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$$ - reasonable
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608 Absinthe Ct Ste A
phone: (318) 219-3330
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This place is under new management and their selection has gone through the roof. They've got tons of good craft stuff including but not limited to Brash, Clown Shoes, New Belgium, Saint Arnold, Tin Roof, Slumbrew, Cambridge Brewing, and one of my favorites Squatter's Outter Darkness. They usually get the rare small batch and seasonal stuff too. Picked up Saint Arnold's Bishops Barrel 1 & 2 from them & some New Belgium Lips of Faith stuff that I couldn't find at any other local places. They have tons of killer imports too. Even had BLACK ALBERT! The guys that are there regularly are super down to earth and helpful. Love to talk brews too. You guys have got to check out their selecion at the new location. Its moved from the listed Ashley Ridge location over to a new spot off of Flournoy Lucas in front of the Twelve Oaks subdivision (not sure of actual address). A+++ for this store. CHECK IT OUT!
05-08-2013 22:19:42 |
More by dookiebrown
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
This review is for the cafe on line rd. I had dinner at the bar during happy hour. While no beer is on special, wine and spirits are. I got a weihenstephaner hefe and a rogue dead guy. Both poured into a cold pint...ugh. the selection isnt amazing or even that great but some nice randoms and locals. The food is really good. I had the truffle risotto and it was really good. Nice looking place and super busy...it seems like THE place in Shreveport. Good value on the beer...about $5 a bottle. Food was a bit high but it was good. Service was quick and good. Id deff come back.
01-16-2013 00:21:51 |
More by DrinkSlurm
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 1 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This is a review for the other Wine Country location on Line Ave
I assume the other location has a better selection but as this location has some sort of area dedicated to beer as well as what they consider a large beer selection at the bar it is worth reviewing.
Very enjoyable atmosphere at the bar, nice decor, this is a really nice place. The bottle shop is well designed as well, for wine. The lone beer shelf was situated behind tables where people were eating so that was a big drawback.
Quality was fine, 4 month old SN pale at the bar is pretty good for Louisiana and the other beers weren't expired either and were kept cold.
Service at the bar was pretty good but when I was in the "bottle shop" I was given some dirty looks for asking where the beer was. We weren't in a rush so it wasn't a big deal but our waitress was pretty inattentive to our table even as the night slowed down.
Selection at the bar was decent: Paulaner Hefe, Schneider Hefe, Rouge Shakespeare and a few other craft and import selections. The alleged bottle shop was absolutely terrible, I was a bit disgusted. Two different Urthel brews, Delirium Tremens and Abita Golden, that's it. Oh sorry, they had the nerve to put singles of Bud Light Golden Wheat and two different Smirnoff Ices as well.
The food was excellent though: Truffled Macaroni, whipped potatoes, and a perfectly cooked piece of chicken. My friend's steak was a bit under cooked, but no big deal.
$32 for 1 beer and an entree with tax is a bit much but it was a very nice place, beer prices were pretty average for a bar and with the quality of the food you could have expected them to be more expensive. Bottles were pricey too though.
This is a place that I would recommend to anyone looking for a fine dining experience in Shreveport but as a bottle shop this place misses the mark.
07-01-2011 20:16:00 |
More by LSUPT
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped by this place twice now since I've been up here. Not the most amazing selection I've seen, but definitely very good for Northern Louisiana. Unfortunately, distribution is not uniform across the state and beers that are available in Southern Louisiana are just not available here.
That being said, there's a pretty nice, varied selection of beer including offerings from Rogue, Sam Adams, Abita, Bear Republic, Mikkeller and others. Plenty of Belgians and Germans as well.
I've dealt with the same guy, Jeff, both times I've been there and he is extremely friendly and helpful. Also, pretty darn knowledgeable, not just about the beer, but about the wines and liquors as well.
I'm very glad that I have a place to grab some brews for the next 7 weeks that I'm up here and won't have drive 3+ hours to find something worthwhile. Thanks Wine Country!
03-29-2010 02:04:35 |
More by NewGeneric
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
As the name implies, this is not a beer shop. Don't let that stop you from seeking it out. Wine Country is a quality bottle shop with a better-than-average selection of imports no matter where you normally shop. If you take the selection in the rest of town into account, they are an A+....
Others have covered the brands, and they have not changed much. Nice selection of imports, and a decent if small collection of American craft brewers. What surprised me on this trip was the fantastic selection of seasonal / Christmas beers, which I didn't expect given what must be a small market for craft beer. The staff on this day was also very beer-knowledgeable and engaging.
12-29-2009 03:09:29 |
More by zy1125
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
really the only quality selection in shreveport. troegs/jolly pumpkin/a few rogue/and now bear republic beers available. ayinger and a few other german imports and the usual british choices await you. chimay/la trappe/and a smattering of belgians most of the time. price is reasonable for the only gane in town. i've been able to special order and have been happy with the service. happy that this place is there and hope that interest peaks so that they are able to expand our choices. forgot to mention that the beer is always well-cared for including u.v minimizing placement.
11-26-2008 15:47:11 |
More by positiverpr
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This is the first, and only place i have been in shreveport that sells craft beer (well i did go to cush's (sp?) but there selection wasnt that much better than a grocery store). But from reading beerfly, it seems craft beer is slim-pickens up in shreveport.
Of course, this store was mostly wine, but their selection on beer wasnt bad. I'd say they had around 100 different beers to choose from, and about 8 i havent seen in new orleans or baton rouge. From LA, they had some of the abita beers, and heiner breu kolsch (which is pretty decent) and hefeweizen (which really sucks). They had a few cases of troegs pale ale, which i think was the best american offering, as well as their dreamweaver wheat. I also saw some anchor christmas ale from last year. A small, but good quality selection of belgians- rochefort, chimay, delirium tremens, a few cantillons, and unibroue. They also had a decent selection of german beers, but i didnt get any...other than a baby keg of kapulziner hefe.
Service there was very friendly, gave us a discount on all our purchases which was very nice. Though he prefered to talk about wine, he did talk a little about the beer.
Overall, i was very pleased with this store. My parents prefer wine, and got some bottles of what the worker recommended, and said so far they are excellent. So i say it is a good place for beer in the desert of shreveport.
07-06-2007 19:56:57 |
More by acrawf6
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$
After moving to the Shreveport area this past March, I'd had no luck prowling the internet and local phone books for a good beer store. After two solid months of searching I started asking the local booze shop employees where to find a good beer store. The response was mostly blank stares but one guy steered me to this local liquor store just down the road from his place, called Wine Country. And yes, there is a little bit of heaven in Shreveport.
Mainly a wine shop, this place also has some hard to find Belgian and German brews, many of which are imported by the infamous Shelton Brothers. Dark tint on the windows suggests the owner is serious about the condition of the beer and wine. A small cooler stocks single beers and cheeses.
Only a few craft brews in stock, mostly from New Orleans area brewers ( edit. Jolly Pumpkin arrived here in early Nov ' 06). Prices here are on the high side, but this is by far the best place in town to find specialty brews.
11-14-2006 10:13:03 |
More by beerceller99
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Probably one of the better, if not the best, beer stores in North Louisiana. Promotes its wine, and it has a fine selection, but also had a very good selection of good beer. Just as a guess Id say they have about 50 different brands, representing most genres of beer. I will only list a few notables here, but the selection changes, they are always ordering new beers and getting rid of non-sellers. Belgians include: Unibroue selections, Cantillion selections, Oude Beersel Oude Gueze, Rochefort, Orval, Abbaye de Rocs, St. Bernardus, Kasteel, Delirium. English/Scottish/Irish Ales: Fullers 1845, Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted, Bluebird Bitter, Old Man Ale, Dragonhead Stout, The Red MacGreggor, Riggwelter, St. Peters. American Lagers and Ales: Troegs Hopback Amber, Anchor Liberty, Heiner Brau Kolsch, Abita selections, Flying Dog. German ales and lagers: Aventinus, Ayinger, Paulaner Hefe and Original Munich and Salvator, Kulmbacher, three versions of Schlenkerla Rauchbeir. Other: Coopers, Hitachino Nest, several international lagers (Tiger, Efes). There are many more, so check it out. Ill update this review as needed for important additions or deletions to line-up. Buy singles, six packs, whatever, mix and match. Price is a bit steeper than say Houston/Dallas, but hey, at least Shreveport is getting good beer. Buy six of more bottles and get a 5-7% discount. American micros are a bit lacking, but I think its a State problem, not the stores. The owner informed me the other day, he was talking to the beer distributor, and he wants to really start getting some good/different beer in. Ill keep you updated.
07-12-2006 18:33:52 |
More by Millas
Wine Country Bottle Shop in Shreveport, LA