Craft Beer Store

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Bar, Beer-to-go

35 Baltimore Pike
Springfield, Pennsylvania, 19064
United States

(610) 990-3013 | map
craftbeerspringfield.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.79
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
pDev:
37.99%
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Reviews by ericwo:
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ericwo from Pennsylvania

1.33/5  rDev -64.9%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 1

Was super excited when this place opened a few years ago as it was much closer than the next craft beer option. And I was a weekly customer for its first couple years. But now I have stopped buying my beer here and drive right past this place, and a couple miles further, to buy my beer. For a couple reasons:

1) Old Beer - way too much old beer on the shelf. As a regular customer I knew what was new stock and would gravitate towards that, but way too much of their stock has been sitting on the shelves for 6+ months or more. (I always find it funny to see Stone Enjoy By sitting on the shelf past its Enjoy By date.)
2) They don't know how to fill crowlers. I've probably bought 50+ crowlers from them over time, and about 50% of the time I would get home and the bag they packed them up in would have beer in the bottom. Worse than that, sometimes I could see beer leaking from the seal. I started to think that was just the risk with getting a crowler, but having purchased crowlers at other establishments with no problems, decided it was the store doing something wrong.
3) Service is hit or miss. The owners have always treated me well, but some of the employees (1 in particular) are just jerks. The final straw for me was a few months ago, I went in their with my kid to pick up a six-pack. Guy at register actually asked my kid for ID! Then told me he couldn't sell me the beer because one of us was underage. WHAT! I've walked into many beer stores with my kids for take-out beer, including this place, many times. The owner stepped over and finished the transaction for me, but I haven't been back since.

Feb 21, 2020
More User Reviews:
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VoxRationis from New York

4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Was in the Springfield, PA area and decided to stop in. The owner was more than happy to take we around the place and show me his establishment. Craft Beer Store features 30 taps for growlers and crowlers, at least half a dozen cold cases, many set up to compose mixed sixes, and shelf after shelf of unrefrigerated stock. Really quite a remarkable collection and selection beers, as well as ciders and wines. Really worth a stop.

Aug 02, 2018
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BrewDawg1123 from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +31.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Mar 11, 2018
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drtth from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

As you enter the store you see a long narrow store with a small bar up front so you can have one of the beers on tap. The walls on both sides of the store are lined with shelves and cold boxes full of different beers. In addition there are some beer packages and shelf racks in a shorter center island which leaves room near the front for a table that allows a small group to sit and have a beer together.

On the left side of the store are several cold cases. You can make a mixed six from any of the cold cases but there are two pricings for a mixed six. Use only the cans and bottles in from the first 5 cases and a mixed six will cost you $13.99. If you any pick beers from the other cases all the bottles are individually priced and the cost of your mixed six is going to be the total of the can/bottle prices for those six beers. While the beer prices seem on the high side they are pretty much consistent with what you'll find in a PA bottle shop.

On the shelves there are lots of IPAs and several other styles of beer. The Belgian selection seems to be focused mostly on Trappist and Abbey ales. The slots in the cold cases house lots of variety.

The store does host occasional tastings and have a knowledgable friendly helpful staff

While a bit small and crowded if there are more than a few people there the general ambiance/vibe is warm welcoming.

Also, a note for folks who are driving there, while there are few parking spaces at the front of the building there is more parking and a downstairs entrance to the store behind the building. Parking there can be much easier than trying to use one of the spaces in front of the store and dealing with the Baltimore Pike traffic, especially during rush hours. The driveway to use is right between the Music Store sign (one of the three shops in the same building as the Beer Store) and the Raymour and Flanagan building next door. That drive gets you around to the back end of the shops in the same building with the Craft Beer Store and then you can use the back entrance to the Craft Beer Store and go upstairs for your beer.

May 19, 2017
Craft Beer Store in Springfield, PA
Place rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 4 ratings