Old Town Beer Exchange

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4.49/5
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9 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

301 Holmes Ave NE
Ste 150
Huntsville, Alabama, 35801-5588
United States

(256) 270-7825 | map
otbxhsv.com

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
9
pDev:
8.02%
 
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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Beer12345
4.67/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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4.49/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of thomasarose
4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of relynnjr
3.73/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of CTDutton
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Nice place, nice location. Needed a seat, wasn't one for 15 minites

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Photo of SCW
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

outstanding place with friendly owners, designed and fabricated with a lot of repurposes materials, thoughtful service and great beer selection. Top spot!

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Photo of Jackofallbrews
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

The Old Town Beer Exchange is located, shockingly, in Olde Town, virtually across the street from Below the Radar Brewpub. In a modern looking, somewhat understated building, a glass door with the OTBX logo emblazoned upon it welcomes one to the shop. Inside, the place is cozy without being small. Directly across from the entrance is a beautiful bar constructed of light-colored bricks from the old Coca-Cola Bottling plant in town, and topped with a ruggedly solid wooden bar top. A large screen behind the bar lists all of the 32 craft beers they have on tap, with up to the minute information on how much beer is left in the keg!

To the left of the bar is the main store space, including refrigerated cases and copious shelf space for beers. Windows are darkly tinted to discourage sunlight from injuring the beers on the shelves. Some beers are organized by country (Belgium, Germany, Europ-ish), while American beers are organized by region rather than by style. Bill tells me that he hopes this method of shelving will encourage people to discover other styles of beers by breweries they already enjoy, rather than automatically going to the IPA section and ignoring all the other good products to be found. I like it! They had a great selection of imports, larger regional breweries like Stone and Lagunitas, as well as a good amount of beers from Alabama and The South. Oh, and they have a selection of wines in the center of the store if you are not a huge beer fan.

They sourced as many things from the local area as possible for the building itself--from that amazing bar, to the reclaimed barn wood for tables, to the local craftsmen who fashioned them into usable furniture. We did get to meet the talented carpenter, Ben Niemitz, and I could feel the pride in his work radiating out of him as he watched all the folks clustered around that bar.

This is a wonderful bright spot in the beer scene of Huntsville!

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Old Town Beer Exchange in Huntsville, AL
Place rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 9 ratings