Iphonephan (251) McLean, Virginia | October 11, 2015
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 6/20
I stopped in hoping to pick up some local beers not readily available at my local Total Wine and Beverage store. The store is a genuine old-time country market, oozing with character. I asked where there beers were and the proprietor pointed me to the back of the store and proudly said they had over 300 different beers. The excitement mounted. Then the reality sunk in Their beers are stored in a walk in cooler -- not a place that conducive to casual browsing, unless you happen to be wearing a down parka and wool hat. Furthermore, a large portion of the space is taken up by macros. The craft beers were comprised of bombers and six packs. With on exception, the small bottles were not sold individually. Most of the beers are widely available (Ommegang, Saranac, Dogfish Head, etc.). They did have sixers of Cooperstown Brewing beers, but I was not interested enough to purchase whole six packs of beers that are not all that highly reated. I left with only one bottle purchased and a sense of dissapointment.