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$$ - reasonable
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21202 41st Ave
phone: (718) 281-1222
Reviews by ommegangpbr:
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
This isn't the biggest distributor I've ever been to... in fact, it's rather small in comparison to others, but the selection is outstanding for the amount of space. They have a few shelves of individual, larger bottles (17-25 ounce) with offerings from Stone, Rogue, Ommegang, Bear Republic, Unibroue, Allagash, varying Belgians (Deleriums, Corsendonk and Saxo to name a few), English and German brews.
They carry pretty good selection of four and six packs; most of the ones I've noticed have been from New York breweries (Brooklyn, Bluepoint, Southampton, Saranac and the like), plenty of US microbrews (Victory, Sam Adams, Pete's Wicked and various ciders come to mind) as well as a rotating selection of imports. Prices have always been pretty good.
The best part of this place are the guys that work there. They're friendly and easy to talk to, and though I haven't taken advantage of the fact, they'll try to order stuff on request. If business is quieter they're happy to hang out and bullshit with you. I've shared some good laughs with these fellows.
A great, dependable little place.
06-13-2005 01:02:35 |
More by ommegangpbr
More User Reviews:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I've been to this place a few times. Its a solid little beer store with a decent selection. You'll find all the locals: Southampton, Brooklyn, Blue Point, Ithaca, Sixpoint, etc. along with a good selection from around the country. Decent selection of Belgians and some English brews. As far as rarities, I've seen most of Captain Lawrence barrel-aged stuff along with random semi-rare bottles from other breweries.
No prices on anything, but when you check out, you shouldn't be surprised. Pretty standard NYC markup, y'know?
The owner is a pretty kick-ass guy. He's an older, loud, burly, classic Queens-born guy who just so happens to be a big beer geek. Shoot the shit with him about this or that and he's got some cool beer stories/info. Also, he WILL throw in free glassware for first-timers, so don't forget to let him know if you're new.
The last time I was there he told me he'd be getting a growler system soon. I haven't been back in about a month, but if the system is set up when I return, I'll make sure to update it.
11-12-2011 15:49:35 |
More by JohnnyChicago
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Note: My favorite sign in the window is for a commuter 24oz special.
Ive been a big fan of this distributor and the really intense beer geek owner since they were over on northern blvd, but i like the new location... and by new, its been 5 years already.
They have a good selection, a lot of the local and craft favorites. They have everything from brooklyn brewery, DFH, stone, Sam and ussually have pretty good deals on macro and craft brew cases.
The owner loves giving promotional glassware, so if youre around, defintely run in, grab a couple of 6ers and he'll always throw in a glass or two, esspecially if you say its your first time in the store.
07-17-2011 00:56:07 |
More by rodney45
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Thus far, this is the closest to my house in terms of sources of craft beer.
Quality/selection - Not a huge selection of craft beers, but a respectable one nonetheless. Saw Orval, Great Divide, Harpoon Leviathans, and a few rare selections amongst the standard (yet still awesome) fare of Brooklyn, DFH, Ommegang, etc. They also have a good compliment of standard session brews in the fridge; it's the first time I had ever seen a 40 ouncer of Blue moon. Boy did I do a double take on THAT one. They also had BeerAdvocate reviews printed out and posted next to some of their better selections.
Service - Not much to really say. Didn't exactly need help picking out my beers and bringing them to the counter, but the guy there was cool enough, and he even gave me a free beer glass with my purchase, and that's always worth a few extra points in my book.
overall - It's not a paragon of craft brew Nirvana like the foodery, but for what it's worth, it's in a convenient location for my needs, and the selection is satisfactory for my tastes. Yeah, they probably thrive off of bulk sales of junk macrobrews, but they're definitely showing their respects to the craft beer market.
On a side note, considering the store's proximity to the Bayside LIRR station, they get quite a few commuters who drop in to grab a beer to drink on the train, which is actually kinda cool.
07-19-2009 02:50:19 |
More by DannyS
quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
This little place is tucked away in a mini strip mall, a rack or two of BA worthy products on the left as you enter. Standard fare to be had here, Bklyn, Omme, DFH, Shtmptn,Rogue...no prices on anything, annoying, they do however have respectable amounts of dust on several items...so watch out...looks like they pay lip service to quality beer, and survive on 30 packs of coors lite...This is the type of place that makes me wonder how they stay in business...nothing out of the ordinary or interesting going on here...OK, at best, if you are in a pinch for something decent to enjoy...
06-30-2007 15:42:43 |
More by Billolick
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Located on the north side of Northern Boulevard, about three or four blocks east of Bell Boulevard. Front parking lot.
Very good selection of craft beer for the area. The stock included: SA, SN, Southampton, Blue Point, Victory, Otter Creek, Magic Hat, Brooklyn, Stoudt's, Anchor, Hooker, Lagunitas, etc. There was a decent Belgian selection as well. Usual macro selection. Soads and mixers available as well.
Friendly service. Prices were a bit high- $9.99 each for a six pack of Blue Point and Victory!
10-29-2006 14:46:56 |
More by plaid75
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
B & B. A store on the small side. In fact, it's quite small, but it packs a lot in a minimal amount of space. Pretty good beer selection, a wide variety of types and sizes, from all over the globe. And, the prices are quite reasonable.
What really makes this place great though are the beer guys behind the counter. To be simple, they rock. They chat with you and get to know you, they make you laugh, and they're cool people. If you want to order a case of something, they'll do their best to hunt it down. They have no problem giving you their opinions on any beer, or advice when hunting.
In short, this is a lovely little beer place, full of good beer, and great people.
06-15-2005 05:34:59 |
More by scooter231
B & B Beverage Distributors in Flushing (Queens), NY