Big grocery store. Long refrigerated wall of beer. In fact, there is no unrefrigerated beer to speak of. There isnít much of a selection of American craft singles; most of it is exclusively in 6 packs. Thereís a make your own six pack section, but like in many beer stores that have that type of setup, the only beers available for the make your six pack are the crappy beers theyíre trying to get rid of. There are some singles of some German and Russian brews, and as has been mentioned by others, prices are noticeably lower than in most places. Worth going there just to get some staples for less. They have a pretty wide selection of New Glarus sixers and also have both the Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart for $6.99 a bottle.
For the area, this is as good as it gets. They have the most beer to choose from.. prices are reasonable and they tend to have a lot of whatever is in stock. Unfortunately they donít really stock the specialty or higher-end seasonal releases. They tend towards more common styles and the more popular lines. You can find Victory, Founders, Bellís, some others... randomly a new brewery will pop up with one selection. then vanish again.
Their imports section is wierd. With beers from China, Vietnam, Mexico and then Westmalle, Aventinus, Sam Smithís.
Their singles selection has been drastically cut after guys like me started mixing Storm King with Founders Centennial to make a 6-pack for $7.49. Now theyíve reduced it to the weakest of each brewers beers. You can get plenty of the worst of each brand if you want.. but no more steals.
Wisconsin breweries arenít all here. You can get Tyranena, New Glarus, Capital, Falls Brewing and Sand Creek.. thatís it. No Lake Louie, no Central Waters, no South Shore and a couple others.
There was only one employee working in the entire store. I called ahead and they told me they had the best selection in GB, which they did not. They had more beer than Ridgeview but less quality. They also limited their single bottle selection which was very dissapointing. The one employee that was present was not overly knowledgeable either. They did have some Great Lakes brews which was a plus but other than that nothing special.
Very nice selection of macros, some stuff that I had never seen back home. There really wasnít alot of help. The make your own six pack didnít really have great beers to choose from, but you can try some different New Glarus if you like. This is probably a good stop for college kids that are looking to buy on the cheaper end, but they are also a few nice surprises for the more sophisticated beer drinker. This is worth a stop if your in the area.
Itís not as good as my local Woodmanís in Oak Creek, but itís still a very good beer store. Almost everything in coolers is a big plus and the coolers lined the wall of this very large store. The usual expected Midwest and National brands plus a few others like Bar Harbor, Hinterland and Madison River that donít make it into Milwaukee market. A small singles sections but perhaps the largest assortment of sampler packs Iíd ever seen. Prices in line with what I expect from Woodmans.
I wasnít even going to go to this place considering the ratings, but it was right off the highway, so I stopped in - I was pleasantly surprised - first of all, itís probably the biggest grocery store Iíve ever seen, and the liquor store inside of it is pretty darn big, too - as far as selection is concerned, they didnít really have many imports, but their selection of regional craft beer was quite nice - the only brewer missing was lake louie, and I found some central waters stuff that I wasnít able to find in other stores - their prices were quite reasonable, too - 7.69 for a six of Kalamazoo Stout, for example - Green Bay might not be the greatest place for beer hunting, but if youíre in town and want local beer, this place wonít disappoint you - however, some of the employees were a bit rude.
Juelze (27) Green Bay, Wisconsin | July 19, 2005| Updated May 29, 2006
If you live in Green Bay, WI and you love great beer then this is the place for you! Has the beers seperated by country (Russia, Belgian, Japanese, Austrialian, German, American). Notables are Westmalle, Chimay, Ayinger, Bells, Founders, New Glarus, Weihenstephaner, Ommegang, Paulaner, Hoegaarden, Fransiskaner, Goose Island, Sierra Nevada, Victory plus pretty much every Wisconsin brewer is listed here. There are "create your own" 6 packs as well which I believe are $7.69. Stock of the singles varies, I believe itís whatever bottles arenít broken in shipping but who knows how it rotates. Generally youíll find some great beers in there though. Macros are seperated and do not intertwine with the elite beers. Also has another enourmous cooler with 24packs and 12packs as well. Great place for liquor too!