Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Cracker Barrel

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

630 W Chisholm
Alpena, Michigan, 49707
United States

(989) 356-4721 | map

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by nota on 11-27-2005

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
2
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
0
View: Place Ratings | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 2
Photo of nicholasb
3.2/5  rDev n/a

When I first moved to the area, I went to the Cracker Barrel for beer because they had a nice selection, and until about a year ago, they were the only place in town to get Unibroue.

But the selection there has really waned as their sales philosophy seems to have shifted to focus almost exclusively to fine wine and cheeses.

You can still get Bell's session beers there, and they also carry Ayinger and Sam Smith, but forget about finding any big dank beers or Belgian styles.

I recently asked the proprietor about it, and he told me there weren't any plans to expand their beer offerings. He also told me he would be happy to special order Unibroue (if I committed to a full case).

You can find a decent sandwich at their deli, but there isn't much on the menu for vegetarians. Nevertheless, it's a pretty good place to go if you need to put together an hors d'ouevre for a party.

A far better source for wine than beer. (The owners have recently opened a wine and martini bar next door.)

 1,006 characters

Photo of nota
3.85/5  rDev n/a

Nice discovery I made while shopping in Alpena. If you are looking for beer made in Michigan they most likely will have it. The section for beer is small and crammed packed. I'm surprised at how many different beer they do have ( maybe 45). What I don't like is you need to buy full six packs and cannot split. I did buy a variety pack of Arcadia (3 each of 4 different beers) for $13.00! They are willing to order if you can't find what you are looking for. The sales clerk spent a lot of time with me looking for a beer. They have always been really friendly every time I have been in.

 587 characters

Cracker Barrel in Alpena, MI
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe