The Beer Shoppe In Armore, PA

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  1. gdfan47

    gdfan47 Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2005 Pennsylvania

    how overpriced is this place? Wow
     
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  2. RonfromJersey

    RonfromJersey Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2002 New Jersey
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    You might want to expand on this if you want to start a conversation. Four reviews and three say the prices are reasonable.
     
  3. gdfan47

    gdfan47 Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2005 Pennsylvania

    true, but I have also heard they are not very nice to the staff.
     
  4. Theshagger

    Theshagger Initiate (146) Sep 3, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Where is armore?
     
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  5. gdfan47

    gdfan47 Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Eastern Main Line , just west of the city. Actually, there is a new place called The Greeks in Narberth which is closer to the city.
     
  6. DaGrizz

    DaGrizz Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 New Jersey

  7. Theshagger

    Theshagger Initiate (146) Sep 3, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Ah, next to Haverfjord?
     
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  8. DaGrizz

    DaGrizz Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 New Jersey

  9. dborginis

    dborginis Disciple (307) Jul 9, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I think I paid $11 for a 4 pack of low ABV beers. Levitation, Yards Philly Pale and Brawler, and Bitter American. At the time they had Bolt Cutter for $30.
     
  10. ThoreauLikeAGirl

    ThoreauLikeAGirl Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2011 Pennsylvania

    it wasn't overpriced when they were selling 50/50 eclipses for $20.
    hit or miss. mostly overpriced, but sometimes a good deal.
     
  11. chcfan

    chcfan Devotee (466) Oct 29, 2008 California

    The staff isn't nice to itself?
     
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  12. dagimp

    dagimp Aspirant (268) Nov 18, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Hit or miss but their selection is very good. Watch out for old bottles
     
  13. comfortablynirm

    comfortablynirm Disciple (360) Aug 19, 2008 Pennsylvania

    10% off on Tuesdays
     
  14. LMNOP

    LMNOP Initiate (0) Mar 12, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Some bottles are over priced (still cheaper than Capone's), but you can also find some pretty good deals. Go on a Tuesday as comfortablynirm said and 10% right there. Staff has always been real nice to me, though I can see how some might see some of the guys as a bit stand-offish, pretty sure the one dude is a viking. Either way, any place you can walk into a bottle shop of that size and drink on site is a-ok with me. Hell, one night they were playing Terminator 2 on the TV.
    Draft list is well thought out and not overly expensive. Besides... it's in Armore, and we all know the mythical lands Ardsmore, deep within the magic mountains of Haverfjord is expensive anyway. Fucking unicorns ain't cheap.
     
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  15. kapkenobi

    kapkenobi Aspirant (257) Nov 27, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I stopped in and asked on the off chance for cherry rye. Was told it hasnt been released yet. I know kop, malvern, capones and even maris in reading had gotten theirs. Plus some of their prices were quite high
     
  16. dnb128

    dnb128 Zealot (559) Jan 9, 2012 Pennsylvania
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  17. mdfb79

    mdfb79 Poo-Bah (4,669) Jan 11, 2010 New York
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    Eh, I liked it....I've found like almost every other bottle shop, they had some overpriced stuff and some good deals, if you know what you're looking for and what you should pay. I thought their selection was very good, and considering it is less then a 10 mins drive form my girlfriend's parents house I was glad to be able to buy single bottles in PA finally and not have to go to a bar in Philly or Capones.

    I say the more bottle shops in PA selling single bottles of great beer the better.
     
  18. ClarkHimself

    ClarkHimself Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    That is golden. Even if this place's high prices are on par with every other bottle shop in Philly, you can make out pretty well. $25 for almost 4 sixers of quality stuff is a great deal, and you get more variety. I'll bite.
     
  19. callmemickey

    callmemickey Meyvn (1,226) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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  20. comfortablynirm

    comfortablynirm Disciple (360) Aug 19, 2008 Pennsylvania

  21. Brehnert

    Brehnert Initiate (171) Mar 17, 2011 Pennsylvania
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  22. ThoreauLikeAGirl

    ThoreauLikeAGirl Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2011 Pennsylvania

    i'm surprised that is even legal. didn't iron hill get in trouble by the PLCB for discounting beer for their mug club members?

    in before the PLCB takes down the coupon? haha
     
  23. callmemickey

    callmemickey Meyvn (1,226) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Shhhh. Please don't spoil our fun.
     
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  24. orangesol

    orangesol Poo-Bah (2,272) Dec 6, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    It will be funny if those coupons are for the food only.
    You guys would have to eat a serious amount of hot dogs just to break even.
     
  25. callmemickey

    callmemickey Meyvn (1,226) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    And you have to use the full coupon in one transaction.
     
  26. Greenplastic615

    Greenplastic615 Disciple (397) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    No restriction printed on the coupon...

    Am I stupid for only getting two? This seems like too perfect of a deal.
     
  27. jwat

    jwat Disciple (361) Jan 19, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I called the beer shoppe and asked 1) if the coupons were legit, to which they replied affirmatively, and 2) are there any restrictions, to which they said "no, it's just like a normal gift card"
     
  28. Giantspace

    Giantspace Devotee (485) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I sent them an email as the deal states you must use your deal all at once. If I buy two does that mean both at the same time? I also asked if its good on all beer. Is this place doing a good business? Looks like SNPA is over $13 a sixer. With a coupon its a good price. I can buy SNPA and torpedo for under $30 a case out the door in NJ w/o a coupon. Read a review that Hop Devil is over $17 a sixer. Even with this deal its no deal. Just wonder how other beers are priced before I buy into this. If they are on the verge of closing then its an even worse deal by the time I get there.

    Enjoy
     
  29. stmgl01

    stmgl01 Aspirant (200) Dec 11, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I went in once on my way to Tired Hands. The only thing that stuck with me was that they had Cascade Kriek, a beer I"ve always wanted to try, for close to $30. If I buy that with $20 worth of other stuff then I got everything for $25...not all bad if you ask me!

    Thanks for the heads up! I hope I didn't just buy a Groupon for hot dogs though!
     
  30. dborginis

    dborginis Disciple (307) Jul 9, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    You get separate gift cards/coupon print outs for each one you buy. Hopefully it bundles with 10% off day.
     
  31. shadowane

    shadowane Aspirant (202) Sep 7, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Don't compare it to NJ, that's not real fair since NJ is always way cheaper. However, I have heard prices are a bit higher here. But 50% will make them cheaper for that one purchase.

    On a separate note, you are buying a gift card at 50% off, not beer at 50%. That technicality may be what makes this legal.
     
  32. Giantspace

    Giantspace Devotee (485) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    It
    specifically states not to be combined with any other offer or discount

    Enjoy
     
  33. comfortablynirm

    comfortablynirm Disciple (360) Aug 19, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Had no problem using mine last night but, concurring with the previous post, didn't get 10% off in addition. Pleased regardless!
     
  34. shadowane

    shadowane Aspirant (202) Sep 7, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Which is funny since it isn't supposed to be active until next Monday.
     
  35. stmgl01

    stmgl01 Aspirant (200) Dec 11, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Great! I was hoping I'd be able to use it this week. I always forget about things like this and then have to scramble to use them before they expire.
     
  36. comfortablynirm

    comfortablynirm Disciple (360) Aug 19, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Looking back at the voucher, I am in agreement with Shadowane about the start date. Not sure if they'll enforce that subsequently, but my guess would be no.
     
  37. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (1,965) Dec 1, 2010 New York
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    I called yesterday (then bought one) and they said it wasn't good until Monday, but who knows if they'll honor (more) of them before then.
     
  38. zekeman17

    zekeman17 Defender (671) Feb 14, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I just bought one, and when I printed it out, it says start date of 2/18.
    Valid til 8/18
     
  39. SirPutzly

    SirPutzly Initiate (197) Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I had no problem using one yesterday. Please note that you have to have the physical printout of the certificate. I at first attempted to show the cert on my phone to no avail. One of the guys working there was really helpful and let me print out my cert in the office. Nice staff, great selection and half off...Doesn't get much better than that.
     
  40. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (1,965) Dec 1, 2010 New York
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    Interesting, mine says 2/25.
     
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