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.
This is my local Brennanís, so I have spent much time there. The store has a nice, warm farmerís 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 itís 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 itís close to home.
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.
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 theyíre 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? Itís simple - they have oodles of cheese. Highly recommended.
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 Iíve 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 donít get to pick it (for me it was Haleís 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. Thereís a Koppís next door... if youíre 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.
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 wonít fins anywhere else in the Milwaukee area Ė Hales, Scuttlebutt, El Toro, Yellowstone, Millstream along with others you will Ė 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 itís all mix and match at reasonable prices.
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.
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.
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..