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200 Union Ave NE
phone: (616) 459-0911
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3
Martha's has a nice array of beers (well, for the area), all stored in coolers at the back of the store. A handful of beers are available as singles, including most offerings from Bells, New Holland, and Founders. Has a handful of Belgians including Gouden Carolus, several Unibroue, and Dupont Avec les bons Vouex. Other micros include Dogfish Head, Rogue (very nice selection), and other standards for the area. Not as many rare beers show up here than at a couple other local stores, but the stock tends to move more slowly here (perhaps the pricing has something to do with this), leaving a few nice finds on the shelves long after they're sold out elsewhere. The store also offers a variety of deli foods, wines, liquors, and even ice cream. Classy place, but probably a #3 or #4 option when seeking beer in Grand Rapids.
01-17-2005 05:06:22 |
More by Silphium
quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | $$
This a very beautiful decorated store and an excellent place to go if you are in search of a gourmet goodies, weather its for beer, wine, cheese, snacks or pastries. My mouth was watering when I walked in and had a gander at all the delicious looking goodies in the front of the store. Being from out of town we were looking for some specific beers we cant get in Dayton, none of which we found, but we were able to pick up a few interesting Michigan beers we cant get. Ill have to say I was immediately turned off by the place when I walked up to the register. The clerk (or perhaps he was the owner?) was a snobby older man who literally acted like he didnt even want us in his store. Whats up with people like that? Ill never understand, but if I lived nearby I dont think Id be returning to help his snobby arse profit.
07-11-2006 19:36:59 |
More by pixel
quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | $$$
Here's the deal. I stopped in at Martha's Vineyard back in May for the first time. Cool atmosphere, solid selection of wine and beer, and a very nice gourmet cheese selection. I was checking out their lineup of Great Lakes (specifically the freshness dates for GL stuff - something I do everywhere as a GL geek) and they were all slightly out of date, some extremely old. The GL Anniversary Ale was outdated from 2003, and the Nosferatu was last year's batch, outdated in October '04.
So I called over the manager and told him about the GL beers. He was a good listener if nothing else and told me that they'd pull them immediately. OK.
Well, I was there again recently on my Founders trip (almost 3 months later), stopped in and....they're still there. The Anniversary Ale, Nosferatu, the entire outdated gang. Scumbags. Maybe I'm being too harsh, but Martha's Vineyard is the kind of store that doesn't do the craft beer business any damn good.
08-14-2005 00:44:35 |
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Martha's Vineyard in Grand Rapids, MI
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