Decent selection with some pretty top notch stuff for a grocery store. Some hard to find stuff as well. Singles were sorted by style to make browsing easier. Pricing was reasonable. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
A decent-sized independent with some great features. First, the beer section rep Lee provided some of the best service I’ve ever received. He guided me through some locals and harder to find beers. I spent way more than I wanted to so I guess he did a good job? The prices seemed fair. We also picked up some fancy organic produce in the market side and my wife enjoyed their coffee.
Pilgrims is a natural food market with an extensive beer and wine selection. Their bottle selection is largely devoted to 12 oz bottles of craft and imported beers. They also have a somewhat small (but good) selection of bombers and 750s. When I want to get a bunch of good beers for a good price, I go to Pilgrim’s. If it’s bigger bottles I’m looking for, I go to Enoteca. Both are great!
Since my initial review, their large format bottle section has increased in size and they now offer beers on tap for growler fills. Lee is super knowledgeable about beer and Sarah knows her wines. This place just keeps getting better.
It is a health food super market, with a massive selection of beer, and wine. They have all selections, IPA’s, sours, stouts, meads, you name it. Service is excellent, there always seems to be someone there to ask you if you need any help, and very knowledgeable, which is rare, i almost always know more about the beer than the person i am asking, but not here. Free tastings, growlers, love this place!
This is a real nice upscale/organic/etc market. Very much a local joint in the vein of Whole Foods. The beer selection is really solid. A large single section with cans, bottles, large format singles, four packs, sixes, etc. They also have four taps for growler fills. The selection has quite a few Idaho brewers and is filled out by PNW brewers. The employee I interacted with was rather knowledgeable and friendly. The singles are generally sorted by style with markers letting you know where each section starts. My wife enjoyed the rather large cider section. A really solid store and would come back if I were a local.
Great store with a really good selection of local, Mountain, PNW along with some other US & European brews. Prices are very reasonable, with the option of making your own 6 packs. Beers are displayed in styles as you walk along the coolers, and didn’t see any old outdated beers, either. Didn’t get any help from the staff as I didn’t need any, although I was asked. Staff at checkout were happy enough and commented on the amount of beers I purchased (36 bottles) and got a nice discount for ’bulk buying’. Definite place to visit in Coeur d’Alene.
DuffMan (349) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | August 23, 2011
Great store, essentially a local version of a Whole Foods Market. Great beer selection with MUCH better prices than WFM, and the option of building your own 6-packs. Super helpful staff, and best of all, I was given a 15% discount at checkout! I’ll be back for sure.
Very nice selection of beer here. Everything was available and priced by the single bottle. Lots of 12oz local stuff, Ninkasi, Goose Island, some Mikkeller, Deschutes, DFH, I was surprised by the amount of bottles. Not as good a selection as Enoteca in the next town over, but still impressive and prices were a little better than Enoteca. The guy working in the beer section was very knowledgable and helpful and was willing to bring in cases of things I may want.....Another visit, this place is awesome, the service is the best I’ve ever seen at a grocery store type place, shit the service and knowledge is better here than a lot of specialty beer stores I’ve been to. There was a lady working in the beer/wine area this time and she was very friendly and informative. I can always come here and find 10-20 new beers it seems, and buy them all by the single bottle which is one of my determining factors on how much I’m going to spend(generally more if singles are available).