Located inside of Whole foods but with a separate entrance, this place is a literal hole in the wall that has only part of a back cooler with over 6% craft. They had around 100 varieties but nothing to obscure or adventurous. I do like that they keep their beer cold, but I wonder about how much turnover they get. The staff was very friendly and eager to talk but their beer knowledge is unknown. Definitely not a beer destination.
Tiny little place next to Greenlife. Selection is OK, I guess - Hi-grav only (Stupid Tennessee laws). Prices were a little on the high side. Staff seemed friendly.
Shag (81) Chattanooga, Tennessee | October 26, 2011
A hole in the wall literally next to Greenlife. The only store of I know in Noog that just does high ABV beer and wine only. It is also gets brownie points for having most of the selection cold. A rarity in this town. Selection is good considering the size with no macro swill. Staff has always been friendly.
Very poor selection of beer. Very awesome selection of wine. The wine is over priced but I don’t know if you could find it anywhere else around here.
elgiacomo (7) Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia | January 12, 2010
Didn’t even realize this would be a separate entry here when I did my review for Greenlife Grocery.
The Vine is the small wine/beer store adjacent to Greenlife that sells beer over 6% ABV. The beer here is relegated to one corner where you’ll find a fair selection (good for the city of Chatt), of high-abv imports and domestic craft beer. A bit better selection than Riverside. Prices are a touch high, but not unreasonable. Store was clean, and the employee was friendly and helpful.
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | June 30, 2009
Great over six selection, better than Riverside. Small little store but plenty available in singles mostly. Picked up a few things had a chat with the guy working who convinced me to grab a Saint Somewhere Saison Athena. Prices seemed more competitive than the under six grocery side.
Stumbled in here after noogfest. The manager was really cool and let me in to check out the selection even though he couldn’t sell me anything due to it being a sunday. Pretty small selection, but the store is really tiny, and apparently, has most everything available in the Noog. I was impressed to see the imperial tommyknockers. And the low-alc side has a good selection, so this is definitely the place to a stop.
This is the high alcohol side of Greenlife which due to TN laws has to be seperated from the actual grocery store. There is a fellow who has been working every time I’ve been here. He is very knowledgable about the products, friendly, and helpful. The selection is the best as far as over 6% beer goes in Chattanooga. Check my rating for Greenlife for anything else I may have missed.