Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Orleans Craft Beer Spotlight: Elio's Wine Warehouse

Address: 6205 S Miro St New Orleans, LA 70125 
Phone: (504) 866-1852

I'm always looking for new places to buy craft beer here in New Orleans.  As you already know my go to store is Steins Deli but I'm always looking for places to promote here on the site.  Just because I like Stein's doesn't mean you will or maybe you will be looking for something closer to you.

Not too long ago I was posting stuff about the Parish Brewing Grand Reserve and Andrew Pollack pointed out that Elio's Wine Warehouse had some.  Now as a Tulane grad this came to me as a bit funny.  I remember Elio's being the place to get your cheap beer while in college.   I have never thought of Elio's as a place to go to get good craft beer.  I was wrong.

The wife and I decided to stop by Elio's on our way to pick up our daughter from school.  I just wanted to check out Andrew's recommendation and see if Elio's truly was another craft beer destination for New Orleans.

Upon walking in it's all wine and liquor but off to the left is shelves and a cooler full of beer.  They also have a large section of large bottle format beers.

Off to the right is a nice selection of 6 packs.

And they also have a cooler for cold beers.

Obviously they had tons of macro beer but being that it's Mardi Gras and also right near a college campus you should expect those things.  The important thing for me is that they had a nice selection of craft beers.  Green Flash, Bayou Teche, NOLA Brewing, Sierra Nevada, etc.

They also have a huge back cooler for kegs.  This may be the place to go for kegged craft beer.  I spoke with owner Tim and he said they can special order craft beer kegs for his customers.  As usual most craft beer kegs have to be special ordered so plan ahead.

Overall I was impressed.  Elio's has definitely changed since I was in college.  Very clean, bright and great customer service.   If you are in the area make sure you stop by and check it out!  Buy some beer and let them know The Beer Buddha sent ya!  Okay, don't.   They probably won't care.

Oh and bonus, they are right across the parking lot from Felipes Taqueria

You can follow them on Twitter and/or Facebook!

 Twitter:  @eliosneworleans
Facebook:  Elio's New Orleans


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1 comment:

Libellula Jewelry said...

Last year when I needed a tap so that we could drain a keg leftover from a tasting, Elios had the best price in town. It was my first time there and I was pleasantly surprised at their craft beer selection.