Whole Foods Market
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
4.65/5 rDev +16.8%
Great place, I'll go there twice a week to get some beer. They have a decent amount of beer, but I think that most than quantity is their beer selection and quality of service. Jeff the beer manager is very friendly and always happy to help. He knows detailed information of all the beer he has up there and will have an honest opinion on every beer they have available. He can give you direction if you have a particular style you like or help you find out the best selections in his opinion, everything has been great. They will keep the selection updated with seasonal crafts.
Some times Jeff can throw in some beer sampling before you decide what beer to take or sometime just because he already had a bottle open. Great!
09-29-2008 03:35:24 | More by Albinoh
4.5/5 rDev +13.1%
I want to preface this by saying that I am a bit biased when it comes to this particular Whole Foods and the people who work there.
I think that the people at the store are fantastic. Jeff (The Beer Manager), Dave and the rest of the folks working there are friendly, welcoming, and are very knowledgeable! If you do decide to go for a brew, you should stay for the conversation! I owe these folks quite a bit for my beer knowledge and experiences as I found this place just after discovering my love of craft beer. They are always willing to give an honest opinion and to sample their available products (As an example, I recently got to try Burton Baton before buying it). These people are true ambassadors for, and of, craft beer!
The beer section is in a small corner of the store but is quite broad. Offerings include a range of Bells, Dogfish Head, Stone, Victory, Troegs, Oskar Blues, various Belgians (Chimay, Orval, Kasteel, etc.), and a broad selection of 22s. Jeff constantly updates the available inventory and pushes to get as many new products as possible. Consequently, the selections rotate often so the shelves never look the same way twice.
I highly recommend this store, the beer selection is great and the people that work there are even better!
03-14-2008 21:15:47 | More by L4t3rg4t3r
3.55/5 rDev -10.8%
This the Whole Foods location that I most often frequent whenever we are passing up through the Nor VA area (as it's close to the Sweetwater location that we enjoy too).
Selection does seem to flucuate depending on the visit. Often times, the wall of big bottles will be stocked with great stuff and the six pack selection is average or vice versa. On our most recent visit there wasn't that many new big bottles but they were flush with six-packs of everything new that Bell's had out at the moment. I always seem to find something good here though and they do pack in a good amount of brands for the amount of shelf space that they have dedicated to beer. They also have a small singles shelf that actually sometimes gets stocked with some pretty decent stuff like seasonals.
I can't really comment on service as I've never really sought anyone's help nor have I ever been asked if I needed any. Prices are reasonable (especially for the area) and are about on par with what I would pay in MD for singles, six-packs, and bombers.
I'm sure that other Whole Foods in the area may have a better selection than this one but heh, I'm from PA. I'm just thrilled to be able to buy some great beer in a grocery store.
11-26-2007 17:50:06 | More by Kegatron
3.9/5 rDev -2%
Stopped in after the long drive south and left a quite happy to say the least. A whole foods is a whole foods so you know the setup. Nice and clean with a small section allocated just for beer. Many fantastic selections located at this establishment. I was standing in front of the cooler for probably ten minutes before I picked something out.
Stocked with your normals, Brooklyn, DFH, Victory, Stone, Smutty, Bear Republic, Weyerbacher, etc. But I was pleasently surprised to find Bell's, Troegs, West Coast, Firestone, and Delirium. Locals included Star Hill and OD. I was very surprised to see Cape Ann, which is local to me in Ma. They had a nice selection of bombers and sixpacks and a rack for singles which I pillaged. A very decent selection for a grocery store, but Whole Foods usually does a good job here and with the quality of the beer. German, English, and Belgian beers were lacking to say the least (besides delirium and chimay).
The lady who helped me get a box so that I could take a home a case of Nugget Nectar ($8.99 for a 6pk!!!!) wasn't very nice and actually a bit rude, though she did acquiese to my request. But it was later in the evening and I bet she was a bit tired from working all day. All decent prices. The mix 6pk. that I got was just rung in as a 6pk of OD ($7.99) Excellent...
04-07-2007 15:25:04 | More by bjohnson
4.65/5 rDev +16.8%
For the shelf space allocated, the selection here is pretty good. A range of domestic craft brews and imports. Probably better on the domestics than the imports, upon reflection.
What I really like about this place is the beer manager. I chatted with him this evening and he said that, unlike most Whole Foods, they invite patrons to break sixers as they encourage sampling. How great is that? Plus, he's a hophead and very knowledgeable.
While the selection may be a bit smaller than Vienna, I'll return here whenever I'm in the area as I really like the opportunity to buy individual bottles.
04-07-2006 01:17:22 | More by brentk56
4.2/5 rDev +5.5%
Sizeable beer selection in the back corner of the store. Numerous domestic micro six-packs in a cooler, along with some import sixers and a few larger single bottles. Singles rack for micros is a nice touch (bottles are $1.49 each). About a fifty foot section of the back wall is stacked with sixers and many hard-to-find singles, like Russian River and Bear Republic, as well as Belgians and east coast breweries. Compared to my hometown Whole Foods (which, to be fair, has much less floor space), this is amazing. I'm quite impressed.
11-04-2005 02:39:00 | More by ElGordo
4.5/5 rDev +13.1%
Not quite as large a selection as the store in Clarendon and blown away by the Vienna location, but you'll not be disappointed by the selection in the least. The local biggies all make an appearance: Dogfish Head, Victory, Old Dominion, Troegs, etc. Good import and West Coast selection as well, but there's more of an emphasis on the regional goodies. Prices are reasonable, with some beers being placed on sale for really great prices (and not because they are old either). The current beer manager for the store, Jeff, is an incredibly friendly guy and will bend over backwards to get what you want (and without you asking him to).
Select singles are available, but I'm not certain if breaking of all 6ers are allowed.
09-21-2003 02:50:07 | More by ManekiNeko
Whole Foods Market in Falls Church, VA
90 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.