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Exton Beverage Center
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
310 E Lincoln Highway
phone: (610) 363-7020
(Place added by: bmills1608)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 25
quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Overall quality and selection makes it a worthwhile trip. Years ago, Exton Bev Center was a staple for my beer shopping, however two incidents have shown me the reasons to never step foot in the place again (which is a shame since it's only 10 minutes from the house).
A little more than a year ago, I stopped in one quiet evening to pick up an interesting German import. Don't remember what it was exactly, but I took it to the counter to pay and was told the price was $10 more than the sign indicated. I pointed out the discrepancy and the manager? checked the sign and the price, then told me the sign was wrong the price was the price. I was on the way to a get together so I begrudgingly paid the new price (>$50) and went on my way. I vowed never to shop there again.
Today, more than a year later and now drinking keg beer, I stopped by again, due to their excellent selection, I thought another chance might be in order. Until the cashier didn't recognize the keg I brought in and indicated that it didn't qualify for the normal deposit. The keg wasn't beat up, just different. If you've seen an Erdinger Dunkel keg, you'd know why. When I questioned the clerk, I pretty much got a whatever, do I really care look. There ended my shopping experience. It was only a little thing, but to me it mattered.
Guess business is good and customer service isn't necessary. A great selection at reasonable prices only goes so far. Very disappointed.
03-10-2010 23:00:22 |
More by RnRRPh
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I visited Exton Beverage today for the first time. I was extremely impressed with the selection. Hard to find items....in stock. I had a list of 15 brews that I was interested in and they had all but one.
The prices were a bit higher than I usually pay for my "regular" choices but I'd gladly pay a little more to know I can get the "specialties" at any time. The only negative was the service. The staff seemed knowledgeable when I asked them questions, but I was in the building for over an hour and no one asked if I needed help. Fortunately, I had my smart phone and could get reviews and info from B.A. on products I had never heard of before. Overall, I would recommend Exton to meet most of your needs.
12-22-2011 04:10:28 |
More by Scootch
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
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: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Located on business route 30, right across the street from the Exton Mall, basically the intersection of 100 and 30. I was pleasantly surprised at the craft beer selection here. Not as good as Beer Yard, but still, for PA distributors, a rather large and fairly diverse selection.
Most of your usual suspects are there, in addition I saw some not so usual for the Keystone state suspects: Kalamazoo, Stone, Rogue,Three Floyds, Anderson Valley, Allagash as well as at least 7-10 other brewery offerings that I can't recall, but stood out as being something I almost never see elsewhere here in the great case law state of PA. Sorry for not having them all listed, but what can I say. I did not have paper and pencil on hand. Suffice it to say I saw quite a few offerings that most other distributors just would not have on hand.
Of course most of your bigger PA micros are well represented as well, and being only 5 miles are so from Victory, the Victory stuff was nice and fresh and plentiful. Another thing to note, prices were very good I thought. A lot of stuff seemed to be about a buck or two cheaper then most other distributors. Imports selection was above average, but nothing really rare, still nice to see though. Overall, a solid PA beer distributor.
12-10-2004 18:08:59 |
More by bmills1608
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Exton Beverage Center is an excellent beer distributor! I wish this place were less than 45 minutes from my house. None the less I will be back. They have the best selection I have seen other than 'The Beer Yard' which is out of this world. Exton Beverage Center is easy to find. The service was good and the prices (what I expected) reasonable for this part of PA. And with a selection including: Victory, Stone, Rogue, Three Floyds, Dogfish Head, Great Divide, Magic Hat, Pyramid, Brooklyn, Ommegang and much more, this place is all I could have hoped for and more.
Hope this is helpful.
Last time I was at Exton Beverage Center I was looking for variety packs. I was very disappointed. The selection seemed less than the fist time I was there and the had some strange options in cases when some of the more popular local micros were not available. Anyway, I am still a believer but the next time I am going to call and make sure they have what I'm looking for before I drive down, as it would appear their selection varies.
03-06-2006 06:48:47 |
More by Phatz
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Place has a great selection. Being in the area for the weekend I wanted to get something I can't get at home in MD and they had cases of Founders/Bells/Ithaca/CigarCity/etc/etc that I wish I could get at home.
Definitely on my must stop list while visiting the inlaws, from Nov>April that is. It was HOT in there yesterday. Serious hot, which is tough to fight I understand when it's been almost a 100* for a week.
They do have a cold room with a fair amount of choices I gotta say, but it just mad me crazy to think about all that great beer getting cooked.
Will be back this fall.
08-01-2011 23:07:22 |
More by BmoreTallboy
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by here completing my tri-fecta (TDR, Ron's) of Exton beer stops. I was the only one in the place, but the guy behind the counter did little more than nod in my direction as I entered.
This place has a pretty darn good selection. You can find almost anything PA has available. The prices are clearly marked with the Brewer's name and specific beer. I would say their strong suit is domestic craft beer. They had some imports, but I have seen better in the area. The highlight was a case of Nemesis...if I only had an extra $110 sitting around!
03-15-2010 20:15:14 |
More by mgbickel
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I actually stopped in by accident--it was the first place that came up when i googled beer/exton. it is conveniently located right off of routes 100 and 30. Plenty of parking in a square grey box of a building.
Great selection of american crafts, with a small selection of internationals.
Service was cordial and pointed me in the direction of a quality singles joint (ron's).
The only real knock, besides the focus on national brands, would be that they have only cases. They had a stout collection of sixtels. I liked the selection and would have bought, but i really was in town for a week and wanted to try a selection of brews we can't get in baltimore. From that perspective, i liked Ron's much better.
07-14-2010 01:10:19 |
More by Umbra
quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
First off, I must applause any distributor that makes some kind of attempt at a website. Sure, Exton Bev's site might not be winning any awards for design or functionality, but they make an effort, and it seems to be fairly updated.
Great list of micro kegs, 1/2, 1/4 and sixtel. Guys working there are extremely friendly as well.
Selection is above average for a good PA distributor. All the major are well represented, both East and West coast breweries. And the selection of offerings from each brewery is deep as well. They must have had in stock all the current offerings for Stone, DFH, Troegs, Flying Fish, Victory, as well as many options for west coasters like Green Flash, Great Divide, etc, etc.
This might be one of the few places that gets the odd case of Flower Power as well. I was sad to see the bottle on date of 3/17, however. This might be the one drawback. As big as they are and as much business as they do, you can tell a few cases have overstayed their welcome...
However, careful shopping can lead to a great beer haul here.
06-18-2009 14:22:50 |
More by bwd110
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I headed out to Exton today to meet beerbeing for part of a case swap & this was our meeting place. I wandered around a bit to check out what they had. A very nice selection of local micros (Victory, Sly Fox, DFH, Stoudts, Weyerbacher, FF, etc) plus a good bit of Stone/Rogue and some random styles from Bell's, Founders, Port Brewing, & other quality breweries. They did have a deep selection of the non-local, not widely distributed breweries but the beers they had were quality. I am not a big fan of imports so I did not evaluate their selection of Belgians, etc. The service asked me twice if I needed help b/c I was perusing the selection which shows they cared. Prices were reasonable. A worthwhile spot to pick up a case of brew.
09-07-2007 00:05:35 |
More by SkinnyElvis
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