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Van Beek Liquor
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
714 E Sumner
phone: (262) 673-5555
quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This place looked to be a hole-in-the-wall place when I passed by and returned later, and I was right. It pretty much is, however, I was really impressed by their selection.
I went in (since I was in Hartford) expecting just to look at what they had and review the place but to my surprise they had an entire wall of the store dedicated to beer on the shelf and another whole wall dedicated to the coolers (where the BMCs were). I saw a few singles randomly on the shelf and asked the owner about them. He said, "you can take a single from any six pack on that wall and make your own six pack. It's really popular."
Yes, it is. Every place should run with this rule. Not only did it make him slightly more money (the make your own 6ers were priced based on the six pack it came from divided by 6 but I'm sure he tacked a little something on), but it allows everyone to try something different!
Like I said, I wasn't expecting to buy anything but I left with two six packs of random beers I either only wanted to try one of, not a full six-er, or beers I had never even seen before.
My only problems were that the bottles weren't exactly out of the sunlight's harmful rays, although from what I've had so far, it's been good, so I grabbed from the back corner of the six packs, and a lot of what I looked at was old.
The service is good, the selection which only really consists of American Craft beer is awesome, and the quality, thus far, has been ok. Just make sure that you keep your eyes peeled for the date on the bottle should you buy from there.
07-25-2009 17:36:43 |
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