Stopped in here for a bit of dinner as it was across the street from my hotel. Surprised to find a nice beer selection! Several taps with some nice local stuff including a Jolly Pumpkin exclusive. Large bottle selection with less common stuff. Lots of foreign as well as local and domestic. The guy working beer was very friendly and helpful and the whole staff was cheerful. Solid prices, parking is fine. Nice surprise!
Good selection, lots of singles and large import bottles. Price can be slightly higher than other places nothing out of the ordinary. Great place, and the wine selection + great food selection (i.e. various lamb options at the butcher counter) is a bonus.
Extremely friendly staff, more than willing to order a few beers for me that they didn’t stock. I was super impressed with that - two days later it was on the shelf. On top of all that the beer prices were lower than almost all the liquor stores I’ve been to in the surrounding area. Their Blake’s Cider was only ~$8 for 750ml bottles and most of the Jolly Pumpkin 750ml bottles were 20-30% less than at the actual jolly pumpkin restraunt on main street. Highly recommended.
cratez (256) Toronto, Ontario | June 12, 2012| Updated June 15, 2012
When I visited: March 2012.
What I bought: Bell’s Hop Slam and Hell Hath No Fury, Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial and Madrugada Obscura, Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine 2012, Brasserie Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux, Goose Island Fleur.
What I liked: Sizeable variety of bombers at fair prices. Good European selection with several rarities. Tons of refrigerated sixers and singles from Great Lakes, Lagunitas, Victory, North Peak, Short’s, and Flying Dog.
What I disliked: Less service-oriented than The Wine Seller, have to watch for out-of-code stock.
Would I go back? Definitely.
Overall Rating: 86
stopped by here on the way out of town, not really worth my time... a nice store reminds me of a Whole Foods clone but similar prices... the selection was ok, standard Belgians and locals, mostly 6 picks, not many singles... did have a nice selection of B. Nektar
My beer store of choice in Ann Arbor and not just because it’s a 3 minute drive!
There’s a great selection of beer, half or more of which is refrigerated, and the prices are very reasonable.
Large varieties of mead, belgians (lambic included), regional and local craft beer offerings can be found at the store. Refrigerated singles & select 750’s are available too, but are separated from the bulk of the beer. Several types of glassware fill in the shelves and informative tags + publications (Michigan Beer Guide) are on display as well.
Overrall, a great place I would recommend to any beer lover within SE Michigan, but grab stuff while you see it because it doesn’t last long!