Grapes & Grain
Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Erdinger2003:
3.05/5 rDev -20.4%
quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I called this place before getting into Milwaukee and they said they had a 4pack of Founder's breakfast stout and would reserve it for me. Then when I arrived they apologixed and said that it was a computer error and they were very sorry. I was outraged and felt betrayed at the chance for my first Breakfast Stout. Then the guy behind the counter went on to say how great it was and that he really enjoyed it.
Overall the selection was vast and very nice filled with all sorts of stuff from local to imports.
It was pretty reasonable considering I got the Allagash dubbel for just over $6.
07-03-2006 00:32:29 | More by Erdinger2003
More User Reviews:
4.35/5 rDev +13.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Grapes and Grain is one wonderful store. Every Saturday they do wine tasting in their tasting room with is seperated from the store when you first walk in.
The interior has a very nice, almost wine cellar type feel to it. It's got all wood racks and a wood floor with a lower level of lighting and from what I can tell, very good temperature. They know how to store this stuff.
The beer section is in the far back corner away from any light and isn't anything incredible impressive but they have their fair share of good beers. Leinies, Sprecher, Miller (and other 3.2 staples) with other typical Wisconsin micro-breweries and domestic ones as well.
I really like this place for the nice staff, good location, decent selection and fair pricing.
04-04-2009 15:10:16 | More by BeerFMAndy
4.2/5 rDev +9.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I travel to Wisc. about 4-5 times a year, since my wife grew up there and her whole family still lives there. Grapes and Grains is a staple every single time. The store is clean with wine in the front and beer in the back. There is even a wine and cigar tasting room before you walk into the store. It is a wine store first for sure, but the beer selection is excellent. All the locals, imports, and everything wisconsin can get their hands on. All the Stone, Bell's, New glaurs, Southern Tier, Smuttynose, and Victory beers you could want. The prices are about average, not too high. The service is good not great. I like to test the so called "beer guru" at about every place I visit. This one new her stuff, but had not tried every beer I quizzed her on. All and all this is a very good store. I will be in Mequon this weekend, and I will be visiting Grapes and Grains just after I get off the plane. Skal.
02-19-2009 20:41:48 | More by Gtreid
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Beer gal wasn't there, didn't really matter. I came looking for WI beers I can't get in IL.
Good selection of the locals, New Glarus, Central Waters, also Bells, good Belgians, selected singles of special micros, but not as many as I expected from previous reviews.
Was asked if I needed help, declined, everything was there in the back. Nice looking place. Pricing OK, can get regular stuff at Woodman's cheaper, no surprise. But worth it if you are in the area for the barrel aged Centrals and New Glarus Unplugeds. Would certainly go back if in the area.
05-25-2008 23:47:13 | More by robbyc1
4.55/5 rDev +18.8%
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
came upon this fine establishment on my way to a movie, and decided to swing in for a look. the interior is very clean and refined looking. you are greeted by a massive wine selection, with the beer tucked in the back of the store. great selection here.
imports: lots of single bottles, and many six packs that i have only seen in singles before. great selection of english and belgians.
micros: mainly six packs, but plenty of them. none are refrigerated.
macros: not much. the way it should be.
glassware: decent selection of some hard to find names. the best part is that they are free with the purchase of the matching beer! i picked up a single pint of Fuller's ESB, and got a free english nonic glass with the Fuller's Logo on it. it made my day.
08-04-2007 19:13:38 | More by botham
3.9/5 rDev +1.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Way on the north side in Mequon, Grapes & Grain is mostly just Grapes. It's clearly a wine-first store, with an email list updating people as they get new, exciting wines in stock. Tucked away in the back, though, is a very respectable beer selection. Supporting the (wrong) local brewery, they have a fridge dedicated to Sprecher alone. Unique amongst the beer stores around here is that they have a lot of refrigerated singles; most of their six-packs are at room temperature, though. Their selection is kind of maddening, as they have some beer that I've never seen at any other place around here, like Tyranena Ancient Aztalan Brown, and yet fail to carry many of the more standard micros. Still, they have a nice amount to choose from. The store itself is like a tomb and usually has only one or two employees working. Perhaps it's my quasi-homeless appearance, but they always seem slightly disturbed to see me and very hesitant to talk to me, let alone help me. I also got yelled at for bringing my 16 year old brother in with me. Reasonable prices, especially for a place that looks and seems so snooty.
07-13-2005 21:58:19 | More by battlekow
4.05/5 rDev +5.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Pretty damn good selection here, not the top in town by any means, but they carry a lot of domestic micros that most others have. Their import selection is no sham either however. A nice belgian selection. Prices are on par with others in town. This store itself is nice, hardwood floors, very modern, with an obvious focus on wine. The service is hit or miss. I have talked with some people who were very knowledgable about good beer, and some have been clueless. Good place to hit up if you are on the far north side of town
05-26-2005 03:08:37 | More by bnuttz
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5
This is a very nice place to go and spend and little bit of time in. They have a phenomenal wine and liquor seleection. The beer area is one of the finest in the Milwaukee Metro area. Not only is it very well organized, but it is a very classy and comfortable store. They have a very nice selection of belgians, including all the trappist ales (westy is hit or miss). Tons of Bells is available as well as all of our local craft brews. Overall, this is my favorite Saturday store! My wife even got me a gift certificate for my bday from here.
10-17-2004 02:33:27 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
2.15/5 rDev -43.9%
quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5
I would agree with fellow reviewers that Grapes & Grains is a classy store, the wine tasting room and overall design of the store is nice. This is the perfect store for a wine afficienado. However, customers who are interested in the selection of beer will be dissapointed. For example, I was looking for a rye ale and asked one of the clerks who could not help me other than to give me a blank stare. I then asked another clerk and he proceeded to look up rye ales in a book. In the end no rye ale to be found and no offer to ask their supplier.
On a positive note, the store has a nice selection of mainstream microbrews.
04-29-2003 15:17:37 | More by lampkins
4.35/5 rDev +13.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Grapes & Grain is a very classy, clean and well-organized store. The first thing you may notice when you walk through the door is the Tasting Room to your left. Separated by glass windows, this room features a serving bar in the back with several tall tables and chairs to accommodate guests. G&G is one of the few stores in the area that are afforded the luxury of providing onsite tastings. On a recent visit, I was informed of a free Bell’s tasting that would be occurring that weekend. Tastings are held regularly with the occasional discount on a featured product.
As you enter the store, there are about three or four aisles of wooden wine racks horizontally displaying several varieties— all neatly organized. None of them obscure the back corner of the store where you will find the ample beer selection. What they may lack in sheer volume is made up in selection. A vast array of microbrews (both local, regional and domestic), Belgian ales and imports can be found. Along the wall, a beer cooler contains macros and several quality microbrews. There also seemed to be an individual soda cooler dedicated to Sprecher beers & beverages. Hard liquor can be found along the back wall.
I was able to find individual bottles of some products that I could only purchase in larger quantities at other stores. This always comes in handy when opting to sample a new beer, rather than buying a six-pack of it.
They also have a small selection of specialty glassware, bar items, industry magazines and cigars for sale. There’s a walk-in room for the more expensive wines and ports, ect. The staff seemed friendly and helpful.
02-26-2003 14:02:34 | More by Winter
Grapes & Grain in Mequon, WI
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.