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$$ - reasonable
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319 E. Hopkins Ave
phone: (970) 925-8600
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Nice little wine shop in a central part of Aspen. Not an easy place to find parking though. My review encompasses about 5 visits per year from 2005-2011.
Very clean, calm, and well lit. I've received a warm welcome and offer for assistance the second I've walked in for every single visit (although never an offer for custom orders). If a wine customer is in the shop, they instantly get preference over beer customers.
Mostly wine but a decent stretch of beer fridges (no room temp beer). Mostly 6-packs of local/west coast micros, especially Deschutes, Alaska, Odell, Breckenridge, Left Hand, and New Belgium. A few bombers of Avery, New Planet, Deschutes, Stone, and others (usually 1.5 - 2 fridges devoted to bombers). A few North Coast and Dogfish 4-packs. I've also seen Boulevard here on occasion. The only local shop without Pliny for some reason. A handful of imports but no notable ones.
Pretty standard yet reliable selection with the occasional rare gem (Black Butte XXI). Average to slightly below average pricing compared to other local shops. I definitely prefer Aspen Wine and Spirits a few blocks away (by far the best bomber selection in the area for cold/room temp, US micros/imports) but will continue to stop at OG&G in hopes of that rare gem.
P.S. If you're looking for Belgians, hit Aspen Wine & Spirits or the Grog Shop.
03-04-2011 18:03:24 |
More by thirsty4beer
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Small but thoughtful - worth a stop if you're in town. The store is mostly a wine shop (selection looks decent, prices not too outrageous) but there is a long cooler of beer in the back. It has a good selection of local and regional beers, and some West Coast regulars like Deschutes and Alaska. There is a small but surprisingly attractive selection of 22 oz bottles. When I was there, there were some limited edition beers from Descutes and others, Including a bottle of the Black Butte XXI, and some beers from Boulevard from Kansas City, which I have not seen around much. There appeared to be a good selection of European beers, but I didn't explore that section carefully. The staff was very friendly, though I was just browsing so I didn't have a chance to text their actual knowledge. The main downside is the small size of the shop, so it's not the place to go looking for a comprehensive collection.
03-10-2010 14:12:41 |
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Of Grape And Grain in Aspen, CO