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Brigadier (268) Clevelandish, Ohio | June 2, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty typical Whole Foods might be worth a stop to check out which local breweries are offering growler fills. Parking isnít often a problem but the area can be congested during peak hours so try to avoid it around 5:00 PM.
The bottle selection is not going to compete with dedicated stores. If you are looking for something limited or special you might have better luck at Warehouse Beverage, Chuckís Fine Wine, Lizardville, or Roziís. If you are just looking to stock up on locals however it is a decent stop.
Overall I would not go out of my way to visit but might check in from time to time to see what is going on. Much like the local Heinens the growler handles can be a pleasant surprise.
JStax (160) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | May 6, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in on a whim on the way through Cleveland. Parking is alright. They have a parking garage attached to the building. The beer selection is rather extensive. They carry many beers I hadnít seen anywhere else in my local store. The guy stocking the beer shelves turned out to be the beer account manager and he was very helpful. He offered to break down about any 4/6 pack for myself and the people I was with when he found out we were from out of town. This place makes me wish there was one closer to me.
miketd (125) Cleveland, Ohio | February 23, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice place to find great beer, local and non local. It may not be the biggest selection, but what they have is quality and generally not old product. Growler prices are great, half price in for some brews. Wish it was closer because the drive sucks balls.
MikeF (204) Cleveland, Ohio | March 5, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I live dangerously close to this great place. They have a very good beer selection for a grocery store. Furthermore, they have regular beer sales! Always worth a stop. Great, enthusiastic, knowledgeable beer staff as well. fyi they have a consume on premise license for those who just can wait to get home...
pellegjr (16) Cincinnati, Ohio | November 21, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Iíve been to a good deal of Whole Foods and the beer selection is always pretty decent but this was definitely a cut above. In addition to all the expected micro offerings, there was a copious selection of Alesmith, Brewdog, and Mikkeler along with a slew of other semi-rarities (including a snag of Thomas Hardyís Ale). Not the best selection Iíve ever seen but definitely WAY above par for the average grocery store
Pipper (34) Ohio | June 1, 2009| Updated June 22, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
LIke any other Whole Foods with lots of good food and crunchy granola type body care stuff. Decent selection of micros and "specialty" beers. Woman I talked to said they used to carry Three Floyds and that she would check on it to see if they could start bringing it in again. Helpful staff, clean place and a pretty decent selection of Ohio micros as well as outside the borders. Great thing is that they have free Wifi so I was able to get on my ipod and check on rb to make an informed choice between a couple of beers. UPDATE: Iíve been going here on a pretty regular basis after work on my way home and had such a great experience there last night. I had a list of beers I was looking for and the guy was incredibly helpful: if he didnít have what I was looking for he had alternatives and offered me samples of what I was considering buying. Also had bottles lbehind the counter that were not yet on the market that he let me try as well
(Ithaca Brewing Co. Excelsior! Brute,
brewed with champagne yeast and Sierra
Nevada Kellerweis). Was a huge help and a great time.
MrBunn (88) The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania | April 10, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place is pretty cool. You can park on the roof, which is a big plus for the boy. Food selection is vintage Whole foods... beer selection is decent, with lots of good micros, some locals and imports. I was as impressed by the selection here as I was at Roziís across town. They probably didnít have near as much, but I wasnít expecting as much, either.
fly (224) austin, Tejas, Alabama | March 12, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Maybe I was just lucky, but as I filled a shopping cart, the beer employee there came a struck up a conversation with me. Very helpful and even drew me a map of how to get to Cave du Vin. I got a pretty nice haul.
Sammy (557) Toronto, Ontario | September 22, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
It may seem surprising to rank a Whole Foods better than average, this is justified by on a Sunday Creighton the buyer being right there, breaking up six-packs on request and running the largest selection of a Whole Foods I have yet see. Good representation of Great Lakes, and also Full Sail, Bells, and some other Michigans. A wine box with dividers available at the cash, with a helper. They are trying. Very clean and fairly well oranized, with selection taking over a stand now of the wine section. The regular stores I would go to were not open as this place was and selling in the area on a Sunday
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