Peabody's Wine & Beer Merchants

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Peabody's Wine & Beer MerchantsPeabody's Wine & Beer Merchants
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

1104 Highway 105
Boone, North Carolina, 28607-4617
United States

(828) 264-9476 | map
www.peabodyswineandbeer.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
121
Avg:
4.6
pDev:
6.74%
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Reviews: 97 | Ratings: 121
Reviews by Onenote81:
Photo of Onenote81
4.78/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Spent a day in the mountains with my family and made it a point to stop by the famous Peabody's. As I walked in, I was promptly greeted by the guy behind the register and asked if I needed any help. Good service already. The beer section is in the back right side of the store, past all the wine. First thing I see is a nice rack of vintage brews. They had a good selection of aged beers at fairly reasonable prices. The beer is organized well, with a nice Belgian section, NC section, European section, and a large section of coolers with chilled singles, bombers, growlers, and sixers. Very extensive selection. I'd be hard-pressed to not find something I'd want there. Some of the prices are higher than I'm used to, but some were actually lower. I was approached by the aforementioned employee, and asked again if I needed some help. We chatted beer for a bit. I'm really glad I stopped. Definitely one of the best stores in the state, and by far the best store in the area.

[11/7/12 Edit] - This is a place I always stop by when in the area, but this time I got to talk beer with Chris for a bit, and what a pleasure that was! Great guy and excellent businessman, that some of the other "big" beer stores in the state could learn quite a bit from. I was actually here as he had set aside a few brews for me from his cellar, but of course I couldn't leave without grabbing a bunch more off the shelves. This store continues to amaze me as they carry so many more offerings from breweries that I just don't see anywhere else. It is well-worth the extra time and money to drive up here. I will make this much more habitual. Thanks, Chris!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of OldhouseRecs
4.44/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tlema1
4.61/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great find on my last trip to Boone, friendly, knowledgeable staff, great selection, clean, a little cramped but that didn't take away from the experience...highly recommended

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Photo of AppaZappa
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I honesty can't imagine a better beer store. The selection is amazing. The people are incredible. The vibe is welcoming and laid back. If I lived in Boone I would go there way too often..but it'd be worth it.

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Photo of curtisjoseph
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Truly everything that you can ask of a beer store. An absolutely great staff who try virtually all of the beer on their shelves and can recommend pretty much anything to anyone whether they are a craft aficionados or are used to buying cases of light beers from the grocery store. Their selection is absolutely fantastic as well and is constantly rotating which means although your favorite beer may not be there one week, something really good is bound to have taken its spot on the shelf. They also usually have a decently stocked singles cooler and if it's not too full they will pretty much always let you break something up so you can try it first. The only thing I could possibly even begin to comment on is that their selection tends to run a bit on the expensive side, occasionally you can find the beer from some of the bigger craft breweries a little cheaper at the nearby Harris Teeter, but it's hardly surprising for a bottle shop in a tiny mountain town to cost a bit more than average for some of their stock.

My appreciation for Peabody's has only grown as i've gotten more into craft beer, it was the first bottle shop that I went too and the more I stop in places the more it seems how lucky it was that I had one of the best ones in the region just down the street. this is far and away my favorite bottle shop and i'm only sad that I haven't gotten to be a customer here longer!

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Photo of katmandu72
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place has so many amazing beers it blows your mind. They have obviously been around for a long time and it shows with their selection. They know what they are talking about and their beers are so good.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.87/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

OMG!! Pretty much sums it up for me. Got lucky just spending time in Boone for a few days and had to drive by on way to and from our room. Knowledge ain't much unless shared. Chris and Kirby shared! Never been to a store with anything close to the selections at Peabody's. Well done.

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Photo of ashsblack
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

We will definitely be stopping in here again when we travel back to Boone ❤️

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Photo of Lwalner1976
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Kirby & Eli rock! They have Suberb taste and knowledge in the best beer! We love Peabodys!!!

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Photo of NCMatt
4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

They had a lot of uncommon beers from around the world, a large selection of Belgians and sours. Prices were slightly above than average for the area, but not outrageous. The staff seemed willing to help and knowledgeable about their current stock. It certainly seems like this would be the place to go to find something you've never heard of before.

If you're in the area it's most definitely worth a visit!

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Photo of Kjw1978
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I travel all over the eastern US for work and peabodys has one of the best selections of beers I have seen. The staff in particular Kirby was great. They will see me every time I come up to this area and I will advise other people to go there. It is worth the trip even if it is out of the way from where you are going. People of Boone you are lucky.

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Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.07/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of WS_Transplant
4.57/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of stdaniel
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome. Chris hooked it up with some great Western NC brews as well as with something out of the cellar. Can't wait to get up there this year for their annual cellar sale!

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Photo of crazyninjamaster
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Skipdogg
4.96/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4.8/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of Brewski
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of ToddThompson
5/5  rDev +8.7%

My favorite bottle shop period! Always has plenty of quality beers in stock and a nice variety of ciders for the lil' lady. GReat place to get local and NC beers also. The growler station is an awesome addition. The service is outstanding and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

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Photo of prevatt28
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of macuistin
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of ZEB89
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of SLewis
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of McAndrew
5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Peabody's Wine & Beer Merchants in Boone, NC
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