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Beer Available At Trader Joe’s - Brentwood (arranged by most recent)
Sea Dog Old East India Pale Ale 34, The King’s English IPA 42, Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale 98, Lagunitas India Pale Ale 94, New Belgium Tour de Fall 81, Kennebunkport Porter 37, Tallgrass Ethos IPA 96, Bells Smitten Golden Rye Ale 87, Samuel Adams Cold Snap 45, Free State Copperhead Pale Ale 87, Free State Winterfest IPA 94, Free State Ad Astra Ale 68, Anchor Bock Beer 91, Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale 2013 95, Stockyard Oatmeal Stout 81, Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale 2012 94, Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome Ale 71, Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA 95, New Belgium Accumulation 83, Deschutes Jubelale 96
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seymour (45) Maplewood, Missouri | November 8, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Typical Trader Joe’s vibe: affordable eclectic/health-food/foodie-movement grocery store. Surprisingly wide beer selection, mostly the store brands which are actually brewed by Gordon Biersch, Goose Island, and a few other decent domestic and international microbreweries, plus a good sampling of other quality brews. I always look forward to their annual Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale which is a unique corked Belgian-style brewed by Unibroue (but always a couple bucks cheaper than any regular Unibroue bottles.) I wouldn’t say the staff is particularly knowledgeable about beer, but they’re very helpful with what they’ve got.
BOSSbrewer (61) Arkansas | October 12, 2013
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
Decent place to get cheap beers, but not great selection. Cheap wines, the beer selection is mediocre.
jandd1983 (198) Florissant, Missouri | March 4, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
After visiting Whole Foods, we made the trek across the parking lot to Trader Joe’s. Good selection of Josephbrau beers. A few other beers that are not found in the grocery stores were available, but otherwise they had a decent selection. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
phaleslu (417) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 22, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Trader Joe’s is in the always trafficky, always crowded Brentwood Promenade area. It looks and feels just like any other Trader Joe’s on the inside, which is not a bad thing. The beer selection is mostly ’house’ labels like Mission Street, JosephsBrau, and the like. They also had a handfull of Euros and a few American crafts, but not that many. The beer section seems mostly to be a vehicle to sell their own stuff. I’ll be back when I’m looking for some more Mission Street, but otherwise, Whole Foods nearby has a better selection overall and this place is probably in the database mostly for people in the immediate area looking for stuff.
wwwdottom (10) Breese, Illinois | November 12, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Grocery store that is very clean - service was not applicable as I didn’t need any - they have several different brews I haven’t seen elsewhere including Black Toad from Goose Island and the Mission Street line brewed by Firestone Walker - the prices are excellent for craft beer as most of the six packs are only $6 - surprisingly good store for beer buying and I will visit it again next time I go to St. Louis.
chopra (1) Chicago, Illinois | May 29, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice selection for a grocery store. Yummy and cheap snacks to go along with the decent beer selection.
Strykzone (103) Wood River, Illinois | November 2, 2008
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
This is a grocery store that has a nice little craft beer area. There were some interesting labels that I hadn’t seen elsewhere and you can freely mix and match 6 packs. That is a BIG plus for any store. Their variety is probably 50 to 75 offerings. The staff was very friendly but aren’t beer people. This is one I will drop in on again, especially with its proximity to Whole Foods. Prices were reasonable.
SubstanceT (114) Saint Louis, Missouri | June 8, 2007
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Your typical Trader Joe’s. Fairly good selection for the area. Prices reasonable but high in the beer section. Try the whole foods market nearby for a better selection.
MrBunn (88) The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania | January 14, 2007
42 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
This is a servicable place to find a couple of beers, but not your best option. Generally it is a zoo in here and the selection is modest, but they do have a few oddities as well as the Trader Joe’s brews that are only sold here (to my knowledge.) One of these is brewed by Unibroue and I’m still waiting for the right occasion to crack it open. Selection is better than your local supermarket, but won’t blow your hair back or anything. Pricing is pretty darn good. Service... well... the guy at the cash register told me the Winter Ale (Unibroue product I mentioned earlier) was good... I could have guessed as much when I looked at the back of the label to see who bottled it. There is an effort, but they don’t have their own beer geek that I’ve found.
vyvvy (25) Florissant, Missouri | November 11, 2006
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
This is a well kept store that has a fair selection of beers. While most of the store has excellent prices on above average items, the beer seems to be the exception to the store. For the imports and micros they stock the prices are generally a little higher than the local bottle shops. Their store brands are reasonably priced, but you really have to watch which ones you get. The few brewed by Goose Island are very good for the money, but the others are very hit and miss. The store is highly recommended as a grocery store. I generally go there for groceries and see if there are any new or interesting beers. While they do not advertise it you can mix and match six packs. The price per bottle is a sixth of the price of a six pack - there is no raising the price for mixing.
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