Drake (832) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | June 8, 2017| Updated June 30, 2017
This place is as charming as it is weird. Farm-store vibe. Appears to be a monstrous beer selection, but upon closer inspection many beers are stocked in several different places. The selection itself is odd too... unlike any I’ve seen in Wisconsin. The selection is very West/Northwest heavy. The good news is that I picked up a bunch of new Wyoming, Idaho and Montana ticks! Pick 6 for $8.99, a separate pick 4 for $9.99. Fill a six and you get a free beer, but you don’t get to pick it (for me it was Hale’s Pale Ale... not bad). It seems as though they try to build relationships with distributors and breweries, claiming to have been the 1st place to bring Avery into the state. Great customer service, both beer wise and generally. The rest of the store is full of fresh produce, lots of cheeses, wine and spirits, and lots of samples (which cost me an extra $16 bucks!). Food prices are pretty steep. Parking is fine. There’s a Kopp’s next door... if you’re into burgers, go there. Overall this is a special place, but with limited Wisconsin beers and no rarities, its a place for locals and those in the nearby hotels.
Update, and I gotta drop the score. MOST of the beer purchased here was out of date by a significant margin. Old score was 74.
Stopped in to get some beers that are not in the usual Wisconsin distribution. A large produce type store with a large cheese and wine selection in addition to the beer. The beer is unique as I have yet to find most (90%) at other stores around town. A nice place to get some unique beers in Wisconsin.
Nice selection of micros (especially for an out of towner like myself). Discounts on cases of mixed beer (I bought 2 cases worth of singles). There was 2 beer guys walking around a ready to assist and answer my questions.
Weird store. Why all the Colorado, Montana and Iowa beers, weird California choices (El Toro) and limited selections of the more popular WI brands (notably New Glarus and Capital)? Most 12 oz available in mix-a-six though sadly not including Central Waters...a few bigger bottles, but this is mostly WI and western micros. Different selection than any other Wisconsin store I’ve seen, so worth a look just for that. Also the best cheese selection I have seen in any Wisconsin grocery store, easily.
Similar to the Madison location with excellent food selection and tasty samples. There was a guy sampling several beers and root beer on my visit, answered all my questions. Many beers available here you won’t fins anywhere else in the Milwaukee area – Hales, Scuttlebutt, El Toro, Yellowstone, Millstream along with others you will – Avery, flying dog and may Wisconsin brews. Never a huge fan of beers sitting out in the middle of a store like a fruit display, but it’s all mix and match at reasonable prices.
Alot of other-than-ordinary beers you just wont find anywhere else around WI that will seem pretty unfamiliar. Can pretty much chose any of the beers to build a 6. Good prices. I dare you to go and not find a cheese you want to try..
Best selection of western US micros I have seen in the midwest. They don't have very many great beers, but they do have a good selection of average to above average brews. Don't come here looking for imports, as there really isn't anything that special in that area.
Good place to visit, they cary a decent selection from colorado and the area have a nice build your own sixer of random stuff. The service is always friendly w/ lots of good fresh foods and fruits. Nice place.
This is my local Brennan’s, so I have spent much time there. The store has a nice, warm farmer’s market appeal to it, with a significant produce section upfront and beer, wine, cheese, and other stuff in the back. The beer selection has a build your own six pack option, with an array of breweries from IA, KS, WI, CO, and other states.. mostly mediocre beers, but it’s a good option. They also carry Central Waters and have most of the Avery and Great Divide lines (including the big beers). Service is always friendly, they almost always have free cheese samples, and it’s close to home.
StewardofGondor (122) Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin | December 28, 2004| Updated July 8, 2005
Great place. Their employees are very knowledgable and are always ready with a recommendation. Good at classifying beers, knowing what awards certain breweries and beers have won, and what is an even better selection than what you were picking out. A lot of their beers are from Colorado, but they’re carefully selected and deserving to try. Plus, you get to make your own 6-pack of 12-oz. bottles for just $6.99, picking from nearly their entire stock. So why did I give the food category a high score? It’s simple - they have oodles of cheese. Highly recommended.