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The Andersons General Store
$$ - reasonable
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7000 Bent Tree Blvd
phone: (614) 766-9500
(Place added by: Dogbrick)
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quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This place is reasonably easy to find from I-270; there are even driving directions on their website. It certainly is a general store, and considering the average size of a department within, beer gets its fair share of space.
The selection is not large, but it is diverse. You will find GLBC seasonals for a couple weeks or so after more mainstream outlets have run out. As other seasonals come and go, stock is rotated accordingly, so if you see an interesting seasonal item, you better grab it because it won't be there next time (this also includes gift packs). 22oz bombers of several varieties of Rogue and Stone are reasonably priced. Deus is there. There's also a selection of Columbus brews, but they're not available as single bottles, six-packs only. Belgian Flanders, lambics, trappists, Asian lagers are also easily found.
Service is there if you need it. The only problem I've ever had is upon checkout, where inevitably something fails to scan. Store clerks are helpful if you can find them, and they'll even give you cardboard wine crates to hold your bombers.
Prices overall are reasonable, but I've not yet escaped the store without laying down at least $100 on a decent-sized haul. Definitely worth a visit if you're on the north end of Columbus.
02-02-2007 17:14:36 |
More by jkaufman
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Andersons has everything you can think of, which is good since I am always thinking of a good brew. They are heavily stocked with a great selection at fair prices. I have never found a bargain here, but they aren't priced more than any other store. It is hit and miss with the staff, they are all willing to help but some are more knowledgable than others. They have lots of beers from all over ie stone, bells, flying dog, rogue, goose island, etc. They carry seasonals and local beer. This is definitely worth checking out if you are in the area, you can't go wrong with this place.
12-23-2006 22:28:24 |
More by wingman14
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A general store should have everything. Why not beer?
My wife and I live in Pittsburgh, but because I grew up in Columbus we come out here often, and a stop at The Andersons is mandatory every weekend we come back. They do an excellent job of stocking micros and imports, even going to the trouble of getting what they can of limited releases. Their seasonal selection is always phenomenal. And the guys who work the beer/wine section seem to know a great deal about what they have on the shelves.
An aside: If you like the vino, I've never come across a better selection in Columbus. Period.
11-06-2006 02:02:28 |
More by unclecrappy
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
A short jaunt off of W Dublin-Granville The Anderson's General Store is an impressive site.
Full of nearly everything you could want, including a massive array of beer and wine.
4's, 6's, 12's, Singles, 22's, and 750's of almost everything I could ever want. A ton of offerings from Rogue, including Old Crusty, Impy Stout, and Imperial Pilsner in the 750 bottles. Alot of Stone, GLBC, Flying Dog, and I was quite impressed to see Deus there. Alot of this stuff was very reasonably priced and I even picked up a 12 oz single of '02 Old Crusty for 2 bucks and some change. Was impressed to see some Thomas Hardy's sitting there for the taking as well. I couldn't believe this beer selection was out in the middle of nowhere in a general store.
Definitely going to come back here on my next visit and pick up some more things. I was limited to Blackout Stout, Old Crusty and Rogue XS Impy Stout. I could have a hey-day in here with a little bit bigger bankroll.
Check it out if you're in the Columbus area.
05-14-2006 07:01:18 |
More by trep
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
The Anderson's has just about every beer that you would put on your wish list. Some things are a bit pricier than other places I've been to, but overall a good place to find what you want.
I gave it a 3 on service, because they don't have a lot of people around with a knowledge of beer. If you ask them about a beer and whether or not they can get it, they might not be able to answer the question(or even recognize the beer)ie. Sierra Nevada Bigfoot.
If your in Columbus I would definately recommend going here, it would be worth the traffic you would face on Sawmill Rd. to find a damn good selection like they have. (I still prefer the Kenny Rd. market the most)
11-15-2005 03:18:05 |
More by metallistout
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
OK, this place is not really a beer store, it's a general store (think old school version of Wal-Mart). You can get anything from auto supplies to toilets to groceries, but I only enter with 2 things in mind: butcher shop and beer.
The beer selection is astounding, with an endcap of Belgians and another of U.K. There's a row of domestic swill and a row of micro goodness, but the endcaps are where it's at. At christmas time there are even more selections offered in gift packs.
This is the place to find beer in Northwest Columbus.
07-17-2005 15:46:43 |
More by TurdFurgison
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Located a short distance from where I work this place makes it very tough to stay away from on my way home. For a "general store" it'll blow ones mind to see the selection of bombers, 6'ers, singles and even a huge 120oz Hauffbrau House. Three full rows (6 shelving units) of local and european selections will surely keep one occupied while shopping. The gentlemen of the Beer and Wine section go out of thier way to help with questions and will even tell you the next shipment date of certain seasonals.
08-07-2004 17:07:50 |
More by Ahhdball
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
This store has single handedly helped me progress in my quest to expand my beer horizons. The end aisles have a cool selection of craft brews with a nice variety of stouts, german beers, belgians, and other hard-to-finds. Anderson's has a great selection of porters and pretty much everything from Bell's and Great Lakes. Even though the store caters to the wine community, it is definitely a great place to select from a fine variety of craft beer. Service is tough to beat too. Apparently they have store representatives that go "under cover" and shop. If the employees don't help out the "secret shoppers" then they get knocked off in their performance reviews. Kind of sneaky but it definitely helps for the less experienced yet still discriminating beer buyer
06-04-2004 02:21:01 |
More by mattcrill
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
When thinking of places to get good beer on a return visit to Columbus, the one and only place I could come up with was The Anderson's. They have a great selection of food and drink of all kinds, but it was beer that I was interested in this time. Just like I remembered, nice clean, well-lit store with helpful salespeople. I was really impressed with the beer selection, but have to knock it down a half point because I had just come from a store with an even better selection. (nobody gets a "5" from me unless they have nearly everything imaginable.)
They have every macro under the sun, but that aisle is easily avoided. The micro aisle has a good selection, as does the cooler. I was able to find a few things here that I didn't see anywhere else. Nice selection of Great Lakes beer as you'd expect. I'll definitely be going back to The Anderson's on any return trips to Columbus.
12-23-2003 13:49:38 |
More by BuckeyeNation
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5
Like some other Anderson's this location has a truly awesome selection of fine beers. The location is fairly easy to get to near Sawmill and Dublin-Granville Road. As with the Lima store there are many singles to choose from along with many different sixers. Macros are available, but they definitely are not in the limelight here; quality imports and domestic craft beers are the featured beers. My one complaint with the Anderson's chain is the general lack of refrigeration for these fine beers. Nonetheless, with quality, selection, and prices like these, this is a prime Beerfly site.
09-04-2003 00:31:34 |
More by AtLagerHeads
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