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Tipsy's Liquor World
$$$ - a bit pricey
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5869 S. Alkire Street
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quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
They have what you might expect, just more of it and in a bigger place.
I was totally underwhelmed in any degree of knowledge from the staff; they could tell you the price and read the label for you.
I think the selection at Davidsons is better. Maybe Tipseys will turn over and change offerings periodically or go after some of the more eclectic stuff. You cna mix/match 6-packs for ten bucks, but the beers you can mix are limited to many of the usual suspects. I do like to checkout the bombers in the back cooler, their Ayinger and Erdinger lines were good beers, but its not like you can't find them around anywhere else.
Seems a bit pricey...likely ot pay the heating and cooling bill. Save money, and for me the drive, go to Davidsons.
07-10-2008 17:10:14 |
More by Haybeerman
quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$
Here is my review from when I was there when it opened. Nothing has changed much. There is a little more in the big walk-in cooler. there appears to be no one there that knows anything about beer there.
They had the typical selection of Colorado and surrounding microbrews like new belgium, bristol, fort collins, avery, fly dog, osker blues entire line up, big sky, dogfish head, Alaskan, dechuttes (no abyss even though it was at other stores when I first went there)etc... some north coast beer I saw was Old Rasputin and one with the seal and the only sierra nevada beer I saw was the pale ale and harvest ale (I think).
The "fine beer" selection on US side was nothing sepecial with the typical stone, avery, great divde, 22 oz, etc offerings (This has gotten better in the last few months they now have Alaskan, Ommenang, Hennipen, Fuller, Sam Smith and others). I specifically was looking for Avery Beast and they did not have it (they subsequently got it later). However, I did feel that the Belgium offerings was pretty good compared to any other SW Denver liquor store. Not knowing a lot of Belgiums beers and can't comment on the quality, but I did notice Westmalle and Brassiere de Rocs in bombers and 4-packs and a bunch of others. The German offereings was not as good.
I was surprised to see Jolly Pumpkin in the cooler!! They were selling them for $14.50 a six pack. Being from Ann Arbor (JP is in Dexter), I had to get a sixer. I did not know this was sold in CO.
The $10 build you own six pack was mostly Sam Adams beers, Colorado microbrewery beers and some other brews from surrounding states, nothing really that interesting in it. Even with the price of 6-packs going up I am not sure I would pay the extra $2 do get a mix. In general they seem do be a little more expensive on average.
The place is huge, just like Bubbles in Castle Rock and there is a lot of wasted space (thier energy bill to heat and cool this place will be huge). There is a fireplace in the middle and a guy was playing the grand piano. It also has a deli and wine bar attached to it. I thought ot would be cool if the wine bar also served specialty beers, but it does not.
I still will be going to Arrow and Super Liquor Mart for the more specialty stuff and the occasional trip to Davidson's. Worth checking out if you are in the area, but I would not make a special trip.
Once again I feel thier overall selection is good, better than Arrow and Super Liquor Mart, but not as good as Davidson's. Also they don't seem to get the specialty stuff and there prices seem to be a little high.
07-10-2008 14:25:29 |
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