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t0rin0 (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 27, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 9/20
Visited August 13, 2013.
Probably the lamest Trader Joes I’ve been to in terms of beer selection. Usually these places at least have a couple of shelves of beer and you can find (in addition to the house brands) Chimay and Lindemans. This one didnt even have that. Actually, what they did have that was nice was Daisy Cutter 4-packs for a buck cheaper than at the brewery. This is a scroll past.
ChiGuy68 (41) Illinois | May 23, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A great food store with a small, but impressive beer selection. They were one of the first places you could buy Revolution brews outside of Revolution. Their wine selection offers a lot of choices at very fair prices. I find the staff friendly and helpful. This place is also veggie and eco friendly.
jrallen34 (500) Chicago, Illinois | October 16, 2011
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty nice grocer store with an ok selection. They have a few of their own brews but they are terrible pil and lager like beers. They have an ok amount of craft, nothing special, mostly locals. One nice feature they have is the ability to pick your own 6 pack so nice for the ticker.
NobleSquirrel (209) Chicago, Illinois | May 24, 2011
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad spot for beer. It’s mostly the standards with the only standouts being the contract beers that TJ’s has made for them. Really not a beer destination, but not a bad place to pick up a six pack of decent beer at a decent price.
hombrepalo (148) Chicago, Illinois | April 4, 2011
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
My local food shopping place. As far as beer, this place has a few nice treats, like GI, Beligian beers, Dogfishhead, Lost coast, Anderson valley, New Belgium, north coast, and some other, nothing rare. What they do carry here is some of their own unique beers that some brewers like GI, FirestoneWalker, Unibroue and some others I’m not sure of Brew for them. What is nice is the One off like the Trader Joe’s Vintage series they sell (brewed by Unibroue) for a cheap ass price of $4.99 a 750ml corked bottle and just recently a Mission St. Anniversary bomber for $2.99. Love this place and what they stand for. Selection is around 40 or so different brews, with an option for a mix your own 4 or 6 pack. Not a great place for the experienced beer geek but a nice entry level place for the newbies, plus a good value overall.
DuffMan (328) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | November 18, 2010
36 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
Typical Trader Joe selection with all of their store labelled brews, but not nearly the variety of non-TJ selections I’ve seen elsewhere. A few Goose Island and one or two other locals. Whoever added this place to the database as having 100 bottles is way off! Maybe 2-3 dozen choices tops. Loses points for having a bunch of Minahs stuff (BOOOOOO!)
JJSuds (26) California | November 20, 2009
50 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 8/20
Very average-middle of the road. How about some Trader Joe’s disoveries. A staff favorites list. Otherwise, no reason to buy here.
phaleslu (477) Cincinnati, Ohio | September 8, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Trader Joe’s devotes more space and energy to beer than other national food markets, and this one is no different. The selection is solid at any given time and changes frequently. There is a heavy bent toward local and regional beers at this location, so expect a lot of Goose Island, Two Brothers, Berghoff, and so forth. The prices are always fair and the staff is attentive and helpful.
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