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The Beer Circle » AleSmith Brewing Company, CraftShack, Deschutes Brewery, Dieu du Ciel, Gigantic Brewing, Hoppin' Frog Brewery, Lost Coast, New Belgium Brewing Co., Prairie Artisan Ales, Robinsons Brewery » CraftShack – Online Store Review

CraftShack – Online Store Review

20131017_203115CraftShack is the online-branding of Windy City Liquor of El Cajon, California. They have a large and varied selection as my order shows. I picked up Almanac’s Heirloom Pumpkin, Evil Dead Red and Decadence 2013 from AleSmith, Deschutes‘ Chasin Freshies, Dieu du Ciel!‘s La’Herbe, Gigantic‘s Hellion, Hoppin Frog‘s Frog Hops, Lost Coast‘s The Wedge, New Belgium‘s Trip Segal Ranch, Prairie‘s Funky Galaxy, Robinsons’ The Trooper, and Woodchuck‘s Dry Hop

 

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I had heard a lot about CraftShack from friends that had bought beer, but I hadn't checked them out myself. When I did I was very pleased with the selection. Though it doesn't show in my order,they have a large selection of imports.
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With all online shops, the prices are expensive once you average in shipping and handling. However, each person needs to determine what value they place on the beer available. Since I am looking for specific beers, I will often pay more that I would normally if the beers were local. That being said the prices and shipping & handling charges are in line with other stores.
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Quality Liquor used the egg-crate bottle carriers that many stores use. Each bottle lays flat in its own compartment and doesn't touch any other bottles. They even wrapped the bottles in a layer of newspaper but I don't know what one layer would really do.
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It is very easy to sort the beers to beer see what is available. The search bar can also be used to find a specific beer or brewery. From the top menu, you can select different viewing options including GABF award winners and special offerings
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The beers shipped quickly and arrived in great shape. I really like the updates that I received as the order progressed through the ordering process: order placed in the system, credit card processed, order sent to fulfillment, and, finally shipment information. I would definitely use CraftShack again.

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