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McScrooge's Wine and Spirits
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
307 N Peters Rd
phone: (865) 691-6463
(Place added by: GCBrewingCo)
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| Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I noticed that this place hasn't been reviewed in a while so I thought I better jump in.
Simply stated, McScrooge's has the best high gravity beer selection in Knoxville. While most other liquor stores relegate high gravs to a lower shelf or two at the rear of the store, with maybe 8 or 10 brands, McScrooge has both sides of an entire center aisle stocked with beers. From the familiar to the strange, McScrooge has them: Dogfish, Jolly Pumpkin, the trappists, Corsendonk. I scored some tough-to-find DFH Squall IPA there last Fall.
I've seen some low grades by other reviewers, but I can only assume that McScrooge has gotten its act together over the past couple of years. Give it another try - you won't be disappointed. Ask for "Matt", he knows his beer and will track down whatever you're looking for.
02-02-2011 04:04:14 |
More by mbdaniel
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Have been several times recently. It seems like they are improving and expanding their selection as best they can for Tennessee, that is. They have a whole line of shelves just for Belgians, for which I am not much of a fan anyway. But their other line of shelves is stocked with a good variety not seen elsewhere. Many Mendocino, Stone, a few Rogues, and have even gotten several cases of DFH 120 Minute! as recently as a few weeks ago. I thought these were illegal in TN. I have seen them elsewhere as well.
09-11-2008 21:04:01 |
More by chief7771
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3
This is a big place that sells wine/liquor/beer. In Tennessee, the "bigger" beers cannot be sold in a 'beer' store (supermarket, etc.), but they can be sold in Liquor stores. This establishment primarily sells wine and liquor, but they do have a small section of beer. I was able to find some Skullsplitter, Chimay, Westmalle, Aventinus, Traquair House, and a variety of Dogfish. This was more than I expected, so I was very pleased. The prices were GREAT. I was able to get the House Ale for about 5 bucks. The staff was very helpful as well, one of them even carried a box out for me. If you're in this area, definitely worth stopping in.
08-01-2004 16:00:56 |
More by kevinl6
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is one of the best spots in Knoxville for beer (huge whiskey selection, too). Today, I found a bunch of DFH stuff even though DFH recently pulled out of TN.
There is a great selection of both American craft and foreign imports. I have found a bunch of good Belgian and German beers. The prices are competitive as well.
The staff is always friendly and ready to help you find what you are looking for. I haven't personally used them, but I have seen them helping many people that come into the store.
I you live in West Knoxville, then you should certainly check this place out.
06-08-2011 21:19:47 |
More by swooshjtb
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
McScrooge is just down the road from Leaf and Ale. In fact it was recommended by the owner for the higher alcohol beers since in TN they must be sold in a liquor store.
I walked in not expecting much based upon other experiences in Nashville, but was pleasantly surprized. The selection was small just like everywhere else, but more varied than any of the other liquor stores I visited on the trip.
They had several Dogfish beers and Belgians that most other stores had overlooked. The store is clean and well laid out and the staff was helpful and knew something about the beer they carried. Well worth a visit if you happen to be in the area.
(review from December visit)
04-14-2004 21:17:58 |
More by GCBrewingCo
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
This is a good resource for lovers of higher gravity and ABV beers. A nice selection of DFH and several Belgians. They had multiple Orkney Brewery offerings and quite a few English ales as well. Only Arrogant Bastrad and Ruination for Stone fans and a couple of Rogue heavies, but no Imperial Stout. It did seem a little pricey to me, but the layout and decor of the store were both top notch. I was only window shopping on my visit so I can't really comment on the service. I visited another liquor store in town on the same day, the selection here was similar, but a little larger. Overall it certainly seemed like a nice source for stronger stuff.
09-04-2006 03:48:16 |
More by veech
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Lost count as to which stop this one was, but it was before Leaf and ale. I was still looking for some of the higher DFH offerings but struck out here as well. Store was laid out fairly nicely and easy to find everything. The staff was willing to check their stock for me, but when I asked about ordering I got a blank stare. They had the normal that I have seen in the Knoxville stores, some Chimay, some Stone, Delirium, and a few random Belgians, but nothing really fantastic. The prices seemed ok, cheaper then Asheville anyway. Overall not a terrible store, but again if you really want to find all the high gravity offerings in Knoxville, you have to hit about 10 different stores as they are all really hit or miss.
11-14-2007 00:32:03 |
More by mikesgroove
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Love this store! It's my go to store, even though I live near downtown. Of course TN is a frustrating place to drink in, but if you are reading this review, you don't have much choice in that. Maybe Downtown Wine and Spirits has better selection, but this place is better priced and has better selection in drinks other than beer. They don't have my favorite--Samuel Smih's Tadcaster-- but again, it's ABV is too low.
08-09-2013 20:29:01 |
More by Pabetism
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | $
(Note: Due to stupid ass TN liquor laws, this store only carries beer over 6% ABV, as is with all package/liquor stores in TN. Lower gravity beers are sold in more traditional outlets like grocery stores.)
Out of the few package stores I visited in Knoxville, this one probably had the best selection, though not by much. Not that it's any fault of their own, but screwy Tennessee liquor laws stifling the craft beer scene don't help at all. The place is clean and well laid out. Wine is definitely their forte, with spirits playing a close second and craft beer a distant third. I was able to find some good stuff I don't get in Kentucky (Lagunitas, Terrapin, SweetWater, New Belgium Lips Of Faith Series), some craft staples (Stone, Sierra Nevada, Chimay, Brooklyn, Fort Collins, Green Flash) as well as a few nice imports (J.W. Lees, other Belgians) and even a new brewery to me (Crown Valley Brewing out of Missouri) which I've enjoyed thus far.
There was a guy merchandising the bottles and asked if I needed any help, which I responded with the traditional "Just browsing." He then proceeded to help someone who seemed like a regular and they both chatted up beer. So at least they have a "beer guy."
They had two shelves dedicated to craft beer and an end cap as well. Nothing was really rare, but there was some great stuff...and even a bargain bin! There aren't enough bottle shops with bargain bins. The best part was the price; this place was the cheapest out of any package store I've seen in that area by about 10%.
It's hard to find a one stop craft beer shop anywhere in Tennessee (outside of Nashville) but as far as bottle shops in Knoxville are concerned, this place should definitely be the first stop.
06-16-2013 21:05:37 |
More by TheBeerAlmanac
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I thought it was time to get a more current review of this place as I don't think it deserves a C+ score (before my review). As far as available shelf space for the higher ABV beers, McScrooges has the most potential. I first came upon this place last winter and was stunned by their selection. For whatever reason throughout the year their stock has steadily dwindled with few new additions. I am hoping the influx of winter seasonal beers builds things back up. Although they deal primarily with wine and liquor if you ask there is usually someone that is willing and able to help. Also, if you are looking for a particular beer to be in stock that they carry they will take your name and call when it is in (Stone Double Bastard). I would say give this place a shot, it may suprise you.
08-20-2008 16:32:46 |
More by fat58hwy
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