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$$ - reasonable
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1116 Carver St
phone: (231) 946-7596
(Place added by: Mitchster)
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| Reviews: 19 | Show All Ratings:
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3
These guys have a decent selection (perhaps 75 micros choices and lots of swill), however most of the beers are only available in 6'ers which severly dampens their prospect of me buying things from them. Their prices are relatively reasonable compared to other liquor stores in TC. The staff doesn't really know much about the beer they sell, they cater more towards wine buyers. Service is good, but the majority of the micro selection is at room temp. They hose you on single prices, marking them way above what they would be if divided equally from the 6'er. Go to Jack's first, then here if you can't get what you need. They will go out of their way to try to find stuff for you and order it, as long as you're planning on getting a case or so, calling their distributors to see if they can get it for you.
02-03-2003 16:37:12 |
More by Mitchster
quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
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
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I was in Northern Michigan for a week's vacation and this place came highly recommended. Upon walking in the door, we were immediately greeted by somebody working in the craft section. He asked if I knew what I was looking for, or if he could be of any guidance. I was there looking for things that I can't get home in Ohio or Indiana, and the store did not disappoint.
I was hoping to find some things that Short's didn't have in stock at the brewpub, or other MI brewery one offs, and I was pleasantly surprised. They had a few Short's beers that all otehr places had been out of, and singles of them, so I wasn't obligated to buy a 6pk. When there was something I wanted a single of, they happily opened a 6pk so I could get just a bottle or two, thats what I call customer service.
I would highly recommend Beverage Company to anybody looking for a great bottle shop with a knowledgable friendly staff.
08-01-2011 19:23:02 |
More by RocPorterFanatic
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped here in search of a few of the minor brewery beers I might have not gotten yet. Line up was pretty consistent with a typical beer store, its appeal in having quite a bit of Shorts and other releases. Didn't find too much in the more rare department and prices were ok. Man there was happy to help but it seemed everything he had I managed to pick up in the previous days through the myriad of other beer stores. Probably the place to stop in Traverse City for craft beer, and would recommend to travelers in the area who haven't gotten their fill in the southern part of the state. Would be better if you could build your own sixer.
01-13-2011 23:26:24 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I stopped into this place on my way back from the Cherry Festival. After sitting out in the hot sun for three hours this place seemed like an oasis. Tons of hard liquor, wine and beer. The store is set up nicely and it is very clean, along with being an adequate size. I hate going into a cramped beer store trying to edge my way around $300 displays of beer. All of the beers I looked at were fresh. Their selection is pretty good for the area. I would say around 250-300 different beers maybe, sligthly better than the other stores I've visited in the area. Service was fantastic. The guy at the register asked if I wanted any recommendations and he gave me some good ones. He also talked with me a bit about beer at the register. Their stuff was a bit pricey, but it was pretty much right on par with other store's in the area. A definite recommendation if you're in the area.
07-09-2009 23:06:13 |
More by kbeals
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
In late 2009 I started trying some of the craft beers since I lost my interest in the Budweiser type macros a long time ago. When I first started going to the beverage company to buy gin, rum and vodka but wanted a break from them sometimes with a good beer and the staff was very helpful in recommending different beers to try. I do like that they have some beers sold individually, but do wish they would sell the individual bottles a little cheaper than they do, otherwise I have no problem with the price. I have tried a few of there recommendations and most of them I have been satisfied with. I really like the pumpkin ales and the Shorts Black Cherry Porter they suggested I try, but there were a couple I did not like. I enjoyed my experience here and I'll be going there many more times. The only thing I didn't like was that most of the micros were not kept cold, so if you want something cold right away have to buy the better known micros or any of the macros that are sold practically everywhere.
11-24-2010 07:12:31 |
More by DannyDan
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I was born and raised in Traverse City so I have had the opportunity to visit all of the stores here and this in my opinion is best Traverse City has to offer in beer selection. Stacks of cases on the sales floor and two aisle facings of room temp beer plus a few cold case doors dedicated to craft beers as well as lots of BMC selections. They pretty much offer most of what is available in our area and the employees seem to enjoy thier jobs. They offer reccomendations and actually know what they are talking about. Don't bother stopping anywhere else.
03-08-2010 15:13:58 |
More by gnemesis
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Visited while on vacation in TC on 6/20/11. The guy at the cash register noticed my IL plates and immediately struck up a conversation when I walked in. I told him I heard they had a good selection and he referred me to the "beer expert" who was working stocking shelves. He offered to help and asked if I had any questions.
I was looking for MI beers I can't get in IL, like Shorts, North Peak, Dragonmead, Arcadia special releases, etc. They have a solid singles selection, so I picked up a mix six of all MI beers and a sixer of North Peak Burly Belgo IPA, which is very good by the way.
Very friendly staff. I totally recommend a visit if you are in the area.
06-26-2011 01:43:59 |
More by ssimpson89
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Going off of Beerfly, I stopped in here one evening. It was nightime and I thought the place was closed. Parking lot was vacant and dark. The lights in the store appeared to be off but it was the window filters that made the store look dim from the outside. Staff was friendly and helpful. I was left to browse the shelves. Did not spend too much time in the store but I was impressed with the selection. Just about everything Short's currently bottles. Large selection of other Michigan brews. A couple of interesting imports as well. A nice singles selection but could use improvement but I understand they will break up sixers for you. Definatly should stop here for your beer buying needs.
10-08-2011 16:15:53 |
More by morimech
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
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
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