Some beer stores stock beer. Some beer stores stock good beer. Then, there are stores, like The Beer and Wine Cave, which seek out and stock the great and difficult to find beers.
Based on a lead from a contact, I knew The Beer and Wine Cave had received some Dogfish Head Sah’Tea (look for a review in the near future). So, I stopped in to buy a bottle and was really blown away by this place. Their beer selection is top-notch, spanning from the classics to the newest trends. It is really a wonderful collection of brews.
On my trip, I came across beer after beer that made me feel like I had just found a brewing treasure trove. First, there were the bottles of Bear Republic’s Hot Rod Rye, a beer recently on a major publications list of the top 12 beers in America. Next, I found Monk’s Café’s Flemish Sour. Monk’s Café is a well-known, highly respected beer bar in Philadelphia, Pa. that has a contract with Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. in Belgium to produce beers exclusively for Monk’s Café. Additionally, sours are a hot style, thostill limited selections in our area. Then there were the finely packaged bottles sitting on the top shelf. ugh there are They were limited edition Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porters signed by the designer of Flying Dog’s labels and the award-winning cartoonist and caricaturist Ralph Steadman. These were just a few of the noteworthy beers gracing the shelves of the Beer and Wine Cave.
Additionally, a high percentage of their beer is refrigerated, though not all. You will find some IPAs on the shelf, which is a bit of an issue for the freshness of this style of beer (check out Fridge the Hops). For this reason, I would encourage you to first look for your beer in the refrigeration units they have.
The reason for such a fine collection is the man behind the counter. Matt Snyder is both knowledgeable and passionate about beer. He prides himself on stocking brews you may not find anywhere else in Toledo. Recently he landed a few of the only 4-packs of Founder’s Devil Dancer in NW Ohio.
The Beer and Wine Cave is an absolute must-visit for any beer lover. The variety and quality is outstanding. Whether it is a Black IPA, a Smoked Porter, or an Oud Bruin you are looking for, you will find it here- and, probably, 10 or 15 other beers you’ll want to try. Stop in and tell them the Perrysburg Craft Beer Examiner sent you.
The Beer and Wine Cave is located at 4400 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, Ohio.
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