Whole foods beer sections are hit or miss and this ones pretty much of a miss. Yes they have a small pick six section and some local growlers but since when does whole foods sell. Budweiser? Finding a beer person here is nearly impossible. The selection is Better than a convenience store but lacking compared to your Wegman’s, your Earth fares, and some Harris teeters.
Been in here a couple times just to see if they had anything different (or just in stock) than the other triangle WF. Sometimes I have gotten lucky and found what I am looking for, but most of the time its just same old same old, but I can pick up a few food samples during my trip which is always a plus.
JCB (294) Durham, North Carolina | September 17, 2011
A frequent stop for lunch, this WF has one of the better beer selections of the chain locally. A smattering of local growlers has appeared of late, but other than that there are a few sizable shelves of well selected Belgians, Germans, English, and US craft brews (lots of California stuff in particular) along with Bells, Founders, and tons of good locals. They’re usually good for picking up the not-too-rare seasonal stuff (like Ballast Point Sea Monster, for example) and the staff is helpful.
planbee (38) North Carolina | July 4, 2011| Updated September 18, 2011
AMBIENCE - It’s a Whole Foods. The beer cooler is in a tight space dominated by cheese and wine. The other beer selection is also a tight fit for browsing. SERVICE - Didn’t ask for help, but I was there for a while and employees only hurriedly brushed past me. One even slammed into me and never looked back, nice. SELECTION - Small but good mix. Seems like things move pretty quickly too, there were some unfortunate empty shelf spaces during my visit. I left pretty happy though. Sam’s or Carrboro is still better, but hey, for a Whole Foods, it is outstanding. FOOD - If you need it, the deli is great. VALUE - Prices seem right in line with the quality of items and location. OVERALL - If I lived in the neighborhood, I’d be overjoyed to have this store in the area. But it wouldn’t keep me away from the true bottle shops by any means.
We used to shop here all the time when it was Wellspring. The interior hadn’t changed much. The beer selection was pretty good and I picked up some 750s for cheap compared to PA prices. In fact, they had Victory Wild Devil in the corked bottle for a dollar less than what I can buy it for in my hometown. Thanks PA taxes!
Okay beer selection but generally overpriced. A nice variety of microbrews including NC ones. Would like to see more beers sold individually. Not my first choice to shop for beer in Raleigh, but convenient location.
whatalesya (12) New Bern, North Carolina | January 19, 2009| Updated January 21, 2009
Decent selection of craft beers overall, heavy on Duck Rabbit. Good that they support the NC brewery. Some singles, bombers, 750ml bottles. A lot of their beers are in a cooler. Wish there were more singles, but still a nice place to stop when I’m passing through Raleigh. Prices are reasonable.
doboy (24) Morehead City, North Carolina | September 22, 2008
First time in, won’t be the last. Very good selection at fair prices, some even refrigerated. Some singles, but not as many as I would have liked to have seen.
Decent selection of singles - both imports (mainly Belgian and English) as well as some local and CO bombers. Decent selection of NC brewed beers in sixers and also a good selection of Colorado beers (Great Divide, Oskar Blues, etc...) and Bells stuff. Nothing spectacularly rare, but a nice selection of quality beers.