15, 2015
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Reviewed by KSOZE from Ohio

4.91/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Consummate bottle shop with everything you could ask for. Knowledgable staff, great service, amazing selection, constant events and other exciting things going on. Just the best place in Cincy.
Apr 30, 2015
Rated: 4.79 by Steve13213 from Ohio

Apr 04, 2015
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Reviewed by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

4.93/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
Updated Review, September 2021:
Basically everything I originally wrote still stands. The selection is well curated, they get their hands on some rare stuff, the staff still knows their beers, and they've expanded their tap system to 40 handles now. There's also their deck/patio, which features live music on a regular basis.

If you're in the area and intend to do any beer shopping, this should be one of your stops.

Original Review from 2015:
It took all of one visit to convince me that this is the single best place on the Ohio side of the Greater Cincinnati Area to purchase beer, period.

While fairly small, this store has a staggering amount of good beers, including beers I was told never made it to Ohio by other shops in the area (Boulevard BBQ, ahem). Their selection of amazing, more-rare-than-common beers from US brewers is outstanding, and their import section, while small, is well-curated. Slap on the sizeable PEGAS growler station (from which they will serve you pints while you shop, if you are so inclined), and what else might one look for?

Oh, right, service. Well, I was greeted warmly as I came in the door, given a mini-tour of the place, and had at last two other employees (including the owner) come up to me as I was browsing to make sure I was finding everything all right, and to just shoot the breeze for a second.

All in all, I was quite impressed, and this place has a significant portion of my business for as long as I remain in the Cincy area, and on any trips back to visit family once I'm gone!
Feb 05, 2015
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Reviewed by beerwolf72 from Ohio

4.87/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
I've been going to Cappy's for a couple years now. They have great customer service. Their staff takes time to get to know you and your tastes. They might not have the largest selection for growler fills, but it's guaranteed there will be a few things on tap you can't find anywhere else. They stock an enormous selection, I'll go out on a limb and say it rivals Jungle Jims, even if they don't carry the inventory.
Feb 05, 2015
Rated: 5 by Corriecrafts from Kentucky

Dec 23, 2014
Rated: 4.57 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Dec 21, 2014
Rated: 5 by Jstonerock24 from Ohio

Nov 06, 2014
Rated: 5 by Jasonchair from Kentucky

Oct 29, 2014
Rated: 5 by Frankenmonkey81 from Ohio

Oct 04, 2014
Rated: 5 by Tetrault67 from Ohio

Sep 10, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by Chris77McGrath from Ohio

Aug 08, 2014
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Reviewed by Ricardo812 from Ohio

5/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
This is one of the best craft stores in SW Ohio. It's not much to look at on the outside. Don't be deceived! It's also set back from the road a little and you could overlook it, like I used to. Don't! The owner is one of the few store owners around here who bother to get to know his clientele. He really tries to take care of them. He pretty aggressively goes after cool beers, and does not disappoint on bottle stock or what's on tap. He's got a great filling system that keeps growlers fresh for weeks. I've pushed the envelope and I have personally had some fills go six weeks plus and they are like the day they were filled. Other staff in the store know and like beer and can help get you headed in the right direction. This is a growing store that is already giving the big boys a run for their money. If you go in here you can not only consistently find great beer, but you can actually get some decent advice on what to select. Anyone would feel comfortable here. No snobbery, just great beer and service to go with it.
Aug 02, 2014
Rated: 5 by NicGephart from Ohio

Jul 08, 2014
Rated: 5 by Ben_Capodagli from Ohio

Jul 08, 2014
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Reviewed by PeterR from California

5/5  rDev +6.2%
Cappy's review in Beer Advocate.

Hands-down, without a doubt, the best bottleshop in the greater Cincinnati area. As a matter of fact, it could be argued that Ben at Cappy's has crafted the best shop in the state of Ohio as well. I have traveled this great country from Maine to Florida to Michigan to Texas to California bouncing in and out of bottleshop after bottleshop, and personally have yet to find one that exceeds the merits of Cappy's. Here it is spelled out:
5) Ben has built Cappy's from ground up completely focused on the customer and their ever-changing needs. For six years they have been accommodating my relentless crazy requests with a 100% track record.
4) Cappy's has a 16 tap PEGAS growler fill station stocked with some of the rarest, premium, sought-after craft beers from around the Midwest and the country. PEGAS means you can fly home out-of-state with a growler now -- 30 days of freshness from fill if kept sealed. Pi-yahhh!
3) You will find no pretentious hipsters on a power trip hugging whales behind the counter at Cappy's. The staff is knowledgeable, humble, & completely devoted to the needs of the customer. Ben and mgr Sam run a tight ship.
2) Their selection of fine American craft, Belgians & European beers is impeccable. The stock selection is well-thought out and logically displayed.
1) No dusty bottles here. What I appreciate most of all about Cappy's is their continuous, laser-focused attention to the quality and freshness of the beer they sell. It is doubtful that you'll ever find an out-of-date IPA here...even if it isn't stamped on the bottle. Nothing chaps my a** more, than coming home after beer shopping out-of-state at BA highly rated bottleshops, only to find that all my non-date stamped IPA's and DIPA's have already aged and morphed into a sugary, butter-toffee malt bomb devoid of any remaining hop profile. Cappy's also moves a lot of beer, so their stock is continuously rotating...even the obscure selections as well.
Jun 20, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Sanketvp from Ohio

Jun 17, 2014
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Reviewed by robbydee from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5
So Cappy's is in a dicey old carry-out store in an old building ... But don't let looks fool you. Walk in and you'll find a great selection of American and European beers, 10 taps ... all down by the wonderful Little Miami River in downtown Loveland. Very surprising find.
Jun 05, 2014
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Reviewed by beerslushy from Ohio

4.88/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
This is a great bottle shop! Both the selection and service are exceptional. This is truly a place for lovers of craft beer. The employees like to talk about beer as much as I do. They have an impressive tap list and the most modern growler station I've ever seen. Absolutely the best beer store in the area! They will soon be selling pints of beer so that you can shop and drink at the same time.
May 20, 2014
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Reviewed by UcDru from Ohio

5/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Service is unlike any store I have ever been into. Ben has never met a stranger and may not know the most about beer but will never claim to. He, as we all are, is constantly learning more and more every day and strives to carry the best selection of both shelf stuff and limited release stuff. If you spend 5 minutes in his store do not be surprised if 5 people come in who he knows by name. The service, selection and his top notch growler station is what keeps me coming back week after week when there are other shops much closer.
Apr 25, 2014