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4.85/5 rDev +16.9%
When you head into this Acme stay right and go toward the back. You will see in large lettering against the back corner wall "Beer Wine Liquor" and they are not lying. It's any BA's dream!
To the left side of this section is the beer and I have not seen a selection like this. When I lived in Cleveland I swore by the Giant Eagle on Biddulph Rd. They partnered with The Winking Lizard to feature a good portion of their brews and I swore it was a sort of Mecca for me. But this Acme selection wins in their sleep.
On either side of the aisle there are cooler shelves with 4, 6 and 12 packs and center aisle islands of some of the hardest to find microbrews, including some I have yet to find in a store or bar. It easily has the best selection of BA Top 100 reviews! I've seen nothing like it in Northeast Ohio!
I was happy to finally find La Fin Du Monde in a 4-pack for me and my friend. And made a mental list for my next 6-8 trips!
I was approached once, asking for help. Although I am not sure how helpful he would have been. Frankly, I don't care if Acme helps me. That's why I joined BA.
Thank you ACME!!!
12-17-2007 13:34:19 | More by LeftonJackman
4.35/5 rDev +4.8%
Quality/Selection: Acme had a fantastic selection of beers. The majority of beers were available in 6 packs, but there was a large selection of singles, both warm and cold. We found beers by Victory, Flying Dog, Stone, and the nearby Thirsty Dog, as well as several beers of the world. They also featured a premium rack with Belgian offerings (the Chouffe beers, Tripel Karmeliet, Abbaye des Rocs) along with quite a few Unibroues, the Rogue Morimoto Imperial Pilsner and Aventinus. With about 250 beers, the selection and quantity were both worthwhile
Service: Well, the service is about what I'd expect from a grocery store. There wasn't anybody really working in the beer section. The check-out people seemed to know what they were doing, if that means anything. Nothing outstanding, but not horrible either.
Certainly one of the best selections I've ever seen in a grocery store. A worthwhile stop for anyone who took the trip up to Thirsty Dog for a little beer to take home. If I'm in the Cleveland area again, I would return here to pick up even more beer.
03-25-2004 05:30:04 | More by beergeek279
4.3/5 rDev +3.6%
This Acme is located in the Fairlawn area of Akron in the West Market Plaza near I-77. Being a grocery store, the parking lot is plenty spacious. It is also only a short distance from some other good beer spots like Mustard Seed Market, World Market, Thirsty Dog and Winking Lizard.
I was simply blown away by the beer selection here. The beer section is in the rear of the store and is unlike anything I have seen in a grocery store. You can find beers from GLBC, DFH, Stone (they had the 7th), Moylan's, Avery, Bell's, etc. They even had a section devoted to Beligians and another to German beers. Other countries like Serbia were even represented. Truly impressive. The prices were good as well.
Another pleasant surprise was the service here. There was a nice woman keeping the area tidy and it appeared her job is to handle just this area. Kind of a beer stewardess. I recommend this place highly for anyone traveling to Akron or passing by Rt 18 on I-77.
01-26-2004 02:40:07 | More by Dogbrick
4.15/5 rDev 0%
Acme has the best beer selection of any supermarket that I have ever been in. I was very surprised to find the selection of beer that they had. The brands include Dogfish Head, Stone, Three Floyds, Victory, Rogue, Great Lakes and they even had imports, including select Belgians. The selection included over 150 craft selections. The quality of the beers were good. I did not notice any beers that had passed their drink by date. The grocery checkers were nice. The prices were reasonable when shopping by the bottle or by the six pack.
Overall this place is a must stop if in the Akron area, and is very close to both I-77 and to Thirsty Dog. If my fine legislators here in good old Pennsylvania would ever decide to allow sales in supermarkets, I would want my local supermarkets to be like Acme.
03-25-2004 06:14:29 | More by cupbeerman
4.03/5 rDev -2.9%
One of my usual stops when I go up to Fairlawn. Walk straight back and there is a giant sign that you cannot miss. They definitely keep it well stocked. I actually walked in there today and was surprised to see Green Flash(Barley Wine, Grand Cru, Imperial IPA) and also they just stocked some of The Bruery as well. The singles selection is also pretty good with the usual Great Lakes, Sierra Nevada, Bells, Founders, North Coast, Arcadia, Troegs, Victory, Brooklyn, Flying Dog, Breckenridge, Rogue, Dogfish Head, and more. Also Hoppin Frog was well represented including DORIS. The Acme up the road has a better selection of Belgian bombers and singles however. But overall this is still a worthy place that anyone should check out. Not too much in the way of service, but sometimes there is someone stocking beer when I go in and could be of assistance if need be. On the end of the cooler that houses the imports is where they keep the seasonals, and they are always up to date. When I went in last month they had plenty of Hopslam and also a couple Hopslam mini kegs at a good price. Definitely worth the stop if you are around.
02-21-2011 18:19:31 | More by superspak
4/5 rDev -3.6%
I walked through a massive assortment of wine and liquor before stumbling upon the beer aisle. You are flanked by two long coolers on the sides full of six packs and bombers. The middle of the aisle has four-sided islands with a wide assortment of Belgians, hard to find German beers, and quality American breweries like FFF and Alesmith. Overall, the selection was at least as good as West Point Market, if not better, and included some beers that I had yet to encounter. It seems that some of their beer sits for a bit, as some bottle shad some dust, and I was able to find some older seasonal beers (FFF Alpha Klaus and some pumpkin) and a 2002 J.W. Lee Harvest Ale. Prices are on par for the Akron area. I spent plenty of time in the beer aisle and was not asked for assistance, but there were plenty of employees in the immediate vicinity that were available if needed. This may be my new favorite beer store.
03-25-2006 16:53:19 | More by klewis
Acme in Akron, OH
92 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.