Sprouts Farmers Market - Oro Valley
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by bennetj17:
3.6/5 rDev +2.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
Sprouts is a new market in Tucson that sells alot of organic and specialty foods, and they have a fair selection of beer. I can't really comment on the service, since I didn't ask any questions about their selection. I just wanted to get an idea of what they stocked. Most of your typical craft brews are available, like New Belgium, Sierra Nevada, and Sam Adams. They carry Stone Bombers such as the Pale Ale, IPA, Smoked Porter, and even Ruination. There were a bunch of Samuel Smith's singles also. Being a farmer's market they also had a few selection's from Buttte Creek which are organically produced. There's not much in the way of Belgian beers though, although I did see 6 packs of Hoegaarden. The pricing was pretty average overall, better than some higher priced liquor stores. I would recommend stopping in if you are nearby, but don't expect to find any hard to get beers here.
05-01-2006 17:51:59 | More by bennetj17
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3.4/5 rDev -2.9%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
Stopped in here after a lunch date up on Oracle. It's a long drive, so this isn't the kind of place I would go if I wasn't already on that side of town, but after hearing that they sold craft beer I figured I would poke my nose in.
The store is brand new and quite large. Extremely high cielings and low shelves give it a really wide open and airy feeling, and the bright white/light grey theme and bright lights make it seem fresh and clean. From the front door looking back, you can see rows of fresh fruits and vegetables, coolers full of milk and juice and other beverages, aisles of speciality food items, bulk ingredients, herbal supplments, etc. It is a bigger version of Sunflower market, basically.
The sign at the back of the store is what caught my eye, though, as it said, in large letters, "Cold Beer". I headed that way with all haste. What I found was slightly disappointing. Unlike Sunflower, which has a very nice beer selection, what I found here was pretty ho-hum. Yes, they had some of Stone's beers, and a few other good craft beers, but beyond that, it was just the usuals. Some Sam Adams, Hoegaarden, Sierra Nevada, mexican beer, and macros. I would say that this store just meets the 50% requirement for beer.
Not a bad selection, by any means, but nothing terribly exciting. However, if you are already shopping there, it would be a fine place to pick up a bottle of Ruination IPA to go with your free-range chicken, organic asparagus and bulk couscous. Prices also seemed reasonable when compared with other Tucson stores. As for service, I will rate it at average for now, since I didn't see a single worker out in the aisles (just behind the registers) so I don't know who I would have even asked if I had a question. Next time I will explore a bit more and re-rate.
I would go back again to check it out, in the event that they expand the selection, but in the meantime I won't go out of my way to visit Sprouts.
05-09-2006 21:11:21 | More by UberWasser
Sprouts Farmers Market - Oro Valley in Tucson, AZ
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