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Woodman's Food Market (Store #27)
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
7145 120th Ave
phone: (262) 857-3801
(Place added by: Winter)
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| Reviews: 36 | Show All Ratings:
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
I'm from IL and these guys carry Stone. 'Nuff said. Awesome. Great prices, great selection, not sure if there is a beer brewed in WI you can't find here (though Lakefront Fuel Cafe is strangely absent fairly often). Awesome New Glarus and Tyranena selection. Also impressive CA selection (lotsa Lagunitas, North Coast, Stone (as previously mentioned), Sierra specialties, etc... Love me some Hop Whore, from Tyranena, too. That was a nice surprise. They also seem to generally receive huge shipments of the Bell's and Founders' specialties. Recommended
01-15-2010 22:31:22 |
More by TheThirdFloyd
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$
I didn't shop in the grocery store / food section, so I'm just reviewing the liquor store section (which is totally separate).
First of all: no credit cards. Debit or cash only, so just be prepared. There weren't many employees helping customers out (which was fine with me), but the couple people talked to were very friendly.
Being from Illinois, there are a lot of breweries we don't get that are distributed in Wisconsin and Woodman's is my go to place to get them. They have literally every seasonal New Glarus product in stock, including the Thumbprint, larger format (Raspberry Tart, Serendipity, etc), and I even found their special 20th Anniversary Beer here, which really made me happy.
If you don't know exactly what you want, they have a huge "mix a 6 pack" section for around $10. All in all, the prices were very good too. I took a quick peek at the liquor section and they had a good mix of just about everything you could want, but nothing too crazy.
All in all, a great place to grab all of your Wisconsin brews in one place for a reasonable price.
05-20-2013 12:19:36 |
More by cnbrown313
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
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
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
A - Is like a standard liquor store but much bigger. They do have the craft beer and the import sections completly seperated which is odd.
Q - Is great they have all the great craft line up plus they can satify your New Glarus fix with no problem
S - I've never really asked for help but there are people everywhere and I would assume they would have no problem helping anyone
Sel - Very big most is stored in the refrigerators on the outer edge of the store and they also have build your own six packs.
V - Is great and I even found Founders Breakfast Stout at the end of the year last year on sale for $8.99
11-20-2012 14:40:35 |
More by Durb777
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A must stop for the beer geek on a Midwest mission who does not have time for a trip to Milwaukee. I was in Chicago for work with about a half day to do beer shopping. This Woodman's is close to the border so it made an excellent addition to my beer itinerary.
The selection of Wisconsin only beers was quite good. I was able to grab some New Glarus and Central Waters stuff, among others. There was a good selection of Sprecher, Capital and Ale Asylum, among others. Also some FFF and Bells.
International selection was decent if rather small.
Prices were good, service was pleasant. A great stop that I will make anytime I am in the area with limited time.
10-26-2009 12:40:50 |
More by sholland119
quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $
Stopped at the Woodman's hoping they would have some Wisconsin brews not available where I live in Illinois. I was pleasantly surprised when I found seven different Lakefront brews, about a half-dozen different Sprechers, at least a half-dozen Capital beers and perhaps most importantly, four different Tyranena beers. I walked out with two six-packs of Tyranena, one six-pack of Capital, and one of Lakefront for 27 bucks. The selection was not the greatest I've seen, but decent, with a few west coast micros along with the Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana ones. Not a lot of variety of imported beer, but I was there for the Wisconsin stuff, and I found what I wanted. Perhaps not the best selection for the locals, but a great stop for the "Flatlanders" or anybody else crusing along that section of I-94 in search Wisconsin brews. I also noticed a remarkable selection of cheap, mass-market "retro" brands of beer such as Carling's Black Label, Blatz, etc. Prices are quite competitive, but it's cash and carry, so that sort of makes sense. All of the beer that is sold at Woodman's can be had cold -- I've never seen so much cold storage for beer outside of a warehouse or brewery!
02-27-2006 01:46:43 |
More by marcobrau
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5
The liquor department of Woodman's is a separate part of this enormous grocery store. Almost reminds me of a well-lit warehouse when walking in. Very large selection of micros and import beer available, in addition to spirits and wine. Open wall cooler extends the entire length of the back wall and then some. Prices here are tough to beat. Most likely, the best selection in Kenosha and ranks up there as one of the best for variety in Southeastern Wisconsin. If you plan on buying anything, leave your Mastercard and Visa at home, as only cash and checks are accepted here.
02-14-2003 07:42:50 |
More by Winter
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
While visiting family in Kenosha I stopped in to get me some New Glarus. Easy on/off 94 in Kenosha Wi. This is my first trip to a Woodsmans, so I can't compare. They have a seperate beer/wine/liquor store attached to their grocery store. It is a huge warehouse style store. They had all the New Glarus regulars, including the Wi Red and Tart but excluding the Hop Hearty, which is what I was really after. I settled for some Spotted Cow. They also had many Lakefront, Captial, Greys, and Tyranena options. Decent selection IMO for a grocery store.
08-09-2006 18:55:39 |
More by jarsh
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
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