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4364 Mayfield Rd
phone: (216) 382-2400
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Reviews by JNewbs:
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I absolutely love this place. I find myself there on my lunch break as often as not, just walking around looking at all the beers and brewing gear that they stock.
I've met Al and Paul, two of the owners. They are not only incredibly knowledgeable, but also very helpful and approachable.
For those of you seeking for rare beers, especially stouts and stuff that mainly comes in bombers - DON'T JUST LOOK ON THE SHELVES! The best finds I have made at this place were in cardboard boxes at knee level.
This is my go-to place for anything beer related - whether it's beer or brewing gear. Definitely check it out.
07-13-2009 15:48:51 |
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More User Reviews:
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
Since I was a kid, I have driven by this place on Mayfield Rd. a million times. Its funny, its really easy to totally miss it as its hidden going west by an enormous church/pre-school. When I finally turned 21 I looked online for places that could offer me a fine selection of beer. And long and behold after years of seeing the sign, thinking perhaps it was another awkward, abandoned, bar hole on mayfield, it turned out to be a mini warehouse of a great selection of beer. They have my favorite Before and After, which most places don't sell. Unfortunatley they have only one fridge of cold singles to choose from, which I think no longer exits, and not is only a shelf of singles. But the selection is still nice, and its close drive from home, which is better then say having to go over the west side or through the projects to get to a place which hold a nice selection.
The place is owned by three brothers, you can't miss them, theryre all 6'6 or 6'7. However, one of the brothers you most certainly want to avoid. He seems pissed all the time, always, no matter what, then the brother who's usually there is more moderate in his temperament, meaning he won't greet you, ask you if you need help, but will entertain a question. And finally one of the brothers is quite sweet, always seems to smile, and always quick to answer anything your wondering about. Overall, the place is tiny, but pacts a heavy punch with a nice selection. If your from mayfield, beachwood, lyndhyrst, solan, pepper pike, shaker, its the place for you. ENJOY.
05-03-2012 01:55:37 |
More by ClevelandKidO
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Quickly becoming my primary beer store. Excellent selection of all manner of beers, from BMC to rare/limited release 22's. There isn't much that you cannot find here. They post almost daily on Facebook their new beers, especially limited release stuff. FYI - if it's limited, you'll have to ask specifically for what you want because they keep it behind the register to prevent hoarding. Most of their seasonal stuff is on the floor as you walk in, and 22's are on the back wall (100+). If you are looking for cold beer, you probably wont find it, as there aren't many coolers, and this space is pretty much limited to BMC or high turnover beers (Great Lakes/Sierra Nevada). 3 aisles of beer, all well organized. They also have lots of wine and a selection of home brewing gear. Staff is friendly and helpful, and if you can't find what you want, they will probably do what they can to help you get it. Easily the best shop on Cleveland's east side.
04-29-2012 03:46:44 |
More by JakeFrancis5150
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Warehouse Beverage has been around selling quality beer long before there ever was such a thing as "craft beer". Back then, it was mostly English, German and other European brews, with a smattering of good American stuff like Anchor, Sierra Nevada, and Sam Adams. Over half of their store was wine, and the owners definitely knew their wine.
Today, their craft and import beer selection keeps crowding out their wine selection. While not all of the brothers who run the place are very knowledgable about beer, one is, and he's been getting in some fabulous stuff.
Stock does not rotate as fast as it should, particularly for some of the American craft beer, so make sure to chekc freshness dates or out-of-place sediment.
They've also taken to putting out great updates on FB, and will (I think rightly so) keep harder to get stuff behind the counter and limit its sale to one or two per person. For example, they sold Founder's Devil Dancer by the bottle, limit two per person. This avoids hoarding, allows others in the Cleveland craft beer community to buy and enjoy good rare beer, and helps avoid that awful let down of driving 30 minutes to get there to find out they're already out of stock.
Prices are decent, though not outstanding. In fact, my local grocery store (Heinen's) has such a great selection, that I use Warehouse Beverage as my go-to place for things I can't find elsewhere; things I'm willing to spend an extra buck or two to get and try.
If you're on the east side of Cleveland, you really can't fund a better selection at a decent price than you will at Warehouse Beverage. Definitely give them a try if you haven't already.
11-24-2011 02:45:57 |
More by TheHoppiest
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I just moved into the area about a week ago and I have already been there 3 times. They have a very large selection of some pretty good breweries from around the world. I especially like the selection of Belgium beers. However, I am disappointed in the fact that I can not find many sours at this shop, which happen to be one of my favorites. I was also surprised to see 4 different 22oz bottles from The Bruery when I walked in the first time.
I just moved here from Colorado so I am having a hard time finding some of my favorites like Russian River. However I am excited to try some new breweries from the east coast.
Overall, this place will be frequented often by me and am excited to have this only about a mile from my house.
08-07-2011 17:47:35 |
More by shortbus7
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was finally able to drive up here as I was in the Cleveland area last weekend. Outstanding selection of bombers/750s, and 4/6 packs here. Not too great of a singles selection, but the import selection and bombers make up for it. They also have a great glassware selection as well(Finally got myself a Duvel Tulip!!!)
Lots of breweries available here. Alesmith, most of the Jolly Pumpkin offerings, Pretty much every Ommegang available, Buckeye(including the new Zatek 2011-A), Great Lakes, Hoppin Frog, Brewdog, Lindemans, Nogne O, Cantillon, Founders, Bells, Arcadia, New Holland, Liefmans, JW Lees Harvest(They had a great vintage selection here, locked up though, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 from what I remember) Also had the Traquair 2020 in there as well. The owners were very knowledgeable of the selection and could help me with any questions I had, even though I didn't have many.
Also had a nice but not outstanding selection of homebrew supplies. Overall I love this place for the import and bomber selection! Would definitely stop by again when I am in Cleveland again.
04-12-2011 01:27:51 |
More by superspak
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great selection and fantastic service. Chatted with the gentleman at the counter about our experiences with craft beer, I am co-owner of a restaurant/beer bar in Missouri, and when I paid he helped me out to my car with my purchases...my wife hates it when I need a dolly to get the beer to the car. I didn't make it to any other bottle shops, so I don't know how the selection differs from others, but it seemed to be quite broad. I passed right by the imports, but there seemed to be quite a variety of Belgian, and German beers present. Just to the right of the register is a dramatic wall of 750s and 22s, and there was also a large selection of single 12 ouncers for mix-n-match six packs.
04-02-2011 22:41:41 |
More by Sanford
quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | $$$
The selection in this place is above average. Lots of six packs, bunch of bombers and 750s. That being said, there single selection is extremely limited and marked up to hell. Onto the service...
I've been to this place three times total. Two of these occasions have been on Christmas Eve (09 and 10). When I entered the establishment all three of the brothers were standing behind the counter... there is only one register. I was not greeted when I walked in, not asked if I needed assistance, and when I finally took it upon myself to ask someone, I was told I could not split a 4-pack of Burton Baton to add 2 of them to my already hundred dollar basket of beer... thanks. When I got to the register I tried to strike up some small talk with tall-mustache-and-hat-guy A, however his mannerisms made it pretty clear that he was not interested. Meanwhile tall-mustache-and-hat-guys B and C continued to stand unoccupied behind the counter while a large Xmas crowd roamed the store.
I was purchasing by far the most beer of anyone in there at a time and was treated as if I were buying a twelve pack of Natty bottles. I will say, I did not appreciate being carded. I know it's the law, but what underage kid is gonna spend 45 minutes on $100 and try to check out with no ID. Im 6'2, 200lbs with a beard btw...
I can't help but feel as if only the regulars get treated with any respect in this place. Or maybe they don't respect younger crowds. I don't know. I will add that I went to Costco on the way back home and spoke with a coworker who shared the exact same opinion.
Bad service, that's all. I don't take it personally, I just know too many other places that are appreciative of my business. Go buy your beer at Save-on. You'll enjoy it, I swear.
01-19-2011 22:23:29 |
More by coronajm
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
This is my go to bottle shop. I'm there pretty much weekly and I guess can call myself a picker and a regular.
The staff here is really friendly. Its owned by three brothers whos names are Paul, Al, and Mike (I think!). Paul is the beer guy and he's stellar and getting stuff in if I ask him and finding out whats coming in soon and how much they'll be getting. I really like the feel of this shop because of the history of the place and the small family status. I always pick the underdog and the non-chain stores.
The selection is amazing. They've basically run out of room on the beer side of the store to stock anything else. The shelves are jam packed with imports, domestics, and microbrews of every kind that you can get in Ohio. They have a wall full of 22's and 750's and behind that they have racks and racks of 6 and 4 packs. They have a little locked case that they store some of the harder to get stuff as well as keep it behind the counter if its CRAZY ULTRA limited. They have a few fridges lined along the back wall that they keep stocked with mixed 12's from breweries and also individual 12 ouncers that they split six packs from. Another spot that I sometime find stuff hidden in the store.
If theres one con here its that they seem to mark up the price of every beer a dollar or two over the state minimum which I never have any problem with but its definitely not the cheapest store around.
Overall this place is excellent and will have almost anything you need. They are one of the most picked through stores though so stuff flys off the shelf very very fast and with the addition of there new Facebook page and posting when they get stuff in it seems as though stuff is gone even faster.
01-04-2011 19:03:11 |
More by Tifore
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I hit up this place every other week or so.
The owners are super friendly and will do what they can to help you find the beer you've been craving. They have on several occassions got on the phone with their distributer just to find out if a specific beer I'm looking for will be getting to them soon. They really do try to do all they can for you.
Now I primarily just go through the American craft section but they seem to have a large selection of wine on one side of the store, and assorted imports. There's also stuff for the home brewers too.
Their craft selection is amazing. Constantly rotated so there's always something new to pick up every time you go in.
Overall a fantastic place. Local, family owned and everything. Should definitely check this place out and support the good tastes.
09-01-2010 17:32:54 |
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