a nice big beverage store with good service and selection
cubs (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 13, 2010| Updated January 13, 2011
I used to love Applejack’s but I’ve come to realize despite the huge selection, they tend to not get anything too exciting. Don’t get me wrong, the huge selection is sweet but I’d like to see some more Belgian and Scandinavian brews.
I really like this place. There is a brat vendor right outside the door. Once inside, you see an incredible expanse of booze. Seems to focus on wine, but the liquor and beer selections are pretty good. Liquor is a bit on the pricey side, but there are bargains in the beer department. Where else can you find a sixer of Salvator for $6.99? Highly recommended.
Massive US micro selection, seemed like they had everything available in the foothills. Belgian selection needs work. Huge store, very busy on a Saturday night. Prices okay to expensive. Some hidden gems months after other stores sell out.
a very busy liquor store for the Friday morning when I was there. I was looking for and found Colorado micros from Twisted Pine, Golden City and Odell. Also, found Stone Pale Ale and Snake River Zonker Stout which was nothing but empty shelf space at another area liquor store. Also, the staff here was friendly and helpful, a big plus when you are not familiar with the store.
MrEcted1 (4) Wheat Ridge, Colorado | June 6, 2006| Updated June 14, 2006
Applejack is very easy to get to. If you’re on I-70 get off on Youngfield. Youngfield is the next exit after Ward going West. You can’t miss it from there... just look for the Applejack sign standing proudly. Great parking! This place has tons of wine, which all seems kinda thrown wherever. If you’re looking for wine then have fun! Doesn’t seem to have a logical organization (unless it’s by region) but we don’t care about wine, so that’s not what I’m rating on. The beer selection is decent... above average. They have a couple good Belgian beers including Westmalle, Orval, Chimay and a few others (no Rochefort as of right now) including some non-Belgian (but Belgian style) beers such as Maudite, La Fin Du Monde, Ommegang and some others. They carry Stone beers, Great Divide beers, a couple Bear Republic beers and some more. Selection is actually pretty decent here but lacking when compared to Total Beverage or Liquor Max. Service is okay, I go there quite often so I get along with a few people there really well (I live right down the street from here) But for the casual shopper it’s typical. One thing that is very irritating (as another reviewer posted) is that they don’t accept credit cards. This is a big place! and they don’t accept credit cards? that’s annoying. Overall a good place, i’m very regular there since I live so close.
POSITIVES: Applejack is right off I-70 (Exit 264, south of I-70), west of Denver and on the way to the mountains, just before Golden ... microbrew selection is pretty decent (and it’s the only place where I’ve found Golden City’s beers) ... great selection of liquor and wine, also, by the way... most of the beer is kept cold ... and prices are reasonable. NEGATIVE: They don’t accept credit cards, which is kind of irritating ... and it can be pretty busy in there sometimes (granted, they are efficient).