Beers of the World

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Locations Phone Numbers
2599 E Henrietta Road, Rochester NY, 14623 [Directions] [WWW]Store Guide 585 334-0034
61 Jackson Street, Batavia NY, 14020 [Directions] (Angotti Beverage) [WWW]Store Guide 585 343-7335
Hours (as of April 2010 via Website)
Henrietta Location
Monday - Wednesday: 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Sunday: 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Batavia Location
Monday - Wednesday: 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thursday - Saturday 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Sunday: 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Fresh Growler Pour Available at Henrietta Location
Handicap - Yes
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Beers of the World is a huge store selling warm and cold beer from every corner of the earth, including a wide variety of import kegs. They also sell beer glasses and brewing supplies, as well as cigars. They have two locations: one in Batavia, the other in Henrietta.

They have been family owned and operated since 1982.


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ADMIN NOTE: Comments from 2007 and earlier are now archived in Beers of the World/Comments

2008-02-03 00:43:10   Regarding IDs being scanned: Whether or not your ID is scanned seems to be at the cashier's discretion. I've had some cashiers scan mine and other cashiers just look at it. Further, both situations have occurred in the past few months, so it doesn't seem like there's been any major policy change. Just depends on who's running register. —StevenDibelius

2008-03-22 12:09:46   Great selection, and they generally know what they're talking about (like knowing of Golden Pride despite their inability to get it). Selection is great for England, Germany, and most of Eastern Europe, pretty good for the rest of Europe, and alright for most of Asia and the Caribbean. I've not checked for Africa or South America, and I don't know enough to comment on American microbrews.

Two minor notes: they have very little Irish or Indian beer other than the export staples (sadly), but other than that it's generally wowing. Also, the prices are generally on par with local grocery stores for most things.

And: I've been many times and never had my ID scanned.

Cheers! —PaulArdis

2008-04-19 12:10:12   How to say cheers in many languages.

2008-07-01 14:03:55   The best beer store I have ever been to. Huge selection and all beers are available by-the-bottle. Pick up an unused six pack container at the entrance and fill it with 6 random beers. A great solution to a wintery evening inside with a great movie.

If anything, the only thing Beers of the World needs is an aesthetic upgrade inside. —MrRochester

2008-07-06 11:34:32   There are a couple of relatively minor complains that I've got about this place: -Prices of individual bottles
-Difficulty of finding a beer based on brewery

But I'm willing to live with those, given the sheer size of their selection. I've never seen anything like it, and I'd probably go insane if I had to move to another city that didn't have anything close to it. Despite the cost, I love going in from time to time and just making up a mixed six pack of different brews that I've never tried before - it'll end up costing 50-100% more than just buying a six of your favorite brew, but it's a great way to sample something new without having to buy a pint at the bar. —HughJass

2008-12-13 17:20:37   I hope someone comes on here every once and a while... but does anyone know if Beers of the World sells homebrewing kits or anything similar? Or does anyone know where to get one locally? Thank You! —ejsook

2008-12-13 20:56:38   Yes - I'm not a home brewer but I believe you can find everything you need here, I've seen the gadgets and the raw bags of malt and stuff near the counter. —DottieHoffmann

2008-12-15 19:08:49   Yes, beers of the world sells everything from kits to single pieces if you wanted to make your own kit, of just add to a kit you already own. They sell the same home brewing supplies as They also sell empty bottles, as well as the materials required to do home brew kegging, with keggerators, hoses co2 tanks and taps. It is the best place to pick up something quick. Plus, as you are brewing, be sure to pick up some different kinds of beers to sample different styles from around the world, just make sure you check the expiration dates before you buy. Good luck brewing! I just got into the hobby and it is a lot of fun. —BigBrotherIsWatching

2010-09-18 12:57:50   Drove by the East Henrietta Road location today and they are open - but according to their website this is in addition to, rather than a replacement for, the Winton Place store. Evidently they also have a store in Batavia, under the name Angotti Beverage Company. —MarkJackson

2010-09-24 16:46:57   The new location on E Henrietta is even larger than the Winton Place store. It's not as cramped inside, and the home brewing section looks like it's going to be quite a bit bigger. —TimBaran

2011-08-14 16:49:52   Owner is extremely rude to customers. Thought the price seemed pretty high so checked over the receipt before leaving and got charged twice for 2 bottles. Owner loudly insinuated, in front of all the other customers, that I was being cheap. I'll go to Wegmans from now on. Yes their selection is limited, but they are a bit cheaper and nicer to their customers. —tysonjohnson

2015-04-08 21:44:06   i can't buy beer here anymore. they store all of my favorite beer right by the windows which makes it skunky and disgusting. i can't believe a place specializing in beer would store so much in direct sunlight. —superglue57