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quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
It's taken forever to get around to reviewing this place!
While in Alberta over the summer ('08), I had a fair bit of trouble finding places in the Red Deer area with a decent selection of craft brews. Places like Calgary and Edmonton are doable, but a couple hours of travel, and that's never all too convenient.
After a fair bit of searching, I had Liquor Crossing suggested to me, and it was the best place I had found. A "word of warning" - there are two locations in the city, within a couple of blocks of one another, but they are no longer affiliated. While the other has a reasonable selection, this is the location a little deeper INTO the city... not the one further out, and it is probably the best beer spot I could find outside of the major cities.
A nice little selection of primarily Western Canadian craft offerings were to be found along with some American brews. They shine a little more in their European imports carrying some decent English, Belgian, and German beers. Being as it has been half a year now since going there, I forget much of what I purchased at the store, but I do recall that I was able to find Rochefort 10 for a little cheaper than I find it here in VA (I think it was $6.49 CDN per bottle). In a place where 6 packs of beer can be $18 for fairly 'standard fare,' this was a nice sight.
Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful... it doesn't seem like a great deal of craft beer drinkers go there on a regular basis so they appeared to be rather intrigued having one in the store. Having remembered that I had not brought up any glassware with me and having HORRIBLY scratched faux crystal at my family's place, I asked if they had any suggestions as to where to find any decent glassware. They provided some helpful selections and offered me a pair of Warsteiner flutes/pilsners. I haven't used them yet, but it was a very kind gesture nonetheless that I appreciated.
If in this area, it's the place to be. I know I'll skip the circus of searching around next time I'm up and go straight here (when I'm not in the bigger cities, that is!)
01-17-2009 17:40:22 | More by Proteus93
Liquor Crossing in Red Deer, AB, Canada
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