El Paso Sun Harvest Farms
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4
3.1/5 rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
Unfortunately I got a bad bottle of Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from this establishment.
However, at the same time I also purchased the Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout, which was a perfectly fine bottle. If it was a problem in shipping, seeing as they come from the same brewer, I don't see why one bottle would be ruined and another one just fine. So there's at least a possibility that it was mishandled at the store - possibly light struck.
Not sure if it was their fault in how they handled the beer, so I can't blame them. But it is worth noting.
There's really no service to speak of in-store because it's basically a supermarket, and none of the employees are particularly familiar with beer.
On the phone, however, the service was horrible. I called to inquire about a few beers I was looking for. I was transfered several times by employees trying to pass the buck and avoid doing some actual customer service. I talked to at least 3 different people, possibly 4, but I couldn't tell because at one point I had been transfered without notice. Finally, a man who appeared to be a manager I had talked to previously said they didn't carry the beers I inquired about.
I went down the list: Weihenstephaner, Rodenbach Grand Cru, and any Trappist beers. Each time he said no, they don't carry it. I'm sure this is a flat out lie because I bought a Weihenstephaner Korbinian less than a week ago. And I'm almost certain they carry at least one Trappist beer (Chimay). If they were merely out of stock, he didn't even bother explaining that was the case. And it didn't even sound like he understood what I was saying or what I was pronouncing. Seemed like he was just trying to get me off the phone because it was too complicated for him to look for 3 beers. But I don't suggest doing business with them over the phone. As it is not a beer-centric establishment, everyone involved (both you and the employees) are just going to feel helpless and annoyed, and nothing will be accomplished.
They have a pretty good selection for the city, that's the shining upside to this store.
I'm not sure if I should put food as N/A since this is a supermarket, but they do have an enormous selection of very tasty, very healthy organic foods.
The beers are actually reasonably priced if not a little pricey. I believe the Weihenstephaner I got last week was $3-4, which is significantly cheaper than Beer Barn, where they sell it for something like $4-6.
All in all, a pretty good place to pick up some beers if you're stuck in El Paso for whatever reason.
03-03-2011 01:12:51 | More by ZenAgnostic
3.7/5 rDev +6.3%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
This is a supermarket, kind of filling the Whole Foods niche for a town which doesn't have one. Their fridge has one of the better selections in town, with both domestic micros and tasty imports. There's not a lot here, but what's here is good.
You can find Sam Smith, Chimay, Franciskaner and Stone, as well as Rogue, Avery, and so on with decent regularity. They typically carry about twenty different beers worth mentioning at one time. In addition, they have the regular macros and larger breweries' offerings (Boston, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada).
These come at a premium price for many--expect to pay seven or eight bucks for a 22 oz import--but there are few options out here for beer lovers.
04-28-2009 03:23:44 | More by aristeros
3.4/5 rDev -2.3%
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
This place has a relatively small selection, but what it has is pretty good. They keep a good stock of seasonal brews and usually have plenty of good stuff in year round. They even keep some rarer barley wines in stock. The taxes in El Paso mean things are pricier than in New Mexico, but since they carry beer that I haven't seen elsewhere it is a good store to hit up. Unfortunately they suffer from bad service. The place is also a grocery store, so don't expect to be able to get opinions or advice from the employees on your selection. On the plus side, they have plenty of food to go with your brews. Their cheese fridge is impressive and they also carry plenty of meats in the deli. Overall its better than a standard grocer, but just doesn't have enough selection to make it truly stand out.
10-18-2008 19:00:08 | More by Jyubei
3.7/5 rDev +6.3%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Ok...this is NOT a beer store. It's a health food store that has a decent selection of beers. It's literally just a grocery store that has some good beer. Having said that, they actually have decent beer and it's usually pretty cheap. If you're on the west side of El Paso, definitly check this place out, but if not, it's not really worth the drive. They almost always have Samuel Smith's, Lindemens, Youngs, Chimay, and Rogue. Good prices, limited selection (but most of that limited selection is good stuff.)
11-22-2008 19:38:59 | More by BrunoP84
El Paso Sun Harvest Farms in El Paso, TX
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.