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$$$ - a bit pricey
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1604 Huntsville Hwy
phone: (931) 433-9789
(Place added by: Poser on 12-17-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 3
Reviews by ncfranklin:
quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$
Visited on June 25th 2010.
Stopped in this spot because it's the closest place you can buy Stone if you live in Huntsville.
The craft/gourmet section was tiny, a tucked little of the store. Not cooler-ed, just on shelves, and not organized in any real way.
Terrapin varieties were available, with some mingled Avery brews. Plenty of Stone Arrogant Bastard, Double Bastard, the new 14th Aniversary Emperial IPA bombers which appeared to have just arrived. Rogue ceramic bottles. Assorted Dogfish Head in six packs and 750ml's, along with some various brews just mixed in throughout.
What concerned me most about this place, was the age of some of the brews. I found Dogfish stuff over a year old, even some of the Stone was dated to early 09. Not being kept in any sort of "aging" enviroment, I was afraid of picking up some things that were overly dated. One gem I found and took the risk on was Unibroue's 17. But thing such as Victory's V-Saison (Dated 2008) scared me.
Overall, the trip was worth it for the Stone stuff, and the rarity Dogfish Head that we can't get in Alabama. But this isn't your "go-to" beer store.
06-28-2010 15:13:38 |
More by ncfranklin
More User Reviews:
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 1 | $$$$
Went by here today on the advice from a fellow at Liquor Express in Huntsville, AL. He mentioned that Alabama did not get the same assortment of beers that Tennessee did. So in the order of doing business today I stopped in to see if I could buy some Hop Wallop. They had it but it was hyper expensive. Their selection is not nearly as large as it could be, with few quality IPAs and other craft products on the shelf. This could be that they are not nearly as focused on craft beer as they could be--perhaps this is reflective of the clientele in Fayetteville.
My guess is that if you want to truly obtain significant variety of quality brew (in my case IPA and Double IPA), you will have to visit an establishment in a larger market.
They could certainly garner additional business if they expanded their offering. Alabama does not get a complete range of the higher rated beer, and Tennessee does complement this by having available items Alabama does not have. Being near the state line, and near a significant sized city such as Huntsville, this would be beneficial.
10-06-2011 03:24:37 |
More by GoblueMS
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
We found a good amount of decently price beer. Here's what we came away with:
Chimay 3x11.2 sample + Chimay snifter 18.95
North Shore Old Rasputin RIS 4pk 11.15
DFH 90 Min. Imperial IPA 4pk 11.15
Orval Trappist Ale l 6.15
Rogue Double Dead Guy 2009 12.39
Flying Dog Dr. Gonzo Imperial Porter 12 oz. 2.69
Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale 6.??
they had recently stocked up on everything but Stone. Here's some notables
A fresh case of Witches' Brew was set in the floor. The usual Terrapin Wake 'n Bake. Sierra Nevada Torpedo. Great Divide BarleyWine, Imperial Double Pale, and Yeti Imperial Stout. Some lingering Left hand brews, stone IPA, Ruination IPA, and arrogant bastard ale bombers. A full row of Avery's. No Brooklyn Chocolate :(. Some aging 2008 Rogue Imperial Ceramics. The Westmalle Trappist and Ommegang's were tempting but the money ran short.
I recently discovered this place and can't get enough. From Huntsville or North Alabama you can't beat the selection for the relatively short drive. The prices aren't great but you can stock up without killing the bank.
Stong Bros. just across the street sometimes has a thing or two that liquor locker doesn't have, so it's worth checking there for something a little more oddball.
Make the drive up and you won't be dissappointed. I just hope the get in some 2009 Stone RIS and maybe some Double Bastard. Then it would be a dream come true.
04-17-2009 07:39:46 |
More by Freethyhops
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