This was a semi important stop for someone from the west coast like myself. I was able to go here to get a lot of single bottles, where a lot of places in the area sell in packs for the most part. Was able to get some surrounding state ticks in the process. Very nice selection, and left with way less than I wanted to. Other than all of that, itís just like every other TW&M
Review based on beer. Decent selection of seasonal bombers. Found a few new and unusual selections. Pretty wide variety of brands.
Service review based on interaction with one of the managers. He was obviously in the middle of doing something but took time to explain how their distribution worked, how and when they get new beers, etc... nice guy!
Great place to get an idea of which beers are servicing the area. Lots of beer, well layed out, but almost to a detriment. Seeing it all so well organized really kind of takes the fun out of beer hunting. Definitely love the collection of B. Nektar, and at good prices, too ($12.99-$14.99)
Your typical Total Wine- enormous selection, loads of six packs and singles. Sadly there isnít too much special stuff. Loads of Black Diamond and Clown Shoes bombers. Lots of strange country ticks in singles. Macro stuff in the fridges. Really great place to find an oddball single beer, but doesnít have a great distributor for top end things. Very little Cigar City here for some odd reason. Scotch selection was quite poor on a separate note. So, more about quantity here than quality. Probably not worth the trip.
Good selection, but not very well organized. Singles were in one isle, pumpkin beers in another isle, Oktoberfest beers in another isle, a bunch of random shelves of beer up front, etc. I found a ton of stuff I canít get at home -more than I could fit in a cart, and I had singles packed three layers deep.
The Wal-mart of beer stores, no question. Enormous selection of really great stuff, build your own siz packs, cases of craft beer, even kegs are available for special order. And the prices canít be beat. I generally dislike huge corporate stores cutting in on the "little guys" action, but we are talking some seriously good selection here and significantly better prices than anywhere else.