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Up and coming beer store in Hudsonville Mi.

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by MichPaul, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (770) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Verified

    Hey all! I may have found a nice little gem of a store close to me. Most around the GR area may have heard of Sicilianos. Don't get me wrong, this is not a knock on them, they are SPECTACULAR for what they do and I would rate them a 5 out of 5 as far as beer stores go. But I was surprised to see that they didn't carry any Dogfish Head at all. I am kind of new to craft beer and wanted to try some. I thought I was out of luck.
    I did the "Fish Finder" on Dogfish's site, and they showed this "AJ's" place. I stopped there after work today and was pleasantly surprised! Hey had about 5 different types of Dogfish Head beer, along with MANY other hard to find types! The clerk was eager to help and anxious to hear some suggestions of highly rated BA beers.
    It's a tiny little store, so I wouldn't go there expecting to be blown away by a selection, but I just wanted to give a shout out to a little store that seems to be trying to help.
    The clerk even pulled a few out from under the counter that he was excited about:
    Dogfish Head: 120 Minute IPA
    Dogfish Head: Worldwide Stout

    Even the prices were very competitive! So like I said, it was just a little place, really in kinda a strip mall type of place, but I was pleasantly surprised anyway.
    They don't seem to have a website yet, but here is a google page for them:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=4676+32ND+AVE,+HUDSONVILLE,+MI
     
  2. FINEBEERGUY

    FINEBEERGUY Aficionado (205) Michigan Aug 10, 2011 Verified

    You outed one of my favored little shops shhhhhh stop that everyone is going to buy all my good stuff.
     
  3. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (770) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Verified

    Ha ha ha! Too funny man! This crossed my mind, but as much as I enjoy craft beer, I can't help but share the news. :D I just went there and got 2 bottles of World Wide Stout. And hey, the more people hear the more they buy the more they can expand, the more beer they buy!!!
     
  4. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    gonna go check it out tomorrow, hoping they still have some 120 df, they didn't happen to have any three floyds beers did they?
     
  5. Jose2412

    Jose2412 Savant (250) Michigan Feb 25, 2012

    I just looked at that beer distribution map and it doesn't even look like three floyds distributes to Michigan
     
  6. DrDoitchbig

    DrDoitchbig Savant (395) Michigan Jun 6, 2009

    Unfortunately we don't get Three Floyds up here. Considering how much trouble they have meeting demand in the Chicagoland/NW Indiana area we probably won't for years, if ever.
     
  7. FINEBEERGUY

    FINEBEERGUY Aficionado (205) Michigan Aug 10, 2011 Verified

    That is correct they use to a long time (More than 5 years) ago. I have lots of Alpha King, and Robert The Bruce, they're my "normal" go to beer. founder26 BM me if you need some.
     
  8. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    just went there today and funny enough one of my old buddies/classmates from high school works there, picked up some DFH 90, asked about WWS and 120 it was 11 bucks a 12oz bottle, no thx lol
     
  9. Siciliano's not carrying Dogfish brews is not by choice. There are distribution issues that prevent anyone in Kent county from legally buying much Dogfish Head at all.
     
  10. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (770) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Verified

    Yup, I just went back there today and spent big money. Bought 2 bottles of the 120. :) What can I say....? I'm weak willed!!
    The guy at the counter (I'll have to find out his name) said he checked on "Plead the 5th" for me and he can't get it anymore. So we agreed "There is always next year"! He's a cool cat though, seems very willing to go out of his way to get what we might want. So please at least keep the suggestions coming to him! It benefits us all in the long run.
     
  11. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    his name is nate, if you go back in there tell him ron said hey he'll know what your talking about. damn thats crazy you bought 2 bottles but hey I know what you mean I have bought 2 bottles of better half @ 20 bucks a bottle!
     
  12. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (770) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Verified

    Alright cool Ron I'll tell him you said hi! Thanks for the info! Yeah, but Better Half is a little more highly sought after. I saw that line standing outside of Founders on the release date of that. CRAZY! But I know the big one is coming on the 10th... ;)
     
  13. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    yah I had no problem finding BH after the release, im just gonna trade it though for some three floyds and surly beers!