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John's Spirits & Fine Wines
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1225 N. Madison Ave
phone: (317) 881-8855
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(Place added by: Boilermaker88)
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| Reviews: 1
Reviews by Boilermaker88:
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
Located a few miles south of Indianapolis, the store has a eye-catching candy-cane exterior to help a passerby notice it among the large number of stores, shops, and strip malls lining Madison Ave in Greenwood, IN.
The selection of beers at John's is not real stunning yet it does have it's good points. Notable were Allagash's White, Double and Tripel, Great Lakes' Edmund Fitzgerald Porter and Locktender lager, Bell's Kalamazoo Stout, Oberon, Trumpeter Stout, Rye Stout, and Sparkling Ale, Three Floyds' Robert The Bruce Scottish and Alpha King Pale Ales, a decent range of Stone Brewing offerings (including the '03 Vert. Epic), a couple from Goose Island Brewing (Hex Nut Brown and Honkers ales), and a good list of Unibroues, including Terrible. The import selection was nicely represented also, with British beers ranging beyond the standard Bass/Newcastle offerings and the German section offering a decent array of weissbiers and O-fests.
Service was decent, if not excellent. I love finding places that allow the breaking up of six-packs, especially when I see a lot of items I'd like to try. I'm not given to buying six of a type of beer before I've tried it and determined I like it. Unfortunately, this was not an option at John's. The staff were apologetic but unbending to my pleas. Other than that, the staff was quite friendly and fairly informative regarding the regional beer scene.
In the end, I left with two 6-packs, one of Edmund Fitzgerald porter and one of Kalamazoo Stout. On the whole, given a longer stay, I would have picked up some bombers in addition to my selection. If you live to the south of Indy and don't relish the thought of driving up to either Kahn's location, John's Spirits can ably serve as a closer outlet for some good local and not-so-local brews.
11-12-2003 21:39:38 |
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