Wow! I felt a little uneasy going into a beer and liquor store with the moniker "Family" prominently displayed across the threshold (but such is the advertising in the Midwest, even alcohol is seen as as a wholesome activity), but it dissipated soon after entering the store. Aisles full of an extremely large selection of beer from all over the world. A side note: Whenever I want to find a beer that no one else has rated on beerpal or any of the other beer websites, I head to the midwest, specifically around eastern Iowa. Anyway, I found many that I had not yet tried, and walked away happy.
Been here many time as I grew up across the river in Dubuque. Best beer selection in the area and they allow mixed six packs. They have selections from Avery, Sand Creek, New Holland, Tommyknocker, Grand Teton, Goose Island, and many more. The bad news is that on my most recent visit (Christmas Eve ’06), I noticed an announcement that Bell’s would no longer be distributed in Illinois. Drag.
heemer77 (226) Urbandale, Iowa | July 18, 2005| Updated October 7, 2008
Still a solid beer store. I have been here a few times. Short of going to Chicago or Madison, this is a pretty good beer store. I am able to get a fair number fo new beers with each trip. They allow you to break up any six pack for singles. Just keep your eye on the cases on the floor, they don’t always put everything on the shelf. I go to get Founder’s, special edition Flying Dogs, and Mendocino. All beers that we don’t get in Iowa. Decent selection of oddball German and English beer. Short on Belgians.