spikester (11) Salem, Oregon | February 5, 2008| Updated March 2, 2009
Good daytime foreray. After 7:00PM most customers are drunks. Nice selection of micros, fair selection of singles. Henry is trying, but hard to be too great given the location and clientele.
Update 3/02/2009: All new coolers and much nicer looking than before. Most of the beers are now refrigerated and when I visited the display lights were off. Much cleaner and better organized than previously. The 12 ounce singles are still on room temperature shelves and under flourescent lighting. I have often found the 12 ounce singles can be fairly old so watch out. Otherwise a gem in a town that doesn’t have many alternatives.
Has an descent selection of local brews for Salem. Worth traveling north to Portland.
Reid (50) Salem, Oregon | January 30, 2005| Updated May 22, 2008
An old Grocery store,looks like it hasn’t changed since 1950. Near Williamette University.
Has a pretty good selection( for Salem) of NW micros, plus a nice selection of imports, including Thomas Hardy 2004 ($20.99) a four pack.
A recent turn of events. The owner now discourages singles, so im reducing the score further.
This store really isnt worth the bother, even in Salem.
Re-evaluation.Now sells singles and the beer line up has increased drastically.
Guy is really trying to make a go of it.
Got to give him kudos and custom in the hellish neighbourhood he inhabits.
Visit this place if in Salem