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$$ - reasonable
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6523 Centralia Road
phone: (804) 796-5552
Formerly the Mug & Chalice.
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
I gotta give props to the Mug and Chalice. The owner was helpful, knowledgeable and the quality of the beers was high. Seasonal micros have a cooler in the back, and the mainline micros have a separate cooler. The prices were inline with everywhere else in the Richmond area, and even less expensive than some of the Big Box stores. M&C also had some of beers that have been difficult to find as of late. I like the place and will probably make the short trek off I-95 to stop in there again.
Note: I think every beer store in VA must be near or across from a Ukrops. Mug and Chalice is in front of it...
12-23-2003 01:44:33 |
More by GCBrewingCo
quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
This place is no more than 5 miles from my home. I took it for granted that I'd reviewed the place. Anyway, this is where I go to pick up my Legend seasonals. They are also a nice place for Troegs, Weyerbacher, Avery, and some Victory (Hop Devil, All Malt, etc.) The typical Belgians are well-represented as are English imports. Excellent cigar selection for a small beer and wine place. One stand of glassware. Each holiday season they stock up on the gift-packs (brews and glassware). This isn't a big place. The owner and one additional employee is the extent of staff. But they are very friendly and very helpful. My first Insanity came from this place. Not necessarily an easy stop off the highway, but for anyone in south Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, or Hopewell, it might be an easier shop to hit than driving to Midlothian. (They keep Ed's Cave Creek on hand [or maybe those 6'ers are permanent.])
07-23-2005 23:28:33 |
More by pentathlete
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I was in this place for the second time today. They have a pretty nice selection going on, mostly American micros. As the last poster noted, they have a good selection of Troegs, Weyerbacher, Stone, a few Bell's, Dogfish 120, and of course Legend. The usual Belgian suspects, and some English brews as well. They did have the Houblon Dobbelen IPA Trippel, which I Iove. The owner has been behind the counter on both occasions I've visited and she is very nice. I recall her stating that before she bought the place, she was not much of a beer fan, but now she loves the stuff. Very friendly and willing to chat it up. I think I heard they do tastings once/twice a month as well. It's a nice place to go pick up some brews if you're that far Southside.
02-08-2007 18:44:33 |
More by roughsax
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
the place was a little tough to find, it's on the street side of a sizable strip mall complex
walked in to find a wine tasting in full swing, it's a tiny store and maybe 20 were in attendance, so it was a little awkward trying to walk around and peek around people at the stock, the store itself is pretty plain
selection was okay but pretty small, and certainly nothing you won't find nearly anywhere else good beer is sold, some places tend to make up for a small selection with outstanding quality - but there just wasn't much to impress here, some on room temp shelves and a small cooler selection, just a few singles
didn't really get any service, but the employees were busy handling the tasting crowd so it's hard to hold that against them
in short this would be a decent stop for a quick six if you lived nearby, but isn't really worth the time to venture off your path
07-29-2010 01:55:33 |
More by blackie
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$
This place was tucked back in a little corner of a rather large shopping plaza with idiots both on foot and on auto. Geez. Anyway, after finding the place, I walked in and was greeted by the woman working the counter (the owner, I suppose). I just wanted to browse around so she went back to her computer work.
I was a little disappointed in the selection. They did have Legend, which is why I came, but only three Troegs, four Smutty, and plenty of Dark Starr. I was looking for something with a little more wow but was unable to have that need met.
I did purchase some Legend of which they had the Choc Porter, Porter, Pilsner, Golden, Amber, and lager in 22oz bottles for around $4.
Decent prices and the selection isnt bad for the immediate area (read 5 miles) but otherwise, mostly unremarkable.
01-27-2009 01:29:55 |
More by SaCkErZ9
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
Tucked into the corner of a small shopping strip, the Mug & Chalice offers a modest selection of beer. A rather small store, they sell wine, beer, and cigars. About 60% of the shelf space was devoted to the wine. 5-door cooler for beer and 2 x two-sided, 4-shelf beer displays. My initial impression was that the inventory looked really..."thin". Not a lot of beer behind the front 6-packs. Lots of local beers represented, Legend, Victory, Dominion, etc. Not all beers from these brewers are carried, but they do carry several. Some imports as well, a few German beers and about 10 different Belgian beers can be found.
The employee greeted me and asked me to let him know if I had any questions before returning to his paperwork. I did ask about a few beers from Stone and Sierra Nevada and was told that they were ordered but he wasn't sure when they'd be in.
Prices were just slightly higher than a larger place like Total Wine & More or Carytown Wine and Beer.
Overall, not a bad place. I picture this as a place that I could go to get some 6-packs of micro-brewed beer. A simple sentence. Nothing out of the ordinary or mind-boggling, but a good selection of beers. I'll keep this place in mind if I need to duck out for some good beer.
11-05-2003 01:39:11 |
More by OldFrothingSlosh
Vineyard's Corner in Chesterfield, VA