theisti (765) Kansas | April 27, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
- AMBIANCE 3/5
- SERVICE 8/10
- SELECTION 12/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE N/A
- OVERALL 15/20
Close to where my parents live, so bonus points for that. This location is where I first bought beer, and 20 odd years ago was in the middle of a run down strip mall with random stores all around it. In 2011, the location has not changed a bit, its still a ratty strip mall but the store has changed considerably. They have an entire wall of singles. Focus is mostly on local and domestic craft beers, though they do have some standard imports mixed in. There a couple of coolers in pack housing six packs and the Surly. The selection was a very noticeable notch below Zipps or Blue Max, but it really did have a ton of MN and WI beers I had been looking for. Service was solid, the guy working was clearly a beer geek and spent time chatting about the store and his selection. If you are local, certainly worth hitting up if you are looking to round out a trade. For out of towners, probably only worth hitting if you are on that side (NW) of town and looking for singles.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
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