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Red White And Brew
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
33 High Street
phone: (609) 702-9949
(Place added by: Foxman)
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| Reviews: 14
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Nestled quietly in the historic downtown district of Mt. Holly, you'd miss this place if you weren't looking specifically for it. But once you've found it, you've found a gem.
Its first identity is as a bit of an upscale, selective wine shop, but its beer persona is a very close second. What they carry is damned good, and they have something for pretty muich everybody, as long as you want what they carry.
The strength and keystone of this store is the staff. Friendly, knowledgeable, and quietly perceptive, the people working here are salt of the earth, and understand well that service is key in keeping the small business afloat. They say hi, coming in, ask once if you need help, heed your wishes, and fall all over themselves assisting if you so desire. All that's missing is a red carpet leading up to the door.
if there's one downside, it's the variety of the selection. Don't get me wrong: if you compare it to the average mom-and-pop liquor store, this place would blow the other away. But with limited shelf space dedicated to beer, relative to the wine, and only 2 coolers for beer, there's only so much they can keep in stock. That said, in spite of the limitations, you can just about always find Allagash, Unibroue, and various Belgians in stock. Locals are well-represented with Flying Fish, Heavyweight, Climax, Stoudt's, Weyerbacher, and others on the shelves. And having Ramstein, this far south, is in itself nothing short of a true wonder. But god, to fantasize how much more they could carry if they cut back just a bit on the wine!
The prices are in line, average in most cases, and while you won't likely find any true bargains, you won't feel cheated either, after checking out. And they have occasional events such as Meet the Brewers festivities, and they are communally connected with a couple pubs across the street which have the odd beer dinners, so its a good place to get word of those, too.
Simply, once you've found Mt. Holly, if you can find High Street, you'll find this fine beer boutique. It may not be a destination from afar, but if you find yourself in the area, you'd be remiss in not stopping in, saying hi, and walking out with something well worth savoring later.
04-20-2005 17:57:30 |
More by Foxman
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Let me start by saying I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! The selection is not vast, but it DOES change from each prior visit. Heck, I picked up some Lake Placid 46er last time around. They also have a great small specialty wine selection and seem to keep the place cool enough to keep the wine from going bad (unlike some bigger places) and they have some interesting Scotch Whisky as well...wait this is supposed to be about beer!! Anyway, The staff is great and very friendly. You can find Ramstein here from time to time as well. Just know, if you are coming here, High Street is not marked if you are coming in from the bottom of the hill.
04-13-2005 14:59:37 |
More by gueuzegeek
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Visited this fine establishment yesterday - as noted by other reviewers, a small store, but there is much potential here. Many of the region's best can be found here - Ramstein, Victory, Heavyweight, Yards, Weyerbacher, Climax as well as Belgians like LaChouffe, Duvel, Delirium Tremens and other goodies. Having spoken with the salesperson (I'm tempted to say owner, but I did not inquire), he indicated that he was willing to get anything in so long as the stuff would move - (had asked about getting Delirium Noel, but he indicated that the Delirium Tremens wasn't moving so there was no reason to get the new stuff in).
As a side note, they also had a "Meet the Brewers" night where they featured regional brewers and their beers, so they are willing to put on beer-related "events".
All in all, a nice place that with support, could become a great place for beer shopping.
11-27-2004 13:41:47 |
More by stingo
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
This is a great little liquor store, but the operative word is little. It is a boutique wine and beer shop with only two beer coolers. The selling point is that there is not a bad beer in the cooler. I started with two Ramstein varieties, the first I've seen anywhere in the area, proceeded to the special edition Unibroue, grabbed a sixer of Rogue Dead Guy Ale, and also threw in a sixer of Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale. They had two shelves devoted to Belgians and one whole cooler with micros in it. One shelf was devoted to Victory, and I would have liked some Heavyweight but they were out. The owner is knowledgeable and helpful although not much help is needed considering the limited selection. It is a great little place with exceptional beer.
07-13-2004 22:43:29 |
More by rdrummer
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