Otto's Elm Grove Liquor
Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by dancinwillie:
3.4/5 rDev -1.2%
quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$
Convenient to me, as I work at the mall across the street. As the first reviewer mentioned, they have a cooler at the back of the store with mostly standard fare, Great Lakes, Tyranena, New Glarus, Sprecher, etc. and the nearby shelves keep the rest of the beer.
Sometimes there's nothing at all here that I want, and other times, they have more than I can afford. Many Belgians, Chimay, Orval, Duchesse de bourgogne, and other assorted singles and bombers. I've seen 120 min. IPA, and WWS from dogfish head, FBS, and many other limited and seasonal releases from time to time.
I also agree with the previous reviewer about the non-existent help. I've been here easily 50 times, and have been asked if I needed help exactly one time. I didn't need any help of course, I am confident in my knowledge, but the older gentleman suggested suggested a winner to me. I can't remember what it was, samiclaus or something, anyway, it was delicious, and I with that guy worked there more.
At any rate this is not a "destination store." Don't go out of your way to get here, but if you're in the neighborhood, definitely stop in and pick up something. My last visit I picked up 2 bottles of Founders Harvest Ale for $2.39 per bottle, and a sixer of Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA for $8.99. Seems a little pricey, but hey, I was in the neighborhood.
11-04-2008 00:16:22 | More by dancinwillie
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This store is easy to see from Moorland or Bluemound, right on the corner.
Inside it is a bit small and the beer selection is also small. There is one aisle of craft and imports all together. There is also a lot of craft in the coolers but overall the selection lacks. They do have alot of New Glarus, FFF, and Lakefront. The mix 6 selection is pretty small but I found some interesting stuff. The Lasko was interesting since I have never had a Slovenian beer.
The prices aren't too bad, the mix 6 was a decent price, but that was all I left with.
09-06-2011 05:13:23 | More by crossovert
3.5/5 rDev +1.7%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
After looking up Otto's in Elm Grove online and knowing the general vicinity, I was determined to find it since I passed it's location when I went to World Market and Elm Grove Sendik's. I looped back up Bluemound road and stopped for gas at the Mobile station by Uno's when I noticed a store called "Elm Grove Liquor". I thought, "well, that's gotta be it despite no indication it's an Otto's." How I missed that is beyond me.
I snapped a picture of my eighth stop and went in. The beer was in the back like a normal Otto's. Most of the six-packs of typical fast-moving product and BMC stuff were in coolers along the far wall. One streatch of shelving contained a few beers I've never seen before like Tournay Black and Embrasse. Others were Ommegang, Stone, Moylan's Irish Red and Celtic, Potosi, Hopslam, St. Somewhere, and a handful of Belgian beers. I noticed, tucked into the corner cooler on the bottom shelf a box of the new Miller Lite home draft thing. Heh.
I browsed the mix six-pack/singles end-cap which had tags to indicate all the Wisconsin beers. I was both excited and worried by the fact I saw an eventually decided on buying three of the four Tyranena's Bitter Woman in the Rye beers. Not sure if/when they stopped production of this but it's old enough to not have a date on the bottle.
As usual, I had no employee interaction. The cashier was nice enough though. A decent stop I may return to to pick up those beers I have never seen before.
04-20-2010 02:51:44 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.35/5 rDev -2.6%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Stopped in here one night on the way home from work to see what they had. Wall cooler in the back of the store was about 1/3 - 1/2 macro products. The rest of the offerings were local Wisconsin brews and various other microbrew offerings. Small selection of Belgian and import brews were along the right hand side of the cooler.
A greater offering of microbrews and imports are available on the shelves in the center of the store, directly across from the beer cooler. Decent offering, but nothing that I haven't seen before at other stores and for far less money. Prices seemed to be on the higher end for most of the items ranging from $1 or more for most items. The store wasn't that busy and no one approached me to ask if I needed any help either (not that I did). Some glassware is available toward the front of the store, but nothing major.
02-25-2007 04:31:04 | More by Winter
Otto's Elm Grove Liquor in Elm Grove, WI
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.