This is a good stop relatively close to Chicago for a few things available up in Wisconsin that you can’t get here. New Glarus and Oskar Blues spring to mind, immediately, and there is a good micro selection besides. Not much in singles but the sixers are almost all kept cold and ready to go. My favorite part about this place is it always has these weird pale lagers that you never see anywhere else but it seems to be less the case now than before. Still, if you want to try and Old Style Genuine Draft, this is still the place to go.
Stopped in when we visited Chicago a couple years back. Had to get me some NG beers. I actually called a few week ahead and had them order in some stuff for me. I arrived and there was a few cases with my name on it. Great place. Nice selection of craft.
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.
Fantastic grocery store that is about 3 football fields long, and has a great beer selection considering its location. I’ve been coming here for years, and it’s my go to place to stock up on New Glarus beers along with other breweries I can’t get in the Chicagoland area (AleSmith, Weyerbacher, Alaskan). Value is incredible here, all NG six packs are $7, and the expensive imports are relatively reasonable. Debit cards/cash only is something I definitely respect to, helps keeps those prices low. Great place.
JCB (282) 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.
This is it in extreme SE Wisconsin.
It’s an icon for food shopping - and it’s a great place for booze but especially WI beer.
Nothing else needs be said but New Glarus.
I now live far away, and no one has heard of this place that I’ve know of for almost 20 yrs.
Now there’s O’so, Central Waters, my friends at Lakefront (which is available up and Down the Eastern Seaboard), Capital (the same as LF), Ale Asylum, Tyrannea...
It’s Woodman’s, whether it’s Madison, Kenosha, and now Aurora.
Raspberry Tart, (Wisconsin Belgian Red) Serendipity, Strawberry Rhubarb
Woodman’s has an excellent selection of all kind of beers. They have one wall with coolers dedicated to micro and craft beers, broken down by Wisconsin beers, mid-west and national. Another wall of coolers is dedicated to 12pks and cases of macro beers. Then there’s a third wall of coolers dedicated to national macros, and international beers. They also let you build your own six-pack. Their prices are very reasonable, and if you buy four six packs from the same brewery the usually knock a dollar off each six-pack.
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.
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.