I’ve been shopping here for years and just realized, it’s never been rated. There are only two good places to buy take-out beer in Missoula, and this is one of them. There is a large cooler full of domestic microbrews and imported beers from Belgium, Scandinavia, Germany, England and a few other countries. There is also a large display of uncooled beers, some not duplicated in the cooler. They carry almost all of the Montana beers. For some reason, they usually even have a couple rare and excellent beers that I can’t find in large cities like San Francisco and Chicago. There is also a pretty good deli, groceries and cigars, along with friendly service.
Stopped in here while chugging along I-90. Awesome deli and beer store. As soon as I headed toward the beer cases, two employees asked me if I needed help. They all seemed pretty beer savvy. Selection was very good as well with tons of regionals, locals, and just plain good beer. Well worth the stop!
Plenty of craft beers, foreign and domestic, regional and local. Probably 150 bottles in all. Several dozen wines (at least). They seem to have packaged food as well as offering food service, but that’s not why I was here. It seems to be one of those convenience stores that’s grown to be a specialty market through the years, and beer and wine appear to be part of that success. They attract all kinds of customers from around town, but judging by the staff and some of their friends, it kinda seems like ski bums might be a big part of the demographic.
Some of the beers are out at room temperature, but most are in coolers. They have quite a few noteworthy european beers, as well as lots of coastal craft beers and tons of stuff from the PNW, especially MT.
Awesome prices. No sales tax. Beer nerds, this is your Missoula bottle shop.
We stopped in here on our trip west and I’m glad we did. A nice corner grocery and sandwich shop. The selection of beer is pretty solid but not outstanding. Lots of locals, PNW brews, and a fair amount of imports. The only drawback is the single basket is very limited and nothing you’d real want (I saw a couple Coors Lights in there). Service was really good with the cashier asking a few times if he could help and then talking to me about my selections and giving me good advice for the next good locals I should try. Everyone who worked there that afternoon was real friendly. We grabbed a couple sandwiches- both were excellent. I asked if there was a good park nearby and was given great directions to Greenough park, where we enjoyed the sandwiches and drinks. All in all, a real nice grocer with great service and a good selection of beer. Your best bet in the area.
One of my favorite places to go in Missoula, so I can stock up on beers I can’t find on the other side of the state. Many Montana and regional beers to choose from, as well as imports. Many 22oz bottles, plus select 6-packs. Many beers that I haven’t found elsewhere, at least of places I’ve been to in the state. Never tried the food from the deli, so I just ranked that in the middle. I easily drop over $50 every time I visit. I can spend a ton of time in there pouring over every beer, to decide just what is coming home with me. I found several limited release beers there last time - ones that I’ve not found in other stores in the state.
Great place to stop at in Missoula. Service was excellent and the selection of beer was the best in town. Lots of domestic craft beer and a respectable selection of imports as well. Pleased to see Aventinus on the shelf.
We left Flathead brew where we had lunch and got into our car. I checked the GPS to see where Wordens was. It stated 0.0 mi away. I looked around and sure enough it was right there across the street from Flathead. Perfect! Went into the grocery market where we were happily greeted by a self proclaimed beer lover who worked there. Man, he was friendly and attentive and very very helpful. I walked out of there with lots of beer that are for the most part stored cold. I look forward to coming back. Super friendly people here.