Outpost Natural Foods
Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 5
3.1/5 rDev -17.8%
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$$
It is a small Whole Foods type grocery store with mostly organic stuff and lots of hippies walking around taking like 3 hours to grab their dried dates out of the dispensers.
The beer is in a small alcove with other alcohol, there isn't a huge selection. It is mostly WI brews and imports, there are a few bombers and singles.
They also have their own beer that is brewed by Lakefront. The service was not the best and there wasn't a dedicated beer guy.
Overall you are better off just going to Whole Foods, bigger selection, better prices.
12-27-2010 21:40:12 | More by crossovert
4/5 rDev +6.1%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
The first I heard of Outpost was when someone mentioned that Lakefront was brewing a contract brew for them. I looked into it more and discovered what Outpost was. I made my way over there as soon as I heard it was out. I walked in around dark, just before close and easily found the beer section just inside to the left along the store's front wall.
The place itself looked like a Sendik's, just a higher-class type of grocery store. The aisles were carpeted, the atmosphere was relaxed and quiet, and everything seemed in place. No messes or stuff piled about. Most of what Outpost had to offer was all lined up nicely inside an open-faced cooler. I was surprised to find that they had a much better selection offered up than I expected. Corked and caged 750s, bombers, 6 packs, and 4 packs. They had it all. From breweries like Affligem, Duvel, Ommegang, Victory, Stone, Breckenridge, Sierra Nevada, and New Belgium came both things I knew and things I hand not had yet. Then there were breweries I hadn't even seen elsewhere like Viking from Wisconsin as well as Hinterland in four packs. The selection definitely leans towards Wisconsin with the New Glarus, Milwaukee Brewing Co, Lakefront, Capital, etc. but is still good regardless.
The quality was good as from what I saw, everything was fresh and well-kept. Like any supermarket, you won't have someone asking you if you need help in the liquor section, but the cashier sure was nice on the way out, especially for it being so close to close. I may make my way back there soon to grab some Viking as I haven't seen that elsewhere, but this still remains a store that, if in a bind, would come through, not one I'd routinely make a stop at.
08-05-2010 03:40:42 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.85/5 rDev +2.1%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The location on Kinnickinnic was the one I visited. I'd guess that the beer selection is identical, since it's a grocery store, and not worth a duplicate beerfly entry.
The beer was on the left hand wall, intersecting the center aisle. Everything was in a reach-in cooler. Standard imports, Ommegang, Unibroue, some good locals from New Glarus, Tyranena, Bells, and surprisingly, Viking. 4-5 varieties: Whole Stein, J.S. Bock, Blonde, Vienna Woods, and Mørketid Schwarzbier. Didn't see these anywhere else around town.
Checkout was friendly, and the store was laid out well. This was a welcome switch from the frantic, cramped supermarkets in Chicago.
05-19-2008 18:45:19 | More by emerge077
3.55/5 rDev -5.8%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This is a nice natural foods store, the largest in Milwaukee actually, and also has a decent beer selection. Here you will find a good majority of the WI micros, a lot of organic brews, a handful of quality belgian and german brews, and some other midwest quality micros. While the selection is not the hugest they definitely have some quality brews here, so if one was to grocery shop here they would have no problem picking out a few good brews. By all means not a place to seek out if looking to pick up a bunch of beer, but if you are doing your grocery shopping here, why the hell not, the quality is there.
04-01-2005 19:50:21 | More by bnuttz
4.35/5 rDev +15.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5
I used to do all of my grocery shopping here. One night, I noticed this place is also pretty good for buying beer as well.
Naturally (no pun intended), they carry a nice selection of organic beers as well. You'll find Samuel Smith's organic lager, Wolaver's Organic Ales, and Lakefront Brewery's organic e.s.b. All of the beers are extremely fresh, as they only order a few of each bottle. It seems the stock is rotated frequently.
In addition to their organic selection, they have a decent domestic and foreign selection as well. All in all, it's a nice little alcove next to the usual aisles in a supermarket. Also, the staff is ultra-friendly and will help you with pairing your beer with food if you'd like.
11-18-2004 04:26:08 | More by Sixpoint
Outpost Natural Foods in Milwaukee, WI
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.