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Reviews by Realale:
4/5 rDev -8%
Update: 2/24/07: Was in the store on Saturday afternoon, and the selection seemed somewhat smaller than before. I also noted more out of code products, so pay attention. The place was absolutely slammed, so perhaps they just haven't had time to restock shelves from Friday night.
Really nice selection in this truly unique big box retailer. Beer occupies a full aisle (both sides with stacks of largely macrostuff down the center of the aisle). There is also a partial wall of coolers with a bit more than one door's worth dedicated to craft beers, though all of this was duplicated on the warm shelves as well.
There was a nice selection of both domestic and foreign craft beers, with the domestic having a distinct edge. There were a few out-of-code bottles noted, but these were largely in the "make your own six" sections and Great Lakes products, which have a notoriously short "best by" date. Producers have been noted ad nauseum, so I'm skipping that bit. I found a couple of beers here (Rodenbach being a particularly pleasant surprise) that were not at Bailey's, but the converse was also true.
Service was miraculous given the crowd in the wine and beer section of the store. I hit it about 2:30 on a Saturday afternoon. I was asked on two occassions if I needed any help, and was quickly given an empty wine box to help schlep all the 750 mls and bombers I was buying. Well done, but the help (I only saw one person working the whole beer and wine section) was definitely stretched to breaking.
Quality of beers sampled seems fine so far, but it's a notch below Bailey's Beverage which keeps much more of the stock cold. It is worth checking dates too, as a few out of code products were noted. Well worth the trip and fighting the crowds. Personally, I'll hit Bailey's first for the more laid back atmosphere, and the better storage, then the Anderson's to see if I missed anything. Prices between the stores were largely identical, or within a few cents one way or the other.
02-27-2006 03:50:46 | More by Realale
More User Reviews:
4.79/5 rDev +10.1%
Very friendly staff that offered to help me find whatever I needed. The staff was also very knowledgeable about the different types of beers. Very good selection better than the Anderson's market in Sylvania. Honestly, probably the best place to get Craft Beer in all of Toledo.. Singles were a little pricey, but not overly so. I have gone back multiple times and will continue to do so.
10-17-2013 17:48:48 | More by Storm21
4.94/5 rDev +13.6%
This is the greatest place I have ever been too for beer. Upon entering the beer section, Which is damn near 5 aisles in length, You are surrounded by almost anything you could possibly imagine at very fair prices. Six-packs, over 800 different single bottles to choose from, A walk-in cooler filled with keg-can's of beer that I have never even heard of.
The atmosphere is great and the beer area manager is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. If you can't find it, He will find it for you in a matter of seconds. They still of course have your usual InBev products but they're kept to a minimum. this place is all about the craft's.
I only wish it were closer to me, As I live in Michigan. This place knows how to market and sell beer. I guarantee you will never leave here empty handed, Or just with one full mix-a-six.
01-26-2013 00:56:33 | More by SometimesIfart
The Andersons in Toledo, OH
95 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.