Beers Of The World (Winton Pl)
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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 89
4.15/5 rDev -3.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
They aren't kidding: there are beers from all over the world here (though I did not find the New Zealand Steinlager, an old sentimental favorite from my college days). The store is in a typical sprawl-mall on the suburban outskirts of Rochester, NY. Pretty unassuming front, with the requisite uniform shopping center red sign. The store itself is long and fairly narrow--it seems kind of heapy on first impression, like a used book store. But they have made good order out of chaos, and the beers are arranged in both lateral and longitudinal aisles, with each dedicated primarily to beers from certain countries (the dominant ones: Belgium, England, Germany, and the U.S.) There are the standard domestic and imported macros scattered throughout, and the U.S. micros are way in the back, but there is a good selection, especially of East Coast breweries.
It is disappointing that there are no taps for filling growlers, and I found the prices a touch higher than at my local outlet (Half Time in Poughkeepsie, NY).
While I did not require much service, nor did the two staffers present seem all that interested in volunteering any (the guy at the checkout was pleasant enough, but more involved with the court show on TV than with anything else).
In all a very worthy place in a rather strange location.
03-16-2004 21:30:45 | More by longpondbeerman
4.3/5 rDev -0.5%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
So here's me and two buddies on a road trip just for beer. When we waltzed in there around noon or so, we were the only ones in the place. So all three of us grab shopping carts and go to town. I swear my friend had a stiffie walking around the place. Talk about beer heaven! Between the three of us we, dropped 1,100 bucks on beer and a few glasses and odds and ends. (next time think U-Haul) Some of the staff working there looked at us like we were nuts. Well, yes, we are... My buddies mud flaps on the Pontiac were almost to the pavement on the ride home. They even had a good selection of homebrewing supplies and equipment. I was very impressed. Good amount of Belgians, they had a Sam Adams Millenium and a couple Utopias. Micro selection was great. I was hoping to find Dogfish's Pangaea, but I guess it's not available yet, because if it was, I'm sure they'd have it. My liver and I give it two thumbs up, my pocketbook doesn't.
11-04-2003 02:28:30 | More by crookedhalo
4/5 rDev -7.4%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$$
Beers of the World is Rochester's premier beer store. with beer from all corners of the world, they have something for even the most discriminating beer drinker. The isles are aranged by nationality of the beer to make finding what you are looking for pretty easy. The prices are a bit high, but when you want something and can't find it anywhere else, you have to be willing to pay the extra buck or two. The staff is knowledgable and has become more pleasant over the years. I have been going there for a few years now and will continue going back.
10-22-2003 00:45:31 | More by CBFanWish
3.85/5 rDev -10.9%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
Nicely laid out but they could use some more detailed signage that goes beyond the "German", "Belgium" and some that were misplaced, i.e Southampton beers in the Belgians although they are in the style. Ample quantites, good variety, decent prices, fresh inventory. A little too much devoted to Saranac and Sam Adams but that's just me, I have gotten past most of their beers. Good selection of Victory, including Storm King, and Rogue. Plenty of Germans and Belgians. Love the fact you can buy singles, but the prices are not that favorable. Good overall.
10-19-2003 17:30:48 | More by beernbbq
3.8/5 rDev -12%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5
Wow what a selection! I haven't ever seen this many beers in one place-ever. While I did not really need any help, it is a good thing since there was never anyone available , except at the register. They had a large German reperesentation, and a very good Belgian and American micro. Lots of obscure stuff, you could spend hours looking around. They also sold homebrew equipment and taps and neon signs(thought these were mostly macros). I didn't buy much but the folks that were nice enough to drive me over said to check the bottles before you buy them to make sure they are okay. Defintely worth a look!
07-29-2003 04:42:33 | More by fattyre
4.05/5 rDev -6.3%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
I can't complain about this place. It's really the only place in the Rochester area to offer a decent selection of beer, though I will admit their selection of Belgian beers does leave a bit to desired. As far as the service goes, I really have no complaints - then again, I never really have the need to ask questions, as I do most of my research online before going there. I usually make a habit of stopping at Beers of the World every week (sometimes twice), but being the 22 yr old college student I am, the cost of good beer can be taxing on the wallet - but of course well worth it. If you are ever in the Rochester area, stopping at Beers of the World is an absolute must! As a matter of fact, it's one of the few good things Rochester has to offer (in my humble opinion).
05-30-2003 20:35:05 | More by TagoMago
3.5/5 rDev -19%
quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
This place is like a huge candy store. The selection is extensive, if a little weighted towards American micros, however there is still a pretty good selection of imports. The price was a little high and the other reviews were pretty accurate in recognizing some of the museum pieces. The service, however, is not so bad only if you don't ask for any because you certainly won't be met kindly. But for Rochester, it is one of a kind. Sadly I don't live in the ROC anymore, but if I did I would probably make this my number 2 or 3 place to go. South Town and Hegedorns might be a bit better...
01-26-2003 00:04:20 | More by GreatPondBrewer
3.55/5 rDev -17.8%
quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5
The selection here is enormous; bring your Visa card, because they don't take American Express. You'll be well leveraged after leaving here for sure. Their keg pricing is outstanding with a very wide selection among the crafts. Bottle, six, and case pricing is premium though.
If you can't find it anywhere else, Fausto will probably have it; he might not like getting it for you, but that's another issue totally. Beware of the museum pieces though, especially amongst the imports.
Very good to excellent selection of American micros and near micros in their craft department. Service can be a bit abrupt; selection is only limited by the laws of the State of New York.
They do offer a selection of homebrewing and winemaking kits/gear. It's not quite the old Cottage Brewing selection, but not too bad when you need something in a pinch.
05-14-2002 19:15:59 | More by rugbycritic
4.3/5 rDev -0.5%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5
Can't beat the selection here. However, sometimes the service leaves something to be desired. They claim to have more than 2000 beers. They also carry home brew supplies, glassware and cigars. Located just off route 590 in the town of Brighton. I'd be surprised to find a store anywhere that carries more brands/types of beer than these guys. I think they carry just about every American micro distributed in NY. Extensive import selection as well. Awesome Belgian, UK & Ireland and German selection, as well as many beers from places you didn't even know existed, much less brewed beer! Without a little restraint, it's easy to spend a wad of cash here.
Here's the store hours:
Mon, Tue, Wed: 10a - 7p
Thu, Fri, Sat: 10a - 9p
04-18-2002 12:21:27 | More by John
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Beers Of The World (Winton Pl) in Rochester, NY
95 out of 100 based on 89 user ratings.