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Exton Beverage Center
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
310 E Lincoln Highway
phone: (610) 363-7020
(Place added by: bmills1608)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 25
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Stopped here for one reason only, they have the best Sixtel Keg selection that is within a 3 hours radius of me.
Stopped on a Saturday morning around 10AM. Place was jumping for this early in the morning. I am not just talking your raging alcoholics looking to buy their first case of the day Milwaukee's Best; there were Craft beer buyers as well.
Atmosphere: Smaller inside than it appears from the outside. Cases were neatly displayed with prices clearly marked. Some cases had descriptions next to them as well.
Selection: Well, easily the best Keg Selection that I have ever seen and the reason I drove 3 hours to get here. Too many to list here as the selection constantly changes. I noticed that they carry almost all of Penn Brewing Beers in Sixtel's. This is very irritating to me as I live close to Pittsburgh and the only Sixtel's of Penn I can get are the Hefe and Pilsner. I know that it is contract brewed in Wilkes Barre but that is no excuse that we cannot get all of Penn's products in Pittsburgh when this where they are headquartered. FFing irritating...
Service: Was good, the guys working there gave me some advice on local beers such as Philadelphia Brewing that I have never had before. Also, they just ran out of Victory's Sunrise Wheat that I really wanted. One of the guys called up another local distributor to see if they had it in stock and had them hold one for me.
Value: Kegs prices vary depending on what style you are looking for and if it is an in demand product.
Overall: I made the round trip 6 hour drive to get here because I cannot get this kind of selection in Pittsburgh. Don't know why we can't have a place like this in Pitt. Could it be that this part of the state controls a lot of what comes into PA to begin with and they will take care of the Philly Market before Pitt. Hmmm?
07-24-2009 11:20:13 |
More by Kolsch
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Overall, I love this place. I literally feel like a kid in a candy store everytime I go and it only gets better each time. They have a great selection, everything from cases of 40 oz's to Belgian's I've never seen before by the case. Ridiculous keg selection as well. I've been able to purchase just about every magic hat seasonal case, as well as a Sapporo, Strongbow, and the flying dog gonzo 8 oz mixed pack. Best of all, the staff is always quick to point you in the right direction or give you a recommendation on a particular beer type. They turned me on to Heavy Seas. I rest my case.
06-30-2009 17:30:31 |
More by schmitter
quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
First off, I must applause any distributor that makes some kind of attempt at a website. Sure, Exton Bev's site might not be winning any awards for design or functionality, but they make an effort, and it seems to be fairly updated.
Great list of micro kegs, 1/2, 1/4 and sixtel. Guys working there are extremely friendly as well.
Selection is above average for a good PA distributor. All the major are well represented, both East and West coast breweries. And the selection of offerings from each brewery is deep as well. They must have had in stock all the current offerings for Stone, DFH, Troegs, Flying Fish, Victory, as well as many options for west coasters like Green Flash, Great Divide, etc, etc.
This might be one of the few places that gets the odd case of Flower Power as well. I was sad to see the bottle on date of 3/17, however. This might be the one drawback. As big as they are and as much business as they do, you can tell a few cases have overstayed their welcome...
However, careful shopping can lead to a great beer haul here.
06-18-2009 14:22:50 |
More by bwd110
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
My sixtel store - they keep a bunch in tap, update their web site list every Friday - can't ask much more. Good case selection, I have enjoyed cases of stille nacht and Rodenbach Grand Cru from there. Needless to say, a good selection of Belgians. Also a good selection of US Micros - mostly East Coast, as well as English, Germans, etc. Staff is helpful, but between the web site and the posted board of all the available kegs and prices they do not have too much to do. Great shop. If you get out to the ExtonDowningtown area (maybe a stop at Victory) swing by Exton Beverage and I am sure you will not be disappointed and will come home with a few cases in the car.
05-02-2009 01:53:05 |
More by mhatters
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
The list of available sixtels was long enough that I couldn't narrow my list easily. Plus the online list was kept up to date. Of the 6 or so that I was considering they had all of them in stock. The staff was very helpful. Even carrying some of my purchases out to the car for me.
I even ended up picking out a few extra cases I wasn't planning on getting. The cases were priced right around what I expected to pay for them. I will certainly make EB a regular stop for my purchasing.
Definitely one of the best selections of sixtels in the area, if not the best.
01-11-2009 15:42:31 |
More by Gilgemesh
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Exton beverage is just across from the mall and is a stop for me whenever I visit the inlaws. looks like your average macro beer distributor, but has a pretty decent selection of micro and craft beers.
one long aisle of micro's and they also have a pretty nice keg selection. standard PA micro's plus some of the other greats. They also carry an ok selection of Belgian beers towards the back.
they also have tastings pretty often, which is nice.
still a drawback (not their fault) is the darn Pennsylvania law requiring one to buy a full case.
09-15-2008 19:56:28 |
More by Hophead101
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A very fine beer store I don't get to nearly often enough.
The shop has one long aisle of craft beer, mostly good domestic crafts with some Belgians and Unibroue as well. I have had particular good luck finding cases of Port/Lost Abbey here (Serpents' Stout, Moon Lit Sessions), more than anywhere I go except Shangy's. Lots of Founders beers and many other national brands. Also plenty of Weyerbacher seasonals and one-time releases. Two taps for sampling are usually hooked up too.
Service is helpful and friendly. Prices are reasonable.
08-18-2008 19:38:35 |
More by sholland119
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I live roughly equidistant to this place and the Beer Yard, I don't think my location could get much better. The weekly updated sixtel website is by far the best feature of Exton beverage, I don't know why other places don't do this, or even come close to the way they do it here.
They are also way far ahead of most PA distributors with the keg deposit/customer record keeping, I have never had a dispute on if I paid a deposit or how much was paid. The selection is excellent, all of the local beers are here (Sly Fox, Victory, and the one offs of Sly Fox and Victory, etc) and they get their share of good mid-west micros(Bells, Founders). If they don't have something, just call and they will get it if it is available in PA. The prices are a bit lower for sixtels than other places and the case prices are about the same, all controlled for your enjoyment by the PLCB.
06-20-2008 02:02:25 |
More by orsulacp
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Exton Bev. oh what a place.
I work right across the street at the exton mall. It's too easy on a nice friday with a weekend off to stop on by.
Excellent selection. All Victory, Troegs, flying fish and such are available. Excellent cooler selection too. Ive seen two hearted mini kegs as well as some German micros available too! Staff is extremely knowledgeable, on products and prices. I asked a staff member how much a case of DFH 60 min was, he scratched his head and recited the price including tax.
I've purchased many times from them and will continue to do so. I unfortunately am getting relocated however, will be taking extra trips to visit this great place to get Pa's best beer.
03-26-2008 05:59:21 |
More by Jettanbass9
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
What can I say about Exton and it's owner Greg. In the short time I have been dealing with him and Exton, they have become my main source for beer. What a great place to buy beer at reasonable prices.
Selection of micro and crafts is well above average than other places. Hard to find stuff is stocked as well as everything local. Just to list a few that are constantly on hand (exluding the favorite PA local breweries) are Sierra Nevada, Stone, Bells, Magic Hat, Southern Tier, Brooklyn, Bear Republic (new to area), Smuttynose, Avery, DFH and many others. I just can't remember them all. If Greg does not stock it, just ask and if he can get it he will.
His selection of sixtels is excellent and of course he will order anything he can get if not stocked.
Overall Exton is far and away the best distributor in the area. If you are around, stop in and talk beer with him or any of his staff which are all very friendly and knowlegable. Top notch place, thanks Greg!
02-14-2008 16:54:15 |
More by Kadonny
Exton Beverage Center in Exton, PA
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