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Beer Available At Breeze-Thru Wine & Spirits (arranged by most recent)
Capital Ghost Ship White IPA 75, Hinterland Whiteout 96, Milwaukee Brewing Hop Freak 87, Atwater Hop-a-peel 59, Great Lakes Spacewalker American Belgo 86, Goose Island Endless IPA 63, Abita Jockamo IPA 60, Anchor IPA 92, Boulder Beer Killer Penguin Barleywine 85, Brau Brothers Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale 61, Dogfish Head ApriHop 93, Founders Backwoods Bastard 100, Dark Horse 4 Elf Winter Ale 92, Door County Polka King Porter 69, 4 Brothers Blended Beer Relative Madness 47, Hopothesis Drafty Window 21, Lakefront Wheat Monkey 17, Southern Tier 2XONE 97, Wasatch GhostRider White IPA 90, Big Wood Bad Axe Imperial IPA 90
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esjaygee (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | June 28, 2008| Updated January 24, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Update - 01/24/09. Breeze Thru has moved next door into a larger, nicer store. Coolers now line the wall and shelves in the interior of the store have the liquor and whatnot.
At first glance, I thought this was just another hole-in-the-wall liquor store. Turns out it just looks like one. Thereís not much room to maneuver here, but thereís pretty much beer around every corner. Pretty much a build your own six pack place. All of the bottles are stamped with the price of a six pack and you end up paying about 1/6th of that cost for a single bottle. There are sheets on every cooler stating what a single bottle costs. Prices seem reasonable and the selection is good. Just about everything is in coolers and extra stock is hanging out on top of the coolers. The variety is plentiful, especially on the domestic side. Itís right up there with Three Cellars in terms of variety of beer but the stock doesnít rotate as well. There are a handful of offerings I havenít seen elsewhere in Milwaukee.
Cornfield (143) Oak Forest, Illinois | August 10, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
If youíre nearby, stop in. Itís a dingey little place and no one really took notice of me until I was checking out, but they have a pretty decent selection of brews, most available as a part of their reasonably priced mix-n-match deal. Coming out of the Chicago area, I appreaciated that deal, given the vastly different distribution here. Even picked up a Belgian that I havenít tried. Iíll be back.
BBB63 (137) La Porte , Indiana | June 26, 2007
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Not much in rare beers but you can any 12 ounce beer in singles and I left with 2 mixer sixers of stuff I have not had before. The mixer prices where not that bad either. Worth a quick stop if in the area.
keoki182 (18) West Bend, Wisconsin | June 23, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A very easy-to-miss liquor store near the zoo. When you walk in, you are greeting by a dark, dusty maze of coolers. Walking between the coolers and peering through the cloudy glass, you see rows upon rows of single bottles, waiting to be made into a "Build Your Own" sixer. As a ratebeerian who loves Build Your Owns for the variety offered, this place is near the top of my list for such a purpose. Prices are reasonable and the US micro selection is remarkable.
Sombeast (19) Pewaukee, Wisconsin | March 17, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Looks like a liquor dive on the outside but gets steadily more interesting as you walk around and realize (1) they have a ton of beer fridges and (2) they are going to a lot of trouble to allow you to assemble packs of mixed singles. Service while selecting was nil, but they were happy to calculate up a price for a set of mixed bottles. Not a lot of high-end belgian beers, but a respectable selection that I had no problem with picking out a number of desirable singles from.
footbalm (69) Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota | December 31, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to MrFacto for the tip. Lots and lots of singles. Nothing special at all gut if you are looking to grad some brews to add to your ratings this is a good spot. parking right out front. It is small and packed but did I mention a lot of singles??
Ughsmash (138) Pewaukee, Wisconsin | November 26, 2006
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Excellent selection of singles... nothing extraordinarily rare, but probably 500 to choose from. Everything comes in singles, which is by far the best thing going for this place. Not very aesthetically pleasing, but thatís OK. The first time I went there, I got a whole lot of crap from the owner when I was referencing my notebook when picking out beers. Good stop when youíre on the west side of Milwaukee.
BeerBelcher (134) Columbus, Ohio | October 28, 2006| Updated February 23, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Another neighborhood liquor store that has diversified into the world of craft beer. A lot of these places seem to be diamonds in the rough, as their exterior gives no clue of the riches inside. A friend recommended this place, so I went by to check it out.
This place is relatively small, but is definitely craft beer focus, as it is packed with perhaps a dozen long coolers. All the volume seemed to be singles, which because I like to sample a range of beers, is great for me. Pricing seemed a bit on the high side, but it seems like you usually pay a bit of a premium for mixed six-packs, and Iím OK with that.
I spoke briefly with the owner. He didnít offer any help while I was in the store, which was OK because I was just browsing and found everything I was looking for. He apologized for the state of the store (a mess) and for not approaching me, citing a lack of help that day. Selection was mostly US; not a huge amount of imports. However, all beer was refrigerated, which makes it last considerably longer and makes me less concerned about buying something thatís ancient, which is a problem Iíve had at Discount on more than one occasion (although to be fair, those were imports at Discount, while this store has mostly North American products).
All-in-all, it is a beer-haven, and if you dig craft beer, it is definitely worth a stop.
RagallachMC (30) Cleveland, Ohio | October 2, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Another ílooks like nothing from the outside, beer hotspot on the insideí place. Really cramped and hard to move around once inside the store. And the owner says heís adding two more coolers. I donít know where heíd put them. Great selection of singles at good prices. Worth a stop to find that one bottle, or to load up on a bunch of singles.
NachlamSie (588) Denver, Colorado | August 16, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Build your own six packs with over 600 beers from which to chose. ínuff said.
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