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8383 Chippewa Rd
phone: (440) 740-0535
(Place added by: PBRstreetgang on 02-08-2006)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 9 | Show All Ratings:
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Grocery store chain appealing to higher end customers. Two nice aisles filled with craft beer from around the country and they have regular tasting events. The mos t notable thing for me was how accommodating they were for single bottles purchases for Ohio. Everywhere else I go in Cleveland has some weird policy, or has a few singles and then the rest are 6ers. These folks were fine with breaking 6 packs and buying what you want. The guy who manages the section is also first class and really knows his stuff.
05-31-2010 16:23:27 |
More by squaremile
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
this particular heinen's has the best selection of all the grocery stores in the area, and the best selection of all the other heinen's locations that i've visited. the only other grocery store that rivals it is the whole foods on cedar, but even they do not have as large of a selection.
like many reviewers have said, this particular heinen's has a well rounded selection of belgian beers and domestic craft brews as well as other scattered imports. the selection includes 12 oz bottles as well as bombers and 750s and the beer isle is divided into a refrigerated and non-refrigerated section, with the majority of the bombers and craft brews on the non-refrigerated side. prices are what you would expect to pay at any local specialty beer shop, with a 6 pack of left hand running for about 10 dollars, for example.
the staff is helpful and knowledgeable. they will sometimes take requests and order beers that they would not otherwise carry. the helpfulness of the heinen's staff has definitely spoiled me into thinking that it is a disservice when a grocery store does not have a beer expert on their staff.
definitely worth a visit if you are on this part of town and looking for a good selection.
06-30-2009 18:19:18 |
More by ClevoPiwo
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is probably the best selection at a Heinens that I've been to! Nøgne Ø (until I bought it), JW Lees, Oak Aged Yeti, last years Insanity were all represented as were quite a few other impressive brews. I was on my way to a beer festival so I had to calm myself and ended up setting a few bottles down, but still managed to get a few nice ones! Check this one out if your are driving on 77 as its not far off the highway, it is definitely worth it. Not only do they have a pretty impressive inventory but its pretty large compared to the other Heinens store.
03-10-2009 04:19:09 |
More by drgonzo3705
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great store. This is a high end grocery store, well lit, clean, and friendly staff. They actually have a great selection for a grocery store. They had a couple of holiday mix packs from a couple of local breweries. They had a good selection of singles in 12oz. and 22oz. bottles. They have 1 isle of room temp beers and the other side of the isle is refrigerated beer.
Here's a list of some of what I found:
Bear Republic - good selection
Unibrou - basics
Stone - basics
Delerium - basics
Bells - basics
Chimay - red white and blue
Trappistes Rochefort - 8 & 10
What I bought:
12oz. Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - $2.59
12oz. Left Hand Milk Stout - $1.99
12oz. Bells Winter White Ale - $1.99
22oz. 3 Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA - $9.99
If you're in the neighborhood, stop in and get some good beer. If you're not, it's a nice place to visit once but i wouldn't seek it out again because there are too many other beer stores in the area with the same if not better selection.
12-11-2007 03:58:17 |
More by jeffmonarch
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Visited based on current beerfly reviews and was very pleasantly surprised. My biggest surprise was Yulesmith. Also pleasantly surprised to find 7-7-7 Vertical Epic Ale. A very wide selection including; Founders, Southern Tier, Boulder, Stone, Weyerbacher, FFF, Legunitas, Bear Republic, Rogue, Great Lakes, Thirsty Dog, and many more, including a decent selection of Belgians. The prices were very reasonable and they had many single bottles available for $1.99. This is certainly worth checking out if you're in the area.
08-19-2007 01:43:43 |
More by atsprings
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
It's a grocery store, a pretty classy one at that. They load your bags in your car for you.
The beer selection is pretty damn good for a grocery store, They had Speedway Stout, Dreadnaught, Southern Tier, Great Lakes, Weyerbacher, Beer Republic and much more. Beers are available cold and at room temp.
The service is pretty good, Both times, I went in there a guy helped me find what I was looking for. If you are around the area, its definitely worth stopping in.
Oh yeah and the prices are pretty cheap
06-28-2007 02:10:38 |
More by Reed415
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
As good as this place had been, Mike and Tim, their heralded Beer Guys, are stepping it up.
There is now a much broader selection of Belgians - Chimay (red, white, blue), Rocheforts (8 & 10), Orval, Duchesse de Bourgogne, Piraat, full array of Lindeman lambics, Deliriums, Corsendonk (dark & pale), Tripple Karmeliet, St Bernardus Abt 12, Saison DuPont and more. Yes..I'm into Belgians!
Also a wide range of Samuel Smith's Tadcasters and even Thomas Hardy's Ale.
Stone, Avery, Lagunitas, Bell's, Left Hand, Dogfish Head, Clipper City, Great Lakes and more.
I rated "service" as a "4.5". What?!? For a grocery store?!?! I had the chance to discuss their recent evolution with Tim and suggested that Duchesse would be a fine addition, consistent with their high-end goals. Four days later, it was on the shelves!
Tastings three times a week! I may live too close to these guys.
A grocery store isn't going to get much better than this!!
04-14-2007 20:28:24 |
More by BierDave
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
This is rumored to be the flagship store of the Heinen's chain, and if that is true, they deserve the title. Easily a better place to shop for beer than most liquor stores, especially if you visit the day of a hosted beer tasting.
All the staff members are pleasent, and the beer/wine/liquor manager orders a variety of high quality beer rather than focusing soley on what sells. I made a suggestion to an employee; and one week later there was beer from two of the three breweries I mentioned. Many of the staff are knowledagable, even outside of the wine and beer department.
The beer aisle is double-sided; half being refrigerated and the other half grocery-shelf; which is about equal in size to the wine department. They offer a constantly rotating choice of singles. On the racks you'll find shelf talkers for your fancy lambics and belgian ales... did I mention they have a water-cooling device used to rapidly chill bottles?
The selection and corresponding price of their beer is astonishing for a grocery store. Over 200 craft beers include several local breweries, a huge array of imports, with both popular and rare domestics; Trappist ales; not to mention an excellent choice of Bombers and 750's. All this at very reasonable prices.
High-end supermarkets capitalizing on the growing demand for craft beer is becoming a common occurance. Often, the best place to pick-up a good deal on your favorite micro-brew or rare import, is the same place you do your grocery shopping. The beer and cheese sampling is a near daily occurance as of late. This place has impressed me enough return here in favor of other liquor stores in the immediate area.
03-30-2006 06:12:27 |
More by PBRstreetgang
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
First - this is a grocery store, not just a beer/liquor store.
Second - great selection on beers here. In the winter months you can get some great seasonal beers (Dogfish Punkin Ale / Shipyard Pumpkinhead). Throughout the year there are the Alpha Kings and a lot of Great Lakes beer. Once, I actually found the 90 Minute IPA here.
Third - I don't know about you, but I buy a six pack warm so that I can rotate my collection of beer in my fridge. At Heinen's, they have 2 rows of beer, the refrigaration unit and the aisle without.
Great place to buy beer. Oh, and the food is good too.
03-27-2006 17:42:20 |
More by DuqTroops
Heinen's in Brecksville, OH
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