When Purvis Beer – sister store to the older Surrey Hills branch – opened its doors in 2010, craft beer was small time. Slotting into the fertile grounds of Richmond, Purvis has established itself over nearly a decade as one of the best bottle shops for craft beer in the city. With a ridiculous 1200 beers stocked in store and online, Purvis is the sort of place beer lovers could spend a full afternoon just browsing (and racking up a decent total). Their range of Belgian beers is particularly impressive, with a selection boasting Chimay magnums, fruit-flavoured Lindemans lambics and somehow topped off with one of the world’s most sought-after beers – the Westvleteren XII. Normally only available at the abbey in Westvleteren, it’s $55 for 330ml but it’s still cheaper than travelling to Belgium.
|Venue name:||Purvis Beer|
292 Bridge Rd
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu noon-7pm; Fri, Sat 11am-8pm; Sun noon-7pm|