I forgot how much freaking beer whole foods has. They had 12oz Batch 1 Tilquin gueuze on the shelf which was very tempting at $12 a bottle. I bought some PNC and Velvet Merkin from FW and grabbed a burrito. Nice selection, great staff and hard to not fill up a cart with beer.
Parking seems as though it could be a pain in the ass, but when my brother and I visited, we had no problems. The selection was interesting. I wouldnít go out of my way to look for any type of "gems", but they may surprise you and have something rare. I saw a few beers here that I havenít seen elsewhere, but nothing exceptional that blew my mind. For a Whole Foods, their selection is quite impressive. They had some glassware, and even had a couple of Stone growlers for sale. It seems as though they really do care about offering a vast selection of solid brews. They have an impressive assortment of singles for sale. Overall, if youíre in the area, or are looking to kill some time, stop by--Iím sure youíll be somewhat impressed. Donít let my score fool you. Iím not really an individual that wants help. Plus, itís a Whole Foods, and in my experience their prices tend to be a bit higher than others.
OldMrCrow (84) Seattle, Washington | September 9, 2006| Updated January 20, 2008
If we didnít have places like Bottleworks and Uber in town, this would be huge boon. Even with them in town, it still rocks having a local grocery store with a beer selection that would make most states cry with envy. The beer buyer, Joel, is a great guy, and really knows his stuff. Iíve received differing reports on which it is or is not policy to break up sixpacks, but Iím usually allowed to do so.
Nice quality selection considering the smallish beer aisle. Recently they had all four of Lees Harvest special cask aged beers in stock. Other Seattle area WF markets have larger beer departments. Worth a stop if youíre in the neighborhood.
One of the best grocery store beer selections in the city that Iíve found. Beer buyer Joel really does an outstanding job curating this section, and itís one of my regular stops. Bonus, itís now right around the corner from Toronado.
Prices are a bit higher than some of the other places around town. Selection is nothing special. I guess I just really enjoy Joel, pointing me to what they got in this week. First place I was able to get Pliny the Elder and The Abyss. Little bit jacked up prices but usually a helpful staff, if you know what youíre looking for.
The service is great and the stewards are very knowledgeable. The selection is fantastic and it is hard to leave without dropping 50 dollars. Excellent.
flyer50 (48) Seattle, Washington | October 31, 2010| Updated January 9, 2011
If you go to Whole Foods Roosevelt, ask for Joel, the beer dept manager. His knowledge and passion puts him at the top of the Seattle beer scene.
Great selection given the small cooler and shelf space.