Pretty typical for TJ’s, except that there’s a nice little stand for singles with no up-charge, which I personally think is great and the way it should be. This obviously isn’t a beer DESTINATION, but chances are you’re gonna be here from time to time if you live around here, and while you’re here, might as well look for a few beers.
FWIW, all the cans I picked up (from Madtree, Warped Wing, and Rhinegeist) were all really fresh, within 2 weeks of canning.
Busy suburban strip mall location. Somewhat small but decent selection of good standards from Great Lakes,Sierra Nevada, Samuel Smith, etc., plus a number of okay to quite decent beers brewed for TJ’s by other brewers (avoid the Gordon Biersch stuff). The house beers are a good value, and when I was there recently that had broken some six packs open to offer single bottles at prices as good or better than other other bottle shops that offer singles. I wish they varied/rotated some of their selections a bit more often but it’s still a worthwhile stop if you’re in the area.
I had read the reviews of how small the selection was and still I was disappointed. WOW, what a small selection albeit 100% non-macro. Also disappointed that they didn’t have the trader Joe’s vintage ales. On the bright side I got a great deal on seven average beers I’ve never had before. If I go back its for the fresh produce and inexpensive wine not the beer.
I’ve been here a ba’jillion times and their beer selection will not be the highlight of your journey. Some decent stuff...the Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout 4-pack always cracks me up because I know 90% of the customers have no idea that is one of the better imperial stouts on the market. Likewise, I barely know shit about their more-than-decent wine selection, but I am learning! Come for the food selection and great staff--not so much for the beer.
Small but good selection of craft beers in an enjoyable grocery store location. Plenty of unique food finds before you reach the far back corner beer area. Some Chimay, Sam Smith, but mostly beers brewed by contract for TJ’s. Not always great finds, but prices are as reasonable as you’ll find most anywhere. Very friendly service.
Like any other Trader Joe’s, the Cincinnati store (Kenwood) devotes more relative space and effort than other national markets to beer. The beer aisle generally has some interesting stuff, and the selection rotates frequently. A lot of local and regional brews are represented here, so you’ll find plenty of Christian Moerlein, Great Lakes, Hudepohl, and so forth. The house brand beer is generally worth trying out, too. The make-your-own-6 pack feature is nice and I wish more places did this.