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$$ - reasonable
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]
998 North Court Street
phone: (330) 723-0041
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
This place is located in a plaza next to MC Sports and across from the Burger King and K Mart. Don't look for the words North Court Beverage on the outside because they don't exist. It is labeled on the outside as Wine & Spirits instead. They keep all of the beer and wine on one side and the hard liquor on the other. When I first walked in I noticed they had this big shelf of beer. The shelves go almost the entire length of the store and the shelves are stacked at least 4 deep! If that wasn't enough, they also have big refrigerators stacked with beer too! If you walk past the refrigerators, that's where you'll find the homebrewing supplies. The one problem I did have with the quality was that some of the beer is expired and dusty. Always check the dates (if they have them) on the bottles!
I'm sure they would be knowledgeable of the beer they sell, but I don't know, nobody asked if I needed any help. I was there walking the beer aisle for about 15mins and the workers kept passing me up and never asked if I needed any help. I was the only customer in the store. I would think if you had a customer wandering around your store, you would ask "can I help you?" When I go back and the service is different, then I will change my service review number, but for right now it stands as is.
Wow! What a selection they have here! This has to be one of or the best beer stores in the area. The beer aisle and the beer refrigerators were chalk full of excellent American micros, imports, and of course, Belgians. The micros consisted of Stone, Bell's, Ommegang, Brooklyn, Founders, 3 Floyds, AleSmith, Avery, Weyerbacher, Harpoon, TommyKnocker, and even Ohioian beers like Great Lakes and Christian Moerlein. I even saw that big bottle of Oaked Arrogant Bastard in the back. I think it was already sold though. The import and Belgian selection consisted of the entire line of Aecht Schlenkerla, entire line of Rodenbach, Duvel, St. Peters, Gouden Carlos, Eggenberg, Ayinger, Baltika and other Russian beers, Der Hirsch, Triple Karmeliet, Aventinus, Fraoch, Duchesse De Bourgogne, Wolnzacher, and I even saw a bottle of Abbaye Des Rocs, but it was so dusty I didn't even think about buying it. This was just an example of what they had here. I couldn't even write all what they had there. Too much beer! :-)
The prices here are what you would expect to pay for these high quality brews. This place is located in a cool town with plenty of stuff to do and if your in the area, you just have to stop on by to see for yourself their big ass beer selection!
I forgot to mention that their shelves are singles only ( maybe some 6-packs) and if you want a six-pack you go to the fridge.
02-06-2006 20:19:44 |
More by AltBock
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Great place. Partially because it's one of the few in the area.
They've got a great selection, and they will stock things they don't have on the shelves if you fill out a little form. They keep Russian River Old Rasputin in stock for me right now among other things.
My only gripe is that they've got beer that's kept a little too warm and directly under light all the time. The big top shelf of bombers makes me a little sad, but I haven't gotten anything skunked yet, so I'm not overly worried. There are some dusty bottles up there though.
01-16-2010 05:50:05 |
More by hypnolobster
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in here after spending the day in Medina, and was very pleasantly surprised with the selection of beer available.
Atmosphere: Beers were well organized and store seemed clean enough.
Quality: Did see a few dusty bottles, so would suggest checking dates when possible just as a precaution. All the bottles we picked out that had dates were within date.
Service: Didn’t ask for help, and none was offered. Cashier was friendly at checkout.
Selection: Unexpectedly good, considering Medina feels a bit like the middle of nowhere. Had a good selection of local (from Ohio Brewing Company, Lagerheads, Indigo Imp, a lot of Hoppin’ Frog, etc.), national (picked up 2 different Three Floyds and an Alesmith – none of which I’ve seen in the Northeast Ohio area I normally shop), and international craft brews.
Value: Prices seemed very reasonable. Saw a number of things that we have paid a buck or two more for elsewhere.
02-19-2012 00:56:34 |
More by choover14
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Atmosphere- Not very well kept. There were bottles that were dusty and clearly expired. They had IPAs that were WELL beyond their acceptable drinking age.
Quality- I'm not too sure what this actually is referring to.
Service- No help whatsoever while looking through the beers. They were very friendly during checkout though.
Selection- Not bad...They had some Three Floyds stuff, nothing ultra-rare though. I was able to fnd some Hoppin Frog BORRIS Royale, which was out EVERYWHERE else.
Value- About average...you won't find any deals, but they won't kill your wallet either.
12-31-2011 16:40:57 |
More by frenchblood21
quality: 1.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
This place has a nice big selection. The one wall has a long line of beers, and it is quite a selection. It has a selelction that lines one whole wall, with the big bombers on top and the selelction of singles below it. It is rather impressive. I do have one gripe with this place. FOR THE LOVE OF PETE IF YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT SELECTION OF BEER, MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF THEM ARE FRESH OR AT LEAST NOT SKUNKED!!! I don't understand, they try to give us a great selection, which I appreciate, but please make sure that the beer is drinkable.
02-27-2006 02:27:12 |
More by quasimoto
North Court Beverage in Medina, OH