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Woodman's Food Market (Store #27)
$$ - reasonable
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7145 120th Ave
phone: (262) 857-3801
(Place added by: Winter)
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| Reviews: 36 | Show All Ratings:
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I have to re-review it, it is a whole new store now, similar to the oak creek one. They went apeshit and bought out probably almost all of the beers available from the distro.
The beer is all in coolers besides a display of Chimay and some shit beers. On the left side of the store it is imports, malt liquors, organic beers, and macros, on the other side of the store it
is domestic craft and malternatives. The back of the store has 12 packs and cases of macros, imports, craft, and mix packs.
They probably got a 1/3 more beers then they previously had. So many more bombers and singles for one. They still need a tad bit more work on getting more singles, and a make your own six like all the other Woodman's, but it has instantly boosted itself into the premier beer location in Kenosha County, as it was, but a case could be made for other places rivaling it in the past.
06-18-2009 00:12:44 |
More by crossovert
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Well this is the second time I am reviewing due to the ongoing server issues at BA!!! Anyway this place is the place I go when I am travelling for work in the area and I am looking for some Midwest brews that I can not find on the East Coast to take home. I can always get a great selection of New Glarus, Bells, Goose Island, and many other locals brews that frankly I am not familiar with. Is this place a good or great beer store destination? No but worth a stop if you are in the area. One other annoying note is that they only take cash or check (WTF it is 2009).
04-24-2009 02:51:14 |
More by Trailmix242
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Very good selection of Wisconsin-only beers here considering the location. A convenient stopover for Illini like myself to pick up New Glarus, Ale Asylum, Viking, etc. Some prices were cheaper than Illinois too - Dogfish 120 @ 7.99 there vs 9.99 in IL.
about 8 different types of New Glarus (including the famous cherry belgian), 5 types of Ale Asylum, 3+ types of Tyranena.. very decent import selection. Other brews noticed: Stone, Big Sky, Arcadia, Boulder Brewing Co, Viking, Tyranena, Rogue (poor selection of rogue), Capital, Shiner, and many more.
04-11-2009 20:38:22 |
More by PalatineBrewing
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
2011: Completely renovated, expanded selection. Craft on the right, imports and singles on the left side, cases in the rear. Asked a guy doing inventory a beer question, and he was very knowledgeable. Full lines from many breweries, seasonals up front on a rack, gift packs, etc. Good spot for a quick NG pickup (case discount), seems to get picked over more quickly now, and apparently employees are buying up some limited releases: http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/4281309#4300320
11/10: Remodel in progress, the layout is totally different, less warm shelves for craft, one endcap of seasonals though. Things seemed a bit in limbo, will update on next visit.
Stopped in today, and got help from two enthusiastic beer guys. Shane was the guy stocking in the WI micro area, and he offered a few suggestions. It was funny that one was the "bud guy" and the other was the "miller guy". I had to ask the "miller guy" when the Hopslam was coming in, and apparently it's still a week out. He gave some great alternatives though (DFH 90), which was pretty cool. If you can track down either of these guys, they are really helpful. Not sure why some reviews are down on this place, it's consistently met my needs for exclusive WI micros for years now. The beer selection has expanded with a warm shelf with import singles, craft bombers, & 750s.
Keeping the majority of the beer in cold storage is a plus, by the way...
**DEBIT cards are accepted here**
Newish stuff: Viking Hot Chocolate, Rush River BubbleJack IPA, CW Satin Solstice & Glacial Trail, Devil Made Me Do It. Stone, Bells, Founders, etc.
This is my quick stop for WI micros if traveling over the border. It doesn't hold a candle to shops in Milwaukee of Madison, but worth it if you are in Kenosha.
Majority of beers are in the coolers along the back wall, although you may find an extended selection towards the front, past the checkout area. Sale items can be found here, and cases of New Glarus. I had to dig out some Road Slush Stout from this area, since none was found in the cooler section.
Basic overall selection of WI micros, including Sprecher, Capital, New Glarus, Lakefront, Tyrenena. 2007 expanded selection: Bells, Smuttynose IPA and a sampler near the checkout, 2 Dark Horse, & Victory. Don't expect to see many limited or one-off batches here though. Micro cases can be found in the cooler on the far wall, opposite the entrance.
Not big on the wow factor, but this Woodman's serves it's purpose...
01-18-2009 03:53:28 |
More by emerge077
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in Woodman's on the way back from a New Year's Day brunch with my wife and good friends at the venerable Mader's German restaurant in Milwaukee. What a fantastic day it was!
Woodman's is a large mega-grocery store carrying so much locally-produced Wisconsin foods it can boggle the eyes and mind as you trapese through the store (which can take hours if you're not careful!). They have huge selections of cheeses, at least 2 dozen varities of frozen pizzas, excellent meats and baked goods, etc. etc. Of course, BA marcobrau and me hit Woodman's because, well, they've got a beer selection, particularly Great Lakes regional craft beers, that kicks the crap out of many beer outlets in our home state of Illinois.
You will find PLENTY of excellent Wisconsin micros here, including New Glarus, Central Waters, Viking, Lakefront, Sprecher, Tyrannena, and many, many more. Also, there are a goodly number of national micros NOT found in Chicago, but that are also represented here (Smuttynose, Magic Hat).
On this particular trip I picked up a sixer of New Glarus Alt beer, Smuttynose Winter Ale (having just read about this beer 8 hours earlier in the new issue of All About Beer), and Viking Big Swede Imperial Stout. I've had the NG Alt before (excellent beer), but not the latter two. I plan to review them when I get to them.
Anyway, for any of my craft beer-loving Illinois brethern, particularly those living in the Chicagoland area, I highly recommend a trip just about an hour north of the city, cross the border along I-94 into Wisconsin, and take the Kenosha exit. Woodman's is located conveniently right along the highway, and is a great place to explore not only the beer shop, but also the rest of the store. Can't wait to have me some Wisconsin White Cheddar and the New Glarus Alt! Mmmm....
01-02-2009 00:40:46 |
More by RedBaron
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
Unlike the review below, I thought this place did nicely for only an 84 mile round trip (plus Uncle Mike's is like ¼ mile up the road). They don't have a huge single bottle selection but they do have a few. Most of the normal things you'd expect; Chimay and your standard Belgium's, a few Lakefront brews, couple Stone bombers and the New Glarus fruit beers.
They do however have a nice selection of most Wisconsin breweries normal lineup. Everything New Glarus offers was there plus the Unplugged series beers that are currently out. Some Capital, Lakefront, Tyranena, Sprecher, loads of Bell's, some Stone, Goose Island, etc. Nothing crazy special or amazing but it's solid and exactly what I was looking for. If I wanted crazy one offs and specialty shit I'd drive another 50 miles (or so) to Milwaukee. Definitely can't complain given the proximity.
12-04-2008 20:26:28 |
More by younger35
quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 1.5 | $$$
so by reading reviews and reading what others have said about this woodmans, made me drive 35 miles to this store this morning. I was expecting a great selection on beers and single bottles, I was so dissapointed, no single bottle area, almost nothing at room temp everything ice cold which does me no good in this summer heat to drive 35 miles back home. The only beer i found i wanted was the scurvy and it was on sale at room temp so i bought a 4pac. I would say if your in the area and driving by go in, brong a cooler so to keep the beer in, but this IS NOT A PLACE TO MAKE A SPECIAL TRIP TO. I am better off driving the 22 miles and head south to Binnys in Highland Park Illinois, at least there i know they have a large selection of single bottles and at room temp
07-29-2008 13:40:45 |
More by BigFrank71
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I've been in this store a few times as it's the first liquor store you'll see when crossing from Illinois to Wisconsin. While the Chicago stores like Sam's have great selections, there's always the need for the Wisconsin-only beers like Bell's and New Glarus. That's where Woodman's is perfect.
There's a huge cooler that stretches from the left side of the store all the way around the back. Once you pass the wine and wine coolers, it's pretty much 90% craft beer and quality imports.
Items from New Glarus, Sprecher, Bell's, Southern Tier, Tyrranea, Goose Island, Sand Creek, Great Lakes, and many more.
They also have huge displays with sale items...one of which was for Raspberry Tart and Wisconsin Red. The bottles were not only on sale, but there's a volume discount for 12 or more bottles, too.
Needless to say, I tend to stock up at this store. The prices are right and the selection of Midwestern beers is solid.
For anyone making the Wisconsin beer trek, you really don't need to drive any further than this Woodman's store.
Of note, their import selection was only so-so and they don't have quite the same supply as some of the bigger stores down in the Chicago metro area, BUT this store clearly knows it's demographic and it has it down pat. Buy the exclusive stuff here and look around for good prices on the other items, too.
06-29-2008 15:15:20 |
More by Domingo
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Walking into this store was like walking into an alcohol heaven. They have a huge selection of wine, liquor and especially beer. Unless you work for a distributor it is a sight worth seeing. They have a great selection of US micros and Imports.
On my visit, I purchased a bunch of Varity 12 packs Big Sky, Flying Dog, New Glarus and New Belgium. I would have spent a $1,000 on my visit if I had it and an U-haul to bring it home. They have so much inventory; they will almost always never have an out of stock.
04-08-2008 23:50:05 |
More by nmyers
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
If you have been to one Woodman's you know the layout of all of them. Food and alcohol are in the same building but different rooms, vintage wood paneling covers all the walls. The craft beer is in the corner coolers with the larger cases of beer a bit further down in coolers with plastic curtain covering them to keep them cold. I was hoping to find some limited release beers from WI breweries but I think the turnover is pretty fast here. They were well prepared for Illinois folks in search of Bell's beers. There was a tower of Two Hearted with a hand written sale label taped to the top row. They had a full line of many popular WI breweries and some nice seasonals aswell. There were only a few things in singles and you can't mix and match six packs like other Woodman's.
I didn't find any real gems but they had a good supply of local beers and needless to say I didn't leave empty handed. On a side note, the cheese curd from the store didn't have the squeak of freshness but it was gone before I got back to Chicago.
03-12-2008 18:30:08 |
More by rhoadsrage
Woodman's Food Market (Store #27) in Kenosha, WI
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