emerge077 (129) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | September 13, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
2013: Full case of Hanssens Oude Gueuze on the shelf. What other grocery store has that?
Cases of Wild Sour and Strawberry Rhubarb, vintage CW BBW, 6-8 Bruery, full Founders lineup, full Tyranena lineup, full Ale Asylum lineup, several FFF options. That alone justifies the scores. Look where you are... nothing remotely like that in a 50 mile radius outside of Madison. Not to mention they actually have relatively fresh beer and move through their stock, unlike other local stores selling Winter Warmer in July...
Iíve been here over a half dozen times and will keep coming back.
Walk in cooler with big representation of Founders, FFF, Central Waters (BB Barleywine, Illumination), Great Lakes, New Glarus (2x Unplugged & Dancing Man), Ale Asylum (Satisfaction Jacksin), Goose Island, Lake Louie, not many imports though. Nice selection available cold.
This is a small town grocery store that is supported by the residents of the Dells. Itís not a high volume store, and they tend to get "cleared out" on the weekends.
Itís not a huge selection, but itís all about convenience here. Yes, itís mainly a grocery store, but considering the tourist trap hell itís smack dab in the middle of, itís pure gold. You will always get a friendly person at the checkout, and get rung up quickly.
The closest decent beer stores are 30 minutes outside of town (Viking Market in Baraboo/Reedsburg, Liquor Baron in Sauk City), and at the height of tourist season that can mean over an hour in traffic.
vtafro (50) Wayne, New Jersey | August 24, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer area, actually all good beer kept cold. Probably not as eclectic a selection if youíre from Wisconsin, but always nice to see new glarus and some other nice craft brewer options.