United States > Montana > Missoula
3fourths (1270) Boulder, Colorado | February 16, 2011| Updated April 20, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
fairly good selection of local and regional bottles but limited singles and lack of many new things (to me) left me somewhat disappointed. i did fill up on some favorite bitter root bottles and prices were generally low. fairly even as far as quality and price compared to the other stores in town.
Ibrew2or3 (350) Tempe, Arizona | February 4, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
We left Flathead brew where we had lunch and got into our car. I checked the GPS to see where Wordens was. It stated 0.0 mi away. I looked around and sure enough it was right there across the street from Flathead. Perfect! Went into the grocery market where we were happily greeted by a self proclaimed beer lover who worked there. Man, he was friendly and attentive and very very helpful. I walked out of there with lots of beer that are for the most part stored cold. I look forward to coming back. Super friendly people here.
DuffMan (270) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | March 30, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Very unassuming little corner-store market-deli wine and beer shop. If you enter via the deli side, it appears somewhat gloomy. The beer is sprawled all over the aisle in front of a bank of coolers that holds both big bottles and singles. Itís worth rooting through the chaos though, as I found a few hidden gems not stocked in the coolers. What this place lacks in polish it makes up for with its staff. Two young beer geeks who know their stuff and were very pleasant (sorry but Iíve forgotten your names). Certainly worth a stop, and no better or worse than the other beer hunting spots in town (which collectively complement each other and add up to a decent enough selection).
beernovice39 (248) Montana | November 22, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Hole in the wall grocery store. Nice folks providing good service. Selection is standard from what I have seen so far but it is very disorganized. I will be going here more for wine. Try the food later
after4ever (229) Brier, Washington | September 18, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Plenty of craft beers, foreign and domestic, regional and local. Probably 150 bottles in all. Several dozen wines (at least). They seem to have packaged food as well as offering food service, but thatís not why I was here. It seems to be one of those convenience stores thatís grown to be a specialty market through the years, and beer and wine appear to be part of that success. They attract all kinds of customers from around town, but judging by the staff and some of their friends, it kinda seems like ski bums might be a big part of the demographic.
Some of the beers are out at room temperature, but most are in coolers. They have quite a few noteworthy european beers, as well as lots of coastal craft beers and tons of stuff from the PNW, especially MT.
Awesome prices. No sales tax. Beer nerds, this is your Missoula bottle shop.
SHIG (204) Wasilla, Alaska | April 10, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in here while chugging along I-90. Awesome deli and beer store. As soon as I headed toward the beer cases, two employees asked me if I needed help. They all seemed pretty beer savvy. Selection was very good as well with tons of regionals, locals, and just plain good beer. Well worth the stop!
marcus (173) Sacramento, California | October 9, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve been shopping here for years and just realized, itís never been rated. There are only two good places to buy take-out beer in Missoula, and this is one of them. There is a large cooler full of domestic microbrews and imported beers from Belgium, Scandinavia, Germany, England and a few other countries. There is also a large display of uncooled beers, some not duplicated in the cooler. They carry almost all of the Montana beers. For some reason, they usually even have a couple rare and excellent beers that I canít find in large cities like San Francisco and Chicago. There is also a pretty good deli, groceries and cigars, along with friendly service.
CheersMate (161) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | November 1, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Well, being from a great beer destination, I must say that this wasnít impressive, but I have to understand the context. Ok, well, understanding the context, Iíd say that this place has a fairly decent selection. They had a decent amount of imports, and they had a nice representation of the local stuff. They were spotty in some areas, but surprising in others. For example, they had bottles of Deschutesí The Stoic there, but didnít seem to have a mix of the local stuff. I was slightly expecting to be "stunned" by local representation in terms of, quite possibly, one-off type beers, but nothing. Overall, the prices were great, and I was able to pick up a 4-pack of Coldsmokes for home. Decent selection, and again, remember, this is Montanta -- they do what they can here. Forgot to mention the setting -- essentially, itís a small grocery/corner store type setting. Itís right across the street from Iron Horse, and in the downtown area, so give it a try.
sthlm (136) Minnesota | August 9, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice little beer store in Missoula. Selection isnít amazing relative to other regions, but itís definitely solid, with a decent range of Montana stuff as well. Service was outstanding--very friendly, and quite knowledgeable as well. Prices were good, but just slightly higher than some other places in town. Overall, certainly worth of a stop if you are looking for a beer store in Missoula.
Beerona97 (114) Washington | July 11, 2010| Updated September 6, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This is the best in Missoula. The selection is nice. Service is hit or miss. Come here and look for obscure beer, but beware of out-dated bottles. This place has really taken a great effort to clean up the selection and beer display in general. And the sandwiches always smell awesome right when you walk in. I do agree, I would buy a lot more at this place if they would break their sixers into singles.
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