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Taps: 72 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Store ]
2228A Highland Ave S
phone: (205) 558-4337
(Place added by: AgentMunky on 09-24-2010)
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| Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I figured I should at least review my regular beer stop, so here goes:
Highland Package now has 52 beer taps, which makes them the largest draft selection in the state. They have a good variety of brewers and styles to choose from, including Good People (the local brewery). They have loads of selection in bottles and cans as well. There is still a 16oz. cap on bottle in Alabama, so as an earlier reviewer stated, no 22oz. bottles, which eliminates certain choices from the get go. They have a couple of knowledgeable people that work there. And if you are interested, they also have a large selection of wine and spirits. I usually stop here at least once a week to see what is new and stock up. It is by far the best store in Birmingham.
05-11-2011 15:38:10 |
More by uabjeff
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
As a beerstarved Mississippian we drove 3h just to go this place. I was impressed to say the least. Great selection, very good service, and 20something taps to fill 1/4gallon, 1/2 gallon and 1 gallon growlers. We also go to try some of the brews that were on draft and also available in 6'ers.
In AL it's still not legal to sell 22oz'ers so keep that in mind when you go in. They have a nice amount of Belgians, we picked up Corsendonck, St Bernardus, Saison Dupont, Duchesse de Bourgogne and some Dulle Teve from Oerbier. Pretty nice I'd say. They have tons of Bells, some Great Divide and Avery (who are being boycotted right now), Peg Leg, Good People... the list goes on and on and on. If you're anywhere near this place and need any brew, stop by, you won't be dissapointed!
04-24-2011 22:24:17 |
More by yesferro
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
If you're in the Highland area, go here. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable about what they had stocked and would be getting soon. They have a wonderful selection of "draft-to-go" at reasonable prices and in a variety of sizes. This is the only place I've seen in Alabama that sells Wild Heaven's "Ode To Mercy" (a wonderful beer from Georgia that's not yet bottled). A very large selection of bottled beers to choose from with many available as singles.
Great store that I try to visit whenever I'm in the area.
03-25-2011 02:59:38 |
More by CrookedStill
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Go here. On pace to have the single largest selection of beer in Alabama. Another review mentioned having a problem with the service, which is surprising. The proprietors are very friendly and strive to understand what they are selling, and they are usually very talkative and helpful. Yes, their prices may run a tad higher than some other places, but most other places only have a fraction of the selection. And some stuff here is very competitively priced, so it's a mixed bag on pricing.
And of course the draft beer selection sold via growlers is huge.
12-14-2010 02:24:07 |
More by Bonhoeffer
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
A convenient location easy to find in a strip right next to a Western Grocery. This package store has a very broad selection of beer, many of which are available as singles. Further, many of the selections could be purchased either from the cooler unchilled. The employees were friendly and happy to help, but did not seem to know a great deal about beer.
The best feature of the store is their draft selection. They have 25+ taps and sell draft beer to go by the quart, 1/2 gallon, or gallon. The draft beer comes in plastic (think milk jug) or one can buy a glass growler for $5. The draft selection was high quality and quite varied. One could get a "six pack" of draft beer - 6 quarts of different drafts for $35.
If looking for a place to buy beer in B'ham, one could do much worse than to visit Highland Package Store.
11-30-2010 13:03:56 |
More by gamwich
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Location is very good. Very easy to find and it's located in a very nice part of town. The shop itself is very easy to spot with bright neon signs and a nice big sign out front.
The selection was absolutely amazing. they had everything avaialable in alabama. their huge on tap selection is what actually impressed me the most. great find.
There are two downfalls to this store: the prices, which were a bit steep, and the service. I actually dont even know if the attendant knew anything about beer because when i asked about it he gave a short answer and continued watching tv.
11-08-2010 02:29:43 |
More by ztaylor1
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Possibly the best selection of beer in Birmingham. If not, then definitely the place to go to get growlers filled. Highland Package Store always has a dozen high-quality beers on-tap for takeaway (1/2 gallon or gallon growlers sold at the premises, if needed) and the owner takes requests. The beer selection is stellar and changes regularly.
Yes, it's a bit pricey, but these are beers you won't find anywhere else in town except maybe Vulcan Beverage Company, and I believe their selection is a bit smaller.
Friendly knowledgeable staff; definitely recommended.
10-30-2010 18:59:46 |
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