drove up here just for new glarus and i was not disappointed in that regard. they had also tons of other small wisconsin craft brewers i had never heard of as well as one of the largest selection of pub packs (mixed 12 packs) ive ever seen: capitol, great lakes, flying dog and many others. they had a very small selection of stone stuff which disappointed me. biggest selection of cold beer i think ive ever seen, almost nothing was warm. somehow though they dont accept credit cards? sorry, i dont get that (i guess all the stores are like that).
This Woodman’s does a decent job of getting local brews such as Tyranena BGW series and other stuff but their singes section is not nearly as big as other Woodman’s. A decent stop for us south off the border.
I don’t know if I’m spoiled with beer stores, but this Woodman’s just didn’t do it for me. They did have lots of beer, and plenty of stuff available in singles, but I was unable to find anything of interest the last 2 times I stopped by... just a lot of BMC and common local stuff for the most part. However, this does make a good stop for IL folks who want a decent selection of Wisconsin stuff that doesn’t cross the border.
A beer oasis for Illinois drivers trying to get the stuff that’s been shut out of our home state. Gigantic grocery store, easily visible from I-94, with a standalone liquor store, open early during hunting season, it seems. Has the cinderblock vibe of the old Iowa state-controlled liquor stores, but a much nicer selection. I did indeed find NG Unplugged and Tyranena Brewer’s Gone Wild, plus some variety packs from those brewers and from Big Sky. Single bomber bottles and imports too, plus a small selection of loose bottles. Wisconsin prices are good discount from Illinois, not to mention the overpriced Cheese Castles. Speaking of which, store has HUGE aisle of nothing but cheese and sausage.
A very decent selection of six packs and the normal grocery store singles. They will also carry rare wines and liquors. Don’t expect to find any store workers to know anything about what they sell however.
MI2CA (19) Noblesville, Indiana | November 13, 2006
Huge store with everything you could want from a food perspective. The seperate liquor store carries a good selection of WI micros: New Glarus, Tyranena, Capital, Lakefront, etc. Also had Bells, Founders, Goose Island, and a host of other quality micros. All in the fridge so they stay fresh. I was a little bummed they didn’t have and NG Unplugged or Tyranena Brewer’s Gone Wild, but I was still able to stock up on many good brews found only in WI.
Good lord. For a southern boy like myself, this enormous store is mind-blowing. Woodman’s has got to be the biggest grocery store I’ve ever even imagined. I loved the cheese section. Anyway, the beer is on the liquor side which is seperated by a chain-link barrier after 9 pm. I discovered this by arriving here at 9:15pm. We came back the next morning to paruse the beer selection. They had all the necessary WI microbrews at a very reasonable price. The selection of bombers and single 12oz. was limited, but still managed to be interesting. I say anyone not familiar with this kind of mega store should come to have their senses overloaded by the vast amount of food then do some beer shopping while he’s at it.
I wish someone would’ve mentioned that the liquor store was separate from the supermarket. Oh well, the exercise did me good. Nice selection of brews not available in Illinois. My only complaint was the lack of single bottles, limiting the damage that I could do yesterday.
redlem (77) Ohio | February 8, 2006| Updated December 30, 2011
December 2010: They have expanded the beer and liquor selection so that it now resembles the other Woodman stores. The beer selection now covers all the outer walls so this is a big upgrade.
Good lineup of WI micro’s; Lakefront, New Glarus, Tyranena, Greys, Capital, etc. Decent variety otherwise but the price is usually $1-2 cheaper than otherplaces. Never been to other Woodmans but for a grocery store this place is nice.
They have Bell’s stuff: Hopslam, 3rd Coast, Expedition for ~$13/6 plus other regulars.
On a side note there is a authentic Austrian restaurant, "Little Europe" that has about 10-12 German/Czech beers on tap plus some of the best sausage around that is about 1/4 mile up the circle from Woodmans (past the Gander Mt.)