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Beer Available At Central Market - Mill Creek (arranged by most recent)
Arrogant Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel 97, Anchorage Love Buzz Saison 100, Jolly Pumpkin Forgotten Tales of the Last Gypsy Series 1 Vol. 1 99, Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire 91, Prairie Eliza5beth 99, Seattle Cider PNW Berry , Nectar Creek Reserve Series Batch #3 - Blueberry Black Currant , Great Divide Old Ruffian - Barrel Aged 100, Anchorage Mosaic Saison 99, Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza 98, Le Brun Cidre Brut Cidre de Bretagne , Elysian The Dread 94, Woodchuck Winter Chill 49, Ground Breaker IPA No. 5 35, Ground Breaker Dark Ale 64, Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead 60, Hidden Legend Maple Mead , Double Mountain Lulu Saison 67, Anthem Hops 55
michaelinwa (8) Bothell, Washington | August 27, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 17/20
High end grocery store. The beer guys, at least the two I have met, are way more well versed in beer than youíll find any any similar type of store. The selection is pretty good considering that they can only devote so much floor space to beer. There are some supermarkets that may have more selection but it tends to be skewed toward the lower end of the microbrew range. There are some beers that you will not find in supermarkets, but you will find at CM. The beer guys do watch out for the good, limited stuff and try to get a lot of it. The canít compete with the better bottle shops, but they do quite well. You do have to ask if they have some of the harder to find brews because they do not always put it on the shelves (to avoid hoarding). Iím glad theyíre there; they fill a lot of my beer-seeking efforts.
JFParnell (27) Washington | November 21, 2011| Updated May 29, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 12/20
Way overpriced, and a bit light on local beer selections. If you really want to get beer on the North End head to the Fred Meyer on 164th Street in North Lynnwood. Much better selection, and much better pricing.
19Ei8hty (85) Washington | March 28, 2011| Updated August 27, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 14/20
Relieved to find a nice grocery store that carries some great craft selections. Lots of Russian River available - more than most bottle shops in the area. The local selection is a bit anemic and is mostly available in bombers with very little sixers. The price points are on the higher end for just about everything. I wouldnt stock the fridge from this place but in a pinch you can grab a couple of really nice bottles to last the week.
after4ever (251) Brier, Washington | February 1, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
You have to hand it to these guys, they really make an effort to hire beer guys to run their beer departments. The Mill Creek store is no exception--the guy has traveled the continent fairly extensively, he has tried a fair number of great belgians and other world classics right at the source. Mostly, heís just easy to talk to and a cool guy. He makes an effort to get a lot of good stuff in, even if his market tends to be just a mix of whomever walks in. Tons of good west coast stuff, lots of good imports, especially germans and belgians. Thereís a whole long aisle of beer, and usually a couple end caps, generally some good closeouts. Plus, even given the fact that the prices are pretty high, or maybe especially because of that, itís one of the most amazing supermarkets in the area. Its only serious competition is Whole Foods. And Mill Creek is probably the biggest CM outside of Poulsbo, so you get a ton of specialty meats, cheeses, deli stuff, produce, beer, wine, etc.
highibus (18) Vail, Arizona | January 31, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Okay, well this is my local since I donít get down to Seattle all that often. For a guy coming from AZ this is the best of the grocery stores you could imagine from a beer perspective. Yes, AJís in Arizona is nice but the selection is the key. They even have a shelf of highly regarded and aged stuff. While I typically donít grab that pricey stuff, even the regular/seasonal offerings are great. Helpful staff and prices just a bit higher than Fred Meyer so not too bad. Definitely worth going to.
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