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$$$ - a bit pricey
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110 Knable Lane
phone: (812) 945-6396
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
Per website, bridgeliquor.com, claimed to have over 300 micros and imports. I was in the area and decided to take a look. For a small liquor store, they did carry an impressive variety including beers from Ft Collins brewery - I have never seen this beer stocked anywhere else. Also had Three floyds, alpha king, pride and joy, stones, anchor, local brewery upland brewery. Perhaps most impressive were the 22 oz. bomber stock - numerous bottles from avery, three floyds, stone, and also Coney island lager which I purchased. No one from the store asked if I needed assistance.
08-30-2007 16:34:13 |
More by jkrich
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
Bridge Liquors is on State St. about 4 blocks south of I-265 in New Albany, (across from the McDonalds) but the parking lot and entrance is on the opposite side of the building (in what would normally be the back of the building), so it is easy to pass it by without really noticing it.
It recently underwent an expansion, roughly doubling in size and thereby allowing it to increase the line of imports and micros they carrry. They also moved many of them from a very obscure nook in the back of the store to a much more upfront location. I think they've also started putting more of them into the coolers as well.
Those in the Louisville area (New Albany is just across the river from Louisville, KY) who frequent the Liquor Barn chain in Louisville might be a little disapointed when the see the selection, but for a little corner liquor store (which is essentially what Bridge Liquors is), they selection is really not bad. In the past I have bought Cantillion, Stone, Upland, and SN Bigfoot (by the case!) there. The also have a fair number of others (Great Divide is the only one I remember offhand. I'll check back and then update this review with the names of a few others). I would really like to see them dramatically increase the number of brands they carry (especially from Indiana, Illionis and Michigan breweries) , but I'm not sure that the local neighborhood (where the vast majority of their customers come from) would be into purchasing the more exotic micros.
Prices are slightly higher than I would have expected for local mircos (Upland especially), but not outrageous.
Knowledge of micro/import beers by the staff is really hit or miss. One guy I've talked with seem knowledgable and enthusiastic about the subject. The rest really don't know much about the beers (mores the pity). They tend to have only 1 or 2 people working, so if there are very many customers in the place, be prepared to wait if you have questions.
Overall, this is a better-than-average corner liquor store. Nice and convenient if you're in the area, but for huge variety, you'll need to look elsewhere.
01-19-2005 17:35:55 |
More by oracle
Bridge Liquors in New Albany, IN