I was here on vacation in Feb 2006 and made a stop. I was able to get quite a bit of stuff not available in MN, such as DFH 60 & 90 min, DFH Chicory Stout, DFH Indian Brown, DFH Raisin D Etre, DFH Shelter Pale Ale, Ommegang & Ommegang Hennepin. Big store.
A real mixed bag. Positive: Fantastic selection that is unlike anything I can find in hometown Toronto. Negative: they neglect their beers & happily sell old beers & damaged cans. Positive: there’s always a ton of new beers for me to try & an enviable selection of seasonals. Negative: they clearly pay their employees shit cuz they are miserable cranks who appear to be high on their own supply. A mixed bag: great selection; miserable employees; terrible care for their products.
Big dedicated parking lot. Most of the beer is the two rows on the far left aisles. You can break up any six-pack, lots of singles. They have several people working at these places and they try, but finding someone that can really help you is pretty tough. Pricing seemed fair, selection is pretty good.
Nice beer selection and ok prices but what made me mad this year was they were selling Bells Hop slam for $22.99 a six pack where down the road at ABC they had it for $17.99 . Seems to me they were taking advantage of people and I was shocked to see that, In Pgh Pa. It was than $60.00 a case but at total wine $92.00. When you go there know your prices.
Well, I thought that I hit the jackpot with the number of beers and ability to buy singles. I ended up with some IPAs that were very old and tasted horrible. I know it was my own fault for not seeing the bottle dates but sometimes they are difficult to find when printed on the neck.
Great selection though and I certainly got some fresh bottles as well so all was not lost.
It’s the total wine theorem: if total wine is the highest rated spot in your area then you live in a beer desert. Like the Naples location this one has less gaiety and fewer numbers of beer than a typical total wine location. Of course the advantage of total wine is that stuff doesn’t sit on the shelves too long and they sell individual bottles of everything.
Feels like mid size version of a total wine store. Beer selection is good with many local choices. Aisle is small and was littered with stuff which made it difficult to look for singles. Help was also not as avail ble as with others of this chain
acearl (3) The Ham, Pennsylvania | February 9, 2012
From out of town, I enjoyed myself and the selection, fair price, a non ee helped me with my selections, would return