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8381 Brier Creek Parkway
phone: (919) 293-0362
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This Total Wine is great. They have a great, well organized bottle selection and probably the best selection of bombers of all the Total Wine’s in Raleigh. I have been able to find some great beers here including Avery Mephistopheles, the entire New Belgium Lips of Faith series, and a number of Dogfish Head bottles that other places don’t seem to carry such as the Red & White. On several occasions the staff has approached me to ask if I need help. They are great about checking the availability of different beers, and they will even walk you to the bottle if it’s in stock. On one occasion I walked in with a grocery list of 24 individual beers, and the manager (whom I had met on a previous occasion) browsed the shelves with me to put my list together. On that day they had 20 of the 24 beers on the list. If you’re in the Brier Creek area, I recommend stopping by.
09-21-2011 21:39:05 |
More by tdm168
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Like many other total Wine stores that I have been to in Virginia this is pretty much a solid carbon copy of them, with the exception of finding a few North Carolina brews available.
Quality is good with a mamoth selection of imports and exports, however it contains the same as many other Total Wine locations that I have been to.
Once again you can buy singles as well, but there could be some more bombers here than I was hoping to find. Prices are also quite reasonable compared to other places I have been to out of state.
07-04-2011 04:07:14 |
More by smakawhat
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I go to the North Hills location at least once a week and was pleasantly surprised yesterday to find the entire beer section re-arranged. Not only that, but they have a TON of new beers on the shelves. I talked with a distributor, and she said all of the Total Wine stores in the area are revamping their beer aisles. She also mentioned that the staff at the Durham location is especially beer savvy. I've been disappointed in the beer knowledge of the North Hills staff, so if you're looking to really talk beer with someone, it sounds like the Durham store is the place to go.
07-09-2009 12:47:57 |
More by alohawahini
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place has one of the best selections of beer that I have seen. I often go there at lunch just to beerowse their selection! There is always someone that is more than ready to help find a particular beer (or wine). I have not spoken to a person that was extremely beer savvy, but they are knowledgeable all the same.
I originally went in for a bottle of wine (although I prefer beer) but happily left with a good selection of different beers. Just moving to North Carolina, I really didn't expect there to even be a selection of beer there due to the name of the place and the stories I have heard (years ago) that there were not such places here. I am glad I was proved otherwise.
06-30-2009 17:38:28 |
More by orenand33
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I have visited other Total Wines in Charlotte but this is the first one I hit in Raleigh. About what I had expected from the other Total Wines, this place has a great selection of single bottles and six packs. Although they have a lot of locally brewed stuff they have the usual suspects, ie Heavy Seas, Terrapin, Dogfish. They also have some unusual canned beer called Old Chub and various others. Obviously geared more toward wine this place is a solid when you need to pick up a mixed 6 pack.The service is pretty good as well and the prices are right on par in my opinion. Decent place to buy some brew
06-06-2009 13:38:23 |
More by CAP1868
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
This is the TW location I visit most often, even though there is one fairly close to where I work (it's just in the opposite direction from 'home'). They always seem to have a large selection of the widely available craft and micros, but they're rarely "first to market" with the stuff that is new to NC (Stone was an exception).
They do a decent job of representing NC breweries, carrying the full spectrum of Duck-Rabbit year-rounds and the current seasonal (except they're late with the Wee Heavy Scottish Ale this year), several Carolina Brewing Company and Highland offerings.
During the summer, when I wanted canned offerings, they were often out of Oskar Blues Old Chub and Dale's Pale Ale, as well as Top of the Hill IPA (they did have Leaderboard Lager, but that's not my beer style of choice). Don't know if that's because they have high turnover and small allotments, or just don't carry much of it at all.
Lately, when I've been "in the mood" for something special, I've been disappointed and left empty handed (case in point, no DR WHSA the last time I went in). I think part of my disappointment is that they don't carry many special releases, mostly year-round and standard seasonals. All in all, it's a decent store, but nothing special.
10-19-2008 15:15:52 |
More by ewright
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This location has a very similar selection to the Cary location. This one seems to have a slightly better inventory turnover however. Like the Cary location, they also sell just about every beer they carry in single bottles and offer a slight discount if you purchase a case. The service is always friendly, and while I have not needed help at this location, I can imagine they are just as helpful and knowledgeable as at the Cary location. While not exactly a beer destination like Sam's or The Good Beer Store, this is a good place to stop in while in the area.
03-09-2007 17:03:42 |
More by atsprings
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I found this Total Wine on accident while running an errand for work and I had to stop in. It's located somewhat away from downtown, but not really out of the way. Compared to the otehr Total Wine shop, this one is the one to go to. They have a special section of singles from all of their offerings that they feel like breaking open and they are reasonably priced. They have a much better Belgian selection as well as a very nice selection of local brews, while keeping the macros to a minimum. The staff seemed to know what they were talking about.
08-02-2006 12:49:32 |
More by clvand0
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Really went in for the wine (and they're quite the wine shop) but I was pleasently surprised by their astonishing selection. There's literally a wallfull of single bottles, tilted much more in the direction of variety than stocking entire lines from single breweries. Ideal place for sampling new styles and brewers.
Staff seemed quite friendly and knowledgeable (though, I did ask them more about the wine than the beer). If I had just one gripe, it's the one mentioned by a previous reviewer: nothing's in a cooler, and I suspect some of the less popular bottles have been there perhaps a bit long. There's a large enough selection, though, that you should be able to find something decent.
03-17-2006 17:50:04 |
More by SetarconeX
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Edit 2-3-06-- Stopped by and was very impressed by how much the selection of quality beers continues to improve. This time around, found Dupont Saisson, Bigfoot, Sam Adams Double Bock, and everal more trappist ales. The store gets better and better! (Still would like to see more singles in coolers, though).
Orignal Posting-- This has become my favorite location to shop for craft and micro beers. I like this store better than the one on Capital because I think it has a better selection of beer, even though it's a smaller store.
I was able to find Rogue Ale Imperial Stout, Celebrator, Westmalle Tripel as well as a great variety of Ommegang, Unibroue, and Chimay among many others. This was the first store I found that had the higher ABV beers for sale, and their selection has steadily improved.
As an added bonus, you can stop in on Friday evenings and they have wine tasting. And one time they were also sampling an American Pilsner Beer along with the Wine.
I'd like to see more beer in coolers. I also found an American craft brewed IPA (I don't remember the name) that appeared to be a couple years old and was covered with dust. So, check the expiration dates.
01-31-2006 21:49:16 |
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