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375 N Maple Rd
phone: (734) 827-5000
(Place added by: knight84 on 06-29-2008)
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quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This is a well-designed newish supermarket, similar in feel to Whole Foods Market. Beer is past the registers, center aisle to the left, then mostly on the right-hand side with warm shelves and micros in the cooler. Imports were in a separate cooler, near the wine. The beer aisle was clean and well lit, with a humongous fan rotating overhead. This seemed to be one of the better micro selections in the area, with full lines of Jolly Pumpkin, Bells, Dark Horse, Arbor, Founders, Arcadia, etc. Even some limited Arbor beers and JP/Stone/Nogne bottles. Focus on local and organic products. Some interesting Belgians on the warm shelves, typical imports in the cooler. Even some interesting locally produced meads from B. Nektar (buckwheat, vanilla cinnamon). Prices were about the lowest of the 3 stores we visited in town. Cases of fresh 2 Hearted were stacked on the floor, on sale for $8/six, were too good to pass up. A clerk was on the floor and asked us if we needed any specific help. Checkout was fast and friendly. Recommended stop, close to 94.
01-04-2009 00:12:33 |
More by emerge077
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
This is kind of a Whole Foods wanna-be, actually more similar in size and scope to a Trader Joes perhaps. They stock a good selection of beers, wide enough to find something for any taste but nothing TOO hard to find elsewhere (Detroit). A goodly number of MI beers (Dark Horse, Jolly Pumpkin, Bells, Founders, Shorts, etc), no Kuhnhenns when I stopped by unfortunately. A lot of Belgians, some bordering on obscure.
The prices were a bit higher than Whole Foods in general, by about $1 per sixer. But also lots of MI beers were on sale, bringing the price on those to just a little lower than competitors.
I miss Bello Vino. In its absence Plum Market will have to do.
02-05-2010 00:51:39 |
More by TurdFurgison
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Plum Market, located on the western outskirts of Ann Arbor. We maneuvered our way their en route to the downtown brewpub scene.
Quality: The store is laid out nicely, dumping all shoppers into the produce section. That segues into the butcher area, follwed by the beer and wine area. Wine gets more attention, much more, but there is an aisle dedicated to the barley. Also, near the sushi bar, a singles cooler is loaded.
Service: No service sought out, until checkout. I didn't see anyone wandering around.
Selection: At first I stocked up on sikpacks of everything, only to engage in a walk of shame as I carried them back after spotting the singles area. Shorts beers are in abundance, including Huma Lupa, Bellaire Brown, Pandemonium, and Anniversary Wheat Wine (I'll take a sixer of that blood orange wheatwine, thank you). I also grabbed some Bourbon County Stout, Lake Erie Monster, and an Arbor wild ale. A great haul.
If you are visiting the AA area, Plum Market should be your first and last stop.
06-12-2010 00:57:53 |
More by akorsak
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
abanton showed me this place in a recent visit to Ann Arbor for the La Roja GR release.
This is a small, "Whole Foods" type market that from the outside you wouldn't expect a great craft selection. Adam led me over to the beer isle, and I was very impressed. A really nice range of beers from great German Hefe's to Belgian Quads like Rochefort 10, St. Bernardus Abt 12, and some a decent selection of Belgian sours. They have a very good Michigan craft selection, and fairly reasonably priced.
The next time I am in the area, I will be sure to stop in. Nice, clean, friendly place.
12-22-2011 15:37:41 |
More by MarcatGSB
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
We stopped in here over the Xmas holidays on our way downtown to hit a couple of pubs. The beer section is oddly split in two, The majority of the bottles are in the center of the store (near the wine) and comprised 4&6 packs stored in coolers as well as room temperature singles. For cold singles, there is a cooler near the sushi counter -- if you buy 6 singles you get 10% off. There is a nice selection of Michigan brews including Shorts, Bell's, Founders, New Holland, Arcadia, as well as a bunch of smaller brewers (like Arbor Brewing) that are rarely heard of out of state. Plenty of foreign and regional/national stuff to keep you interested too, lots of Belgians, Dieu du Ciel, Dogfish, Stone, etc. We had no interaction with staff during our visit, which didn't surprise us since this is primarily a grocery store. Still, the checkout clerk was friendly enough. We didn't find the selection overwhelming, but everyone in my party found something they were excited to purchase, and overall the prices were fair.
01-12-2011 21:26:52 |
More by DrJay
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
When I visited: March 2012.
What I bought: Bell’s Hop Slam and Hell Hath No Fury, Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial and Madrugada Obscura, Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine 2012, Brasserie Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux, Goose Island Fleur.
What I liked: Sizeable variety of bombers at fair prices. Good European selection with several rarities. Tons of refrigerated sixers and singles from Great Lakes, Lagunitas, Victory, North Peak, Short’s, and Flying Dog.
What I disliked: Less service-oriented than The Wine Seller, have to watch for out-of-code stock.
Would I go back? Definitely.
Overall Rating: 86
07-22-2012 18:30:29 |
More by cratez
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $
possibly a diamond in the rough, this upscale-ish grocery hides a decent selection of good beer, clean conditions, and modest prices. the shelves are nicely organised and clean, with minimal dust on low-selling bottles, and quite a few local offerings from the area.
service is what one would expect from a grocery store; the occasional clerk with the standard inquiries.
selection is good for a grocery store, with attention paid to local offerings and a nice selection of Belgians, as well as English brews.
overall, worth a stop for people in the area, or those looking for local offerings.
01-03-2009 17:28:54 |
More by botham
quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | $
I wasnt sure what to expect here, Ive never heard of a Plum Market. It turned out to be a Whole Foods kinda place.
The beer was hard to find. I wandered around the store before I saw a display of the run of the mill Jolly Pumpkin stuff. I thought I must be close to the beer but it was still half way across the store.
Anyway, once I found where they keep the beer, I was pleasantly surprised. Lots of bombers with a nice representation of MI stuff. Arbor, Arcadia, Kuhnhenn (but only Imperial Olde Brune), Short's and Belgians like Cantillon are segregated. The nice thing is that they have lots of nice glassware that is all set out next to its respective brewery. There were also amazing Weihenstephan ceramic steins, Tripel Karmeliet tulips (which are very impressive I might add), lots of various Unibroue glasses and some others peppered in the shelf.
Then, further down, there is an open produce style cooler that holds all 12 oz singles for mix and matching.
Prices seemed low. Much lower than Whole Foods. The price tags show list price and then how much they charge.
This place is worth visiting. If not for the good beer then for the great selection of elegant glassware.
07-26-2010 01:19:27 |
More by MbpBugeye
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
While visiting Ann Arbor this is a good place to make a stop for beer. They are strong on Michigan beers and lots of the stock is kept refrigerated. Everything I checked with a date on it was within code.
In the store there are two locations for beer. Along one wall with the refrigerated bottles of wine is a refrigerated case with a wide variety of singles if that is what you are looking for. Then more to the middle of the store there is a refrigerated case with six and four packs. They had the full range of Bell's, some Dragonmead, Arcadia, and even some stock from some quite small Michigan breweries, e.g., Mackinaw Summer Love Wheat.
On the other side of that same aisle there are several shelf units with a wide range of imports running from Belgians such as the Rocherfort beers and a variety of Lambics, Gueuzes and Krieks (e.g., Lindemans, Hanssens, Oud Beersel) on to some quite nice German beers (e.g., Wehenstephaner, etc.).
One of the clerks went out of her way to be of assistance and when I had a question she made it a point to introduce me to the beer manager so we could chat.
After I made my selection and got in line I was particularly impressed by the fact that one of the checkout clerks spotted us waiting and immediately came over and asked us if we wanted to check out using his register. Nice touch.
07-30-2011 18:38:37 |
More by drtth
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Fine selection of local, national and international brews here. The intermationals seem to favor Germany and UK. Rare beers come thru: I just picked up a sixer of Shorts Strawberry Shorts Cake and a six pack of Greenbush Distorter. Very knowledgable beer guy mentioned KBS and some other rarities coming thru at other times. Founders Mango with habanero was on the shelf.
Given the volume and variety, the store has far too little shelf space devoted to beer, and the aisle was quite crowded with piles of cases in front of the beer coolers and shelves.
Value for beer actually seems good, but being from out of state it is hard to tell. As a reference, Unibroue bombers were $7.99. Most food items, on the other hand, are premium priced. This place almost makes Whole Foods look cheap. Hence the compromise $$$ rating.
08-06-2013 18:11:42 |
More by chinchill
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