Wonderful, friendly staff. Very good selection. The organization is very logical, on the far wall from the main entrance they have malt liquors, ciders, domestic craft brews, singles, and finally wisconsin craft brews. Adjacent to that wall are the imports. Then 12 packs and larger are around the other walls. The beer also seems to be replenished often, I have not yet had a beer that had peaked from them.
The liquor department alone is the size of a small grocery store. The beer is perfectly orginized. With almost all of it kept cold. They have a decent selction of single and bombers too. The selection is only matched by Discount Liquor. Plus the prices are almost unbeatable.
6 shelves x 50 feet of Wisconsin craft beer alone! The staff has kept me informed of when the new releases come out, and even the distributors who stock the place do the same. Single bottles abound here!
The newly opened gigantic Woodman’s in Oak Creek has a new gigantic liquor store to go with it. Quite a large selection of beer available, lots of Wisconsin & Midwest micros and an excellent selection of Belgian & Belgian style beers. The cooler is filled with six-packs galore, and plenty of bombers and even a few growlers and there’s a very large selection of sampler packs along the back wall and of course tons of macros. There is a build your own six-pack section for domestic beers that’s a little pricey and a little limited (not all the beers in the store). Not that I should be putting in a plug for the grocery store, but wow - check it out if you’ve never been in one, you won’t be disappointed.
When I lived in Madison, Woodman’s was a regular stop for beer. The vast selection, excellent prices, refrigerated stock, and clean atmosphere always kept me coming back. I was a bit worried that this store might not measure up, but it (at least initially) exceeds the Woodman’s in Madison on all counts. One of the things that bothered me slightly about the Woodman’s in Madison is that the singles selection was horribly managed... What could have been the best in the state was sadly a few straggler bottles with no organization whatsoever. But, Oak Creek Woodman’s appears to have a good start on singles with a lot of unique and rare beers broken out... I just hope they keep it up. Overall a fantastic place to go for beer, and although they might not have quite the same beer atmosphere or singles selection as Three Cellars down the road, it’s by far, the best place to shop for six packs in Milwaukee.
An impressive display of open-air coolers full of microbrews. When you stand at one end it looks like those perspective drawings we did in elementary school, the coolers just faded in the distance. Like the Kenosha store, if their whole back wall was dedicated to only US micro beers! It is full of 6ers, bombers, 750’s and singles. Wow. A smaller cooler, about 1/3 size for Euro beers and part of the back cooler is for micro 12’s and cases. Many WI brewers are available. The prefered place to stop in the Oak Creek/Franklin area since 3 Cellars does not open til 3.
jbuzz (43) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | May 19, 2008| Updated July 31, 2009
I have been a fan of Woodman’s for years. But This was the first time i shopped for beer at the Oak Creek Location. I was very happy with the selection. But what makes it so good was that the singles are in the coolers.
Great for picnicing and the like.
My second Wisconsin Woodman’s does a great job of filling in my jones for beers I can’t find in Chicago. Plenty of loose bottles stickered at $9 per build-your-own sixpack. Even the imports are worth checking out, if not for the chance to pick up some cheap-ass generic Baltika brands in a 1.5 liter plastic bottle. And something else I should bring up: the wider variety of cheap mass brews. Sure, we might not care for Genessee Ice, or Hamm’s, or Blatz, whatever, but seeing pallets of these beers stacked in the aisles reminded me how the Chicago market is all tied into the same BMC. Are there no old timers left in Illinois that would want the old and cheap brands, even from our corrupt three tier system?