This whole foods focuses mostly on Maine and regional craft. Not a huge selection but fairly well curated. They also have a taproom passed the checkout with 24 taps of almost all Maine beer. Frankly my rating is more for the taproom than the store which elevates this location over many other Whole Foods.
This was the only thing open when I pulled into town but I was pleasantly surprised. Lots of locals, most very fresh. Inexplicably found a couple different four packs of Hoof Hearted beer and wine nice new England beer.
We swung past this centrally located Whole Foods primarily for food, but as ever got distracted by beer. The store itself is fairly large by Whole Foods standards and contains the usual selection of premium foodstuffs and beverages. The beer selection was decent enough and covered international, national and also some local stuff. Nothing particularly rare or obscure, but there is plenty of decent stuff to choose from. Probably worth a look past, but there are much netter options in town for takeaway beers.
Solid selection of national distribution and locals. A better bet to find a local rare tick then some of the more traveled spots.
Drake (722) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | February 13, 2015| Updated October 7, 2015
Had a less than inspiring visit last time, but, things are improving here. Big store and parking can be iffy. Beer selection is large and packed with a lot of selections, including some less common stuff and a good representation of locals. Prices competitive with other places in the area. Did not eat here. Friendly staff.
Exactly what youíd expect for a Portland Whole Foods. Good selection of locals, imports and major craft brands. Iíd give a bit of a bump for food because of the range of pre made and done in options. There are better spots in the city for beer, but this is a nice option.
Stopped here on a recent trip to Maine and found some decent local stuff. Also some ciders and meads...favorite find was sap house dry hopped blueberry mead. Prices were consistent with whole foods stored near home...slightly high but expected. Selection seemed pretty decent but not out of this world.
Lukaduke (62) Gray, Maine | April 15, 2012| Updated September 11, 2012
Standard selections for the most part however they do have better hours than most beer stores in the city so its a positive when you can go grab a few craft beers at 9:30pm... they do touch a few of my favorite brewers; evil twin.stillwater, mikkeller etc but lack the selection to make it an overall go to. That being said Ive never gone there and not found a beer that Im happy with and its a way better selection than your average grocery store !
Pretty good for a Whole Foods. Good selection of micros and Belgians, which seem to be treated pretty well. Surprisingly excellent prices. I got Ommegang BPA for 6.99 and Tripel for 8.99. Helpful staff. I didnít need help picking beers, but the guy working there offered to take beers up to the front to check their prices on two separate occasions in the same visit. Ambiance is Whole Foods, good food if you can afford it, which I canít