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Reviews by coopbrewer:
4.21/5 rDev +8.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Anybody who has shopped at a Wegmans understands that the stores tend to be very crowded with people. If you can get past that issue this store has a top notch beer selection. Excellent domestic craft and micro brew selection. The choices tend to be east coast oriented but there are some nice central and west coast selections as well. Imported selection is not as large but the choices are some of the top breweries in the world. Since this is a grocery store the prices tend to be lower than that of a straight beer store. My understanding is that each store's inventory is slightly different but the Johnson City Wegmans is well worth the trip...that is if you don't mind fighting through the hoards of people to get to the safe haven of the beer section at the back of the store.
08-22-2011 17:49:25 | More by coopbrewer
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3.76/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
For a grocery store they do carry a good variety of Craft beer. Many options like Ommegang, Ballast Point, Founders, Bells, DFH, Brasserie Dupont, Great Lakes, Rogue, etc. Just not a huge variety of each brewing company and nothing you cannot find at Sam the Beer Man...at least he day I was there. Craft selection is in the back left corner of the store. They do also have some Belgian/European beer. Prices looked to be pretty reasonable.
11-19-2013 17:12:07 | More by Hopheadhiker
4.25/5 rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
My son goes to Binghamton University and I've visit this Wegmans every time I'm up there.
I live on Long Island and we don't get Great Lakes down here so I usually stock up on Edmund Fitzgerald and others (seasonal & regulars). They also have the full line of Middle Ages beers being that Syracuse is about 1hr away. I also always get a sandwich from the deli/sub shop section when I'm there. Wegmans is a nice overall experience and heck, if I'm going to make a 4 hour trip to see my son I may as well get some beer while I'm there.
04-15-2011 16:58:13 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $
They now are offering create your own six-packs, which is amazing.
They also have lots of mix packs unlike brew stores which I frequent. I love this as I am able to sample most of the beers from a brewery for cheap.
Usually with also have beery related items on sale as well, Sam Adams Perfect Pint and Ommegang gift set with chalice.
Selection is the standard craft fare; DFH, Anchor, SN, SA, Smuttynose, Great Lakes etc. But they do highlight New York Beers as well; Brooklyn, Saranac, Southern Tier, Ithaca, Ommegang, Lake Placid, Middle Ages, Butternuts, Cooperstown are have shelf space.
I haven't really looked at their Belgians but I believe that is also a decent selection.
12-08-2010 21:30:08 | More by rlee1390
4/5 rDev +3.1%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Since we're in Vestal, I'm trying to hit as many of the places that are decent who sell beer in and around the area, and though there aren't many, for being a huge place, Wegmans has a pretty nice selection.
I was at Wegmans in Erie a long time ago, but I don't remember it being this crowded. The store's huge, and though I can see why there are always a ton of people frequenting, that's a real turn off for me.
The beer selection is full of macros, but they do have many Belgians, a lot in the cold case both craft domestic and across the pond, and I like the huge variety of 12-pack selections: Great Lakes, Ithaca, Smuttynose, Brooklyn, and many more I can't remember. Biggest selection I've seen in the area yet, and I'm a huge fan of the mixed 12-pack.
A lot of bombers, mostly from the local breweries in and around the area: Ithaca, Sly Fox, Cooperstown, Lake Placid, Middle Ages, and others I continue to find out about as I spend time here.
A good place to go to try different things, for sure. Not many of the stores have a lot outside those aforementioned breweries, which is good for my wallet but not as good for trying new things outside the lines.
Overall, though, this is on point with Sam's for beer needs, and I'd go back again in the future, and probably will.
08-21-2009 00:21:44 | More by asabreed
4.3/5 rDev +10.8%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
It is nice now that Wegman's has joined the field of offering a wide variety of craft beer selections.
In relation to the other beer store in the area, Wegmans is about a ten minute shorter drive for me. They carry a little bit less than what Sam the Beer Man offers but, overall for what it is worth they still have quite an amazing selection for a grocery store. They have the beers organized by country with the standards, England, Mexico, Germany and even a few Belgians. Along with a wide array of American Micro/Craft brews.
All in all, Wegman's is great because of their service, yet they are a little bit more expensive. So if I am not up for making the drive to Sam the Beer Man, Wegman's is the next best place to go.
12-11-2008 15:43:53 | More by kevman527
4/5 rDev +3.1%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Good selection; well stocked walk-in cooler. The 1am thing is State Law so I don't feel I could hold it against them
The selection is good; Rouge, Guinness, Ommegang, Sam Smith, Sam Adams (quite a few rotating and seasonal) Boons Farm (joke;just seeing whose paying attention), Ithaca beer, Yeungling, Brooklyn Brewery, and the list goes on. Saranacs whole line. They just don't rate up to places that have more micros and growlers.
I think there should be a food option. Ironic enough you can't have the beer there but they have a FANTASTIC sub shop. I work across the street; also salads, sushi, other things.
I buy a good amount of my beer here.
09-07-2007 03:46:35 | More by halo21
3.85/5 rDev -0.8%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Not bad, for a supermarket. Good prices, although they don't sell alcohol past 1am, if that makes a difference to anyone.
The beer is featured in a air conditioned beer room, with cases that can be opened from the outside as well. Craft beer featured (off the top of my head): Anchor Steam, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Porter, Rogue Dead Guy, Brooklyn Lager, Ommegange Abbey Ale, Hennepin, Rare Vos, Unibroue La Fin Du Monde, Trois Pistoles, Ayinger Dunkelweiss, Southern Tier IPA and Phin and Matt's Ale, Otter Creek beers, Wolaver's, Ithaca Pale Ale and Brown Ale, various Samuel Smith beers, numerous Saranac, and some more I'm probably forgetting.
Not bad, I think. Sometimes you can get a discount if you're a Wegmans card-holder. A pretty good choice for beer if you're in the area, but Sam the Beer Man is better.
03-12-2006 03:42:36 | More by Litterbean
Wegmans in Johnson City, NY
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