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Taps: 72 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Store ]
2228A Highland Ave S
phone: (205) 558-4337
(Place added by: AgentMunky on 09-24-2010)
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| Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
The owners, Jimmy & David, are two brothers from Eastern Europe. They are very customer oriented and remember the name of the regulars who come in. They will order kegs for you and are pretty good at carrying a big selection of kegs. They even remember the types of beer that I like when they are telling me what kegs they have in stock. Jimmy is really the beer guy of the two brothers. Their variety of bottled beer is great and usually you can find the same ones in the cooler. If its a beer that can be obtained in Alabama they either have it or will get it for you. Much better atmosphere than at Vulcan.
10-09-2011 03:43:30 |
More by meigs3
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Go here. On pace to have the single largest selection of beer in Alabama. Another review mentioned having a problem with the service, which is surprising. The proprietors are very friendly and strive to understand what they are selling, and they are usually very talkative and helpful. Yes, their prices may run a tad higher than some other places, but most other places only have a fraction of the selection. And some stuff here is very competitively priced, so it's a mixed bag on pricing.
And of course the draft beer selection sold via growlers is huge.
12-14-2010 02:24:07 |
More by Bonhoeffer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Best place for brews in the Ham. Have one of the best varieties of choice. Have around twenty beers on tap that choose from. Service is friendly and helpful. When I told the guy I was disappointed that they didn't have any Hopslam he went in the back and got me some of his private stash! I always check them out when I'm in the area!!! They were the first in town (that I found) that had Green Flash available from San Diego. They are always easy to talk to and helpful in making suggestions depending on your favorite style of brew.
04-23-2012 22:43:47 |
More by maleman
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
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
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Highland Package was recommended to me by my server at a local bar in the five points area. I was looking for a specific German beer and this place did not disappoint. They have a really good selection and I left with so much great stuff I probably damaged the suspension on our mini-van.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. There was a interesting cast of characters that are obviously regulars at this place. I enjoyed listening to them talk with the staff and I learned a lot.
There is a hodge-podge of singles in the middle of the beer section, so you really have to look carefully.
Probably a little pricey but a very cool place!
11-25-2011 18:14:07 |
More by TrappistJohnMD
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
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 |
More by AgentMunky
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I have promoted this place many times in the forums section of BA. They have become the go-to destination for quality brew in the region (with the only exceptions being Green's in Atlanta, and Central Market in TX). You simply must stop and check their selection out. In the last year they have added additional cooler space and shelving to carry their ever expanding assortment of micro-brew. These guys know an opportunity when they see one!
They are good people, and their pricing is par for Alabama (remember that tax is an easy 10% on top of your purchase in AL). Their selection cannot be beat in the area!
10-29-2012 01:58:54 |
More by GoblueMS
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I first visited this place a year or two ago. When you walk in it's like there should be gas pumps outside because of the convenient store atmosphere inside. It's very cluttered and disheveled with really no rhyme or reason to the place. But, compared to a year or so again, the new shelving arrangement is a huge step up.
The selection and quality is the best there is in Birmingham. To me, Hopcity is really this place's only competition when it comes to the selection of beer. If you can't find a beer you want at one, then take a short ride to the other and it might be there. Service has always been good and the guy behind the counter has always been friendly. It's not a "sell, sell, sell" mentality and they let you browse around really without hassle.
Value/price is good and to me seemed on par with their competition. The 10% tax threw me off guard but they really have no control over that.
Fair warning, do not buy liquor here. I was randomly pricing bourbon/scotch and it was easily 25% - 50% higher than at my shops in MS. I'm not sure if that's his pricing strategy or some kind of Alabama deal.
06-13-2013 12:37:51 |
More by cvm4
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
This place pretty much has it all. Liquor, wine and the largest selection of beer in Alabama. Not too mention the ever growing selection of draft beer to go they have 55 beers on tap. Great place and a must stop for everyone. Here in Alabama we have to use milk jugs for the draft to go beer. Hopefully that will change one day. They also seemed to have large quantities of everything. The prices are reasonable to great. Like I said this store is doing very good at putting all the new beers that are now offered here in Alabama. If you need it they have it and if they do not they will get it for you.
07-06-2011 04:28:19 |
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