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1116 Carver St.
phone: (231) 946-7596
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quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I was very happy to find this place. I was on a mission to find some Short's Strawberry Short's Cake and Hangin Frank. This was the only place in Traverse City that had any and when I called, they knew exactly what I was looking for. Several other recommended beer shops were not exactly familiar with these beers. Also the two staff people at the Beverage Company seemed to be fairly knowledgeable about beer in general, and were very friendly and helpful. I was also looking for information on Leelenau Brewing Co. and he brought out a couple of bottles that their distributor had brought in as samples. The overall selection was as decent as any bottle shop including all of the Michigan Breweries that I would be looking for (Short's, Bells, Dark Horse, New Holland, Arcadia, Jolly Pumpkin, Founder's, Dragonmead, and more) as well as a decent selection of imports including a nice Belgian Selection. They had both warm and cold, and singles available. This will be my go to beer store whenever I am in Traverse City from now on.
08-25-2010 19:33:31 |
More by gratefulbeerhead
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Newer location visited-1116 Carver just off of Garfield. Enthusiastically greeted upon entering.
Approximately two aisles of beer with many cases stacked on floor. Good amount of cooler space for beer, about two-thirds macro, one-third craft. Big wine selection in dimly lit area away from beer section. Many Michigan beers represented, such as Short's, Bell's, Arcadia,North Peak, Jolly Pumpkin, etc. Other craft beer offerings such as Stone, Dogfish Head, and numerous Belgians are available, but at about a 2 to 3 dollar mark-up for the bombers to what I am used to in Toledo. On the plus side, you can "mix-a-sixer" with singles available in the cooler. I got a nice selection of Michigan brews to try.
Overall, a nice place to find craft brews in TC, with a very friendly and helpful staff-a must if your looking for local craft brews!
06-21-2010 21:01:37 |
More by hosehead83
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I was born and raised in Traverse City so I have had the opportunity to visit all of the stores here and this in my opinion is best Traverse City has to offer in beer selection. Stacks of cases on the sales floor and two aisle facings of room temp beer plus a few cold case doors dedicated to craft beers as well as lots of BMC selections. They pretty much offer most of what is available in our area and the employees seem to enjoy thier jobs. They offer reccomendations and actually know what they are talking about. Don't bother stopping anywhere else.
03-08-2010 15:13:58 |
More by gnemesis
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I stopped into this place on my way back from the Cherry Festival. After sitting out in the hot sun for three hours this place seemed like an oasis. Tons of hard liquor, wine and beer. The store is set up nicely and it is very clean, along with being an adequate size. I hate going into a cramped beer store trying to edge my way around $300 displays of beer. All of the beers I looked at were fresh. Their selection is pretty good for the area. I would say around 250-300 different beers maybe, sligthly better than the other stores I've visited in the area. Service was fantastic. The guy at the register asked if I wanted any recommendations and he gave me some good ones. He also talked with me a bit about beer at the register. Their stuff was a bit pricey, but it was pretty much right on par with other store's in the area. A definite recommendation if you're in the area.
07-09-2009 23:06:13 |
More by kbeals
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I frequented their previous location on 8th St. for years, but these new digs are sweet (Garfield & Carver). A gargantuan store indeed - I'd say, about the size of an Olympic swimming pool and probably the coolest store I've seen north of Grand Rapids. The Owner, Jeff, thought of every detail and spared no expense.
I've traveled the world and I think this is how a party store should be, really. The perfect model; focusing on the beverages primarily, no gimmics or unneccesary products; seems like they've zeroed in on Alcohol, Cigars, and snacks. Part of it is almost set up like a warehouse, in that the cases of beer are stacked in 4-6 ft.high isles and against the walls. Its a little overwhelming, truthfully. I wont mention the scope of the wine & liquor, but their beer selection is definatly the BEST! just a guess, but probably close to 350 craft and micro brews. Their coolers span the enire length of the store on one side, liquor & wine on the other side . Everything is truley cutting-edge. And now that they've settled in- they have Jack's and Geyer's beat, no questions asked. Albeit all are great stores, Overall, Bevco reins supreme! (no offense.)
I've rarely seen this much "good" beer in my life. Belgiun, German, American, Canadian, English, you name it. Stone, Unibrew, Chimay, Anderson Valley, Dogfish Head, Rogue, etc.. The Michigan beers they carry are totally unsurpassed: Bell's, Michigan Brewing Co., Founder's, Dark Horse, New Holland(Dragons Milk baby!),Arbor Brewing, Keweenaw Brewing. Shorts? (hopefully soon?)
The one time I couldn't find the [Sam Smith's] Imperial Stout I was after, they got it in the next week. They advertise catering to the specialty side of it - ordering stuff you cant find elsewhere. The employees seem friendly and definatly knowledgable- and all about broadening their selection. The only complaint I have is they dont have home brewing supplies and you can't mix sixers. If you are in the Traverse area, I highly recomend the Beverage Co. I've been shopping here for a long time and I always take pride in supporting local businesses- Think Globally, Act Locally! Dude.
10-11-2008 16:03:52 |
More by flyphisherman
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
Not as good as a selection of beers as jacks market and you can't do the mixer sixer. however they have a fantastic selection of michigan beers and great prices. best prices in town for michigan beers, and pretty cheap belgians. the chouffe's they offer are all 7.99 as well as the jolly pumpkin bombers. unibroue's are pretty cheap, too. excellent wine selection. as previously mentioned, not very thrilled with the knowledge about the beers, but we're all beer snobs here, so who cares? friendly service.
Ok, this is an edit based on past review. It is now 2010 and time to update. I go there very often, and they have a much better selection than jack's now and the best prices in town. Definitely the only place to go if you are in TC.
06-08-2008 00:41:38 |
More by sloppymoose
quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Pretty dumpy looking on the outside but they had a nice selection overall. Nothing impressive but a good collection of imports, Belgians, and locals. Nothing too impressive as far as the local stuff goes but some decent offerings from Dark Horse, Arcadia, and Arbor Brewing. The lady behind the counter was friendly and very helpful. I wouldn't come back but only because it was quite a distance from where we were staying. If it was closer, I'd probably stop by more. I would probably go to Jack's first but I will stop by again for sure.
07-10-2007 20:43:13 |
More by mattcrill
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3
These guys have a decent selection (perhaps 75 micros choices and lots of swill), however most of the beers are only available in 6'ers which severly dampens their prospect of me buying things from them. Their prices are relatively reasonable compared to other liquor stores in TC. The staff doesn't really know much about the beer they sell, they cater more towards wine buyers. Service is good, but the majority of the micro selection is at room temp. They hose you on single prices, marking them way above what they would be if divided equally from the 6'er. Go to Jack's first, then here if you can't get what you need. They will go out of their way to try to find stuff for you and order it, as long as you're planning on getting a case or so, calling their distributors to see if they can get it for you.
02-03-2003 16:37:12 |
More by Mitchster
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