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The Beverage Company
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$$ - reasonable
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1116 Carver St
phone: (231) 946-7596
(Place added by: Mitchster)
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| Reviews: 19 | Show All Ratings:
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
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: 4.5 | 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
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
To bad this place is an hour away so the only way that I get to make trips to here is to bribe the wife with Outback or Red Lobster.
Great location nice store front, lots of parking, nice size sign out by the road.
Tons of beer, Big coolers filled with singles, This place has a very big selection i don't think that it would be possible to leave with out something. They also get all kinds of rare beers and limited brews(kbs, Bigfoot, ect). To bad you cant mix and match all the beers in the store like you can at Oliver T's.
The workers there are exceptional they acknowledge every person that walks into the door and are quick to let you know how a beer is and recommend more beers of that style.
I will be making many more trips to traverse as long as the wife never catches on to my devious plan
06-08-2011 17:52:52 |
More by GoldenChild
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
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 | selection: 4 | $$
I was born and raised in Traverse City so I have had the opportunity to visit all of the stores here and this in my opinion is best Traverse City has to offer in beer selection. Stacks of cases on the sales floor and two aisle facings of room temp beer plus a few cold case doors dedicated to craft beers as well as lots of BMC selections. They pretty much offer most of what is available in our area and the employees seem to enjoy thier jobs. They offer reccomendations and actually know what they are talking about. Don't bother stopping anywhere else.
03-08-2010 15:13:58 |
More by gnemesis
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
As a recent addition to the Traverse City area, I've just discovered the Beverage Company. I've never had a bad trip. Every time I go in, the attentive staff is there to greet, suggest and scrounge up whatever it is I seem to be looking for (Alas, no Pliny).
I've gone in for day-at-the-beach beer runs and asked for cases of ice cold crap-beer they didn't have in the cooler, only to have a runner go retrieve whatever my need was from the backroom.
I've gone in with an idea in mind for what I wanted to pair with dinner, to have multiple suggestions tossed my way by the knowledgeable staff, without whom, I'd never have tried the 'Lagunitas Sucks Brown Shugga Substitute Ale', which scared me away because of the name, but keeps drawing me back because of the taste.
08-26-2013 03:20:18 |
More by TCmichigan
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I traveled to this place based upon the good reviews on BA and the place did not disappoint. I was impressed by the knowledge of the staff and by their willingness to help. The selection of singles was good (not great) but they were willing to break a couple six packs to allow me to try some beers I had a hankering for. The fact that they had so much refrigerated brew was a plus. The beverage company had a good selection of Michigan beers and I was able to stock up on some Founders that I had yet to try.
07-21-2011 21:01:17 |
More by qua17
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Beverage Company is an excellent place to shop. And if you want something that is not in stock, they will gladly order it for you. All the staff that I have interacted with have been knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Several times I have ordered something special; the product came quickly and I was called when it arrived.
Beverage company is setup more like a warehouse than a boutique store. The emphasis is on value and service, not necessarily on atmosphere. However, that is no reason not to shop here. This is the best place to shop in the TC area.
11-03-2011 01:40:19 |
More by NMBeachBum
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
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