For three generations Family Beer & Liquor has been serving the Tri-State area with the best Service, Price and Selection on all of your beverage needs.  What started as a small drive-thru beer and pop store in Dubuque, Iowa in the 1940’s, has grown into the largest beverage store within 200 miles!  Now located 1 mile into East Dubuque, Illinois on Highway 20, Family Beer & Liquor is proud to feature over 3,000 varieties of wine, over 1,200 craft & import beer selections, and over 2,000 unique spirits.  Family Beer also sells a large variety of tobacco products and features no deposit cans and bottles.

Owner and wine buyer Tim Althaus looks back on the days of his youth when the selection of beer and pop wouldn’t combine to equal 50 varieties.  While a lot has changed since Herb Althaus bought the Family Beer Store in 1952, the tradition of good old-fashioned customer service, continued through the 70’s and 80’s by Tim’s father Dennis, has always remained a pillar of the business.  Wide, easy-to-shop aisles and carry-to-your-car service are the icing on the cake for thousands of loyal customers.  Follow Family Beer & Liquor on Facebook and Twitter, plus watch for our weekly ad on page 2 of the Dubuque Advertiser and online at