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Hy-vee

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 7.18%
[ Store ]

3801 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, Wisconsin, 53704
United States

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(Place added by: waffel on 10-30-2009)
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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.2/5  rDev +4%

I was surprised this place had releases like Oracle and Nemesis. While it does't have the broad selection of other places, what they do have is pretty solid. For staff of a store its type, I was impressed by the knowledge of the people there about beer. This place would be great in other places of the state, but the competition in Madison amongst beer stores is brutal. I would go here often if it were near me, but with the alternatives down there I don't know when I will go there again. On a side note, it isn't too far from Ale Asylum, so it does have that going for it.

MilwaukeeCrusher, Jan 13, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%

Hy-Vee is just a few miles from my house, unfortunately located on depressing eastern section of East Washington Ave.

Transplanted Iowa-ans rave about this place, and i'll admit, it's a well laid out grocery store that is bright, clean and well rotated. That said, i've never bought anything but beer here, and don't see that changing with all the other local options.

The liquor store doesnt compete with Woodmans in size, but its not filled with tragic figures and they do take credit cards, so thats nice.

There is a long wall of 4 and 6 packs that will feature everything you can get coming out of Wisconsin, as well as most of the regional and national brands you can find elsewhere.

Unlike the east-side woodmans, they do stock some of the rare releases - nemesis, kbs, bells 25th/oracle, three floyds stuff, etc.

There are a few doors of bombers - primarily new belgium, 3 floyds, and the like, but not really much in the way of singles unfortunately.

The walk-in cooler has bulk products and some randomly assorted belgians.

I dont typically go out of my way to come here and i'm rarely just driving by. Every time i've been in, i've been impressed though.

dirtylou, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of cullenvens
4.85/5  rDev +20%

I am a native Iowan living in Madison. Thus, I thoroughly enjoy seeing a fine Iowa establishment making its mark here. Hy-Vee has always been synonymous with quality, in Iowa, but with its newest addition in Wisconsin, it is poised to completely obliterate the market. This goes especially for the beer selection. The Hy-Vee crew has done an exceptional job picking out local favorites and some micros from across the states. I am thoroughly impressed with their eagerness to suggest a favorite or a quality selection.

Cheers!

cullenvens, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4/5  rDev -1%

The recently opened Hy-vee is set to give Woodmans East a run for its money and will also be saving me some trips to Steve's and Riley's. So far, I am impressed. Selection includes at least a beer or two from just about every brewery available in the Madison market, save a few very small Wisconsin craft breweries and some of the more rare imports. The layout is great with most beer nicely stored in coolers. A large walk in to the back of the store houses some bombers and nice Belgian 750s. Staff is very enthusiastic and eager to help and for now, their prices are the best in Madison. I imagine they are artificially low right now to capture market share since they are new but I am happy to take advantage of them while they last. I highly recommend Hy-vee to any Eastsiders and its reasonably close proximity to Hwy 94 (either the 151 or 30 exits) will make it a fine destination for folks traveling through looking for WI beers.

Update: Prices are now on par with other Madison retailers.

DaPeculierDane, Nov 11, 2009
Hy-vee in Madison, WI
91 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.