This is a large, upper-scale grocery store not too far from the tourist areas. Decent selection of craft beers but they are scattered about. I found a nice build-your-own-6-pack area back in the cooler area where they sold meat and cheese. Most of those were 12oz bottles/cans. Towards the front of the store they sold larger format bottles and 6/12/24 packs. I found a nice assortment of LA beers to carry out. No complaints.
3fourths (1561) Boulder, Colorado | January 20, 2016| Updated January 27, 2016
Large super market with a small singles selection hidden in the back of the store within the maze of carry out and freezer food. They sell large formats and six packs in a different part of the store, so if you only see that you would rightly think that they do not sell singles at all.
Quick stop at Rouses on the way to the hotel. Free street parking out front, but I can see how that would fill up fast at busy times. Very Whole-Foods like vibe going, almost like the just copied the entire setup lock stock and barrel. One aisle of beer, some of it in fridges, but most not. A "craft beer" display at the end of the aisle. Decent selection of locals and some sporadic decent other stuff, but nothing at all to write home about. Meh. I walked out with nothing.
Visited 09/2012. Stumbled in here on a rainy long walk and was amazed at the selection for a NOLA-local supermarket with a Whole Foods vibe. Refrigerated 6packs from Abita to Stone IPA and a very broad selection of domestic and EU macro Pils and Weisse, with some Rogue, Mikkeller, Chimay, Gulden Draak in single bigger bottles. Demarcated "Craft corner" with blackboards. - The real appeal here to us was the chilled local Abita beers and whole range of delicious nuts & snacks to go with that for on the road.../ Note: ours had a parking lot and was a bit out of the center so this rating should probably be moved to the other Rouses.
Stopped in on the way out of town. There is no easy way to park here, especially on a week day, which is frustrating. Inside is pretty large and this seems to be a mid range grocery store. In the back there is a long aisle for beer. On the one side is mostly six packs where you’ll find Sierra Nevada, Stone, Shiner, New Belgium, North Coast, etc. At the end of the aisle is a shelf that says "craft beer" on it and has a lot of singles. Some good stuff can be found there, though there is a lack of local beers. I saw Duvel, Chimay, Saison Dupont, Corsendonk, St Sebastians, Spaten, and Crispin. They also have some Brooklyn, Abita, and Southern Tier. Not bad for a grocery store but not very impressive over all, though being from the west coast I do get a bit jealous seeing Pumking readily available on the shelf, even if it is several months out of season.
Also noteworthy is the fact that no beer is refrigerated.
jdb288 (98) Wake Forest , North Carolina | February 5, 2014
For a grocery store, you really can’t complain. This place had a much better-than-average bottle selection. As I was visiting from out of state, I was quite interested in the local selection. They had a nice blend of locals with the wider macro stuff; even a cooler full of singles to make your own six pack. I thought the prices were excellent as well. The staff was friendly and quick to point out their favorites.
Very much feels like a whole foods or any other upscale grocery store type place. No apparent service, but it was a quick stop. Pretty decent beer selection though, a nice local selection and some good craft brands. Prices were fair to below average comapared to what I am used to. Nice place in downtown to stop for beer and food.