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2.71/5 rDev -26.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Ok selection, however the number of beers offered has declined in the last year. They have the standard well distributed American and Belgian beers and not much else.
My major gripe is that they do not rotate their stock at all. If you are not very careful you will find that you have bought a two year old IPA. They are not much on proper storage either. These are fatal flaws in my book. They wouldn't treat their food this way. The Joe Canal down the block is a much better choice even though it is slightly more expensive.
10-31-2011 01:21:10 | More by roscoehnj
3.76/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $
I read about this Wegman's here on BA and decided to check it out when my wife was sent on assignment nearby and I had a car all day to play. Weee!!!
I had been to one Wegman's before, in Williamsville (Transit Road) in the Buffalo area. The food there was nice, but the beer selection was only alright. This store in Princeton offers many more choices.
It is, in fact, a huge liquor store, with a separate entrance from the food market itself. Once inside, you'll find that it is stocked with mostly wine and hard liquor, but worry not. At the end of the store they have the beer- about four sections/shelves, mostly refrigerated.
I appreciated all the brands I can't get in New York City, such as Terrapin, New Holland, Flying Fish, Yards and Bar Harbor from Maine. But I'm rating quality a little low because the organization was haphazard. There were bombers mixed with six-packs, beers from all over disorganized and mixed together... not so cool.
Selection is real nice, though, with most every major brand in the East Coast available. So is the pricing, surprising for a gourmet store in chichi Princeton. A four-pack of Double Simcoe was $9.99 ($3 cheaper than in NYC), and a bomber of Moylan's Imperial Stout was $5.99. You get the idea.
There are some quality European imports, cases of Ommegang, a ton of Ithaca Flower Power on display... and yet most of the store -make no mistake- is devoted not just to wine and liquor but macro light beer (by the case, mind you).
Service was pretty much non-existent. Nobody came out to help me or offer help, but the cashier sure was nice! :-)
Still, this is a very good choice for beer in the Princeton area. I'd like to compare it to Joe Canal's nearby, but alas I could not find it (damn suburban mega-malls!)
04-26-2011 04:57:44 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.2/5 rDev +14.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great beer store in a corner of a HUGE supermarket in Princeton right of Route 1. Excellent selection including lots of Dogfish Head, Victory, Hoppin Frog, Weyerbacher, Brooklyn, Unibroue, Yards, Founders, etc etc. Lots of Belgians and other good European beer. RateBeer ratings displayed next to a lot of beers, which is awesome. Huge, spacious store. Lots of wine sold too, but who cares about that? Loaded way the hell up on craft beer for my little sister's college graduation, because you know everyone else is drinking BMC at these things. Prices reasonable.
10-19-2009 16:47:25 | More by nickd717
4.35/5 rDev +18.5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I finally decided to check out this Wegman's liquor store and I'm glad I did. I always assumed they had wine and domestic beer. I found that they had an impressive selection of different brews. They have a big beer section in the back and it's packed with domestics, belgians, germans, as well as ciders, lambics and meads. Most of these were refridgerated and they offer packs as well as many singles to choose. There is an older guy there with a mustache and he seemed very knowledgeable (sorry can't remember his name). This place is super convenient for adding awesome beer to your shooping list in one trip at one place.
10-16-2009 17:32:09 | More by BeerForMuscle
3.7/5 rDev +0.8%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Wegmans is my go-to place for beer in princeton. they have a very good seleciton of belgians and all of the standard beers for which one could look. have the whole lot of samuel smith's and young's, and in general a good representation of birtish beers, both warm and on ice. the thing i like the most is the constant stocking of the holiday gift packs of the belgian beers, they always seem to have one of the beer+glassware combo packs, which I like cause it involves a free glass essentially. the beer selection is relegated to the back and like most other princeton shops, there is no staff back there to help as they wouldn't want to offend any of the pompous asses that seem to populate princeton. so, basically your on your own. the only thing that I really dislike are the goofy hours they have, always seem to be closing too early.
08-05-2009 23:00:51 | More by erz316
Wegmans in Princeton, NJ
86 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.