Pierce's Marketplace

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Pierce's MarketplacePierce's Marketplace

Type: Store

615 State Rd 136
Baraboo, Wisconsin, 53913-1065
United States

(608) 356-6671 | map

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Added by DaPeculierDane on 12-12-2005

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Reviews by botham:
Photo of botham
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Pierce's is the typical grocery store liquor section with a few more craft beer options. Upon entering, the liquor is at the left front corner of the store, next to the registers. All the craft beer is available in six-packs only (no singles), and all are kept at room temperature, minus a few easy to find options in the walk in cooler at the back. One can find normal lines for the typical Wisconsin breweries, like Capitol, Sprecher, Leinie's, Point, Tyranena, New Glarus and Central Waters, among others. Nothing stood out to this BA as something that was hard to find or exclusive to the area, but those from out of state will probably find a few offerings that are foreign to them.

Service is typical of a grocery store. Do not expect any employee to have a knowledge of craft beer or upcoming offerings, nor to see many people there seeking out craft beer offerings. The only positive about this place is that many Wisconsin breweries are offered in their full lines that one might not be able to find in a typical liquor store.

All together, the better option would be to head across town (a ten minute drive) to Viking grocery store, with a larger selection, single bottles and coolers for all the beer.

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Photo of Soneast
2.44/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3

They have beer. That's about all that can be said about Pierce's. No service to speak of, selection is OK for a grocery store, though freshness appears to be an issue. I'm in here fairly often for groceries, can't say I ever purchase any beer, though.

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Photo of wheatyweiss
2.55/5  rDev -9.6%

Decided to do the beerfly ratings so I have to rate my local places, since I cleared the selections long ago.

Walk-in cooler, not that you need that. Local selection is decent. Biggest complaint is the rotation. I've been going there for a few years and the rotation of available beers seems to not change. It's like they are under the fist of a distributor (probably C & H).

Anyway, they recently raised all of the New Glarus six packs a dollar. The bombers of Belgia Red and Raspberry Tart are up like two bucks. The bombers of Sprecher Reserve are up to like $14 plus, they were around $10. No one else in town has gone up close to this much. As a result I don't go there much. I do go for Sprecher four packs of the Brewmaster's Reserve, which are $6.49 and go on sale for $5.99 sometimes.

I go to Viking or Baraboo Liquors (a gas station) because they have kept the prices down on NG, which I buy a lot of.

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Photo of tpd975
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Stopped by as it is one of the few liquor stores listed in the Baraboo / Dells area.

The selection is not great, but what would you expect for a grocery store. They had the standard New Glarus brews though the prices were a bit more expensive than Viking.

They had Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart, but they too were a bit more expensive than Viking. They had New Glarus Apple Ale and Imperial Weizen.

Several offerings by Tyranena and Capital.

Overall not a bad selection with okay prices. I would drive the extra few miles for Viking though.

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Photo of emerge077
3.3/5  rDev +17%

Like the Dane said, a surprisingly good selection for a small town grocer. Beer is in the left-hand corner when you walk in. Sizeable shelves, maybe six rows high. Full lines from New Glarus, Sprecher, Capital, and Tyrenena. There were a couple NG unplugged, although not the very latest Berliner Weiss. I'm sure they will get it soon though.

No Tyrenena BGW series, there were a few of the Sprecher special release liters still available though. They were out of NG Raspberry Tart in the cooler, I didn't look for it on the shelf. Pretty much your standard import selection. I think there was a couple from Central Waters also, I left with a six of Capital Summer.

Better bottle selections near Wisconsin Dells: Viking in Reedsburg, Liquor Baron, Zinke's. We also stopped at the Downtowner on 3rd St. for a Spotted Cow while in town (best they had).

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.15/5  rDev +11.7%

Pierce’s Pick and Save has a pretty decent beer selection for a small, small town grocer. They carry a strong selection of Wisconsin craft brews including beers from New Glarus, Pioneer/Sand Creek, and Sprecher. Import selection is average with most of the focus on German breweries like Spaten. Prices are great and service is friendly but not knowledgeable or exceptionally helpful in any way. I wish they had a slightly more adventurous selection but what they have gets the job done when I’m in Baraboo.

Update: 4-9-06 - I've reduced the value to inexpensive and raised the selection score to 3.5 from 3 after picking up several one liter bottles of Sprecher Generation Porter, Barley Wine, and Barrel Aged Scoth Ale for only $10.99 a piece compared to the $16.99 or even $18.99 that I've seen them going for in Madison. What a deal!

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