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$$ - reasonable
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]
2440 28th St
phone: (616) 956-9413
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 18 | Show All Ratings:
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
I have been going to this store since I was a child. I've only realized how great of a store it is recently. There is an excellent selection of MI breweries, Stone, and some nice imports. They also have some meads, wines, cigars, and fine liquors. The homebrew section is limited, but has the bare essentials. I generally stop in there if I need something at the last minute. The staff is friendly and helpful. The only part of this store that bugs me is that its prices are a tad higher than normal. If you're in the area, I would say this is a good store to stop by.
08-16-2007 11:49:30 |
More by Avagadro
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Good selection of local micros and some imports. Reasonable enough prices. Good selection of items I can not get in North Carolina, midwestern and some northeastern microbrews. Every once in a while you find an old vintage. This past winter I picked up some blackout stout from 2007. Yes only 2 years old, but things don't usually last that long in stores. Nice relaxed cozy place. Basically if you're on 28th street, you need to stop here.
I will agree with the last reviewer however, the old man is pretty much an ass. His daughter(I'm assuming) is a delight however. The prices have went up, but they match everywhere else around town pretty much.
01-16-2009 01:43:51 |
More by Bung
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
This place is newly remodeled on 28th street just east of Breton. It's kind of hidden so you would have to look for it to see it. The store is a little on the small side but seems quite clean which is nice. The beer selection is one of the best in GR. Great microbrew selection of (some New Holland I don't see anywhere else). The Belgian selection is also the best I have seen in GR. I was there looking for quite awhile and got no service but the lady working seemed nice enough, just not too helpful when it came to beer. Prices are reasonable. Homebrew section is much weaker than Siciliano's.
04-14-2004 14:29:43 |
More by granger10
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
I guess I've been spoiled on other stores, but B&B strikes me as a middle of the road place to pick up brews. They have a decent selection of locals, including most of the more obscure Bell's offerings that I'd otherwise have to visit the brewery to get (ie: Harry's Spiced Stout, Trumpeter, so on) as well as stuff from the Great Lakes company, Founders, and some imports, but they only have a couple coolers of singles that have interest to me with the others being filled with wine coolers and macroswill.
Selection on the shelves is quite a bit better though; 4/6 packs of some harder to find items, and much more impressively, a great array of Belgians both in small and large bottle form. I, alas, rarely have enough spare money to buy a decent selection of Belgians at one time, but if you are looking for some variety on that front this is a good place to go, the best variety I've found in western MI actually.
Main knock on this place is it's location, dead in the middle of 28th Street with no easy way to get in and out. When I'm in the area I swing by to check out their selection, but I rarely make a special trip unless I'm dying for an obscure Bell's offering.
01-17-2004 01:44:05 |
More by CortexBomb
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Review updated as of June 24, 2007: Selection is still excellent for Michigan craft, Stone, and Belgians. Nice, but a spottier elsewhere. Since I hit the store for Michigan craft beer, I'm well hooked-up. Please, don't be shy about stepping into the cooler and checking the dark, cool shelves there, where I found many additional selections not repeated in the cooler door displays or the warm shelves. Very friendly staff continues to be a great asset. No out of code product noted. A great choice if you're on the opposite side of town from Siciliano's.
Great selection crammed into this tiny shop. Emphasis on Belgians and Michigan Micros, which was exactly what I was looking for. Excellent selection of single bottles from the Michigan producers, with a broad range of Bell's, Dark Horse, New Holland, Founder's and others. Lots of large bottles of Belgians as well.
Some dust, but the shop itself was quite cool, and all of the backstock appeared to be in the cooler. Will alter the quality after I have a chance to sample the beers if necessary.
Friendly, helpful staff who are genuinely interested in beers. Worth a special trip.
06-25-2007 00:02:01 |
More by Realale
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Small place that I wasn't even seeking out, but passed and recognized from the greatest tool on the internet.
Everything I bought was high quality, very fresh, or well stored.
The lady behind the counter, I presume the owner, was very friendly, recommending beers basd on what we bought and telling us of her travels to buy the stuff. It was a nice experience.
Not a huge selection of himebrew supplies, but I almost picked up some yeast, and would have if I'd had a cooler. Beer selection is focused on Belgian beers, and their selection is more than ample. Also, quite the selection (both size and variety) of Hitachino and plenty of out of state micros that are not available in Lansing.
A good stop if you're in that part of town and your wife is at Nordstrom's Rack. A bit pricey, but it seems that the owner goes to great lengths to provide the selection that she does.
09-18-2006 22:07:22 |
More by nortmand
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped in Grand Rapids after DLD. This was one of the stops I hadnt really planned but hopped on the net and looked it up. Pretty much a spontaneous stop, and what a stop it was. Picked up two four packs of Great Lakes Black out, 10 bottles of KBS, SA Chocolate bock, and some stone goods. They have a great selection including plenty of Michigan locals like Founders, Jolly Pumpkin, Dark Horse. Micros like Stone, DFH, Rogue, Brooklyn, O'Fallon, etc.... Had about 12 cases of devil dancer left. Not to mention the fantastic service, the nice lady who was working that day waived our deposit fee because we were from out of town. Definitely a must stop. I loved it.
04-30-2007 21:29:33 |
More by rsyberg01
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped in pretty close to closing time. It looked close as a pulled up as it was dimly lit, but the open sign was on so I walked in. Once I thought about it, a beer store should be dimly lit. It was just light enough to see everything easily.
Instantly I was wowed by the selection. A few rarities I haven't seen anywhere else in town. Namely DFH Red and White and Urthel Hop-It. By far the best selection of imports I've seen, and a great selection of Michigan beers.
The only staff I talked made it clear he would answer any questions, but he wasn't in my face. For me thats a huge plus, I hate the used car salesman trying to sell me beer.
Prices were a bit random. Most were average to a bit lower than average for the area. Some were far lower, but a few were quite high.
05-01-2007 21:19:06 |
More by jmichaeldesign
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