Good lord. For a southern boy like myself, this enormous store is mind-blowing. Woodman’s has got to be the biggest grocery store I’ve ever even imagined. I loved the cheese section. Anyway, the beer is on the liquor side which is seperated by a chain-link barrier after 9 pm. I discovered this by arriving here at 9:15pm. We came back the next morning to paruse the beer selection. They had all the necessary WI microbrews at a very reasonable price. The selection of bombers and single 12oz. was limited, but still managed to be interesting. I say anyone not familiar with this kind of mega store should come to have their senses overloaded by the vast amount of food then do some beer shopping while he’s at it.
Closest place over the Wisconsin and Illinois border to get some Wisconsin goodness. Stopped in a number of times. A typical Woodman’s with the typical selection but well worth the stop to get New Glarus and what not.
I was in Kenosha for the day for I checked beerfly for the top place around to get NG. I pulled up to this place and right away was impressed with the size. Sadly, it was down hill from there. Almost all the beers are in a cooler which is a huge no no. The beer that was there was over 50% crappy macro stuff. I really went there for the NG. They had a decent selection, 7 regulars but only 2 unpluggeds. The rest of the selection was poor. They had some stone beers but were out of a couple. I would not go here unless you just want to get some NG, has to be better locations out there.
Big dedicated parking lot. This place is primarily a grocery, but has a pretty good beer selection. The six-pack selection is good and there is a small section of singles. Foreign selection is fairly limited. However they did have New Glarus, so I cannot complain. They don’t accept credit cards, but debit does work. Prices are very reasonable here. This was convenient for me because I went to the outlets and picked some beer.
No matter how many times I visit a Woodman’s, I am always in awe ofthe sheer enormity of the place - giant grocery store with attached giant liquor depot (if you’ve ever been to a Woodman’s, they all look identical) - very large selection of Wisconsin craft beers, including mountains of New Glarus products - they obviously know that people are jumping up here from Chicagoland to grab Wisconsin beer - their craft six pack selection is quite impressive, plus they have a decent mix a six for 8.99 - bombers are a little more limited, but still respectable - imports are lean, but that is not why you’re coming here - excellent prices (ex. NG and Capital sixers for 6.99) - ambience is typical of a grocery liquor store - probably the best Woodman’s I’ve been to in terms of selection.
This store is very weak by Woodmans standards, but still far above the level of the average grocery store (even huge ones) for beer selection. They do have a small selection (maybe 20-30 this past weekend) of singles, including Huber Bock in bottles which is not a common site. Less of the limited New Glarus products, and of the more boutique WI brewers (Lake Louie, Lakefront, Viking, Central Waters) than most of the other S. Wisconsin branches of the chain. Still not a bad stop as it’s right on 94.
After being transplanted from Wisconsin I made a run up here to restock on some local beers. Don’t expect any knowledgeable employees to help you out; do your research before coming in. The selection actually seems a bit less than the ones in Madison though still blowing away your typical grocery store (as Woodman’s does in all departments).
If you happen to be in Chicago and have time to make the run this is a good stop for New Glarus, Tyranena, and a few other locals that are not distributed in Illinois. Otherwise continue up to Milwaukee or Madison for a richer selection.
JCB (293) Durham, North Carolina | January 24, 2014
My main man and I rolled up from the north side one fine Saturday. That close to Wisconsin, we had to make the NG pilgrimage. This place was huge, though we only visited the two aisles of importance. Cases and cases of New Glarus stacked everywhere. Sweet Christmas! For those interested, there was plenty of other great looking craft (very much domestic), including other nice Wisconsin breweries like Central Waters, Tyranena, and Ale Asylum. But we filled the vehicle with New Glarus.
Stopped by on the way up to Milwaukee. Absolutely huge store with a pretty big liquor store attached. Clean store, good service. Huge selection of mostly 6 packs and cases, small section of bombers and 750’s. Prices seemed good, especially on the sale items. Overall a great place to load up on some beer, maybe not the best place for the traveler though.