Grassroots Natural Market
Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
4.3/5 rDev -1.8%
As I looked around this little market in Riverside, I must say I was spell bound by the compact volume of different ales and beers that made up the front left portion of the store. I noted that it was not striving to have every beer possible represented on the shelves, but it was a masterful display of styles with single bottle facings. I was very pleased that I had stopped here to pick up a mixed six pack because that was the idea of the selection and how it was presented: try as much as you can and then pick your favorites.
I admired the selection so much that I kept returning to it, though my basket was full already. I found it remarkable to find beers that I had either not seen before or knew that the brewer distributed other parts of their line up here. For instance, I found Westmalle Dubbel in 750ml and I also found Aecht Schlenkerla Doppel Bock too.
The prices struck me as all over map and I was comfortable with that as some of my favorites from NY were present here, such as Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout and Blue Point's Rasta Rye. I also found Mead, Sake, Cider, and other nuances that I will have to return to later.
Looking back, the exceptional quality of Grassroots Market's vibrant beer selection reminded me of what the masters of display work can achieve, though the actual volume compared to the giants in Eastern Jacksonville (TW, WF) was smaller. I am looking forward to coming back to fill my basket with more beers and maybe some coffee beans too.
09-03-2013 03:02:36 | More by bonbright7
4.79/5 rDev +9.4%
Very good health/natural store with an impressive selection of beers. Very nice collection of imports, as well as domestic craft.
The last time I visited, they had every major brewery available, as well as a large collection of sour beers from Belgium, the USA, and other places. Unfortunately, some beers that are available in the west are not available in the east, and the same applies to the north and the south. But still, lots of choices and top quality. Very good quality beers.
07-08-2014 01:50:28 | More by JulioH
3.69/5 rDev -15.8%
Nov 4 visit: its down to about 3 rows now to mostly bombers and singles. prices are near the same as TW. Belgian bomber selection is damn good. They got allot buery stuff also. Still this just a health food store. no BMC and still its about 1/3 of TW has. Not service really unless you ask. with only 3 rows I mean who are we kidding here. why is there a vibe for a store? quality I guess they beer is not spoiled????
Aug 2013 visit: mostly a bomber store now. still a decent selection for riverside and small space.
the folks that setup the beer side are all gone sadly and it shows.
Ok I think I was a tad harsh, readjustment of my numbers.
9/5/2010 visit: Wow its a must visit in town now, if your can afford it, I could not but spent 40 bucks anyway, LOL
Better selection of the rare high end stuff, better than TW by a large margin. HIGHLY recommend, plus its near kickbacks and BCB, riverside is the BEER MECCA for j-ville now!
I have to thank the beerjunto web site for the nice info on some super rares (well rare for JAX), trust me the selection now is near greens, If they can get the shelf space they may equal it one day, and boy would that be a hoot, and would really transform this town beer wise!!!
6/10/09: getting better and better
Finally got over here to see if they had any beer. Quite surprised to find they did have a whole row of beer. Its an organic store so they have allot of Organic beer, but the also had a nice Bell's selection of 5 different six packs. The carry Brooklyn, dog fish head, and about 15 other micro's. The had actually more Belgians than TW, but that's really not saying anything anymore because our TW is in sucks like a dog ville. they don't carry 1 BMC, so they gets bonus points from me. Nice place to pick up some rare organic food stuff also.
We been by a few times since we go to the hospital near there, and the selection is decent but prices are a tad higher than I like, and higher than others by quite a bit on some beers.
(still true prices on cigar city was 10.99 for GG, versus TW 9.99)
11-04-2013 17:47:24 | More by azorie
Grassroots Natural Market in Jacksonville, FL
95 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.