McHenry Beverage Shoppe
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 13
4.49/5 rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
I'm a PA native and was visiting the Deep Creek Lake area with family for Thanksgiving. Did some research (thanks to BA & Yelp) and found this place to be the best in the area when it comes to selection.
There is a huge selection of wine, a descent amount of spirits and a nice selection of craft beers. Was disappointed that even though some prior reviews mentioned they had BCBS in 2012 they did not have it in stock on Thanksgiving, the day before it was said to be released in 2013. Asked the owner/manager and said they would be getting a limited supplied (TBD), although much less than last year. They have some other good 4 packs, an okay selection of 6 packs both crafts and macros and cold cases of beer. Compared to PA prices they were really good.
11-29-2013 15:21:40 | More by Ryanm1
3.94/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I was sent to frigid garrett couny last November when the temps were in the single digits. The one thing that kept me sane for four months was this high end shop in the middle of nowhere. After working 10+ hours each day splicing fiber optics in freezing temps , i looked forward to stoping here for a fresh sixer of Sucks or a bomber of Wooky Jack. Shop is organized and clean though the staff clearly looks to tend to the well-to-do Deep Creekers and their Bordeaux wine.
Although it was nice to find FW 16 for 14.99
11-26-2013 16:02:29 | More by SUP3RDAV3
3.88/5 rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
The main thing that is surprising about McHenry's, is that it's located in McHenry. Talk about an out of the way location for a good quality bottle shop.
As one walks in from the parking lot, there is a sizeable wine area to your immediate left, with a good size liquor and beer area in the back to the left. There is a long low row of shelves with beer on both sides of the aisle, with a large cold box area as well. About half of the latter is made up of macro swill, but nevertheless, this place has a sizeable selection of craft beer and imports (Belgian mostly). On this day I saw a very nice selection of Stone, Lagunitas, Heavy Seas, and what I was looking for, Goose Island. They appeared to have just over a case of BCBS stout 4 packs set out, but with a good selection of the core beers and belgian style stuff. They had run out of Cherry Rye (unfortunately), but I snagged the last bottle of Coffee bourbon stout (which was thrown into the mix during Stone Soup).
As for the layout, this place looks like a million other liquor stores I've been to, but everything is nicely laid out and organized, and it's well lit. Customer service is old time liqour store as well. You're pretty much left to yourself while perusing the aisles... if you need help, the expectation is that you come to the cash register and ask for it.
Prices are OK I thought. 4 packs of BCBS were $21.49, while my bottle of coffee bourbon stout was $18.
This is definitely a high quality store in a very out of the way location. It's a hassle to get to from my home in Morgantown, but given the quality, I'll likely make the effort.
01-28-2013 20:40:23 | More by johnmichaelsen
4/5 rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Checked this place out after biking at Big Bear. Living around Morgantown, this place is actually probably the closest I can get to good six packs and bombers. They had Dogfish Head, Stone, Dales Pale Ale, G'Knight, Southern Tier to name a few. Like others have said, they are more of a wine and liquor store, but they definitely have a decent craft beer section compared to what else is around the area.
They really don't compare to whats around Hagerstown and the DC area, but for Western MD and WV, its the best bet.
Was able to grab the last DFH 120 minute from them as well as a four-pack 90 minute.
07-24-2011 16:45:47 | More by jschonert
4.15/5 rDev +4.5%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
This is a great source to get some good brews. I have found several beers here I cannot find in other parts Western Maryland or North East West Virginia. The staff is quite friendly and helpful, and are willing to help find brews they don't stock. They also have a limited supply of home brew equipment which is a plus if your in a pinch for essential equipment while in the Deep Creek Lake area.
It's location is convenient if one is in need of decent brews to take on a camping trip in Maryland, West Virgina, or even Southern Pennsylvania.
06-08-2010 06:52:51 | More by bamojr
3.85/5 rDev -3%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Always stop here whenever we stay in the Deep Creek area. Good place to pickup cases, sixers, and singles.
Pretty good selection of some "common" macros...Troegs, Flying Dog, etc...as well as a modest selection of imports, Belgians. Prices are a few bucks cheaper than in PA on select singles and sixers. Cases are about the same.
Never had an issue with service, one gentleman helped us find a somewhat secluded church on our way to a wedding there.
Not much to say really, there isnt a whole lot of other options in the area (as far as I know) besides bringing a ton of beer with you (we usually go for quantity>quality on our trips to the area), but this gets the job done.
06-03-2010 22:41:54 | More by Stigs
4/5 rDev +0.8%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
If you head to wisp resort in deep creek Maryland this is a must stop. Picked up a case of nugget nectar and a few dogfish 120s. (the perfect liquid courage for the ski slopes) large selection of spirits,wine and macro swill as well. nice micro selection and a pretty good value considering we are at a resort. The location is excellent because its pretty much at the bottom of the slopes. Staff was helpful and courteous. We will most definetly return here when on our yearly ski trip to wisp resorts.
Rogue bombers,smuttynose,several of the more common belgians.
02-07-2009 02:48:46 | More by pghlee
3/5 rDev -24.4%
quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
Not a bad selection of beers, several of which I can get closer in PA, but here I can get sixers and 12 packs, instead of having to get a whole case. (They did have some cases, too.)
Many regional brews: Troegs and Dead Reckoning for example (I picked up a 12 pack of Troegs sampler and a bomber of their Mad Elf). Also had Sam Adams, Rogue, and quite a few others.
Nice imports: Scottish historic pack and quite a few decent Belgians.
Service was sub-par. The lady at the counter probably wouldn't have batted an eye if I had a railroad spike through my skull, as bored as she was.
Still, a nice place to pick up some good beer.
01-14-2009 01:09:37 | More by JamesS
3.55/5 rDev -10.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Nice, big place. As usual, more wine than beer.
Clean, fairly well organized and well lit. Prices clearly marked.
Back room had a large reefer section with mostly six packs and some singles.
Right next to that was a shelve of singles at room temp and also stacks of cases that I am not sure if they were for sale or not, but it wasnt an issue,
Trogs, Victory, Smuttynose, Chimay, Ommegang, DFH, Abita, Sam Adams, Rogue, Stome, Sierra Nevada, Clipper City. Many, many others.
Good prices and service.They even let me use the restroom that was for employees only.
12-30-2008 22:24:42 | More by dmamiano
3.85/5 rDev -3%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This is a nice brightly lit liquor/wine mega-store. I'm sure anyone vacationing in the Deep Creek area would appreciate this place. We took a drive from Fairmont, WV just to check out this shop and the new Mountain State Brewing location.
Beer selection is fair to medium. Lots of Northeast breweries represented. Troegs, Otter Creek, Smuttynose, etc, and then a fair amount of imports. You are sure to find a cold six pack or a single or two that tickles your fancy. Not a place to stock up big time but a nice place for a random mini-haul.
Helpful folks are all about the place. I saw at least 4 employees in my 20 minute visit.
12-30-2008 21:25:00 | More by ZimZamZoom
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McHenry Beverage Shoppe in McHenry, MD
90 out of 100 based on 13 user ratings.