Giant Eagle

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27264 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, Ohio, 44070
United States

(440) 777-3100 | map

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Added by BuckeyeNation on 12-27-2005

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3.7/5  rDev 0%

In answer to AltBock's question, I was the one to add this Giant Eagle to BeerFly (it was Dogbrick who did the actual adding I guess). I did it because I too was pleasantly surprised by what I found on my recent trip home to Ohio for Christmas.

This store is just down the road from my in-laws and is the one that we visit whenever my wife and I are in town. I'll dispense with the usual descriptions of parking, store layout, etc, since that should be obvious to anyone who's been in a relatively new grocery store lately. I'm guessing that's most of you.

The beer is in the front right-hand corner of the store in a large, walk-in cooler as well as on refrigerated and unrefrigerated shelves adjacent to it. I occured to me to add this store to the database and to do a review since it seems as thought the selection of good beer has improved dramatically since my last visit. I lost my more detailed notes, but here is a partial sampling of the good beer to be had:

Stone (Arrogant Bastard, Smoked Porter), Avery (Hog Heaven, White Rascal), Victory (Storm King, HopDevil, Golden Monkey), Bell's (Two Hearted, Kalamazoo Stout, Porter, Amber), Ommegang (Rare Vos, Hennepin, Three Philosophers), Three Floyds (Alpha King, Robert the Bruce), Youngs (several), Rogue (numerous), Stoudt's (several), Great Lakes (everything! of course), Boulder (Mojo IPA, Hazed & Infused), Snake River (Pale Ale), Thirsty Dog (various). All that and 4-packs of Duvel!

I don't recall the prices relative to what I usually pay, which tells me that they were at least reasonable. Everything that I picked up looked fresh from the brewery (where dates were given), a definite plus. Service is a tough one; I didn't expect any beer-specific service, didn't ask for any and didn't get any.

I will definitely make it a point to stop by this Giant Eagle whenever I'm in North Olmsted. On that occasion, I picked up a hyper-fresh sixer of Two Hearted, a sixer of Mojo and a few 750s of Ommegang. And to think that I just popped in for milk and razors.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

When I first saw that this Giant Eagle had been added, I thought to myself who was crazy enough to add this place to BA? The last time I went there, there was nothing there except macros and a few Ohio beers. So today I decided to go here for myself to check the beer selection and see if they changed anything at all. Well, let's just say that changed a whole lot from the last time.

They still had that beer walk in cooler with mostly macors, some Shiner, Great Lakes, Thristy Dog, and some imports like Spaten and Boddingtons. What really changed was the outside wall before you go into the beer cooler. The shelves were full of wonderful micros like Harpoon, Victory, Stoudt's, 1 style of beer from Founders, 3 Floyds, Allagash, Stone, Ommegang, Rogue, Avery, and Dogfish Head. I thought their imported craft beers were a little lackluster. It only consisted of O.K. Beer, Ayinger, Salvator, Young's, Gulden Drakk, and some Indian beers. To me they should have switched the micros with the macros, by putting the micros in the walk in beer cooler and the macros outside for easy access.

The service is the same here as any other big grocery store any where else, hard to find someone unless you go to the checkout. I also doubt that would have anyone here that could help you with the beer purchase.

Overall a good grocery store with plenty of beer choices and is in walking distance of Minotti's.

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Giant Eagle in North Olmsted, OH
Place rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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