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Beer Available At Sahara Mart - East (arranged by most recent)
Stone Coffee Milk Stout 94, He’Brew Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass the Beer 78, Magic Hat Snow Roller Hoppy Brown Ale 43, New Holland The Carhartt Woodsman 58, Mahrs Bräu Mastodon 84, Staropilsen Lager 39, Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale 92, Andechser Weissbier Dunkel 91, Boulevard Hibiscus Gose 97, Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest Märzen 84, Guinness Blonde American Lager 26, Goose Island Rambler IPA 90, Epic Brainless IPA 97, Amager/Hoppin’ Frog Frog Hops To Amager 99, Lagunitas NightTime Ale 99, Boulevard ESB 80, Taj Mahal 4, Rooie Dop Double Oatmeal Stout 97, The Monarchy Methusalem Sour Altbier 89, Bush de Noël (Scaldis Noël) 97
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tastybeer (35) Bloomington, Indiana | July 19, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is the better of the 2 Sahara Mart locations. Ambiance is that of a rundown gourmet grocery store. Skip past all of the expired food and the beer is in the back of the store. Selection is massive: 2 long shelves of American and 2 long shelves of imports. Just about anybody who distributes in Indiana can be found here. Check dates on the IPAs, the distributor is slow to get them to stores. Prices are the best in town, possibly in the state. Service is fine, but the beer guy keeps odd hours. Overall, the best stop in Bloomington.
b3shine (272) Indiana | April 21, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A grocery store on the east side of town with a good selection. My main concern was with the freshness of their beers; I wouldn’t shop here for APAs/IPAs. The employee was friendly; he didn’t know much about beer though. He wasn’t their beer guy to be fair, but the beer guy wasn’t working either. Alright, but there are better bottle shops in the area.
EamonTheGreat (6) | February 17, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly larger selection that Sahara Mart West. This is a great place to find rare beers. The only problem is that they sometimes keep beer on the shelves too long, so be sure and check the date on the bottle.
JCB (230) Durham, North Carolina | December 29, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Fine alternative on the East Side, especially if the sixers of Dragonfly at the Big Red aren’t going to cut it. Two vast rows jam-packed with craft, one domestic and the other all-sorts international. Both thoughtfully and extensively assembled. Among the regional and local goodies (and the usual national brands), there were some real gems to be found: Rivertown lambics and even a couple bottles of 3 Fonteinen! Excellent spot, and you can grab some nice food and tons of wine too.
Brigadier (268) Clevelandish, Ohio | August 12, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is the best place to come in Bloomington for local and new releases. Be aware that some things can sit for far too long - bottles of a 5% ABV brown ale from a brewery which closed two years ago - but if you pay attention to "Best by" dates the selection is diverse. One row is entirely local Indiana beers. Across from it are all the US bottles. Another aisle is Denmark, Germany, Belgium, etc. In short if you can’t find something here you are trying too hard. Stop by Big Red for the common stuff and then visit here for your real shopping.
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