Giant Eagle

6 Ratings

Type: Store

1700 Norton Road
Stow, Ohio, 44224
United States

(330) 342-9995 | map

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Added by becktone on 03-29-2006

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by JNewbs:
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2.73/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3

Located at the junction of Norton/Seasons Road and Rt 91 in between Stow and Hudson, this is my regular stop for groceries and beer. The selection is decent for a grocery store. They carry a large amount of Hoppin Frog, the typical belgian/trappist lineup, and a random assortment of other craft and international beers. If I were to give two beefs about this place they would be:

1) Their beers are literally always the same. There isn't much rotation except for the standard seasonals.

2) Who in the world do you talk to about the beer, and potentially ordering in some new stuff?

All told, I will stop here if I am already picking up groceries, like another reviewer has said, but I go to North End Market if I want to find something interesting.

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Photo of darksquare
2.48/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of wlhagan3
3.7/5  rDev +22.1%

This Gaint Eagle has been remodeled to keep up with the times. The beer/booze/wine areas have been updated as well. They have a good selection of regional offerings - GLB, Hoppin Frog, Thirsty Dog, etc... It is a good place to pick up standards from the above but don't look for speciality items or rare seasonals. Example: I have not seen Stone VE 10.10.10 here. The seasonals from GLB seem to fly off the shelves here. I have had a hard time getting O'fest and Christmas regularly here. One day it is there and the next it is gone. Overall, pretty selection for a grocery store.

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Photo of CDBeerDisappear
2.85/5  rDev -5.9%

Being a grocery store you can't mix sixes but other than that they have quite good selection ( especially for a grocery store). If I'm looking for something specific I don't go here but if I'm grocery shopping anyway I always find something worth picking up. They have locally brewed Hoppin' Frog, Thirsty Dog and Great Lakes plus many others: Flying Dog, Shiner, Dogfish Head, Bell's, Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Abita. Service is non-existant, definitly not a place to talk beer but the selection makes it a worthwile stop.

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Photo of PBRstreetgang
3.4/5  rDev +12.2%

Right on the corner of a major intersection, and of course plenty of parking. A very clean and well-maintained store. Large walk-in cooler and dry shelf outside.

They have Great Lakes, but carry no other local brewery, they have Guiness but no Murphy's; the focus here is obviously on craft beer that will sell. But they do manage an impressive array or beer including rare imports and domestic seasonals.

For the most part the prices are fair. The overpriced stuff is expensive everywhere. The bargains are plentiful as well, probably because they know someone like me will buy Ommegang Three Philosophers for under $6.

On the odd accasion you should run into the beer manager, its possible they know something about beer. Otherwise forget about asking someone for help.

Giant Eagle is open when most other stores are not, so this is often the only option for craft beer. But the stock is always fresh, they usually have a decent selection, and there is probably a store close-by, so perhaps it is not a bad alternative.

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Photo of becktone
3/5  rDev -1%

Giant Eagle has the best selection of craft beer, in terms of Grocery Stores in Stow. The selection, in my opinion, is much better than that of Acme in Stow. Among the various craft and micro brews that I have seen there are: Arrogant Bastard, Stone Smoked Porter, Hennepin, Three Philosophers, Rare Vos, Ommegang(Abbey Ale) and Ommegang Witt. They also have Brews from Three Floyds, Victory, Sierra Nevada, and Great Lakes. Although I have never tried any of the beers from pyramid they carry some of that as well. They also carry a good supply of Duvel, any time I need it and don't want to go far, well...there you go. If you don't want to go to Kent to visit Riverside or 101 Bottles then I recommend Giant Eagle over Acme. In my opinion they carry more of a micro/craft beer variety.

As for service, it is quite normal in terms of a grocery store. Its your average Supermarket. However, if you want to talk beer with someone there I'm going to assume that you'll be quite dissapointed. You'll probably end up knowing more about beer than the employees. Therefore in relation to other beer stores service is diminished. If you want to try a new style of beer and are not sure what might be good, the employees of the store are probably not going to be much help.

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Giant Eagle in Stow, OH
Place rating: 3.03 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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