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$$ - reasonable
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phone: (732) 681-4532
Reviews by RonfromJersey:
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
I had one slight disadvantage here. I was at a Jersey Shore Liquor post-Labor Day, pre-delivery day. Still, I could tell by what was here, and the labels on some empty shelf spaces, that the selection is normally first rate. The Hop Pocket Pils I picked up was fresh. The staff friendly and helpful.
09-06-2002 19:25:30 |
More by RonfromJersey
More User Reviews:
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Sitting right next to the ShopRite, this store is quite different from the spot in Brielle, but still contains a few hidden treats amongst the towering cases of Blue Moon and Bud Light.
After venturing into the store, a multitude of wine racks and aisles of hard alcohol stretch across the store, with the beer placed towards the end. Past the cash registers on the right, cases of various brews sprout from the old tiled floor, revealing regular suspects such as Sierra Nevada and Sam Adams, as well as an outpouring of macros.
There's a plentiful column of seasonal items from Dogfish Head, Brooklyn, Smuttynose, and Hacker-Pschorr, among others, right before the coolers which stretch out across the length of the back wall. The first two sections contain a variety of American craft selections from esteemed breweries such as Victory, Troegs, Weyerbacher, Oskar Blues, Founders, Lagunitas, and many similar brands you might expect to find.
On the opposite side, a shelf of equal length sprawls out into the corner of the store with a gleaming selection of bombers, singles, and warm four or six packs. There's some more aggressive offerings like Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot and Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron, as well as a boatload of six packs from Smuttynose, River Horse, and Troegs.
Jonathan Ron isn't about to be completely outdone on their bomber selection though, as an interesting array of Belgian ales, Imperial stouts, and double IPAs line the top couple rows. While there wasn't anything terribly exciting, there's still plenty delicious items including Chimay, Allagash, Samuel Smith, Stone, Rogue, Delirium, Gulden Draak, Orval, and Rochefort.
This is definitely a location to check your freshness dates though, and while some items such as Smuttynose IPA were brand new, there were some dusty old bottles lurking around which could be past their prime. Most noticeably was Avery Ale to the Chief and Dugana IPA.
The Brielle location easily tops this one in a few areas, but there's still a decent amount of great items to be had if you're looking for a quick craft beer fix. However, if you're trying to flush out limited releases or particularly stingy about freshness dates, this probably isn't the place.
09-17-2010 05:38:06 |
More by xnicknj
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
i stopped here the other day on my way home from work hoping to find some nice stuff after reading the decent beerfly reviews. however, the selection was nothing impressive. the belgian selection was ok but everything else was a little under par. it's an ok place to stop if you're in a bind and need something for a trip or something unexpected but it's not worth actually making a trip to just for the selection. As for the service, i was there for a little while checking everything out and not one person asked me if i needed anything and the place is pretty ratty. the upside is everything there was reasonably priced
10-19-2005 18:44:58 |
More by thetachibro
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4
A large selection with an emphasis on Belgian ales & British beers, with a good mix of domestic micro & premium brands bringing up the rear Some nice German thangs too, most everything is fresh, but with such a big selection, the odd clunker lurks...buyer beware, but even so it's worth checking out. I always find something new whenever I get down there.
Update: As of late (3/04) the selection hasn't been as extensive as it once was. Still a decent place to check out, but not as good as it once was. The warm beer aisle has started to include (where once stocked with beers) club soda and the like.
Caveat Emptor- Expect long lines on Fri/Sat eves. Thanks to all the bennies invading the Shore!
03-26-2004 00:41:29 |
More by beerluvr
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Good ole Jon Ron. Next to the shoprite on the corner of Rte 35 & 18th ave. The amount of money I've spent in this liquor store is staggering.
They carry a nice selection of micro and macro beers. Everything from PBR and Gennesse cream ale to Yards and Sam Smith's.
Well stocked on the Magic Hat, along with Harp, Bass, Guiness, Urquell, & Hackor Pshorr. Definitely 1 of your better liqour stores in the area. Obviously, though, they must carry all the bud light and coors light for all the Bennies & Guidos who invade belmar.
One precaution, Jon Ron on a friday evening in the summer WILL be PACKED!!
11-17-2003 19:11:54 |
More by NJpadreFan
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
this used to be my favourite jersey shore area beer store. it's still damn good, but has been lacking a bit lately in terms of items in stock. maybe it's a summer thing, but i don't think so as most of the summer crowd here is the corona/coors/heineken type. when it is fully stocked (i'll have to keep an eye on it in the fall and winter) there's a nice micro selection with the mid-atlantic, new england and teh west coast nicely represented. the import selection is decent as well. where this place won me over was the warm selection. they usually have a ton of stuff, mostly six packs of micros (about 1/2 of which are already available cold) and loads of singles of all sorts of stuff from around the world...samichlaus, hitachino, carnegie porter, unibroue, paulaner, etc, etc, etc. it varies every couple of months too. check this place out and just hope their stock is full.
08-30-2003 18:41:42 |
More by guinness33
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
Right next to the Shop Rite. A pretty good store with a decent size cold beer selection and good warm beer. Nice to see a good selection of Unibroue, Sam Smith's, and many Belgians here. An overall nice store.
09-13-2002 11:29:27 |
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