Made a quick stop here on the way to a tasting at James’ place. Regular selection of Trader Joe’s tasty food stuffs was great for bringing some snacks to a tasting. The beer selection seemed to be on par with other Trader Joe’s I have been to, offering a reasonable assortment of craft six packs as well as the ability to mix up a six or buy singles of loose things. I’ve stopped back a couple other times now en route to other tastings. Another place that I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit, but it’s a quick and easy stop if you’re nearby. Park in the Trader Joe’s lot, which is free, rather than the municipal parking that is pretty much attached to the lot (and isn’t free).
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
The beer selection at the place is small which I would divide in 3 classes:
1. cheap imported macros and Mexican crap;
2. inexpensive, good Trader Joe’s (Gordon Birsch) brand and other little known beers;
3. overpriced fine beers from the likes as Sierra Nevada, Brooklyn and so on.
I come here for class #2 when I expect a big company or do not feel like spending much on beer.