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Beers Of The World (Winton Pl)
$$ - reasonable
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]
3450 Winton Place
phone: (585) 427-2852
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quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
All I have to say is "I love this place!" Especially when some local breweries come by offering tastings. I enjoy walking into the place and seeing the rows and rows of beers from literaly all over the world. The emplyees there are very knowlegeable and even told me about Beer Advocate. I enjoy going here for fun. They pretty much have every beer you can imagine, the selection for grains for homebrewing are kinda weak, but they have a lot of essensial peices of equipment. If you ever are near the Western New York area I would def. recoment to stop by this place...Beer Heaven.
03-21-2010 02:28:22 |
More by dxp1113
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
Beers of the world is the best place to get beer in Rochester NY hands down. They have the largest selection of microbrews by far and staff are knowledgeable about beer and brewing. Some beers can get a bit pricey, but if you go for the sales it's always a great deal and overall I've never been disappointed. If you want great beers on tap, go to the Tap and Mallet, if you want great beers to take home, it's either here or wegmans (especially pittsford or penfield), but BOTW definitely has the most.
02-10-2010 00:42:03 |
More by josefnewsong
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I've been to BOTW so many times I can't believe I haven't reviewed it. It's the best place to find beer in Rochester and miles around. Excellent selection of US micros that continues to grow. Last time I was there, around Thanksgiving, I was pleasantly surprised to see selections from The Bruery, tons of Goose Island stuff, etc. The other places I would say BOTW shines are with certain import countries like Germany and England. Selections are excellent for both. The one area I would say they are just a bit lacking is in their Belgian selection. There is really nothing at all out of the ordinary, nothing particularly rare. I rarely see anything from Fantome for instance, and that's too bad. If anything I would think that this would be THE place to go for Belgians in Rochester, but for some reason they can't seem to get stuff that other parts of the state do. Maybe it's a distrib problem, I don't know, but I can't quite give them a 5 for selection for that reason.
I've shopped at BOTW many times and one thing I've noticed is that service is pretty sparse. I don't know that I've ever once been offered help. If I walked up to the counter and asked they may well help me, but it'd be nice if someone were roaming to try to help customers. The only other thing to watch out for is beer past its best by date. They actually do a commendable job of keeping up on dates and marking stuff down that is approaching or past its best by date, but still, especially with the huge selection of imports, you have to watch out for yourself, as well. This place is also a bit on the pricey side, and I would say that if you can find the same thigns at Hegedorns in Webster (where you can find a lot, but not nearly all) it's likely to be 15-20% cheaper there. Nevertheless, this is a great stop to find excellent beer, and I always make a point to visit when I'm home to Webster.
01-07-2010 13:48:51 |
More by number1bum
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
Beers of the world is a great place for finding beers in the area that you can't find anywhere else.
The guys who work there are very knowledgeable about their selection, brewing and beer in general. They're all pretty friendly as well.
The selection is without-a-doubt the best around. You can really find some rare stuff in here.
I have run into a few issue with some of the beer being a little old. Some of the stuff on their shelves is out-dated, but I've only encountered this a few times.
The prices are high, which is the biggest flaw of this place. Wegmans, although the selection isn't as big, is becoming a much more affordable place to go.
12-29-2009 14:15:10 |
More by TommyW
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I stop here every time I visit Rochester (usually on business about 6-8 times/year). Beers Of The World has given me the opportunity to try ALOT of new beers I wouldn't have otherwise been able to try. (Especially considering I'm from PA where everything, until recently, had to be purchased by the case.) BOTW has an amazing selection and they have decent pricing on beers that are native to NY state. It's pretty cool to go to a place and have a world class selection that can be purchased as a single, sixer, or case...pretty darn cool. I've found their pricing to be all over the board, some things I find to be WAY expensive, other things are WAY cheap, you have to know what you're looking for. When I buy alot of singles here I'll walkl out paying an arm and a leg for a case and a half, but they're all high end beers and they're all brews I've never tried so it's safer in the long run as opposed to buying an entire case. I b*tch about the price every time I go in there but yet they are a regular stop on EVERY busines trip to Rochester. I would definitely recommend this establishment, it also scores brownie points with me because they know what they are selling and talking about. A side note - I was THRILLED to buy 3 bottles of the Brooklyn Black Ops from these guys, that's a hard one to find and was produced in extremely limited quantities. Speaking of that, I've found things in here before most other stores in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast even got for the first time!!!!
12-12-2009 04:44:01 |
More by jzeilinger
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
A great store, selection is about as good as they come. They don't have as much stuff from the West coast as I'd like to see. Some of the major breweries are missing, and others only have a limited selection which you'll pay quite a bit for. For example, a 6-pack of Stone Ruination will run you near $20. But at the same time, they carry a very good selection of microbrews from around the nation and internationally and are almost certainly the best beer store in the Rochester area. Some things are a bit overpriced, but I guess they have to take care of their overhead.
12-08-2009 04:20:49 |
More by deruiz10
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
Beers of the World is a double edge sword, they have fantastic selection but a lot of the beer on the shelves is old.
They are helpful when looking for something new, but everything is VERY overpriced.
I'm actually quite shocked to see this place rated so highly on here, don't get me wrong is a fantastic place to find a fairly obscure beer, but the risk is that when you find it not only might it be old, but you will certainly overpay for it.
Pittsford Wegmans is becoming a very sensable alternative to BOTW when it comes to finding affordable craft beer in Rochester.
Beers of the World is an impressive place just based on selection alone, but be very careful to make sure your beer is fresh and be prepared to open up your wallet.
11-24-2009 15:37:51 |
More by reustyMMX
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This place was just wonderful. On a recent trip around the WNY area with my girlfriend (where she is from), she took me to this place so we could stock up on some beers for our night.
It had quite the selection and was organized in a very clear manner. The selection of both domestic and imported beer was amazing, one of the gentlemen took a break from moving beer with the hand-truck in order to give us a bit of friendly advice as well as some suggestions. Ended up with a beer called "Berliner style weisse", a Rochefort 10, DFH 120 min, a Rogue Chocolate Stout, and another German whose name I can't recall. But I digress....
If you are in the Rochester area, I really suggest you pay this place a visit; I will be back for sure when I'm back in NY.
11-14-2009 05:05:21 |
More by MrHassellYaHurd
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I don't give out perfect scores lightly, but BOTW definitely deserves it. Picture the biggest liquor store you can think of and then fill it with nothing but beers from all over the world and you've got this place. The selection from all over the world is incredible. The staff is also very knowledgeable and helpful - they've turned me on to several beers I had never heard of before. BOTW also has a decent selection of glassware and home brewing supplies. If you're in the Rochester area definitely check this place out. My only complaint is that some of their prices are a bit much (Rochefort 10 = $10/11.2 oz bottle). Keep in mind, however, that they're the only beer store in the area. I guess you can't blame them for being good businessmen.
10-18-2009 03:24:17 |
More by MrDanno96
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Having gone to college in Rochester, it was the immediate store of choice to hit up once you were of age. When I first drove up to BotW I was a little skeptical as it does look like an average liquor store from the outside. I don't know what I was expecting, it's not like you need a valet or anything to by beer! Exterior aside, I walked in and knew that everyone was right all along. The selection is enormous and completely reasonably priced.
More so, I recently located their Google website and was able to see their almost daily updates of what the get in stock. I contacted them to pick their brains a bit and they have been overwhelmingly helpful. I can't wait to take a trip back home to visit and stock up.
08-31-2009 01:37:20 |
More by cupcakequeenie
Beers Of The World (Winton Pl) in Rochester, NY